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.
Alerts
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 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 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

“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)

“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)
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)

“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)

“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)

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

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

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

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

“Did not communicate from the car to the source device”

E D., MB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“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)

“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 Unsure 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)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

“phones lost pairing with car and would not reset”

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

“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 Unsure 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 Unsure 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 Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Looses pairing”

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

“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 Unsure 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)

“Radio wouldn't turn on”

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

“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 Unsure 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 Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

“never worked and I stopped using”

Anonymous, RI (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 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)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

“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)

“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)

“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)

“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)
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 Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

“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 Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Pre-mature and uneven brake wear of rear brake pads”

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 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)

“Brakes needed to be replaced at 45000 miles”

Anonymous, MA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 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 Unsure 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)
Regular brake failure

“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

“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 Unsure 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)

“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 Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

“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 Unsure 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)

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

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 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)

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)

“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)

“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)

“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)

“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)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“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 Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Problem with intermittent outage of lights on trunk lid”

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 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)

“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 Unsure 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 Unsure 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)
Interior lights

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

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 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)

“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 Unsure 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)
Keyless entry

“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)

“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)

“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)
USB port

“not working”

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 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)
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

“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)

“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)
Ball joints

“They broke and needed to be replaced”

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

“experienced electric power steering sudden failure”

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

“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 Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“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 Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

“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)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“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)

“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)

“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)

“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)
Wheel bearings

“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 Unsure 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)

“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)
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)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

“IT COMES IN THE DOORS”

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

“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 Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The doors squeak badly when the car is on an incline”

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

“Suspension squeaks at low temperatures, below -20C”

Alex S., MB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Difficult to isolate rattle in the roof around the dome light made more noticeable after a recall service. Vehicle is quite noisy on the highway from road noise”

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

“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)
Wind noise

“Noise Very Annoying”

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

“wind noise at the passenger window mirror. Dealer said they replaced the mirror but the noise is still there. Even after taping all the seems in the door, hood and widow”

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

“It's actually road noise...tires, road surface and wind can produce constant background noise that interferes with conversation and radio sound!!!”

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

“Road noise above 60 mph”

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

“wind noise.....was so bad we cold not hold a conversation at freewaynspeeds....hyundai could not fix went to hyundai forum and fix it my salf..(mirrores0..about 75% fixwd”

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

“On Interstate,front end noise is nerve wracking.Believe its caused by wheel wells.Have to almost double volume on radio to hear it”

Daniel P., FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“At highway speeds it can be hard to hear hear another person in the car. The radio has to be turned up a notch or two”

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

“Wind noise is very bad when you roll down any of the windows or the sunroof”

Donna H., WI (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“DRIVER'S DOOR”

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

“It's always had a lot of wind noise”

William H., KY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

“Replaced cylinders 1,3 and 4 ignition coils”

Donald M., PA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“We noticed knock, they had a service notice on it, and they swapped out the engine head. Paid for by warranty”

Tom A., NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Engine rebuild or replacement

“I heard a strange noise coming from the engine. Had 52K miles on the vehicle. I took it to the Hyundai dealer and they told me that I needed a new engine.I had the oil changed every 5K miles. This should not have happened. I bought this car on your (”

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

“Clicking sound (like noisy lifters) that continued to get worse over time. I was never told why but got a complete engine rebuild under warranty”

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

“Car would not run”

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

“Car was smoking. Not sure of exact problems, but had something to do with pistons or rings”

Charlene D., OH (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“It began making noises and the Hyundai dealer had to replace the "short block". The problem was piston slap”

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

“Loud ticking in engine. Did not affect drivability. There was a TSB on this problem and Hyundai replaced the engine under warranty”

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

“Piston slap. Was told that this dealership has replaced approx. 20 engines for exact same year and model for this issue”

Derek D., NB (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Dealership had to replace engine. Covered under warranty”

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

“Broken rod”

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

“Faulty timing chain tensioner and engine internally faulty. Had the short block replaced along with a gasket kit, timing cover and all headbolts”

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

“The car is built cheaply. It's obvious and scares me. At @13500 miles, the engine had to be replaced. The dealership saw how clean the car engine was and didn't dispute having to replace the engine. I have all the records and it was nice they didn't ask for them. Now, I'm waiting a year and will toss it (sell it) with little value in return for it. We're dumping both cars - Kia and Hyundai and getting one (already planned) that maintains value and is built well and isn't that much more exp”

Sheri D., NC (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Car became noisy shifting up gears Engine became noisy when cold...knocking longer until warm Engine was replaced...free of charge despite being beyond warrantee. Car still pings often when shifting gear, specially if cold. New engine does not knock...thank God!”

