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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,000 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.

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2010 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #1

May 062016


  • 59,000 miles


Airbag light turned on while driving on rough road on hwy appx. 59K miles. Had passenger in car appx 200 lbs. Took to dealer at 60,500 miles. Is either a faulty seat bracket $2500+ to replace the passenger seat or damaged SRS module $1000+, or possibly both. Dealer recommends bring car in for additional diagnostic to remove seat an center console $300+ in labor just for that. My warranty conveniently expired at 60K. Dealer could not guarantee a 500 mile extension to my warranty so I will not be proceeding with repairs. This is an unacceptable practice from Hyundai, I did nothing wrong to my car, this is a factory defect.

- Yonkers, NY, USA

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