Body Problems of Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai Elantra owners have reported 31 problems associated with body (under the structure category).
#1 - Body problem of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra
The VIN of this Elantra is 5NPDH4AE6D_. Crash was involved with this problem. On 8/11/13 the 2013 Hyundai Elantra that was purchased 6/3/13 at the fred beans dealership in doyelstown, PA. Unintentionally accelerated and crashed into a concrete wall in the parking lot at king of prussia mall in king of prussia PA. The car was turning into a parking space and when the gas petal was applied the car accelerated full speed into the wall. This is the second time this has happen to a car that was only 9 weeks old. It had happened in our driveway 4 weeks prior to the collision on 8/11/13, but the car was brought under control and we assumed it was just not being familiar with a new car. The car was immediately towed to the dealership's body shop for inspection and a claim was opened with Hyundai customer assurance. The car was inspected by an independent inspector several weeks later and after 6 week we have received a letter stating that there was no failure on the manufacturers part and there was nothing they could do. I have requested testing results and documentation from Hyundai and I was told it was classified, so I asked for a list of tests performed and it cannot be given to us. We have received several letter from Hyundai, none of which had a persons last name or any name at all. I have had the car's bodywork repaired and have tried to trade the car into the dealership for another new car but the dealership will require another substantial down payment which makes this option unfeasible. The dealership has not had any correspondence with the manufacturer and has requested I formally ask for some monetary relief towards the new car replacement. I have made several requests and have gotten a final "no" decision from Hyundai. The car has and still sits at the dealership and I will not allow my daughter to drive an unsafe an undocumented car. Please let me know how to proceed. It was Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 when this body issue occurred.
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#2 - Body problem of the 2010 Hyundai Elantra
The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Hyundai Elantra is KMHDU4AD2A_. Tl - the vehicle involved is a 2010 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that while exiting the vehicle, she sustained lacerations to the fingers from the driver's side door handle. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 75,000. Kmj. This body problem happened on 10/01/13.
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#3 - Body problem of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra
The car is a 2013 Hyundai Elantra. There was crash involved with this Hyundai Elantra. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 5NPDH4AE9D_. I rear ended a car and nearly totaled my car. For some odd reason the airbag never deployed during the time of impact. The failure date was 09/13/13.
#4 - Body problem of the 2001 Hyundai Elantra
The car is a 2001 Hyundai Elantra. Crash happened when the problem occurred. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was KMHDN45D21_. I was making a u turn when I heard a loud noise, I was unable to control my car seem to be drifting to one side until I hit a curb. . . When I got out of the car to see what happen I notice that my wheel was turned inwards and the control arm was broken and the axle had popped out. . . No one was injured however my daughter was shaking up about what happen. . . I took several pictures of the wheel and rusty part. . It amazed me how metal could rust that bad and break in half. . . I thank god I was not on the highway when this happen no telling what could have happen. . . I called Hyundai dealership to explain what happen also to find out if there was a recall on that part and was told there was no recall on 2001 Hyundai Elantra. . . This issue happened on Thu., Sep. 5, 2013.
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#5 - Body problem of the 2002 Hyundai Elantra
The car involved was a 2002 Hyundai Elantra. While driving down a highway the hood simply popped open coming back smashing the windshield. This problem occurred on Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2013.
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#6 - Body problem of the 2010 Hyundai Elantra
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is KMHDU4AD3A_. The reporting person's vehicle is a 2010 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the trunk popped open suddenly and independently. The failure recurred over fifteen times. The contact took the vehicle to the dealer several times and each time the dealer stated that they could not determine a problem with the latch. In addition, the contact stated that the battery failed twice. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 119 and the current mileage was 13,500. It was 01/13/2011 when this body issue happened.
#7 - Body problem of the 2010 Hyundai Elantra
The car involved is a 2010 Hyundai Elantra. Vehicle identification number (VIN): MHHDU46D99_. Rear passenger side door cannot be opened from the outside or inside when exterior temperatures soar. A door component seems to swell. This body issue occurred 06/23/2010.