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

“The engine was making knocking sounds. They had to replace the block. It was probably similar issue to recall for other vehicles. It was covered by the warranty. The dealer supplied a loaner car”

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

“new engine installed under warranty-vehicle taken in for oil changed & requested check of noises -dealer replaced engine at no cost”

Howard G., GA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine started experiencing piston slap. Hyundai replaced the engine (minus the head) with a new one at no cost”

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

“Engine had to be replaced because something inside disintegrated and their were metal pieces all through the system. Work was done under the warrantee”

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

“Piston slap. Hyundai replaced the short block on warranty with lifetime warranty in the new engine”

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

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

“"Chrome" trim around window dislodged and lost. Wheel center on one wheel dislodged and lost”

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

“For the second time since purchased the chrome trim below one of the small rear side windows fell off. Dealer repaired at no charge”

Gaius B., CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Trim on door at top of window area cracked and peeled”

Eugene S., CO (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Severe ice build up in wheel wells. Hit a bump (even a small one) car bottoms out, ice build up cracks the fender liner and entire plastic front bumper. Happened two winters in a row. AND this car handles terribly in winter roads! NOT a cold”

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

“Back window trim came off”

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Small, 1/8 inch spot where paint has peeled off”

James P., AZ (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Peeling paint around the drivers door”

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

“Wheels are becoming discolored. Turning from silver to brown/rust color”

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

“Parts of r the paint has started to chip away small parts of the paint and one big scrap on the back driver side wheel fender”

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

“Paint began to fail on the driver's door handle. Had to have it fixed out my own pocket. One month later found paint failure on the driver's side mirror and the driver's side passenger door. Have decided that Hyundai doesn't know how to paint cars am changing cars”

Donald C., HI (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Some of the window trim has peeling paint”

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

“The body of this car dents very easily and the paint chips frequently with normal use”

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

“I paid extra for the clear coat which is supposed to help with rock chips. I have to make an apt for chips that have rusted on my car”

Robert I., IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Hood rust due to paint chips”

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

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

“Could not shift from P to other gears”

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

“Sometimes the gear cannot be put into REVERSE or PARKING from DRIVE. You have to shut off the car and restart”

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

“Sometimes after shifting from D to N, it couldn't shift from N to R or P. Needed turning off ignition and waited for a minute or so then restart before shifting was back to normal”

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

“I don't know if I checked the proper box but my ignition cylinder had to be replaced”

Karen I., NY (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Clutch doesn't work. Don't know if it is master or slave”

Craig W., TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission computer

“absolutely poor shift calibration, down shifts to soon, stays in a lower gear too long. had computer reset”

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

“Rough shifting. They adjusted the computer to fix the problem”

Bernard L., DE (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The transmission temperature sensor failed and had to be replaced. It was a 3 hour repair but was covered by warranty”

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

“Car would not start when in park. It took four dealer visits and a Hyundai troubleshooting team to find and resolve the problem”

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

“Shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear transmission hangs briefly. Dealer couldn't solve problem until gets worse”

Terry E., TX (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

“Engine control module wasn't working. Dealership fixed under warranty, gave me a rental car”

Anonymous, OH (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Engine knock or ping

“Car started to sound like an old diesel of the seventies. It was very loud when started cold, but problem went away somewhat when it warmed up. Went to dealership to assess the problem and they told me that my lower block needed to be replaced”

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

“Related to the other issue, once the smoke cloud came from the car, the car vaulted itself forward (as a lot of energy finally turned into acceleration). This happened three times before I traded that Elantra (the other one is great) in for the CX-5”

Christopher E., VA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“cold engine is very noisy, and especially so after my favorite mechanic changed the oil the first time. Took car to dealer who told us the oil filter was the wrong type. I'm not sure I believe that, but have been spooked into using Hyundai's filter”

Marc W., MA (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“See previous comments. They caused the ping/knock”

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

“It took two visits for the garage to acknowledge the problem...and changing the engine took more than a month. Car was annoying to drive. The lighter ping (after the engine change) was brought to the attention of the dealer service department...will have to leave it at the garage overnight for them to test it when cold...no date set yet”

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

“At around 70,000 miles the engine developed a continuous ping noise, especially once started up and when given gas at lower speeds”

William H., KY (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“diagnosed as possible crank shaft issue. not repaired”

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

“I have not yet taken it to be fixed but it is not something I expected for a 3 year old car with low milage. The car also slides on rainy surfaces when brakes are applied to avoid a collision. Disgusted with this car”

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

“Oil pan was replaced”

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

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Coil

“ignition coil needed to be replaced”

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

“Had to replace the #2 ignition coil because of misfiring”

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

“Car has a rough idle. This was improved by TSB 14 FL-006”

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

“The parking interrupter switch was defective. The dealer would not acknowledge it, and we had to prove the problem before they would fix it, even though the NHTSA identified it as a known problem”

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

“There was a sensor that determined if the car was in park when starting the car. This sensor failed, so the car would only start sporadically”

Anonymous, GA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Spark plugs or wires failure

“Engine has misfired twice due to spark plug failure, which leads to the check engine light coming on and engine not running properly”

Kristin K., WI (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Replace an electrical component out of guaranty”

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

“On occasion the car doesn't start. We have had the problem addressed at the dealership several times. The problem is apparently common in Elantras”

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

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

“Stopped blowing cold air. Dealer replaced condenser and problem went away”

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

“Small stone kicked up through the grill and punctured the condenser”

Howard L., CT (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Evaporator

“the defogger does not work very well in this model”

