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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 along with premature tire wear. 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, & there's a small trend of engine problems.
Worst 2013 Elantra Problems by Category
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- wheels / hubs problems58NHTSA complaints: 102
- brakes problems56NHTSA complaints: 71
- engine problems43NHTSA complaints: 59
- fuel system problems39NHTSA complaints: 13
- suspension problems29NHTSA complaints: 71
- electrical problems28NHTSA complaints: 44
- interior accessories problems23NHTSA complaints: 3
- steering problems18NHTSA complaints: 72
- body / paint problems15NHTSA complaints: 22
- AC / heater problems8
- windows / windshield problems8NHTSA complaints: 4
- transmission problems7
- seat belts / air bags problems6NHTSA complaints: 30
- lights problems4NHTSA complaints: 21
- exhaust system problems3NHTSA complaints: 1
- exterior accessories problems2NHTSA complaints: 25
- miscellaneous problems2NHTSA complaints: 17
- drivetrain problems1NHTSA complaints: 19
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