2022 Hyundai Elantra Problems and Top Complaints – Is Your Car A Lemon?

Electrical & engine issues are among the top complaints from vehicle owners

By Brian Jones | Updated on

By Brian Jones | Updated on

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The 2022 Hyundai Elantra makes up a segment that has been losing popularity over the years. Still, the automaker claims “the sedan is back with an edge.” If this sedan was going to win back the hearts of drivers, it would need to first have a working electrical system and potent engine, none of which seem to be the case.

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Problems with the Electrical System

The electrical system is causing multiple problems with the 2022 Hyundai Elantra. From the advanced driver aids to the sound system, there are several issues going on.

One NHTSA complaint says, “When attempting to engage lane keep assist and lane follow assist, it did not engage for 14 miles of my trip. I turned off lane follow assist and lane keep assist and after a few mins I turned those two back on but still did not engage. Vehicle had 147 miles at the time and had 235 miles left in gas tank. Stereo speakers cut out at high volume due to speakers getting hot.”

As of now, Hyundai doesn’t seem to be making anything right with customers. There are no communications between the manufacturer and technicians, leaving everyone in the dark. So, while the sedan might be “back,” it’s not overtaking any of the other models on the road.

Problems with the Engine

How an engine runs says a lot about the performance of a vehicle. As with the electrical system, there seem to be a lot of issues.

Another NHTSA complaint states, “My check engine light came on before the car reached 700 miles on it. The car acts like it does not want to accelerate, but the RPMS go up- I have cruised at 60mph (and at 35) and tried to move over to a different lane to avoid upcoming vehicles and the car won’t accelerate. Merging onto the freeway, again I’m gaining speed, and then the car quits accelerating. I have had the accelerator all the way down to the floor and still no power. Periodically the check engine light will shut off. I have had the check engine looked at with the reader and the code that comes on is P2261 Turbo/super charge.”

In this case, Hyundai has been discussing engine problems. Service Bulletin #21-01-048H says that there can be a coolant leak because of improper sealing of the Water Temperature Sensor (WTS) machining burrs and the mounting location on the cylinder head. However, this was also a problem with 2021 Elantra vehicles and the automaker chose not to resolve it before sending out the latest lineup. Instead, the company looked the other way while defective cars rolled off of the assembly line. Maybe the automaker believes it gives them “an edge” somehow to fool consumers yet again.

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Brian Jones

About the Author:

Brian Jones spent more than 20 years working as an ASE Certified Master Tech and Parts Specialist at multiple dealerships. Brian has become an authority in the industry, traveling across the country to consult for car dealerships and contributing his expertise as a writer for several major automotive publications. In his spare time, Brian enjoys working on pickup trucks, muscle cars, Jeeps and anything related to motorsports.

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