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HYUNDAI ELANTRA - 2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA Problems & Complaints

 
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by Hyundai Motor America

There are 429 complaints filed for the 2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2013 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 2013 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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ENGINE

1/23/2017 - WAUCOMA, IA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA. WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH, THE CONTACT OBSERVED AN ABNORMAL SOUND FROM THE ENGINE AND THE CHECK ENGINE INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE DEALER DIAGNOSED THAT THE ENGINE ASSEMBLY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 84,000.

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POWER TRAIN

1/21/2017 - COLUMBIA, SC
THE ENGINE OF MY 2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GLS FAILED TO START THE MORNING OF 1/3/17 WHILE PARKED IN THE DRIVEWAY. I TURNED THE KEY IN THE IGNITION NUMEROUS TIMES WITHOUT SUCCESS. THE DASH LIGHTS WOULD ILLUMINATE, BUT THE CAR WOULDN'T START OR EVEN TRY TO TURN OVER. AFTER APPX. 15 ATTEMPTS, IT FINALLY STARTED. I BOUGHT A NEW BATTERY HOPING THAT WOULD FIX PROBLEM. HOWEVER, THE PROBLEM REPEATED ON 1/18/17, AGAIN WHILE PARKED IN DRIVEWAY. AFTER ROUGHLY 50 ATTEMPTS TO START THE CAR AND TRYING TO WIGGLE THE GEAR SHIFT, IT FINALLY STARTED. I THEN DROVE TO THE DEALERSHIP AND LEFT THE CAR WITH THEM OVERNIGHT. THE FOLLOWING DAY I WAS ADVISED BY THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT THAT SINCE THEY COULD NOT GET THE CAR TO DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM OR TRIGGER ANY DIAGNOSTIC CODES, THEY COULD NOT REPAIR IT OR REPLACE ANY PARTS. FORTUNATELY, TO DATE I HAVE BEEN IN SAFE PLACES DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS WHEN MY CAR FAILED TO START. HOWEVER, I MAY NOT ALWAYS BE SO FORTUNATE AND COULD POSSIBLY BE STRANDED IN A VERY VULNERABLE LOCATION IN THE FUTURE. OUT OF THE 430 COMPLAINTS LISTED AGAINST THE 2013 ELANTRA ON THE NHTSA WEBSITE, ROUGHLY 7% OF THE OWNERS REPORTED EXPERIENCING THIS IDENTICAL PROBLEM. A FURTHER SEARCH OF THE INTERNET REVEALS MANY, MANY MORE SUCH COMPLAINTS. ONE MIGHT BELIEVE THAT COULD INDICATE THE EXISTENCE OF A WIDESPREAD PROBLEM; YET, IT DOES NOT APPEAR THAT THE MANUFACTURER HAS ISSUED ANY RECALLS OR SERVICE BULLETINS SPECIFIC TO MY VEHICLE MODEL TO ADDRESS/FIX THIS ENGINE FAILURE.

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UNKNOWN OR OTHER

1/21/2017 - COLUMBIA, SC
THE ENGINE OF MY 2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GLS FAILED TO START THE MORNING OF 1/3/17 WHILE PARKED IN THE DRIVEWAY. I TURNED THE KEY IN THE IGNITION NUMEROUS TIMES WITHOUT SUCCESS. THE DASH LIGHTS WOULD ILLUMINATE, BUT THE CAR WOULDN'T START OR EVEN TRY TO TURN OVER. AFTER APPX. 15 ATTEMPTS, IT FINALLY STARTED. I BOUGHT A NEW BATTERY HOPING THAT WOULD FIX PROBLEM. HOWEVER, THE PROBLEM REPEATED ON 1/18/17, AGAIN WHILE PARKED IN DRIVEWAY. AFTER ROUGHLY 50 ATTEMPTS TO START THE CAR AND TRYING TO WIGGLE THE GEAR SHIFT, IT FINALLY STARTED. I THEN DROVE TO THE DEALERSHIP AND LEFT THE CAR WITH THEM OVERNIGHT. THE FOLLOWING DAY I WAS ADVISED BY THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT THAT SINCE THEY COULD NOT GET THE CAR TO DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM OR TRIGGER ANY DIAGNOSTIC CODES, THEY COULD NOT REPAIR IT OR REPLACE ANY PARTS. FORTUNATELY, TO DATE I HAVE BEEN IN SAFE PLACES DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS WHEN MY CAR FAILED TO START. HOWEVER, I MAY NOT ALWAYS BE SO FORTUNATE AND COULD POSSIBLY BE STRANDED IN A VERY VULNERABLE LOCATION IN THE FUTURE. OUT OF THE 430 COMPLAINTS LISTED AGAINST THE 2013 ELANTRA ON THE NHTSA WEBSITE, ROUGHLY 7% OF THE OWNERS REPORTED EXPERIENCING THIS IDENTICAL PROBLEM. A FURTHER SEARCH OF THE INTERNET REVEALS MANY, MANY MORE SUCH COMPLAINTS. ONE MIGHT BELIEVE THAT COULD INDICATE THE EXISTENCE OF A WIDESPREAD PROBLEM; YET, IT DOES NOT APPEAR THAT THE MANUFACTURER HAS ISSUED ANY RECALLS OR SERVICE BULLETINS SPECIFIC TO MY VEHICLE MODEL TO ADDRESS/FIX THIS ENGINE FAILURE.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

