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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,008 miles

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2013 Hyundai Elantra suspension problems

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2013 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #2

May 032013


  • 32,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Elantra. While driving at approximately 35 mph, the rear of the vehicle began to swerve uncontrollably. It was diagnosed that the rear shock suspension was faulty. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 32,000.

- Sheraton, MI, USA

problem #1

Jul 012013


  • 15 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Elantra. While driving at an unknown speed over a bump in the road, the rear of the vehicle became very unstable and caused the driver to nearly lose control of the vehicle. The dealer replaced all four tires and the rear suspension, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 15.

- Chippewa Falls, WI, USA

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