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HYUNDAI ELANTRA - 2012 HYUNDAI ELANTRA Problems & Complaints

 
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by Hyundai Motor America

There are 199 complaints filed for the 2012 HYUNDAI ELANTRA

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2012 HYUNDAI ELANTRA. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2012 HYUNDAI ELANTRA, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

4/22/2016 - ROCHESTER, NY
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 HYUNDAI ELANTRA. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 15V871000 (ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL); HOWEVER, THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIR WERE NOT AVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. VIN TOOL CONFIRMS PARTS NOT AVAILABLE.

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AIR BAGS

4/22/2016 - STUARTS DRAFT, VA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 HYUNDAI ELANTRA. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 10 MPH, ANOTHER VEHICLE CRASHED INTO THE REAR OF THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE. AS A RESULT, THE CONTACT'S VEHICLE CRASHED INTO ANOTHER VEHICLE. THE AIR BAGS DID NOT DEPLOY. A POLICE REPORT WAS FILED AND THERE WERE NO INJURIES. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN UNKNOWN LOCATION. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 33,000. THE VIN WAS NOT PROVIDED.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

4/18/2016 - GROVE CITY, OH
OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS MY ELANTRA HAS STALLED IMMEDIATELY UPON STARTING. IT DOESNT MATTER IF THE ENGINE IS HOT OR COLD. JUST FILLED UP WITH GAS OR ANYWHERE IN BETWEEN. THE PROBLEM IS VERY INTERMITTENT. USUALLY IT WOULD THEN START ON THE 2ND OR 3RD TRY BUT HAS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS LEFT ME STRANDED REQUIRING A TOW. THE DEALERSHIP ACKNOWLEDGED THIS WAS A KNOWN PROBLEM BUT UNLESS THEY CAN REPLICATE THE PROBLEM, THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO. IVE HAD THE THROTTLE BODY CLEANED AND ALL NEW SPARK PLUGS, BUT ITS STILL ACTING UP. I DONT WANT TO KEEP THROWING MONEY AT IT GUESSING WHAT COULD BE WRONG. THIS BEGAN AROUND 10,000 MILES AND IT NOW IS APPROACHING 80,000. ID LIKE FOR HYUNDAI TO ACKNOWLEDGE THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF SIMILAR COMPLAINTS AND TO INVESTIGATE THE PROBLEM.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

4/11/2016 - LENOIR CITY, TN
RE: NHTSA 15V871000 BASED ON THE HYUNDAI SAFETY RECALL, I WENT TO TWO DEALERSHIPS AND STILL HAVE A GLOWING ESC DASH LIGHT AND AN UNRESOLVED SAFETY PROBLEM. EACH DID A FREE "CALIBRATION" OF A "STEERING" SENSOR AND TOLD ME A "YAW" SENSOR WOULD HAVE TO BE REPLACED AT MY EXPENSE FOR OVER $1200. THE NHTSA REMEDY SAID "DEALERS WILL VERIFY THE PROPER OPERATION OF THE ESC SENSORS .... FREE OF CHARGE". PLEASE NOTE "SENSORS" IS PLURAL. SURELY IT WAS NOT THE NHTSA'S INTENTION TO HAVE HYUNDAI OPERATE A "BAIT AND SWITCH" BY DOING A FREE "CALIBRATION" ON ONE SENSOR AND CHARGING OVER $1200 TO REPLACE THE OTHER. MY FAMILY AND I ARE NOW DRIVING A CAR WITH A SAFETY ISSUE THAT IS KNOWN TO THE NHTSA AND HYUNDAI BUT IS APPARENTLY NOT COVERED BY A SAFETY RECALL - BASED ON HYUNDAI'S INTERPRETATION OF THE EXISTING RECALL! YOUR HELP IS NEEDED - THANK YOU.

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ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

4/7/2016 - RALEIGH, NC
THE ESC SYSTEM DID NOT HELP PREVENT AND MAY HAVE EVEN CAUSED MY CAR ACCIDENT. THERE HAS ALSO BEEN A RECALL ON MY YAW-RATE SENSOR, WHICH IS THE KEY COMPONENT TO THE ESC SYSTEM.

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AIR BAGS

4/7/2016 - HOUSTON, TX
TAKATA RECALL. THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 HYUNDAI ELANTRA. WHEN MAKING A TURN AND DRIVING OVER A CURB, THE DRIVER SIDE AIR BAG INADVERTENTLY DEPLOYED VIOLENTLY. IN ADDITION, THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG INADVERTENTLY DEPLOYED AND FRACTURED THE FRONT WINDSHIELD. THE CONTACT SUSTAINED MINOR WHIPLASH, NECK PAINS, HEADACHES, AND BRUISING TO THE RIGHT ARM THAT DID NOT REQUIRE MEDICAL TREATMENT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED; HOWEVER, THE FRONT WINDSHIELD WAS REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 91,000. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

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STEERING

4/4/2016 - HOUSTON, TX
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 HYUNDAI ELANTRA. WHILE DRIVING 25 MPH, THE VEHICLE BECAME DIFFICULT TO STEER. THE VEHICLE WOULD SWAY TO THE LEFT AND THE RIGHT INSTEAD OF DRIVING STEADY. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME DIFFICULT TO TURN AND THE BRAKES FELT SPONGY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 45,000.

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SERVICE BRAKES

4/4/2016 - HOUSTON, TX
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 HYUNDAI ELANTRA. WHILE DRIVING 25 MPH, THE VEHICLE BECAME DIFFICULT TO STEER. THE VEHICLE WOULD SWAY TO THE LEFT AND THE RIGHT INSTEAD OF DRIVING STEADY. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE STEERING WHEEL BECAME DIFFICULT TO TURN AND THE BRAKES FELT SPONGY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 45,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

4/4/2016 - NEW HARTFORD, NY
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 HYUNDAI ELANTRA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT START AND STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED MORE THAN ONCE DUE TO THE FAILURE. THE CONTACT NOTIFIED MORE THAN ONE DEALER, BUT THEY COULD NOT REPLICATE AND DIAGNOSE THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS STILL AT THE DEALER FOR FURTHER INSPECTION. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 45,000.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

4/1/2016 - EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, NJ
CRANKS BUT DOES NOT START. BATTERY IS FINE, CAR ONLY HAS 28000 MILES ON IT.

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