really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,733 miles

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2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring engine problems

engine problem

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2011 Hyundai Elantra Touring Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 022016

Elantra Touring

  • miles


When accelerating, the engine does not always de-accelerate when the gas pedal is released. This is sporadic and unpredictable. Our mechanic thinks it is a fault in the throttle body. It is dangerous because after accelerating the car will continue to accelerate for up to 10 seconds after my foot is off the gas pedal. Or between shifts (manual transmission) the RPM will go dangerously high because the clutch is pushed in and briefly no load on the engine. The car does not need to be moving for this to happen. It is a throttle control issue, as determined by our mechanic. It has happened numerous times over the last year.

- Dundas, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 132015

Elantra Touring

  • 40,000 miles
Was parked in a parking lot of a drug store for maybe 10 minutes. Started the car and backed out of parking space. When I put the car in drive to go forward the car accelerated to a very high speed and ran into two parked cars. With help I tried to back out of the space but when I went forward the car once again accelerated to a high speed damaging my car and the two other cars. Several years back I pulled into a parking lot to mail a letter. When I put the car in reverse to back out of the parking lot, the car accelerated at a high speed and backed into a snow bank. I thought at the time that I had accidentally stepped on the accelerator instead of the break but read the exact same experience from a Hyundai owner.

- Mansfield Center, CT, USA

problem #1

Oct 012013

Elantra Touring 4-cyl

  • 100,200 miles
I bought this car in 2010 and since then my car started giving trouble they change my transmission 3 times in 100000 mile and after that I started having trouble speed peddle. When I push my speed paddle car will drive without pushing paddle. When stop at light I have to push my brake very hard because my RPM of car is 5000 then I have to put car in neutral at that time RPM goes more than 5000. Then I went to dealer 1 rickcase Hyundai roswell Georgia.they cannot fix same problem again. So I went to other 2 dealer autonation Hyundai mall off Georgia. Iwent there for 3 time one time I drop my car for 2 day so they can find problem. My warranty is gone but I am trying to fix my problem.I call Hyundai motors at no 18006335151. Talk to person and he connect to manager and manager is telling we cannot do any thing if the dealer cannot find problem.it is very risky to drive car with this problem if you can help me out I have complain before but there is no response from your side I don't have date and time. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Suwanee, GA, USA

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