This version of the Elantra was a well-rounded competitor with rankings near the top of our small-sedan Ratings. An easy car with which to live, the Hyundai combines nimble handling with comfort and a well-controlled ride. The car also offers a neatly laid out and well-equipped interior. However, the coupe-like stylling dictates a beltline that swoops upward toward the rear. This can impede the view to the rear quarters.
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There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2013 Hyundai Elantra owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Backup camera stopped working - Only showed a blank screen. Dealer replaced the camera and associated electronics"

Michael B., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"backup camera quit working at 103000 miles. I purchased and installed a new camera and that solved the problem."

Anonymous, OH (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"intermittent failure of backup camera to come on which seems to be worse in cold weather or when the car is cold."

Thmas W., NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Ongoing problems with backup camera failure. 4 visits to dealer, 6 days without use of vehicle while at dealer, and 6 weeks for replacement camera installation"

Linda H., TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Camera gave distorted view right from the start and failed completely after about a year. Replaced under warranty May 2015"

George N., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Backup camera would show no image when in reverse. Hyundai covered this under warranty by replacing the backup camera"

Chris S., NS (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Backup camera failed around 25000 K. replaced under warranty"

John S., BC (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"PDC front sensors failed"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Camera stopped working just before the 100,000 mile extended warranty. It was covered by the warranty, but newer versions of the extended warranty would not cover it."

Anonymous, MI (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Backup camera quit working. Had to be replaced."

Anonymous, IA (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
CD player

"CD player broke - was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"stopped working"

James P., FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Inconsistently accepting cds"

Anonymous, NE (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen difficult to see

"Can Not See It When It Is In The Sun Light OR When The Inside Temp. Is Higher That 80 Degrees. Washes Out!"

Gregory Y., TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Far inferior display to my Garmin GPS. Details are too small to be easily seen. Main route needs to be much more alient and indicated in 3D, as with my Garmin. Very difficult to see in sunlight"

George N., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Not enough contrast, especially in bright daylight"

Anonymous, AR (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

"Same issue - Dealer replaced the backup camera and electronics in the screen"

Michael B., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"After 1-2 hours driving in rain, gauges except tach stop working"

Anonymous, NB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It was really frustrating to have the display freeze, and then reboot. I was unable to use many features: streaming podcasts, phone, navigation, etc."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Couldn't input or get data out of the unit."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"Back up camera"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Faulty connection."

Anonymous, TN (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"As I was driving to work, with the radio playing in the back ground, I suddenly heard a pop come from the radio. Instantly the display went black, and the unit would not turn back on. I did not have any aftermarket speakers/devices connected to it."

Matthew B., PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"THE CENTER DISPLAY FOR RADIO & OUTSIDE TEMP DISPLAY STARTED TO FADE OUT WHEN INSIDE TEMPS WENT ABOVE 100* HAD DEALER REPLACE DISPLAY AT A $250.00 COST"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The radio just dies. It has to be reset by pulling the fuse (to depower it) and replacing it."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The display screen quit working. Had to bring it to the dealer."

Anonymous, IA (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Did not communicate from the car to the source device"

E D., MB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Apple iPod gets stuck on the Hyundai screen and does not play. After a couple minutes, audio reverts back to radio or CD."

Anonymous, HI (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"New i Phone 8 will not play music or audia books thru car speakers."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Hardware replacement

"Head unit stopped working and had to be replaced. Expensive and not covered by warranty."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The touchscreen system is almost unusable. Pressing the screen sometimes does not have an effect, or, a neighboring key is entered making its use for navigation very difficult. We have tried to use a soft stylus for entries but this only helps a bit. Dealer attempted recalibration, no effect. It's out of warranty so we are stuck"

Anthony W., FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"very difficult to enter addresses, skips to other letters except one touched"

Anonymous, VT (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Nav system keyboard number pad malfunction, unable to input street address numbers correctly"

John C., CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Touchpad doesn't register what is entered properly"

Anonymous, KS (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Would not let me enter a new destination"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Would not accept input or added extra digits to addresses entered."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The most annoying problem with our GPS is that we can't get it to leave daylight savings time. We could override the time from the satellites but we prefer the minutes to be accurate if not the hours. The GPS also loses itself at times but it recovers sooner or later. That seems to happen in downtown areas most frequently where we're needing it's guidance. We have NOT ever bought new maps for the GPS because the last time I checked they cost as much as an add-on GPS which would come with automatic map & traffic updates. Our unit doesn't have traffic updates. Fortunately our Android phones help us out with most of these problems."

Glen G., MO (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Gave erroneous locations, stopped working. Needed to be relpaced"

Michael M., NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Navigation is haywire. It doesn't know where it is and does not recognize properly when screen is touched to enter information. Cannot be repaired. Is part of sound system so $1100 minimum to replace.. That is not possible for me with my limited income."

Elaine R., SC (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The main problem is that we're not going to pay $150 for a map upgrade when we could get a good GPS device (with free map updates) for less than that. Other than that, though, this GPS seems to get confused easily like it's having problems finding a signal from one of the satellites at times, even when we're on roads that existed back in this map version. These days we almost always use our phones for navigation."

