Notes: So far the 2011 Elantra doesn't have the same volume of transmission problems that 2010 owners are fighting with. It also doesn't have the same pattern of steering and braking complaints that are piling up with the 2013 model year.

We're not saying the 2011 is perfect -- I mean, what were they thinking advertising their MPGs -- but there are worse choices.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,125 miles

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2011 Hyundai Elantra wheels / hubs problems

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2011 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 022012

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 12,000 miles


Three separate incidents over three years beginning in 2012 and continuing to 2015. Two cracked rims, three sidewall bulges, resulting in two tire blow-outs and one almost-ready-to-blow. Car has low-profile tires, which combined with Hyundai stiff front suspension renders car unable to handle any kind of rough roads or potholes. Extremely dangerous.

- New York, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 092014


  • 24,500 miles
My tires have developed bulges after only 24000 miles of use. I have the following, original tires: P214/45R17 my tires have significant and dangerous bulges, which can lead to dangerous driving and blow outs. If this is characteristic of all tires in the set, I'd like to be reimbursed for a set of tires that do this, their installation, and the decreased fuel efficiency that will come from having smaller tires. I imagine all three would presently (2014) amount to about $2500. Here is a url with a discussion of the complaint:

- Kew Gardens, NY, USA

problem #2

Mar 152013

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 78,000 miles
Have had several issues with tire wear on the 17 inch tire provided with the 2011 Elantra limited. Every other tire set I have purchased for other vehicles would last 40-50K miles or more, but with this car, I was only getting ~25K miles per set. I was on my third set of tires(not discount tires, three different brands as well) with only ~78K miles when the rear passenger tire had a sidewall blowout. I was fortunate to have purchased a spare (the dealer lied and told me it had a spare when I purchased the car). However, I was traveling out of town with family and this caused several hours of delay as I had to find another tire place to purchase a new tire for the long trip. I was also fortunate that the blowout occurred while getting onto the highway, so my vehicle speed was not high and I was able to pull off the road.

- Wells, ME, USA

problem #1

Jul 062011

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 6,000 miles
I have had to replace two different Continental contipro contact tires size: 215 45 R17 due to sidewall damage. (bubbles on sidewalls). Car was purchased new 6 months ago and only has 6,000 miles on it. When first tire needed replaced car had about 3,000 miles. That was the passenger side front. The one this week was the driver's side front. I have been driving for 27 years. And prior to this have only had one tire with a problem the sidewall and that was over 20 years ago. Again, second tire needing replaced for bubbles on sidewall on a 6 month old car with 6,000 miles. Tire dealer said they see alot of problems with the "45" tires. These tires are being put on many brands of cars as standard equipment. As they were on mine. It does not seem like these tires are safe. Please look into this problem. As a failed sidewall can be very dangerous, if not deadly.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

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