Body Problems of Hyundai Elantra - part 1

Hyundai Elantra owners have reported 83 problems related to body (under the structure category).

car image   Body problem of the 2005 Hyundai Elantra 1
Failure Date: 12/01/2017

Complete lost of control no steering abilities.

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car image   Body problem of the 2008 Hyundai Elantra 2
Failure Date: 11/27/2017

Takata recall. Driver lost control of the car and over corrected and hit a tree which pushed her into another tree. The front end of the car was wrecked and the air bags did not deploy. We were never contacted about the recall on the car so we had no knowledge that the air bags were defective.

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car image   Body problem of the 2012 Hyundai Elantra 3
Failure Date: 11/08/2017

I pulled into a parking spot, the car accelerated by itself jumping the curb running about 15 feet and hitting a rock before I could stop it.

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car image   Body problem of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra 4
Failure Date: 10/02/2017

Driving on the interstate when a loud explosive sound like a gunshot occurred. The car shook violently, I thought I had been hit, although nothing had been close to me. When I realized I was still driving on all four tires and not flipping end for end, though the wheel was still vibrating violently, I felt glass raining down on my head and there was extensive air noise. I looked up and almost all the entire panoramic sunroof was gone, and what was left was falling on my head. The road was smooth, there was no overpass near, and no cars were in my immediate vicinity. I pulled off the interstate and called the dealership.

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car image   Body problem of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra 5
Failure Date: 07/14/2017

On July 14, 2017, I was driving my 2013 Hyundai Elantra and was attempting to make a left hand turn at a signalized intersection at a speed of about 15 miles per hour. About midway into the turn the steering wheel locked and I could not turn the steering wheel to complete the left turn. In addition, I was braking and the abs braking did not function properly and did not stop the vehicle until it ran into a concrete curb. The result of the malfunctions of the steering and braking on my 2013 Hyundai Elantra was damage to the front right of the vehicle, including bumper, wheel, tire, radiator support, etc. I am very thankful that I was not hit by another vehicle or injured. I am concerned about the performance - or the lack thereof - on July 14th. Something happened and no one seems to be able to explain it despite inspecting scanning codes, etc. The vehicle engine kept running, the key was in the ignition, and there was deployment of the airbag(s). There have been other complaints about the electric assisted steering and braking on the 2013 Elantra according to research. I want to make you aware of an additional complaint regarding my Elantra. The damage required replacement fright front wheel, right front tire, right fender liner and inner bracket, radiator support, right hinge pillar, right lower control arm, right fender, painting and 4 wheel alignment. The vehicle steering malfunctioned and locked even thought the engine was still running. This malfunction prohibited me from turning the steering wheel and completing the left turn safely. The braking system failed as it did not stop the vehicle and I noticed a slow abs sound versus the typical very rapid abs sound when hard braking. The malfunction of the steering and the brakes could have caused a catastrophic failure but fortunately did not.

car image   Body problem of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra 6
Failure Date: 05/17/2017

I was driving at 45mph when my front sunroof exploded and shattered. I heard a loud noise that sounded like a gunshot, then noticed my sunroof was shattered. Most of the glass then fell inside of my car. There were no other cars in front of or around me.

car image   Body problem of the 2003 Hyundai Elantra 7
Failure Date: 11/29/2016

The whole rear metal beam holding the rear suspision rusted out and fell off while driving sent csrd into a spin before wegot it stopped could have been killed driving on interstate 70 from warrenton to wentzville mo yesterday mourning at 5. 30 am.

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car image   Body problem of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra 8
Failure Date: 08/19/2016

My son 2013 Hyundai Elantra would not stop correctly while he was driving it causing it to turn in a semi circle and ultimately crashing into a shoulder on a freeway to stop. After which the wheels broke off on the right side of it.

car image   Body problem of the 2006 Hyundai Elantra 9
Failure Date: 08/10/2016

The rear cross member that supports the rear wheels on the 2006 Elantra we own is completely rotted through to the point that the nutserts have fallen away from the frame of the vehicle. The resulting freeplay in the rear wheels caused the car to fishtail all over the highway while my wife was driving it. After no help from Hyundai regional manager and corporate office, we researched this condition online. Seems that 2000-2003 Elantras and several years of the sonata models have this very same defect. Our year and model is not included in severe frame rot recalls, but it should be. Based on our research, these parts rust from the inside out and generally start on the right side. Ours is so crumbled, it has rotted in half. According to the NHTSA website, this car meets the criteria for either a recall or a buyback. I'm quoting this from the site: "critical vehicle components that break, fall apart or separate from the vehicle, causing potential loss od vehicle control or injury to persons inside or outside the vehicle. " my wife was lucky she wasn't going 65 on the interstate when this happened. Judging by the existing class action suits we've seen online against Hyundai for this very same rust problem in other model years, it's obvious to me that they are using the same rear wheelbase support design and flawed steel components in all their mid-sized sedans.