#8 - Body problem of the 2002 Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai Elantra 2002 lower under carriage corrosion. Plus excessive body corrosion similar to Toyota pickups. This body problem happened on Monday, April 1, 2013.
#9 - Body problem of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra
The vehicle involved was a 2013 Hyundai Elantra. The 2013 huyndai Elantra was parked in a driveway and turned off, and an electric fire started in it. It burned completely up. This body problem happened on Saturday, February 23, 2013.
#10 - Body problem of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra
The vehicle involved is a 2013 Hyundai Elantra. Driving along at 40mph there was a loud explosion. The panoramic sunroof exploded. Stress crack along its entire perimeter, shattering glass, and creating a convex crack in the middle of the glass. This is the static-non-movable part of the sunroof and was closed at the time. Glass fragments entered interior of vehicle. I have brought this to the attention of local dealership and Hyundai consumer affairs. I have also noted there is a recall with same issue of the Hyundai veloster and others have the same experience with the Elantra as documented on your website. This has been documented when both vehicles described have been moving or parked. Obviously the glass is of fault or there is a flaw in the design putting the glass under stress. I do not feel safe driving the vehicle and expect Hyundai to offer an engineered solution as I am of the same discipline. I have photographs documenting the incident. Dealership is prepared to replace glass. However, I worry of future incidents that could create an accident resulting in a vehicle crash or personal injury from flying glass. This problem occurred on Saturday, February 23, 2013.
#11 - Body problem of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra
The car involved is a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. The VIN of the problem Elantra is KMHDU46D47_. The rear suspension cross member rotted where the control arm attaches to it and broke free. The control arm then fell down and the entire rear tire and suspension was dragged underneath the rear end of the car. The metal that the control arm attaches to is very thin and the only thing under the car that is not undercoated is that suspension cross member. If this part broke free at 55mph I may not have survived the crash. It broke free as I turned into my driveway, more than likely from the twist of the turn. It was 02/01/2013 when this body issue happened.
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#12 - Body problem of the 2011 Hyundai Elantra
The car was a 2011 Hyundai Elantra. The VIN of the problem Elantra is KMHDH4AE8B_. Since I purchased the car in 2011 I have had issues with mice getting into the cabin of the vehicle in spite of always closing all windows and doors. I have also heard of a coworker's family member who had the same car and the same problem. Additionally there was a similar complaint filed recently with NHTSA (odi id number : 10477843). At every service stop, I would ask if there was any technical service bulletins sent by Hyundai for the issue. On wed, 10/17 when I got into my car to go to work, there was a mouse on the dashboard inches away from me. I told the dealership this was unacceptable and that I wanted an appointment to have them locate the place where the mice are getting in. I was amazed when they showed me a large opening in the metal firewall for the cabin air filter right next to a large gap in the cowl meant to cover it. That design allows a rodent, like a mouse, uninhibited access to the vehicle cabin without any need to damage or chew the cowl to get in. I supplied foil tape and aluminum screening to correct the flaw, but I had to pay a significant amount for the labor to do so. I filed a dispute with Hyundai USA and it was declined, meaning they thought it was my responsibility to correct their design oversight. If I did not see the mouse until after I was on the road, the consequences could have been much worse. This issue happened on Wed., Oct. 17, 2012.
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#13 - Body problem of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra
The VIN of this vehicle was 5NPDH4AE8D_. I purchased a 2013 Hyundai Elantra on June 18, 2012 from dick hannah Volkswagen Hyundai of portland, oregon. Within a few weeks, I began hearing a noise coming from the trunk area. I made an appointment with the dealership to have it looked at on August 24, 2012. Initially, I was told that they tried to use epoxy to fix the noise and I would have to wait 36 hours (over the weekend) to let it dry. On Monday, the sound was still there and they ran further tests. I was then informed on Wednesday that the car had been transferred to the collision center in vancouver for further inspection. On Thursday, I was informed that the vehicle would need to have a part re-welded. I really was not told exactly what was being welded at that point, but that it would not be ready until the next week (following the labor day weekend). Finally, on Tuesday I was able to talk to the service manager, tom gilstrap and was informed that they had contacted Hyundai to see if others had encountered the same noise. A Hyundai engineer had to come out and help diagnose the problem. They verified the noise was coming from the right rear shock tower. They removed the reinforcement cap and shock tower and found two spots missed by factory welder, which did not properly adhere the strut tower to the car body and signs of rubbing making the noise. They were able to clean up the area and re-weld the piece together. They reinstalled the right rear shock tower and reinforcement cap to factory specifications. I am told that Hyundai now has a file on my car. The car was returned to me on Thursday, September 6, 2012. A full two weeks after I brought it in for the noise. This is clearly a huge safety defect and others should be aware of it. This body issue occurred Friday, August 24, 2012.
