Engine Failure Problems of Hyundai Elantra

Hyundai Elantra owners have reported 16 problems related to engine failure (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Hyundai Elantra based on all problems reported for the Elantra.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra 1
Failure Date: 03/19/2019

2013 Hyundai Elantra. Consumer writes in regards to engine failure. The consumer stated he purchased a vehicle and a couple weeks later was informed it needed a new engine. The dealer and manufacturer were notified, but did not offer any assistance.

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car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2014 Hyundai Elantra 2
Failure Date: 03/18/2019

I am the second owner of a 2014 Hyundai Elantra that now has 72,000 miles on it. After experiencing recent issues within the engine of this vehicle, I took it to dave hallman Hyundai in erie, PA where it was determined that the vehicle needed an engine replacement. It was also decided that I would pay the costs of the labor, which totals $2,345. During this experience I have found that Hyundai sonatas, sante fes, and Elantras across the country are experiencing the same issue. As a matter of fact, when I initially took my vehicle to a local mechanic, employees were also working on a santa fe that had experienced engine failure, leading me to question the quality of these vehicles when the issue is so prominent. In the past 4� years I have bought two vehicles from Hyundai, but for reasons beyond my control, have had to replace the first and now potentially the second. Moreover, I have been without a vehicle for four weeks now. I was informed a case manager could assist me, but of the multiple Hyundai representatives, none were able to provide even a phone number. Eight days after representatives told me the case had been submitted, the case manager contacted me only to tell me he could offer no assistance. I was not informed my case would be deemed void in two days, but just happened to call and check. I understand Hyundai maintains policies around the service that can and cannot be provided to second owners. I also understand that as a second owner, my vehicle�s warranty would have expired 12,000 miles ago. However, I am asking that Hyundai correct its mistake and pay full price for selling a defected product that inhibited the safety, reliability, and quality of my vehicle. There is no reason my car should have completely failed this early on. I do not feel Hyundai's customers are responsible for paying to correct such a prominent mistake.

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car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra 3
Failure Date: 08/07/2018

I was on my way back from CO to mn. As I entered lusk, wy, a strange "clunking" noise started to arise from the engine and shortly after the vehicle stopped accelerating. I pulled over and turned the vehicle off waited a couple minutes and then turned it back on. I was no longer able to drive or put the car in reverse. I towed the vehicle to a Hyundai dealership. The dealership report stated that they were "able to start the vehicle and shortly after the crankshaft seized and the engine no longer turned over. " the vehicle had one previous owner so the replacement was not covered by a warranty. I had owned the car for a year and replaced the oil every 3,000 miles. There was no possibilty that the engine failure occured due to negligence on behalf of changing the oil.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra 4
Failure Date: 07/09/2018

Engine failure after 33,000 miles. Hyundai states it will takes 6 to 8 months to fix. All of these engines are on back order. The 100,000 mile warranty does not mean anything if you cant get parts. My dealer has 40 Elantras waiting for engines. Just guess how many they are waiting for nation wide.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2014 Hyundai Elantra 5
Failure Date: 03/29/2018

There is a recall on 2011-14 Hyundai sonata's and santa fe's, Elantra's should also be included with this recall. The engine failed on our 2014 Elantra as my 16 year old son was taking it to the dealership to get an oil change. Hyundai is replacing the engine, and extending the warranty. However I want to insure that Elantras are considered as part of the recall.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra 6
Failure Date: 02/22/2018

2/23/2018 at highway speed near 70 mph, in spring valley, CA. Making sweeping right turn, engine suddenly stops, coast to road shoulder, engine fails start attempts, tow truck called. At tow impound yard 3 days of engine attempt failed. End of 3rd day impound, tow manager started car, ran okay, but car was towed to dealer to assure engine okay. The dealer found no fault with the vehicle. A consumer reporter publication, had 18 same year same model Hyundais with high speed right turn engine failures, but no fix of the problem by dealer or private mechanics for the 18 Hyundai owners. It appears Hyundai is hiding this right turn fault from nhsa, and the public. 18 had repeat incidents after the initial failure.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2014 Hyundai Elantra 7
Failure Date: 02/01/2018

Engine failure due to oil shavings damaging engine. Manufacturer skipped a step in this process. Engine ticks when accelerating and shakes. Manufacturer even diagnosed the engine needing replacement but will not replace it under warranty because I am the second owner. I have maintenanced the vehicle regularly and kept it in good condition.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2014 Hyundai Elantra 8
Failure Date: 01/18/2018