Glen G., MO (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The touch screen would not allow you to put a correct address into it. It would not line up with the numbers or letters. It would give you numbers or letters next to what you actually pressed."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Touch screen is off and frequently enters incorrect numbers or letters. Voice commands not usually understood by car."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"System failed by wrong responses to pressed buttons, e.g. showed anything but "g" when "g" button pressed"

Marc C., FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Hard to use GPS. Keeps resetting to wrong states, etc"

Music K., IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Hard to use GPS"

Music K., IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The worst navigation system I have ever used. Gives wrong directions and doesn't have streets that have existed for at least 10 years. 2 upgrades provided no improvements. I stopped using the system due to inaccuracies and now I use my phone for nav"

Linda H., TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Touch pad doesn't register what is touched and it takes forever to enter addresses. When you touch a letter or number some other unrelated letter or number displays. It takes several tries to get the correct character to display"

Chelcie W., OH (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Touch screen is inaccurate. Voice commands never seem to work for me, even after a tutorial."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Didn't work at all. Had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Not able to set up radio channels without much difficulty. Navigation system sporadic."

Anonymous, (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Input into the GPS does not coincide with that which displays. Example: select a number or letter and different one appears. Makes system un-usable. VERY disappointed when I was told only solution was $2200 replacement."

Anonymous, (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"The system is very inconsistent and some times takes up to four tries before it recognizes what I want to do. IE Call Name, then the system says must agree to use navigator, then the system says tell us what you want to do, then you might have to tell it call name multiple times before it does what you want it to do"

Dennis B., MO (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Pairing with more than one phone worked intermittently. Also frequently did not pair before we were moving"

E D., MB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Does not let me pair my phone"

Susan S., NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"After an update at the dealership for the Bluetooth, it stopped functioning properly. Attempted to fix it several times and still does not work"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Could only talk 15 minutes, then phone conversations would be dropped. Hyundai knew it was a manufacturing problem, but not recall worthy. Car was in dealer a few times, but not able to fix - ha ha! They replaced, but I had to pay partial amount even though it was admittedly a factory/design issue"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Looses pairing"

Stephen G., OH (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"This has been a continuing problem with this car. We have fairly new LG & Samsung phones & the car is undependable in regards to pairing with them. Sometimes it has problems when the phone is in direct line-of-sight to the unit & no more than 5 feet away from it. The unit should have a priority order in which to choose with which phone to pair but that has never worked. We've had NO problems connecting these phones to other devices, including rental cars that we've gotten for various reasons. We REALLY miss the bluetooth that was in our 2009 Elantra. Phone numbers had to be entered manually into that system but, then, we'd be better off doing that here. This system doesn't adapt to the way we say names at all so WE have to adapt to IT to get it to call the people with whom we want to talk. We've talked to a Hyundai dealer's repair department about this but they said that the unit would probably need to be replaced."

Glen G., MO (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The majority of the time the car will not pair with the phone correctly for playing music. Pairing for making phone calls works fine."

Anonymous, VA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It turned out that all of the problems previously mentioned were due to a bad fuse which I was able to replace myself."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Randomly drops Bluetooth pairing"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealership updated bluetooth software and then the android phone I own would no longer pair with the blue tooth. Its an annoyance that I just haven't taken the time to fix."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Bluetooth stopped working mid-2016. My iPhone will not pair with the Hyundai radio. Was told by the Hyundai dealer that they needed to install a brand new head unit in order to resolve the problem. Otherwise, the sound system and radio work just fine."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to have AT&T resolve the problem by going around the back door fix"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The phone pairing has been horrible in this car. We wish that we could get back the Bluetooth system that we had in our 2009 Elantra. It was MUCH better than the one in this car. We tried to get it fixed over a year ago but the fix didn't help at all. The Bluetooth is VERY slow to pair with a phone and it totally ignores the Priority of devices & only tries to re-connect to the last device to which it had connected. If you want it to connect to another device then you have to do that manually and then it won't leave the new device. We've recently replaced our previous 3 smartphones with newer smartphones (and all 6 phones paired easily with other Bluetooth devices) but the new phones don't work any better with the Bluetooth system than our old phones did. This car seems to need more maintenance than our other cars ever needed (especially for needing new tires) but overall it hasn't been a bad car. But the Bluetooth problems here will make me consider other brands of cars in the future."

Glen G., MO (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The bluetooth will simply drop its connection during long timed phone calls often."

