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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,200 miles

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2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring engine problems

engine problem

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2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 262014

Elantra Touring 4-cyl

  • 12,200 miles


While on a trip engine light came on and transmission started to slip. Dealer told me it was cheap gas, which I just filled up with mobil gas. Also I just changed oil and told it was caused by a pint overfill. They must have put on computer and adjusted specs and turned engine light off. I lost 5 miles to gallon, also doesn't shift just right. I read some complaints on internet about transmission trouble on my touring model. They stopped making the model in 2012? the dealer was in cocoa beach fl. Car bought at dealer new in npw fl. I plan a 3000 mi return trip soon, afraid to take car incase I get stuck on hwy.

- Hudson, FL, USA

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