1st Gen (2009 – 2012) Hyundai Elantra Touring Problems

The 1st generation of the Elantra Touring has a cumulative PainRank™ of 2.93. That can be compared against other Hyundai generations. Shopping for a Hyundai? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 2009–2012 Elantra Touring model years have sent in 35 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the exterior (17%) followed by the suspension (14%) and the transmission (14%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 2012 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2012 16
2011 4
2010 9
2009 6

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