#14 - Body problem of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra
The vehicle involved was a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. At my 30,000 mile maintenance work ($600. +), I was called back to shop to show me "very dangerous" corrosion around rear axle/frame parts. I bought this car new from same dealer and was sold a $800. Warranty rust-proofing application. It was clear that where no coating was applied, rust was there and I was told it would be risky driving the car. The low millage and no history of the car being driven in salt water conditions, I was amazed at its condition. (I grew-up in the north rust-belt) I retired close to the south ocean area but never had a car with such advanced rust. (several cars) the dealer refused to honor the warranty and Hyundai's warranty does not cover it. I think poor quality of metal was used in the manufacturing of this vehicle. It's obvious the dealer is also at fault and refuses to honor his warranty. I guess that is a legal problem that I'm stuck with. The possible safety problem comes under your concern for sub-standard manufacturing. It was Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 when this body issue happened.
#15 - Body problem of the 2012 Hyundai Elantra
Consumer has a 2012 Hyundai Elantra. While driving approximately 5 mph, the hood flew open inadvertently. The failure recurred when the contact was driving at highway speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technicians advised the contact that the hood was misaligned. The hood was aligned but the failure persisted. The vehicle was not further repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 300. This issue happened on Friday, December 9, 2011.
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#16 - Body problem of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra
The car is a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was KMHDU46D07_. Yet another door handle has fallen off my 2007 hyundia Elantra! this is #4. This vehicle is only 4 yrs old, and yet 4 of the door handles have broken off. The prior complaints I have filed have been 10400898 and 10280729. I am really disgusted with how Hyundai is treating this. Hyundai tells me that it happened because of the cold. 2 of the door handles fell off in winter months of December and February. 2 fell off in the summer months of July and August. When I mentioned this, they backtracked and blamed me for ripping them off. . . I am a 150 lb, 47 yr old woman. I do exercise, but I am not a gorilla! I've never had any other vehicle loose a single door handle, let alone 4 of them! I am upset that I am blamed instead of them looking and researching the problem! I am not a certified Hyundai technician, but I can see that each and every one of them have broken in the exact same spot on the plastic! it has a little pin it rides on and the plastic breaks right there each and every time. I've seen it. The Hyundai technician should have been able to see it also. But they claim it is not a part or vehicle problem. Hyundai claims that I have been tearing the handles off in some way! if that is true, I sure wish I knew how I was doing it so I could quit wrecking my car! it is out of warranty, so they don't care nor are they interested in making sure it doesn't happen to me (or anyone else!) again. Too bad, we aren't required to do anything now, so go away is the response they gave me when I sent them a letter. . . Do not purchase a Hyundai!. This body problem happened on November 11, 2011.
#17 - Body problem of the 2010 Hyundai Elantra
The car involved is a 2010 Hyundai Elantra. Am the owner of a 2010 Elantra which was purchased new in the spring and have experienced my trunk open suddenly many times over the past 10 months - either while driving and/or in the garage. Once where it was parked for 4 days and resulted in the battery discharging fully because the trunk light was left on. The dealer claims that I must somehow be pressing the fob button to open the trunk, which has never been the case. The actual fob button requires a lot of pressure to open the trunk. This body issue occurred Friday, Apr. 30, 2010.
