2017 Hyundai Elantra Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Brakes, engine and transmission issues among the top complaints received by the NHTSA from vehicle owners

By Brian Jones | Updated on

By Brian Jones | Updated on

Either Hyundai doesn’t know how to make cars anymore – or it never did. Year after year, the Korean automaker continues to pump out vehicles with similar design flaws. An example is the 2017 Hyundai Elantra, a car the seems to suffer from problems supposedly addressed generations ago. The sedan’s main trouble areas, According to the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, are the engine/powertrain, brakes and airbag.

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NHTSA Complaints for the 2017 Hyundai Elantra

Complaint CategoryNumber of Complaints
Engine
177
Structure:body
92
Unknown Or Other
86
Electrical System
63
Power Train
40
Latches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
39
Service Brakes
36
Steering
36
Air Bags
23
Vehicle Speed Control
17

Problems with the Engine/Powertrain

Hyundai should have learned its lesson; the company already recalled over 1.2 million 2011- 2014 model cars for engine problems. But the issues of hesitation, stalling and catastrophic engine failure don’t seem to have been fixed – just ask owners of the 2017 Hyundai Elantra.

On the NHTSA website, one consumer states, “The car was driving down a city street when the engine ceased while driving in front of a highway off-ramp. The car would not restart and was towed to Hyundai where they installed a new engine, claiming an oil bearing failed.”

The owner accounts sound all too familiar. Previously, on its 2011-2014 model cars, Hyundai found the root cause to be metal debris inside the engine. Fragments left over from the manufacturing process plug internal lubrication holes. When this happens, the connecting rod bearings are starved of oil and fail. Chunks of bearing material then contaminate the oiling system, causing complete engine failure

Also, the NHTSA is investigating engine fires on older Hyundai vehicles. The agency believes recalls may not have been issued soon enough on the 2011-2014 models, allowing some of the cars to go up in flames.

So far, Hyundai has not made public any recalls or campaigns to address engine failures on the 2017 Elantra. There aren’t any open NHTSA investigations, either.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Engine and Transmission Problems:

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 HYUNDAI ELANTRA. WHILE DRIVING VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE HESITATED WHILE MAKING LEFT OR RIGHT TURNS. THE VEHICLE ALSO HESITATED WHILE THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS BEING DEPRESSED UPHILL. THERE WERE NO WARNING INDICATORS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE, BUT DID NOT OFFER ASSISTANCE. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE ISSUE HAD BEEN PRESENT EVER SINCE THE VEHICLE WAS PURCHASED ON MAY 11, 2017. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 260.

WHEN SHIFTING FROM REVERSE TO DRIVE ON AN INCLINE USUALLY SENDS ME HEADING BACK IN REVERSE AGAIN UNTIL I APPLY THE BRAKE PEDAL HARD FOR A FEW SECONDS. THIS HAPPENED TO ME A LOT IN MY DRIVEWAY AND MOST RECENTLY ON A STEEP MOUNTAIN, WHICH WAS REALLY SCARY. THE VEHICLE STARTS FROM STATIONARY MOTION TO REVERSE, THEN STOP, SHIFT INTO DRIVE AND IT ROLLS BACK IN REVERSE AGAIN. ALMOST LIKE A MANUAL TRANSMISSION DOES. PLEASE INVESTIGATE.

MY CAR WILL NOT START SOMETIMES, AND THE KEYS WON’T HANDLE THE SIGNALS TO THE CAR. IF I WERE TO WANT TO TURN IT ON IT WON’T, WHEN THIS SITUATION HAPPENS. ALSO, THIS HAS HAPPENED TWICE. I PARK MY CAR, AND IT WON’T TURN ON, NOT EVEN THE DASHBOARD LIGHTS. THE ENGINE LIGHT DOES NOT COME ON SO I THE DEALERSHIP CAN’T SCAN IT SUPPOSEDLY. I AM WORRIED THIS WILL HAPPEN WHILE I AM DRIVING.

Problems with the Brakes

The ability to stop quickly is the most important aspect of any vehicle. Hyundai overlooked this seemingly obvious requirement when building the 2017 Elantra: a car with the braking performance of the Flintstone-mobile.

Many owners complain the Elantra is difficult – if not impossible – to stop in emergencies.

On the NHTSA website, one such case reads, “The contact owns a 2017 Hyundai Elantra. While driving 45 mph, the preceding vehicle abruptly stopped. The contact depressed the brake pedal, but the vehicle failed to immediately stop.”

Another says, “The contact owns a 2017 Hyundai Elantra. While driving highway speeds, the contact depressed the brake pedal, but the brakes failed to respond. As a result, the vehicle was involved in a front-end collision.”

Hyundai believes the brake booster – a component that provides “braking assist” – is responsible for the concern. When the booster fails, the driver must rely on leg power alone to stop the vehicle. There is no power assistance. As a result, the brake pedal typically feels harder than normal and the car’s stopping distance increases.

On the 2017 Elantra, the diaphragm in the brake booster may unseat, causing an internal failure. A recall (17V0630000) has been issued to address the concern. On applicable vehicles, Hyundai will replace the booster free of charge.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Brake Problems:

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2017 HYUNDAI ELANTRA. WHILE DRIVING HIGHWAY SPEEDS, THE CONTACT DEPRESSED THE BRAKE PEDAL, BUT THE BRAKES FAILED TO RESPOND. AS A RESULT, THE VEHICLE WAS INVOLVED IN A FRONT END COLLISION. THE FAILURE OCCURRED WITHOUT WARNING. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER WERE NOT CONTACTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE BODY SHOP; HOWEVER, A DETERMINATION HAD NOT BEEN MADE REGARDING IF THE VEHICLE WAS STILL OPERABLE. THERE WAS ALSO A PREVIOUS BRAKE FAILURE THAT RESULTED IN A CRASH. THERE WAS ONE INJURY, BUT MEDICAL ATTENTION WAS NOT REQUIRED. THE CONTACT SUFFERED MODERATE ABRASIONS. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT PROVIDED.

THE VEHICLE HAS APPROXIMATELY 5,500 MILES ON IT AND IT WAS BEING DRIVEN 10-15 MILES AN HOUR ON A CITY STREET. WHEN TRYING TO COME TO A STOP THE BRAKE PEDAL WENT TO THE FLOOR AND WOULD NOT STOP THE VEHICLE. IT HIT ANOTHER VEHICLE AND AFTER PUMPING THE BRAKE PEDAL THE BRAKES RETURNED TO NORMAL. THERE IS A CURRENT RECALL ON THIS MODEL AND YEAR TO REPLACE THE BRAKE BOOSTER BUT IT DOESN’T CURRENTLY INCLUDE THIS VEHICLE’S MANUFACTURED DATE. IT’S HYUNDAI RECALL NUMBER 157 AND NHSTA SAFETY CAMPAIGN #17V063000

WAS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY AT SPEEDS OF AROUND 25-30 MPH…CAR IN FRONT OF ME SLOWED DOWN SO I ATTEMPTED TO SLOW DOWN. I PRESSED ON BRAKE PEDAL BUT CAR DID NOT STOP. IF FELT LIKE IT STARTED TO START THEN SLIPPED AND GAINED SPEED RESULTING IN A FRONT END CRASH. THIS MODEL HAS A RECALL BUT WHEN I PUT IN MY VIN IT SAYS NOT AFFECTED BYTHE RECALL ON THESE BRAKES BUT I’M SEEING SIMILAR COMPLAINTS

Problems with the Airbags

The 2017 Hyundai Elantra has airbag issues in addition to sketchy brakes. Together, these two problems are a dangerous combination.

Many loyal Elantra drivers claim the airbags fail to deploy in a crash. On the NHTSA website, one such individual writes, “My son was in an accident this past Tuesday where he rear-ended another vehicle. The airbag light came on but the airbag never deployed.”

Another complaint reads, “Driving around 35 miles an hour and come to a small curve turned the wheel a little but the car went straight and hit a guardrail. Hit passenger side front of car and driver airbag came out but did not blow all the way up and had a hole in it.”

Hyundai has stepped up to the plate: two recalls (16V956000 and 16V232000) have been issued.

In the first correspondence, the automaker states, “The end seal for the driver’s frontal airbag inflator may not have been properly installed, possibly resulting in reduced inflation of the frontal airbag in the event of a crash.

Hyundai, in the second recall, says, “The driver’s frontal airbag may be missing a chemical enhancer required for the second stage airbag deployment, resulting in the second stage not deploying in certain crashes. The primary stage will deploy as intended.

In both scenarios the dealer will replace the airbag module free of charge.

Here are some actual complaints logged with the NHTSA about the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Airbag Problems – Takata Recall:

I WAS DRIVING AND WAS T-BONED ON THE DRIVER’S SIDE. THE DRIVER’S SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAG DEPLOYED LATE, HITTING ME IN THE HEAD AND TRAPPING ME AGAINST THE WINDOW. I HAVE A RESULTANT SHOULDER INJURY THAT MAY NOT HAVE HAPPENED WITH APPROPRIATE DEPLOYMENT.

DRIVING AROUND 35 MILES AN HOUR AND COME TO A SMALL CURVE TURNED THE WHEEL LITTLE BIT BUT CAR WENT STRAIGHT AND GUARD RAIL HIT PASSAGER SIDE FRONT OF CAR AND DRIVER AIRBAG CAME OUT BUT DIDN’T BLOW ALL THE WAY UP AND HAD A HOLE IN IT WITH STITCHING AROUND IT SO DRIVER AIRBAG IS NO COUNT JUST FALLS IN YOUR LAP AND ELECTRIC STEERING IS UNPREDICTABLE

ENGINE SHUT OFF WITHOUT WARNING WHILE DRIVING ON INTERSTATE HIGHWAY. RECEIVED MESSAGES SERVICE TRANSMISSION AND SERVICE ENGINE. COASTED TO STOP ON SHOULDER OF ROAD. CAR WOULD NOT RESTART FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES. CHECKED CODES AFTERWARDS; SHOWS P0339 CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR A CIRCUIT INTERMITTENT AND P0335 CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR A CIRCUIT. THIS PRESENTS A SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE WHEN CAR ENGINE STOPS WITHOUT WARNING.

