The Worst 2001-2006 Elantra Problems

Hyundai's Self-Peeling Paint

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Hyundai’s self-healing paint is advertised to heal minor scratches using a chemical compound called scratch recovery clear. However, owners content over time that same compound allows the paint to come off in large sheets.

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What Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

Worst Topics

Worst Years

3rd Generation Elantra in the News

Peeling Paint Lawsuit Dismissed

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A peeling paint lawsuit has been dismissed by a California district judge.

Whether Hyundai knew the paint was defective was a question because the automaker said third-party websites talked about the problems, but customers weren't complai … continue reading

By the Numbers

  1. 6 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 108 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  3. 36th in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 50 eligible generations.