- March 17: Hyundai and Kia Airbag Failures Kill 4, Injure 6 investigations | 2 days ago
- March 8: Hyundai Recalls Sonatas to Fix Non-Deploying Airbags recalls | 11 days ago
- February 24: Hyundai Santa Fe Steering Wheels Can Fall Off: Recall recalls | 23 days ago
- February 19: Hyundai/Kia Engine Lawsuit Says Theta II Engines Defective news | 28 days ago
- January 24: Hyundai Recalls Azera and Sonata For Fire Dangers recalls | 54 days ago
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
Click on a category below for details. Help?
- engine problems28NHTSA complaints: 76
- electrical problems24NHTSA complaints: 86
- fuel system problems16NHTSA complaints: 10
- suspension problems11NHTSA complaints: 27
- interior accessories problems8
- steering problems7NHTSA complaints: 34
- brakes problems6NHTSA complaints: 50
- body / paint problems5NHTSA complaints: 6
- transmission problems4
- wheels / hubs problems4NHTSA complaints: 23
- exterior accessories problems1NHTSA complaints: 9
- clutch problems1
- cooling system problems1
- exhaust system problems1
- lights problems1NHTSA complaints: 9
- seat belts / air bags problems1NHTSA complaints: 41
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 33
- drivetrain problemsNHTSA: 32
- windows / windshield problemsNHTSA: 3
Stay Up to Date
Compare Hyundai Elantra Model Years
Curious how the 2012 Elantra compares to other years?
Check out our Hyundai Elantra overview to see the most problematic years, worst problems and most recently reported complaints with the Elantra.