Notes: There's an emerging trend of transmission problem with the 2010 Elantra at fairly early mileage.

So far owners report having the transmission replaced under warranty but that won't hold up for much longer. It may be a bit premature but for now we're putting the "CLUNKER" rating on the 2010 Elantra just to be safe.

Speaking of being safe, you might not be unless Hyundai can figure out why their airbags aren't deploying.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,650 miles

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2010 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #2

May 072014

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 43,000 miles


The rear passenger automatic door lock has stopped working. It has to manually unlocked and lockedfrom inside the car! I wonder what this will cost"?"

- New Bedford, MA, USA

problem #1

Apr 302010


  • 300 miles
Am the owner of a 2010 Elantra which was purchased new in the spring and have experienced my trunk open suddenly many times over the past 10 months - either while driving and/or in the garage. Once where it was parked for 4 days and resulted in the battery discharging fully because the trunk light was left on. The dealer claims that I must somehow be pressing the fob button to open the trunk, which has never been the case. The actual fob button requires a lot of pressure to open the trunk.

- Guerneville, CA, USA

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