1/21/2017 - COLUMBIA, SC
THE ENGINE OF MY 2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GLS FAILED TO START THE MORNING OF 1/3/17 WHILE PARKED IN THE DRIVEWAY. I TURNED THE KEY IN THE IGNITION NUMEROUS TIMES WITHOUT SUCCESS. THE DASH LIGHTS WOULD ILLUMINATE, BUT THE CAR WOULDN'T START OR EVEN TRY TO TURN OVER. AFTER APPX. 15 ATTEMPTS, IT FINALLY STARTED. I BOUGHT A NEW BATTERY HOPING THAT WOULD FIX PROBLEM. HOWEVER, THE PROBLEM REPEATED ON 1/18/17, AGAIN WHILE PARKED IN DRIVEWAY. AFTER ROUGHLY 50 ATTEMPTS TO START THE CAR AND TRYING TO WIGGLE THE GEAR SHIFT, IT FINALLY STARTED. I THEN DROVE TO THE DEALERSHIP AND LEFT THE CAR WITH THEM OVERNIGHT. THE FOLLOWING DAY I WAS ADVISED BY THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT THAT SINCE THEY COULD NOT GET THE CAR TO DUPLICATE THE PROBLEM OR TRIGGER ANY DIAGNOSTIC CODES, THEY COULD NOT REPAIR IT OR REPLACE ANY PARTS. FORTUNATELY, TO DATE I HAVE BEEN IN SAFE PLACES DURING DAYLIGHT HOURS WHEN MY CAR FAILED TO START. HOWEVER, I MAY NOT ALWAYS BE SO FORTUNATE AND COULD POSSIBLY BE STRANDED IN A VERY VULNERABLE LOCATION IN THE FUTURE. OUT OF THE 430 COMPLAINTS LISTED AGAINST THE 2013 ELANTRA ON THE NHTSA WEBSITE, ROUGHLY 7% OF THE OWNERS REPORTED EXPERIENCING THIS IDENTICAL PROBLEM. A FURTHER SEARCH OF THE INTERNET REVEALS MANY, MANY MORE SUCH COMPLAINTS. ONE MIGHT BELIEVE THAT COULD INDICATE THE EXISTENCE OF A WIDESPREAD PROBLEM; YET, IT DOES NOT APPEAR THAT THE MANUFACTURER HAS ISSUED ANY RECALLS OR SERVICE BULLETINS SPECIFIC TO MY VEHICLE MODEL TO ADDRESS/FIX THIS ENGINE FAILURE.

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ENGINE

1/19/2017 - GREER, SC
AFTER 50K MILES THE CAR STARTED TO IDLE ROUGH. CHANGED SPARK PLUGS, AIR FILTER, ETC. STILL RAN ROUGH. CAR NOW STALLS OUT WHEN STOPPED IN TRAFFIC, AND LATELY WILL NOT ACCELERATE UP TO SPEED FROM A STOPPED POSITION TOO WELL. STARTED TO HEAR A 'CLICKING' NOISE THAT IS SYNCED WHEN I PRESS THE GAS. THE VEHICLE IS NOW STALLING WHEN I PUT IT IN REVERSE AS WELL.

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EXTERIOR LIGHTING

1/16/2017 - DEER PARK, TX
PARKING LIGHTS WON'T TURN OFF, CAR WON'T START WITHIN MINUTES/SECONDS LATER, HAD 7 ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE TO JUMP START ME IN TWO MONTHS, PLUS OTHERS FROM SECURITY GUARDS, ETC. MY CAR IS ON RECALL FOR THESE PROBLEMS, JUST MY VIN NUMBER ISN'T, THE HYUNDAI-IT DIES WITHIN SECONDS.IT HAPPENS WHEN I AM WAITING IN MY CAR, NO ENGINE ON, WHEN I RUN THE RADIO ENGINE OFF, ALWAYS AFTER THE ENGINE IS OFF, WITH OR WITHOUT RADIO PLAYING OR EVERYTHING IS SHUT OFF, IT HAPPENS--MY PARKING LIGHTS STAY ON UNLESS I GET OUT OF THE CAR, OPEN THE DOOR, AND LOCK IT IMEDIATELY IF I TAKE A FEW STEPS AND COME BACK TO LOCK IT, IT'S ALREADY DEAD, HAS LEFT ME AT WORK, SCHOOL, IN MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, EVERYWHERE, ANYWHERE, ENGINE CUTS OF AND ON WHEN TAKING OFF OR MAKING A SLOW CURVE, CAR DIES WHILE PARKED DEALERSHIP SAID THEY COULD APPROVE MY ISSUES TO BE FIXED BECAUSE NO RECALL ON MY VIN # BUT I HAVE NO CAR HALF THE TIME ENGINE CUTS OFF AND ON WHILE DRIVING, BRAKES GRIND STRANGE NOISE