Stephen H., IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"phones lost pairing with car and would not reset"

Anonymous, RI (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Phone pairing is sporadic, slow and sometime skips pairing. Two phones is useless trying to connect. Bluetooth for the tablet is not worth the effort; I just connect it with a 6mm cord"

E D., MB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Phone keeps unpairing"

Music K., IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Phone doesn't pair well, keeps unpinning"

Music K., IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"this has broken 3 times and the entire head unit had to be replaced. It takes 2-4 hours of sitting at the dealership each time"

Anonymous, UT (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It doesn't pair to car from iPhone 5. The stupid part u have buy out dated Hyundai cable 30 pin. Doesn't work with 8 pin"

Steven Y., NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I found that when I tried to make a call, the number was dialed but I could not hear or speak to the recipient of the call"

A S., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Phone pairing stopped working altogether and I had to have the entire unit replaced"

Robert M., CO (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Phone just quit pairing with Bluetooth. Dealer replaced entire system, including GPS"

David B., IA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car will initially pair with phone but will lose connection after about 30 minutes and fail to reconnect"

Kelly Z., KY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Phone pairing keeps going out when I update my iPhone. I presently can get calls in but need to dial to place calls them my system will work"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The phone pairing has never worked as described and has been undependable at best. There's supposed to be a priority order for the car connecting to devices but that's never worked as described (or as it worked in our 2009 Elantra). The car either connects to the same phone that it has last connected or it doesn't connect with any phone at all, until we manually start a connection. Some phones will work fine for awhile and then suddenly can't connect to the car for a few days but then can connect again later on. We've had at least 8 phones during the time that we've had this car and the connection problems have happened with all of them as far as I remember. None of these phones ever had problems connecting to any other devices. Sometimes even when the phone DOES connect, there are still problems. I've tried to call someone shortly after getting in the car but it will tell me that it can't call at the moment because it's still downloading the Contacts list (which isn't that large for any of these phones). After a few minutes then I'll be able to make my call. Fortunately this doesn't seem to have blocked anyone calling us. We so wish that we could have the Bluetooth system that was in our 2009 Elantra instead of this one. It didn't download contacts or anything like that but it was so much more dependable than the current system."

Anonymous, MO (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"Radio wouldn't turn on"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio stopped working when the dealer fixed the backup camera and wouldn't cover the cost of repair under warranty."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Cuts out"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Sound stopped working"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"radio 'crashed' at 4000 miles. Took into dealer who reset it by pulling out/reinserting the fuse and said it was a normal malfunction. At approx. 42000 miles the radio 'crashed' again. I took back to dealer who said radio could not be fixed. Alth"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"In extreme heat in AZ the radio stops working, when cooled it again starts to work"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"failed to function intermittantly"

Norman S., AB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Antenae in rear window did not work, brought it back twice"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio just froze and then stopped working all together"

Darrin V., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The radio stopped working altogether"

Anonymous, AR (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Very difficult set up channels. Electronic problem."

Anonymous, (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel controls

"Buttons for telephone were sticking or not functioning. This has passed and they work OK now."

Laurin O., AB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Using any of the steering wheel audio device controls sometimes causes the car to go into voice command mode."

Anonymous, HI (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Busted fuse on power steering"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The cruise controls have become intermittent in function - sometimes they work fine and sometimes they wont set the speed."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"press volume control to raise volume and it lowers the volume. press volume control and it goes to the telephone"

Joe K., KY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Cruise Control in steering wheel doesn't seem to work for me. Haven't read the manual on how to work it but labels look pretty self-explanatory"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The cruise control won't "set" -- we've noticed this on long trips after turning off the engine and starting up again. It sometimes lasts for half an hour or more, but finally "sets" again. Very annoying"

Chelcie W., OH (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio control malfunctions, performing a radio function other than that assigned"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Seems to be a Gremlin in the steering controls. Just sporadic issues so hard to fix"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"cruise control doesn't always work"

Anonymous, NV (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

"never worked and I stopped using"

Anonymous, RI (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"does not recognize certain words or sometimes need to repeat commands 2 or more times"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Most of the time it takes multipal times to get the system to work the way it was designed. It continually tells me it is not in a workable mode to use the blootooth phone system. Is un USble with sun roof open"

Dennis B., MO (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"We really only use voice commands to make phone calls. There are more options that I guess we could use but our experiences with them haven't been consistent enough for us to continue to use them. The big problem for use is that it's not very good at understanding what we're saying. It certainly has never adapted to the way that we say things. We've learned that we have to pronounce all names the way it says them if we want it to choose any names that are even similar to what we want. It also seems to be very sensitive to background noises that are occurring as we're driving. It does the worst job when we're not driving and/or when there is very little background noise. I've had to roll down my window to increase the background noise level before I could get it to recognize my commands. And if there's too much background noise then it's undependable, too. Again, the system that was in our 2009 Elantra was much more dependable for voice commands than this one is. Granted that there were many less names in the 2009 Contacts list that it could choose from but it seemed to adapt to the way we said things better and it seemed to adjust better to background noise."

Anonymous, MO (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Breaks needed to be repaired including have a disk replaced after only 3 years of use"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"ABS system failed on a trip. Sensors had to be replaced."

