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: Be aware that there's a significant trend of owners complaining that the Elantra's fuel economy is significantly less than the EPA estimates.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,600 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2012 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 142016


  • 62,000 miles


When outside temp. Drops below 20 degrees F the washers will not work. I have uesd fluid from dealer and auto zone and other venders including -35 degree fluid to no avail. Above 20 the washers work

- Mishawaka, IN, USA

problem #4

Nov 032015


  • 63,000 miles
Windshield washer fluid pump needs to be replaced. Per mechanic, this part is not available "after market" and is only available from Hyundai. For this reason, the mechanic believes that this is a common problem which is why the part is only available from Hyundai.

- Weston, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 012014


  • 25,000 miles
Windshield washer stopped working. Reported to dealership, they said they don't have time to fix it.

- Grand Saline, TX, USA

problem #2

May 192015


  • 53,000 miles
The sun visor on the passenger side is broken and will not stay up blocking visibility.

- Murrieta, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 022015

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
Inability of Hyundai manufactured wipers to clear rain, and added streaks. Driving in rainstorm became very dangerous. Am filing complaint now, however, have had wipers replaced on 2 occasions in order to address this issue.

- Dallas, TX, USA

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