Contemporary compact sedans have grown roomier, more substantial, and more fuel efficient. These aren't the tiny, "first new cars" the segment used to be. Case in point, the redesigned 2017 Hyundai Elantra. The Elantra delivers the roominess and fuel economy to compete in this crowded segment, but it falls short in refinement and performance.
Alerts
There are 4 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 2017 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

Android Auto

"Android quit after Hyundai updated system. Dealer replaced radio under warranty and fixed the problem. Bought new phone, after update of old phone failed connect with new radio."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Hyundai Elantra ECO 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It goes stupid... Screen goes blank... have to resort to using the smart phone only... Doesn't seem to have any particular issue that sets it off... just goes stupid."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Android got uninstalled in a reboot because their system crashed. Hyundai wouldn't provide for reinstall. I had to pay for a 3rd party to reinstall it and Hyundai refused to pay for the replacement."

Anonymous, ID (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited Unsure)
Backup or other camera/sensors

"blind-spot module failed in first thousand miles. replaced by esealer"

Jerald B., FL (2017 Hyundai Elantra ECO)

"The backup camera is slow to come on when first starting the car and then takes a while to turn off."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"The infotainment system and all associated functions did not work due to the problem (e.g. AppleCarPlay, etc.)"

Anonymous, MD (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Several problems with android auto. I think it is an android issue but not sure. System worked fine for about 6 months then began to have problems. The system would read you a text then when you answered it to send it would freeze. All issues revolve around texting. Another issue or complaint is the limited apps through android auto. Don't know if it is limited by Hyundai or not but my friend has an apple and she has considerably more apps on Apple play"

Ed B., VA (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Traffic from SXM not displayed. Radio unit replaced under warranty to correct the problem"

Anonymous, VA (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"reception stinks unless you buy sirius"

Anonymous, CO (2017 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Problem occurred when starting the car, the clock was still the same time/date when the car was shut off. after it happened 7 times, the dealer finally replaced the clock."

Donna S., NY (2017 Hyundai Elantra)
Voice control commands

"Does not recognize or respond to voice commands"

Larry C., PA (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The interface does not recognize commands. When you say a name it does not understand. You have to speakers very slow them it will come up with multiple responses. The only way to get it to work is use the call feature. Then speak the name, no just call so and so. I utilize android auto due to the inability for the installed vehicle system to work. Even android auto has its issues but I think it is an android issue not the car. I also prefer the Google maps over the installed navigation. I have"

Ed B., VA (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited 2.0-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

"Engine felt like it was about to stall. Visited dealer to check problem, told cylinder engine coils were bad and needed replacement. I had the exact same problem exactly 51 weeks prior. It cost me $1400.00 for this repair."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Hyundai Elantra SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"one coil failed, so one spark plug would not fire and coil had to be replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, WA (2017 Hyundai Elantra SE Unsure)

"Two coils failed. I didn't know it was under warranty for the 1st coil so, I paid out of pocket. The second I contacted Hyundai and they replaced it no charge. But had a difficult time diagnosing the prob despite my telling them."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Hyundai Elantra SE Unsure)

"Car would bog down and miss at certain times, very slight miss and engine light would appear at times.found 4 coils had to be replaced as a service bulletin."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine light came on and the vehicle immediately felt like i was driving on a flat tire (power) and lasted for 5 minutes or so then cleared up. Dro e 3/4 way home after work with no problem then it started again. Ran a diagnostic and found a misfire in #2 cylinder. Hyundai repaired it under my extended warranty. I was told the coil pack is not part of the 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. Just my 2 cents. You have NO powertrain without an ignition coil?"

Anonymous, VA (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"REPLACED COIL WORKED FOR A WHILE THEN PROBLEMS. COILS FOR THREE CYLINDERS EVENTUALLY REPLACED WORKED FINE EVER SINCE."

