Ignition Switch problems of the 2012 Hyundai Elantra

Four problems related to ignition switch have been reported for the 2012 Hyundai Elantra. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2012 Hyundai Elantra based on all problems reported for the 2012 Elantra.

car   Ignition Switch problem 1
Failure Date: 10/01/2014

When turning on the ignition switch the car interior lights light up. Turning the key to the ignition position, nothing happens. There is no draw on the dash lights or any other lights on the car. It simply has no noticable effect. I have to turn the key off and on numerous times before it starts. Not starting is, of course, a concern. The expenses from taking it to a mechanic has become a real drain on our finances. However, if it begins to turn off while we are driving, serious injuries may occur. {ref: chevy cobalt} please investigate this issue. Getting ahead of this could prevent more tragic occurences.

car   Ignition Switch problem 2
Failure Date: 07/31/2014

My 2012 Elantra started fine this morning and every day previously, but when I went to start it after shopping, it wouldn't start. I turned the key in the ignition switch and nothing. However, all of the lights inside worked. I tried several times to get it to start and it finally started. I came home and then after a couple of hours, I went out to go somewhere and once again, it wouldn't start. After 3-4 times of turning the key, it finally started. I currently have it ready to be picked up to go to the dealership as I am assuming it will not start again the next time. I have read numerous complaints with the exact same issue as well as viewing videos of the same exact thing happening. I purchased this car new in June of 2012 so I wouldn't have to have to worry about getting stranded, but I may be regretting my decision.

car   Ignition Switch problem 3
Failure Date: 06/16/2014

There appears to be an issue with the ignition switch that may be due to the switch overheating. What happens is that I will park my car and when I return a few minutes later and try to start the car nothing happens when I turn the ignition switch. If you go to youtube. Com and type 2012 Hyundai Elantra ignition problem into the search engine you will see other 2012 Elantra owners posting videos of the same problem. I called my dealership which stated there is no recall of the 2012 Elantra. Again since other 2012 Elantra owners are posting this on youtube that tells me this is not an isolated incident.

car   Ignition Switch problem 4
Failure Date: 07/01/2013

I have a Hyundai Elantra limited, 2012, with the technology package. There are multiple issues with my car, that have occurred since I purchased it brand new off the lot in 2011. Whenever I take the car to the shop to have the issues checked, I am always told that they were unable to replicate the problem, so couldn't find anything to fix. First, there are serious issues with the transmission. When taking the car out of park and into drive or reverse, it often lurches into gear, which then continues as I drive into 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and sometimes 4th gear. It shifts really hard, as if the car were a manual and I was not shifting very well between gears. A couple of months ago (~June 2015) the check engine light came on for the first time, and the shop said that it was a transmission temperature sensor error. The check engine light came on the 2nd time this week on 7/14, and turned off within 24 hours. I've continued to have this jerking shift issue, though it never seems to happen when it's at the shop. Second, there is some kind of electrical issue/short in the car, because sometimes when I have windows down and I hit the lever to roll the driver's window up the sunroof also starts to open/close! or, the windows don't go up/down as hard/soft as I move the lever. Also, in the past month or so (July 2015) the proximity key seems to not work, and I have to press the button on the door handle multiple (up to 10) times before the car will lock/unlock. This also prevents me from being able to start the car (ignition switch) because it doesn't recognize the key is inside the vehicle. Please help!.

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