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Complaint Data

CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 26, 2023
StateFL
Description
Right out of warranty sudden engine heat fluctuations, hot air stopped blowing and cold air is inconsistent. I changed relays and fuses to be safe . Very unhappy about dangerous unreliable products the engine warranty should be extended to this vehicle I have a heart condition. It seems they are trying to avoid addressing major engine reliability issues
CategoryStructure:body
DateJan 24, 2023
StateCA
Description
What component or system failed or malfunctioned, and is it available for inspection upon request? "paint flaking/chipping" how was your safety or the safety of others put at risk? "no safety concern or issue" has the problem been reproduced or confirmed by a dealer or independent service center? "not currently" has the vehicle or component been inspected by the manufacturer, police, insurance representatives or others? "insurance representatives" were there any warning lamps, messages or other symptoms of the problem prior to the failure, and when did they first appear? "no. Failure was noticed after traveling through foggy weather after reaching destination"
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 21, 2023
StateCA
Description
Roadside assistance locke d keys inside car
CategoryEngine
DateJan 20, 2023
StateNY
Description
The vehicle has stalled at low speeds multiple times. No check engine light comes on, so my mechanic can't diagnose anything. He suspects it's the issue that many other model years have been recalled for, but the 2017 elantras are not included in the recall. Most recently the car stalled as I came to a stop at a red light.
CategoryStructure:body
DateJan 18, 2023
StateTN
Description
For over a year, the front driver's side door handle has not worked properly. I would have to yank the door repeatedly, even while unlocked, to open it. Eventually this led to the plastic fracturing, and then breaking off completely when an auto tech tried to open it. Now, despite absolutely nothing having damaged them in the meantime, the front passenger side door handle has to be pulled on as many as 20+ times to open from the outside, and the back driver's side is not opening from the outside at all. The only functioning door is the passenger's side rear door. I have read multiple reports of other drivers whose doors are not opening from the outside or the inside. This could not only make it so I am entirely unable to drive the car due to a complete inability to get inside (unless maybe I'm able to crawl through the trunk?), but also a serious safety hazard endangering anyone who might be stuck inside the car. Even if I replace the actuators I can't know that it won't just happen again. Along with that, the car has had a consistent problem with overheating despite several attempts by auto techs to fix the problem. Even at the "qualified" hyundai dealership, the techs could never figure out the problem. I paid to have an independent mechanic replace the thermostat, in the hopes that it would repair the problem. It seemed to work until 2 weeks ago when I stopped the car, and after roughly 2 minutes idling it was overheating and I had to turn around. The approximate date I'm adding is just the date the auto tech ripped off the door handle, because these have been persistent and ongoing issues.
CategoryEngine
DateJan 17, 2023
StateTX
Description
My 2017 hyundai elantra that I got in 2020, has been shaking at idle for 3 years now off and on. I even got it serviced at hyundai in tyler tx under warranty. I was told it's the coil packs. I was driving to work yesterday and the engine light was flashing at me, and my car was shaking and knocking extremely bad. I had to turn around and miss work due to this issue. Although, when I go to nearest dealership there are no obd 2 codes that populate, or any codes for that matter, but I'm still seeing the engine light flashing, and I'm still experiencing daily shaking and knocking of my car at low speeds, and even on the highway. I'm scared to drive it since nobody can find codes as to why this is happening.
CategoryAir Bags, Service Brakes, Steering
DateJan 08, 2023
StateIL
Description
The cars breaks are difficult to stop, it does not slow down. The steering wheel is very stiff to turn. And my car was stolen due to hyundai not equiping it with an immobilizer. It was recovered smashed in the front, no airbags were deploited. I have photos for proof.
CategoryEngine, Service Brakes, Steering
DateJan 07, 2023
StateSC
Description
Had bought the vehicle at 72k miles, and drove fine for a few months before the engine started to sound like it was roaring (like the exhaust had came undone), shortly after vehicle started stalling and dieting turning left (have video evidence of this in parking lot) did not take vehicle in to be serviced as it seemed a lot of the time to be a one off issue but now the vehicle has lost a lot of low speed acceleration, and had begun knocking at 80k miles where it was looked at by an independent mechanic which stated that the engine was severely low on oil. Have been driving since as it is the only way for me to get back and forth to work and the problems have been getting worse to the point the vehicle will refuse to start, or just act like it's lost a gear and is stuck in neutral
CategoryStructure:body
DateJan 01, 2023
StateTX
Description
Driver side rear door will not open and the front passenger door takes a couple lifts if the exterior handle to get the door to open.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateDec 26, 2022
StatePA
Description
Paint peeling on hood
CategoryAir Bags, Steering
DateDec 22, 2022
StateTN
Description
The passenger side door will not open from the outside also the passenger airbag light comes on and off by itself also the steering wheel is jerky and movement
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateDec 19, 2022
StateNC
Description
Check engine lights keep coming on for ignition coils and engine keeps stalling out. This seems to be a common problem and surprise theres no recall. The engine stalling is very dangerous because of the potential to cause a traffic accident. The problem originally started in august and has continue to happen up to date. I have had close calls for a traffic accidents which is very scary. The mechanic said that the issue was recalled but online says something different. I just want this issue fixed and not just patched.
CategoryStructure:body
DateDec 18, 2022
StateMO
Description
Issues with the front, passenger, and back passenger door randomly stop opening. From the inside and outside. Heard many complains about others with this same vehicle. Safety hazard due to not being able to open the door to get out incase of emergency, or even in if need be.
CategoryStructure:body
DateDec 12, 2022
StateIL
Description
White paint peeling from front quarter panel, hood and roof
CategoryEngine
DateDec 10, 2022
StateNY
Description
I was driving on the highway in busy nyc doing 50mph in the middle lane and my car shut off. My dashboard did not display any warning signals (check engine, check oil, anything) prior to this incident at all. My safety and others were put at risk. This is a known issue with hyundai vehicles. I researched their were prior recalls for engine issues however elantras were not included in the recall. That needs to change. My car has an appointment for service however something needs to be done now about this issue. Things could've definitely went different. The maintenance on my vehicle is up to date. My vehicle is serviced at hyundais service center. I'm extremely frustrated no warning lamps were ever displayed across my screen.
CategoryEngine
DateDec 10, 2022
StateNV
Description
This is the second time I'm requesting to have someone look into this matter. Hyundai had a class action lawsuit regarding engine recalls of many of their different types of vehicles and the elantra was not one of them. Well, my 2017 elsntra is sitting in the shop with the exact diagnosed problem with the car stalling, engine knocking and a rod causing the engine to need replacement with no warning lights appearing on my dashboard. I understand that I am out of the warranty period but this is obviously hyundai who has not properly set the warning lights to illuminate and my car was in the day before for a emissions test in which it passed with no problem. I have looked at several complaints about the 2017 elantra engines are needing to be replaced but consumers are mad because we weren't put into this recall. I think this needs to be looked into and someone should be looking to see why this car was not part of the recall as there is so many complaints about the 2017 elantra.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateDec 10, 2022
StateTX
Description
Rear driver door won't open inside or out. Unable to get to the child lock
CategoryStructure:body
DateDec 09, 2022
StateNJ
Description
The problem has been persistent since 70,000 miles. The drivers side passenger door is unable to be opened from the inside and outside, most of the time. The car is available for inspection. Malfunctioning doors is absolutely a safety issue. If the car is involved in an accident the fastest way to get people out is by unlocking the doors and opening them. That cannot be done here thus it requires first responders to used spreaders and cutters to open a door that should be functional. The car is going to the dealership in a few days.
CategoryEngine
DateDec 03, 2022
StateNV
Description
Apparently, hyundai recalled several of their different types of cars for engine knocking and didn't include the 2017 elantra. My car is now sitting at a shop with the exact symptoms that caused the recall. As I was making a left turn, I slowed down and the car stalled and I can hear knocking coming from car at that time. The next morning I heard knocking when I started it and took it right to shop for a diagnostic. There was never any warning lights illuminated while driving my car to indicate any problems, I just heard knocking. You can verify with the mechanic exactly what I said when I took it in and yes its out of warranty but this is do to their error. I have read so many of the same complaints now listed that this is happening to so many 2017 elantras, and it should be investigated further. Under the national highway patrol heading, I found several of the same complaints and I have sent an email to hyundai informing them of the samething I have mentioned to you. I know this was the result of class action lawsuit and I am going to notify the law group that handled the case next to see what needs to be addressed because if this is happening to all the years and makes and models from hyundai, then all our cars should be recalled because the complaints are there on the websites with people having to pay out of pocket for their mishap and its not because of poor maintenance, it's because they manufactured the engine wrong and with no warning lights would make them totally responsible. That's what warning lights do and if they don't illuminate, how can I know where the problem is unless it breaks down and I have to pay for diagnostic. I was asked by mechanic if any warning lights were illuminated and I told him no and this was verified by him after they turned the car on.
CategoryEngine
DateNov 30, 2022
StateMO
Description
The contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated while driving 30-40 mph, the vehicle stalled inadvertently on several occasions. The check engine warning light, the battery warning light, and several unknown warning lights were illuminated. The contact veered to the side of the road. The contact stated that upon restarting the vehicle, the engine made abnormal sounds. The contact stated that the failure recurred several times while driving below 50 mph. An unknown dealer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 63,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateNov 30, 2022
StateTX
Description
The white paint on my 2017 hyundai elantra is peeling in large chunks. This may not be a safety issue, but it is a legitimate concern because the hyundai corporation is selling vehicles with faulty paint jobs with no recourse to the consumer. The problem is seen on numerous hyundais driving down the road. Consumers need some sort of intervention to recoup the loss that's incurred from rust, corrosion or thousands of dollars spent repainting a vehicle. As you can see in my photos, the paint first bubbles then it flakes off. It's just a matter of time before more paint flies off as I drive down the highway.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateNov 26, 2022
StateCA
Description
The paint on the hood and fenders are peeling off. If it's washed off with a hose, the paint comes off
CategoryEngine
DateNov 21, 2022
StateTN
Description
Took the vehicle to dealership in march due to oil consumption. A combustion clean out was done and was told it was fine. About 5 weeks ago while my 17yr old son was driving the motor died in the middle of the road and began knocking. No check engine light or anything. Fighting with hyundai and dealership to get it fixed.
CategorySteering
DateNov 18, 2022
StateTX
Description
The power steering is totally out. Very hard to turn left or right, steering locks up and shakes hard when pressing on brakes, not safe to drive due to faulty power steering system. Took vehicle to hyundai dealer july 2022 and was told after inspection of vehicle that I needed to pay to have the whole steering column replaced. Problem still exist and work has not been done. Now I see that their is a recall for this very same issue, so why are they trying to charge for a obvious recall? Warning lights are on as well as the traction light. The lights came on and used to go off and now they stay on continuously.
CategoryAir Bags
DateNov 06, 2022
StatePA
Description
I hit a bus and totaled my car and none of my airbags deployed which seems suspicious.
CategoryElectrical System, Exterior Lighting
DateOct 27, 2022
StateTN
Description
When driving at night, sometimes the headlights and taillights will shut off leaving the car totally in the dark. This is a severe safety issue as you can no longer see the road and other cars cannot see you. The problem appears to possibly be associated with the light switch, as you can jiggle it and get the lights back on. Also related to this problem of the lights shutting off is the fact that occasionally the lights will come on long after the car has been parked in the garage, which tends to drain the battery. After experiencing this problem, I checked the internet and found numerous other cases of hyundai elantra owners reporting the exact same symptoms, so it seems to be a somewhat generic problem. Hyundai's service department has been unable to isolate the problem on my car. The problem happens randomly and is infrequent but serious when it happens. It has happened approximately 10 times over the past two years.
CategoryEngine
DateOct 27, 2022
StateNJ
Description
Coil packs, spark plugs, misfires
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateOct 21, 2022
StateTN
Description
Engine has about 84,000 miles on it and car recently through a code reading e78 and e79. Further research on the codes other kia and hyundai owners reported car threw same codes before the engine blew or threw the engine rod. I will have car checked out at dealership as it's still under warranty
CategoryEngine
DateOct 19, 2022
StateMS
Description
The contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated while getting a routine oil change, the mechanic noticed an abnormal oil consumption. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the contact was informed to bring the vehicle back after 1,500 miles of driving. The vehicle was taken back after 1,500 miles and it was confirmed that the vehicle was consuming an excessive amount of engine oil. After taking the vehicle to the dealer on several occasions, the contact was informed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted, and stated that the vehicle was out of warranty. The failure mileage was 1,280.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 16, 2022
StateWV
Description
The back passenger door will not open from the outside when it's unlocked and sometimes it will randomly not open from the insides (both doors). It's like I have the child lock on the doors but it's not on
CategorySteering
DateOct 06, 2022
StateCA
Description
My vehicle has been experiencing this issue for a while now. At first, it showed the power steering signal but when I took it to the mechanic they said they couldn't diagnose the issue. I felt it was still safe to drive because it was a false signal. So, I kept using the car. But now the issue has become so severe to the point I can't use it because it may cause a crash. I didn't even know if I was gon make it home today. I took it to the mechanic (pep boys) today but they said they probably won't be able to fix it. Now it's parked at home. I do not know what to do. My car doesn't use power steering fluids, it's electrical. I hope I am the only one going through it because it very dangerous.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateOct 05, 2022
StateTX
Description
The contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated that the passenger's side rear door was unable to be opened from inside or outside of the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired by an independent mechanic or dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000.
CategorySteering, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 04, 2022
StateGA
Description
My hyundai was stolen. After talking with the police and conducting research, kia and hyundai are extremely easy to steal. Not to mention the whole tiktok challenge which is going around teaching people how to steal these vehicles.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateOct 03, 2022
StateTX
Description
Rear drivers side door will not open from inside nor outside when unlocked by either key fob or door unlock control on front door panel???!!! Cannot open if there is an accident… window opens with both windows buttons. Door will not open when unlocked… also my passenger side front door has similar issue except, I can open door from inside but not from outside???!!! Key fob does not unlock the door???!!! But front drivers door opens all the time… very disappointed with this vehicle.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 26, 2022
StateMN
Description
Rear door isn't open able. While there's not inherent risk a faulty door could lead to a significant safety risk is a hazardous situation.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Power Train
DateSep 23, 2022
StateFL
Description
I am the owner of a 2017 hyundai elantra. I bought the car for my daughter for transportation to and from school and work. As her boyfriend was driving on a 3-lane highway in heavy traffic, the car would no longer accelerate, and the steering wheel locked. The engine just stopped and seized up. The car lost all power and steering capability. He rolled the car into the left-hand turn lane. A police officer pulled up about 30 seconds later, said that he was obstructing traffic, and to move the car out of the turn lane. Her boyfriend had to push the car across the median, and 3 lanes of traffic, to get to the opposite side of the highway's shoulder, by himself. When he nearly had the car off of the road, on the opposite side of the highway, a pedestrian approached and helped him finish pushing it out of the road. This could have caused a major car accident, or someone could've been killed or injured while pushing the car. I have moved one hour away from my daughter, so I cannot provide her with a ride to and from school and work. She and I are stuck paying 1. 18/mo on a car that is inoperable; it's just sitting and rotting at her apartment complex. We are also stuck paying 5. 87/mo for her car insurance on a car that is inoperable. Also, this model year, 2017, has a problem with peeling paint too. The car has missing paint patches all over. Previously, at just 51,000 miles, the car had stalling problems. The car would just shut off while driving. It was repaired at hyundai. When we got it back, it was still doing the same thing, and had to go back in again for service at hyundai. I filed a formal complaint with hyundai consumer affairs. Hyundai should have already issued recalls for these problems that many people are experiencing. I've been doing research and have found that this year and model hyundai is very problematic. They are refusing to take responsibility by not issuing recalls on these recurrent problems that they're aware of.
CategoryStructure:body
DateSep 22, 2022
StateFL
Description
I have white paint and my vehicle has 30,000 mi and the paint is peeling off of hood and now roof I have contacted hyundai and dealership with no satisfaction
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateSep 15, 2022
StateMO
Description
Rear driver door will not open whether in the unlock position manual or power, or lock position. Has not been checked by a dealership, police, or otherwise. Has been "locked" and unable to open for about 2 months. Safety issue- if in an accident, such as car is on fire, or under water, or passenger side is damaged to impare door, persons will be trapped and can cause death. There are no sensors, lights, etc. To indicate a problem. Internet research shows other individuals with this same problem related to hyundai vehicles.
CategoryEngine, Steering
DateSep 14, 2022
StateNY
Description
My 2017 hyundai elantras steering becomes extremely hard to steer, then the engine stalls out and the dash lights come on. I'm frighten of crashing when this happens. I restart the engine and the steering returns to normal. The cause is a damaged electronic power steering (mdps) connector. There was a recall (#161) for a replacement electronic power steering motor at no charge for this year make and model vehicle but I'm told mine was not included in that recall?
CategorySteering
DateSep 14, 2022
StateUT
Description
While driving the steering locks up and the power steering light comes on. You turn off the vehicle and turn it back on it clears the light in the dash drives fine for a little while then does it again
CategoryStructure:body
DateSep 14, 2022
StateGA
Description
Pain is peeling on roof and hood
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateSep 13, 2022
StateTX
Description
Door handles have to be pulled multiple times to open the door, specially it's at night it's very dangerous for a girl and scary I can't get into my car when I needed to.
CategoryElectrical System, Power Train
DateSep 07, 2022
StateHI
Description
Unknown. Battery died out on my twice, every two years. Motor needed to be replaced after 5 years.
CategorySteering
DateSep 06, 2022
StateMD
Description
The contact's uncle owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated while the owner was driving at an unknown speed, the steering wheel seized and failed to turn left or right. The owner stated no warning light was illuminated. The owner restarted the vehicle and was able to continue driving to his destination. The owner took the vehicle to the local dealer, where it was diagnosed with needing the steering wheel trim to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but continued to experience the failure. The contact took the vehicle back to the local dealer and made them aware of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer had not been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 55,000.
CategoryStructure:body
DateAug 31, 2022
StateMD
Description
The rear door on the driver's side will not open from the inside or outside. This was not the result of a collision or incident. A quick online check revealed this to be an issue with several hyundai vehicles.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:trunk Lid:latch
DateAug 28, 2022
StatePA
Description
While driving the trunk latch broke and the trunk flew open. There is no damage to the trunk or rear end of the vehicle. We did not hit any pot holes we were on a straight way driving and the trunk just opened. Now it won't close. The truck light won't go out. I am glad we weren't on the highway going at a higher rate of speed and this happened.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateAug 23, 2022
StateMO
Description
Door handles not functioning on my vehicle. Rear drivers side door will not open from inside or outside. Front passenger door does not open from outside only from inside. Front drivers door has had issues opening and closing door handle currently falling off. No known recalls or safety alerts for my vehicle even though hyundai has released a 10 year extended warranty on door handles mine is not warrantable to my knowledge.
CategorySteering
DateAug 23, 2022
StateMD
Description
The contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds and making turns, the steering wheel became stiff and uncontrollable. The steering warning light was illuminated. The local dealer was notified and scheduled a service appointment. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 46000.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateAug 22, 2022
StateMI
Description
My car stalled twice while driving on my way to work and had a weird knocking sound. I brought this to my local mechanic and they believed it was rod knock cause by premature rod bearing failure. They said this is a common issue with hyundai 2. 0l 4 cylinder engines and told me to reach out to a hyundai dealership. The first dealer I called said if it was the rod bearing it would be covered under an extended warranty. That dealership couldn't get me in for 3-4 weeks so I called the dealership I purchased the car new at. They said the same thing that it was a common issue with the 2. 0 4 cylinder engines and said they could get me in in less than a week. I paid to have my car towed to them on friday and they called me this morning confirming that it is a worn rod bearing and informed me I would need a new engine. They said that my specific vin is not covered by their extended warranty covering this specific issue. It is my understanding that specific models using the same engine are covered but for some reason mine is not. I just spent over 00 on the engine with issues that they said they wouldn't cover and now they want me to pay them over 00 to replace the engine on an issue they are aware of in this 2. 0l engine they manufactured. Please help me to rectify this issue with my car. I cannot afford 00+ for a new engine and I certainly cannot afford a new car. This car is less than 6 years old and I would have expected power train to last significantly longer.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 22, 2022
StateIL
Description
This is a very unsafe vehicle. There should be a recall!!!! This is a well known problem, yet huyndai and nthsa does nothing. How many people will be involved in an accident or killed before you do something? This vehicle has been having check engine light come on multiple times in past month. When it does the whole car shudders/shakes , and won't accelerate. There is also a knocking. This is an accident waiting to happen! First time I took it in was to a firestone shop as huyndai had no opening for weeks. I drive 60 miles 1 way for my job, so couldn't wait for huyndai. Firestone said it was misfiring, and that it was very low on oil. They couldn't get it to duplicate the incident, so couldn't figure out the problem. An oil change was done. Multiple times in next 2 weeks the light would come on, then sometimes go off with no other issues, but sometimes the same knocking sounds and shaking. I took it back to firestone and they determined a coil needed to be replaced and a spark plug. And in that short of time the oil was seriously low again. These fixes were done. The next day after picking it up, same issues!!!! Firestone won't work on it now as they don't know what else to do. We have an appointment with huyndai but not until sept. 12th. What am I supposed to do???? Take a chance of dying every day to get to work? I can't afford a rental for the next few weeks until huyndai can look at it. This is so unfair. Why haven't you made huyndai recall and fix this very well known issue? Please help!
CategoryStructure:body
DateAug 20, 2022
StateWA
Description
Bought 2017 hyundai elantra in may 2020 car had no paint peeling at odometer reading 82,888. In october 2020 the paint on the hood of the car near the headlights started peeling the odometer reading was about 92,897 at that point. A couple months later the roof next to the windshield start peeling too. Now those spots have grown each time it rains. These spots are now starting to rust. Obviously this is bringing down the value of the car. Not to mention it makes the car look terrible. After I bought the car I went out and put new tires and wheels on it plus other accessories to make it stand out only to have the paint start peeling and have it look terrible. As a consumer I should not have to pay for hyundai mistake in painting thier cars incorrectly.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 19, 2022
StateOH
Description
Car is easy to steal because you only need a usb to start the ignition and someone recently attempted to steal mine, but was caught in the act.
CategoryEngine
DateAug 16, 2022
StateCA
Description
Ignition coils in my car have failed three times in between 2021-2022. First repair was back in october of 2021 for misfiring cylinder. Both the check engine and low oil pressure light came on in the middle of my drive. It was like a lightbulb suddenly blowing up. Roadside assistance was called the following day to pick my car up and tow to dealership. Second occurrence was july 30, 2022 and diagnosed on august 5, 2022. My car shook and jolted when idle and even turned off in the middle of an intersection. Cylinder #3 was reported to be misfiring and coil was replaced by the dealership. However, two days after the replacement of the coil, the light comes back on and my car begins to jolt at idle once more. Engine turned off in the parking lot this time around. Performed a diagnostic and found cylinder #2 to be misfiring. Currently awaiting repairs for this specific issue once more but my car will go back and forth between smooth driving and its rattling.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Fuel System, Gasoline
DateAug 15, 2022
StateOR
Description
The contact owned a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated while driving approximately 45 mph, the fuel warning light flickered and the radio activated and deactivated independently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was determined that the vehicle was performing as designed due to a satellite not being connected. On another occasion, the vehicle accelerated on its own and the brake pedal hesitated to respond. The contact depressed the brake pedal to the floorboard in order for the vehicle to come to a stop. The vehicle was taken to another dealer due to the above failures; in addition to shuttering and jerking while depressing on the accelerator, as if it was not receiving fuel. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact did a private diagnosis which indicated electrical system malfunction. The contact was informed to start using a halo battery charger to jump the vehicle. The contact then stated while driving at approximately 40 mph at night, the vehicle started accelerating inadvertently, and she then turned on high beams for better visibility to pull over safely; however, they failed. The contact then pulled her emergency brakes and ended in a ditch. All air bags deployed. The contacts phone and alert device did not operate. The contact was able to call her son, who called 911. The police, fire, and paramedics arrived on the scene. The fire department cut the contact out of the destroyed vehicle. There were no medical treatments on the scene. The contact was transported to the hospital. The entire driver's side of the vehicle from the front end to the back rear and the entire front of the vehicle was destroyed. The contact experienced a bad concussion and blacked out. The vehicle was towed to the wrecking yard. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 44,000.
CategoryElectrical System, Power Train
DateAug 09, 2022
StateUT
Description
Started having intermittent misfires on various cylinders, specifically cylinder 3. (code p0303) this would mainly cause the engine to stall, or idle. No accidents or injuries to report, but having a car stall out at 80 mph on the freeway is certainly scary as hell. Just frustration and possible damage to other parts of the engine (spark plugs and some wiring). Took vehicle into local auto shop where they reproduced the problem, but informed me of tsb 20-fl-001h, which can only be fixed by a hyundai dealership due to the ecm reprogramming and the proprietary nature of the tool to perform that. As such I have taken the vehicle to a hyundai dealership where, again, they were able to find and diagnose the problem, as well as determine the spark plugs were likely fouled by the known-faulty ignition coil packs. This is the third time in 75,000 miles I've replaced them.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Power Train
DateAug 04, 2022
StateIN
Description
Bad ignition colis poor fuel economy: if you notice that your car is getting less mileage from a full tank than normal, this could mean that you have a bad ignition coil. This takes place because, when your, spark plugs aren't getting a certain power, the system will try to compensate by taking more fuel. Hard starts and stalling: the ignition needs to spark at just the right time for the engine to start and a vehicle to run. If an ignition coil is malfunctioning and not delivering the required voltage to the spark plugs, you will find it hard to start the engine. Misfiring engine: a malfunctioning ignition coil will cause your vehicle to misfire when you accelerate. In some other cases, a misfire could cause your vehicle to shut down while you are driving
CategoryEngine
DateAug 03, 2022
StateNY
Description
My car keeps stalling. I have replaced three of the four cylinder coils in one year thank you [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
CategoryAir Bags
DateAug 02, 2022
StatePR
Description
Activated airbag warning light on dashboard
CategoryEngine, Service Brakes
DateAug 02, 2022
StateAR
Description
I bought a 2017 hyundia elantra gt on 2/14/22 for my 16 year old daughter cash 00. The car ran good for about a month but I could smell fumes so I took the car to the dealership on 3/11/22. I had to replaced the catalytic converter with the hyundia dealership, which cost me 00. On 4/8/22, my 16 year old daughter was driving to work and she advised me that it was really hard to stop on the brakes. I asked her did the brake light or service light come on. She was like no, so I drove the care to see what she was talking about and it was really hard to stop on brakes. I was having to use all my weight just to stop on brakes. I was so terrified because she could have had an accident. We thought we had all the problems behind us after getting the brake booster replaced (0). I recently found out that there was also a recall on the brake booster (recall#17v0630000). Little did we know the worst was yet to come. On 7/26/22 my daughter was on her way to work up a hill on the freeway and the car completely stopped after making a thumping/tapping noise. No check engine warning. Leaving her in a dangerous situation to be hit by oncoming traffic. Being that the car could not be moved we had to have the car towed to the closet service center. Once they conducted their diagnostic they found that the engine needed to be replaced showing code p0326, p0014, p052a, p0506, p0300, p0301, p0303. I was told that 2014-2017 hyundia elantra gt 2. 0 engines had a campaign and they extended the warranty to 15years 150,000 miles. I contacted hyundia and they advised me that I needed to take the car to the dealership in order for them to run test to determine if the engine can be replaced under the campaigns extended warranty. The car made it to the dealership yesterday 8/1/22 and I was told because they are backed up with other customers with similar issues it was going to be at least 3 months before the car would be ready, if they get the okay from hyundia on my case. Case#20112426
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateJul 31, 2022
StateIL
Description
Right rear passenger door will not open. The door will not open from the inside or the outside. The latch is in the "unlocked position" and the child safety lock is off. The child safety lock is proven to be off, as the left rear door will open as it should. Unlocking, locking, child safety lock on or off, starting the car, turn the engine off-nothing allows you to open the door. This is a safety concern. Please assist in having hyundai make this a recall. Thank you. Mileage 82k.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Wheels
DateJul 29, 2022
StateKY
Description
The engine stalled out while driving on the highway. No indicator warning lights came on. The vehicle would not restart. Had to be pushed off the road. Prior to the engine, the tire pressure gauge warning indicator light did not work when tire went flat. I was driving on the interstate 23 back end slid. I pulled off the road and the driver side back tire was completely flat. Put on spare tire. All the lights on dash came on . Went straight to tire garage had 2 tires on back put on. The vehicle is at tim short hyundai dealership in pikeville ky. Has been there since 03/11/2022. The engine problem occurred 02/26/22. I had vehicle taken to carbon auto repair shop in paintsville ky. The mechanic stated the engine would have to be replaced. I called hyundai dealership and informed what happened. They scheduled an appointment for inspection. Case # 19459076. Case manager is shemroy # is 1-833-462-8722 ext65413. Tim short hyundai dealership in pikeville ky # is 1-606-437-1300. I have called the dealership several occasions no results or they leave me on the line until it automatically hangs up. They do the case manager same way. I have only had the vehicle for a 1 year and it is only 4years old total. This is a safety hazard. Multiple vehicles were around me both incidents. I have seen recalls on same make and model as my vehicle. I just don't want this to continue to happen. I would appreciate any help. I uploaded emails to show as well as I have several voicemails saved. I just want the right thing done. Also the paint has peeled off hood roof and now the side panels. The vehicle is at dealership in pikeville ky if you would inspected it. Has been there since this occurred.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateJul 28, 2022
StateTX
Description
My back passenger door will not open from inside or outside.
CategoryEngine
DateJul 26, 2022
StateNV
Description
At 103,000 miles my engine had a catastrophic failure. My car threw a code for p0014 and the only thing was a possible cam position sensor. The engine threw a rod while driving with no warning. After checking online for complaints similar to this I found that the engines on the 2017 model wer failing the same as the 2014 which they were recalled for and engines replaced. Why this year model has not been recalled yet is beyond understanding.
CategoryStructure:body
DateJul 26, 2022
StateIN
Description
2017 elantra - pearl/white paint color, paint is peeling on roof of car as well as the hood of the car. Paint/clear coat gone
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateJul 17, 2022
StateAZ
Description
The rear drivers side door will not open from the inside or outside. Something broke and the door is stuck shut.
CategoryStructure:body, Unknown Or Other
DateJul 17, 2022
StateAZ
Description
I bought my car in 2019 with about 18k miles. My paint started peeling off of my hood and my roof at the beginning of 2021 at 40k miles. Hyundai pretty much told me too bad so sad since I was over 36,000 miles. I have paid to have it fixed multiple times and the paint is still peeling off. I am unable to wash my car without my paint flaking off. I even vinyl wrapped my roof myself to keep the paint from peeling more and rusting. There is discoloration where the paint has peeled off. I read online that if the vehicle rust the hyundai will fix it however they refused to return my numerous calls and emails and voicemails to the supervisor at jim click hyundai in tucson.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 16, 2022
StateMN
Description
My car was stolen because hyundai manufacturers have made them easy to break into and start without a key (there is currently a lawsuit going on for hyundais/kias). My car was stolen during daylight hours even though it was locked with no valuables inside and parked in the open. I should feel safe parking my car, but even if I get it back, I don't know that I ever will again.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 14, 2022
StateAL
Description
Passenger front door outside latch will not open door, and the same thing happened on the drivers side!
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateJul 13, 2022
StateGA
Description
This is just to inform the issue that I faced with my car, hyundai elantra 2017. The incident happened twice. I was driving once on an interstate, luckily was driving very slow (due to traffic), when I accelerated a from a halt position the car started to jerk and the engine light came up and the car stopped. I then took the car on the shoulder and turned on the car after 5minutes, luckily the light went away and was able to drive back home slowly and safely without any problem then. Thought it's just a one off situation. This again happened when I was driving in the city; stopped at a signal and was starting from stop position on a signal when the engine light shows up again and car started to jerk again, with that on I slowly drove 1 mile back to home. The next working day I took it to the dealership to get the car checked. The service center said that they will have to replace 4 spark plugs, 4 coils, and the driver belt. I got that replaced and got the car back finally after 2 weeks. It was disappointing to hear that warranty didn't cover anything. My car is 5. 5 years old and 61,000 miles only and the dealership and hyundai usa declined the request to cover any of the charges saying it's out of warranty. (I. E. Just 1000 miles outside the limit of 60k and 6 months outside the window of 5years). Today I just wanted to share the experience that I had and that just at 61000 miles, it gave what seemed to be a big problem with the powertrain and at that time felt unsafe to drive.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch, Unknown Or Other
DateJul 07, 2022
StateSC
Description
Pressed the unlock button on the fab and the front passenger and back left passenger will not open anymore
CategoryEngine
DateJun 29, 2022
StateMD
Description
The contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated upon starting the vehicle, he heard abnormal ticking sounds coming from the engine. There was no warning light illuminated. The contact stated that the failure occurred increasingly upon depressing the accelerator pedal. The contact stated that the vehicle would respond with delay upon depressing the accelerator pedal. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed and determined that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The dealer and the manufacturer were not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000. The vin was not available.
CategoryEngine
DateJun 29, 2022
StateVA
Description
The contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated while driving 45 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated and the vehicle started staking and stalling. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where coil #3 was replaced; however, the failure persisted. An appointment was scheduled with the dealer for a second diagnostic test. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 39,378.
CategorySteering
DateJun 29, 2022
StateFL
Description
Clunky noise on the steering wheel and lock up the steering wheel
CategoryAir Bags
DateJun 26, 2022
StateFL
Description
My airbags system malfunctioned and I have a airbag light on and it will put my life and other's at risk.
CategoryEngine, Structure:body
DateJun 23, 2022
StateGA
Description
Car has failed to turn over/start on numerous occasions. It will take multiple times to turn over before it fires up. Car has also been very jerky in 1st gear aka going slow. Rough jerking spasms at 10mph or such. Car has also lost power numerous times while driving at high speeds.
CategoryStructure:body
DateJun 23, 2022
StateGA
Description
Back passenger door locked. Could not open. Originally they told us it would not be covered under warranty.
CategoryStructure:body
DateJun 22, 2022
StateVA
Description
My 2017 white pearl quartz elantra started to peel in january 2022!! The hood and roof is just horrible. The dealership does not want to do anything about it. I bought this car brand new! This is a paint defect and hyundai knows it!! This should be recalled!! Tons of other vehicles are just like mine! It's ridiculous!
CategoryStructure:body
DateJun 21, 2022
StateVA
Description
The paint of my white elantra is peeling for about 5 months now!! It is a known issue that the paint is defected!!!
CategoryAir Bags, Steering
DateJun 17, 2022
StateFL
Description
The contact owned a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the steering wheel seized. There was an abnormal popping noise detected and the air bags deployed. The contact stated the steering was stuck in a trucker's position. A police report was filed. There was no reported crash or fire. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The driver sustained injuries to her hands, arm, thighs, brain, and neck and medical attention was provided. The local dealer was notified. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was deemed a total loss by the insurance company. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was unknown.
CategoryEngine, Engine And Engine Cooling:engine:engine Control Module (ecu/ecm)
DateJun 15, 2022
StateCA
Description
The contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated while driving 65 mph, the engine started misfiring. The check engine warning light illuminated. The contact was able to continue driving at a slower speed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that one of the cylinders had misfired and the failure was associated with technical service bulletin number: 20-fl-001h. The ignition coil and spark plugs were replaced; however, the independent mechanic did not have the ecm software update that completed the repair per the technical service bulletin number: 20-fl-001h. The local dealer and manufacturer were contacted for assistance but informed the contact that they could not assist as the vin was not included in a recall or in technical service bulletin number: 20-fl-001h. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 45,000.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateJun 14, 2022
StatePA
Description
The back door will not open after it is locked and then unlocked
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJun 08, 2022
StateKY
Description
What component or system failed or malfunctioned, and is it available for inspection upon request? - the low beam headlights- 2017 hyundai elantra value edition how was your safety or the safety of others put at risk? - the low beam headlights on the vehicle need to be replaced every 3-6 months. Most recently both headlights went out at the same time while driving in the dark. Has the problem been reproduced or confirmed by a dealer or independent service center? I have a service appointment requested but the vehicle has not yet been inspected. Has the vehicle or component been inspected by the manufacturer, police, insurance representatives or others? Not at this time were there any warning lamps, messages or other symptoms of the problem prior to the failure, and when did they first appear? The warning light on my dashboard appeared as the headlights went out. No prior warning signs
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateJun 03, 2022
StateAR
Description
The car would die while going down the interstate. It would just shut off and you would have to try to safely get off of the road and shut it off and restart it. 60k? Miles on the car. We took it to several places to have diagnostic test run and was told it was this sensor then another sensor. Nothing was fixing the problem. Then was told it was the timing. Ended up 2 cam sprockets had to be replaced. Check engine light did come on. This could be a serious hazard if you were not able to get out of the way of other traffic.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateMay 31, 2022
StateMD
Description
I just bought my car used on may 10, 2022. I have been unable to open my driver side door and having difficulty opening my passenger front door. I had the battery on the key fob replaced but it is getting more and more difficult. I have to climb into the passenger side to get into my car or have someone open the door manually from the inside of the vehicle.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateMay 31, 2022
StateTN
Description
Driver side door handle has become inoperable. A manufacturer technical service bulletin has been issued in response to repeated failures. This is a safety risk and should be a manufacturer recall (not a tsb). Vehicle occupants could become trapped inside the vehicle and unable to escape if the car is on fire, submerged in water or if the occupant needs to exit the vehicle for other personal safety reasons.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateMay 23, 2022
StateTN
Description
The contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated that the front driver's and rear passenger's doors were not able to open as needed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the door actuators needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 65,000.
CategoryEngine
DateMay 15, 2022
StateNH
Description
My car started misfiring at about 23k miles. It would bog down on the highway and cars, numerous times, we forced to slam on their brakes to avoid hitting me. Over the course of the next 20k I had to change ignition coils 3 times. At just around 61k I went back to the hyundai dealer (nashua nh) and I was told that since I bought the car second hand that the 100k warranty was no longer in effect. I would be fully responsible for everything financially going forward. They said the camshaft position sensor was the problem. They said for 00 they would take the top of my motor off and "see if we can find the problem". At that point I went to my own mechanic. He changed the camshaft position sensor (that didn't fix it),crankshaft position sensor (that didn't fix it) and the vvt solenoid (that didn't fix it). At this point the check engine was saying that now it was the timing belt that was causing problems. So after spending k already it would cost another text="Who are we? We are Lemberg Law, a Consumer Law Firm" smalltext="Lemberg Law is a consumer law firm helping victims of bad manufacturing and run-arounds from auto companies. We are ranked A+ by the BBB. Call our Helpline today!  There is no charge unless we win." img="balance" color="green"k to change the belt. Well that didn't fix anything either. So now, with almost 3 more years of payments to be made the car is undriveable. In 2 weeks I will be paying to k more to install a brand new motor in this car. It is the opinion of my mechanic and of the nashua hyundai dealer that the reason I need a new motor is because of all of the issues I have had since the day I purchased this car from carvana. I had hyundai america look into these issues and they said if I was the original owner they would have taken care of these issues but since I was the second owner it was only warranted for 60k and I was out of luck. Doing some online researcg there have been many issues with the motor of the 2017 elantra. I have 3 years of payments left and when the new motor is in I will have invested about k to keep this on the road. I have documented information if you need it. Please look into these issues.
CategoryEngine
DateMay 12, 2022
StateMD
Description
Engine locked up, no warning lights no indications. Have to purchase a new engine it happen on the highway and the car only had 69000 miles, almost cost me an accident
CategoryEngine
DateMay 11, 2022
StateGA
Description
My 2017 hyundai elantra has only 61,000 miles on it. It has been maintained on time etc. It is seriously burning oil. Between oil changes it will burn no less than a quart. Most of the time much more. The check engine lights pop on and then the engine dies intermittently while driving numerous times a day. It has done this irregardless of what driving mode the vehicle is in. I have seen 100s of detailed accounts describing the same issue .
CategoryEngine
DateMay 06, 2022
StateOH
Description
Was driving getting ready to turn in driveway an it dies an will not start it was about a week before it started an now it's knocking or something never had any lights come on an never had any problems
CategoryEngine
DateMay 06, 2022
StateIL
Description
I was driving normally as I always do when my engine seized and cut off out of nowhere in the middle of a busy intersection. After dealership inspection I was told the engine was faulty and needed a 000 replacement
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateMay 03, 2022
StateCA
Description
The car is 6 years old (just past the 5 year warranty). Within the past week, the front and rear passenger doors are unable to be opened from either the outside or the inside. This is an incredible life threatening safety risk. When searching the internet, this is a common problem with hyundai and is expensive to fix, yet there are no recalls on this.
CategoryStructure:body
DateApr 19, 2022
StateGA
Description
I own a 2017 hyundai elantra pearl white color. The car has around 40,000 miles on it, and I have paint peeling issues on the hood and the roof. I don't think car paints should peel off this easily. Considering the amount of peeling, I don't think this is natural wear and tear issue. I heard from someone that hyundai's water based paints had some issues, but since the company is not speaking up for his matter, it is difficult to know what the actual problems are. I would expect hyundai to step up and deal with this issue 🙁
CategoryEngine
DateApr 18, 2022
StateNJ
Description
The engine is currently consuming oil at a rapid rate. Yes, it is available for inspection. The car has stalled out because the car is consuming oil thereby hurting the engine. The issue was confirmed by the dealer but they are refusing to help. Yes, the car has been inspected by hyundai and also by an independent, licensed mechanic. The warning lamps only just recently occured. Upon research, my independent, licensed mechanic confirmed this was a known issue. Hyundai declined to assist on multiple occasions.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages
DateApr 13, 2022
StateCA
Description
The contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated the rear passenger's side door failed to open. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The contact took the vehicle to an independent mechanic and was informed that the rear passenger's side door latch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that shortly afterward, the front passenger's and front driver's side doors failed to open. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. A dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer had not been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 90,000.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateApr 04, 2022
StateNC
Description
Back rear passenger door no longer can be opened from the inside or outside of the car, and it is not locked. This problem started about 6 weeks ago. Starting three days ago my passenger front door will no longer open from the outside but will open from the inside, and it too is not locked.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateApr 01, 2022
StateMN
Description
Car stalled out. Parked it on should and 15-20 minutes later smoke started coming from the hood. Then fire from behind the engine.
CategoryEngine
DateMar 30, 2022
StateAZ
Description
The elantra will randomly stall out while driving. What happens is that the cvvt solenoid relies on clean oil and when it's not clean the solenoid related the timing so much that the engine stalls out, usually on deceleration or when coming to a stop. This happened to me in the past. It requires you to change the oil and filter at short intervals to avoid the problem. It's a safety because it stalls out on the road and you need to put it in park or neutral to restart it.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:lock
DateMar 28, 2022
StateTX
Description
My rear vehicle doors will not open, could not get my passenger out. My visually impaired son had to climb over front seat to finally, get out. Thankfully , there was no emergency. No warning lights about problem. Waiting for inspection by dealership. Very hard to get appointment for service.
CategoryStructure:body
DateMar 27, 2022
StateAR
Description
Closed to back passenger door normally as usual and will not open back up from the outside or the inside. If I were to have a wreck, backseat passengers would not be able to exit the vehicle. I have not had any wrecks in this car and there is no damage to the outside or inside of the vehicle.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateMar 23, 2022
StateCA
Description
Rear left door does not open from the inside or the outside
CategoryStructure:body
DateMar 22, 2022
StateAR
Description
Passenger front and rear door handles will not open the doors. Nothing is wrong with the vehicles, and the lock system functions properly. By reading online, I can tell this is a very common problem and poses an extremem problem when it comes to possibly needing saved in a wreck.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch Plate
DateMar 21, 2022
StateOH
Description
Rear doors are locked unable to open them from the inside or outside