Anonymous, GA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Noise and vibration on moderate braking"

Anonymous, ME (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rain or too much moisture affects the brakes. When the brakes are applied in those conditions there is too much noise and the performance of the brakes is degraded"

Anonymous, AR (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"The rear rotors are wearing oddly. The dealership checked on warranty coverage and replacing the calipers will be covered. The rotors and pads may not be covered"

Laurin O., AB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Broken caliper"

Anonymous, QC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers sticking or frozen within first 6000 miles."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"slider bolts seized"

Anonymous, NB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The clipers creatd a problem early after taking posession of the car and it took the garage a long time to isolate and correct it"

John G., QC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Problem resolved with replacement."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"For some reason, it seems that the Hyundai brakes wear faster than other brands of cars I have had in the past."

Anonymous, WI (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"In mid 2018 I took my vehicle to a mechanic for routine maintenance. At that time the mechanic indicated that when he checked my brakes that he felt they needed to be prepared. He assured me that my brakes were worn and should be repaired. That repair was completed in less than 1/2 day."

Anonymous, MN (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal mileage driven."

Charles S., PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"98% brake wear on both front and back brakes."

David C., NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Both front and rear brake pads needed to be replaced"

Steven S., WI (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced the rear brake pads when I went to rotate tires which is a normal procedure. Tire dealer recommended that the rear brake pads were worn,"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Detected in early March and had a brake job done in mid April"

Anonymous, SK (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Iam not the cars primary driver so dont recall when or how we noticed a brake problem but we did and got new brakes"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"Took three tries to repair. I suggested cable was seized, but they replaced the caliper and modified the pads. I left the dealership, felt the brake dragging, pulled into a nearby lot and did a 360 (it was winter). Went back and they replaced the c"

Anonymous, NS (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Parking brake system uses a lever to move the piston against the rotor. This prevents the pad from retracting when the parking brake is released. The brake pads stick in the caliper bracket. This is not a problem with parking brake inside the rotor hat."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Problem resolved when brakes were repaired"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Brakes needed to be replaced at 45000 miles"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I had to a complete brake job at 110,000 km"

John B., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Factory all seasons were poor. Hyundai said no to fixing 2 bad tires telling me Hyundai did not supply those tires & they weren't eligible for warranty"

Anonymous, VT (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I felt the front brakes should have lasted more than 40000 miles. Our Toyota Corolla went 100000 with no issues.. The dealer said we'd been lucky to get 40000 miles"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear rotors and pads had to be replaced after only 23,000km"

Christopher R., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"BRAKES HAVE MADE GRINDING NOISES SINCE IT WAS NEW. THE REAR BRAKE PADS WERE FAULTY AND HAD TO BE REPLACE TWO YEARS AGO; CALIPERS OFTEN STICK"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Grinding noise. Had to replace pads to get it stopped"

Anonymous, AL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Pads and rotors wore only to 50% but were so corroded that they had to be replaced. $900"

Bob P., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Vehicle required new brakes within first year. I was very upset as the car did not have any unusual wear and tear. Dealership could not give me a good reason why this happened. However they did substantially reduce the cost of the replacement. Much to my dismay in the Fall of 2016 front brakes needed replacing again! It appears to me there is a problem with the brakes on this car."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear calipers failed causing total wearout of pads and rotors rusted and wore to failure. Front rotors rusted and wore badly and required replacement,"

Margaret M., BC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Shortly after 18,000 miles, my mechanic told us we needed to replace the front and rear brakes on our Hyundai Elantra. I thought my mechanic was playing a prank on me at first as I've never had to replace brakes on a brand new car with mileage this low. Unfortunately, it was no joke and we did indeed need new brakes."

Brad H., PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace rear pads and rotors at 35000 miles"

Donnie C., AL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I usually always get at least 100,000 km from my breaks. This car needed back brake replacement at 50,000 KM and front at 80,000 km. Interestingly usually the front should go first?"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"In contrast to vehicles previously owned, the dealer advised that both front and rear brakes required full replacement with less than 100,000 kilometers, even though I had no indicators that this work was required. ie. no noises from the brakes or problems with day to day braking"

Anonymous, MB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"brakes wear out all the time,dealer says car isn*t build for winters"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Vibration in car due to warped rotors and worn brake pads. Never had to replace these at 22800 miles in any other car"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors were ground 2 times before they were replaced by dealer. Brakes made grinding sound and pulsated"

Anonymous, WA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear left break seized, the had to change it and the pad too"

Marc P., BC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Front pads replaced at 26000 miles"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"At the initial assembling of the vehicle the brake pads placed on the car were bad and created problems by harsh vibrations when coming to a complete stop. All the dealer did was he kept replacing the brake pads and resurfacing the rotors which s"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Un-even and excessive brake wear of rear brakes. Rusty inside face of front discs"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Pre-mature and uneven brake wear of rear brake pads"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"wore out way too fast"

Anonymous, NS (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It would appear that the calipers were defective causing premature wearing of the pads"

John G., QC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Premature wear is caused by the parking brake system that pushes the piston against the brake pad causing the pad to stick in the caliper bracket. This is not a problem when the parking brake is inside the rotor hat."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"at 30000miles front lining was low."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Pulsation or vibration

"A small rubber bushing worn out and it was replaced under warranty which was extended by Hyunday do to some problems. What a company!"

