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2012 Hyundai Elantra
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: Be aware that there's a significant trend of owners complaining that the Elantra's fuel economy is significantly less than the EPA estimates.
Worst 2012 Elantra Problems by Category
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- fuel system problems12NHTSA complaints: 4
- engine problems11NHTSA complaints: 27
- steering problems4NHTSA complaints: 17
- body / paint problems3NHTSA complaints: 3
- brakes problems3NHTSA complaints: 9
- transmission problems3
- wheels / hubs problems3NHTSA complaints: 18
- interior accessories problems2
- electrical problems1NHTSA complaints: 29
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 20
- drivetrain problemsNHTSA: 15
- seat belts / air bags problemsNHTSA: 7
- suspension problemsNHTSA: 6
- windows / windshield problemsNHTSA: 2
- exterior accessories problemsNHTSA: 2
- lights problemsNHTSA: 2
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