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateMar 19, 2022
StateTX
Description
Vehicle loses all acceleration when making turns or coasting slowly. Only way to restore acceleration is to put vehicle in park and turn the key into the off position and then restart the car.
CategoryEngine
DateMar 14, 2022
StateCO
Description
The contact owns a 2017 hyundai sonata. The contact stated while driving approximately 30 mph, he heard a rattling sound coming from the engine. The contact took the vehicle to the local dealer, where it was diagnosed and determined that there was metal debris in the engine and, the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was advised by the dealer that there was an open manufacturer recall campaign number: 953 (ecm/engine monitoring logic). The manufacturer had been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 79,000. Consumer stated engine blew up not too long after the purchase, in 2021. Apparently a recall was sent out in 2018 but was not an owner back then.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:lock
DateMar 14, 2022
StateNV
Description
Hyundai elantra 2017 just starts shaking. First time it happened when I turned on the car (check engine light came on but went off again after restarting it). Second time it started shaking while driving on highway and almost caused an accident. I pulled off and restarted car and shaking stopped. Both cases the engine light came on but didn't stay on for me to get it checked. I believe this to be a very common problem. Hearing a lot about faulty coils and spark plugs that lead to much worse problems. Also, both back doors will not open. I've been told this is due to a bad plastic part inside door that commonly breaks. Hyundai will not take responsibility for either. This is very unfortunate and causing a ton of problems for many people!
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMar 14, 2022
StateTX
Description
Doors stop opening. Unable to open 3 out of 4 doors. Door will not open from inside or outside. This is a huge safety concern. If you google “hyundai elantra doors won't open” there are many people with this issue.
CategoryPower Train
DateMar 08, 2022
StateOH
Description
1) the transmission has a delay in shifting, and I smell burning under the hood. I took it back to the dealer where I bought it. I was told nothing was wrong with it. The problem has been coming back. The dealership was dennis hyuandai on morse rd in cols. Oh. 43219 2) I am afraid I may have this problem on the highway some day, as it has become more frequent. 3) dealer claims nothing wrong with the transmission. 4) no I didn't know I had this opption. 5) no none. It has been and on and off problem for nearly 2yrs
CategoryElectrical System
DateMar 07, 2022
StateUT
Description
Rear door actuators cease to unlatch despite being engaged from the interior and exterior handles to open while unlocked.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages
DateMar 07, 2022
StateOH
Description
The contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated that the rear passenger's side door failed to open whenever unlocked. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed or repaired. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer had been notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 102,000.
CategoryEngine
DateMar 03, 2022
StateTX
Description
It seems that there are issues with the ignition coils. I've replaced all four coils and in about 5-6 months later, I had to replace one and a couple months later we had to replace another. The spark plugs were changed the first time when the coils were replaced. The date given below is when I had to replace the 2nd unit.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateMar 02, 2022
StateKY
Description
My hyundai elantra 2017 died while driving on the highway. Started with hesitation when accelerated and died on the highway. The vehicle would not restart
CategoryElectrical System:12v/24v/48v Battery
DateMar 01, 2022
StateGA
Description
While sitting at a busy red light (02/15/2022), the car just cut off. No warnings, no lights, just cut off. After several attempts, I managed to get car started. Traffic was piled up behind me. I took it to a local auto store that will run engine checks for free. No problems were found. The employee said it just registered "recharge battery". The car had no more problems that day. I did report it and was supposed to "stop by dealership" in the next few days, as this was "not a safety issue and it could be recharged quickly". The next evening, my daughter drove me to the store for some needed items. On the way back, she was slowly veering right at a yield sign and the engine cut off again. It was dark and the way the road curved, cars coming from behind us would not be able to see us. We were afraid that we would be hit from behind, causing injury to us and anyone in the other vehicle. The car would not restart. As the car was still slightly rolling, my daughter tried to veer over into a parking lot, to get us to safety. In the darkness, she was unable to see a ditch beside the entrance of parking lot and we fell straight into it, headfirst. We called for a sheriff's deputy, who came quickly. He mentioned that we were not in a safe area for "strangers". He placed his car, with his lights flashing, in the lane, near the intersection, in order to alert drivers coming near. I was told to have it towed to dealership. (I had just purchased it 12/24/2021.) deputy did not make a formal report, as he stated their policy is to not do that in accidents with just one car. We had the car towed as instructed and a friend came to drive us home. This started a long, legal process with the dealership, which I can give further details on, if needed. My daughter and I could have easily been hit from behind. We could have been severely injured or lost our lives. An unsuspecting driver veering right at that intersection could have had the same fate, as it was too dark to see our car.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Unknown Or Other
DateMar 01, 2022
StateKY
Description
While driving on highway the vehicle quit running and would not restart. It seemed it lost power prior to completely dying. Check engine light came on when starting and had some hesitation but started then once on highway stalled out. Paint is also coming off hood color is pearl white
CategoryStructure:body
DateFeb 28, 2022
StateIL
Description
The rear drivers side door will not open from inside or outside. The lock works when car is in gear but the door will not open!
CategoryStructure:body
DateFeb 22, 2022
StatePA
Description
The paint on the hood of the car is lifting and peeling.
CategoryEngine
DateFeb 15, 2022
StateCA
Description
November 2, 2021 driving on the freeway, car started to shake, travelling at approximately 5mph in traffic. Check engine light came on and stayed on. Not knowing what was going on with the car took it to an independent mechanic to determine the problem. Mechanic ran diagnostics and determined car was misfiring. All 4 spark plugs were replaced and 2 coils. Induction cleaning was performed. February 4, 2022 car started shaking at a stop light, pulled into a parking lot. My father came to get the car and the check engine light came on. My father used an obd meter and determined the car was misfiring once again. He was going to replace the coils himself, called hyundai to see how much they would charge and was told that it was under warranty. Hyundai ended up replacing 4 coils. The coils placed installed in november did not meet the new coils that hyundai is now using as oem parts. Seems like this should be a recall if hyundai knows that the coils delivered with the car our faulty. Tried to recover some of the costs from hyundai for the previous work and was told they do not reimburse work done at independent mechanics.
CategoryEngine
DateFeb 15, 2022
StateDE
Description
In june 2021 (41600 miles), my car cut off 3 times without service engine light coming on. When I stopped at lights and/or idle, the shuts off without warning. This is extremely dangerous for anyone on the highway or at traffic lights. The reason for the car shutting down is that the car's cylinder 2 misfired. I had to take my car twice, just for the dealership to say nothing is wrong with my car. I had to use my t-mobile sync up to get the code and relay that message to the dealership. They would not fix it until I had a code. (what if I didn't have the sync up in my car to diagnose the problem. Once the dealership had the code, then the cylinder 2 ignition coil was replaced. I have an invoice. In february 2022 (44000 miles), the same thing happened at traffic lights and when my car was about to stop for parking. No advance "check service light" came on. The car just shuts off. This time t-mobile sync up states that it was cylinder 4 misfired. But, when I took it to the dealership, they say nothing is wrong. They don't believe me unless it is in the car's system's history. But, t-mobile sync up determined the problem before the dealership can find it. I don't have an invoice yet of the problem. This is a safety hazard and I spoke with a representative at my dealership and she stated that a lot of vehicles were having this safety issue. Someone could of ran in back of me. It's a good thing I didn't have kids in the car!! All of the cylinders' ignition coils need to be recalled. This is a major safety issue!!!
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateFeb 10, 2022
StateMD
Description
For almost 2 years now I have had issues with my vehicle. In the middle of me driving, all the light would come on and sometimes just the engine light and the car would proceed to stop working. This had happened on the highway while I was pregnant and I almost got into a major accident. I have major anxiety because of the situation. Each time I would get the car towed to the dealership where I purchased it. They will have my car for months at a time, notify me when the issue is supposedly resolved and then return car back to me. A week or 2 later, the problem would happen again. I have had to take my car to the shop 5 major times. My safety, my child's safety, and husband's safety have been placed in jeopardy. I am very afraid to even step foot in the car. The problem has never been fixed. My car is currently at the dealership receiving service for the same issue. I am still paying on the car and it hasn't worked for almost 2 years. I've tried to sell the car back to the dealership but they said there is a negative equity on the car and they aren't willing to pay the difference. When I mention to them all that I have been through with the car, I am told the situation sucks but there is nothing they can do. This car should have been recalled from the beginning and no one ever reported it. I was told by an attorney that after the fourth time, there should have been alternative solutions such as: replacement of the vehicle or compensation. It still makes me feel scared to trust that they will fix the issue because as I have mentioned before, the problem keeps occurring. I have reported to the national bbb and I have 2 cases open with hyundai customer care center. Hyundai customer care center has yet to respond to me. This issue has effected my ability to go to work because I don't have transportation, my credit, my safety and family's safety and overall wellbeing. I've tried several times to get this matter resolved. I have all of my receipts.
CategoryElectrical System:ignition:coil
DateFeb 10, 2022
StateNC
Description
Two ignition coils have failed. The first was covered under warranty, the second wasn't. We were told the ignition coils are a known issue and we should expect the remaining coils to fail soon. If it's a known issue, why hasn't a recall been done?
CategoryStructure:body
DateFeb 10, 2022
StateMI
Description
Passenger front door will not open from outside. Passenger rear door will not open from inside or outside.
CategoryStructure:body
DateFeb 05, 2022
StateIL
Description
Drivers door handle does not open the car door on the first try when the car is unlocked. It takes 3-5 attempts at pulling the door handle to open the door. The drivers side door opens at first attempt from the inside. This has not been inspected by the manufacturer, police, or other representatives. There are no warning messages related to the problem. This is dangerous in multiple situations, as you cannot get into your car immediately in case of emergency.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateFeb 04, 2022
StateTN
Description
Engine idles rough, shifts rough, idles high, stalls, and sometimes just simply won't run. Cel came on when it was time for an oil change/service, had oil and filter changed at express lube, and had them run a diagnostic on the cel to make sure it was for the oil change, it was code p0017 cam/crankshaft. They cleared the code to be sure it wasn't just a glitch, cel came right back on not even 50 miles down the road, and the car stalled in the middle of traffic, barely made it out of harms way with my two children in the car! I bought this car in october 2021, made my first payment in december 2021 and the cel came on originally in january 2022. After spending the money to have it diagnosed further by my hyundai dealer where I purchased the car, the technician confirmed the p0017 code and also that it is a timing chain issue and that it's recommended to just replace the entire motor! The car is barely 4 years old, not even 100k miles, and I am only the second owner! How does this just happen to such a new car with lower mileage that has a good maintenance history just all of a sudden needs a new motor? I can't afford to keep making high payments on an unsafe vehicle. I have searched through the complaints about this specific model and have found several identical cases related to the p0017 code which tells me this is a reoccurring malfunction from hyundai and they need to own that responsibility before a class action lawsuit is filed. Cel came on at approximately 95k miles which would qualify for the powertrain warranty but since I am the second owner the warranty is no good. Someone help please!!
CategoryEngine
DateFeb 02, 2022
StateMN
Description
One of the four ignition coils failed. Car started shaking originally at 60mph and continued to shake when stopped. Check engine light flashed on and off during the drive. Problem was reproduced and confirmed by the reading of the engine code (p0301 - cylinder 1 misfire detected). No warning prior to car starting to shake. Check engine light didn't come on until after car started shaking. Ignition coil was replaced by owner, no dealer or independent service center was involved in fixing the vehicle.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateJan 31, 2022
StateAR
Description
Check engine light on with diagnostic error code p0304 cylinder 4 misfire detected ignition coil
CategoryStructure:body:door , Unknown Or Other
DateJan 31, 2022
StateID
Description
Unable to open driver side door from outside, known latch issue. The first time this happened fob was inside car while heating up and could not get into car even with another key/fob through any door. Had to crawl through trunk. If someone such as a child or infant had been inside who could not open door, would have been a safety issue. So now cannot heat car with door locked until repair is completed. Problem is constant. Known issue with the car and hyundai has extended the warranty to cover, but as it is a safety hazard a recall should be considered. Appointment has been scheduled for repair
CategoryStructure:body
DateJan 27, 2022
StateFL
Description
The white paint simply started to peel off of the hood, leaving a big unpainted spot. This has been happening to a lot of hyundai owners with cars with white paint, because hyundai used defective paint. It actually is a safety issue because when driving on the highway large pieces of paint can come off of the hood and go into the windshield, distracting the drive. I can't believe you guys haven't issued a recall. So you are essentially making car owners pay to have the cars repainted? How is that possible?
CategoryEngine
DateJan 24, 2022
StateNC
Description
Bought my vehicle used a few months ago. Engine started knocking. Hyundai dealership told me I had a engine recall but would not fix the problem due to sludge buildup causing the engine to knock. Sludge buildup is due to manufacturing problems but hyundai is refusing to fix.
CategorySteering
DateJan 24, 2022
StateMA
Description
On five different occasions over the past several months, the power steering has ceased to function, generally after the car has been driven and then parked. It suddenly appears to resolve itself after the steering wheel is operated manually numerous times. The local hyundai dealer has stated that they will not attempt to diagnose the problem unless the car is towed in inoperable. If this failure occurs while driving, it could result in a catastrophic situation, as steering the vehicle would be extremely difficult.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch, Steering
DateJan 20, 2022
StateVA
Description
My passenger rear door which I barely use will not open from the inside or outside. In addition, when I turn at a slow speed I have problems with the steering wheel not turning smoothly and when I break the vehicle jolts. I have told the dealership about the steering wheel and the jolting and they haven't done anything about it. That has been going on for a few years. The door I just noticed a month ago.
CategoryStructure:body
DateJan 20, 2022
StateCA
Description
Around the end of 2019 is when I purchased my vehicle. Mid 2020 is when the issue first started. The paint first came off in a big chunk on the right side of the hood, then an even bigger chunk on the left. Now it's moved up to the roof of my vehicle and I dont think it's stopping any time soon. Initially I assumed maybe I did something wrong until I saw multiple other elantras with the same exact issue. Now I know hyundai is at fault
CategoryStructure:body
DateJan 19, 2022
StateFL
Description
We have a 2017 hyundai elantra color white. In 2018 we noticed the paint peeling and thought something got on the spot, but as time went on the peeling continued and was in other spots. After seeing other people had the same problem. There is definitely a paint issue that has destroyed the car value andposes a major problem for maintaining the car.
CategoryEngine
DateJan 16, 2022
StateCA
Description
The engine has produced knocking sound at 134000 miles. I replaced spark plugs, ignition coil and upgraded the fuel to higher octane, but the problem is unresolved
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages, Structure:body:door
DateJan 15, 2022
StateNJ
Description
the right back passenger door can not open from the inside or outside. The driver's door does not open from the inside. If there is an emergency my children who are new drivers could not get out of the vehicle fast enough. I researched this issue and it seems to be a concern of other hyundai owners. Are the door latches and locks faulty?
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 04, 2022
StateMA
Description
Three out of the four doors are not opening properly. They are either not opening from the inside, not opening from the outside or both. Dealer confirms the problem. If there was a serious accident and evacuation was necessary this would be a serious issue.
CategoryEngine
DateJan 02, 2022
StateNJ
Description
Left a location driving my vehicle normally the check engine light comes on, then my vehicle loses acceleration and then my vehicle stalls and I almost didn't make it home.
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateDec 31, 2021
StateMN
Description
Often times the rear video backup camera built into the car blanks out when reversing, randomly. Dealership said it's possibly bad wiring but would be expensive to investigate, with me on the hook for paying if they can't locate the issue. After going two years with this issues intermittently occurring, I was able to get a new camera installed under warranty, as a way to ensure the camera itself is the issue. In the end, blanking out condition is still present. I do check my mirrors often but it's not safe for this camera to blank out as often as it does. I'm hoping this is an isolated issue but in the case more owners have this concern I'd like nhtsa to investigate the matter and if needed, recall affected vehicles. A family member drove my car and was involved in a minor fender bender, with the family member stating that the back up camera camera blanked out a few times in a couple seconds as another vehicle entering their mirrors blinds spots (directly in back of car) came through. If the camera would've been working properly it's possible my driver wouldn't have stuck the other vehicle.
CategoryStructure:body
DateDec 27, 2021
StateFL
Description
I have two doors latches that recently failed. Both will not open proving to be a serious safety concern. Front passenger door and rear passenger door.
CategoryStructure:body
DateDec 26, 2021
StateFL
Description
Both of the rear doors will not open. This started with the driver rear door and now the other side will not open. You have to forcefully pull on the door any where from 10-15 times sometimes to get it to open. The longer it has been left alone the more times it takes to get it open again. This is not a driver issue this is a manufacturer problem. This is also a safety hazard. I have looked this up and many hyundai cars have had this same issue.
CategoryStructure:body
DateDec 17, 2021
StateAZ
Description
Rear passenger side door has become inoperable. This poses a safety risk as you cannot exit the vehicle from that side if an emergency arises. This is a common problem with this vehicle and should have a recall issued by now. The door opening mechanism has become damaged due to poor design, as this is a common problem mentioned all over the internet. This latch costs 00, but was inoperable within only 4 years.
CategoryEngine
DateDec 15, 2021
StateNY
Description
The contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra gt. The contact stated while her husband was driving 50 mph, he lifted his foot off the accelerator pedal and started to hear an abnormal sound. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The driver was able to drive to his employer's parking lot. The contact towed the vehicle to the local dealer, where it was diagnosed with needing the engine to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired but was pending repairs. The manufacturer had been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000.
CategoryEngine
DateDec 13, 2021
StateOR
Description
My daughter purchased her first car, a 2017 hyundai elantra, last december (2020). She drove it for the first few months without any major issues but then it started having issues with the car “jerking” and stalling every time she drove it. It actually stopped in the middle of the road multiple times and she had to start it up again, which is highly unsafe. The check engine light came on and she took it to the local o'reilley auto parts for the free diagnostic scan. It pulled up a camshaft sensor. Her best friend's dad is a local mechanic and has a high-tech reader, so he plugged it in and it pulled up camshaft/crankshaft. He also noted that the oil was really low (she had it for six months at this point). No oil light on. They added oil to it. The car sat in our driveway for a few months until we could afford to repair it. Took it to the local repair store and they stated that one of the major issues was the timing chain was loose due to “worn sprockets” (which the mechanic stated appeared to be a manufacturing defect as they are too short to properly grasp like they are supposed to). After completing a 00 timing belt repair they are now stating that, that was not the only issue and that the motor itself is going to need to be replaced. At this point, the car is not valued at the price of the repairs and replacement, leaving my daughter without a car and with a finance payment. I'm at a loss of what to do. I do not know much about cars but I do know that a car that was manufactured in 2017 should not need an entire motor replaced by 2021.
CategoryEngine
DateDec 10, 2021
StateVA
Description
Check engine light came on while driving to dealership for an unrelated recall on door handle. A diagnosis of the car computer showed a code of p0128 coolant thermostat. Further check of information on this particular problem produced a technical service bulletin from the manufacturer, hyundai, number 18-01-012. This bulletin was found on the nhtsa site. I notified the dealership and sent a copy of the bulletin. The dealership refused to comply with the bulletin and never returned our calls. I tried another dealership and hyundai corporate office in california, and again was refused to comply with the bulletin. The replacement of this part was to be performed by any dealership if this particular vehicle was brought in for any type of service. The dealership manager, service manager and service department were all rude to my wife and myself in person and by phone. One person told my wife to fix it herself and hung up on her. Since obtained this bulletin from nhtsa website I feel that the refusal to perform the work is in direct violation of a known defect to this car. There is no recalls listed for this car even though I received a recall notice concerning the door opening flaw. There is nothing noted about the problem with the coolant thermostat even though the manufacturer and nhtsa have both reported the problem. This repair was to be made regardless of whether there was a noted problem or not, as per the writing on the technical service bulletin.
CategoryStructure:body
DateDec 04, 2021
StateMI
Description
My vehicle, and hundreds if not thousands of other same make/models, are experiencing a heavy paint peeling issue. It is highly unsafe and ill-considerate for the environment and also for consumers. In the face of the covid-19 pandemic, many of us are already struggling in many areas of our lives. To have such an expensive issue arise in these times is mentally damaging. My vehicle cannot go in an automatic car wash or even be driven in windy or rainy conditions. Corporate directed me to have this inspected by a dealership and the dealership refused to help and said corporate needs to handle the problem at hand. Corporate continues to send me back to the dealership. The paint peeling off exposes the body down to the bare metal and can begin rusting. If this begins happening, pieces of the vehicles body could become severely damaged and be a live hazard on the road.
CategoryEngine
DateNov 29, 2021
StateMA
Description
Elantra was running fine, parked the car at the store and went to start it and it didn't start. Tried starting it multiple times before smoke started coming out of the engine. Had the car towed to a hyundai dealership to have it diagnosed and found out the engine was seized and the starter was blown due to trying to start the vehicle.
CategoryEngine, Fuel System, Gasoline:fuel Injection System:fuel Rail
DateNov 24, 2021
StateMD
Description
The contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated that while operating the vehicle, the check engine warning light would remain illuminated. The contact stated that the vehicle would jerk and hesitate and experience unintended acceleration. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer who diagnosed that the fuel injectors were faulty. The vehicle was not yet repaired. The manufacturer was contacted regarding the failure, but no assistance was offered. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateNov 20, 2021
StateWY
Description
Rear passenger door will not open from the inside or outside. Huge safety issues if get in a wreck and can get out.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateNov 18, 2021
StateCA
Description
According to the hyundai dealership, located in corona, ca, the hyundai elantra's are known for the ignition coil to go out. This is also not covered under warranty and list below of why it should be: this can cause engine misfiring in a vehicle whose ignition coils have failed. Trying to start the engine of such a vehicle will result in engine misfiring that sounds like a coughing, sputtering noise. When driving at high speeds, jerking and spitting will be seen in the behavior of the vehicle. A vehicle with a failed ignition coil will also result in vibration when it is idling at a stop sign or light. Driving with a faulty coil pack can damage other components of the engine. Also most cars will register a faulty coil and immediately stop gas feed to that cylinder. However, damage may be caused if the fault isn't registered by the pcm and the dead cylinder continues to receive gas. Your catalytic converter and oxygen sensors may become contaminated by raw gas and need to be replaced. This can be dangerous if it is a known common issue in a hyundai elantra and cause an accident when travelling at a higher speed. I was at a stop when this problem occurred for me but was able to safely move out of the way.
CategoryEngine
DateNov 13, 2021
StateNY
Description
Abbreviated. Full description in files. Since july 2021, I have had intermittent issues with my 2017 hyundai elantra. When trying to accelerate, the car would struggle to move and feel like it was about to stall. The engine light would come on any time I would step on the gas. It was a danger should my car refused to accelerate while making a turn, merge, etc. On 8/31, I brought my car to healey hyundai. However, healey could not fix the car, as the error codes were not in the car. On 9/6 I was able to drive to healey hyundai within the same day of the issue. The error code, a misfire on cylinder 2. On 9/16, hyundai motor corp recognized there was a premature failure of the ignition coil on cylinder 2. A warranty repair was done to replace the ignition coil. Once fixed, a representative from healey hyundai acknowledge they had seen this issue before. They went so far as to warn me that the other ignition coils could go at any time. On 9/27 at 11 am, the issue occurred again and worse than I ever experienced it. The engine light turned on and my car struggled to move. For 15 minutes until I was able to safely stop. Once off, the light went away, and it appeared to operate normally. On 9/28 at 1 pm, I brought the car to healey hyundai again. It was 26 hours, 30 miles, and 4 starts since the issue occurred. However, the error codes were again missing from the car. Healey hyundai was not able to reproduce. And while I have felt the car shutter and hesitate since, it is not enough for the engine light to turn on. The original ignition coils installed in the car are faulty. They overheat during normal use causing them to melt and warp. It also explains why the issue has decreased as the weather cools. Also alarming is the excessively short period of time error codes are stored in the computer. It is a matter of time till my car fails again and I am afraid for my safety when it does.
CategoryEngine
DateNov 11, 2021
StateIL
Description
While accelerating on moderate incline engine has failed three times and souns like it's flooding. After taking the vehicle to the dealership, they reported no engine failures or misfires were documented by the vehicles obd. Engine has become excessively noisy, but after a 17 mile driving test by the dealership, they reported not experiencing any issues or hearing any noises. Vehicle mileage: ~48. 5k miles.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateNov 11, 2021
StateNJ
Description
The 2017 hyundai elantra value edition has issues when and after making left turns the vehicle stalls and loses power causing the cluster to light up. Which can be extremely dangerous when operating the vehicle. There is no check engine light or any indicator that turns on prior on the cluster before the vehicle stalls. The intermediate steering shaft is notorious for going bad and had to have it replaced.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 18, 2021
StateTN
Description
The brakes on this car are horrifying. Sometimes the brakes shudder so hard that your body will physically lurch forward with the braking. (and this is only when braking from 45-50 mph, anymore feels like the car is falling apart) it feels almost as if the right front brake is ‘sticking' causing the car to brake unevenly and stop later than it should. Sometimes I have to fully push down on the brakes to get it to stop all the way. Sometimes I will let go of the brakes and the car will slow down itself in a strange lurky way…. If I am going over 70 like on the interstate, and push on the brakes, they feel as if they cannot handle braking… the whole car, steering wheel, peddles and all vibrate intensly like the car is about to fall apart. And I've had many scary encounters where I have to glide my car out to the right to get the car to stop in time. I have taken into the hyundai dealership multiple times. They always say nothing is wrong with it. I have owned this car less than a year and it is just now hitting 47,000 miles. The brakes just feel wrong. The car stability is almost nonexistant. I feel every bump or slight dip in the road, and the car follows them roughly. When braking while hitting a bump, I might as well not use them, as they won't lock in until after the rough road. Scary car.
CategoryEngine
DateOct 13, 2021
StateFL
Description
The contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated while driving at 25-30mph, the vehicle inadvertently stalled. The contact stated he saw smoke coming from underneath the hood of the vehicle. The check engine warning light illuminated. The contact veered to the side of the road, where he checked the engine and oil level but could not determine the cause of the failure. The contact stated he continued to drive the vehicle, however, the vehicle would not go past 30 mph. The independent mechanic came to the contact's residence and diagnosed that the engine had failed. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who diagnosed that the failure was caused by a lack of engine oil. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and advised that they would cover the replacement of the engine based on the dealer's diagnosis. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 101,000.
CategoryEngine
DateOct 12, 2021
StateCA
Description
The engine shakes while driving slowly or idle and starts to act like it will stall. Happened in the middle of driving several times including on the freeway where I was lucky enough to get off to the side of the road without getting hit. Turns out the ignition coils are bad and was confirmed after trying to replicate the problem several times. This has been reported several times for this make and year. Looks like some years were previously recalled but not my specific vehicle. Yet it was still a problem. This presents an extreme safety hazard as you do not know when it will stall and can do so while driving. With repeated reports of this part being affected, there should be a recall. Seems like hyundai is trying to save money at the expensive of the driver's safety. My previous elantra lasted for 13 years without this problem.
CategoryStructure:body
DateOct 12, 2021
StateFL
Description
The rear driver side door will not open from the inside or outside. Huge safety concern in case of accident - and also just everyday use problem. The passenger side door latch will not open from the outside. It will open from the inside.
CategoryAir Bags
DateOct 11, 2021
StateAZ
Description
Air bag light malfunction sensor on no accidents
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateOct 10, 2021
StateMO
Description
The driver rear door will not open from the inside or from the outside. No matter how you lock/unlock it when you pull either door handle nothing happens basically leaving a rear seated passenger trapped.
CategoryEngine
DateOct 09, 2021
StatePA
Description
Heavy engine knocking, no warning lights came on, had low oil (oil changed 1. 5 months ago), car stalled 30 seconds after pulling to expressway shoulder
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 06, 2021
StateMI
Description
The car shut out of without warning. On 10/6/2021:I pulled into the carport, as soon as I stopped the car shut off. All of the dash lights were off, radio was off, and door with not open with the buttons. The light came back on around 5 seconds later. 9/16/2021: the car shut off when was sitting in the car talking to my mom on my cell phone. Suddenly, the car shut off: no radio, no lights on the dash, the doors only opened manually. The key fob would not work. The brakes locked, the car would not start. I was able to start my ten minutes later. I purchased a battery around 3/2021.
CategorySteering
DateOct 05, 2021
StateAL
Description
Well my car is making a deal bad noise when I turn to the right I just recently realize that this year make moudel had a recall on the steering but where is the data base provided for me that it was fixed cause I can't find anything on it at and if it was fixed how do we know it wasn't a default part put back in my car need to have this looked into because when I turn to the right it's like it takes control of the steering and then I lose all power of steering not at all times normally at low rates of speed when turning towards the right or making the right turn at times it feels like going down the highway at 75 miles per hour but it's wanting to take control of the car at times
CategoryEngine, Structure:body
DateOct 04, 2021
StateMD
Description
Engine stall while turning. Metal flakes in the engine. Engine completely failed requiring a new engine. Factory paint failed and bubbles off.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 03, 2021
StateCA
Description
This is a manufacturing defect issue, not a safety issue. The paint on my white hyundai elantra is peeling from the undercoat on the hood. The mileage is just about 8,000 miles past the paint warranty. The car is kept in the garage and well maintained. While washing it with a garden hose, the paint quickly and easily peeled off the hood in giant chucks. I found this seems to be a common problem in many states.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateOct 02, 2021
StateRI
Description
Randomly stall all different times all lights will light up and coast until stopped. Down a hill and to turn it would stall. Go into 8 most serious accidents. I need someone to reach out cuz this car is not safe to drive wit kids at all
CategoryStructure:body
DateSep 30, 2021
StateOK
Description
Rear passenger door will unlock but not open.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateSep 29, 2021
StateCA
Description
The contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated that after starting the vehicle, the vehicle was idling rough. The contact stated that the check engine warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where it was diagnosed with needing the camshaft and crankshaft replaced. The vehicle was repaired but continued to experience failure. The manufacturer was informed of the failure and informed the contact that they were unable to assist. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.
CategorySteering
DateSep 26, 2021
StateNJ
Description
Steering really bad car pulls both ways on the highway makes weird noise when taking off and accelerating and car randomly dies
CategorySteering
DateSep 26, 2021
StateFL
Description
The steering wheel on the vehicle is loose and jagged; therefore when I turn the steering wheel it does not follow. I have to turn slowly to make the adjustment and I can hear the griding in the steering wheel system as I try to steer. I must get a repair as soon as possible fearing that the steering will stop working and cause me to veer in a dangerous direction.
CategoryStructure:body
DateSep 26, 2021
StateVA
Description
The back passenger door suddenly can not be opened from inside or outside. Huge safety issue. Just out of warranty and it seems to be a common hyundai problem after searching. There was no warning at all. Please have hyundai recall this severe safety problem that is affecting so many cars!
CategorySteering
DateSep 24, 2021
StateOK
Description
When my teenage daughter drove our 2017 hyundai elantra, the power steering locked up on her while entering a busy interstate. Thankfully, she did not run into the barrier wall or nobody hit her from behind. Took it into the hyundai dealership and apparently the torque sensor went out. They want to charge 00 to fix it. Conveniently for them, it's not covered under warranty as warranty stopped at 60k miles. The car just rolled over at 61k. As I researched, apparently this is a known issue with hyundai.
CategoryEngine
DateSep 22, 2021
StateWA
Description
Driving down highway 50mph, car completely lost power. Could have run off road due to loss of power steering, could have been hit, got looked at by ruddell dealership in port angeles wa where it was purchased, has a seized motor, not due to lack of oil. Based upon research on the internet, this is a common issue at around 60-80k miles with this year make model. Especially considering the fact that hyundai just settled in october of 2020 for motors seizing without admitting fault, I believe they are still producing faulty motors. They have also since discontinued producing this motor, so I cant get a new one from the factory. It was dark, and I could have been ran into, or rolled off the road.
CategoryStructure:body
DateSep 21, 2021
StateFL
Description
The paint on my vehicles roof is peeling off. I've attached 2 photos. One of when in first started and the other is current.
CategoryAir Bags
DateSep 20, 2021
StateUT
Description
I got into a car accident on august 29, 2021. My driver side aid bag never deployed and I found out there was a recall 2 years before I bought the car from the dealership in 2019. I ended up getting stitches on my eyebrow, and my nose needed some but it was to late by the time I received medical attention so they gave me strips and my lip was split open. I have pictures of my car and my face and the side airbags went off but not the steering wheel
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateSep 20, 2021
StateAZ
Description
The problem is with the door lock actuator rear driver side and front passenger side, 2 doors!!! They don't open even from inside and out side when the door is locked and unlocked its so dangerous at the accident time or emergency times when the car is in fire and doors don't open from both sides when they are unlocked
CategoryEngine
DateSep 16, 2021
StateVA
Description
The car is losing antifreeze. There is no antifreeze on the ground. From my understanding this has been an ongoing problem with this model of car and it needs to be a recall. I was informed that it's losing antifreeze due to deficits in the exhaust system.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateSep 15, 2021
StateAZ
Description
The vehicle shuts off without warning when idle. First time it occurred I was is a drive through and I started it up after it stalled. Second time it occurred was the following day at a red light, I went to accelerate when the light turned green and the vehicle and stalled out and I had a battery warning, oil warning, and check engine light- I had just had my car serviced a week ago where the oil was changed and the battery was tested. No to mention previously on saturday 09/11/2021 while I was driving the traction control light came on and the rpms showed 0 and the mph showed 0 even though I was driving at around 50mph (in dry conditions) I had to pull off to the shoulder and restart my car. I currently have it at a shop.
CategoryEngine
DateSep 14, 2021
StateNJ
Description
Consumes oil at a fast rate about 1. 5 quarts every 1,000 miles. Car burns oil way too fast the dealership and hyundai do not want to deal with it.
CategorySteering
DateSep 14, 2021
StateNJ
Description
The steering wheel tightens up occasionally when making right turns. Also when turning the steering wheel it makes a clicking turning on gravel sound on occasion. No esp light is on, on the dash cluster. It is without a doubt 2017 hyundai elantra have steering problems that need to be address and recalled.
CategoryStructure:body, Unknown Or Other
DateSep 10, 2021
StateNY
Description
I have a 2017 pearl white elantra and the paint is peeling off on my hood and my roof. The car is only 4 years old and I just hit above 30000 miles when this issue started. Even a coworker of mine who has the exact same car is having the same issue and her car basically has no paint left. Many people are having this issue and it's disappointing that hyundai won't compensate their customers to get it fixed. Every time my car gets wet it gets worse it's really ridiculous and looks terrible. Way too expensive to fix.
CategoryStructure:body
DateSep 08, 2021
StateCA
Description
Paint is peeling off, issue has been happening to most pearl white hyundai elantra's
CategorySuspension
DateSep 08, 2021
StateWV
Description
My passenger side front strut exploded, drove the shock through the hood. Very dangerous! Just happened, no warning. Schedule to take to dealer to see if covered by warranty. Car has 67,000 miles.
CategoryStructure:body
DateSep 07, 2021
StateIL
Description
The driver's side door once locked and unlocked will not open?
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateSep 06, 2021
StateTX
Description
The rear passenger side door will not open or close
CategoryEngine
DateSep 03, 2021
StateNJ
Description
The contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated that while her son was driving approximately 35 mph, the engine seized. The driver detected smoke and oil leaking from the vehicle. The vehicle was pushed into a parking lot. The local dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified however, no further assistance was provided. The contact mentioned the rod punctured the engine. The approximate failure mileage was 72,000.
CategoryService Brakes
DateAug 31, 2021
StateCA
Description
The brake system continually fails intermintently and is placing the driver and all passengers at risk of injury and or even death. The brake pedal stiffens not allowing pressure to be applied to use brakes. The pedal has to be pressed in aggressivly 5-10 times before finally allowing brake assist to help brake the vehicle. Once pedal begins to activate again it is followed with heavy grinding then finally almost resumes as normal with normal braking. The brake assist system has failed on almost 10 occasions on myself and has been taken in for repairs 4 times and fails to be repaired and appears to not ever be located. The recall regarding the brake booster was fixed, but yet brakes continued to fail after repair. The dealership has since taken it back in for repair and said they located leaking rear back brake pistons and repaired that. I was given car back and the next day experienced brake failure on 2 occasions on the freeway. I immediately gave the vehicle back to the dealer where it is today and they now believe it is the abs system modular. The dealership continues to take it in but fails to locate the issue causing brake system failure. There have been no warning lamps or other issues that have relation to brake system failure. Since issue appeared first 2 months ago, I have replaced brake pads, brake fluid flush, brake booster recall, back brake pistons, and now abs modular, and brakes continue to still fail.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 24, 2021
StateOH
Description
When driving on bumpy roads or a transition to a bridge on a freeway the abs and traction control will fail. There will be the pulse sound of the abs but no brakes and the brake pedal will go stiff and brakint will take an excessive amount of time. Sometimes letting go of brake pedal and trying again will resolve issue. There have been instances where the abs, brake and traction control light have come on and the only way to fix this is to power down the car and restart. Also another issue is rough idle or misfire/check engine light when accelerating. Diagnostics is showing misfiring on cylinder 3.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateAug 22, 2021
StateAL
Description
Drove my car yesterday when it stalled. I was able to start it again and pulled to the side of the highway. The engine was knocking loudly. I turned off the car and called a tow truck. When hyundai received my car they told me it was the rod bearings. They initially told me id be covered regardless of warranty as its a known issue. They called me late that day and told me they won't cover it since I'm 18,000 over the powertrain warrenty. This very problem has been recalled from 2013 upto 2019. However my car isn't listed. They told me ill need a new engine which costs 00 for parts and labor. After researching im not the first this has happened to.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateAug 21, 2021
StateNH
Description
Door locks don't actually do what they are supposed to do. I found that out when my friend opened the door as a joke on a residential street a while back. When put into drive, in motion, the locks flip to signal that they are locked but say if someone were to pull on the handle, it would still open. I checked all four doors, and they behave like this. I then compared it to my other vehicle, which did not act like this. I have yet to bring it up to the attention of my dealership. There were no warning lamps, messages, or other symptoms of the problem prior to the failure.
CategoryTires
DateAug 19, 2021
StateMA
Description
I have a 2017 hyundai elantra sport and I do not put excessive miles on my car, I do not drive hard and I do not beat on my car. Today my father pointed out that one my tires appeared to have "dry rot." and he said that tire is dangerous and needs to replaced. Then I told him my other tires also had the same cracking or dry rot on them. I do not know a thing about tires I thought that was normal wear and tear. I told my father I have already replaced two of these tires on my elantra I have owned a year because the garage said the tires were unsafe; I had no idea what "dry rot." now that this "dryrot" was pointed out to me I realized the other tires I replaced also had that cracking all around the tire and I am going to look for old pictures that will verify this. In the meantime once again it looks like I am going have to purchase another new tire because of this irregular tire wear . Today I discovered there is a recall on the exact same tires I have on my car; two of which I have already replaced. This recall on the hankook ventus s1 noble 2 tire seems to go by tire size and maybe my tire size is not on that recall but I have the same problem as you can see from my photos as described on the recalled hankook ventus s1 noble 2 and it is an obvious problem with more than a select few tire sizes. Please look at pictures of my defective tire; I have already replaced two others, on a car that has 38,000 miles on car; and I have always rotated my tires every other change. Given I have already replaced two of these defective hankook ventus s1 noble 2 tires already, I still have two hankook ventus s1 noble 2 one is a size 225/40r18 88w and the other is 225/40zr18 92w.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 18, 2021
StateMO
Description
At only 88,000 miles my ac compressor went out. It cost around 00 to replace. While my car was in the shop they mentioned several others were in for ac issues.
CategoryEngine
DateAug 16, 2021
StateCA
Description
I am the second owner of a 2017 hyundai elantra gt hatchback. I have not had any issues with the car until last week. I was driving in town to pick something up and the engine started knocking and losing power. The rpms would go up but I could not go anywhere. Eventually I had to park the car and have it towed to my house. I checked the oil and it was very low and had sludge in the upper engine area. I could visually see sludge where you fill the oil. I received no low oil light or engine light. Car still starts but has severe knock and shaking. Called into the dealership, its over 60k (68k total miles) so they said it is over warranty but to bring in and they will call it into hyundai. There is a 30 day wait so their must be something going on with these engines. I am seeing this same issue online with same cars.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateAug 14, 2021
StateMO
Description
The door latch actuator on rear driver side has failed. Door will not open from inside. Have to jerk fast on the outside handle to get open. Has not been looked at but pretty obvious when the kids are trappes in the backseat waiting to be let out.
CategoryStructure:body
DateAug 10, 2021
StateFL
Description
Passenger door locks won't open door from inside or outside
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 08, 2021
StateAL
Description
Rear door locks have both failed. Doors cannot be opened from inside or outside, making this a safety concern. I cannot get my children out of the rear seats except through the window. After searching online I find that this is a common failure.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateAug 06, 2021
StateKS
Description
Rear passenger doors will not open from inside or out .. Door will only open if you pound on door by latch several times. Once door is locked and unlocked again it will not open.. Dealer states it is a "lock actuator " and is 0 to replace. This is a safety issue. In an accident, no rear passenger would be able to exit vehicle. There are several articles of complaints on google about this issue.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateAug 06, 2021
StateKS
Description
The contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated that the rear passenger's doors failed to open from the inside or outside. The contact had to punch on the door handle to open the doors. The contact called the local dealer and was informed that the lock actuator was likely the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure however, no further assistance was provided. The contact was concerned about driving the vehicle. The failure mileage was approximately 50,000.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateAug 01, 2021
StateCA
Description
Rear passenger door will not open when unlocked from inside or outside. It started recently. I feel it is a safety issue if something happen to the car and we could not get out.
CategoryEngine
DateJul 31, 2021
StateNY
Description
I noticed the car losing power (2017 elantra) took it to my local mechanic and got a misfire code on coil 3. Replaced it and the next day took a long trip to new jersey, the car stalled at low speed with the cel on pulled to the side restarted the car and proceeded to drive the rest of the way. I felt unsafe as the engine felt like it was struggling. On the way back I decided to tow it back to ny. I drove it the next day to my mechanic and he said there were no stored codes, he drove it and said he could do nothing. I drove it the next day and the same problem happened, luckily on a side street. Took it back to him and made him drive it around for a 4 day period nothing happened. My son drove it and the same issue happened luckily on a side street. I then took it to the hyundai dealer and they said they got a misfire code. They replaced the remaining coils, changed the engine coolant and cleaned the fuel injection system. Maybe me wait practically 2 weeks with no loaner. Drove the car and the same issue occurred. Again luckily on a side street. I called my mechanic and he said drive locally and if it happens to call him so he will hook up a scanner to get a code. Right in my neighborhood the same thing happened so I called him and he was unable to get a code, he thought it could be either cam or crankshaft sensor, he tried both and the stall occurred when he was driving, he then changed the map sensor and drove it for 30 minutes without an issue. I went away for 5 days and came back and drove the car which seemed fine, but the same problem happened. This is a dangerous problem and feel unsafe driving this car. It has only 46. 000 miles on it. I have a case opened with corporate and waiting for them to contact me.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateJul 28, 2021
StateUT
Description
Back passenger door won't open from inside or outside, acting as though it is still locked. This appears to be a common issue with hyundai's, being a busted actuator that the company will not assist with and costs an average of 00 to fix. It is a major safety issue as someone could get stuck in the back seat in an emergency. Since it happens on average around 47000 miles, it is just outside of warranty for most people, as well. It adds another shady layer that impacts the consumer.
CategoryStructure:body
DateJul 28, 2021
StatePA
Description
**non safety issue** purchased my 2017 hyundai elantra se (pearl white) used back in august of 2019 with around 30,000 miles on it. No issues at all. After one year back in summer of 2020 I got out my car and noticed a chunk of paint missing from my roof (around the size of half a football). I was immediately concerned. I contacted the dealer I got it from, they advised me to contact hyundai so I contacted my local hyundai dealer and they told me I was over the 30,000 mile paint warranty, nothing could be done but they could get me an estimate. I did some research, found tons of articles with tons of people having the same issue, same location on same vehicle, same color. I also found a article about a lawsuit filed against hyundai for elantra's year 2009-2016 for paint issue. I saw hyundai won based off the fact they offer a 30,000 mile paint warranty. This scared me away from trying to pursue hyundai so I waited a bit and hoped to see if a recall would be issued. Then maybe 4 months ago I went to wash my car and after hitting it with water a softball size chunk of paint chipped off my driver door. I then contacted hyundai and asked that something be done. Hyundai's body shop wrote an estimate and submitted it to hyundai. It was an over priced estimate in my opinion so I took it to my local (and well respected) body shop and they wrote me an estimate for exactly half the cost. Hyundai then responded they would cover half the cost. But only at a hyundai body shop. Either shop I take it to I would owe