#18 - Body problem of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra
The VIN of the car is KMHDU46D07_. Two door handles have broken on my 2007 Hyundai Elantra. Both of them were on the passenger side of the vehicle. They both broke at the same place, a plastic part inside the small piece that the handle fits into. (this small piece stays on the car while the door handle lifts up. ) the back door broke off in July, while the front door handle broke this weekend, in August. I am concerned that the driver's door handle will be next!. The failure date was Sat., Jul. 18, 2009.
#19 - Body problem of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra
Vehicle identification number (VIN): KMHDU46D07_. I own a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. I have had 3 door handles break on this vehicle. The first two were on the passenger side and broke off in the summer 2 yrs ago, within a month of each other. They were covered by warranty and repaired after a small fight with the dealership. The last one broke in February of this year. The vehicle has been garaged every night, no matter the weather. I've never had more than one door handle break on all the cars I've ever owned; and that car only had one handle break! Hyundai says they won't fix the latest broken one, since I am out of warranty. I know the door handles have all broken in exactly the same place each time. The part of the handle that holds the handle onto the car is made of plastic, and the inside of that part breaks at exactly the same place. As this part is required to keep the handle on the vehicle, I believe it should be made of material that can handle some wear and tear. I think this plastic is just unable to withstand normal daily usage! I posted the first two breakages earlier, so that is on here some place. I'm hoping to see Hyundai back up their products, but I don't think they will. Someone needs to look into this and see if I'm the only one-as they claim-or if this part is indeed unable to perform correctly-as I believe is true!. The failure date was 02/27/11.
#20 - Body problem of the 2003 Hyundai Elantra
The car involved is a 2003 Hyundai Elantra. While driving from 45 mph or greater with a cross wind across the car (left to right) the car will howl or whistle. The sound is so loud that it drowns out the radio and the road noise. Opening the window seems to stop the sound but you can't drive for 8 hours with the windows down in the rain or heat. I have tried the dealers suggestion of using tape on the vents to quiet the noise but to no solution. This body problem happened on Dec. 1, 2002.
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#21 - Body problem of the 2003 Hyundai Elantra
The car is a 2003 Hyundai Elantra. When traveling on highway at speeds of 65 mph or greater there is a very loud humming type noise at the corners of the windshield. I noticed it is greatly enhanced when there is a strong headwind. This issue happened on Tue., Apr. 1, 2003.
#22 - Body problem of the 2003 Hyundai Elantra
The vehicle having this issue was a 2003 Hyundai Elantra. Recently I had taken an interstate trip. There is a loud noise coming from somewhere at the front of the vehicle at higher speeds of 60-75 mph, which sounds like this noise is in the wheels? the front grill? happens on both front sides of the vehicle. It was Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003 when this body issue occurred.
#23 - Body problem of the 2003 Hyundai Elantra
The vehicle was a 2003 Hyundai Elantra. Clear coat on trunk and hood cracking. This body problem happened on Monday, Dec. 15, 2003.
#24 - Body problem of the 2003 Hyundai Elantra
The car involved is a 2003 Hyundai Elantra. The car continues to make whistling sound when travel at sppeds in excess of 50 mph. The noise is distracting. It was Jun. 1, 2005 when this body issue happened.
#25 - Body problem of the 2002 Hyundai Elantra
The vehicle was a 2002 Hyundai Elantra. From day of purchase, I noticed a vibration in the steering, starting about 42 mph. Took the vehicle to dealer, who rotated and balanced tires. Vibration then started about 50 mph, back to the dealer rotated and balanced tires again along with alignment. Vibration about 58 mph back to dealer again, rotation, forced balancing, rotor turned down, still had vibration. Filed under lemon law, final attempt by service department involved hma regional chief mechanic trouble shooter. He claimed they loosened motor mounts and let engine center itself, changed tires, balanced and aligned again. After a week I picked up car which he said was fine. Vibration still noticeable. Gave up on hma and drove car about 20,000 more miles till vibration got so bad I had to go to a brake shop because it was almost impossible to stop. They changed pads, adjusted brakes and rebuilt right front caliper. No more vibration. Hyundai won't pay for the repair, so following thru with lemon law and hoping to get out of this death trap. Air bag light comes on some days, and stays on all day, some days it's not on. Do the air bags work. Also having problems with paint finish, door seals and seat belt retractors. Real piece of junk and I would never recommend this car to any one. Also had to have brake dust removed from rear brakes at about 7000 miles and the dealer charged me 60. 00$ excessive dust accumulation is a design defect and at the least should have been covered by Hyundai. Abl. Pco. This body issue occurred May. 12, 2002.
