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2013 Hyundai Elantra
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: We're not used to seeing any major problems with Hyundai, which makes the early signs of trouble with the 2013 Elantra very surprising, in a bad way.
Early trends show problems with the steering wandering / pulling to one side. Elantra owners have tried sensor adjustments, wheel alignments, even replacing axles, most with no luck. Hyundai has made vehicle buybacks through arbitration, but that rarely works out well financially for owners in the end.
Also there is a pattern of complaints about the 2013 Elantra brakes grinding at very low mileage. It seems there was a bad batch of OEM pads & rotors, but so far Hyundai is not doing a recall. Instead Hyundai issued a TSB & dealers have been replacing pads & rotors on a per-complaint basis.
The final straw is that for several years in a row, Elantra owners report significantly lower gas mileage than the EPA estimates.
Worst 2013 Elantra Problems by Category
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- brakes problems51NHTSA complaints: 54
- wheels / hubs problems49NHTSA complaints: 87
- engine problems34NHTSA complaints: 38
- fuel system problems33NHTSA complaints: 10
- suspension problems27NHTSA complaints: 52
- electrical problems25NHTSA complaints: 28
- interior accessories problems21NHTSA complaints: 3
- steering problems16NHTSA complaints: 61
- body / paint problems12NHTSA complaints: 19
- AC / heater problems7
- windows / windshield problems7NHTSA complaints: 4
- transmission problems6
- seat belts / air bags problems5NHTSA complaints: 23
- lights problems3NHTSA complaints: 20
- exterior accessories problems2NHTSA complaints: 21
- exhaust system problems2NHTSA complaints: 1
- drivetrain problems1NHTSA complaints: 8
- miscellaneous problems1NHTSA complaints: 13
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