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5.5

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,581 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 032013

Elantra Touring

  • 5,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Elantra touring. While driving various speeds, the vehicle would jerk violently whenever the brakes were engaged. The contact stated that the brakes made an abnormal noise when the brake pedal was depressed. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 5,000.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #2

Mar 202013

Elantra Touring 4-cyl

  • 31,743 miles
While driving on a two lane road around 45 mph the front driver's side wheel suddenly and repeatedly locked up causing the tire to skid and the steering to pull to the left. At the same time the car slowed very quickly to 5 mph and almost caused the driver behind me to slam into the back of my car. I was not applying the brake pedal during this incident. This is a very dangerous issue and needs to be investigated immediately. Similar occurrences have happened about once per month in the past year. I have brought the car to Hyundai service and explained the problem but they cannot duplicate the problem and "find nothing wrong". I have noticed that when the problem is happening if I turn off the ESC the problem will go away and I can resume normal driving speed once again.

- Wentzville, MO, USA

problem #1

Sep 102012

Elantra Touring

  • 13,000 miles
During routine oil change at dealer, mechanic said the rear brakes were rusted so bad that they had to be replaced. Given the fact that the car was bought new and only driven 1300 miles in two years it was assumed that the repair was covered under warranty; but no, brakes aren't covered. Car was taken to another shop, they confirmed the rear brake parts were badly rusted and were causing the brakes to drag. It seems that the rear rotors are made of an inferior material that is prone to rusting in snow belt states were lots of salt is used in the winter.

- Richfield, OH, USA

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