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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,189 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2010 Hyundai Elantra electrical problems

electrical problem

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2010 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #2

Nov 142010

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 1,000 miles


The contact owns 2010 Hyundai Elantra. While traveling 40 mph, the contact heard a knock from the engine and the vehicle then stalled. The contact shifted into neutral at first and was unable to remove the key from the ignition. After allowing the vehicle to sit idle for several minutes, the contact was able to shift into park and restart the vehicle. The vehicle resumed normal operation. The vehicle was neither inspected nor repaired. The failure and current mileage was 1,000. Updated 01/24/11 the consumer stated while her son was driving, the vehicle made a noise and the engine completely lost power and the power steering, brakes and gear shift locked up. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and the consumer was informed the vehicle had a faulty junction box. However, the same thing happened again 10 days later. The vehicle was towed to the dealer again, but they were unable to find anything wrong. Updated 04/18/11

- Olympia, WA, USA

problem #1

Sep 242010


  • miles
Water leaks from windshield area into behind dashboard and accumulates on floor mats(front area). Front right wheel scraping noise. Already replaced tire, premature tire failure. Heater control lights turns off.

- Willingboro, NJ, USA

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