Anonymous, (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited Unsure)

"It was very cold. When I started the car, it shook and idled roughly. I shut it off, and it did it two more times. When I took it in, the problem had stopped. Hyundai told me it was a cylinder misfire on cylinder 3. They replaced the cylinder 3 ignition coil."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Hyundai Elantra SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"I had issues of of misfiring and rough acceleration. I took the car in to the dealer and they hooked it up to a computer and found 3 of the 4 cylinders had misfires detected. All coils and spark plugs were replaced under warranty. The acceleration is smoother now."

Grant H., MD (2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Coil numbers 1 and 2 had to be replaced. The car kept stalling out."

Paul M., NY (2017 Hyundai Elantra)
Electronic ignition

"RESOLVED ABOUT A YEAR AGO"

Anonymous, (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited Unsure)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Check Engine light. Car was miss-firiing. Dealer replaced spark plug wires and spark plugs under warranty."

Anonymous, (2017 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"The front trim strip, very bottom, quite low to the ground, got pulled loose by a parking block with a rod that held in place. The rod was a couple inches higher than the block. When I backed out from parking the rod tore the trim loose. I tore the other end loose for driving and have not yet replaced it."

Anonymous, SD (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The plastic piece at the bottom of the car's chin won't stay attached. The mechanic could not make the clips stay attached. I removed the piece."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Hyundai Elantra 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"One of the rear panels keep popping out and I have to push back in. Also, paint job seem very weak, too easy to scratch"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Hyundai Elantra SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"plastic bumper lip nearly fell off during highway driving"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Hyundai Elantra SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Drivers sunvisor broke and would not lock back into unused position."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Passenger visor broke with high interior temperatures. It was under warranty."

Glenn K., VA (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The paint on the front of the roof started peeling off in large pieces from the windshield to the moon roof. it initially started peeling on a 500 mile trip and continued till it was repainted."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Hyundai Elantra Value Edition 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint on the front of the hood faded and came off in a small strip"

Anonymous, MS (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"paint spontaneously flaked off multiple panels including areas where there would not have been any reasonable trauma to the surface. Hyundai denies that there's any problem with the paint."

Anonymous, ID (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited Unsure)

"I have 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport in Black. I have areas of paint that have hard water marks on the top of the trunk, trunk, and hood. I have some clear coat peeling/cracking already on random spots of the car."

Grant H., MD (2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"spontaneous flaking of paint in areas not exposed to trauma"

Stuart C., ID (2017 Hyundai Elantra)

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

Ball joints

"ball joint needed replacing at about 12000 miles"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Hyundai Elantra Value Edition 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Electronic or air suspension

"The suspension system is horrible. You feel every bump in the road - even minor ones."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Hyundai Elantra 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"The ride is rough even on the slightest bumps."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Hyundai Elantra 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"You can feel every bump"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited Unsure)

"Loose bolts, repaired by dealer no charge"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Hyundai Elantra SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"You can feel every bump"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited Unsure)
Tie rods

"Though we could not tell there was a problem when driving the car, the tie rod had to be replaced for inspection to pass along with the tires."

Anonymous, (2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Tire wear is uneven

"Bubble appeared in tire sidewall. Considered a safety risk."

Andrew N., VA (2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport 2.0-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)

"There was a recall on a brake part"

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Hyundai Elantra Value Edition 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Front disc / rear drum setup is DANGEROUS! While the front calipers are doing their anti lock thing, the rear drums lock. This makes for treacherous white-knuckled driving in the wet or snow. Stopping short in the wet or snow would require an anchor. Since all the braking force is born by the front discs, the rotors showed signs of warping at 15000mi. Good car, buy one with 4 wheel discs. Also buy one assembled in Korea. This is my 4th (and last) Elantra, it was assembled in Alabama, the build quality is vastly inferior to those assembled in Ulsan Korea."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Hyundai Elantra SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Warning light saying ABS was not functioning - thought car was dangerous to drive"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"for some strange reason in both cars, suddenly the ABS system came on with the warning light saying the it was not in operation. It stayed on for 24 hours - even after shutting off the car."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Hyundai Elantra 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"warning came on that ABS was not operational. This stayed on for 24 hours, even when you shut off engine."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Hyundai Elantra 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"I did not understand the specifics of a recent recall on this model but this repair to the braking system was a result of ONLY a recall - not any problem experienced on the road. I believe this was the recall for brake booster failure"

