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2012 Hyundai Elantra
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: Be aware that there's a significant trend of owners complaining that the Elantra's fuel economy is significantly less than the EPA estimates.
Worst 2012 Hyundai Elantra Problems by Category
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- engine problems39NHTSA complaints: 103
- electrical problems25NHTSA complaints: 92
- fuel system problems16NHTSA complaints: 11
- suspension problems12NHTSA complaints: 31
- interior accessories problems10NHTSA complaints: 1
- steering problems8NHTSA complaints: 47
- brakes problems6NHTSA complaints: 63
- wheels / hubs problems6NHTSA complaints: 25
- body / paint problems5NHTSA complaints: 9
- transmission problems4
- lights problems3NHTSA complaints: 9
- exterior accessories problems1NHTSA complaints: 10
- clutch problems1
- cooling system problems1
- exhaust system problems1
- seat belts / air bags problems1NHTSA complaints: 61
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 42
- drivetrain problemsNHTSA: 35
- windows / windshield problemsNHTSA: 3
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