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,000 out of my pocket. Unacceptable to me and a lot of money for me. Both shops stated it was a manufacturing defect and I believe the manufacturer should cover the costs. I tried contacting hyundai's corporate line and they advised me a rep would call me to speak to me about their decision. It has been a month now and no response still. I don't know what to do or who to have help. The car is all but 4 years old and the paint is getting worse daily. I need help.
CategorySuspension
DateJul 27, 2021
StateGA
Description
Right front suspension strut mount failed. This allowed the front strut to be come disconnected from the strut mount. The strut is free to to become disconneted from the cars frame. In my case the strut has traveled up through the strut mount and through the trim cover and impacting the inside of the cars engine compartment hood. Currently the strut is resting on the lower side of the strut mount. Only the weight of the car is keeping the strut inside the coil. This places the driver and occupants at risk of the strut over travaling . It also puts the mechanic at risk, because the coil spring is not being retained by the strut mount plate. The car can be inspected. I have not had the problem confirmed, the first indication of the problem was a audible rattle from the right front suspension
CategoryStructure:body
DateJul 26, 2021
StateCA
Description
Paint peeling
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateJul 24, 2021
StateTX
Description
Drivers rear door will not open from the outside or inside. Door locks and unlocks fine, but the door mechanism will not release the door to allow it to open
CategoryEngine
DateJul 21, 2021
StateNC
Description
I was driving down the freeway and moved over to pass a slower vehicle when the engine lost acceleration. I pulled over to the side oft the road and had the vehicle towed to the nearest garage. They told me the engine lost all its oil and the engine needed to be replaced. I find this hard to believe in a 4 year old car. I am bringing it to dealership tomorrow to see if they have the same diagnosis.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateJul 20, 2021
StateCA
Description
The passenger side rear door will not open. The door locks and unlocks fine, but it refuses to open. The door handles both feel as though there is no tension when they're pulled and the door does not move. The car has not been involved in an accident and the rear doors did not receive a large amount of use (not daily used to carry backseat passengers). This is an extreme safety issue as we have recently had to use the vehicle to transport two small children (7 and 4 years old).
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateJul 20, 2021
StateIL
Description
We recently took the 2017 hyundai elantra in for unrelated repairs and found that the driver's side rear door could not be opened from either the inside or the outside. The shop that was doing the repairs tried calling the local hyundai dealer to see if they could offer some assistance in regards to this unusual situation, but they would not return their calls. In order to finish the repairs we were having done, they needed to have the door open. Through research of their own, they found a way to finally get the door free and ended up having to replace the rear door latch. We ended up paying over 0 to have it fixed. The mileage on the car is just over 60,000 and is not covered under warranty anymore. Considering the rear doors are rarely used in this vehicle, we were shocked to see that there were problems with such little use over a short time. After doing further research on this problem, we found that there are many hyundai owners that have been having this similar issue on all of the passenger doors. It scares me to think that this might happen in the future when we won't be as lucky if there's an accident and have to exit the car quickly. I would hope that it can be seen that this is a very real safety issue and would consider a safety recall or service campaign for this problem.
CategoryEngine
DateJul 19, 2021
StateNC
Description
I bought it new in 2017 and paid it off a year early in may 2021. I have about 90,000 miles on it. When I was driving to a client's house on friday, 16 july 2021, I was on the highway. It was making a lot of noise and would not accelerate. Eventually, the car completely died, would not start, did not have any dash lights, nothing. Totally dead. I was stranded on the side of the road for about two hours before a tow truck came to get me. When I got to the dealership, I was informed that my engine was blown. I provided my last 3 oil change receipts to prove that I have been taking care of the vehicle. I am still waiting to find out if they are going to fix it or if I am going to have to pay for it. While I was waiting for information from the service dept, I googled the engine problems, and it appears that it has been an ongoing issue since about 2011. Now, I am out of work and in danger of losing my job while waiting to find out if they are going to fix it. They said that if they approve the repairs, they will not be providing a vehicle, but will reimburse me /day for a rental. I cannot rent any vehicle in this area for . 00/day, even with my usaa discount. I also can't afford to pay 0. 00/week for a rental while they fix (if they fix) the vehicle that I bought and paid for. Today is day 4 and I still don't know if my repairs are going to be authorized. I found out today that if/when they are authorized, it will take weeks, not days, to repair my vehicle. During this time, they will not provide a car (the dealership nor hyundai). I was informed that there are short blocks that have been sitting there for months waiting for parts, and that my vehicle may face the same time line. My car is paid off and now I am expected to pay about 0/week out of pocket for a rental while they wait to fix a faulty engine that had me stranded on the side of the road 4 years after I bought it.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateJul 19, 2021
StateTX
Description
Driver side rear door will not open from inside or outside this is a safety concern as I have children if any accident happens, they or no one in the seat has access to leave vehicle during an emergency.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateJul 13, 2021
StateIL
Description
The door locks on my hyundai are not working properly. They do not open from the outside or inside, even though the lock buttons are operational and the key fob is working properly. It is a safety risk that they do not open properly in case of an accident or fire. I've read websites on several internet boards that this is a recurring issue with hyundai vehicles and this poses a very big risk for owners. The body shop technician I took the vehicle to shared the same concerns about the faulty issues from hyundai and is still working to resolve the issue part by part. The little cls stopped working almost suddenly, with them opening from the outside after several attempts, to then not opening at all from the outside, to then not opening from the inside or outside. There is no open recall for this issue even though several individuals have reported and is a known defect.
CategoryEngine
DateJul 08, 2021
StateCA
Description
I was driving on the freeway and started hearing some knocking noise coming out from the engine , I decided to go home and as I was getting close to my house , the engine seized and the car won't start. I towed it to the hyundai dealership and they quoted me 10. 000$ for a new engine and they wouldn't tell the main reason to why my engine died. They only said to me that all four pistons are bad and that the engine has been burning lots of oil.
CategoryStructure:body:door
DateJul 08, 2021
StateTX
Description
The rear door opening mechanism fails and prevents the door from opening from either inside the car or outside. It starts off as being inconsistent then full on completely fails.
CategoryEngine
DateJul 07, 2021
StateCA
Description
I bought the car 3 years ago and during the first year I had to replace an engine coil, a few months later inhad to replace the other 5. On july 3rd I was driving on the highway with my family and while I was stopped in traffic I heard a slight whine and then a knocking sound coming from the engine. I then started driving again and felt the steering wheel lock up and the gas tighten up and I realized the car had shut off. I had to immediately veer off the highway to avoid hitting somebody and noticed that the electronics were working. I then restarted the car and drove home through local backroads where the car kept shutting off intermittantly. I then took my car to a mechanic who notified me there was sludge in the engine and he had 3 to 4 other customers he recently has seen this happen to in regards to hyundai elantra's. I tried to contact the dealership who accused me of not taking care of my vehicle. I currently have an ope case with hyundai corporate. From what I've seen online hyundai is aware of these engine issues about piston knock and wngine sludge due to piston issues yet has not offered a recall or any type of customer assistance. The engine failure could have not only grievously injured my family but any other drivers I may have hit or been hit by due to this known engine issue.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 07, 2021
StateMD
Description
When driving around 35 mph my vehicle had a loss of power suddenly shut off. It would not start again... I have 74k miles and the check engine light was not illuminated prior to this incident. I was merging onto a street and the loss of power had left me stranded and in danger near other cars. Vehicle was maintained well and there was no prior indications that there would be an issue. Many other 2017 hyundai elantra owners are having these issues and are being forced to repair their engines at a high cost.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateJul 01, 2021
StateNC
Description
Had multiple issues with being unable to open different doors. At this point it has happened to 3 or the 4 doors throughout time. Door will lock and unlock but am unable to open from inside or outside. I had 2 replaced under warranty, most recent one is no longer covered. It seems like a very big safety problem if people may be unable to exit the car in an emergency.
CategoryEngine
DateJun 30, 2021
StateOH
Description
On 6/22/21 I took my vehicle in to the dealer for a warranty repair. There was a misfire on the number 3 engine coil. My vehicle was returned and one day later I had the same warning light go off on my car. I returned to the dealer on 6/30/21 and there they replaced the number 2 engine coil. The dealership told me that previously hyundai would replace all 4 coils because it is a known issue, however because of cost they began only replacing them as they went bad. He said "they will all go bad, it's just a matter of if they will still be under warranty" in my opinion, hyundai should still be replacing all coils if it is a known issue. My car was nut running correctly and would not fully accelerate. This could definitely be a safety hazard.
CategoryEngine
DateJun 29, 2021
StateCA
Description
The contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated while starting the vehicle, there was an abnormal sound coming from the engine compartment. The contact stated that there was no warning light illuminated. The vehicle was towed and diagnosed but not repaired. The manufacturer was informed of the failure but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 42,803.
CategoryEngine
DateJun 29, 2021
StateCA
Description
Engine make a lot of noise when I started, I have a situation where the engine stall and have to come to an stop, I bought the car about 2 years ago I took to the mechanic and I been told that engine has a problem and needs to be replaced staying that he has seen this problems on several vehicles same as mine with the same kind of engine, I took to the dealer and they told me the same thing but they said they can do anything about it. I don't know what to do with something like this its practically a brand new car, I also contact manufacturer with no luck.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateJun 26, 2021
StateIA
Description
Driving with no signs or dash lights came on to warning me of any issues. Car started acting like it was stalling out one morning parking it at work. Went to leave work had a very slight almost not noticeable knock sound went I started up. Car was acting like it was running harder then usually. Continued home and my car started seizing up and caused my car to stall completely out while driving on the interstate. I was a mile from home, started my car back up and continued to get somewhere safely and out of danger of the interstate. It stalled out multiple times before reaching my driveway. By then my car seized up and was making a loud knocking sound. I push the car into the garage and check the oil and there was no indication of any oil on my dip stick. Went ahead gave my car an oil change earlier then scheduled. 1. 5 quarts of oil only came out and was low almost 4 quarts. No signs of leaking or using oil. No indication dash lights came on to warning me of this issue. With in 3000 mileage of my last oil change, I lost almost 4 quart of oil, no signs or lights and now I have a blown motor in my 5 year old car. This is a huge saftey concern of my, with no indication I had an issue and was stalling out on the interstate/while driving to reach a safe place to look at my car.
CategoryEngine
DateJun 25, 2021
StateWV
Description
So my car has been randomly started doing this sputtering like I'm getting ready to run out of gas and feels like the car is going to shut off. Well I had a full tank of gas so I thought maybe the sparks plugs. Had them changed along with my oil. That does not seem to be the problem so once I get where I'm going and turn the car off it seems to not do it. But it will randomly happen. About every week or two and I don't know what the problem is. When I'm driving on the interstate and it happens I freak out thinking my car is going to shut off and I start to lose speed and everything and the obd reader states that it is a misfire but that's not the case when I have brand new spark plugs in
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateJun 20, 2021
StateFL
Description
Both driver and passenger rear doors will not open from either the inside or outside. The only way to open is to bang just below the door handle repeatedly from the outside and sometimes the door will open. My fiance has only been able to get our children out once. This seems to be a common occurrence via blogs online. This is a terrible safety hazard for my children god forbid of a crash or fire and I couldn't get my children out. There should be no questions asked about recalling a faulty door that could save children's lives.
CategoryEngine
DateJun 17, 2021
StateAZ
Description
The contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated while driving 50 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was restarted however, the failure persisted until the contact arrived at her residence. The contact stated that she replaced the battery, air filter, and added coolant to the reservoir. The contact called and made the local dealer aware of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 82,000.
CategoryStructure:body
DateJun 17, 2021
StateFL
Description
Paint peeling off roof of car.
CategorySteering
DateJun 13, 2021
StateCA
Description
There was a recall on 3/28/2017 on the 2017 hyundai elantra for a power steering (eps motor) problem. Recall 161 I recently bought a 2017 hyundai elantra used. It showed no outstanding unrepaired recalls on the vin number check. However without realizing there was a former steering recall on my car I have been noticing that my car when steering to the right catches. I mostly experience this at higher speeds and while driving on the highway when changing lanes. As if it snagged on something or I have no control for a microsecond. Its happens and just as quickly goes away when I bring the steering wheel back to the left. I am wondering if the march 2017 recall and my current problem are related. Is there any way of determining if my car was under that recall and whether it was repaired or not. When recall notices on a particular car/vin number are repaired does that info get entered into a national data base . It seems very coincidental to say the least that I am experience a steering anomaly and I now find out there was a past recall for a problem involving steering. Yet I can't seem to determine if my car was repaired for such a recall in the past
CategoryStructure:body
DateJun 13, 2021
StateOK
Description
Paint. The white paint has begun cracking and peeling on the hood and roof. There was no damage to these areas and it has always been garage kept. The paint is defective. It started happening almost over night and is spreading quickly. This is unsightly, will lead to corrosion, and is completely unacceptable for a modern vehicle or this age.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJun 10, 2021
StateNC
Description
The vehicle will just shut off while driving. I seen that other people with the same make and model is having the same issue. Have had the car in the dealership shop a number of times and they always say they do not know way it is shutting off and two or three days later they say they found the problem and it is fixed. But when I pick it up and drive least then five miles it shuts off. I have almost been ran into because the car have shut off while making a turn. I have even heard some people say they have been in accidents because of this issue. Something really need to be done about this model
CategoryEngine
DateJun 09, 2021
StateCA
Description
I have a 2017 hyundai elantra gt that currently has 108,000 miles and I already replaced the catalytic converter twice within 7 months. Last month, as I was driving on the freeway going home, I started hearing some knocking noise coming out of the engine. I decided to go to my house since I was close by. The noise was getting louder and louder, then as I was going down the hill on my way home, the engine seized and good lord I was going down hill , put it in neutral and it got me exactly in front of my house. I saw that there's many recalls about hyundai cars and engine especially the elantras from 2012 to 2016 but for some reason my 2017 elantra gt is not included in any of the recalls, even though it has the same engine. My car is currently at the hyundai dealership for a diagnostic and they're telling me that I need a new engine without a proper explanation of what exactly happened to the engine. I have been doing my maintenance on the car regularly and it doesn't make sense to why the engine failed out of the blue.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateJun 08, 2021
StateCA
Description
Unknown. Car randomly wasn't a to shut off and check engine light comes on only when gas pedal is pressed. Had taken to dealership to get fixed but it still happens
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateJun 07, 2021
StateCA
Description
While unlocked 3 doors do not open from outside and one of the 3 occasionally won't open from the inside as well.
CategoryStructure:body
DateMay 27, 2021
StateAZ
Description
Rear passenger door will not open from the inside or out. Child safety lock is not engaged. It appears to be a common safety issue reported over the internet.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateMay 25, 2021
StateKY
Description
Issue 1: the brakes are locking up when used at a high rate of speed (high-ways/interstate). When braking and running over a slight bump in the road such as where the road has buckled due to heat or due to road repair work (or other larger bumps), the anti-lock brake system will lock up the tires which will cause the car to continue traveling at a high rate of speed without slowing effectively. It has almost caused several collisions by failing to brake in time to avoid hitting the car in front of it without switching lanes. Luckily, no cars have hit the elantra when we have had to swerve last minute to avoid a crash that would normally be avoided. This has happened on the interstate in traffic and sudden stops by cars in front of us. It has also happened on off ramps while gradually slowing the vehicle to a stop. This could cause substantial injury or death to anyone in the car. I have taken this car to the dealership and multiple car repair shops. They have not been able to determine the cause or fix the issue. There are no warnings on the car. The first few times this happened the antilock brake light came on. Issue 2: the back passenger door will not open when using the door latch from the inside or the outside of the car. The car lock functions as normal and can be heard locking and unlocking. The door will not open to be able to be fixed. Hyundai will not repair the issue under the warranty, and has quoted a high sum to fix the issue. The technician said he would have to brake the door in order to fix the issue. Other car repair shops have confirmed this is a common problem with hyundai vehicles. The other repair shops have not been able to open the door to fix the issue. There is not a recall on the door mechanism. This has not caused any damage or injury to a person as of yet, but we have not felt comfortable driving anyone in the elantra as the door would not open in an emergency to allow someone to get out of the car.
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateMay 24, 2021
StateWA
Description
The driver side doesn't not open from outside.
CategoryStructure:body
DateMay 21, 2021
StateTX
Description
The rear passenger door on my 2017 hyundai elantra will not open. I can lock and unlock the door with the remote but it will not open using both the inside and outside door handle. In researching this issue on the internet, it seems to be a very common problem with hyundai cars from 2016-2018. I strongly believe this needs to be a recall by the manufacturer as it is a serious safety issue to not be able to open the doors.
CategoryStructure:body
DateMay 19, 2021
StateKS
Description
My 2017 hyundai elantra paint is peeling off the hood and the top of the car.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMay 16, 2021
StateTX
Description
While this may not be a safety issue, the paint is peeling on the hood of the car. There are several other places where the paint is beginning to peel on the hood, as well. There is one place on the roof of the car that is beginning to peel. I know that there have been other complaints about the paint chipping on the 2017 hyundai elantra, so this should be a recall.
CategoryEngine
DateMay 13, 2021
StateIA
Description
Tl* the contact called on behalf of his daughter who owned a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated that while driving approximately 20 mph and coming to a stop, the vehicle loss motive power. The vehicle was restarted. There was no warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to stew hansen hyundai (11344 hickman rd, clive, ia 50325) who replaced the battery and reprogrammed the ecu. The failure recurred with the vehicle hesitating. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and opened a case. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.
CategoryEngine
DateMay 11, 2021
StateKY
Description
Piston rod bearings and main crankshaft bearings. According to dealership the bearings are bad even though I had oil changed at dealership every 5000 mile during the first yr of ownership and oil changed every 3000 miles after that.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMay 11, 2021
StateCA
Description
The rear passenger door no longer opens from either the inside or outside. I discovered the issue while trying to unload my car after a trip to the store. It was working in the morning and when I returned home and parked, the door handle no longer worked. The door will lock and unlock but the handle mechanism itself is faulty. After doing research to try to fix the problem myself I've discovered that this is a common problem with the hyundai elantra and it is not covered under any warranty. This is a safety concern as I cannot open the door at all when transporting passengers or animals in my back seat. This has also happened previously to the front passenger door and had to be repaired. Since this is the second door this has happened to I am worried that it will happen at any time to the driver door. I have an appointment scheduled for an estimate on the cost of repair with the dealership tomorrow that I expect will run about 00 based on my research.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateMay 08, 2021
StateWA
Description
A few months after getting the car the engine kept stalling the engine light would only turn on after stalling each time I have brought it to multiple hyundai dealerships they keep saying it's just a spark plug issue. It's frustrating since once off the lot a week later it's randomly stalling again. This never fixed the issue. The car has stalled both on roads, roundabouts and freeways causing me to nearly be in crashes multiple times, I do not feel safe driving this car. The car is in motion and the engine just stops the car stalls and then the engine light comes on. I had been able to start it and get it moving it's random when the engine stalls. Today I took it to another car repair center they said the engine had a ton of metal particles and chunks, like the engines on the 2014 elantra's. They suggested I file a report to the nhtsa and bring it to the dealership as there is no way a engine or piston should look this bad and that the metal pieces look like they are from the manufacturing process. I'm not sure why the dealerships never checked the engine completely regarding this issue they could have seen the metal fragments earlier. I'm worried that I won't be lucky on the road next time the engine stalls and I'm worried about others having the same issue. I'm worried about my safety and others when driving. Please do not hesitate to contact me regarding more information.
CategoryStructure:body
DateMay 03, 2021
StateFL
Description
In all events, the driver side back-seat door will no longer open from either the interior or exterior of the car. The driver door also has trouble opening and you have to lean on the door first before it will open. These pose significant safety threats in the event of having to quickly leave the car in an emergency. Passengers in the back will both have to leave through the passenger side door if something were to happen. This is also a well known issue with this specific model of car.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateApr 26, 2021
StateMA
Description
37k miles. It started with the engine running roughly, so we replaced a coil ourselves. Seemed to fix the issue but a week later there was an intermittent noise from the engine which sounded like a very small exhaust leak (like pffffft). Occasionally, also intermittent, the engine would make a very loud clanky noise. Car shut off without warning while driving
CategoryEngine
DateApr 26, 2021
StateAK
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated while driving 46 mph, the vehicle loss motive power and stalled with the oil and check engine warning lights illuminated. The contact stated that the failure occurred while driving uphill. Additionally, the failure was experienced while driving at various speeds, and was experienced on several occasions. The contact stated that after restarting the vehicle, the vehicle regained normal functionality. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed however, the mechanic was unable to determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not yet repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was unknown.
CategoryEngine
DateApr 19, 2021
StateKS
Description
While driving down the highway my vehicle stalled. When finally got it back started it made a awful knocking noise. Had it towed to the dealership and they informed me it was the rod bearings. They said I didn't qualify for a replacement because I was 1,000 miles over warranty. These motors should have a recall like the 2011-2016 these motors are doing the same thing as them. Yet there is no recall my kids and husband could of been really injured especially since it stalled on the highway.
CategoryAir Bags, Electrical System
DateApr 18, 2021
StateTX
Description
While driving the passenger seatbelt alarm goes off and nobody is in the seat. This happens randomly for no reason. Continues to ding until buckled. Air bag engages. Other times it lets me know that the passenger airbag off when empty.
CategoryStructure:body
DateApr 16, 2021
StateNY
Description
Car was parked in my driveway, prior to a trip. A passenger was unable to open the right rear door with the outside or inside handle. The inside locking control moved normally, both manually and with electrical lock control, but I still cannot open the door in any way. This is safety related as the failed door would prevent egress in an emergency.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:lock
DateApr 14, 2021
StateNJ
Description
2017 hyundai elantra. Consumer stated that both rear doors have malfunctioned. *ld the consumer stated the rear doors do not open from the outside or the inside. *js
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateApr 14, 2021
StateMO
Description
Rear right door not unlocking from either outside.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateApr 06, 2021
StateNC
Description
Driver side door periodically will not open from the inside or out. Just started happening about 2 weeks ago. Thought it was my key fob dying however I replaced the battery and it still is causing the same issue.
CategoryEngine
DateApr 05, 2021
StateFL
Description
While driving on the highway there was a mechanical noise that came from the engine - the entire motor block gradually began to shake more and more, the engine light came on, and within 30 minutes the entire car died - would not start. Had to have it towed and reviewed my mechanic. Misfires on cylinder 3, and a spark plug was pulled and noticed that the gap was closed - something in the engine had hit the plug to close the gap. Massive amount of engine knock. Car only has 67k miles on it.
CategoryEngine, Service Brakes, Structure:body
DateApr 01, 2021
StateCA
Description
Back left door doesn't open dangerous in case of emergency ac compressor melted replaced and now it's making noises struts bolts came loose brakes and shaking whole car
CategoryElectrical System, Structure:body, Unknown Or Other
DateMar 30, 2021
StateTX
Description
You can not open the rear doors. By the handles inside or out. Sometime they will open if you wiggle the outside handle alot of time. The inside acts like the child safety lock is on. The child safety not on. If an emergency happens the people sitting in the rear can not get out. This started in 2020 on driver passenger first as of today 3/30/2021. The rear passenger will not open at all.
CategoryStructure:body
DateMar 26, 2021
StateIL
Description
Their driver's and rear door locks suddenly start to malfunction. The rear doors don't open anymore, the remote control is working apparently but I can't open the door even manually from inside. The driver lock door needs to operate more than 3 times to open the door. I almost never use the rear doors because I am single.*dt
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMar 24, 2021
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated that while depressing the brake pedal, the vehicle would not immediately stop. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who replaced the brake pads however, the failure persisted. The local dealer - glendale hyundai located at 411 s brand blvd, glendale, ca 91204 and the manufacturer were notified of the failure however, no assistance was offered. The contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in nhtsa campaign number: 17v063000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The contact stated that the vehicle had experienced the failure listed in the recall. The approximate failure mileage was 33,000.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMar 21, 2021
StateNM
Description
I have to change out my lights every 3 months. It's been an ongoing issue for over 2 years.
CategoryStructure:body
DateMar 15, 2021
StateTN
Description
I have had several instances now of my doors either failing to open from the outside and having to be opened from the inside, or being jammed altogether and unable to open. The most recent occurrence began happening about a week ago to my driver's side door, although I believe all 4 doors have been affected. I have all documentation and receipts on file, although I am unable to upload it at this time.
CategoryStructure:body
DateMar 15, 2021
StateMD
Description
The back door on the drivers side of my vehicle suddenly stopped opening. The door is unlocked but it wont open from the inside nor the outside. I have found that this is a rampant issue on this vehicle. It is a huge safety issue as my toddler cannot get out of the car.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMar 15, 2021
StateTN
Description
Rear passenger door will not open from the inside or outside. Lock mechanism opens and closes with fob or door unlock button but door will not open at all.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateMar 10, 2021
StateFL
Description
I am 2nd owner of vehicle (bought with 36252 miles) around 76xxx vehicle starting making ticking noises I brought into carmax where I was told nothing was wrong. I got an oil change and went on my way. 2 days later the car shut off while driving. Brought it back carmax again states nothing wrong. The car is constantly shutting off while driving long distance. At 90525 my car shut off while driving on a bridge brought it into hyundai were they stated I needed a new motor but it wasnt covered under warranty due to "sludge" I live in fl its hot and I live down a 3 mile backroad that will cause build up according to research. Hyundai wont help and this is a safety issue especially for my kids now im stuck making payments on a car that cant be driven and im 2000 in rental car fees. And dont have the best credit to get another car. Something needs to be done asap as I see this complaint multiple times
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Unknown Or Other
DateMar 09, 2021
StateFL
Description
Hyundai avoids taking care of their cars by sending out general statements for techs to "fix" these issues but they never do they say I didnt hear it when brought in mulitple suspension electrical issues my husbands 2019 hyundai eletrical going out. The engine issue all they did was say didnt do it for me. They need to replace all these known issues it is braking down the whole vehichle for both of us. I believe hyundai is negligent in worrying about the cost of afull recall so they deny anything. I have videos documents, my car went from red gas to green random clicks deterioration. My hubsands car is the only owner engine shudders randomly they do a fake iinvestigation. Hyundai does not care if you die.
CategoryStructure:body
DateMar 09, 2021
StateUT
Description
Left rear door latch won't engage to open door. This is the second door that I am having to have fixed on a vehicle that is 4 years old with this door rarely being used as I am usually the only one in the vehicle.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMar 08, 2021
StateOK
Description
The driver's door only opens about 10% of the time from the outside. It opens fine from the inside. I usually have to get in the passenger's side and open the driver's door from the inside to get in the car.
CategoryStructure:body
DateMar 04, 2021
StateNY
Description
3 of 4 doors will not open from inside and/or outside. Only driver side door now opens.
CategoryStructure:body
DateFeb 24, 2021
StateGA
Description
Paint flaking without any impact.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateFeb 21, 2021
StateKY
Description
I bought my 2017 elantra se 2. 0 in april of 2020 my car keeps stalling when I let off the gas and when I make turns left or right at low speeds very scary and unsafe and also engine noises and shakes real bad sometimes as well I still owe 20000 for this lemon hyundai should be held responsible for this as its been a serious problem for years from what I read very dangerous this happens on city streets and expressway
CategoryElectrical System
DateFeb 19, 2021
StateTN
Description
Sluggish, shaky and not acceleration engine light comes on intermediately. Code came up p0301. Changed spark plugs, sensor, inclined the catalytic converter two times. Still the problem persists. Took to hyundai dealership they said one of four coil packs was going out. The problem was intermittent and the light for the engine was not on. The dealership told me the engine light had to be on to diagnose the problem. Then I found out the agent coil packs had an older style and they wanted me to buy their newer style the part number is 27300 - 2e601. They wanted 0 to put in the newer style coil packs. This issue should be a recall since my car was only 3 years old when the problem started.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateFeb 19, 2021
StateAZ
Description
My 2017 hyundai elantra began to shake and refused to shift above 40mphs on a road posted 45. The engine light came on and the rmp gauge show that it was stuck at 2rmps. I slowed the vehicle and turn on my flashers and in my traveling to a safe pull off location. The engine light went off, the shaking stopped, and the car resume a normal shifting pattern. The very next day while traveling in the car the same thing occurred. I explained the problem when arrived at hyundai and while idling and waiting to the car person to check me in. The car began to do short shudders; this was directly witnessed by a car service employee. The 2nd cylinder ignition coil was replaced. In my second visit I was sure of what the problem was because I had experienced the same car symptoms several months earlier. Here is the problem this was second cylinder I have had to have replaced in about 3000 miles and several months; my car only has 25,0000 miles. This is a known issue on the repair form it states ecu upgrade.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateFeb 18, 2021
StateAL
Description
I had a check engine light come on and it was related to the heater core or something of that nature, when I stopped to have a parts store run the code. They asked me if it was overheating, I told them no. About a month later the weather started getting cold and when I went to defrost my windows there was only cold air blowing out when the car was warmed up. As I started driving I would get warm air but as soon as I stopped cold air blew again. I took in into hyundai the flushed the coolant system and changed the thermostat I got it back and the same thing was happening, took it back they then replaced the water pump, got it back same thing, took it back again they changed the thermostat agian, still didn't fix it, same thing was still happening, I am not waiting for them to get a special part to apparently flash the system agian, but removing air bubbles. I have little faith it will fix it since it didn't work the first time.
CategoryElectrical System
DateFeb 17, 2021
StateFL
Description
We are having the same issue with our 2017 elantra. Door lock operates just fine but the door won't open from the inside or outside. This is definitely a safety hazard as we have our kids out in the back and need to be able to get them out quickly
CategoryExterior Lighting, Service Brakes, Suspension
DateFeb 14, 2021
StateKY
Description
I took my vehicle in for an oil change and they stated that the ball joint are loose and struts/shocks are circle on the inspection form. I still have my warranty on the vehicle.
CategoryService Brakes
DateFeb 09, 2021
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated while driving 2 mph and while depressing the brake pedal, the vehicle failed to come to a complete stop. The contact stated no warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer palm springs hyundai (3919 e palm canyon dr suite a, palm springs, ca 92264, (760) 202-8888) where it was diagnosed with needing the brake circuit error switch to be replaced. The vehicle was been repaired however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 18,646.
CategoryStructure:body, Unknown Or Other
DateJan 26, 2021
StateMT
Description
Driving down the interstate about 75 mph. Occupants were a driver and front seat passenger. Both where both buckled in. Driver reported that the interior light suddenly came on and they started to slow down as they were not sure why interior light would come on when passenger looked and noticed their passenger door was open about 10 inches. The passenger grabbed door and pulled it shut. The interior light shut off. They reported that prior to this they heard no alarm bells, heard no road or air noise and the interior light was off. The passenger was sitting facing forward with arms crossed not touching the door.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJan 16, 2021
StateTN
Description
Rear driver passenger door will not open inside outside. It worked fine, then I locked it and went into work and now it won't open at all. Child lock. Was in use and I have been unable to get it to open. Mileage 78,500
CategoryExterior Lighting, Structure:body
DateJan 15, 2021
StateAZ
Description
Unable to open drivers front door without trying at least 4 times. This is only once it is in the lock position and I unlock it. Lights in auto position randomly go on and off while driving
CategoryEngine, Structure:body
DateJan 14, 2021
StateNC
Description
Back doors will not open. Called dealership and said there is no warranty to cover having them fixed and it will be over 00 to have the problem corrected. Driving down the road the car shut off and started smoking. It says the car is on and running but it is not
CategoryStructure:body
DateJan 11, 2021
StatePA
Description
The door latches break and the door can not be open from the inside or outside. This is the third door latch that broke on this vehicle in the past year.
CategoryElectrical System
DateDec 29, 2020
StateIL
Description
Headlight bulb continues to burn out and bulb wiring melted for some reason.
CategoryEngine
DateDec 29, 2020
StateNJ
Description
Coolant level is on full but the heat does not work. The thermostat is on h, which means the car is overheating. No warning symbols are appearing on the dashboard. I could be driving on a city street the car thermostat indicates the car is overheating.
CategoryEngine
DateDec 16, 2020
StateCA
Description
The car started turning off while driving the car, not making a sound . This stated when bh the car made 70,000 miles with warning,it will turn of right a stop and while driving , the problem started in june 2020, the extended warranty will not honor the claim I took my car to hyundai after several attempts trying to find what wrong. Hyundai stated it is engine failure, and I making payments on the car.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Power Train
DateDec 14, 2020
StateFL
Description
The car has been stalling since last february, mostly during turns, and while deaccelerating. Sometimes it idles rough and stalls at traffic lights. I took it to my dealer back then, and they told me the problem was caused by metal shavings from the engine plugging the valve that regulates fuel. I had performed regular oil changes and the dealer believed that the problem was caused by a manufacturing defect. The dealer contacted hyundai, and hyundai refused to remedy the defect. The problem temporarily goes away if I get an oil system flush, which I have been doing frequently. After about a month, the car begins stalling again, presumeably because the shavings are plugging the valve again. The car has become difficult to start. This morning it would not start at all.
CategoryStructure:body
DateDec 05, 2020
StateFL
Description
The driver side and passenger side rear door door not open it just stopped opening. I can not unlock it at all. I wan coming out of a store with my kids and they could not get in. The driver side was about 4 months age in september. And not in december the passenger side.
CategoryElectrical System, Structure:body
DateNov 30, 2020
StateFL
Description
The passenger side door will not open from the outside if the door has been locked. If the door remains unlocked the door will open from the exterior fine, but after being locked the door will only open from the inside of the car. Others have posted online regarding the same issue.
CategoryPower Train
DateNov 30, 2020
StateMI
Description
Hi team, there is a grinding noise whenever I shift my car from park to drive. It happens whenever I shift from park to drive/reverse or slow down quickly. So, I am concerned that there is a safety issue here. I feel really uncomfortable driving my own vehicle when there is something wrong with it. This puts me to think that this might be a transmission issue. The vehicle is under warranty and less than 100,000 km.
CategoryElectrical System, Suspension
DateNov 26, 2020
StateMD
Description
Both drivers and rear passenger door actuators have gone bad. I see online this is a very common issue and have been told by the dealership that it is as well. They will not cover the costs of repair. Rear shocks are also worn out and have been told by dealership that this is another common issue. Only 3 years old with 39k miles on the car.
CategoryStructure:body, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 21, 2020
StateNC
Description
Driver side front door handle does not open car door from outside. Was working fine all day then stopped working. Car was stationary. Front passenger door handle came off in my hand. This occurred months prior to front driver door.
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateNov 20, 2020
StateCT
Description
The issue has happened while my vehicle has been stationary and in motion, on a ciy street, on a highway and while turning. The check engine light comes on as the car shakes. If I'm in motion, the light will stay on while my foot is on the accelerator, turn off when I take it off the accelerator and come back on when it reaches 1rpm's. If I'm stopped it will jump forward when I press the gas to accelerate (the whole time the check engine light is on). While I'm stationary, it will stay on while it's at 1rpm's or below. I have gone to the dealer a couple times already to get to the bottom of it. The first time they told me it had to do with my spark plugs so I did the service to get that taken care of. The second time I went they told me they couldn't find any code to indicate a problem. Here we are again and I'm having the same issue. This is dangerous and needs to be address as I've currently read many 2017 hyundai elantra owners are having the same issue. I don't see the benefit of bringing it to the dealer again if I'm just going to pay for a service that isn't going to rectify the problem and they continue to say there is no problem. I do have video to show the problem.
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 19, 2020
StateCA
Description
The doors in the 2017 elantra model stopped working, they do not open from the outside handle and sometimes they do not open from the inside either.
CategoryStructure:body
DateNov 12, 2020
StateCA
Description
Rear, passenger door will not open from the inside or the outside. You can hear the lock mechanism working, but the door will not open no matter what we do. This seems to be a common problem people have been having with hyundais for years now. Here's a link to a forum that talks about it. Https://www. Hyundai-forums. Com/threads/rear-passenger-door-wont-open. 603329/ the hyundai dealership where I purchased the vehicle says it's out of warranty, and won't look at it without charging me, so I didn't get a repair estimate.
CategoryForward Collision Avoidance: Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Avoidance: Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Avoidance: Warnings
DateNov 10, 2020
StatePR
Description
The vehicle lit on the instrument panel the scc system and the aeb system the cruise control does not work
CategoryEngine, Latches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateNov 04, 2020
StateMI
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated that driver's and passenger's side rear doors were unlocked however, the doors fail to open from inside and outside of the vehicle. Additionally, the passenger's side front side door failed to open from the outside of the vehicle however, the door was able to be opened from inside the vehicle. The driver's side front door failed to open from the outside on the first attempt. After several attempts the door unlocked from the outside. The contact stated while driving approximately 35 mph, there was an abnormal sound coming from the engine. Elder hyundai (19077 hall rd, macomb, mi 48044, (586) 838-1667) was contact by phone however, the vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 83,000.
CategoryService Brakes
DateNov 04, 2020
StateIL
Description
This is my third hyundai and for some reason my front breaks were completely shot and I had to spend 7. 65 to have them replaced. After searching other cars this should not have happened this early especially with almost all highway driving. I had been thinking about another hyundai, but with this problem I am thinking maybe a different brand may be better. This problem had not occured before. Breaks were repaired at dealer otherwise I might just lose my warrenty. I can tell you I am not a happy customer of hyundai at this point at 36,000 miles.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Unknown Or Other
