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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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- electrical problems22NHTSA complaints: 77
- engine problems19NHTSA complaints: 56
- fuel system problems16NHTSA complaints: 9
- suspension problems10NHTSA complaints: 23
- interior accessories problems8
- steering problems7NHTSA complaints: 25
- brakes problems6NHTSA complaints: 44
- body / paint problems5NHTSA complaints: 5
- transmission problems4
- wheels / hubs problems4NHTSA complaints: 23
- exterior accessories problems1NHTSA complaints: 8
- clutch problems1
- cooling system problems1
- exhaust system problems1
- lights problems1NHTSA complaints: 5
- seat belts / air bags problems1NHTSA complaints: 27
- drivetrain problemsNHTSA: 30
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 29
- windows / windshield problemsNHTSA: 2
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