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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 problems42NHTSA complaints: 124
- electrical problems25NHTSA complaints: 100
- fuel system problems16NHTSA complaints: 14
- steering problems12NHTSA complaints: 62
- suspension problems12NHTSA complaints: 40
- interior accessories problems10NHTSA complaints: 3
- brakes problems6NHTSA complaints: 76
- wheels / hubs problems6NHTSA complaints: 29
- body / paint problems5NHTSA complaints: 12
- lights problems4NHTSA complaints: 15
- transmission problems4
- seat belts / air bags problems2NHTSA complaints: 93
- exterior accessories problems1NHTSA complaints: 10
- clutch problems1
- cooling system problems1
- exhaust system problems1
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 43
- drivetrain problemsNHTSA: 35
- windows / windshield problemsNHTSA: 4
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