DateNov 02, 2020
StateNM
Description
My headlamp lightbulbs keep burning out. In 2020 alone I have switched them out 3 times each! Was told that's not normal. Today I switched the passenger side for the 3rd time this year. I'm sure before 2021 I will need to replace the driver side. It's getting expensive! Also my ignition coil has gone out 2ce in 4 years. (yes it's a 2017 but I purchased 6/30/2016) my car shakes and makes weird noise. Same one #1 is the culprit.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateNov 02, 2020
StateIN
Description
Couple of months ago I couldn't get either of my back doors to open up, from the inside or outside. I took it to the dealership and got it fixed with extended warranty. I made a complaint on here then and noticed others were having the trouble. Now, the front driver side door won't open from the outside. This is [xxx]. 3 of my four doors and others having the issue. In fact, there has been 220 complaints on this website about this car and 33 of them are because the doors won't open. There have been 5 in the last month.... When does it become hyundia's problem? Total [xxx]. Parts of this document have been redacted to protect personally identifiable information pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control, Engine
DateNov 01, 2020
StatePA
Description
Car stalled on highway on 11-01-2020, passed both inspections on 8-29-2020. Purchased car on 9-1-2020 through drivetime. I have inspection paper work from buyer showing everything passed. Changed oil on 10/14/2020 through jiffylube with only the air filter being the only issue flagged.
CategoryStructure:body
DateOct 24, 2020
StateSC
Description
The doors will not open. The back passenger door will not open from the inside or the out. My driver side has started to do the same thing. Thankfully it's still opening but it still goes in and out.
CategoryStructure:body
DateOct 16, 2020
StateCA
Description
Front and rear drivers side door handles inoperable. Unable to open from interior or exterior of the vehicle. Doors will lock and unlock, but not open.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Vehicle Speed Control
DateOct 14, 2020
StateNC
Description
2017 hyundai elantra car started stalling at red lights and when stopping. Almost crashed twice. It starts back up. It started 10. It happened a few times and then the check engine light came on with code p3006. About 20 miles it went off. This is very dangerous and needs to be fixed. A lot of people is complaining about the same issue. It need to be recalled and repaired.
CategoryStructure:body
DateOct 14, 2020
StateNY
Description
The door handles on my 2017 hyundai elantra continue to fall off. So far, all 4 of my door handles have fallen off at least once, my drivers side front door has now broken 3 times, passenger front door handle broken twice, and rear passenger door broken twice. Currently 3 out of 4 of my door handles are broken. Been waiting nearly 6 months for the dealership to fix this as a "courtesy" because my car with 85k miles is out of warranty.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateOct 13, 2020
StateNJ
Description
The car would stall in the middle of driving, the most recent time on a major highway. The vehicle stalls with no reason at all. This incident has happened 5 or 6 times with no help from the dealer as they have not found the issue. This vehicle is unsafe to drive.
CategoryEngine, Steering
DateOct 12, 2020
StateVA
Description
First the car has been acting like it's going to die even while driving it. Now I'm having issues with my steering wheel, it every once in a while is difficult to turn but it's off and on. It's always while I'm actively driving it's been both city street and highways.
CategorySteering
DateOct 09, 2020
StateCT
Description
The power steering mechanism clicks or claps whenever steering either from left to right. The noise isn't always there. It happens at random times, but its at either directions when steering into a parking spot or a parking lot.
CategoryEngine
DateOct 08, 2020
StateNC
Description
I purchase this vehicle in 7/2018 and had it for just over 2years and the vehicle started stalling and stopping then soon just shut down as I was driving. After getting it tow home and had a mechanic look at it. I was told the engine was bad and it was not fixable. I'm have a car I'm financing and can't use the care again. I have contact hyundai for over a week now and no one have response. My case manager will not call me back on this. I have a case number and call everyday and all I get it rude supervisor who do not care.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Power Train
DateOct 03, 2020
StateNY
Description
Purchased a hyundai elantra 2017 from a dealership on july 7, 2020. The 2nd day it stalled on me feeling like it's in neutral with engine light on. I returned to the dealership and they replace the ignition coil as and said they ordered a part to return in 2 wks. This had something to do with the airbag under the passenger seat. They kept the car another 2 weeks. I was happy when they called that it was ready. Each time I had to pay the 2 tolls to go to them in jersey. Before I got on the garden state good, the car started shaking, couldn't go over 45 mph with the engine light on again. I returned it. They kept it 2 weeks. I have my car with the engine light on still and called to complain but unable to reach a manager each time. I used up over 0 of toll money which I used up plus getting someone to take me to drop off or pick up the car had to pay for gas and toll. Produced the e-zpass receipts and everything and every time I go and ask for the refund, the owner is never there. I do not want to have my new car break down with me in the middle of winter. I requested a list of the things that were done to try to resolve the engine light issue several times even from the salesman who does not take my calls or when he does, he don't know what to tell me. Said he'll ask and get back to me. No response. The first day I paid for the car and we were happy to be going home, my daughter and I noticed the front bumper all broken up and it wasn't like that when we inspected and chose it before paying. The salesman sal said there's nothing he can do about that as I already paid for the car and must accept it that way. I brought it to a saleswoman attention the last time I went to pick up my car and they only said the manager/owner will reach out to me. Never heard from them. Still didn't receive plates. I feel like they took advantage of me as a senior citizen.
CategoryStructure:body
DateOct 02, 2020
StateCA
Description
Driver and passenger doors do not unlock. Outside the vehicle, place the key in the door lock in the handle and turn, or use the wireless remote. Both methods flip the door lock inside the car to the open position, but neither unlocks the door.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateSep 24, 2020
StateNJ
Description
Engine turned off while driving, usually after braking but also while in motion. Luckily, it was at a stop light or while I was in light traffic. It has happened on more than one occasion after driving an average of 30-40 minutes. There doesn't seem to be a pattern or a specific reasoning as to why.
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateSep 21, 2020
StateCA
Description
Tpms malfunction indicator light is on. Car is shaking . Engine light was on
CategorySteering
DateSep 18, 2020
StateVA
Description
In operating speed less than 25 mph on a residential street, electronic power steering assistance abruptly stopped working and power steering light on dash illuminated. Operator lost 90% control of steering. All other electrical components operated as designed. Dealership diagnosed the issue was due to a bad battery but all other electrical components operated. Recall 161 describes a more accurate description of a damaged electronic power steering connector resulting in a loss of electric power steering assistance.
CategoryElectrical System, Exterior Lighting
DateSep 17, 2020
StateVA
Description
The doors wouldn't unlock, then decided to unlock. The vehicle will only make this loud clicking noise. The battery tests good. The headlights and taillights keep coming on and off even though the vehicle is not on at all. All switches are tuned off and it's not in accc mode. Had to disconnect battery and wait for tow truck.
CategoryEngine
DateSep 17, 2020
StateRI
Description
Throttle position switch hesitates upon acceleration. Vehicle was in motion, on a city street and highway. Engine seemed to have no power.
CategoryService Brakes
DateSep 17, 2020
StateGA
Description
When trying to make a sudden br. Ake, the vehicle took longer to brake than it should have. The tires and brake pads were in great condition and I know this because I had got them checked out prior to my road trip which is when the incident took place. Out of all the cars I have driven, none of them have took that long to make a complete stop. If there had been a car in the intersection, I would have definitly hit them which is very scary. As a result of this I now keep a much longer distance when driving behind others and I also brake ahead of time scared that one day the car might not stop at all.
CategoryStructure:body
DateSep 17, 2020
StateCA
Description
The doors suddenly stop working... They won't unlatch if you try to open from outside or inside.. You have to hit under the door handle for the door to unlatch. This is happening on multiple vehicles and it's a known issue at this point. (more customer complaints here: https://www. Hyundai-forums. Com/threads/rear-passenger-door-wont-open. 603329/) this is happening on 2 of my doors. Car has never been in accidents nor does it have any dents on it. Hyundai says they will not fix under warranty (car has 65k miles on it) and they are charging customers to fix it despite it being a manufacturer issue. This is also a safety issue given that in case of an accident or a fire, the door may not open to get passengers to safety. This is not an issue where it slowly degrades. It's a sudden issue.
CategoryAir Bags, Service Brakes
DateSep 14, 2020
StateNJ
Description
The vehicle was being adjusted while parking along side a curb on a hill. The driver pulled forward, then attempted to stop in order to put the car in reverse to get closer to the curb, but the brake pedal would not depress. The car began to roll down the hill and hit the back of a parked suv and ended up wedged under the back of the suv. The entire front end of the vehicle was smashed, but the airbag never deployed.
CategoryEngine
DateSep 14, 2020
StateFL
Description
Ignition coil pack failure. 1 coil pack failed (started failing at 40,000 and it was 44,000mi before the issue was fixed ) & another is failing (at aprox48,000). I had to take my car to hyundai multiple times to have this rectified and in that time my vehicle was running rough at idle, while driving. The vehicle attempted to stall while driving at interstatespeeds on a merge ramp between two interstates duringthefirst instance of failure. Hyundai would not rectify the issue without a check engine light presented at the dealership. The first coil pack was replaced. Now another coil pack is failing and the dealership refuses to fix the matter without a check engine light. I visited the dealership and reported my most recent failing ignition coil on 9/1/2020. The rough idle and running rough is becoming more frequent which means the vehicle is likely to stall while driving. The 2017 kia forte has the same engine and has a tsb on this issue to be fixed. The forte nhtsa id # is 10127032. Due to the stalling while driving this is a safety issue and needs to be rectified. My vehicle is under my factory 5yr/ 60k warranty with hyundai and I am the original owner.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System, Vehicle Speed Control
DateSep 11, 2020
StateMO
Description
In february 2020, my check engine light came on after my car began to shake violently and lose speed as I drove on the city streets and highways. The serviceman replaced the coils in my car. Within a week, my car started to shake and lose speed again. I took it back to the dealership where they "fixed" it again to no avail. In early march, my car was still experiencing the same problems: shaking violently and losing speed as I drove on both the highway and on city streets. I chose to try a different service center. They attempted to find a problem with my car by running the codes, but he said that nothing popped up on the screen. I told him that my check engine light flashes on and off when I put my foot on and off of the accelerator. He sent me on my way without fixing my car, but he told me to bring my car back into the service center without shutting off my car as soon as the check engine light comes on the dashboard. He told me that this was important, because it would help them be able to detect the issue. Within 15 minutes of pulling off of the parking lot, my check engine light flashed back on and my car began to shake and lose speed again. I turned around immediately and took my car back. They flushed out the fuel line system. Within two weeks, I brought my car back for the same thing, but the serviceman told me that he could not find any issues since the computer showed no issues. Every time I take my car into a hyundai repair center, they tell me that they cannot detect any issues with my car, although I tell them that my car begins to shake and lose speed randomly. It is now sept. 2020, and I am still having the same issues. I am scheduled to take my car into a new hyundai service center in a new state. This is a dangerous car problem that threatens the safety of me and other drivers on the road. Hyundai needs to take action now!
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateSep 09, 2020
StateCA
Description
Once again the car began to shake violently and started lunging forward while driving within city limits. Check engine warning light came on. I pulled over and shut the car off. When I restarted the car, the check engine light was no longer illuminated and the car seemed to drive somewhat normally. This was not the first time this happened, and from what I can tell by reading other similar complaints on the nhtsa website, several people are having these issues as well. It appears to be the ecm, engine control module. Hyundai needs to address this issue asap. It is very dangerous to drive this vehicle. Do not allow them to say you need new spark plugs or a software update. This is a safety issue that needs a recall immediately.
CategoryEngine
DateSep 03, 2020
StateMA
Description
At 77,000 miles while driving, dashboard lights came on. Engine shut off, loud noise came from engine, obvious engine failure not sure if from fuel pump. Car had regular service maintenance. Not under hyundai 100k warranty since I am the second owner. Ceased engine related to oil - most likely failed oil pump.
CategoryService Brakes
DateSep 03, 2020
StateTX
Description
When I brake the brakes don't respond properly
CategoryStructure:body
DateSep 02, 2020
StateNC
Description
The paint on the car peels off in sheets. Completely below the primer layer exposing the metal. I have noticed several other elantra's that seem to have the same issue
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateAug 31, 2020
StatePA
Description
I just drove the car off the lot everything was working fine while on the highway driving four hours home the lights went out the light is cutting off and on and now I get an alert check back brake light so now it is not working
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateAug 29, 2020
StateFL
Description
While driving, engine would turn off while driving. As I attempted to accelerate the engine would be off (no acceleration) and the engine, oil, and battery lights would come on. Dashboard electronics and radio would stay on. Put the car in park, turn it off, turn it back on - no dashboard lights on and the car now drives as normal. All instances happened while vehicle was in motion on city streets, most instanced happened while the vehicle was turning. The first time this happened I took it to hyundai lakeland. They said it was because I had low oil (no oil indicator light had been on). "fixed" it by doing an oil change. All subsequent oil changes have been done at hyundai lakeland. 8 months later I experienced the same problem. Car taken to hyundai lakeland. Diagnosed as bad sensors in the engine (sending incorrect information about when the engine needs power) and a bad crankshaft (as a result of the stalling and bad sensors). Because of the multiple occasions that this has occurred and the different diagnoses that it has had from the same dealership, I am unsure if this issue has been taken care of with the last repair. An engine that turns off while the vehicle is in motion creates a dangerous situation of the driver and others as the vehicle ceases forward motion. I have been lucky that this issue has not resulted in a traffic accident.
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control, Engine
DateAug 26, 2020
StateMD
Description
My car had recently began to shake and buck violently while driving with no warning lights or indicators at 38,000 miles. Three weeks ago before a regular maintenance appointment at my hyundai dealership where I bought the ! Car, as I turned over the ignition and accelerated the car began to buck and shake violently. As I pressed the gas, the car would not accelerate. I was in the middle of traffic in washington, d. C. So once I was able to safely move over, I turned the car off and back over. No shaking and continued as normal. Once I took the car in the following week, I was told everything was fine and made sure to mention the shaking and bucking and was told that they didn't see anything. The next day following service and receiving my car back, my car began to shake violently again. Still no warning light indicator. I returned the car to the mechanic where my coil packs were updated (I bought my car march 2017 and was never told about any recalls on coil packs that release late 2017 until this moment). Once I received my car back I was informed that everything was okay. Well it was not. The next day I'm driving my car a short distance when two hard shakes happened. One sounded like two metal pieces colliding. I pulled over and turned the car off and back over. The malfunction indicator light is now permanently on. I had to have my car towed and now being told it could be the transmission but no updates. Seriously unsafe and could've now been in multiple accidents although I've regularly serviced at the dealership I purchased my car.
CategoryElectrical System
DateAug 14, 2020
StateIN
Description
Both back doors would not open. They would not open from the outside or inside. Major safety issue. I took to shop and they said it was acutator or something like that. Cost over 0 to fix. I had the extended warranty so I got it fixed, "free". But others may not be so lucky. Never been in wreck, completely not my fault at all.
CategoryEngine
DateAug 12, 2020
StatePA
Description
2017 hyundai elantra used ran great for a while, the one of the four coils went bad, started to shake and the dealer replaced the coil, and ran great, and now the car started shaking again and check engine light came on and I set an appointment for the dealer the day I take to the dealer the check engine light went out and it was running great, so I took it to the dealer anyway and they told me it was the coil, and it wasn't covered under warranty anymore, but the car was running great, so I've been driving it, and now every now and then it shakes the check engine light comes on and when I step on the gas the check engine light goes out and the car runs great. There should be a recall!
CategoryStructure:body
DateAug 12, 2020
StateTX
Description
When I purchased my car it was brand new it is white and within 1 to 1. 5 years the paint job began peeling off from the front. I use the car for work and I drive a lot. I took in the car and I was told it was out of warranty because it was over 4,000 miles. The problem has gotten so bad that by simply washing the car the paint job peels off. From the time I took it in until now I have seen other hyundai cars (about 5-7) with the same problem; all white. About 1 yr ago I began having problems opening the front driver door. The car was unlocked but I couldn't open it from the outside. I would have to go through the passenger door and open the driver door from the inside. If I don't lock the car I don't have any issues. If I lock it I have to pull on the handle about 3 - 4 times. This is a big inconvenience and a safety hazard. About two weeks ago I began having issues with the back passenger door. I have a two year old and her car seat was placed on the back seat behind the passenger. The back passenger door was on child lock. Two weeks ago that door also stopped opening and I can't open it from the inside due to the child lock. I have moved my daughter's car seat and it is now positioned directly behind the driver seat. This is a big safety issue because I can't see her at all when I am driving. Also, I can't put that door on child lock because when that door starts giving me the same problem (not opening) I will not be able to open it from the inside if it is on child lock. So now I have to worry about my two year old reaching for the handle and opening the door. I have done online searches and have come across other hyundai vehicles having the same issues or the door handles completely coming off. Hyundai needs to take accountability for the door handles and poor paint job.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Power Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateAug 06, 2020
StateGA
Description
The car cuts off while driving. It stalls n traffic like it won't go n I almost have been hit several times. There is no check engine light on. Very dangerous n scares me when I drive cause u never know when it's going to cut off n traffic or while turning.
CategoryStructure:body
DateAug 03, 2020
StateIL
Description
Passenger side rear door will not open from inside or outside, child safety lock not engaged, will not unlock. Dealer stated that has happened on several hyundai's but there is currently no recall. Dealer stated actuator is bad and the cables are stretched. Very unsafe that hyundai doors are self locking from normal use without damage and without warning.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateJul 30, 2020
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra, the contact stated that the rear driver's and passenger's doors failed to unlatch. The vehicle was taken to an unknown hyundai dealer located in van nuys, ca, and the contact was informed that the locks needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000.
CategoryEngine
DateJul 29, 2020
StateKS
Description
I bought my 2017 hyundai elantra used 6 months ago. 4 months after I had it the car was shaking violently and did not want to accelerate . Took it to a mechanic he said it was misfiring and replaced ignition coil . It was driving fine for 2 months then while driving to work on a major highway the car started shaking violently again and would not accelerate to speed it was shutting down .. Had to have it towed . Mechanic ran a diagnostic on it and its reading multiple misfires . I can not afford car payment plus having constant repairs done every couple months.. There have been so many of the same complaints on a 2017 hyundai elantra engine problems. This is obviously a real concern for a newer car . Hyundai needs to fix the issue for this year and model . Or there needs to be a lawsuit against hyundai ... These are lemon cars and are unsafe to drive they need to be held responsible for it .
CategoryEngine
DateJul 25, 2020
StatePA
Description
My car is continuously getting check engine light on and the car rattles. Despite, visiting the dealership numerous times, the service center at the hyundai dealership in dickson city, pa cannot solve the problem. 12/10/2019 - my car started to shake and the check engine light came on when I was leaving for work. I pulled over and turned off the car. I turned it on, the light was gone. I took it the dealership on very same day and the service advisor said nothing is wrong with it. Additional services; oil change, brake flush and cooling system were completed. 12/31/2019 ' check engine light came on and car rattles when I was driving on interstate highway doing around 55-60 miles per hour. 01/02/2020 - I took it to the dealership. This time, the service adviser said "a lot of elantras are experiencing this issue and needs software update". They scanned and found code p030100 / misfire. Technician performed software update and all the cost was covered under engine warranty. 01/27/2020 ' check engine light came on and the car started shaking again. This time, the check engine light stayed on. They finally replaced spark-plugs and coil pack on cylinder 2. 03/20/2020 ' due to coronavirus pandemic, I've been working remotely so I haven't driven much. 04/18/2020 ' completed state inspection and emission. Service center performed multi-point inspection and found nothing wrong with the engine. 07/15/2020 - the car stalls again, the check engine light comes on and off. I stopped driving it and dropped it off at the dealership on 07/17/2020. 07/18/2020 - technician did a new software patch for the second time. Additional services: oil change, battery and front brakes replacement completed. I think this need to be investigated and deserve a full recall for all the 2017 hyundai elantra who are experiencing engine issues.
CategoryStructure:body
DateJul 18, 2020
StateTX
Description
Drivers side door just stopped opening, have to go through passenger side door to open drivers side door, and back passenger door hasn't opened in months from the inside or outside, it just one day didnt open. Google hyundai elantra door latch and you will see many more people very angry with the same problem. It is very much a safety issue. My car was at a convience store when the door didnt open after I went into the store. I am going to the dealership on 7-25-20 to get them to look at it but I think they are going to try and charge me even though many other people are having the same problem there should already be a recall in place.
CategoryService Brakes, Air:disc:rotor
DateJul 15, 2020
StateGA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated that there was a grinding noise when the brake pedal was depressed with the braking distance being extended. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the contact was informed that the brake rotors needed to be replaced. A dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 55,428. The vin was not available.
CategoryEngine
DateJul 13, 2020
StateTN
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra gt. The contact stated that while driving at 65 mph, there was an abnormal noise coming from the engine. The contact pulled to the shoulder of the roadway and had the vehicle towed to viles automotive group (905 callahan dr, knoxville, tn 37912) to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 85,000. Vin was not available.
CategoryElectrical System, Exterior Lighting
DateJul 10, 2020
StatePA
Description
Over the past 2 weeks I have a problem with the head lights shutting off wile driving on main highways at night. This has happened about 8 or 9 times. They will go off when switching from high beam to low beam. If I pull the light switch arm a couple times they do eventually come back on. Also two times in the past 2 weeks my parking lights have come on while parked and car is shut off.
CategoryStructure:body
DateJul 10, 2020
StateFL
Description
My vehicle was parked and locked. I unlocked the door with the remote key and after pulling the exterior driver side door handle to open the door, the plastic piece surrounding the area where a key may be inserted broke off and the handle itself remained pulled away from the car and the door could not be opened from the outside. I am now only able to open the driver side door using the inner handle after climbing across the passenger seat inside the car.
CategoryElectrical System
DateJul 08, 2020
StateCA
Description
10/7/19 - my car battery was dead after sitting for 8 hours parked. There was no indication that it was losing power and I had brought my vehicle in to be serviced at a hyundai dealer a week before where they said no issues were seen with my battery at that time. I got a jump and drove home. The next morning my car would not start again. The car was towed to a shop because it couldn't even be jumped at this point. We were told by the same hyundai dealer the battery was beyond dead. And needed to be replaced. It was barely two years old at this point. But we replaced it. 7/7/20 my battery is completely dead again. Car wouldn't start again today without warning. A repair shop tested it and it was completely drained dead. They said it needs to be replaced. This is the second time in less than one year. This is not right.
CategoryPower Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJul 07, 2020
StateTX
Description
Vehicle is jerking, the car will accelerate fast enough, code p0190
CategoryStructure:body
DateJun 30, 2020
StateMO
Description
Approximately may 2019 I started having problems with the rear passenger door not being able to open from the outside or inside although the car was unlocked. Currently, it has been stuck closed for numerous months now. To me, this is a safety issue for anyone riding in the rear seat. Especially if involved in an accident and can't get out of the car. Today, 6/30/20 I started having the same problem with the front passenger door. *tr
CategoryStructure:body
DateJun 24, 2020
StateTX
Description
My 2017 white pearl hyundai elantra has huge pieces of paint peeling off of the hood of my car. I notice it in october 2019 the big piece then 3 months later some more began to peel. *tr
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateJun 22, 2020
StateOH
Description
Electrical issue - front passenger outside door handle will not open door without being pulled several times. Can open from inside. Other issue - heat only works when car is in motion, otherwise it blows cold air when parked or idol. Has been doing that since I purchased it in 2018. *tr
CategoryEngine
DateJun 19, 2020
StateOH
Description
The car is serviced every 3000 miles with an oil change. I was driving to work one day and my tires squalled and my engine locked up and would not start. The engine had to be replaced do to the main bearings failing. *tr
CategoryUnknown Or Other, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJun 16, 2020
StateIL
Description
I have a 2017 hyundai elantra. Started having problems with picking up speed rpms jumping and feeling like the car doesn't want to go. This started at 7,000 miles and I bought the car brand new off the lot it has been in over 8 times for this issue and have been told that nothing is wrong with the car or that because my car is not throwing check engine lights they wont fix it under warranty, or I'm not using a hyundai approved gas station so this is why I'm having problems with the car, now at 29,000 miles still having problems its the worst on the expressway in stop and go traffic. Now I went to have my oil changed and found out I was low on 2 quarts of oil and my spark plugs have oil on them once again the car has to go back to the dealership, I was made fully aware of what could happen if the engine goes. I just really hope I'm not on the expressway when this happens, at the begin of the year I noticed when I would come to a stop my heat would drop and become luke warm it has now been into the dealership 3 times the thermostat has been replaced but I have been told that this is normal hyundai vehicles do this. My heat is dropping at least 58 degrees when idling and my window is having a hard time defrosting unless I'm driving. *tr
CategoryElectrical System, Electronic Stability Control
DateJun 14, 2020
StateVA
Description
I experienced the car idling rough while in park and sounding like it wanted to die out. I took to dealer and they replaced an ignition coil. The check engine light came on. Check engine light just came on again yesterday... Took it to autozone and they told me it was the ignition coil again. This will the 2nd time to have it fixed on my 2017. Seems like hyundai vehicles have a ton of issues with ignition coils. After I got my car back it violently shook and check engine light came on. I was on the highway and the speed started to decreased. I reached out to hyundai corporation about replacement vehicle . I still have not heard anything. I am not the only one with the faulty ignition coils.
CategoryEngine
DateJun 14, 2020
StateUT
Description
The engine started rough idling periodically (once per week) at the beginning of this year (2020). Restarting the car would usually resolve the problem. It would usually happen after coming to a stop after highway driving. However it began happening with more frequency in april to the point that it could happen multiple times per day. The issue came to the head the first week of may when the car stalled after coming to a stop at a street light. This time it was after only minimal city-street driving. I had to shift into park and start the car again, after which it worked without issue. However the check engine light was on. I took the car to my mechanic same day and they said the code indicated a misfire. They replaced the spark plugs and the ignition coil for the cylinder that misfired. The frequency of the issue decreased significantly after this repair, but it's still rough idling about once per week. I decided to research the problem before having more work done and have found many similar complaints. The car has 41000 mile on it.
CategoryStructure:body
DateJun 11, 2020
StateFL
Description
My front drivers door as well as my back passenger door do not open once unlocked. The front one only opens with you pull the handle a bunch of times the back passenger one doesn't open whatsoever. *tr
CategoryEngine
DateMay 29, 2020
StateMD
Description
While driving on the highway a loud noise was heard like metal falling all the lights on the dash board lit up, the car started slowing down and started to smoke then turned off. Had it towed to a service station and was told that the piston from the engine shot threw the oil pan causing the engine oil to pour out and the causing the engine to seize. *tr
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateMay 06, 2020
StateFL
Description
My 2017 elantra lost power and died while I was driving down a county road. Had to put the car in park before it would restart. *tr
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Unknown Or Other
DateMay 03, 2020
StateIL
Description
Car engine smells like it's burning
CategoryStructure:body
DateMay 03, 2020
StateNC
Description
Driver side back door will not open with key fob or inside handle. Vehicle was stationary in my parking lot.
CategoryService Brakes, Vehicle Speed Control
DateApr 30, 2020
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the brake pedal was depressed but was firm. Additionally, the vehicle failed to respond when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The vehicle was taken to gene messer hyundai (4025 w loop 289, lubbock, tx 79407) however, the mechanic was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was then taken to an independent mechanic where the contact was notified of nhtsa campaign number: 17v063000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the vehicle was not included. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 75,000. The vin was invalid.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Steering
DateApr 19, 2020
StateNJ
Description
Yes I had bought a used 2017 hyundai elantra sei they never informed me of any recalls on this vehicle after I bought the vehicle the motor blew up because of one of the cylinders were sticking because of a factory defect they replaced the motor the second motor started doing the same thing getting stuck and shaking the steering would lock up sometimes where I could not even steer or it was hard to steer why even when I bought the car they did not inform me of recalls when I talk to the car back and have the motor replaced they still did not inform me of any recalls these things cost me to have an accident and hit a telephone pole and totaled my vehicle
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMar 31, 2020
StateCA
Description
The exterior door handle on my drivers side stopped working and now I can only open it from the inside. This happened randomly after I was parked in a parking lot for only 4 hours. It was working fine before that.
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Suspension
DateMar 21, 2020
StateNC
Description
I bought a 2017 hyundai elantra limited edition at the end of 2016 it had 43 miles on it. I have taking it to about 6 different dealerships due to transmission issues and engine power loss and out if the 6 I have gone more the a few times. Their response to my concerns about the car is we cannot reproduce this so there is no problem or there's not a check engine light on. Every dealership that I have gone to repeat this saying over and over. When my car shifts into second gear it's almost as if that gear has two more like driving a stick shift but you're shifting too soon so it spits and sputters, in addition to this 3rd 4th 5th gear has a long delay in shifting it also feels like the transmission is slipping as the rpms and speed come up it feels like the transmission grips and you can feel the torque kick in if you will. There's been many times I have to manually shift the car out of 5th into 6th and a few times out of 4th. My car has 38970 miles on it. I had the transmission flush and the engine, ignition coils have been replaced, I use premium gas and fuel injections clearer. Nowadays when I'm driving I have to push the gas pedal halfway down for the car to actually move. This has been going on about six months after I got this card.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateMar 18, 2020
StateIL
Description
While driving in the expressway or road the car will suddenly shut off. All of the lights will come on in the dashboard and I have to put the car in neutral or park to start it back up. It will also shut off if I'm turning slowly around a corner or if I come to a complete stop after driving for awhile.
CategoryEngine
DateMar 18, 2020
StateAR
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated while attempting to move from coming to a yield, the accelerator pedal was depressed and the vehicle stalled with the battery, oil pressure and check engine warning lights illuminated. The vehicle failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to crain hyundai of little rock located at (11701 colonel glenn rd, little rock, ar 72210) to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 76,000.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control
DateMar 17, 2020
StateIL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated while driving at 40 mph, the vehicle shuddered excessively and stalled with the check engine warning light illuminated. The accelerator was released and the vehicle operated as designed. The vehicle was taken to rogers auto group chicago located at (2720 s michigan ave, chicago, il 60616) where the vehicle was diagnosed with a defective unknown sensor. The vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 32,000.
CategoryEngine
DateMar 05, 2020
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the check engine warning light illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle which resumed normal operation. The vehicle was taken to o'brien hyundai of fort myers located at (2850 colonial blvd, fort myers, fl 33966 (888) 461-3831) where it was diagnosed and determined that there was metal shavings in the valves and that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximation 117,000. The vin was not available.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch
DateMar 03, 2020
StateTX
Description
All the doors are locking and do not want to open. It first started with the back drivers side door then the back passenger side door and now the front passenger side door is not wanting to open. It's a hazard in case there is a car fire
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Steering
DateFeb 28, 2020
StateGA
Description
I had the recall on my car fixed but it is doing the same thing again. When I slow down it will just cut off on you.
CategoryElectrical System
DateFeb 21, 2020
StateCT
Description
In january of 2019,my car began shutting off while I was driving. The battery light would appear on the dashboard before the car would completely shut off. I tried to have it fix but nothing worked. I'm september 2019, as I was driving 60mph on the highway, I suddenly heard a loud noise after which my car shut off and would not start again. I was able to have it towed to the nearest hyundai dealership and was told I needed a new alternator, battery, and there was a misfiring. All these issues were'fixed'. My car has continued to shut off and I had to bring the car back to the dealership at which I was told they could not find anything wrong with the car. Something is seriously wrong with this vehicle and I am anxious and scared to drive this car. I have had to buy 3-5 batteries since purchasing this vehicle in 2016. My car is currently at the dealership due to this issue.
CategoryEngine, Unknown Or Other
DateJan 23, 2020
StateCA
Description
Engine will spontaneously shut off without notice while driving or stationary. This has happened on the street and on the freeway. There is no notice prior to call stalling (engine shutting). Car must be placed in neutral or park and then restarted. Car was taken to hyundai dealership for full diagnostic with no findings.
CategoryElectrical System
DateJan 12, 2020
StateTX
Description
The door lock actuators on both rear doors have failed preventing the doors from being opened from the inside or the outside because the locks will not disengage. This presents a serious safety issue since any rear passengers are forced to exit the vehicle through the front doors of the vehicle. This is a known issue with hyundai vehicles and can cost several hundred dollars to repair a part that is not generally considered consumable.
CategoryEngine
DateJan 10, 2020
StateMS
Description
My 2017 hyundai elentra 2. 0 lose power and start jacking. I was told to change coils and stark plugs. This always happens on highway. I change them in may 2019. My car started jacking again this month. I brought new stark plugs from hyundai dealership today.
CategoryStructure:body
DateJan 07, 2020
StateAZ
Description
2017 hyundai elantra; the paint is peeling away on the roof and, hood and front bumper.
CategoryStructure:body
DateDec 30, 2019
StateVA
Description
Left rear door will not open using either the inside or outside handle. Door is unlocked and the child safety lock is off but the door will not open using either handle. Happens every time you try to open the door after stopping. All the doors unlock but only the left rear one will not open. If you hit the side of the car by the handle with your palm the door will unlock after a few tries, very strange. Would be a safety issue during an accident or emergency with a car seat or passengers in the back seat and you are unable to get them out.
CategoryPower Train, Unknown Or Other
DateDec 28, 2019
StateCA
Description
2017 hyundai elantra. Car is shaking heavily at idle, no codes or check engine light. No one will diagnose, turned away by dealership. When turning car will stall middle of intersection, this has happened twice. This is unsafe and dealership will not help me and I am turned away. I'm starting to worry about the safety of my car. I maintain it up to manufacturer standards. Transmission is clunky and not working well. No check engine light, no codes. Dealership and other mechanics will not look into issues. Transmission is sealed system but is in need of fluid change. Fluid is dirty and filled with metal at 55,000 miles. Other people complain of same issue at 35000 miles. Dealerships say this is a lifetime system and does not need service. This car is starting to seem unsafe. The amount of complaints on hyundai forums to this nature should reflect some need to make the car not dangerous.
CategorySteering
DateDec 24, 2019
StateGA
Description
Steering wheel is getting hard to turn at times. It feels like it is sticking while driving
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateDec 20, 2019
StateTX
Description
Back passenger doors will not open
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateDec 18, 2019
StateIL
Description
Push button start gets stuck
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateDec 15, 2019
StateCA
Description
Bought this car from a dealer ship with 40,000 miles it now has 70,000 miles in between 40k & 70k it's been shaking loss of power no acceleration horrible on fuel .. I've change spark plugs ignition coil mass air flow sensor and still gives me check engine light and still saying p304 which is a misfire in cylinder 4 I just don't know what to do anymore hyundai want a to charge me to take it in diagnosed it and I just don't have the cash for this car please help if anyone knows anything else bout this caelr thanks
CategoryEngine
DateDec 12, 2019
StateFL
Description
My vehicle is a 2017 hyundai elantra with 41,000 miles. I am the second owner. On december 3rd, 2019, I was driving vehicle car approximately 60 mph on the highway in traffic. As my foot was pressing on the accelerator, the vehicle began to slow down, and the rpm needle began to bounce around. I pulled my vehicle off to the side of the road and restarted the vehicle. The engine light was not on. At this point the dealership was not open and the engine light was not on, so I decided to wait till the morning to contact the hyundai dealership. As I drove home, I stopped at a red light and the vehicle began to stall. I pulled the car into the nearest parking lot and left it there overnight. The hyundai shop kept my vehicle two days. They gave me a loaner car for the second day, so I did not miss another day at work. They stated the issue was 'faulty ignition coils' and replaced the wires. It was covered under manufactures warrantee thankfully. Today, december 12th, I got in my vehicle to go to work and the vehicle shook when I started it. The engine light came on immediately and I called the maintenance shop. They had a loaner for me waiting, and I am now waiting to hear what is wrong with it this time. I have put on approximately 400 miles on the vehicle in the last 4 days.
CategoryEngine
DateDec 09, 2019
StatePA
Description
Purchased car from drivetime march 2019- had sporadic problems with steering, with acceleration issues. Car was driving ok until the week of dec. 1st -check engine light came on 12/4 then went off. On 12/5 check engine light and battery came on and car stopped work while in parking lot, after 20 minutes turned car on-it started up ,but kept shutting off while driving on city streets. Ended up at the pepboy's diagnosed with engine failure.
CategoryStructure:body
DateDec 05, 2019
StateUT
Description
Four days ago, after the car was parked, a passenger couldn't get out of the back seat on the driver's side since the door would not open (he finally had to slide over to get out the other side). It seems it would not open from the inside or outside. This is a safety issue that seems to happen to many other owners as well, as seen on the internet while looking for a solution. It is still a problem now, whether the door is locked or not.
CategorySeat Belts
DateDec 02, 2019
StateAZ
Description
A few weeks ago I had to brake really hard when stopping and I noticed that my seat belt didn't lock. I have tested the seat belts a few times since then and both the driver and passenger seat belts did not lock any of the times.
CategoryStructure:body
DateNov 26, 2019
StateKS
Description
Rear passenger door will not open from the inside or outside despite the child locks not being on or the lock engaged. It clicks as if the door has been unlocked but will not open at all. Car is in park. This could potentially be a huge safety issue as you wouldn't be able to get someone in the backseat out of the car.
CategorySeat Belts
DateNov 22, 2019
StateMD
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated that the driver's seat belt failed to retract and lock into position. The dealer and manufacturer were not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 66,000.
CategorySuspension
DateNov 20, 2019
StateNJ
Description
Car very unstable suspensions very week front and back car bouncing and shake side ways worst in the highway
CategoryEngine
DateNov 09, 2019
StateMO
Description
I got my elantra brand new! I traded a 2016 shaker challenger... I have had it about 2 years. With less then 80,000 miles on my engine and I have never had any accidents. My engine just shut off while driving. As I try turning it back on, there is a clanging noise from under the hood... Car wouldnt accelerate over 35 or so... I limped home having the car shut off at least 4 times within 15 miles. Barely making it home. I have had regular oil changes as my grandparents own a shop in princeton just a couple towns away... My car has sat in my shop for almost a year now... Its very disappointing. I lost a job and have still not been able to get a different vehicle going or even afford to get this one fixed, as I am a single mother of 4 kids. I am a very safe and cautious driver. I had just asked a shop about pricing an engine rebuild and they are the ones who informed me that the 2017 2. 0 has a recall and to look into this further... Please help... -a desperate mother
