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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 problems47
- wheels / hubs problems31
- fuel system problems29
- engine problems24
- suspension problems22
- interior accessories problems16
- steering problems12
- electrical problems10
- windows / windshield problems9
- body / paint problems6
- transmission problems6
- AC / heater problems4
- seat belts / air bags problems4
- exterior accessories problems3
- lights problems3
- drivetrain problems2
- exhaust system problems2
- miscellaneous problems1
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