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: So far the 2011 Elantra doesn't have the same volume of transmission problems that 2010 owners are fighting with. It also doesn't have the same pattern of steering and braking complaints that are piling up with the 2013 model year.

We're not saying the 2011 is perfect -- I mean, what were they thinking advertising their MPGs -- but there are worse choices.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

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2011 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 012016


  • 57,000 miles


The passenger side sun visor does not return to its proper flush position when not in use, so it would come into contact with the top of the passengers heads in the event of an accident, creating a serious safety risk.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 172015


  • 63,000 miles
The driver's visor hinge fails (pulls loose) during normal operation and then blocks the driver's field of vision by moving to the midway position between being fully opened and fully closed. Had to remove visor to safely operate the vehicle.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 262013

Elantra 4-cyl

  • miles
On more than one occasion I have had issues with pedestrians being in my blind spot while driving. Today (7/26/13), I nearly hit a woman in a parking lot who was perfectly positioned in the same blind spot. The blind spot is the support beam the is located between the drivers window and the front windshield. I am extremely concerned that I may one day end up hitting and injuring someone as a nearly did today. The rear or the car also has a terrible blind spot as the car is raised in the rear making it hard to see anyone walking behind the car. Please do something to correct this before people get hurt.

- Cleveland Heights, OH, USA

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