What's Wrong with the Hyundai Elantra?

Elantra owners have made 1132 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the engine (18%), followed by the electrical (9%) and the fuel system (8%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Elantra.

Comparing Elantra Generations

You should avoid the 5th generation (2011–2016) Elantra because of its overall PainRank™ of 39.53. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
6th Gen Elantra 2017–2018
32 5.08
5th Gen Elantra 2011–2016
797 39.53
4th Gen Elantra 2007–2010
171 15.34
3rd Gen Elantra 2001–2006
101 6.48
2nd Gen Elantra 1997–2000
23 1.3
1st Gen Elantra 1991–1996
8 0.34

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    The Worst Elantra Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 2006 (35), 2017 (31), 2016 (26), 2008 (21), 2001 (18), 2002 (15), 2007 (15), 2004 (13), 2000 (11), 2003 (10), 2005 (10), 1994 (5), 1999 (5), 1997 (4), 1998 (3), 1996 (3), 2018 (1), 1995 (0), 1993 (0), 1992 (0), and 1991 (0).