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HYUNDAI ELANTRA - 2012 HYUNDAI ELANTRA Problems & Complaints

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers
by Hyundai Motor America

There are 228 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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Air Bags (22) Engine And Engine Cooling (2) Power Train (28) Structure (5) Vehicle Speed Control (8)
Electrical System (72) Exterior Lighting (4) Service Brakes (13) Suspension (22) Visibility (5)
Electronic Stability Control (21) Fuel Propulsion System (5) Service Brakes Hydraulic (1) Tires (14) Visibility Wiper (4)
Engine (40) Fuel System Gasoline (3) Steering (23) Unknown Or Other (26) Wheels (7)

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AIR BAGS

9/24/2016 - EVERGREEN, CO
AT APPROX. 70,000 MILES: SRS AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATES INTERMITTENTLY, THEN PROGRESSIVELY STEADY ILLUMINATION WHILE DRIVING. AIRBAG LIGHT COMES ON AFTER TIGHT RIGHT-HAND TURNS, AT ANY SPEED, THEN MAY TURN OFF AGAIN WHEN COMPLETING A LEFT-HAND TURN. OVER TIME, LIGHT STAYS ON FOR MOST OF DRIVING TIME. BROUGHT INTO DEALERSHIP; DIAGNOSTICS PERFORMED. THROWING DTC CODE B148100 DRIVER AIRBAG RESISTANCE TOO HIGH 2ND STAGE. TECHNICIAN SAID CAR NEEDS REPLACEMENT OF BOTH CLOCK SPRING AND DRIVER AIRBAG. NO COVERAGE ON WARRANTY (2ND OWNER PLUS FACTORY WARRANTY EXPIRES AT 60K MILES). AIRBAGS WILL NOT DEPLOY IN THE EVENT OF COLLISION

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

9/13/2016 - LITHIA, FL
2012 HYUNDAI ELANTRA. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO START THE VEHICLE, IT FAILED TO START WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE HAD TO BE PLACED IN NEUTRAL IN ORDER TO START IT. ACCORDING WITH NUMEROUS REVIEWS THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH THE INHIBITOR SWITCH (RANGE SWITCH).

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AIR BAGS

9/7/2016 - ARLINGTON, TX
AIR BAG LIGHT COMING ON IN 2012 HYUNDAI ELANTRA, TOOK TO THE DEALERSHIP TO HAVE A DIAGNOSTIC DONE WAS TOLD IT WAS THE CLOCK SPRING (IN THE STEERING COLUMN) WAS NO LONGER FUNCTIONING. WAS TOLD IF INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT THE AIR BAGS WILL NOT DEPLOY. THIS WAS NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY PERIOD.

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POWER TRAIN

8/31/2016 - SAN MARCOS, TX
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 HYUNDAI ELANTRA. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO START THE VEHICLE, IT FAILED TO START WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE HAD TO BE PLACED IN NEUTRAL TO START THE VEHICLE. THE GEAR SHIFTER WOULD NOT HELP THE VEHICLE START AND HAD TO BE PUSHED IN ORDER TO START. THE CONTACT MENTIONED THAT THE FAILURE OCCURRED INTERMITTENTLY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS REPAIRED; HOWEVER, THE DETAILS OF THE REPAIR COULD NOT BE PROVIDED. THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 75,000.

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SUSPENSION

8/28/2016 - JACKSON, WI
BIG PROBLEM WITH THE FRONT COIL SPRING. MINE BROKE AND PUNCTURED THE NEW TIRE I HAD INSTALLED THIS YEAR. THE SPRING BROKE IN HALF. I WAS GOING OVER A SPEED BUMP LEAVING A BASEBALL STADIUM WHEN ALL THIS OCCURRED.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

8/27/2016 - WEST HAVEN, CT
VEHICLE WONT START AT TIMES. THIS HAPPENED WHEN I FIRST BOUGHT THE VEHICLE AND HYUNDAI CHANGED THE INHIBITOR SWITCH. RECENTLY STARTED HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM OF IT NOT STARTING. DEALER SHOWED ME WHERE THE RESET IS SO I WAS ABLE TO START IT AND BRING IT TO THE DEALER. AGAIN THEY CHANGED THE INHIBITOR SWITCH. I WAS TOLD THEY CHANGED THE DESIGN OF THE SWITCH AND HOPEFULLY I WON'T HAVE THIS PROBLEM AGAIN. HYUNDAI PAID FOR THE PART BUT I HAD TO PAY FOR LABOR. I'M SURE I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT HAD THIS PROBLEM.

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POWER TRAIN

8/25/2016 - CLAYTON, NC
VEHICLE STATIONARY. SHIFTER IN "PARK". ATTEMPTED TO START VEHICLE. TURNED KEY IN IGNITION - CAR DID NOT START. RADIO, LIGHTS, AIR AND ALL OTHER PERIPHERALS STARTED AND FUNCTIONED APPROPRIATELY. TRIED TO "JUMP" VEHICLE USING TWO DIFFERENT JUMPER-CABLE SETS. HAD BATTERY TESTED - OEM BATTERY, 4 YEARS OLD, RATED AT 550 AND FUNCTIONING AT 542 - GOOD BATTERY, NO NEED FOR REPLACEMENT. POPPED OUT THE SHIFT LOCK INSERT. INSERTED FLAT HEAD SCREWDRIVER TO DEPRESS THE BUTTON. PUT CAR IN NEUTRAL. PUT KEY IN IGNITION, TURNED TO START - CAR STARTED AS IF NOTHING WAS WRONG. DROVE FOR ABOUT 30 MINTUTES. STOPPED AT A STORE. ATTEMPTED TO START VEHICLE AS NORMAL - VEHICLE STARTED FINE. PARKED VEHICLE IN DRIVEWAY OVERNIGHT. ATTEMPTED TO START VEHICLE TO GO TO WORK - VEHICLE WOULD NOT START. REPEATED THE SAME PROCESS FROM THE PREVIOUS TIME IT WOULDN'T START AND WAS SUCESSFUL. HAVE A VIDEO SHOWING THE SHIFTER GOING THROUGH ALL GEARS - WHEN PUT INTO "PARK" THE LIGHTS ON THE SHIFTER COMPLETELY GO OUT AND THEN EVENTUALLY FLICKER BACK ON. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE THE VIDEO, AS A PICTURE WOULD NOT SHOW THE ISSUE.

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POWER TRAIN

8/23/2016 - DOUGLASVILLE, GA
CAR WONT START WHEN YOU TRY TO TURN IT OVER. ALL LIGHTS WORK EVEN AIR WILL BLOW BUT WONT START

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AIR BAGS

8/21/2016 - PASADENA, MD
MY AIRBAG LIGHT IS STUCK ON. WILL BE TAKING TO A DEALER HOWEVER HAVE FOUND MANY OTHER COMPLAINTS OF THIS PROBLEM ONLINE. THE LIGHT WILL COME ON AS USUAL WHEN STARTING, GO OFF AFTER 6 SECONDS THEN STAY ILLUMINATED WHILE DRIVING OR GO OFF AND ON.

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AIR BAGS

8/9/2016 - DENVER, CO
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 HYUNDAI ELANTRA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT REMAINED ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER MONTHS AND A WEIGHT SENSOR ON THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE WAS REPLACED. THE REMEDY DID NOT CORRECT THE FAILURE AND THE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED AGAIN. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO ANOTHER DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE CLOCK SPRING FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT WAS TO CHECK WITH THE MANUFACTURER TO DETERMINE A REPAIR SOLUTION FROM THE DEALER. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 50,000.

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