Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: There's an emerging trend of transmission problem with the 2010 Elantra at fairly early mileage.

So far owners report having the transmission replaced under warranty but that won't hold up for much longer. It may be a bit premature but for now we're putting the "CLUNKER" rating on the 2010 Elantra just to be safe.

Speaking of being safe, you might not be unless Hyundai can figure out why their airbags aren't deploying.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,126 miles

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2010 Hyundai Elantra wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2010 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 282015


  • 92,700 miles


My wife owns a 2010 Hyundai Elantra and the complaint I've got is about the lug nuts. I had to replace the rear brake pads, brake shoes and rotors. The first problem I ran into on this project was that the lug nuts were so rusted that the lug wrench supplied with the car wouldn't fit over them - the chrome plating on the nuts had deteriorated allowing rust to built up underneath the plating so that the wrench wouldn't fit. (I thought of those individuals who had to change flat tires on the road and wouldn't be able to get the flat tires off.) I called the dealer to see if new lug nuts were covered under warranty but they said no, that they'd give me a 'deal' of $10/nut - around $200 to replace all them on the car! I still have the rusted lug nuts on the car but carry an additional wrench that will fit over them. I did manage to replace all the parts, including rusted and warped rotors mentioned in some of the other complaints I've seen but caution anyone who plans to tackle this job to be prepared for a grueling job.

- Marion, NY, USA

problem #3

Feb 112015

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 30,285 miles
The rims on my 5 year old car look like it was parked in the ocean they are rusting so bad and this car has never lived North of Carolina. I am afraid that this defect is going to cause my wheel to fall off one day. The steering wheel started popping or catching whenever I try to turn the vehicle to the left, but dealership tells me it is not on the recall list, so it will cost $110 just to look at the problem. The driver?S side window is very hard going up or down (makes a load thud when it gets to the top or bottom) and I am afraid it is going to break the glass one of these days. The dashboard is much discolored (that started after only 2 years of owning the car). The interior door handles have the metal wrapping peeling off causing me to cut my hand when I go to open the door. I fear that my car is a "lemon" and I am very disappointed as this is my second Hyundai (bought them both brand new) and this one is a piece of junk ? but the dealership won't help.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #2

Sep 102013

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
At 36,000 miles I needed all new brakes and rotors and the 2 front tires were completely worn to extreme unsafe condition. Spent over $680 to repair it all.

- New Bedford, MA, USA

problem #1

Jan 142013


  • 41,520 miles
Tire blew into shred's causing vehicle to hit curb and me trying to swerve to avoid it couldn't turn the wheel fast enough $10,100 later in damages at my own insurance cost a hurt shoulder that I can't do anything about.

- Pawtucket, RI, USA

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