Vincent T., NJ (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Heater is incapable of keeping windows defrosted in cold weather”

Daryl S., ON (2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

“Had to recharge system. Not under warranty. Cost $170”

Douglas L., IL (2013 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“A/c is intermittent and was recharged. Remains a problem. Not blowing cold”

Chris C., BC (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Recently we noticed the climate control in the car was working. It was not cooling as it should. I took it to a dealer yesterday. I was told there was a slow leak in the system and the mechanic could not find where. They refilled the cooling fluid and added a dye. We are to return in 2 weeks for them to check it”

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

“Replaced under warranty at about 40000 miles. Note: We live in South Florida and rarely turn the AC off”

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

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

“Axle nuts were loose, causing a loud thunking sound when changing direction, acceleration or decelerating. No known cause was determined”

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

“The axle nut was not completely tightened at the factory”

Anonymous, AR (2013 Hyundai Elantra GS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Driveline vibration

“Driveline vibration turned out to be a failing wheel bearing and hub...passenger side front. All covered under the warranty”

Michael L., ND (2013 Hyundai Elantra GT 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Due to brakes”

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

“Inhibitor Switch”

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

“My battery died, overnight, with no warning. It took over 8 minutes to jump it, and the garage had to jump it again to get it into the bay. There was nothing left on, or plugged in. The mechanic said the battery had failed completely and was corroded”

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

“The ESC light comes on without warning and stays on. Had the ESC sensor fixed once by Hyundai and the problems has occurred again and needs resolved”

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

“Progarming is not right at all. grew up in snow belt near Erie PA, used to snow, have to turn traction control off to get in driveway. Car does great in snow, as long as T/C is turned off. If any slip is noted it shuts engine down to where it will not move at all if any slip is detected. Have new dedicated snow tires on car for winter”

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

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Glass defects

“Crack windshield due to rear view mirror base broken and fell off from wind shield”

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

“keyless locks - locks doors when it is not supposed to - and not all doors - including the hatch back -”

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

“Trunk has problems closing”

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

“Driver's window switch replacement”

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

“chrome molding on extreme rear (fixed) window of my 5 door fell off. I noticed it at 69000 miles and car was 4 years old. Hyundai refused to honor repair/replacement under warranty and to fix I need to replace the entire window rather that the 6 inch chrome molding”

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

“Sunroof leaking issue...currently waiting for repair”

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

“Trim piece to the left of the sunroof popped off when opening the sunroof. Was cover under warranty at the time and has not happened since”

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

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

“After leaving a parking lot, I was forced to accelerate quickly to avoid a very quickly (speeding) car. When trying to accelerate, the Elantra did not respond and instead blew out a huge cloud of smoke. I'm very lucky to not have been rear-ended”

Christopher E., VA (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

“same as previous stated”

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

“Center pipe split. Entire unit needed to be replaced. Cost approx $1600. Pipe approx $1100 alone”

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

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

“Purge control valve failed resulting in car not starting. Had to be towed to dealer”

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

“fuel pump went bad around 3700 miles on it”

Ron J., TN (2013 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Cooling fan

“Cooling fan burned out, had to get it replaced - done under warranty”

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

“Cooling fan failed after about 100000 miles. quick fix under 200.00 and no problems since”

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

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“Auto transmission 'died in first three weeks'. Car wouldn't backup”

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

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Recalls
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SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES
Nov 30 2017
If the brake light switch plunger does not retract as it should when the brake pedal is not being pressed, the brake lights may stay illuminated preventing accurate communication to following vehicles that the vehicle is slowing or stopping. Additionally, if the brake switch plunger is not retracted, then the transmission can be shifted out of PARK without depressing the brake pedal. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2013-2014 Elantra sedan, coupe and GT vehicles. The brake pedal stopper pad can deteriorate allowing the brake light switch plunger to remain extended when the brake pedal is released. This will allow the brake lights to remain illuminated continuously. It can also allow the shift lever to be moved without depressing the brake pedal, or activate the engine management brake pedal override feature.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake pedal stopper pad, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 8, 2018. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 170. This campaign expands recall 16V574.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V769000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 390467
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT
Aug 02 2016
If the brake light switch plunger does not retract as it should when the brake pedal is not being pressed, the brake lights may stay illuminated preventing accurate communication to following vehicles that the vehicle is slowing or stopping. Additionally, if the brake switch plunger is not retracted, then the transmission can be shifted out of PARK without depressing the brake pedal. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model 2013 Elantra vehicles manufactured December 1, 2012, to April 30, 2013. The brake pedal stopper pad can deteriorate allowing the brake light switch plunger to remain extended when the brake pedal is released.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake pedal stopper pad with an improved part, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on September 30, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 146.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V574000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 64500
AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW
Apr 01 2013
If the headliner support bracket makes contact with an occupant during a crash, it may cause a laceration injury.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Elantra vehicles manufactured from November 12, 2010, through March 5, 2013. A support bracket attached to the headliner may become displaced during a side curtain airbag deployment.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will apply adhesive strips to the headliner, free of charge. The safety recall began during April 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's recall campaign number is 109.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V115000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 186250
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