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2012 Hyundai Elantra Recalls & Reliability

These scores and this review are from when the car was new.

Review Last Updated: 10/9/13


There has been 1 safety recall issued from NHTSA.

AIR BAGS , STRUCTURERecall Date: 04/01/2013
  • Summary: Hyundai Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Elantra vehicles manufactured from November 12, 2010, through March 5, 2013. A support bracket attached to the headliner may become displaced during a side curtain airbag deployment.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 186,250
  • Consequence: If the headliner support bracket makes contact with an occupant during a crash, it may cause a laceration injury.
  • Remedy: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will apply adhesive strips to the headliner, free of charge. The safety recall began during April 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's recall campaign number is 109.
  • Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 13V115000


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Hyundai covers all of its vehicles with one of the most comprehensive warranties on the market: a five-year/60,000-mile new vehicle warranty, a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and five years of unlimited roadside assistance.

Hyundai also offers a Trade-in Value Guarantee. Through this program, Hyundai determines what your car will be worth 24 to 48 months down the road. That’s the guaranteed value. If customers choose to purchase a new vehicle during this time frame and want to trade-in their old one, Hyundai will assess the old vehicle’s value, and one of two things will happen. If your Hyundai is worth less than the guaranteed value, you’ll receive the guaranteed value. However, if your Hyundai is worth more than the guaranteed value, you’ll receive the higher amount.

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