Jack W., SC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The car was running really rough had to bring it in to be fixed"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"When hitting breaks hard there is a vibration felt in the car."

Anonymous, SC (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"The brake pads on all four wheels had to be replaced, the pads were not worn to the level where the rotors were scored"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes locked in the garage and car had to be towed to dealer to be serviced and rear brakes had to be replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It is almost impossible to figure out how to brake or steer the car in any kind of wet weather. I drive extremely slowly in snow, or on the highway, because I have no confidence the car will stop when I need it to, without excessive force on the bra"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"Brakes and rotors had to be replaced at 65,000 miles"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I was told when I bought the car in Sept. 2016 that the brakes were good, but they made a grinding noise almost from the beginning. I had to take it to 3 different places, complaining about the noise, before someone finally thought to check the rotors as well as the pads. The pads had been fine when I bought the car, but because of being driving on worn-down rotors, they ended up needing to be replaced also, upping the cost of the repair"

Linda T., PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"rotors were very noisy and could feel vibration through the brake pedal"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Vehicle only had 21000 miles and the rotors were shot."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors are made of inferior material and don't stand up to our conditions. My 94 Tempo didn't require any rotor or drum failures in over 120000 km under the same conditions."

Margaret M., BC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors to thin to resurface had to by new twice"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors rust very easily. Sometimes parking brake sticks from rust if car sits for a few days, particularly w/ rainy weather. Cost of new rotors is exorbitant whether dealer or independent shop. Brake pads also priced ridiculously high. Labor is what it is."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"After rain or damp weather my brakes were extremely rough and scratchy. Took a while to return to normal after driving. My other 2013 elantra bought 6 months later did not have this problem. Dealer did put brand new brakes on car at no charge and fun"

Gary S., OH (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Warped rotors caused significant vibration in the car"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The. Four rotors were warped from the factory and needed Grinding and resurfacing"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to have rotors turned and front pads replaced at 26000 miles"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear right rotor rusted excessively for age and driving habits"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"All four rotors and pads replaced with only 44000 kl"

Anonymous, NS (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Front rotors had a ring of roughness, like some gravel had been caught on the pads. Happened on both left and right rotors."

Anonymous, AB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"rear right brake started out squeaking and now it squeals almost constantly"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Not squeaking, more link thunk when driving over bumps after having brakes and rotors replaced"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Since purchase loud noise when braking. No resolution"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Because I don't drive too many miles the brakes wore out sooner (due to sitting more) and I had to replace the brake (linings?) because they made noise. I was afraid they would stop working as good as they needed to work."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeaking was the closest descriptor to my problem - more like grinding, and brakes failing to engage when roads wet or icy"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"When braking for a hard stop, the car makes a very load grinding sound. Trips to the dealer show the pads and calipers to be within normal range. Their explanation is that this loud sound in normal. It is not the normal ABS sound I've heard in all"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I heard a lot of front end noise when I applied my brakes. Took it back to the dealership and found my brake pads on front were worn down with only 13k miles.. Dealership sent a message to Hyundai and replaced pads with no cost to me"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Since the day owned the car loud noise when brakes applied hard. Dealer keeps saying they do not see any problems but can't explain the noise. Would appreciate any insight you might have. Thank you"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Every time it rains the brakes make a terrible noise. It sounds like metal to metal. Hyundai dealer has told me that they are aware of the problem but no recall. Said I would have to replace the pads & rotors with a better make to solve the problem"

Donnie C., AL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"From the first day I owned this car the brakes have a grinding noise. Told dealership, mechanic drove with me and said it was normal noise. Looking online numerous people are having this issue with Elantras"

Mark F., MO (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake noisy when applied. They changed pads & rotors twice. Finally fixed problem 3rd time by replacing pads & rotors again"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"System would not let me jump start the car when it had a dead battery"

Harry H., TN (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Due to a lose fuse, at random times, door locks and radio/Bluetooth didn't work. It took one experienced Hyundai technician to figure it out"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Body control module

"also due to brake problem"

Yves S., PR (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Cruise control

"Cruise control failed after 1 year & then worked only periodically"

Anonymous, VT (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"With little use it stopped working and took messing with the buttons quite a bit to get them working."

Scott B., NV (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"There is an electric device in steering wheel which governs all switches on steering wheel. It went bad."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Brake Light Bulbs On Both Sides Of The Rear & 3rd Stop Light Bulbs All Had to be Replaced In The Last 12 Months"

Gregory Y., TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake light melted the plastic covering"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"fog light bulbs and rear turn signal light bulb went out"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"We've had a number of marker / turn signal / brake bulbs that needed to be replaced. There was also a grounding issue to the rear lights in the wiring. I feel that's unreasonable for a new vehicle"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear center brake light module stopped working"

James S., IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The left blinker has gone out three times. The first time the auto guy touched it and it started working again. The second time they replaced the lightbulb. This time started a week ago and I haven't taken it in yet"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Both taillight bulbs had burned out at the same time and turned off even the middle light. I found out the key was the left tail light will turn off the middle brake light when out. It was more of an inconvenience than a problem"

Gary K., CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"2-3 months ago, my son-in-law alerted me to the fact that one of the brake lights was not working; took the car in for routine oil change; pointed out this problem; and they replaced the bulb at a modest cost. Good to Go!"

