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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,333 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.

2016 Hyundai Elantra electrical problems

electrical problem

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2016 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 302016


  • 20,000 miles


While driving the clock will start to flash then the headlights will flash as the radio/clock flashes. If head lights are off the light by gauges will start flashing making a clicking noise, the battery light will sometimes come on and flash also. If I turn the air on the flashing will stop. This has happened about 6 times in the last two weeks.

- Hankamer, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 062016


  • 21,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Hyundai Elantra. While driving 55 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The driver coasted to the side of the road, restarted the vehicle, and resumed driving. On another occasion, while driving 55 mph, there was a knocking noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the air conditioner compressor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 21,000.

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 052016


  • 11,000 miles
Vehicle spontaneously ignited 4/5/2016 @ ~3:45pm (see pictures attached) while parked in a fenced, guarded, private corporation employee parking lot, destroying itself & both vehicles parked on either side of it. 5 months old, 11,000 miles on odometer, only prior services were oil changes at 3K & 10K @ walmart & jiffy-lube.

- Arlington, TX, USA

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