hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,623 miles

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2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring brakes problems

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2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring Owner Comments

problem #7

Dec 292014

Elantra Touring

  • 69,986 miles


This is a second issue same problem. The first time was December 29,2014 went out started the car no power steering had just drove the car the day before over hundred miles seemed fine well the next morning the problem arose wife went to go to work no power steering she took my vehicle I missed work to take into the dealership. That afternoon they reset the computer and the car drove fine. Fast forward to March 22,2015 a Sunday morning got into the car started it up an no power steering shut it off restarted it ran fine. Called the dealership up the next morning got an appointment to have it checked over. Again the same issue thankfully we were not driving the car when these issues have happened. We have seen the article in the paper on the recall but at this date Hyundai has not notified owners of the recall so I guess we wait and hope we do not crash the car in the mean time. Iam also the second owner of this car and wonder if this was not an issue in the past.

- Kansas City, MO, USA

problem #6

Feb 222014

Elantra Touring

  • 44,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Elantra touring. While driving 25 mph, the ESC and eps indicators illuminated on the instrument panel. The dealer stated that the stop lamp switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 44,000.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #5

Jan 242014

Elantra Touring 4-cyl

  • 28,300 miles
Driving Elantra touring 2010 ( with less than 28500 miles) in a local street, and all of sudden the vehicle stopped immediately before the turn signal and unable to operate the steering. There were several lights, including the "ESC" was on. It is really scary when vehicle stopped responding while driving on the street. I am not sure any recall available to remediate this dangerous problem.

- Franklin Park, NJ, USA

problem #4

Nov 212013

Elantra Touring 4-cyl

  • 56,756 miles


Made a left turn and began accelerating to 30 mph when complete loss of power steering occurred and eps (electronic power steering) light and ESC lights activated on dashboard. Shut off vehicle & checked all hoses, belts, fuses - all appeared normal. Read online that this was a common problem around 56000 miles for Hyundai elantras. Turned car back on and power steering works now but I am terrified of losing control of my vehicle again in a busier street. I am thinking of taking it to the dealer to see if it is warrantied as obviously this is a manufacturing defect!!!

- Rockwall, TX, USA

problem #3

Apr 062013

Elantra Touring 4-cyl

  • 61,500 miles
My vehicle previously failed a state safety inspection for failed brake lights just several months after purchase (October 2010). Just prior to this failed inspection, I'd noticed that the "ESC off" light on the dash would turn on unexpectedly. My local Hyundai dealership repaired the brake light switch, which also remedied the "ESC off" light issue. Just over a month ago, the "ESC off" light on the dash again began to turn on without reason. A few days ago, while merging onto an interstate near my home, a vehicle behind mine barely avoided an accident with me when I had to suddenly slow to make a merge. The driver kindly alerted me that he did not notice any brake lights when I suddenly stopped. So, it seems as if I am again going to have to have the brake light switch, which has already been a known problem in a number of Hyundai vehicles, repaired.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

problem #2

Apr 302013

Elantra Touring 4-cyl

  • 46,432 miles
Traveling in a 40 mph zone approaching a red light. Began decelerating and applying brake. Eps (electronic power steering) light and ESC lights activated on dashboard; complete loss of power steering occurred. Shut off vehicle & checked all fuses - all appeared normal; no power steering or ESC functioning. Vehicle serviced by dealer who diagnosed a short in the electrical harness in the steering column. Repair required complete replacement of steering column and wiring harness (parts cost was over $1,100). Dealer stated this is becoming a common repair for the elantra line of vehicles, but this was the first they saw in a touring model. Due to commonality of parts in comparison to the percentage of touring models produced it appears there may be a problem with the design of the steering column and wiring harness for all elantra models.

- Tonawanda, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 062012

Elantra Touring

  • 54,390 miles
At speeds over 50 mph the ESC (electronic stability control) light comes on. I have been waiting for a recall but nothing comes up. I have read about other people having this issue! why hasn't Hyundai addressed this along with the tps (tire pressure system) issues? I am on my 4th Hyundai and I am not impressed!

- Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA

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