The Worst 2007-2010 Elantra Problems

Hyundai's Self-Peeling Paint

Updated on

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.

Read More

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

4th Generation Elantra in the News

Peeling Paint Lawsuit Dismissed

Posted on

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

What Elantra Owners Say About This Generation

This seems to be a common problem for [Elantras]. Door handles just shouldn't come off. So strange.

By the Numbers

  1. 4 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 181 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to

  3. 43rd in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 50 eligible generations.