Chris M., AR (2017 Hyundai Elantra)
Premature brake wear

"Had front brakes replaced 3 months later they were gone again.The brakes were gone again in 4 months"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Hyundai Elantra SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Pulsation or vibration

"The brakes have to replaced 3 times in the last year"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Hyundai Elantra SE 2.0-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

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Same comment as before all the lighting on my car is part of this issue"

Anonymous, (2017 Hyundai Elantra SE Unsure)

"Brake lights and for that matter, all lighting on this car are somewhat difficult to replace on your own. Dealership wanted 490 dollars to replace a brake light."

Anonymous, (2017 Hyundai Elantra SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"High beams didn't come on. A factory defect. Hyundai did not notify me of the recall. Was, however, repaired for free upon request for service."

Anonymous, (2017 Hyundai Elantra SE Unsure)

"Poor aiming of high beam and low beam and not corrected by dealer."

David F., NC (2017 Hyundai Elantra 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"All my lights and gauges turn on sporadically in the middle of the night for no reason unable to fix due to the dealer not being able to diagnois"

Anonymous, (2017 Hyundai Elantra SE Unsure)
Keyless entry

"The driver and passenger door would not open when unlocked. I would have to pull on the handle several times before the door would open after being unlocked."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"The wipers would not turn off. It took several hours for tech to find and fix problem. Work fine since then, no charge for service."

Anonymous, WI (2017 Hyundai Elantra Unsure Unsure)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

"Rear package shelf rattle, repaired, no other noises or rattles, satisfied with quietness"

Anonymous, VA (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Headliner rattles. Two different occasions in the same area. Very annoying"

Ronnie C., OH (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine rubber support block passenger side. In cold weather makes scrunching sound on right turns only. An application of lubricant silences the problem."

Anonymous, BC (2017 Hyundai Elantra Value Edition 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It sounded like a bolt had come loose in the front end, and it turned out that there was a recall on the car because a certain bolt was not properly torqued at the factory."

Jeff R., (2017 Hyundai Elantra 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Sounds like something is rolling around inside the passenger-side dash area. Very annoying."

Van T., TX (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattling in the dashboard, and in the passenger front door. It comes and goes. Very annoying to have in a new car."

Van T., TX (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"It is a very noisy car. It is the Limited trim, but still very noisy to ride in."

Anonymous, DE (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited 2.0-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

Heated or cooled seat controls

"Dual system - Driver side is good -warms fast, has to be dialed back soon. Passenger side warms very slowly - does not give a heat output"

Gerald G., MI (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Locks and latches

"Outside door handle is plastic and is attached with a plastic clip. the mechanism that holds it on the car broke."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Hyundai Elantra ECO 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Plastic piece around Lock came off and you couldn't open the door from the outside."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Hyundai Elantra SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Seat controls - movement

"difficult to move seat up or down."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Hyundai Elantra)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"sometimes difficult to open trunk"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Hyundai Elantra)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine knock or ping

"Also was a recall problem"

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Hyundai Elantra Unsure Unsure)

"It was mostly a major hesitation when starting up or accelerating that almost caused several accidents when starting from a light. Unless we gave it major gas, the car would almost stall when starting. Took it in for service 6 or 7 times and they just said that it was how the engine was. I have had many cars over the 60+ years I have been driving and never had a car perform that way unless something was wrong."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Problem(s) fueling the tank

"There was a bad sensor in the fuel tank that prevented refilling. The first dealership (Woodbridge, VA) said it was operator problem by "not knowing how to correctly pump gas" Brought it to another Hyundai dealer and they diagnosed it correctly.. There was a recall and we had the work done to fix it... No problems since then."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited 2.0-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

Fuel injection system

"Issue started in early 2020. The car acted like it wanted to stall although it never actually did stall. It seemed to have much less power going up small incline. I took it to dealer and they installed one new coil which was under warranty. They also put in all new spark plugs and a battery. I never had to buy spark plugs for a car with only 50,000 miles on it before. Sorry if this doesn't actually fall under fuel issues. This is my 3 rd Hyundai and I have not had any issues with any of them."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Hyundai Elantra SE 1.4-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"It was a sensor in the fuel pump system that was intermittently failing which caused the check engine light to appear. Hyundai diagnosed it, ordered the part and replaced it under warranty. Car was drivable throughout the issue."

