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Engine won't start

Hyundai Elantra 2013 2.0L limited 75498 miles
Wife and I were out shopping today, Stopped at the market to pick up groceries. Headlights and radio work fine, but engine would not turn over. Got a jump start from Hyundai roadside assistance(good service) and drove the car for about 30 minutes to recharge the battery. Arrived at home, turned off the ignition. Tried to restart the car, but the engine wouldn't turn over. Headlights, radio, pwr windows, seats, etc, all work fine. Checked alternator belt tension, and it seemed to be ok. Didn't pull battery to have it checked. Any suggestions?
confused from United States 7 years ago  
18 reports 
jrok from United States 6 years ago
My wife has a 2015 elantra and am having the same issue, less than 17000 miles...did you ever find out what was the issue?
2013 red coupe cop magnet from Canada 6 years ago
If the battery is under a certain charge then a jump will work and the lights will work but it won't be able to recharge from the altenator .take it to a shop like Canadian tire or "the us equivalent " and get then to check it. Usually done free
AKuby from Canada 5 years ago
Keep in Park , found a little trick to it , as you turn the key , play with the shifter fiddle it in place back and forth. She'll go
Wan xxx xxx abe from United States 5 years ago
I'd say get a voltmeter tested alternator output it should be 14 volts without the lights on down to 12 if they are. If the lternator is putting out the voltage is necessary check yor contacts of your battery post see if they're corroded they may look clean on top but underneath they still may not be making contact
Boby from Australia 4 years ago
Tried to to jump start with jump cables won't even kick over. Is there fuses that might be blown
Cassy from Australia 2 years ago
I just wrote a big long comment explaining what it could be & the issues I had... I can see this post is a couple of years old... but it might hopefully help anyone else out 👍🏼😊
Cassy from Australia 2 years ago
The inhibitor switch needs replacing!

I’m in Brisbane, Australia & had the same issues! So frustrating!
Every time I was in a rush to be somewhere!

1st time, I had the battery replaced. 2 weeks later my car wouldn’t start every second day, then weeks later- 4 times in 1 day!

Most times it would start after 8 tries - but the last time - it wouldn’t start after 25 goes! 😤

Had to walk all my groceries home, then walk back before my car got towed!

Roadside assistance tried to start charging me $85 callout free + tow fee, then the service centre wanted to charge me $160 to tell me what’s wrong with it!
Even though i have gold cover warranty!
I told them all where to go!

So after several hours of online research MYSELF... (& I know NOTHING about cars!)
I came to the conclusion that it was the Inhibitor switch!

At my next service I asked them to check what the problem is (after complaining to the Car Dealership Manager), they checked for free, however couldn’t find any faults / issues! 🙄

The Manager told the service guys to order in the part & change it anyway (due to my persistence) and guess what????
No issues since!! 😱🥳

The new Inhibitor Switch part is a slightly different shape from the original.
So if your car isn’t under warranty anymore, contact Hyundai & they should supply the part for Free!
Otherwise it’s only a $20 part & takes 10 mins to change over. There is 1 good YouTube video of a guy showing it.
I have a 2013 Hyundai Elantra, it had only done 23,000 klm’s. I’m female & the roadside assist guy kept trying to tell me it’s definitely something more serious like the starter motor etc 🙄
I told him there’s no way it could be that!
Anyways, hope this helps a few more annoyed & frustrated people out there! 👍🏼😊

Clock tire gage radio

Hyundai Elantra 2013 4 cylinder  110000 miles
Clock don’t work. Tire gage stays on radio don’t work doors don’t lock help
Adele from United States 3 years ago  
3 reports 
nicole from United States a year ago
Hi I have the same issue and its really bothering me what is any solution's to fix ? do u know why is this happening ? where did u go to fix your problem ?
Richard from Canada a year ago
The problem is in the fuse box inside touches the three-wire socket. I will clean it with WD40
richard from Canada a year ago
There is an on off socket, open it and close it several times


Hyundai Elantra 2000  200000 miles
I need some help with my Elantra. There is no problem to start the engine but, when turning it off and starting it back, it won't work. I've already checked spark plugs, wiring and the electrical system and don't know what else to do. It is only after a waiting for a couple of hours that the engine will start again. The coil is not heating and I have no idea what it can be its problem. I would really appreciate any help.
nando from United States 7 years ago  
1 reply 
Elvira from United States 7 years ago
I am a mechanic and, by the things you are talking about, I would definitely say it is a coil's failure. There are two types of coils for the Elantra, one with a single connection and another one with three. Check which one is yours.