Daniel A., FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"There has always been an issue with the drivers side rear light assembly-haven't taken it in yet to be repaired this time but the issue is not the bulbs"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"lights burning out"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced bulbs in marker lights three times. Keep burning out."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Running lights and brake lights began to fail, and had to be replaced, far too often compared to other vehicles we've owned."

Gordie H., FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Have Had To Replace ALL Rear Taillights Twice In The past 12 Months"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"LIghts are difficult/time consuming to have replaced. They seem to fail fairly frequently"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The tail/brake light bulb that Hyundai recommends burns way too hot and burns out frequently. There is an alternative cooler burning bulb that fits and works or LED is even better."

Robert S., NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"licence plate lights failed no power to wiring, and very difficult to trace and work on."

Tom M., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"light bulb burned out."

Pat C., NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I was surprised that all at once six bulbs needed replacement and I noticed another (rear) BULB IS NOW BURNED OUT AS WELL."

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"tail lights on rear of car seem to be burning out.replace 4 lights all ready 2 in trunk and both license plate lights"

Paul S., NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"rear brake light went out 2x"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Problem with intermittent outage of lights on trunk lid"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"All exterior lights had to be replaced at excessive cost for replacement"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"a component malfunctioned leaving several taillights out, and then 2 bulbs also were found to be burnt out already during the repair"

Anonymous, CO (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"One side running light stopped working. I fiddled with it for a while and it worked again. For the climate system, the radiator of the A/C clogged with bugs and such. Dealer blew it out with compressed air"

Laurin O., AB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Back daytime running lights have been replaced multiple times, The car is less than 2 years old"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Warning lights and signal lights burned out out after a year"

Mark B., VA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I explained this in the last box!!!!"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"My turn signals failed twice. The car was still operable, but one cannot drive a car that cannot signal turns."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace most led, turn signal, brake lights."

Anonymous, CO (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The original led, turn, brake lights in the rear went out very easily and most have been replaced."

Anonymous, CO (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"6 smaller lights burned out and replacement was costly. I have since learned how to do it myself, wish it was a simpler process"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"Headlight burning out is normal wear and tear"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Wiring was damaged 3 separate times by squirrels nesting and chewing wires, plastic parts in the engine compartment. This was in a two month period from March to April 2017"

Beth L., IN (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Bad connector i was told made the turn signal stop working. Required replacement of entire headlight assembly for $600"

Philip A., GA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I have to replace the headlights more in this car than any other car I've ever owned. I also had to replace all taillights and the license plate lights."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Have Had To Replace ALL Headlights Hi & Low Beam Bulbs"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The left front low beam headlamp failed and was replaced. A few weeks later the right front headlamp failed and had to be repplaced"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Just surprised"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The right headlight aim was off. Dealer could not adjust. Headlight housing started to collect water and subsequent replacement revealed it had been broken and repaired with epoxy(?) before I bought it"

E D., MB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The driver's side headlight on the Hyundai Elantra was only resolved after I visited 2 different auto service and repair shops."

Anonymous, MN (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Lights keep burning out in the vehicle, headlights and taillights. I've had a few go out three times already, and sometimes they temporarily short out, occasionally going out while driving. Something seems to be wrong with the electrical."

Anonymous, SD (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Headlights kept burning out. Was the harness and it had to be replaced."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"no lights working on interior - went to dealership and told them fuse had blown and needed replacement - they told me that it was impossible - they checked fuses at my insistence and that's what it was - replaced fuses and all was fine - dealership didn't apologize for treating me like I was a stupid woman"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"While turning on the high-beams from normal-beams, the interior lights turned off and then back on a second or two later. The headlights also flashed on and off for a second"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"reading lights above rear view mirror, go on and cannot be turned off"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"sometimes interior lights stay on. Have to jiggle switches in various configurations until they go off"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Interior lights above rear view mirror and cabin light above passenger seats were not functioning. Fuse had prematurely died"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"2 minor lights, one on the outside licence and one in the interior were replaced at an extreme price for labour even though they were relatively easy to get at. I complained to the service manager, but nothing really done to change or refund money fo"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"The drivers side keyless entry was a problem. Sometimes we could not open the doors with the fab. we had to use the key. Then the doors would unlock and lock in rapid succession as we approached the car or tried to lock it"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Defective button in door handle caused lock to open and close repeatedly every time I approached the vehicle with the key fob. Required door handle replacement."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"locks doors and hatch on a whim - not all the doors - some of them and other times all - must be sure to remove keys when getting out of car"

William L., IA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Fairly often when you open the doors with the fob, the trunk pops open even when the trunk opening button is not touched."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver door lock button failed"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"The factory tpms sensors are bad. 2 types of metal join and corrode together making replacement of juat the tire stem impossible and requiring replacement of the whole unit at $80 per x 4"

Philip A., GA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"On an extremely cold day, the tire pressure monitor indicator was lit. The air pumps at two gas stations were frozen and unusable. I went to my usual repair shop and added air to tires that were low. Next day, the same indicator was lit again. I returned to the same shop and was told that one or more tire monitors may be faulty and need replacement. I replace only the front passenger monitor for $151."