At 75,000 miles, the engine started knocking. I contacted a Hyundai dealer and they told me that the engine is no good anymore. They said it has "internal engine failure". I changed the oil on schedule. A well kept engine shouldn't die with that few miles on it.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2011 Hyundai Elantra 9
Failure Date: 01/08/2018

I started my car and it had developed a loud knock. My car has just over 82k miles. My mechanic informed me that it needed a new engine. I took my car to two dealerships and both said it was a common problem/defect for this make and model year. The dealership informed me that it was caused by a coating on the pistons coming off that eventually causes the knock and engine failure. One dealership had 3 Elantras in their shop for the same issue. My car is not under warranty as I am the second owner. This defect should be addressed as it is exactly the same issue as the sonatas which were recalled.

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car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2014 Hyundai Elantra 10
Failure Date: 08/09/2017

Sudden engine failure due to excessive metal. Car was operating normally on highway when suddenly oil pressure light began flashing on and off. This was followed by knocking which got progressively louder over short period. Rolled into service station to find engine blown. Service station suggested towing to Hyundai for evaluation. Hyundai dealership tore down engine to find "significant" metal and blown cylinder. Hyundai refuses to acknowledge this is a defect.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2011 Hyundai Elantra 11
Failure Date: 03/20/2017

Bought this car used in 2014 with approx 24,000 miles. Ran great first 2 years but at approx 39,000 miles a very loud engine knock developed and has effected the engine performance. This issue is present at start up, idle, in motion, each time the car is running. Hyundai service mysteriously could not hear or diagnose the problem. Engine knock has continued get worse and power has diminished. The engine has not yet failed but most certainly will very soon. My family is at risk each and every time we use this car. The engine problems are similar to the sonata's and santa fe's as well as the kia optima models from 2011 thru 2014 which were part of a class action lawsuit after which there was a engine recall. My understanding is that Hyundai has extended warranty to used Elantra models to 5 years and 60,000 miles. At this point we have only 56,000 miles but the car is 7 years old. They have a known manufacturing problem and are not owning it for all affected and that's catastrophic for those of us not covered. Dealer has told me if I have engine failure the cost of a new engine will be near $5000. Hyundai makes attractive cars but their lack of compassion to the victims of their poor manufacturing process makes Hyundai a poor choice. There have been class action suits for the sonata and optima but no judgement for the benefit of Elantra motors who's engines suffer the exact same issues. There was a whistle blower who opened this all up and said the judgement was not far reaching enough to cover all victims. . Read more...

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2012 Hyundai Elantra 12
Failure Date: 12/14/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Elantra. While driving 50 mph, the engine failed without warning. The vehicle was towed, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 46,000.

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car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2012 Hyundai Elantra 13
Failure Date: 12/01/2016

Engine failure. Driving on freeway. Lost power. Engine light came on. Noise from engine. Pulled over to gas station. Oil was low. Towed to dealer. They said the car had severe oil sludge throughout engine. My car was made at the same alabama manufacturing plant as the recalled Hyundai sonatas that were recalled for engine failure. My car is still under the 5 year warranty. Hyundai of America will not repair or replace my engine because I don't have all my oil and maintenance receipts. I have another 2006 Saturn that I maintained the same way and it is driving perfectly. Please consider a recall for engine failure for elandras built in alabama in 2012. I have seen online other owners with the same make, model and year have similar complaints.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2015 Hyundai Elantra 14
Failure Date: 01/12/2016

2015 Hyundai Elantra. Consumer writes in regards to engine failure.

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car image   Engine Failure problem of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra 15
Failure Date: 04/05/2014

While driving my vehicle at highway speed, the vehicle suddenly stalled without any apparent reason. I was in the middle lane of a three lane highway. I had to coast over to the side of the highway with no steering or brakes due to the engine failure. Once at the side of the highway, the vehicle re-started immediately and ran normally again for about a week when the same thing happened again, this time on a side street at approximately 15 mph. The vehicle once again started back up with no problem. It has run normally again as of this posting.

car image   Engine Failure problem of the 1998 Hyundai Elantra 16

Possible engine failure is causing the vehicle to jerk and stall at all rates of speed. Nlm.

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