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

6th Generation Elantra Key Numbers

  1. 4 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 70 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  3. 37th in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 50 eligible generations.

Recent 6th Generation Elantra News

There's a lot of news out there, but not all of it matters. We try to boil down it to the most important bits about things that actually help you with your car problem. Interested in getting these stories in an email? Signup for free email alerts over at CarComplaints.com.

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    A sunroof isn’t supposed to close when it detects an object in the way.

    However there’s an issue in the way the 2018 Elantra GT’s sunroof motor was programmed that could turn it into a slow, dull, but strong guillotine.

    The system won't detect if a finger, head or other objects are in the way of the closing glass and won't immediately retract.

    Resist the urge to stick your head out of the sunroof until the recall begins in February 2019. Actually, just go ahead and resist that urge in general.

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    Hyundai is issuing a small recall for a big problem if you’re a fan of power steering.

    The automaker says damaged electronic power steering connectors are the cause of the problem, a problem that won't be fun if it happens while driving at slow speeds or around a curve.

    The recall is expected to begin soon.

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    An internal investigation into the 2017 Sonata’s power brakes was opened by Hyundai following four complaints from owners.

    Hyundai was notified in December 2016 that a supplier was receiving an increase of orders for replacement brake boosters for 2017 Elantras … The supplier determined the diaphragm in the brake booster may come loose and cause a vacuum leak.

    Without the power assist, it becomes much harder for owners to press the brake pedal prompting the recall of 33,800 Sonatas. The affected cars were built in Alabama from September 12, 2016, through January 18, 2017.