David L., WI (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Light stayed on. Got it repaired."

Anonymous, NC (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Low tire pressure light comes on - tire pressure is correct"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"This was quite costly to have repaired so we did not have it repaired. It remains broken."

Anonymous, MI (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
USB port

"not working"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"Tail light bulbs and brake light bulbs had a very short life. I have had to replace every one of them. The headlights and interior lights are OK, so I conclude they used poor quality bulbs when building the car. The replacement bulbs have been OK."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"would not work on demand.....did not believe it was frozen....but it 'fixed' itself"

James M., OH (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"Vehicle continuously pulls to the left. Many alignments and new tires have not made a difference"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car pulls to the left constantly"

Howard H., CT (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Right from the time I drove away from the dealer when purchased new, this car pulls to the left. I am constantly fighting with the steering wheel to keep this car going straight"

Norman L., CT (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The Alignment Was Not Correct From Factory. Told To Me by Alignment Tech."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Ball joints

"They broke and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Loose ball joints"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Boot cracked, ball joint had excessive movement"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Electronic or air suspension

"There was a recall for steering wheel "clicking" noise. A sprocket was replaced and the noise went away"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"This power steering was electrical and quit completely when I tried to start the car in the morning, but with added arm strength I was able to bring the car to a repair shop. The shop replaced the entire electrical core from the steering column at a cost of $1212."

David L., WI (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"experienced electric power steering sudden failure"

Anonymous, QC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"Clunking sound in the driver's side rear. Replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear end of the car flies out on bumps. We replaced the struts and added rock salt in the trunk but it still does not do well with bumps and potholes"

Harold B., MN (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced rear shocks because when going over bumps or rough roads the car would be a little unstable like the back end was stepping out"

Anonymous, LA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear Shocks had to be replaced. Impact on tires and ride"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"This is likely because of the higher mileage, but the suspension creaks and groans all the time."

David A., (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear shocks started to rattle and proceeded to rattle all of the time in a very short time. Rear springs may have also become unseated."

Anonymous, WA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"In the last year, I have had to replace the rear shocks 3 times and each time the shocks go out, it causes the tires to wear"

Rod M., OK (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Shocks shouldn't wear out at 50000 miles."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"passenger side rear shock absorber failure and leakage"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Both front struts replaced under warranty...wore out making much noise"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"failed rear shocks caused uneven tire wear on the rear"

Anonymous, NV (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The care is very jumpy especially on road surfaces that are uneven. It almost feels as if the wheels lose contact with the road. This can lead to a feeling of losing control."

Anonymous, CT (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I work for a company that requires frequent transfers in and around Atlanta. My experience has been that the shocks and struts just were not durable enough to deal with several hundred highway miles every week. I have replaced both"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Shock went out."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Passenger side shock went out."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"SERVICE BULLETIN/WARRANTY EXTENSION: Lack of drainage causing corrosion to front coil springs. One front coil spring failed (snapped in half) just after Service Bulletin/Warranty Extension issued."

Michael M., CT (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The coating on the coil springs became brittle and flaky allowing the metal underneath to corrode and the coil spring to break near the button. only discovered when changing brakes and rotors myself. Luckily, the front coil springs have an added warranty for 120,000 so I was covered."

Herman P., IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear trailing arm cannot be adjusted except by shimming"

David K., MO (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"broken"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Clunking noise going over bumps. It was the front anti-sway bar links."

Anonymous, AB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"There is a general looseness in the suspension now, given the miles. The steering feel is particularly wonky, giving strange feedback in turns. Lots of noise in other parts of the suspension. Right now I chalk it up to excessive wear as it has gotten older."

David A., GA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"steering linkage failed on highway trip. Had use backroads and lower speed to get home and to dealer for repair."

Anonymous, GA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had the sway bar link on the driver side replaced at 22,000K as it broke"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"steering coupler wore out and was replaced"

Anonymous, OK (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A bushing in the steering column was fixed on recall."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Was a wiggle in the steering wheel, was under recall. Fixed. While I was in the dealer, they upgraded my computer. It created an error that caused a sporadic failure in the accelerator pedal. It was fixed with a patch."

