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2013 Hyundai Elantra
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 Engine Problems
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- Ticking In Engine37
- Engine Failure28
- Runs Roughly, Shaking And Vibrating16
- No Acceleration8
- Stalls While Driving6
- Unintended Acceleration6
- Clicking Noise From Engine After Turning Car Off5
- Check Engine Light On2
- Oil Leak2
- Smoking At Acceleration2
- Car Caught Fire And Burnt1
- Humming Sound From Engine Or Tranny??1
- Loose Valve Cover Bolts1
- Over Revving Unintentionally1
- NHTSA: Engine170
- NHTSA: Vehicle Speed Control47
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