#26 - Body problem of the 2002 Hyundai Elantra
The vehicle involved was a 2002 Hyundai Elantra. Several weeks ago, I filed a complaint on this site 10049365. I have seen no responses of any type. Now to take that complaint a step further. Many of the problems that I have encountered with this Hyundai death trap,and the unwillingness of hma to look into the problems ,or the dealers to rectify the problems is well documented on this web site. As I mentioned in my previous complaint, I went through the lemon law process in my state. They require arbitration with the bbb autoline. The arbitration was a joke and the hma representative accused my wife of driving the vehicle as a commercial vehicle and put all of the car woes on her. She drives the car for work, mostly highway. Also, the arbitrator accused us of having a tow hitch on the car, which is legal, but not recommended. Well, we have no trailer or hitch. The bbb autoline is rigged against the consumer and they should not associated with any state or federal laws whatsoever. Hyundais of this model are certain death traps and I feel that the federal government should order hma to repair everyone of them now. The consumer is stuck between a global conglomerate and local dealers who will not repair these vehicles. This issue happened on Mar. 1, 2002.
#27 - Body problem of the 2002 Hyundai Elantra
The car is a 2002 Hyundai Elantra. 10/2008, I was driving down a steep hill and began to downshift, while braking. My car jerked and skidded at the bottom. I was able to get it to the side of the road. A flatbed towed it and determined that the front drivers side wheel/tie rod had broken. The mechanic noted some corrosion, but repaired what needed to be done. March 2009, I had new front tires placed and balanced. Shortly afterwards, I got a flat tire, had the spare put on and brought it back for replacement. The front end seemed out of alignment, so it was brought back to the mechanic for realignment. It was then they saw that the entire subframe was corroded and "dangerous" to drive. The front arms were bent and subsequently collapsed. The repairs at this time would exceed the value of the car and I am reduced to "junking" my 7 year old vehicle. It was October 20, 2008 when this body issue occurred.
#28 - Body problem of the 2001 Hyundai Elantra
The vehicle having this issue was a 2001 Hyundai Elantra. VIN of the vehicle was KMHDN45D21_. Air bag light on instrument panel is illuminated. Dealership examined vehicle for this problem, and determined an unknown fluid from cup holder caused an electrical short in an unknown component for air bag system. Please provide any additional information / documentation. Abl. Pco. This body problem happened on Sat., Dec. 1, 2001.
#29 - Body problem of the 2001 Hyundai Elantra
The vehicle having this issue was a 2001 Hyundai Elantra. The vehicle experienced a paint defect. Mr scc.
#30 - Body problem of the 2000 Hyundai Elantra
The car involved was a 2000 Hyundai Elantra. Bodyguard corrosion protection device was installed by cutter of maui at time of purchase. Hyndai examined the car and said that the bodyguard device had caused the fire. Cutter maintained that it didn't cause the fire, but a few weeks after the fire, I received a letter from cutter indicating that engine compartment fires had occurred on vehicles having the bodyguard device installed and that they would install a fuse to prevent the fires. When buyeri returned to cutter with the letter, they tried to take it back from buyer, claiming that bodyguard did not cause the fire. Buyer. This body problem happened on Mar. 28, 2001.
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#31 - Body problem of the 1997 Hyundai Elantra
The car involved is a 1997 Hyundai Elantra. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was KMHJF34M4V_. Water leaking from right side glove box to the floor. Saw water on the inside of the hood and around hood. If I go to the car wash, it leaks.
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|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Frame And Members problems||24|
|Trunk Lid problems||4|
|Underbody Shield problems||3|
|Frame Rust problems||3|
|Door Hinge problems||2|
|Roof And Pillar problems||2|