Anonymous, LA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

"Wobbling after hitting potholes. Had front left axle replaced - problem solved"

Ed W., MO (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

"We discovered issue with the front end and called the dealer. They stated the part we needed was on back order"

Ed R., WI (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

"Our mechanic noted significant cupping of the rear tires"

Harold B., MN (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I've had to replace the tires on the elantra twice in 43,000 miles. I rotate and maintain my tires like clockwork and the first set was worn out in 20,000 miles. Those were replaced with Michelin Defenders and those wore out in 20,000. There is a problem on these cars with tire wear"

Thomas K., ME (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The axle in the back is fixed and can't be adjusted. It's wearing the tires in a cupping way and the tires than can't be rotated because the road noise is too loud."

Jay H., KS (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car chewed up rear tires. This car has a fixed, non-adjustable rear trailing arm"

David K., MO (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Stock tires wearing very fast and one has bubble on side"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"this car burns through tires like no vehicle i've ever seen. Im replacing tires due to excessive wear probably every 15-20K miles. I bought this car new, have had it aligned, and regularly rotate, maintain pressure and balance. Im very finicky but can't solve this problem. The garage acknowledged to me this is a known issue on the Elantra due to a solid rear end. This has been a good car other than that one issue so as long as willing to buy tires every year/every other year not an issue."

Anonymous, ME (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"The car started having front end noise at 80 kph or greater at about 130,000 km. The car was past its warranty period. I had to replace 2 front wheel bearings and 1 front axle, at a cost of over $1000.00"

R C., MB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Front wheel bearing went out at about 52,000 miles. Repair was covered under manufacturer drive train warranty"

Cynthia H., WI (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Experienced wheel vibration at times when coming to a stop, jacked up front of car and wheel on one side wobbled a little as if the axle nut was loose or wheel bearing was worn. Took to a Hyundai dealer, they verified that the axle nut was loose. I asked how could it come loose, there is a cotter pin or tab that should prevent the axle nut from turning; was told there is a tab and the nuts sometimes come loose. I disagreed, said if axle nuts come loose, there is risk of wheels falling off. I had assumed the work would be under the power train warranty but was told that's not the case (the wording in the warranty is a little iffy.) I said I thought Hyundai should cover anyway, axle nuts shouldn't come loose, especially with only 26000 mileage. Unbelievably I was told that the mileage might be low but the car was 5-years-old and age is a factor; which was ridiculous, axles/wheels only wear when the wheels are turning. But I let that slide, paid and told them I would contact corporate. I contacted Hyundai consumer affairs, sent an email as they requested describing the issue, they said the axle nut was in fact not covered by the power train warranty; but they refunded my payment as a one-time goodwill. I won't be going back to that Hyundai dealer."

Danny J., CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Wheel bearings were shot on passenger front wheel due to a misaligned axle shaft due to a previous TSB for a ring on the axle that was plastic, part failed and was replaced by a metal ring"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Left front wheel bearing needed to be replaced. Was covered under warranty by dealership"

Steven A., MA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaceddue to defect"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Front Left wheel bearing was loose on purchase (used from used-car dealer) at approx. 30,000 miles. Discovered at pre-purchase inspection. Hyundai dealer repaired under warranty after purchase"

Daniel N., WA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Water dripped near driver's visor. Turned out to be a gap in the caulking in assembly - placing the windshield. It was a 4-5" gap. Found by replacing the windshield"

Sheila W., CT (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"IT COMES IN THE DOORS"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"ONLY WIND NOISE"

Paul D., NV (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Trunk leaks and water drips in when it is opened after rain. Paint is coming off interior trim. Fogging of instrument displays"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"water leaking into car through the roof during rainstorms. Happens often during heavy rain, water enters car via glasses compartment in cabin ceiling, possibly from sunroof"

Anonymous, (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"air from windows"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Leak of windshield above rear view mirror. Found to be caused by a gap in the calking/sealant in that area - manufacturing level defect per the glass repair shop."

Sheila W., CT (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The seal don't seem to be very tight around window and there is a whistling sound at medium speeds (a bout 40-50 miles per hour) that is annoying."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The door seals are wearing out... I live in NorCal; it's not crazy weather with temp swings, but they're going and they're really expensive to replace"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Sun roof seal is bad, it causes extra wind noise."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"rough road causes rattles"

Tom M., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Interior door panels"

Anonymous, UT (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Notified the dealer and they didn't provide a solution"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A very obnoxious vibration/rattling noise from the dash at low speeds."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"When we apply the brakes there is a squeak/rubbing noise. We have brought it intp the dealership twice to be repaired and the problem is still ocurring."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"upon starting vehicle there is a whining sound."

Robert V., NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"All four doors squeak loudly when opening and closing despite using several different lubricants."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Noise around 20 MPH from passenger door"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"suspension groans/squeeks over low speed bumps and curbs."

Dave L., OH (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Many Squeaks And Rattles"

Allen F., PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Front wheel squeak when turning"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission noise"

Anonymous, QC (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The doors squeak badly when the car is on an incline"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The pebble guards in the wheel wells are poorly attached and rattle even on a moderately rough road"

Robert M., CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattle above drivers head"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"suspension groans when backing down a curb"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Hyundai Elantra 1.8-L 4 Cyl)