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateNov 01, 2019
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. While driving 25 mph, the vehicle stalled and completely shut off. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was restarted and functioned normally; however, the failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the shaft sensor was replaced twice, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to parkway hyundai (24050 creekside rd, santa clarita, ca 91355, (661) 750-4042) where it was determined that there was no failure with the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that there was no failure with the vehicle. The failure mileage was 66,793.
CategoryEngine
DateOct 15, 2019
StateCA
Description
3rd cylinder piston fell apart inside is motor . Car only has 61,000 miles. Vehicle was on highway
CategoryEngine
DateOct 05, 2019
StateNY
Description
1. The car while reversing into driveway shook violently and had a complete loss of power. (m. I. L, battery, & oil pressure) light all came on at once. Restarted car managing to get it off the street and it died again within feet. Car was towed to dealership and nothing found. 8/31/18 2. The car 11 days later attempted to shut off while stopped on a elevated highway off ramp. I was forced to make an illegal turn to prevent car from shutting off and potently rolling back. Reversing in driveway again car attempted to shut off but was not successful. The same lights as before displayed again. Dealer cleaned pcm & battery grounds. 9/10/2018 3. 9/20/19 while parked the car attempted to stalled. The rpm's dropped quick and stabilized. No lights displayed. Dealer has not check out the vehicle yet but hyundai has been made aware of this. 4. The vehicle while accelerating up my employers drive was the car hesitates unless gas is pressed more then normal. The car has not stalled yet on these conditions. The vehicle has had all service done on the intervals per hyundai. The vehicle currently had just over 16k miles. The vehicle on the first 2 occasions were both on some form of a slight grade. The 3rd time was on a flat street. Finally the car in 3 of the 4 occasions all involved inclines of different grades.
CategoryEngine
DateOct 05, 2019
StateNY
Description
When driving on the highway for a short road trip the engine warning light and bell came on saying that the engine was overheating. Pulled over on the side of the road and popped the hood to find the radiator wet and smelling sweet. I limped the car the few miles and had the car towed to the local dealership. The dealer ship stated that the radiator fan was loose causing the blade to rub a whole in the radiator causing a hole to form. They also replaced the oil in the car to ensure that the oil was not compromised after getting so hot. Replaced with havoline synthetic.
CategorySteering
DateOct 05, 2019
StateNY
Description
First winter with the car and I had a weird sound coming from the steering when turning. I set up an appointment with the local dealership. They took the car in and found that there was ice packed around steering rack. The car is parked outside on the street or also off the road in my driveway. This has happened every year since I have owned the car but I have only taken it down once. When I call the appointment is usually days out. Ny winters.
CategoryAir Bags
DateOct 03, 2019
StateSC
Description
Car was involved in a left frontal/undercarriage accident after being run off the interstate by an inattentive driver. Vehicle was travelling at approximately 40mph upon impact with a large drain grate in a pothole. Impact should have been sufficient enough to deploy the frontal airbags. Side curtain airbags deployed, front airbags did not. Vehicle was deemed a total loss. No major injuries occurred, only minor bruising and burns as a result of side curtain air bag deployment. Driver and two children were inside the vehicle upon impact, all properly restrained by seat belts. Police report was filed. Emergency medical and fire were dispatched as well. Accident occurred on interstate 95 s, in savannah, ga.
CategoryElectrical System, Exterior Lighting
DateSep 18, 2019
StateOK
Description
While driving down the highway my headlights shut off completely. Leaving us driving in the dark. It has happened multiple times especially when trying to use blinkers or switch high beams on or off. I took my car to the dealership and they say it's the multifunction switch and want 372. 84 to replace it. My warranty has just run out and I have already had to replace the thermostat and now this is out as well as the back door lock actuator. I bought the car new, it's a 2017. I feel the switch and possibly the back door actuator must be faulty.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateSep 16, 2019
StateOK
Description
Several times while driving in the dark when switching from low to high beams or high to low beams, all lights go off causing a very bad safety issue! They come back on after several seconds.
CategoryEngine, Power Train
DateSep 13, 2019
StateUT
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. Whether the vehicle was stopped or while driving in traffic and attempting to accelerate, the vehicle hesitated and jerked. The vehicle was taken to ken garff hyundai (717 south west temple, salt lake city, utah 84101, 801-257-3200) where the dual clutch was reset; however, the repair did not correct the failure. The contact took the vehicle to young hyundai (333 wall avenue, ogden ut, 84401) where it was kept for six days. The dealer cleaned the intake manifold, but the failure continued. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted. The failure mileage was 200.
CategoryAir Bags, Service Brakes, Wheels
DateSep 12, 2019
StateMD
Description
I had before a car hyunday elantra 2013, and that car has recall because have some problems with the breaks, and after that carr I buyed a hyunday elantra 2017, its was the same think with the breaks when the road was wet the breaks do not work and they make a noise, I had accident when was raining my car hit with the concrete fence, the crash was so bad but itns very rare , the car is total lost and the airbags never was deployed please can you investigate that issue , because I think the airbag never works. I dont know what kinda or make air bags are.. I am ok but that why a lot o people die. My car was in motion in a highway
CategoryElectronic Stability Control
DateSep 12, 2019
StateIN
Description
When driving at slow speeds on isde streets it is difficult to turn the vehicle, feels like steering wheel is about to lock up. There are recalls on 2017 hyundia elantras but when I called they said not on my vehicle. I am having the same problem as other 2017 hyundai elantras but might isn't covered?
CategoryEngine
DateSep 10, 2019
StateOH
Description
My car intermittently begins to idle rough and stall while in drive. The system check in the car normally reveals nothing. On occasion it will give a message regarding the ems. , I took it to the dealership, and ask them to check and they could find nothing wrong. This check was done at approximately 59,000 miles. After the system check at the dealership the automobile stop having stalling problems for a while. The car is now at 76000 + miles and is beginning to stall again while in drive. It is also showing signs of idling rough with no indicator or system check revealing any problem. Just recently it has begin to stall again and the check engine light comes on intermittently and then goes back off. This presents a safety hazard when driving or transporting others. Specifically, rough idling can happen when the car is in park. Stalling of the engine occurs when the car is in drive only or in reverse gear.
CategoryService Brakes
DateSep 03, 2019
StateWV
Description
When I go around curves (left hand) my traction control light will flash and I will not have control over my brakes (it will feel as if I am hydroplaning) this occurs randomly and for not set reason/ I am not speeding or hitting my brakes when this occurs. I have been told from my dealership that I needed tires, I got tires, and it is still happening.
CategoryVehicle Speed Control
DateAug 26, 2019
StateTX
Description
While trying to increase speed to get on highway the rpm increased but my car would not speed up. Has happened on several occasions.
CategoryStructure:body:door
DateAug 20, 2019
StateAK
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated that the front and rear passenger doors would not open from outside of the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified. The failure mileage was unknown.
CategoryEngine
DateAug 19, 2019
StateTX
Description
My elantra turned off while I was driving it, within 30 minutes the car turned off 3 freaking times, which almost caused an accident but I managed to turn vehicle on right away and move to the side of the road. No warning lights came on or check engine lights came, thank god I was alone and did not have my 5 year old with me. Hyundai needs to really look into all these problems asap
CategoryStructure:body
DateAug 19, 2019
StateTX
Description
3 out of 4 of my doors do not open on my elantra which is a safety hazard if an accident were to occur, thinly door that opens is the driver side door!
CategoryWheels
DateAug 18, 2019
StateTX
Description
Stationary vehicle with oem hankook tires developed severe sidewall cracking, necessitating replacement. Warranty would not cover replacement as they would not cover tire damage when vehicle not in motion. Dealership said they would attempt to contact manufacturer, and would reach out if a partial credit was available. No word at this time.
CategoryEngine
DateAug 14, 2019
StateIN
Description
Engine dies intermittently at various speeds. Rmp's drop, engine light comes on and engine dies. At times there will be a shake from the engine and a loud rumbling sound while the fan was on prior to engine shutting off. Vehicle does restart immediately 90% of the time and drives normal. These episodes happen several times while driving. At one point I had my child in the vehicle, I was entering the interstate and the entrance ramp was onto the fast lane in rush hour traffic. I was traveling at a fast speed of approx. 65-70 mph as my vehicle stalled once again, I lost control of steering power. There were several vehicles behind me that had to slam on their brakes and veer off the road to avoid hitting me. It was a very scary situation to be in, nevertheless unsafe. My vehicle has been serviced with my local hyundai dealership 3 times as of today. It's going back today for a 4th attempt. Service call #1: cannot duplicate and no codes present, bring back when it happens again. Service call #2: cannot duplicate and no codes present, reset adaptive values and road tested rescanned no codes present, bring back if any other issues. Service call #3: finally got a duplication, no codes present still, replaced front engine cover and exhaust cvvt phaser per hyundai tech line. After having my vehicle back for the third attempt the engine dies twice within 45 minutes.
CategoryEngine, Unknown Or Other
DateAug 13, 2019
StatePA
Description
This is the second time this happened when driving on the road the car started shaking it would not increase in speed taken it to the dealer it was the ignition coil #3 the dealer stated that this is a common problem and might happen again as hyundai will not cover to replace all 4 coils just the bad one that was in may 2019 now it started shaking again this time I was backing up out of a parking spot it is ignition coil #4 only 3 months later I had to put the car in park and wai for the shaking to stop blocking traffic
CategoryStructure:body
DateAug 07, 2019
StateNJ
Description
Rear upper bumper became loose and fell off of car while driving on south parkway front fender is loose as well
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateAug 05, 2019
StateKS
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. While driving various speeds, the vehicle suddenly shut off. Moments later, after restarting the engine, the vehicle operated normally. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but the cause of the failure was not determined. Flint hills hyundai (7920 e. Highway 24, manhattan, ks) was notified of the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 65,000.
CategoryStructure:body
DateJul 24, 2019
StateKY
Description
The vehicle original paint job is peeling, hood, roof , no indication of hail damage, accident or etc...
CategoryPower Train
DateJul 22, 2019
StateAZ
Description
'takata recall' I have noticed that my transmission skips or jerks randomly. As I'm driving on the streets or on the highway... My rpm's will jump up to 3, 4, or sometimes 5 when I'm driving and holding steady at 2 rpm's. I always drive the speed limit and never floor my gas pedal. It also will feel like it's not catching the gears correctly and will jerk. This is something I have noticed over the years with my car but seems to be getting worse over time. I do also have trouble if I change my drive mode to 'sport'. The transmission doesn't seem to grip the gears when needed so I never really use the sport mode.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJul 18, 2019
StateSC
Description
My car was parked and all of a sudden I noticed the headlights and tail lights turned on. There was an incident where I live that the fire alarm went off in the apartment building and I just happened to be standing outside and my car's exterior lights turned on by themselves. I had my key and I tried to turn off the car remotely, but the lights would not shut off. I had to go to my car, turn it on, and then shut it off. The same thing happened again the next day about the same time around 11 p. M. I did the same thing. Turned the car on and off and then shut it off and used the key remote to lock it. What is worse, while I was driving at night, I had my right blinker on to make a right turn, and I noticed the head lamps completely went dark when I turned and I didn't do anything, the head lights came back on by themselves. This is a very dangerous situation to be in. Please make note of this.
CategoryExterior Lighting
DateJul 18, 2019
StateGA
Description
Recently my vehicle started having an issue with the headlights intermittently going out while driving. This has happened several times now and no root cause can be found, this occurs with no warning and while driving at speed. There are also no lights or messages displaying. Very scray on a dark rural road without warning.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateJul 18, 2019
StateGA
Description
Over the course of my ownership my sun visors both driver side and passenger have loosened and now have come loose from the housing, causing them to not work properly. They now will not stay up completely and when you hit a bump they pop down unexpectedly hampering your vision causing a huge hazard. This happens every time I drive and have to remove them and try to find replacements to keep from dieing on the highway.
CategoryEngine
DateJul 13, 2019
StateGA
Description
There is a check engine light. There is loss of power . Engine does not run properly. Correctly. The dealership can not find a fault code so can not fix it. The car is still under full warranty with premium extended warranty
CategoryEngine
DateJun 27, 2019
StateNJ
Description
My engine light came on several times the car starts to act like it's going to stall then the engine light comes on there is like no power to the car a year ago I was driving up a overpass and my car stalled and the engine light came on I seriously could of got killed I want answers to why the engine light and the car starts to break down apparently I feel it's the engine or the power system is failing .
CategoryEngine, Service Brakes
DateJun 20, 2019
StateFL
Description
Since I have had the car from 2017 to now, there has always been an issue with the engine. The car will shake and then slow for a few seconds and the engine light will pop on. The breaks are sometimes very hard. I sometimes have to push harder on them, but then they make a weird noise. It is quite scary.
CategoryStructure:body
DateJun 13, 2019
StateNC
Description
Back door on drivers side will not open. You will not be able to get out of car in an emergency. I have seen on the internet several other people have had the same thing happen. I think hyundai should have to cover the cost of getting this fixed even if it is out of warranty for mileage.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:doors:latch, Seat Belts, Structure:body
DateJun 05, 2019
StateUT
Description
Driver door when it is unlocking we cannot open it from the outside. The rear passenger door does not open at all. It hasn't opened in a few months. I don't use the back of the car being as it's just me and my husband. Today we took my in-laws to the store and my father in law couldn't buckle because the thing that holds the seat belt was locked downward and would not latch.
CategoryStructure:body
DateMay 16, 2019
StateNC
Description
My 2017 hyundai elantra is having some type of manufacture defect in the paint job. It started out as one spot on the driver side on the hood of the car where the paint lifted just from wind resistant and hard rain. The paint began to chip around the area and puckle up. A couple days later on passenger side another area popped up with the same thing happening. About a week later two different areas were spotted on the roof on the car. The clear coat and paint has completely lifted and it's down to the frame of the car. Over the weeks of still having to drive the car and having inclement weather these areas have grown bigger. I'm afraid if not fixed soon the areas will began to rust as well as will this also happen on other areas of the car. Definitely not good for a brand new car.
CategoryElectrical System
DateMay 14, 2019
StateFL
Description
On aug 26, 2018 the car started missing while driving. Ignition coil was found to be faulty and replaced by the dealer. This was the second incident involving an ignition coil with this vehicle.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Unknown Or Other
DateMay 10, 2019
StateNV
Description
The check oil light never came on, it's a malfunction. The was no oil in the car, I have regular oil changes, but the engine ceased due to lack of oil and never any warning. Never "check oil light" or "oil low" nothing. When aaa towed they told me oil was leaking that when we checked. The engine is gone and costing me text="Who are we? We are Lemberg Law, a Consumer Law Firm" smalltext="Lemberg Law is a consumer law firm helping victims of bad manufacturing and run-arounds from auto companies. We are ranked A+ by the BBB. Call our Helpline today!  There is no charge unless we win." img="balance" color="green",600 to replace on a 2017 ugh. The car stopped in the middle of the street at 3am in the morning. It was driving along and just stopped. The day before the check engine light came on and we had it checked out and the code was p0011 "intake camshaft position timing.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateMay 10, 2019
StateNV
Description
The seal on the back doors kept coming off and people almost tripped trying to get out the door. Had to purchase sealant to and line it up on the door. But it was so embrassing.
CategorySteering
DateMay 03, 2019
StateTX
Description
Vehicle was in motion on a highway, power steering completely went away making the vehicle operator take more effort to be able to turn, making it more prone to collisions at lower speeds. Cause is unknown at this time. Same year/make/model cars were also recalled for same issue, hyundai's recall number for this was 17v213000.
CategoryStructure:body, Unknown Or Other
DateApr 24, 2019
StateTX
Description
I keep on having problems with my 2017 hyundai and due to my warranty being over I do not know what to do other than submit a complaint, I bought vehicle new and this is my first hyundai and my last. I have a 4 door elantra and the only door that opens without a problem is the driver door. The front passenger door opens only from the inside the the back seat of driver door you have to push the door from the outside then open and just today the backseat passenger does not open from inside or outside. I did google and noticed that their have been others with same problems. Is it possible to issue a recall thie doors not opening is a serious safety issue, especially in a life or death situation
CategoryStructure:body
DateApr 17, 2019
StateCA
Description
I bought a used hyundai elantra from garden grove hyundai it has been raining and as I crossed thru a flooded intersection suddenly there was s terrible sound then my front wheels were making this grinding noise I pulled into the gas station and upon inspecting notice that some part of the car was dislodge under my car and under the passenger front wheel , , I had it towed to the dealer where I bought it and was told an inspection cover had come off and it would be a few days before the part would be in , garden grove hyundai service department call and said the car was ready upon waiting in the service area they finally brought the car I received a bill in the amount of 80 I ask shouldn't it be cover under the manufactures warranty he said no then explains what happen he said that I caused it , I caused it ? Let's see was it when I put my new born in the car or when I put gas in it , he said no you crash it ! There is not one mark in that car ,he then explains that the inspection cover inspection cover mounts inside the front bumper and that it came out when you crash the front bumper , my dad check an elantra that had just been service and the inspection cover was installed under the bumper I have a photo of this we look at mine and it was mounted inside the front bumper it wasn't till later my dad & I were talking and exchanged information that we now had a clear picture of what really happen ,, garden grove hyundai service department had installed the inspection cover under the bumper it made trike a snow plow so when I drove thru the flooded intersection it work as a plow the force of the water rip it off blaming me for this repair , and charging 80 and billing me fir the repair ?
CategorySeats
DateApr 14, 2019
StateKY
Description
The heated seats has made an imprints on the seats. Looks like a fire hazard to me. I did not notice this until this winter.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateApr 11, 2019
StateAL
Description
Takata recall. I was driving on a highway and tried to speed up, my check engine light came on and the car was not speeding up or slowing down very well. It was slightly shaking. The check engine light turned off and the car was working normal again, but then the car screen started flashing and ended up shutting off.
CategoryAir Bags
DateApr 05, 2019
StateVA
Description
Airbag light keeps coming on and off at random times. When the vehicle is moving no specific way of driving just driving
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateApr 05, 2019
StateIL
Description
Engine coils had to be replaced or switched out two times in two weeks. Car stopped in the middle of driving after it was "fixed" the first time. Causing a dangerous situation
CategoryEngine
DateApr 04, 2019
StateNJ
Description
I have a rear crankshaft seal leak in my car. I brought it to the dealership today, 4/4/19 and was told that it is an issue do to an accident. I did not have an accident that would cause this issue. I was told that now I have to replace the transmission. This car is a 2017 with 27,400 miles. I did not have an accident that would cause this issue.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Unknown Or Other
DateMar 18, 2019
StateCA
Description
1. Low rpm approx 300, rough idle. A/c usage increses the random intermittent occurrence. 40,000 miles when issue was noticed. 2. Relay switch, rapidly turns on and off. Usually at stops and idle. (sound location under hood/ engine compartment.) 32,000 miles when issues was noticed. 3. Passenger side, front occupant seat sensor. Overly sensative, warning for seat belt when no passenger. Cell phone and or weight less than 5 lbs. 5,000 miles when issued was noticed
CategoryEngine
DateMar 18, 2019
StateNJ
Description
The engine started to make a loud ticking/knock when cold. Hyundai will not do anything saying it is "normal". This car has a 2. 0 liter nu engine on the atkinson cycle. There were recalls in the past for the nu engine and it looks like there needs to be another one.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine, Service Brakes
DateMar 05, 2019
StatePR
Description
My car have problem with electric system the brake light fail every 2 weeks. When change the shift to drive to reverse loss the reverse
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateFeb 28, 2019
StateNY
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. While driving various speeds, the vehicle lost power and failed to accelerate. All the warning indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact powered off the engine while in traffic. Once restarted, the vehicle was able to drive normally. In addition, while at a traffic light or stop sign, the vehicle would stall and all the warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was able to coast to the side of the road, where it was powered off and restarted. The vehicle was later taken to atlantic hyundai (located at 193 sunrise hwy north service rd, west islip, ny 11795, (631) 587-0700), but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 3,000.
CategoryStructure:body
DateFeb 07, 2019
StateNC
Description
Most of the hyundai elantra white cars paint is coming off. The paint started chipping and coming off with my car. My car is a 2017 and I had it less than 2 yrs. I took it back to the dealership and they did admit they are having problems with most of the white cars paint coming off. They paid 90% of the repair to my car but I had to still come out of pocket of 5 and they didn't put me in a rental while my car was gettinf repaired. I felt like everything was unfair and this problem with hyundai white car need to be address as a recall.
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Unknown Or Other
DateFeb 01, 2019
StateFL
Description
My car will completely shut off when traveling at a slow speed. I could be cruising to a red light and the car will completely shut off. Traffic on the interstate and I need to slow down... You can bet my car will shut off. Going up a hill... My car will completely shut off. I was almost in an accident two days ago; as I slowed down to travel up a small hill to the parking garage, my car shuts off and the car behind me had to slam on breaks. Each time I have to put the car in park and restart the car. This is not a fuel saving issue as hyundai doesn't not offer that technology/option. This is a serious safety concern as the car stalls when traffic is expected to be moving. I have now taken my car in twice for this issue.
CategoryWheels
DateJan 21, 2019
StateCA
Description
I have a 2017 elantra sport. I check my tire pressure monthly, but noticed this last time that I lost more than the normal 1 or 2 psi. After visual inspection, both front tires have deep cracks around the majority of tires. I did some google searching and found recalls for the ventus s noble 2 back in 2016. I tried calling my local dealer, but they have not been much help, referring me to hankook. I called the hankook service line 800 426-5665, it just rings and then transfers to a voicemail that is full, and cannot take anymore messages because the mailbox is full. My tire is a hankook 225/40/18. I read online how these specific tires can cause blowout when turning even at low speeds. This is my daughters car she uses for work and college. I want to be sure she is safe as any parent would want. Although, I don't seem to be getting anywhere with either hyundai or hankook.
CategoryAir Bags, Seat Belts, Steering
DateJan 16, 2019
StateNM
Description
Three different independent problems. Passenger airbag dashboard keeps flashing. Weird wheels sound while turning either side. Passenger's seat belt is not functioning.
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJan 14, 2019
StateOH
Description
The car is slow accelerate like something is wrong with it. It started the year 2018. The care was purchased 2/17/17 with 25 miles on it. The dealer claims they can find nothing wrong.
CategoryElectrical System, Unknown Or Other
DateJan 07, 2019
StateAL
Description
Doors will not open have to pull the handle 5 or 6 times for the door to finally open the passenger door will not open at all from the outside you have to open it from the inside to let your passenger in the car. The back door on driver side will not open from the inside or the outside only the driver side front door and back passenger door will open from the outside the other 2 doors either will not open at all or only from inside. If we was just have an accident or if it was to catch fire with us inside they would have to break the windows or cut us out of the vehicle because none of the doors work properly. The driver door you have to hit unlock and jerk the handle bout 5 or 6 times then it will open finally. I've took door panels off everything is hooked up and in working order so it's gta be a malfunction within the locks or something I can't figure what else it can be.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateDec 24, 2018
StateNM
Description
I've had my rear right door on child lock for a while now, I use that door every day, but the door is not opening all of a sudden, I tried pulling the handle from outside and giving a gentle push from inside at the same time and nothing. I've tried locking and unlocking the door numerous times and still nothing. The window and the lock work, so I'm guessing it's something with the child lock that it's stuck or something.
CategorySeats
DateDec 22, 2018
StatePA
Description
Power drivers seat moves unexpectedly when making turns at intersections or sharp cornering. Feels like an issue with power seat mechanism/loose fasteners. Very uneasy feeling when cornering which I feel could catch a driver off guard and lead to a loss of control.
CategorySuspension, Unknown Or Other
DateDec 22, 2018
StatePA
Description
At speeds under 40-45mph, when turning only right, over bumpy and uneven roads (railroad tracks, manhole covers, humps in the road, seams in concrete), there is a clunking/clicking noise from the front of the car with an accompanying feeling in steering/pedals. Suspension during these situations feels very loose/unsteady. Feels like control could be lost if car is not handling properly.
CategoryAir Bags
DateDec 05, 2018
StateKS
Description
I was driving and was t-boned on the driver's side. The driver's side curtain airbag deployed late, hitting me in the head and trapping me against the window. I have a resultant shoulder injury that may not have happened with appropriate deployment.
CategoryUnknown Or Other, Visibility/wiper
DateNov 07, 2018
StateME
Description
I leased my 2017 hyundai elantra brand new. The thermostat had to be replaced after 3 days and the car had heat for the next 3k miles. Since then the car has had poor heat and eventually just stopped producing any heat. A hyundai rep was able to recreate the problem and updated the computer in my car. Hyundai has said my car heat has been tested and is now operational. However, my car still has no heat to defrost the windshield. The car takes a half hour of idling to warm up the engine halfway and even then the car doesn't have any heat to defrost the windshield. I live in new england where it's very cold in the winter and can't get enough heat in my car to defrost the windshield to see to drive my car. Hyundai refuses to do anything more about the heating issue, even though it's under warranty because they say it is operating as designed. I believe this is a safety issue because I can't see out the windshield.
CategoryEngine
DateOct 31, 2018
StateIL
Description
34000 miles, equipped with smart key. Key was functioning, allowing entrance and unlock/lock/alarm functionality, but car would not start. Used roadside assistance to have towed to hyundai dealership where they diagnosed the problem as a faulty starter. Vehicle was parked and had previously shown some hesitation with earlier attempts to start.
CategoryElectrical System
DateOct 30, 2018
StateTX
Description
Passenger window if rolled down it will not go up right away, and passenger door will not open from the outside. Have to open it from the inside of the handle.
CategoryWheels
DateOct 26, 2018
StateAZ
Description
Drove car less than 20 miles round trip on city streets, for a morning appointment. Was parked about 40 minutes during the appointment. Returned home and parked, no problem, no tire pressure problem indicated by sensors. Departed on second trip of the day less than 6 miles from home for another appointment, parked for about 50 minutes. Tire was completely flat in parking lot afterwards. Tow operator placed my spare tire on, we visually inspected the falt tire and there was no visible damage to tire or rim. I drove vehicle to nearest hyundai dealer 3. 5 miles away. Dealer service department inspected tire and rim with me again, same conclusion no visible and no apparent damage. Service department dunk tested the tire, no leak detected. Tire was re-inflated and placed back on the car. Drove 2 miles to home and parked. Less than 2 hour later tire was completely flat again. Tire is on driver (left) side rear. Valve stem is snug, no apparent problem except that tire no longer remain inflated. Tire and wheel rim are dealer/manufacturer original equipment. Tire is branded as nexen npriz ah8, size is 205/55r16 91h
CategoryPower Train
DateOct 16, 2018
StateLA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. While driving 35 mph, the contact had to swerve to miss another vehicle; however, when the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle would not move. As a result, the vehicle struck a curb, flipped over, and landed upside down. The contact stated that the vehicle exhibited the same symptoms as listed in nhtsa campaign number: 18v471000 (power train). Only the driver side air bag deployed. There were no injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to the tow yard. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer to be diagnosed or repaired. It was unknown if the vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vin and failure mileage were unknown.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 16, 2018
StateCO
Description
I recently purchased a 2017 hyundai elantra from non-hyundai dealer. At the time of the sale, a single key was provided versus a key fob. After driving the vehicle for a short time, the alarm went off on the vehicle which was unknown to me that the vehicle had an alarm. It happened again within a couple of weeks and then I looked into the issue only to learn that the vehicle was sold new with a fob key. I went to a hyundai dealer and purchased a fob and had it programmed for 5. 00. Money I should not have had to spend. Also, there was a recall on the vehicle that the used car dealer did not update to the vehicle. Is it legal to sell a used car without fob key and not incorporate all recalls?
CategoryService Brakes, Structure:body
DateOct 15, 2018
StateAL
Description
I was driving a safe distance behind a car that came to a sudden stop in front on me. The car that stopped in front on her was an older model explorer 4 dr. There was also a at that suddenly stopped in front of the explorer . As I applied my brakes it was as if the car wouldn't stop. I'm not sue if the car in front of me brake lights were working because I can't see how I hit the car from behind ! My car was totaled and my insurance company dropped me for the accident ! I was on a city street.
CategoryEngine
DateOct 01, 2018
StateOR
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated that the vehicle lost power without warning while driving. The vehicle was able to be coasted to the side of the road. The vehicle was restarted and was able to drive normally. The vehicle was taken to team hyundai of bend (2250 ne hwy 20, bend, or 97701, (833) 236-6111) where it was diagnosed that the lack of oil changes caused the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and opened case number: 11617234. The approximate failure mileage was 26,400.
CategoryElectrical System, Engine
DateSep 20, 2018
StateFL
Description
Coils have been replaced to both number 2 and number 3 cylinders and the car does not have 20k on it yet. The symptoms were poor performance, including a feeling like the vehicle was going to stall and the inability to go much over 45 mph. Check engine light came on both times that this happened.
CategoryElectrical System, Power Train
DateSep 17, 2018
StateTX
Description
The car was purchased as a new car with 3 miles on the odometer from an authorized hyundai dealership in june 2016. In august 2018, the car was driven for a little over 30,000 (highway)miles and was checked for the 30k-mile-service at the hyundai dealership. The day after, engine check line turned on and the vehicle began shaking heavily in both high and low speed. Although I knew that the issue was related to the engine misfire, and was able to provide a obdii scan results from autozone, but the hyundai dealership completely ignored all information I provided. In fact, they boasted about how well their "hyundai scanners" are the only scanners that can correctly scan the vehicle. Consequently, I had to make four visits to the dealership within five days in order for them to admit their mistake and fix the problem. However, now the engine is still throttling in an unusual manner at a very subtle level. I spoke to the hyundai's regional customer service manager about how this misfire could lead to dangerous situations on a highway where a driver's at a greater risk in higher speed traffic. But the response was simply advising me to continue visiting the dealership.
CategoryTires, Wheels
DateSep 17, 2018
StateIA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra equipped with hankook tires, tire line: venus s1 noble 2, tire size: 225/40/r18 n/a with a speed rating of 88w, dot #: 5mrl1ah4716. The contact stated that while turning into a driveway at 15 mph, the driver's side front tire experienced a blowout. In addition, the contact stated that all three of the vehicle's tires with the exception of the passenger side rear tire, experienced severe cracking and peeling around the sidewalls. Cns car company (812 washington st, waterloo, iowa 50702 (319-291-7321)) was contacted regarding the failure and scheduled the contact an appointment to inspect and replaced the driver's side front tire. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that there was no warranty coverage. The failure mileage of the oem equipment was initially 4,500. The failure mileage on the driver's side front tire and vehicle was approximately 18,000.
CategoryWheels
DateAug 29, 2018
StateTX
Description
Bought car brand new, from dealer. All 4 hankook ventus s1 noble2 tires exhibit cracking and separation on sidewall of tires, inside hub and external. This is not ozone cracking. Dealership determined defective tire based on maintenance records, visual inspection and tire care. This issue is identical to one described in previous hankook tire recall from january 2016, except for tire size and dot. Hankook tires want to issue partial credit. Tires are unsafe for use as dealership mentioned one pot hole and a blowout will occur.
CategoryEngine, Fuel/propulsion System
DateAug 22, 2018
StateFL
Description
I first experienced the problem 08/14/18 driving home from work on i295n, the check engine light came on and the car didn't want to accelerate. On 08/16/18 the same problem occurred but this time it lasted until I made it late that evening. I took it to hyundai of orange park 08/17/18 here in jacksonville and the problem could not be duplicated. As I was driving to work 08/22/18 my car started doing the same thing only this time you could feel the vibration of the car not wanting to accelerate and the check engine would go off as I'm changing gears and soon as I am done shifting it stays illuminated. I called the service center again and she says to bring it back in for testing and they can only fix it if they can duplicate the problem. I am very uncomfortable with driving this vehicle in traffic not knowing if it will cutoff and I am hit.
CategoryElectrical System, Exterior Lighting
DateAug 13, 2018
StateKS
Description
While the car was sitting in the drive, the car was turned off all of the lights except the headlights and reverse lights turned on. The only way I could turn them off is if I turned the car on and back off. It has happened 3 times in the last 3 days. The first two times it happened was about 2 hours apart from each other. The second time the lights turned off on their own within 30 minutes. The third time I was at work and am not sure how long the lights were on but I walked out of work to them on.
CategoryWheels
DateAug 11, 2018
StateCA
Description
I purchased a brand new 2017 hyundai elantra ex car off the lot that came stock with all nexen tires. Within the first couple of months, under 2000 miles, I noticed the tire looked like the rubber was shredding and saw sidewall bubbling. Had to pay for a new tire when the original tire had hardly any use. A couple of months later, we noticed a bubble on the rear tire, took it in to goodyear, another barely used tire was defective. While my son was driving on the freeway, a couple of weeks later, he got a flat and the whole sidewall was separated and damaged, the 3rd defective tire. Yesterday, while driving in the neighborhood on our way home, a blowout in the last of the nexen tires. Literally a hole in the sidewall. This was a new car, with new tires. All 4 manufactured tires on the car were defective. Thank god we were not killed on the freeway or harmed anyone with this hazardous brand of tire. This tire has failed, all four new tires failed. 2 images are attached. Two failed on the highway, two failed on city streets. Shame on nexen for not recalling this tire yet. I've called nexen warranty but had to leave a message.
CategoryElectrical System, Steering, Wheels
DateAug 02, 2018
StateAL
Description
I have had a ton of issues. My blind spot sensors only work occasionally. (I actually know someone else with a hyundai that is having the same problem). Additionally, sensors go off at random. I have had the warnings for flat tire pop up multiple times when there was no flat tire. One of the tones my steering wheel actually locked up and I was unable to drive. I have also had issues with my radio screen and the radio playing. My push to start button also has issues. Sometimes it will not turn the whole car off. They replaced something in the bottom but it is still happening. Today it actually had a hard time starting. This has been happening since I got the car. I've had it less than a year and it has been to the shop a couple dozen times. This happens at all times both when I'm moving and not moving depending on the issues. It has also happened when I was driving slower and faster. My screen has also frozen and I have been unable to use it. Both in motion and parked. P
CategoryEngine, Unknown Or Other
DateJul 27, 2018
StateTX
Description
Engine light came on. Whole engine had to be replaced. Found out engines are dangerous and have exploded. Engines are on back order because of so many elantra needing a new engine. This should be investigated because no one is warning elantra owners about this until the cars break down. I am still without my car since june because engines are on back order until late august/early september.
CategoryExterior Lighting, Steering, Visibility
DateJul 18, 2018
StateNC
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. While driving low speeds, turning left or right, reversing, or driving over bumps in the road, a loud abnormal noise was heard coming from the vehicle. The contact also mentioned that the windows failed to go up or down and water entered into the passenger side headlight lens. The vehicle was taken to bob mayberry hyundai (3220 w hwy 74, monroe, nc 28110, (704) 283-8571), but the cause of the failures could not be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 10,000.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJul 11, 2018
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. While driving 45 mph, the preceding vehicle abruptly stopped. The contact depressed the brake pedal, but the vehicle failed to immediately stop. As a result, the contact rear ended the preceding vehicle. The driver's side air bag deployed. The contact sustained a whiplash that required medical attentions. The driver of the other vehicle was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The contact stated that there were two other passengers in the other vehicle, but he was unaware of their injuries. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a tow yard. The dealer (lee hyundai, 1960 skibo rd, fayetteville, nc 28314, (910) 864-7100) was contacted, but was waiting for investigation results from the manufacturer. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 20,000.
CategoryBack Over Prevention: Sensing System: Camera, Electrical System, Engine, Steering
DateJul 06, 2018
StateIL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. While reversing the vehicle, the back up camera became inoperable. The vehicle was taken to the dealer (gerald hyundai, 209 hansen blvd, north aurora, il 60542), but the failure was unable to be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact also stated that the vehicle would intermittently start and then turn off, and the driver and passenger windows failed to operate correctly. The vehicle was taken back to the same dealer where it was diagnosed that there were failures with the engine bracket mount and electrical system. The vehicle was repaired. While driving various speeds, the steering wheel seized. The vehicle was returned to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the mdc bolt needed to be replaced; however, the dealer recommended that the steering column be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified and informed the contact that they would assist by deducting one vehicle payment. The failure mileage was approximately 4,200.
CategoryService Brakes
DateJun 06, 2018
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. While driving approximately 5 mph, the preceding vehicle slowed down abruptly and caused the contact to slam on the brake pedal. The contact stated that the brake pedal traveled to the floorboard, but did not stop the vehicle immediately. As a result, the contact rear ended the preceding vehicle. There were no warning indicators illuminated. There were no injuries and a police report was not filed. The contact called paul blanco's good car company oakland at 510-746-4900 (located at 7201 oakport st, ca 94621) and provided the technician with the insurance information as requested. The contact stated that the front end of the vehicle was damaged; however, it was still able to be driven to a body shop. The insurance company took possession of the vehicle. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and provided the contact with a case number. The failure mileage was approximately 41,000.
CategoryAir Bags, Service Brakes, Vehicle Speed Control
DateJun 05, 2018
StateTX
Description
Takata recal the air bag light keeps turning on . Feel loss of power when driving speed limit under fourty-five also suddendley looses power when going the speedof seventy-seventy-five speed in the highway speed drops to fifty-five feels like it wants to stop. Afraid of getting hit from behind also hesitates when driving the speed limit under fourty-five feels like it wants to stop. Also the front wheel aligment light keeps turning on when ithecar is in motion and the airbag light also turns on when the car is in motion. These thing have been happening since april 2018 my car has only 41,ooo miles on it
CategoryEngine, Power Train, Unknown Or Other
DateMay 24, 2018
StateNV
Description
This complaint is involving usa auto care and abc hyundai I went to have an oil change done at usa auto care and a week later my oil plug fell out of my car and I lost all my oil had my car towed to hyundai hyundai put a new plug in there refilled with oil show me everything was okay so I proceeded to go to usa auto care number for and try and get the money that I paid to abc hyundai for the oil in the plugs on my way my engine locked up car came to a stop and shut off I then have the car towed back to hyundai and was notified by hyundai that my engine was pretty much done for call progressive insurance my insurance at the time notified them of the claim they sent someone down to take pictures they got back with me after a few days and my case was transferred to about three different people because the original agent had to leave for maternity leave and I was notified by one of the other agents that was on my case that it would not be covered by progressive insurance because it was a non comprehensive accident and that it wasn't in a physical accident causing body damage I also called my warranty because my car is brand new and they told me it was boy because I did not have the oil change done at hyundai after a couple of weeks I was notified by abc hyundai that my car was fixed thought it was through the warranty and they change their mind but my insurance went ahead and completed the claim they never notified me of them taking the claim no emails or correspondence what I was notified by abc hyundai to come get my car I was told that I had to pay a

