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2013 Hyundai Elantra
Body / Paint Problems
CarComplaints.com Notes: We're not used to seeing any major problems with Hyundai, which makes the early signs of trouble with the 2013 Elantra very surprising, in a bad way.
Early trends show problems with the steering wandering / pulling to one side along with premature tire wear. Elantra owners have tried sensor adjustments, wheel alignments, even replacing axles, most with no luck. Hyundai has made vehicle buybacks through arbitration, but that rarely works out well financially for owners in the end.
Also there is a pattern of complaints about the 2013 Elantra brakes grinding at very low mileage. It seems there was a bad batch of OEM pads & rotors, but so far Hyundai is not doing a recall. Instead Hyundai issued a TSB & dealers have been replacing pads & rotors on a per-complaint basis.
The final straw is that for several years in a row, Elantra owners report significantly lower gas mileage than the EPA estimates, & there's a small trend of engine problems.
2013 Hyundai Elantra Body / Paint Problems
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- Paint Peeling5
- Blind Spots4
- Water Leaks Into Interior4
- Creaking Noise2
- Paint Cracking2
- Paint Peeling On Front Bumper2
- Trim Falling Off2
- Trunk Latch Deficiencies2
- Bumper Separates From Car1
- Noise In Back Sounds Like Something Rolling In Trunk1
- Passnger Door Won't Close1
- Weather Stripping On Door Flopping In Wind1
- NHTSA: Structure: Body27
- NHTSA: Structure: Body: Door 2
- NHTSA: Structure1
- NHTSA: Structure: Body: Trunk Lid 1
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