4th Generation (2007—2010) Elantra Problems

This generations ranks 47th out of 52 Hyundai generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the transmission (31%), steering (16%), and the interior (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Power Steering Out 6 complaints at an average of 66,604 miles in the 2008 Hyundai Elantra.
  2. Transmission Failure 10 complaints at an average of 60,611 miles in the 2010 Hyundai Elantra.
  3. Front Suspension Failure 2 complaints at an average of 37,283 miles in the 2009 Hyundai Elantra.

What Elantra Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Hyundai model years.

Watch out for the 2010 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2010 101 2 18 22.95
2009 37 3 18 12.56
2008 22 6 18 21.08
2007 15 5 29 5.28

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