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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,000 miles

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2011 Hyundai Elantra exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2011 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 282014


  • 51,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the brakes had been leaking fluid out of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was repaired and the fluid was replaced. The failure recurred and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer. The brake line was diagnosed as the cause of the failure and replaced. The failure recurred and the brake pedal traveled to the floorboard. The vehicle would not start and was taken to the dealer again where the brake control unit was replaced. After driving approximately 35 mph, flames appeared from the exhaust. The contact stated the vehicle was pulled to side of the road and restarted and smoke began to flow from the exhaust and engine. The brake warning indicator illuminated during the first two failures and, during the last two failures, all the warning indicators illuminated. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 51,000.

- Griffin, GA, USA

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