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car image   Body problem of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra 10
Failure Date: 08/01/2016

Passenger visor failed a few months ago. Driver visor failed shortly after (around 60,000 miles). This appears to be a known problem with Hyundai's manufactured after 2007. Dealer would charge $176 per visor, but absorb the cost of installation. One passenger banged her head when getting in the car. Driver's visor has fallen on my head several times -- a hazard in my opinion.

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car image   Body problem of the 2015 Hyundai Elantra 11
Failure Date: 08/01/2016

When I try to close the sunroof it will not close. I have to try it 3 to 4 times until it finally closes.

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car image   Body problem of the 2002 Hyundai Elantra 12
Failure Date: 07/10/2016

There is rust coming through the quarter panels in the front.

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car image   Body problem of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra 13
Failure Date: 04/09/2016

My 19 year old daughter was in an accident on April 9th 2016 in her 2013 Hyundai Elantra. . Both vehicles were at a dead stop at an intersection before either of them started moving. My daughter was going straight and the other vehicle was turning, both of which were going approximately 10 mph. My daughters car hit the front fender of the other vehicle causing a bent wheel and a small dent to the fender. My daughters Hyundai, totaled. Every airbag in the Hyundai deployed, including the back seat which seemed strange since it was a frontal crash. The transmission wouldn't go in to any other gear it was stuck in drive. The hood was smashed up to the front windshield. The damage to the car was over $12,000 there has to be some faulty part(s) or equipment on the car to cause such damage at such low speeds. I can't imagine what could happen at highway speeds in a crash in a Hyundai. I wrote to Hyundai about safety concerns of their Hyundai Elantras, their response was unacceptable: "we understand that you are dissatisfied with the design of the 2013 Elantra and we apologize for any disappointment this has caused you. This information has been forwarded to all appropriate parties within Hyundai for review, including Hyundai management. " really Hyundai! people can be severely injured or die in these vehicles which I feel Hyundai needs to be a little more concerned.

car image   Body problem of the 2009 Hyundai Elantra 14
Failure Date: 01/20/2016

Airbag warning light on the dash came on, was reset, and came back on constantly and reported to likely not work properly. It's expected to cost almost $2000 to replace. This began to happen only when I was driving and now is constant. Now it's essentially unsafe for anyone to sit in my front passenger seat. In addition, my tire pressure monitoring light has also come on constantly and the dealer has reportedly attempted to replace and reset and switch out the monitors in all of the tires and that indicator light has yet to be fixed. This started when the car was just turned on, stationary. I am starting to get a christmas tree looking dashboard. In addition, the door behind the driver's side has become stuck and won't open, due to reportedly allowing water in for the handle to rust. As well as about a year ago my driver's side visor just suddenly fell out of the ceiling while I was driving. This is literally the worst car I've ever owned.

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car image   Body problem of the 2009 Hyundai Elantra 15
Failure Date: 12/23/2015

I hit a deer on highway 890 in rotterdam NY, spun out of control and hit the guardrail, car had damage all around, the most damage was in the front resulting in a totaled vehicle, my whole front end is gone, and no airbags deployed, we were traveling doing about 60 miles per hour.

car image   Body problem of the 2002 Hyundai Elantra 16
Failure Date: 10/24/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the link assembly front stabilizer and the control arms complete lower and front has excessive rust. In addition, the front tires fell off due to the corrosion. The vehicle was taken to a dealer to be repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 94,178. Ad.

car image   Body problem of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra 17
Failure Date: 10/13/2015

I was parking my car in a parking lot of a store. I slowed down and applied the brakes. Somehow the brakes failed and I hit another car. The collision stopped the car. I have only had the car for 1 year and feel very unsafe.

car image   Body problem of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra 18
Failure Date: 10/10/2015

The accident happened on a Saturday around 1pm. I was heading home when I approached a intersection when a lady coming from a street on the right side was coming out and even though she had a stop sign she fail to fully stop and me having no time to react I hit the middle of the car (t-bone her).

car image   Body problem of the 2006 Hyundai Elantra 19
Failure Date: 09/24/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, she heard an explosion and was hit in the head. The contact stated that the rear view mirror on the passenger door had exploded, hit her on the head and landed on her lap. The dealer was contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The approximate mileage was. Bd.

