fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,033 miles

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2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring electrical problems

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2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 012013

Elantra Touring

  • 20,000 miles


The odometer is completely unreadable. I know this sounds strange, the only time I can see it completely clear is in cold fall weather in the early morning. It has been this way for quite a while. It was not covered under warranty when I reported it to the dealer. We cannot afford to replace the cluster lighting that would fix it. This is in motion or stationary. We have no way of knowing how many miles we have on it until the weather is right for viewing. I know I have seen this issue on forums before. It should be a recalled part.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 122014

Elantra Touring

  • 18,000 miles
I had car jumped 10-12 times, battery replaced, alternator replaced, if turn radio on when engine off for 15 minutes car will not start, this has happened multiple times continue's.furthermore water leaking 2X's from, passenger side heat vent; leather steering wheel color coming off,1st 4 months of having car very bad smell I had to drive with my window open or got headache's. I was told this was normal, and would wear off. Also sway bar replaced 2's, dealer had told me Hyundai didn't want to put anymore money into my car, and just to trade it in problems continue. I am awaiting answer from company.I am in outside sales therefore depend on my car, ihave to carry jumper cables with me all the time. Iam awaiting answer from the company.

- Gurnee, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 242012

Elantra Touring 4-cyl

  • 1,100 miles
Purchased car new June 2012, car was not started for about three days tried to start car, would not start. I jump started car to get it to the shop, said water in battery low, about 1 month later, same thing, dealer kept car, replaced battery several times, unplugged wires, chased wires from front to back, dealer called twice, went to pick up car, would not start at dealer. Out of shop, kept about 3 weeks, same thing, dealer kept in shop for another 35 days, plus this time it had a big dent in left door, gas leak, part of heat shield had not replaced, rust on the frame where battery acid was spilled, rust on engine and surrounding parts. Got out of shop, had it for 1 week, same thing not start, dealer called wrecker, hauled off, contacted me said would title it as a lemon. There was a recall on those size tires, matter of fact they were made in vn.

- Broaddus, TX, USA

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