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SERVICE BRAKES

1/16/2017 - DEER PARK, TX
PARKING LIGHTS WON'T TURN OFF, CAR WON'T START WITHIN MINUTES/SECONDS LATER, HAD 7 ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE TO JUMP START ME IN TWO MONTHS, PLUS OTHERS FROM SECURITY GUARDS, ETC. MY CAR IS ON RECALL FOR THESE PROBLEMS, JUST MY VIN NUMBER ISN'T, THE HYUNDAI-IT DIES WITHIN SECONDS.IT HAPPENS WHEN I AM WAITING IN MY CAR, NO ENGINE ON, WHEN I RUN THE RADIO ENGINE OFF, ALWAYS AFTER THE ENGINE IS OFF, WITH OR WITHOUT RADIO PLAYING OR EVERYTHING IS SHUT OFF, IT HAPPENS--MY PARKING LIGHTS STAY ON UNLESS I GET OUT OF THE CAR, OPEN THE DOOR, AND LOCK IT IMEDIATELY IF I TAKE A FEW STEPS AND COME BACK TO LOCK IT, IT'S ALREADY DEAD, HAS LEFT ME AT WORK, SCHOOL, IN MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, EVERYWHERE, ANYWHERE, ENGINE CUTS OF AND ON WHEN TAKING OFF OR MAKING A SLOW CURVE, CAR DIES WHILE PARKED DEALERSHIP SAID THEY COULD APPROVE MY ISSUES TO BE FIXED BECAUSE NO RECALL ON MY VIN # BUT I HAVE NO CAR HALF THE TIME ENGINE CUTS OFF AND ON WHILE DRIVING, BRAKES GRIND STRANGE NOISE

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

1/16/2017 - DEER PARK, TX
PARKING LIGHTS WON'T TURN OFF, CAR WON'T START WITHIN MINUTES/SECONDS LATER, HAD 7 ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE TO JUMP START ME IN TWO MONTHS, PLUS OTHERS FROM SECURITY GUARDS, ETC. MY CAR IS ON RECALL FOR THESE PROBLEMS, JUST MY VIN NUMBER ISN'T, THE HYUNDAI-IT DIES WITHIN SECONDS.IT HAPPENS WHEN I AM WAITING IN MY CAR, NO ENGINE ON, WHEN I RUN THE RADIO ENGINE OFF, ALWAYS AFTER THE ENGINE IS OFF, WITH OR WITHOUT RADIO PLAYING OR EVERYTHING IS SHUT OFF, IT HAPPENS--MY PARKING LIGHTS STAY ON UNLESS I GET OUT OF THE CAR, OPEN THE DOOR, AND LOCK IT IMEDIATELY IF I TAKE A FEW STEPS AND COME BACK TO LOCK IT, IT'S ALREADY DEAD, HAS LEFT ME AT WORK, SCHOOL, IN MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, EVERYWHERE, ANYWHERE, ENGINE CUTS OF AND ON WHEN TAKING OFF OR MAKING A SLOW CURVE, CAR DIES WHILE PARKED DEALERSHIP SAID THEY COULD APPROVE MY ISSUES TO BE FIXED BECAUSE NO RECALL ON MY VIN # BUT I HAVE NO CAR HALF THE TIME ENGINE CUTS OFF AND ON WHILE DRIVING, BRAKES GRIND STRANGE NOISE

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STEERING

1/14/2017 - MACHESNEY PARK, IL
REAR SUSPENSION IS UNSETTLING. FIRST OFF, THE CAR DESTROYS TIRES IN A RELATIVELY SHORT TIME. SECOND, OVER BUMPY TERRAIN THE CAR'S REAR SHAKES BACK AND FORTH LIKE IT'S TRYING TO STEER ITSELF. THIRD, WHEN IT'S ICY OR SLIPPERY AND THE ROAD SURFACE ISN'T SMOOTH THE REAR OF THE CAR TRIES TO SWING OUT WHEN ONE SIDE HAS GRIP AND THE OTHER DOESN'T.

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SUSPENSION

1/14/2017 - MACHESNEY PARK, IL
REAR SUSPENSION IS UNSETTLING. FIRST OFF, THE CAR DESTROYS TIRES IN A RELATIVELY SHORT TIME. SECOND, OVER BUMPY TERRAIN THE CAR'S REAR SHAKES BACK AND FORTH LIKE IT'S TRYING TO STEER ITSELF. THIRD, WHEN IT'S ICY OR SLIPPERY AND THE ROAD SURFACE ISN'T SMOOTH THE REAR OF THE CAR TRIES TO SWING OUT WHEN ONE SIDE HAS GRIP AND THE OTHER DOESN'T.

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