Enzo C., ON (2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Thermostat

"Car threw cooling system MIL last April; dealer replaced thermostat and housing (existing TSB on this issue) under warranty"

Mitchell M., IL (2017 Hyundai Elantra SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Caused an erratic temperature guage reading"

Lester B., TX (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"The switch cluster that controls, among other functions, the Blind Spot Monitor system was not working when I purchased the car. I was assured by the seller that this could be remedied under warranty, which it was. The local Hyundai dealer replaced the switch panel under warranty in a timely manner and everything, including BSM works now."

Anonymous, NB (2017 Hyundai Elantra 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Paid for security features but they were not operational"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited 2.0-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

Stability control (ESC)

"Same comment as previous as several things failed at the same time. One part seemed to control several features"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited 2.0-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

Slipping transmission

"The CVT transmission is weird bird anyway (not a lot of power starting off going up an incline (out of a garage) for instance. The specific issue here is the automatic transmission "falling out of gear" between shifts. So, from 1st gear to 2nd, it has just never engaged 2nd and fell into neutral (no power to accelerate). This has happened 2-3 times in the last 12 months but the vehicle fairly quickly went back into gear by shifting into park and then back into drive (very low speed on surface streets obviously). The Hyundai dealership thoroughly inspected the vehicle and could not replicate the issue. I believe this because it has been extremely infrequent in occurrence. They didn't recommend any further action except to let them know if it happens again."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

Refrigerant leaks

"The thermostat went bad which caused the coolant hose to burst and leak coolant. My car overheated and the engine started steaming while I was in a drive thru line. I immediately pulled into a parking space and had the car towed to a Hyundai dealership as it was still under warranty. The dealership identified the problem and replaced the thermostat and hose."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Hyundai Elantra SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Threw a rod/sucked a valve at less than 2500 miles. Took two months to get a new engine. Had to replace the engine TWICE; the first replacement engine had low compression, so we had to wait for a second replacement engine. Rare, but, it happened. No other problems"

Karl B., TX (2017 Hyundai Elantra SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
STEERING
Mar 28, 2017
Loss of power steering assist would require higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2017 Elantra vehicles. The affected vehicles may have a damaged Electronic Power Steering (MDPS) connector resulting in a loss of electric power steering assistance.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EPS motor, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 28, 2017. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-243-7766. Hyundai's number for this recall 161.
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: 17V213000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 99
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Jan 26, 2017
A loss of power brake assist can lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2017 Elantra vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the brake booster may fail, resulting in a loss of power brake assist.
What should you do:
Hyundai has notified owners, and dealers will replace the brake system booster assembly, free of charge. The recall began on February 6, 2017. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 157.
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: 17V063000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 33803
AIR BAGS
Dec 30, 2016
In the event of a crash, an air bag that does not inflate fully increases the risk of injury.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2017 Hyundai Elantra vehicles manufactured April 15, 2016, to September 13, 2016, and Sonata vehicles manufactured May 27, 2016 to September 16, 2016. In these vehicles, the end seal for the driver's frontal air bag inflator may not have been properly installed, possibly resulting in reduced inflation of the frontal air bag in the event of a crash.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall began February 13, 2017. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 156.
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: 16V956000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 110
AIR BAGS
Apr 21, 2016
An air bag that does not inflate increases the risk of injury.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Sonata vehicles manufactured May 29, 2014 to February 11, 2016, 2017 Elantra vehicles manufactured January 12, 2016 to February 22, 2016, and one 2016 Sonata Hybrid vehicle manufactured October 15, 2015. In these vehicles, the driver's frontal air bag may be missing a chemical enhancer required for the second stage air bag deployment, resulting in the second stage not deploying in certain crashes. The primary stage will deploy as intended.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall began on May 5,2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 144.
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: 16V232000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 33
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