car image   Body problem of the 2012 Hyundai Elantra 20
Failure Date: 09/11/2015

Highly frustrating and potentially life threatening situation Hyundai has put me in. On September 11th my vehicle caught on fire in the rear by the exhaust pipe. Prior to this my vehicle had been at rick case Hyundai 3 times with me complaining the transmission was not working properly the 1st time I was told there are no codes so we have to wait till it breaks, the 2nd time I was told no codes sorry, and the third time they actually replaced a broken part that controls the shift times in the transmission. Could show them my problem. I asked Hyundai corporate to do an investigation into the transmission and the fire and help me resolve this issue. They went through their 6 week process and then denied my claim saying it wasn't found to be a malfunction of any parts that caused the fire. I have video of where the fire started, the transmission not working, and countless pictures that show the fire obviously started at the tailpipe due to an increase in temperature because of the transmission failure. When I ask Hyundai for the information that lead to their conclusion they say it's confidential and proprietary and will not let me see it. When I tell them the transmission is still not working and everytime I drive it there is a burning smell and I'm scared for my safety and life driving this car they just say Hyundais decision is final and they won't honor my warranty on the car. They claim it's perfectly safe to drive and operating as intended and designed. I feel they are covering somethings up or never actually investigated this incident which is why they won't release information. During the fire malfunctions in the head shield and taillight wiring were discovered making for 4 possible life threatening defects my car was parked at work in my parking space when the smoke and fire started.

car image   Body problem of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra 21
Failure Date: 06/23/2015

Pulling into the parking space at work less than 5mph car accelerated and hit the parking garage wall. Reported to my car insurance company, car was taken to dealership after body shop. Dealership couldn't find anything on diagnostic report.

car image   Body problem of the 2010 Hyundai Elantra 22
Failure Date: 06/18/2015

Sitting in traffic on 405 freeway near exit 52 going south to work when I was rear-ended by a 2013 Nissan. Back and front of car folded up, I was ejected from the seat belt (opened up and flew into passenger seat) and not one air bag opened. I could not move, my foot was fractured, stomach hurt, neck, back and arms in pain. Chp on the scene. Car that ran into the back of me pushed me into a large truck and pushed the truck into a car. 4-car accident. Car has been totaled and I am reporting the failure and defect with the seat belts and air bags.

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car image   Body problem of the 1997 Hyundai Elantra 23
Failure Date: 05/18/2015

Traveling west on adam shepherds pkwy, I had a green light, lady opposite side turned left in front of me, resulted in collision. Her fault. Witnesses said she hesitated but went anyway. She was supposed to yield. I could of been killed! my front dual air bags didn't deploy. I can hardly move my right arm, my back, my neck my chest hurts. I was taken then to norton's emergency room . I can't sit or lay down or stand too long. Can't hold on to anything. Very sore, strained muscles and bruising of muscles.

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car image   Body problem of the 2002 Hyundai Elantra 24
Failure Date: 03/23/2015

Car recalled for "salt belt corrosion" repairs in 2002. Original owner sold car back to Hyundai dealership. Repairs were never done. When I bought this used Hyundai Elantra in late 2002, it had less than 13k miles on its odometer. It was serviced at a 2nd Hyundai dealership until 2012, when its 10 yr/ 100 k mi warranty expired. Today, even though it still has < 100 k on its odometer, the entire underside of the vehicle is so badly rusted that I've been told by two different sources that the corrosion on the underside is so bad that, during a 50 mph or greater accident, it is likely the entire inside of the car could fall onto the highway, while it kept moving forward, decapitating everyone inside. . Read more...

car image   Body problem of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra 25
Failure Date: 02/22/2015

Driving down highway with light rain. Temperature approx 34 degrees. While at speed limit (65mph) the moon-roof exploded! not simply shattered but exploded. (inside 'sun' cover was open at the time) there were no other cars on the road within 1/2 mile of me. I did not just pass under a bridge and no construction on the roadway at the time of the explosion. Almost lost control of car but managed to maintain until I could pull over on side of roadway. Suffered minor cuts to scalp, face and neck (nothing that required hospitalization). Significant shards of glass throughout the interior of the car and some minor damage to paint surface from shards of glass hitting the outside of the car; rear roof of car and rear deck lid of trunk. Lodged complain with corporate Hyundai (have case number), also went to local Hyundai dealership gave them case number and had them take photos. Dealership initial reaction is that glass is not covered. They suspect the dropping temperature may have had something to do with it. I have escalated my claim with Hyundai corporate; asking under the circumstances that this is obviously a manufacture defect, that they cover all costs of repair. Awaiting their response.

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