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CategorySeat Belts, Service Brakes, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMay 23, 2018
StateNC
Description
Puchase my elantra in june 2017, when it rain or first thing in the am the brakes will make a sound like I need new breaks and like the rotor need replaced. I took it in and they said everything was find. One year later still have the same problem. The seatbelt light comes on and continues to beep with no one sitting in the seat and the only way I can get it to go off is to snap the seatbelt. Sometimes I have access to my bluetooth phone and sometimes it doesn't work or the display is not accessible
CategoryEngine, Unknown Or Other
DateApr 27, 2018
StateMN
Description
Blows cold air when idling in cold weather(below 0) temp guage drops to cold ,windshield starts fogging up have to pull over turn blower down one speed or it won't heat up again !! Pretty dangerous in highway traffic ! Had it back to dealer twice and said it was thermostat ,but it did not fix problem ........ Have talked to other same vehicle owners as well as internet search and seems to have been happening to other older elantra vehicles . What is being done about this ongoing problem and definite safety and nuisance problem ??????
CategoryService Brakes
DateApr 24, 2018
StateGA
Description
Was driving on the highway at speeds of around 25-30 mph... Car in front of me slowed down so I attempted to slow down. I pressed on brake pedal but car did not stop. If felt like it started to start then slipped and gained speed resulting in a front end crash. This model has a recall but when I put in my vin it says not affected bythe recall on these brakes but I'm seeing similar complaints.
CategoryAir Bags
DateApr 10, 2018
StateGA
Description
O whom it may concern, my son was in an accident this past tuesday 4/3/18 where he reared end another vehicle.. The air bag light came on but the air bags never deployed. It was enough damage to total the car.. Aprox 9-12 thousand dollars in damage.. Luckily no one was injured but I am very concerned about the air bags not deploying. The adjuster from the insurance company also was wondering why they did not deploy. I have read there is some issues with the 2017 elantra and airbags not deploying correctly but not sure if applies to this situation I would like someone to review the damage and give me some kind of idea why the air bags did not deploy..
CategoryEngine, Unknown Or Other
DateApr 05, 2018
StateNJ
Description
I was driving home from work one night and after leaving gas station pulling out of parking lot I was stopping behind car in front of me when my engine stalled so I put car in park and restarted it only to move about five feet when engine stalled again was able to restart and get out onto highway until I came to a red traffic light as I proceeded to stop engine stalled again after restarting it no issues all the way home two days later I was heading out of work to get lunch and coming around a jug handle car engine stalled again restarted and made it back to work. Now I am writting to try and solve this dangerous issue at hand.
CategoryAir Bags
DateMar 19, 2018
StateSC
Description
Takata recall- vehicle was turning left when hit from driver's side by another vehicle. Driver was injured, airbags did not deploy. See pictures. State police suspect that none of the airbag sensors were triggered during the collision when it was expected they would do so under such circumstances.
CategoryEngine, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMar 19, 2018
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. While driving at unknown speeds, the accelerator pedal was applied and traveled to the floorboard. The vehicle hesitated and stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to cardinale way hyundai (2525 wardlow rd, corona, ca 92882), but the failure was unable to be duplicated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. Additionally, the vehicle was taken to riverside metro auto group (8330 indiana ave, riverside, ca 92504), but they were also unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 17,000.
CategoryPower Train
DateMar 06, 2018
StateNE
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. While driving various speeds, the transmission slipped out of gear. Todd archer hyundai in bellevue, nebraska was made aware of the failure and stated that the transmission was performing as it should. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 6,000.
CategoryService Brakes
DateFeb 28, 2018
StateNJ
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. While driving highway speeds, the contact depressed the brake pedal, but the brakes failed to respond. As a result, the vehicle was involved in a front end collision. The failure occurred without warning. A police report was filed. The dealer and manufacturer were not contacted. The vehicle was towed to the body shop; however, a determination had not been made regarding if the vehicle was still operable. There was also a previous brake failure that resulted in a crash. There was one injury, but medical attention was not required. The contact suffered moderate abrasions. The failure mileage was not provided.
CategoryAir Bags, Service Brakes
DateFeb 22, 2018
StatePA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. While driving approximately 10 mph, the contact attempted to apply the brake pedal, but the vehicle accelerated. As a result, the contact rear ended the preceding vehicle. The were no warning indicators illuminated before or after the failure. The air bags partially deployed. The driver sustained minor injuries, which required medical attention. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified of the failure. There were no open recalls on the vehicle at the time of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 17,000.
CategoryEngine
DateFeb 22, 2018
StateKS
Description
Below 50 degrees it takes the heater an extremely long period for the car to reach normal operating temp and then when the heater is turned on it falls back to almost into the cold position and begins to blow cool air. The temp gauge will then go up while driving but will go down toward the cold position while idling. My other car is a 2011 elantra and have no issues with it as it warms up in just a couple of miles and stays warm and blows hot air. Dealership has checked it out and says its working fine but there are several cases on the internet reporting the same with other owners and even found where hyundia has issued a tsb replacing some thermostats in the 2017 models.
CategoryEngine
DateFeb 11, 2018
StateFL
Description
Intermittently the engine idles erraticly and check engine light come on, looses power. It happens when car is moving or stationary
CategoryEngine
DateFeb 11, 2018
StateNY
Description
Car stalled while driving down road. Hyundai replacing engine.
CategoryVisibility:defroster/defogger/hvac System
DateJan 30, 2018
StateNY
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. While operating the vehicle with the heater fan blowing at the highest setting, the air would change from hot to cold. When the failure occurred, the windows would not defrost, causing a visibility hazard. The vehicle was taken to the local dealer (carbone hyundai, 4975 commercial dr, yorkville, ny) and the thermostat was replaced. After retrieving the vehicle from the dealer, the failure continued. The manufacturer was notified, but no solution was offered. The vin was not available. The failure mileage was 6,000.
CategorySuspension, Unknown Or Other
DateJan 26, 2018
StateNY
Description
While vehicle is in motion the suspension is making rattling noises. While vehicle is in motion there is a very loud squeaking noise coming from the rear drums and also while braking.
CategoryAir Bags, Service Brakes
DateJan 16, 2018
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. While driving 45 mph, the contact depressed the brake pedal, but the vehicle failed to stop. As a result, the contact crashed into the preceding vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The contact was not injured, but sought medical attention the following day. A police report was filed. The contact was able to drive away from the scene of the crash. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed or repaired. A local dealer was not contacted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000. The vin was not available.
CategoryElectrical System
DateJan 07, 2018
StateFL
Description
While driving car at 50 mph on a county road on 10/11/2017, car shut itself off, I had to coast to the shoulder without power steering or power brakes. Warnings such as antennae disconnect, blind spot detection system warning. When I was able to restart the car I drove to o'brien hyundai and they were unable to help me as they had no available appointments. Finally able to get a appointment at another dealership gettel 0n 10/21/2017 I have brought the car in 3 times for the same issue, 1st time 10/21/17, found problem with the electrical system, they disabled the bsd system and the wiring harness was ordered. I brought the car in on 10/28/17 to 10/31/17 and the wiring harness was replaced and also the bsd assembly. On 11/3/17, on the way home from work, car stalled again while driving, vehicle warning antenna disconnect, bsd system warning. Bought into service on 11/4/2017, engineer from corporate flown in to check car because they were unable to fix it, replaced bsd system lh and bsd system rh, also a loose pin at f18r. Car was in the dealership until 12/5/17. On 12/20/17 on the way to work, car stalled, electrical went haywire, doors would not unlock, car had to be towed into dealership, wiring assembly-floor had to be replaced. Car was in shop until 12/29/2017. Driving into work 1/2/2018, warning antenna disconnect, I had to turn off bsd system as each previous time the antenna warning was the first warning prior to bds warning & car stalling while driving. Have appointment on 1/8/208 at dealership.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateDec 20, 2017
StateOH
Description
The 2017 hyundai elantra all-weather floor mats have deep rubber grooves that run perpendicular to the driver's legs causing their shoe to be momentarily trapped in these deep rubber grooves. The extra motion necessary to release your shoes from these grooves can promote a safety hazard in an emergency situation. Are these floor mats being recalled?
CategoryService Brakes, Unknown Or Other
DateDec 17, 2017
StateNY
Description
Leased a brand new hyundai elantra 2017 with a known brake safety issue without the issue being repaired prior to or being notified immediately of the issue at the time of the sale. The purchase was made 4 months after the recall started from the bay ridge hyundai dealership in brooklyn, ny. Nhtsa recall #17v063000
CategoryAir Bags, Steering
DateDec 11, 2017
StateTN
Description
Driving around 35 miles an hour and come to a small curve turned the wheel little bit but car went straight and guard rail hit passager side front of car and driver airbag came out but didn't blow all the way up and had a hole in it with stitching around it so driver airbag is no count just falls in your lap and electric steering is unpredictable
CategoryExterior Lighting, Unknown Or Other
DateDec 11, 2017
StateCA
Description
My 2017 hyundai elantra se does not have a service light. Drove about 8k miles and no service light came on so I took it to the dealer to service and asked why the light did not come up? Upon completion they confirmed this car is basic and does not come with a service light. This is ridiculous. They give an msrp of over 21k and fail to put a very important feature. This is not acceptable
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Service Brakes, Wheels
DateDec 09, 2017
StateNY
Description
As of last week, my tranny seemed like it was slipping. Sometimes it did , other times it jerke.. Anyway, it snowed here in upstate ny. I amal over the road. My tires seem ok. Brakes are grinding. Cars only a year old soon. I have 3 children in the car. I am always in motion. Getting scared to drive. It feels like the tires though too.. What kind of tires does this car have.. Does it have allseasons? Doesnt feel like it. Anyway this should not be happening.. Help.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateNov 08, 2017
StateCT
Description
When I start my vehicle is shakes very bad. I let it sit for a few minutes and it will stop however when I'm stopped at a red lightning it will begin again. I just got my car less than a year ago , less than 20. 000 miles and I'm up to date on all maintenance.
CategorySteering
DateOct 20, 2017
StateNJ
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. While the contact's daughter was driving at low speeds and attempting to make a right turn, the power steering became extremely difficult to maneuver. As a result, the contact's daughter crashed into a curb. The air bags did not deploy. There were no warning indicators illuminated. There were no injuries. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the vehicle was then towed to action hyundai of flemington (180 u. S. 202, building b, flemington, nj 08822 (908) 788-4227). A private inspector was unable to find any failure codes or duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and provided case number: 10438399. The approximate failure mileage was 400.
CategoryService Brakes, Steering, Unknown Or Other
DateOct 18, 2017
StateNY
Description
Leased the new hyundai elantra se on june 28th 2017 and on august7 2017 the dealer called and was told the car has been recalled and has to be serviced. The recalls were from feb2017 and april 2017 and never repaired. I was leased this car as new with two existing recalls and never been informed.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateOct 17, 2017
StateHI
Description
I was in an open parking lot, I reversed my car out of the parking stall with 1 car on the passage side, no car on the stall right next to the driver side but there was a parked car right next to the emptied stall. When my car was completely out of the parking stall, I turned the wheel to the left (not all the way) so that I was in an 45 degree angel to drive out. I put my foot on my brake to check if there was enough room for me to drive out. Suddenly, I felt my car moved slowly on its own, my instinct at that time told me to put the car on park gear. As soon as I did that the car roll backward faster and stoped until I struck the parked car next to the emptied stall in the parking lot . My concern is why the car still moved if it was already in park gear. Or is the car supposed to stop while in park gear? I don't know car really well so I am not sure what the problem is, but it scared me to know that putting the car in park gear in this situation did not stop the car from moving. I am not sure if the manufacturer even test the car in this scenario.
CategoryService Brakes
DateOct 14, 2017
StateCA
Description
While driving on the freeway and exiting an offramp. Hitting the car's brakes made the brake pedal turn really loose and almost to the floor. Instant braking ability was lost and the car went into a slow brake while wobbling left to right. Split second timing of turning the wheel avoided crashing into the car directly in front. After that the brakes resume normal function. ... Updated 10/18/17 *bf updated 9/10/18*jb
CategorySteering
DateOct 11, 2017
StateMD
Description
Tl* the contact owned a 2017 hyundai elantra while the contact's daughter was driving at unknown speeds, the power steering failed while attempting to make a right turn. The vehicle crashed into a telephone pole. The contact was unsure if any warning indicators were illuminated prior to the crash. All the air bags deployed in the vehicle. The contact's daughter sustained a shattered left wrist, a broken right wrist, pelvic injuries, a collapsed lung, and other injuries. The contact's daughter was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The contact was unaware if a police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to a holding garage where it was deemed a total loss. The contact stated that jones junction auto group (1508 belair rd #2000, bel air, md 21014 (410) 879-6400) was contacted, but did not inspect the vehicle to determine the cause of the power steering failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.
CategoryEngine
DateOct 08, 2017
StateNM
Description
My car will not start sometimes, and the keys won't handle the signals to the car. If I were to want to turn it on it won't, when this situation happens. Also, this has happened twice. I park my car, and it won't turn on, not even the dashboard lights. The engine light does not come on so I the dealership can't scan it supposedly. I am worried this will happen while I am driving.
CategorySeat Belts
DateOct 01, 2017
StateTX
Description
There is a problem with my 2017 elantra the dealership cannot diagnose or repair. The front passenger seatbelt alarm and warning light is often enabled when no one or nothing is in the seat. The only way to disable the alarm is to buckle the seatbelt. I am very concerned about this because the seatbelt may fail when it is needed. I am not happy knowing there is a problem with the car the dealership cannot repair. I don't feel safe in the car because I am not confidant the seatbelts are properly working. #elantraghostrider #hyundaighostrider
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Service Brakes, Vehicle Speed Control
DateSep 19, 2017
StateNJ
Description
3 occurrences: leave from parking space- turn on engine- wait until tachometer goes to 1- with foot on brake, shift into d- tachometer reaches 5 on speeding engine before able to turn off ignition. Driving very slow- with foot on brake- in forward to large parallel parking- speeds up- brakes spongy- does not stop car. Only high curb prevents car from climbing on sidewalk and giving me time to turn ignition off. Stopping at traffic light on road with a 35 mile speed zone. After stop, brake becomes spongy, car's wheels begin skidding- can only turn off ignition to stop the car. Everything back to normal when I turned ignition back on, as was the case with the first and second occurrences listed above. Vehicle was stationary in the first occurrence, was in motion in a park in the second occurrence and on a county road with a slight turn to the left in the third occurrence.
CategoryService Brakes
DateSep 19, 2017
StateMI
Description
The vehicle has approximately 5,500 miles on it and it was being driven 10-15 miles an hour on a city street. When trying to come to a stop the brake pedal went to the floor and would not stop the vehicle. It hit another vehicle and after pumping the brake pedal the brakes returned to normal. There is a current recall on this model and year to replace the brake booster but it doesn't currently include this vehicle's manufactured date. It's hyundai recall number 157 and nhsta safety campaign #17v063000.
CategoryService Brakes, Structure
DateAug 31, 2017
StateNY
Description
2017 hyundai elantra. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle engine and brake issues. *ld the consumer stated while traveling in the rain the brakes became hot. After parking the vehicle overnight the brakes may malfunction. Also, behind the motor there was a large opening that may collect leaves near the engine and cause a fire. Updated 08/31/2017*js
CategoryElectrical System, Fuel/propulsion System, Power Train
DateAug 26, 2017
StateMA
Description
The car hesitates, jerks and pulls at the acceleration moment when stoped. Foor instance im ligths or traffic jams. It causes a completely lost of power and terrible shaking. This happens after 20mins drive and the goes for the rest of the day, it is more evident driving in city.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateAug 17, 2017
StatePA
Description
I have had my elantra for a little over a year now and it has around 13,000 miles on it. Almost three weeks ago my electric power steering light came on, so I took it to the dealership as soon as it came on. To make a long story short, they tested my car, replaced the wiring harnesss and still couldn't figure out the problem. I got a call on tuesday of this week and was told that a mouse had chewed through all the wiring in my fuse box. I was informed not only by the guys at the dealership but also by my regular mechanic that this is a common problem amongst new cars due to the fact that a soy based insulation is used to protect the wiring instead of patroleum based. I was also informed that there are guards that can be put on the wires to prevent this problem from happening in the future. I strongly believe this should be a recall due to the amount of people having the same problem and that it can be avoided just by simply putting a guard on the wiring. I have to go through my insurance to fix this problem now because hyundai won't fix it themselves since it is not covered under warranty.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateJul 07, 2017
StateUT
Description
We just purchased an elantra limited. It was discovered that the elantra can be turned off while not in park without any kind of warning/buzzer going off to remind the driver that a very hazardous situation is in play. Most drivers grab the key when leaving the car and cannot physically remove the key when the car out of "park". This prevents the car from rolling down a hill as the driver walks away. The key-less ignition has bypassed this safety feature. This situation will likely be address by class action sooner than later. It would be very thoughtful if someone could prevent the human cost that is likely to ensue.
CategoryEngine
DateJul 05, 2017
StateNJ
Description
Was driving on interstate 287 w when the car shut down. There was no warning light. I had to quickly try to get the car to the shoulder. There was a burning smell when the car shut down. The elantra was bought new and I only owned it for 5 months. I called aaa and they towed us to their gas station in ny. From there, another tow truck took us to the mazda repair location, in nj, which does repairs for the hyundai dealer. They put oil in the car and then realized that there was no oil in the car. They stated we needed a new engine and it would take one month to order and install. Only two weeks earlier, we went to that same repair location for a 5,000 mile check up where they did an oil change. Nothing was wrong with the car. I am 88 and very lucky I knew what to do when the car shut down. I hope this does not happened to a new driver.
CategoryAir Bags, Seat Belts, Service Brakes
DateJun 24, 2017
StateVA
Description
No complaint
CategorySuspension
DateJun 12, 2017
StateCT
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. While driving and making a right turn, the contact heard a rattling and clunking noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer (key hyundai located at 566 bridgeport ave, milford, ca 06460) where the technician tightened the front end strut mount and the subframe. The vehicle was test driven and the noise was gone. Once the contact arrived at her home, the noise recurred. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the rear license frame was rotting. The license frame was removed, the suspension hardware was inspected, and the nuts and bolt were re-torqued. The vehicle was repaired. The vehicle was also taken to the brandfon hyundai dealer, located in new haven, ct, where it was diagnosed that the front stabilizer bar was loose and needed to be replaced. The technician replaced the two front stabilizer links. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 12,499. Updated 08/22/17*lj *cn
CategoryPower Train, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMay 24, 2017
StateNC
Description
This vehicle accelerates more than expected (lunges) when I put it in drive and release the brake without even having my foot on accelerator. On flat surface it begins to move ahead spontaneously without my foot on gas peddle. I brought to dealer and they said this is typical for elantra and not a know issue. It has been mentioned by other driver's on reddit. The only solution is to have one foot on the brake and the other on accelerator to protect from sudden acceleration. There must be a software/hardware solution. Creates risky situation because one could inadvertently hit pedestrian, car in front at stop, roll into traffic, etc. Worst case would be if someone unfamiliar with vehicle drives it, ie, rental car or friend. I put in the date I had it checked by hyundai service. They said it might need to "break in" and tighten up as parts wears" as hopeful comments for resolution.
CategoryPower Train
DateMay 22, 2017
StateNY
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. While driving various speeds, the vehicle hesitated while making left or right turns. The vehicle also hesitated while the accelerator pedal was being depressed uphill. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure, but did not offer assistance. The contact mentioned that the issue had been present ever since the vehicle was purchased on may 11, 2017. The failure mileage was approximately 260.
CategoryEngine
DateMay 17, 2017
StateCA
Description
The car was driving down a city street when the engine ceased while driving in front of a highway off-ramp. The car would not restart and was towed to hyundai where they installed a new engine, claiming an oil bearing failed.
CategoryElectronic Stability Control, Service Brakes, Vehicle Speed Control
DateMay 13, 2017
StateFL
Description
My vehicle has acc (adaptive cruise control) and, when set, will accelerate and brake as needed to keep a certain distance from the vehicle in front that the system has identified via the radar and camera. I had an instance where there was a momentary loss of positive control of the vehicle under certain conditions. In this event, it was a hazy afternoon with wet roads. I was following a vehicle on a road with the acc set. The vehicle in front started a deceleration less than 10mph/s and my vehicle automatically started progressively increasing braking action to maintain separation. 1. 5 - 2 seconds following; it appeared as though the abs kicked in and disconnected/overrode the acc witch subsequently stopped the braking action all together. As a result my vehicle proceeded torward the vehicle in front of me in a critical moment that required, now, even more braking action in conditions that initially caused the abs system to activate under normal braking action controlled by the acc. I was aware and had not let the semi autonomous features of my vehicle lull me into complacency. I reacted quickly and a collision had not occered. Others may not be so quick to respond in a similar situation. I believe the system deactivated as a result of the abs shaking the brake pedal or control linkages, where, in normal operation depressing the brake disconnects the acc if the system starts an unwanted acceleration or the operator simply wanted to disconnect the system without toggling the steering wheel disconnect switch. This feature is available on all limited ultimate 2017 hyundai elantras.
CategoryUnknown Or Other
DateApr 29, 2017
StateFL
Description
If I'm with in 100 feet of my car anybody can open my doors..... My safety is now a concern!!! This is a huge problem!! Also while driving or parked my trunk opens up if you can't resolve this safety issue I will be returning this vehicle and requesting one that is safe for me and my family.. P. S. I am very much aware of a pending law suit pertaining to the lemon law.
CategoryLatches/locks/linkages:trunk Lid:lock, Power Train
DateApr 11, 2017
StateTX
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. While the vehicle was parked, the trunk suddenly opened and the vehicle rolled down the driveway while the contact was inside his home. The rear passenger side wheel was stopped on a curb. The contact stated that the trunk opened unexpectedly several times prior. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failures could not be duplicated. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failures. The failure mileage was 576.
CategoryStructure:body:trunk Lid
DateMar 27, 2017
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. While drivng various speeds, the vehicle's trunk opened without warning on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to multiple dealers to be repaired, but the failure could not be duplicated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 3,200.
CategoryService Brakes
DateMar 09, 2017
StateMA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated that while the vehicle was being operated at 60 mph, the brake pedal was depressed and the vehicle brakes pulsated and jerked increasing the distance before a stop. The contact was not sure if a waring indicator illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to be diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 17v063000 (air bags) however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 600. Parts distribution disconnect.
CategoryEngine
DateJan 27, 2017
StateIL
Description
Hesitation--not at start, but when reaccelerating from a rolling stop
CategoryEngine
DateJan 23, 2017
StateCA
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. While at a complete stop, the vehicle stalled and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was able to restart on the first attempt. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was confirmed that there was a technical service bulletin that confirmed the failure for the thermostat. The vehicle was repaired. In addition, the dealer stated that they replaced the part; however, the second dealer stated that it was never repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 2,300.
CategoryService Brakes, Unknown Or Other
DateJan 21, 2017
StateDC
Description
While driving, my car started to make a beeping sound I had not heard before. I looked at the dashboard and the multi-media system and I did not see any warning indicators/lights. When I stopped at a red light I put the car in park, turned the car off and turned the car back on (push to start). I proceeded to drive again and the car began to beep that unfamiliar sound again. Still no visible warning indicators/lights. I pulled over, put the parking break on, put the car in park, turned the car off and then turned the car back on. I began to drive again and the car was no longer beeping. While driving I stepped on the break pedal with the intent to slow down because of slowing traffic, my car did not slow down. I slammed on the break, the car still did not slow down and I hit the car in front of me. After I hit the car in front of me my car was still pushing, I stepped on the break again and the car felt as if it was still trying to push forward, I pulled the emergency break and the car stopped. A police officer was already on the scene, then notified us park police to come and take a report.
CategoryPower Train, Unknown Or Other, Visibility/wiper
DateJan 17, 2017
StateNC
Description
Date: 14 jan 2017 odometer: 1214 miles problem: chemical smell in passenger compartment: -- not sure, but might be engine oil -- caused severe, long-lasting headache, nausea and dizziness. Problem: when engine is cold: -- continuous clicking sound coming from engine compartment. -- sound stops when clutch is depressed to shift gears, then starts again when gear is engaged. After engine warms up and am on the highway: -- sound seems to stop, but cannot be sure because of road noise problem: ice droplets discovered inside windshield. Bottom of windshield on the drivers side. See photographs.
CategoryEngine
DateJan 05, 2017
StateNY
Description
While driving the car it suddenly stalled rendering the brakes and steering useless. Managed to coast to the side of the road and stop. Placed the car in park and attempted to restart the car. Most if not all of the dashboard lights came on but no engine sounds. Also the car was now stuck in park. A tow service was called and the car was towed to the dealer where it has sat since december 28, 2016 because they are unable to diagnose the problem. *tr
CategoryFuel/propulsion System, Power Train
DateNov 23, 2016
StateTX
Description
When attempting to accelerate after turning corner, vehicle almost stops, then surges ahead. This occurs intermittently and also when pulling away from stop light.
CategoryWheels
DateOct 29, 2016
StateCA
Description
I was driving 65mph on the freeway, there was no debris on the road that cars had to avoid running over. This was on the 405 freeway so if there is anything on the road chp comes to remove it because it is an incredibly busy freeway. While drivining, all of a sudden I hear a loud pop and my tire pressure indicator kights started to flash and I started to loose control of my car. I managed to control it in time to avoid crashing at 65 mph. I pulled over and noted my tired popped and deflated. I went to big o tires and they told me this blowout was due to a manufacturer malfunction. The tire has 8,000 miles on it and it came with my brand new car in march so they are not old. I have read several people who have also experienced blowouts for no reason with their nexen tires that hyundai is using. These tires are dangerous and could have caused me my life if I hadn't reacted quickly to keep from crashing. Please do something about this before people's lives are ruined or over due to nexen
CategoryEngine
DateOct 13, 2016
StateFL
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundai elantra. The contact stated that there was a strong chemical odor inside and near the front end of the vehicle. The contact stated that the odor caused headaches, burning eyes, excessive coughing, burning nostrils, a burning throat, and severe fatigue. The contact also stated that other passengers in the vehicle experienced similar reactions. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The cabin air filter was replaced, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 5.
CategoryPower Train
DateAug 15, 2016
StateAZ
Description
When shifting from reverse to drive on an incline usually sends me heading back in reverse again until I apply the brake pedal hard for a few seconds. This happened to me a lot in my driveway and most recently on a steep mountain, which was really scary. The vehicle starts from stationary motion to reverse, then stop, shift into drive and it rolls back in reverse again. Almost like a manual transmission does. Please investigate.
CategoryWheels
DateAug 11, 2016
StateGA
Description
Purchased a 2017 hyundai elantra limited which came with nexen brand 225 45 r17 tires on it. Shortly after purchase I had to start putting air on the passenger front tire for some unknown reason. After a few weeks the leak became worse and automatically assuming I may have ran over someting I took to tire shop and discovered that there was a mall pin hole type leak on the inside wall of the tire, possibly by a seam. I took it to the dealership and they inspected and also agreed it was a defect, vehicle and tire had less than 5,000 miles prior to tire failure. Attempted to report to nexen without response.
CategoryVisibility/wiper
DateAug 05, 2016
StateSD
Description
Tl* the contact owns a 2017 hyundia elantra. The contact stated that the rear window visibility was obscured and foggy. The failure was not diagnosed and the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 188.
CategoryAir Bags
DateJul 14, 2016
StateCT
Description
Airbag has recall

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44 COMMENTS
  • Judy

    Bought my 2017 Hyundai Elantra se brand new. Cloth seats stain with water, door handle broke twice, 3 out of 4 ignition coils have gone out, 2 new batteries so far and now have a problem to solve regarding headlights not coming on and just at 50k miles….very disappointing !!!

  • Des

    What I find concern is reading these comments and having the same problem as almost everyone on here I purchase my car from autonation Hyundai in October of 2018 they car drive well stayed up on all my oil changes into this year 2022 my engine light came on I went to autozone and was told it was a camshaft issue that’s why the reader said so of course I took it to the shop was told the same thing got it replace and later down the line the light came on again wasn’t able to get to the shop on time before the car completely cut off while I was driving home… got it tow to autonation just for them to tell me I need another engine and it wasn’t any recalls because of course my warranty was gone so now I’m sitting here stuck trying to see if I want to pay 7000 for a new engine (which is the cost of the car) or just give the car up. Y’all really need to recall all you’ll cars because I’m now being told that Hyundais are known for there engine issues if I would of known that I really would of went else where it’s crazy that everyone having this problem you guys need to hurry and put a recall of y’all engines

  • Quiona B

    I bought a 2017 Hyundia Elantra GT on 2/14/2022 for $8,000.00 for my 16 year old daughter. The car ran good for about a month but I could smell fumes and I started to get concerned because she was sleepy all the time and the boys were acting weird one day after riding with her so I took the car to the dealership on 3/11/2022. I had to replaced the catalytic converter with the Hyundia dealership, which cost me 2600.85. On 4/8/2022, my 16 year old daughter was driving to work and she advised me that it was really hard to stop on the brakes. I asked her did the brake light or service light come on. She was like no, so I drove the care to see what she was talking about and it was really hard to stop on brakes. I was having to use all my weight just to stop on brakes. I was so terrified because she could have had an accident and it could have been lethal. we thought we had all the problems behind us after getting the brake booster replaced. Little did we know the worst was yet to come. Recently, 7/26/2022 my daughter was on her way to work up a hill on the freeway and the car completely stopped after making a thumping or tapping noise. Leaving her in a dangerous situation to be hit by oncoming traffic. Being that the car could not be moved we had to have the car towed to the closet service center. Once they conducted their diagnostic they found that the Engine needed to be replaced and they advised that their was a Campaign for the 2014-2017 Hyundia Elantra GT 2.0 engines and they extended the warranty to 15years 150,000 miles. I contacted Hyundia and explained to them what happened and they advised me that I needed to take the car to the dealership in order for them to run test to determine if the engine can be replaced under the campaigns extended warranty. The car made it to the dealership yesterday 8/1/2022 and I was told because they are backed up with other customers with similar issues it was going to be at least 3 months before the car would be ready if they get the okay from the Hyundai warranty team. Talk about adding insult to injury.

  • Richard W

    My 2017 Hyundai Elantra Gt’s engine bearings have seized up making my car impossible to drive

  • Wendy K

    My mechanic found metal shavings in the oil, which may account for the car being down 2.5 quarts of oil and running rough. I took the car to the dealership to check for any warranty or recall issues. There is indeed metal in the oil, and they recommend that I shell out $9000.00 for a new engine. Nothing under warranty and no recall issued for this year/model.

  • Morgan H

    I also have a 2017 Hyundai Elantra that I just recently bought 5 months ago with 68000 miles and I kept up on my oil changes and maintenance of my car then my car reached 75000 miles and then my engine blows out on me. I have no warranty since I am the second owner. Now I’m in a situation where I either pay 4-5k for all the repairs or I go bankrupt trying to buy a new car making two car payments. I called Hyundai and I’ve called CarMax and of course all I get is the run around on this. They’re saying that not enough air is getting into my camshaft or that it could possibly be a oil pump failure and if it’s not either of those it’s the engine block and they will have to put a brand new engine in it. Not to mention my back left passenger door doesn’t open from the outside or inside

  • Spencer D

    I’m a owner of a 2017 Hyundai elantra sport nothing but issues with this car motor went at just over 100000kms now the transmission is gone at 120000kms just ridiculous and Hyundai does not care at all I’ve email and talked with Hyundai and they pretty much say you have to take where the sun don’t shin pure *** have emails to prove ,definitely won’t buy another Hyundai

  • Elaine T

    I’ve owned my 2017 Hyundai Elantra since January 2018. Everything was fine until last June 2021 when engine light came on and car sounded like it was puttering around at stop signs or signal light. Took it to Firestone where they replaced a cylinder but engine light came back on less than a week later. Took it back to Firestone but technician who diagnoses problems was not there. Had to wait until next day but then engine light disappeared. Technician said he couldn’t identify the problem without light on. Last Friday, April 8, while driving on the freeway my car started to do this weird thing which is hard to explain. I thought the transmission was about to die. I’ve experienced that on another car. Anyways, can anyone update what happened with their car. I’m planning to take my car to the dealership to find out what the problem is (I hope).

  • Karen J

    My 2017 Hyundai Elantra 2.0 engine went out. Hyundai wouldn’t keep enough amount of oil in it between changes. Was keeping well maintained. Bought it brand new off the lot with 9 miles on it and now my engine is seize from the oil debris of a rod bearing . They should have been recalled these cars. They really have mislead their customers to believe that these cars was great cars to purchase. The car was stalling as I was turning corners and it stop in the middle of traffic on the highway while I was driving it, I could have got hit. I really don’t understand how they figured this car is a great deal. I’m the first owner bought it with 9 miles and now I just made it a little over a 100,000 miles and engine gone, that’s a rip off

  • Guylaine P

    J ai un elantra 2017 qui s arrete complètement à bas débit quand je roule depuis un certains temps..
    Le concessionnaire m a changer une pièce (crank sensor )qui n à rien régler…
    Maintenant il veulent changer la pompe à l huile et letensionneur de timing chanceuse 2 cvvt…peux etre 2 autres cvvt après inspection..
    Donc un autre 1500$$$ et plus à venir!
    J ai remarqué que d autre modèle de voiture hyundai avec des problèmes comme la mienne et qu il y avais des rappels…mais pas pour l elantra 2017.
    Je crois que l elantra 2017 devrait faire partie de ces rappels..car les problème sont similaires.
    Merci

  • Sherry C

    My 2017 Elantra limited need a engine which was told by hyundai dealship. It will run and shut down when I come to a stop. I have a warranty, but since I cannot show proof of a oil change, which I had someone do the oil change for me. It will cost me over $8,000 to fix it. They did not take the time to see if can be fix, so I took it to different shop, they fix it.

  • Michael L

    Elantra 2017 had battery die right over 2 yrs old. Have had ignition coil issues since 33k. I’m having break lights go out constantly and a front turn signal go out. Now at 78 k my temp gauge is acting weird and have had a mystery coolant leak that the Dealer can’t find and don’t seem interested in.

  • Obea L

    Purchased my 2017 Hyundai Elantra it’s at about 95k miles first the engine skipped Timing now I need a completely new engine and Hyundai won’t help with getting a new one because I’m the second owner the shops telling me this is a $6000 job

  • Justin H

    I had left this as a complaint with NHTSA online

    The 2017 Hyundai Elantra value edition has issues when and after making left turns the vehicle stalls and loses power causing the cluster to light up. Which can be extremely dangerous when operating the vehicle. There is no check engine light or any indicator that turns on prior on the cluster before the vehicle stalls. The intermediate steering shaft is notorious for going bad and had to have it replaced.

  • Angela Y

    Bought a used 2017 hyundai elantra. The engine has ALWAYS made a weird tapping when it started and when it was cold it was worse but then would settle once engine warmed up. .I also had problems with battery. We replaced the battery a couple times in 18 months. Recently the car started to make a louder tapping upon starting and when accelerating. We changed All the fluids and put in a engine treatment and gas treatment to make sure everything was new and clean. Noise got better for maybe a day and then again started louder. On my way to work the car started knocking very loud. My engine light came on and the car lost power. I limped it off the interstate and had my husband come get me. The car literally sounded like it was going to blow up and would not go more than 20 miles an hour. Mileage just over 100k . I think it was a thrown rod . I can’t even believe it with a engine this new. Dealership will not fix and neither will hyundai add in the second owner. They said they didn’t know if a 2017 elentra recall. All I know is this is B S. I will not pay for an engine in a car im financing with such low miles. THIS SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED!!! Now II’m out of a ride and will have a repo on my credit. Just stayed a be job and will probably lose that too for lack of transportation. This should be criminal…

  • Jamal W

    I have Hyundai Elantra 2017 SE 2.0
    Had the car since being of May of 2021 with 95000 ish miles and sometime late August engine went out oil was regular changed to specific spec. Shop discovered bottom end internal Rod knock.
    I’ve paid for a rental the last few weeks now and the warranty has expired from what I’ve been told the vehicle has 113711 miles. This is not okay a major mechanical issue like this at such mileage is not acceptable for reliable vehicle with normal wear and tear. I’m paying for vehicle I can’t drive? If it goes back I’m Stuck with negative Equity and bad credit even if I try to trade it in as well.
    How is this acceptable Hyundai?

  • Scott

    2017 hyundai elantra with 90k. Misfire codes constantly for cylinder 3 and 4. Taken to get fixed, first sparks plugs gap but stil misfire. Slow, shakes and lag in engine. Unknown reason for issue. Runs good for a week then craps out

  • CALLENA M

    MY CAR WILL NOT START SOMETIMES, AND THE KEYS WON’T HANDLE THE SIGNALS TO THE CAR. IF I WERE TO WANT TO TURN IT ON IT WON’T, WHEN THIS SITUATION HAPPENS. ALSO, THIS HAS HAPPENED TMULTIPLE TIMES. I PARK MY CAR, AND IT WON’T TURN ON, NOT EVEN THE DASHBOARD LIGHTS. THE ENGINE LIGHT DOES NOT COME ON SO THE DEALERSHIP CAN’T SCAN IT SUPPOSEDLY. I AM WORRIED THIS WILL HAPPEN WHILE I AM DRIVING.

  • Malissa

    I bought my 2017 Elantra in Nov 2019, in Dec 2019 ( 2 weeks after purchasing) my ignition coils needed to be replaced. 1,2,and 4 were replaced under warrranty, fast forward to this week and surprise coil 3 is reading misfire. Called the dealership, may be covered under my extended warranty. But it will cost $140 CND to hook up to diagnostic machine to see IF the replacement will be covered. But if it is I will receive my $140 back but it will cost me $100 deductible to get it fixed. The part for me to purchase is $75 CND, so where’s the deal here. And why wasnt ALL coils replaced at the same time.

  • Greg R

    Just read through most of the comments left here. Got to say I was surprised to hear so many bad things. Ok…with that said…I am now experiencing rough idling while sitting at the light. Thought it was bad gas…change over to premium…added a injection cleaner…nothing changed. Took it in to a local shop – diagnosed the error code as a miss fire on cylinder 2. Scheduled time at the dealership – car was there 2 days – they made some adjustments – no error code – got the vehicle back…two days later…the same idling and now the dummy light comes on. Made an appointment for 5/11 and asked for a rental car. More to come…but I am not real sure what to expect. The whole family has had Hyundais with various issues … I know as a fact that Hyundai is very serious about quality and very hard on their suppliers…so I am very disappointed to see what everyone is experiencing. More to come. Greg…. family owners of 6 Hyundais….2012 Elantra, 2006 Santa Fe, 2012 Sonata, 2016 Santa Fe, 2017 Elantra, 2021 Palisade

  • Kenneth A

    I HAVE A 2017 ELANTRA WITH 30000 MILES ON IT. I’M HEARING A TICKING SOUND COMING FROM THE ENGINE WHEN I START IT IN COLD WEATHER,IT SOUNDS LIKE THE ENGINE IS LOW ON OIL. AFTER THE ENGINE WARMS UP THE TICKING GOES AWAY. I’M TAKING THE CAR IN TO HAVE THE DEALERSHIP DIAGNOSE THE PROBLEM AND TO GET IT ON RECORD THAT THERES IS A PROBLEM WITH THIS CAR.

  • Margaret B

    My 2017 Hyundai Elantra has started dying at times when slow down to turn. The engine sounds so loud at times just like a plane trying to take off. The engine seems to be running faster than it should. I cannot get any help with this issue. It is my only vehicle and I have a 1 hour commute to work so it is worrisome to me. It looks like someone would help us.

  • Bonnie

    My 2017 Hyundai Elantra had catastrophic engine failure on dec. 27th. It took them 20 days to get the engine replacement approved through the warranty causing me to have to pay out of pocket for a rental and leaving me with no car for 4 days due to no rentals available. They are only willing to reimburse me $20. a day for the rental. They called saying engine replacement is approved but the car belts need replacement, hoses flushed, something about sensors and they strongly suggest i do this when they are putting in the new engine. That will cost me $650. I agreed. Today, day 30, they called to say they found other problems and some of it they were able to get covered under the warranty but I need an alternator costing $749. and that is not covered. I am beyond stressed! I spoke with Hyundai customer service and was talked down to, almost threatened if I did not just accept the $20. a day reimbursement on the rental then they would do nothing as this is a courtesy and they are not required to do anything. But I have yet to receive the email with the form to submit.

  • Timothy

    My 2017 Elantra (2.0) has a loud ticking/tapping sound when engine is cold. It is much quieter when warmed up. The dealership admits they hear the noise but says nothing can be done nor do they know what the sound is.

  • Justin H

    Issues with 2017 Hyundai Elantra Value Edition. Car burns through oil like no tomorrow. Horrible paint problems, brake boosters had a recall, my car now stalls when I stop and shakes the Dash cluster turns on and the traction light stays on. Warranty is overrated and the car is turning into a money pit headache.

  • Dre

    Hyundai dealer didn’t my oil change the didn’t put the cap on ran dry stalled out they took it back just filled up oil. Few months later I didn’t get an oil change went over by 1k engine stalled out and I need a replacement warranty covered it. But 1 year later I am having issues car wants to stall out but doesn’t. Will not accelerate when pushing down on gas shake very bad unsure what it is. I am tired of Hyundai Elantra 2017

  • Devarone A

    Hello I just recently purchased a 2017 Hyundai Elantra SE .I’ve literally only had the car for a month and it has given me so many problems. At first I thought it was me because I left the lights on which caused my battery to go dead. I brought it back to the dealer and he told me it was something completely different that was wrong with the car. It was a sensor missing and they had to replace it. Which I had to pay for but then when I got back that night my car died again. The dealer then proceeded to say that it was my battery after I asked him if it was when I first brought the car to him. After that I went and changed my battery with a new one and the check engine light was still on after he replaced two of the sensors. It’s really only been a month and 3 days and then honestly don’t know what to do. Now the Check engine light comes off and on when it feels like it my car is rattling now when it’s parked or in idling mode. I cannot get a refund because I signed a contract and was running so good before. Sometimes I’m scared to drive it on the highway because of the shaking.

  • Tonya T

    I bought a 2017 Hyundai Elantra around 55000 mi
    miles on it around the 4 month of having it I started having problems with the engine . had the ignition coil changed . then 2 months later engine problems again codes keep coming up as misfire but mechanic can’t find nothing wrong .. My car has been stalling ,shaking when car is about 60mph , check engine light comes on , won’t accelerate when I’m driving around 40 ish mph it gets stuck . I have taking to several places and they say they can’t find anything wrong .. I have only had 8months now . this seems to be a major problem for these cars . I’m lost of what to do is there any help I can get for this … I can’t continue to pay that has the same issue over and over .. I’m pretty much paying for a car that I can’t drive half the time because of these issues that are the same in most elantras

  • Lizzi S

    Its very easy for crooks to break into. I had it for 6 months and it was broken into 8x. The last time they got in they cut off the steering wheel heavy duty lock and broke into the very assesible steering column hot wired it and took off with it. It also hestated more often then should have on the freeway! And wouldn’t brake at a corner of very busy street

  • Kirk S

    Bought a 2017 Hyundai Elantra from CarMax last year August it’s not even a year since I have this car and start the car started giving me problem the engine light came on when I took the car to fix they said the coils burn out so they fix it ,now the engine light came on back again I do not know what’s going on I’m a nurse and that’s the only car I have to take me to work and bring me back home I do not know what to do I am so frustrated, can we find a lawsuit against manufacturers who make this car because it’s wasted time you buy something that you think is going to last you making a car payment but you cannot enjoy it

  • Naitsha L

    My wife has had issues with her 2017 Elantra limited from the beginning. She’s got to drive it so little it only has 80,000 miles on it and it’s 3 years old. Every issue it had the warranty conveniently expired before it could cover the issue. She went over the oil change a few times only by maybe 3k miles. Her engine started shaking hard, her oil levels were constantly getting burned up to the zero line, and eventually her car completely stopped turning on. When we took it they said it needs a desludging because she didn’t change the oil properly. We payed out of pocket $500 and this time did all the oil changes exactly when we needed to. Guess what. We have the same exact issue. My mechanic friend plugged in the reader and it turns out a cylinder is miss firing. I’m bringing them this article along with the error code to see what excuse they have this time.

  • Faith D

    Bought my 2017 elantra se with 23500 miles. I have 27500 miles on it now and a blown motor. Metal shavings in the oil pan. Apparently I am not the only one this has happened to.

  • Ryan s

    I drove this 2017 Hyundai Elantra SE m/t 6 speed for uber religious oil changes and at 90 k miles noticed the car was burning a significant amount of oil took it to the dealer ship only to be told after doing an oil consumption test that it was burning the right amount of oil (half a quart a week) at 110k my car would not travel up steep grades turns out all that oil was running my catalytic converters which it got to the point it would not even travel down the street. After fixing the catalytic converters the car soon after would stall, wouldn’t idle at stops and at 130k the car started letting out plumes of smoke on the free way. All of this has been told to the dealership whom has done nothing I filed an official complaint with Hyundai USA and they did nothing. Now I owe 10 thousand on a car that doesn’t run because it “burned the right amount of oil”.

  • Felicia

    Bought a brand new 2017 hyundai elantra oil changes were kept at 55,000 miles engine started making a rattling noise, oil was leaking, car kept turning off check engine light came on. Took it in, they said it was a gasket missing from the oil filter and that’s where leak was at. Again at 66,000 miles having the same engine problem, rattling noise,car turns off while driving and no oil leaking. Taking it in again to see what they say now. Looks like engines on these cars no good.

  • Todd S

    2017 Elantra GT: engine failure after 46K miles. Dealer will not replace engine under warranty, citing no dealer performed oil changes. I change my own oil. Since I cannot provide receipts for oil changes from a shop, they will not warranty. Caveat Emptor and don’t change your own oil!

  • Sharon K

    I purchase a vehicle 2017 Hyundai elantra se
    39,000 miles 2 month ago when I took the car home 1 week later the car did not want to start
    I called the car dealer he told me to bring it to their mechanic it took 5 days they found out it was the alternator. 3 weeks later the car started to shake while I was driving on the freeway. Their was alot of cars behind me I went to the last slower lane I got off the ramp . As I was going to a safer place to park the car shut off . I waited for 2 hrs then the car came back on but this time I was driving back home and I called the dealership I told them I am having trouble with the car it wasn’t 2 weeks the car started to break down . I am a disable person and I wanted my money back the dealer told me no since I signed the contract they told me do not take the car to no mechanic only to their mechanic. So now the car dealer told me to send the car back to the mechanic. I told them I am not pleased and not happy I have a lemon in my hands with a 7 yr contact. I am an elderly and I told them the car shakes when I drive it the check engine light flash off and on . While I am driving the car wants to stop .I cannot be going to the mechanic I am scared to drive the car now . All the dealer tells me is I cannot give
    Your money back but to keep sending you to our mechanic. I was very upset I had to postpone my doctor appointment I am a copd . Please help

  • Lyn.v

    Engine shuts off with no warning and no check engine light, its a huge safety issue and I already reported it to the ti NHTSA with confirmation #11277597

  • Adam

    Interesting read. 2017 hyundai Elantra SE bought brand new off the lot. Few thousand miles in radiator fan broke apart on the highway causing the radiator to have a gash and overheating the car. Just recently 12 or 13k the car stalled out while reversing into my drive way. Car started shuttering and shut off 100% multi lights on.
    Re started car and shut off again when i got it in.

    I had the car towed to dealer and they said they couldn’t find anything. A week later same thing again but started on an off ramp at for the highway. I was stopped on an incline and car started to shutter. I was forced to make an illegal turn to get the car to safety to prevent it from rolling into anyone behind me. After contact the dealer again they said we can validate.

    The third time it happened i called them and we did a joint ride with a tech. The car didn’t do anything at all but the tech said it must be the body grounds need cleaning. This “fix” seemed to work for about 3k miles.

    Fast foward to now 16k miles and the car shuttered while parked idling. The car is also hesitating on inclines.

  • Chanel N

    I have had brake issues this 2017 doesn’t stop fast enough, also shaking when starting the car, also bulbs going out, also now engine cutting off

  • Darrell D

    I got a Hyundai Elantra 2017 se just turn 60,000 miles lm got same problem lack of power and shakes bad l boult it used it ran good for a month now it shakes and feels like it don’t want to shift I need help want Do hal think it might be lemon

  • crystal

    I have taken my car in 3 times over the past year for serious shaking issues when starting my car and slowing down. the first time they couldnt find anything, this last time ignition coil….was bad and now its shaking again…So we shall see, I do not feel safe at all.

  • W. H

    My Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8L has been in Scottdales Chapman Hyundai since April 6, 2 019 until present time. Every time I ask for a repair date they consistently change it with a new date. Last date of transmission to be received and repaired was June 27th, 2019. I went to location and firmly spoke head serviceman, Michael Simpson, and told him my concern with the 3 month delay in repairing my vehicle, but got the same lip service of another repair date of after the 4th of July. This is about the 4th or 5th change of repair date with no guarantee that it wouldn’t change again. Then it was noted in e-mail that there were several other customers ahead of me for repairs as well. I informed them that I might get an attorney involved at this time and at that moment the service director said that he will not talk to me anymore… Do I have a case for reimbursement of car payments etc,????

  • Daniel A

    My 2017 Elantra GT suddenly stopped and it was towed to a dealer and the technician said one of my connecting rods seized and there were metal fragments in the oil pan. I have read that this is a major issue with this particular engine. When I bought the car and financed it through Credit Acceptance I was forced to buy a WYNNS protection plan and they are denying the repairs

  • Adam W

    My wife has a 2017 hyundai elantra and experience so serious shaking multiple times. One of the times was coming off the off ramp of the freeway. We took it into hyundai and they said they could not find the problem. Now the car will not start or when it does itsounds as if the entire engine is blown. Since we are now over the 60000 mile mark hyundai wont even deal with us even though we believe the problem to have stemmed from the original violent shaking that was never fixed when we originally brough it in

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