Hyundai Elantra 2012 Limited 100000 miles
After driving for maybe 20 min. In 87deg. F. The temperature gauge goes to red line. Note: should fans go on by the radiator when temperature goes up?
Is their a sensor or fuse that we should check or me being old school it would be the thermostat?
Kris from United States 6 years ago  
5 reports 
Smartblonde from United States 5 years ago
Thermostat is a good first move but there is also a cooking temperature sensor that should be on the block. Yes the fans should kick on if they are too hot. Have u checked the hoses for the correct temps or to see if pregnant? Another thing to check most people forget about is the heater core if u turn on the heat does the temp go down?if it does then it's the thermostat if not possibly the heater core may need replaced and please fill the antifreeze up thru the reservoir with the car running so it doesn't create a bubble that will cause overheating until the air is released from the system.

2013 Hyundai Elantra limited push button cranks but won't start

Hyundai Elantra 2013  169 miles
I have a 2013 Elantra limited. It's a push button start. It does not have a key start. The car does not start. It cranks up but will not turn over. The security light stays on. It supposed to go off after 3 seconds. A mechanic told me that if the security yellow light with the picture of a car and a key stay on, that keeps the car from starting. I change batteries in hob. I tried both key hob and held key to ignition switch and it still won't start. I believe the problem is with the immobilizer or the key hob. I think one of them needs reprogramming. But i am not sure.
pontig6 from United States 5 months ago  
5 reports 
pontig6 from United States 4 months ago
Car crank’s but don’t start. Security light stays on. I check all relays and fuses and reprogram keys and had locksmith scan car with computer and car 2013 Elantra still won’t start... there is no codes in scan tools

Stereo Song Recording Storage??

Hyundai Elantra 2013 Sedan  15000 miles
I keep recording songs however I don’t know where they get saved to!
I’ve watched the Available Time left to record more songs go down from 10 hours, now it’s FULL!?
I used to see the list of My Music...
I saved those songs onto a USB, then deleted the songs in My Music (Stereo) hoping it would free up space again, but it didn’t. Now My Music doesn’t even show up!?

Do I need to reset the whole stereo & start over?
How do I reset it?
It won’t stuff up anything else will it?

Cassy from Australia 2 years ago  
Rank 2
1 report 
Cassy from Australia 8 months ago
Do I need some sort of code or something to reset my Stereo so I have available space to record songs, and play ‘My Music’ from the folder again?

Electrical issue

Hyundai Elantra 2012 automatic 185000 miles
My low tire light will come on (no low tires), my radio goes out, my clock goes out, locks on doors do not work, "trip" information will not work, dome light, etc. After days of not working, they will just all come back on. This time however, my low tire pressure light stayed on and the dome light won't work. Everything else came back on. Does anyone else have this issue? One person on a forum mentioned if LCM/JCB was getting wet and shorting out (on another person's car). I have no idea what this is.
Carol from United States 4 years ago  
3 reports 
Quetts from other 7 months ago
Mine too has that same problem
I hate Hyundai from United States 4 months ago
I am experiencing the same issue also

It shorted out changingaudio

Hyundai Elantra 2006 Automatic  7000 miles
No electrical interior windows, door locks. Inside lights radio tail lights don't work, checked all fuses ok, fuses engine compartment ok. What can it be it runs
Doncarlos from United States 6 years ago  
5 reports 
2013 red coupe cop magnet from Canada 6 years ago
I had this issue too. The 10a fuse didn't look blown but it was. Change it with a spare. This was frustrating as hell when I changed my interior lights
Kevin from United States 4 years ago
2015 Elantra with 62000 miles on it and blue tooth radio quits working...dealership says your out of luck warranty ends at 60000 miles...any suggestions on what problem is???...Unimpressed with Hyundai dealership and will never buy another one...after this is fixed I will trade car in and never buy another hyundai...I have found out that radio problems are not new to Hyundai...Congradulations hyundai I will spread my opinion of your car to as many people as I can!!!!

Heater blows cold air

Hyundai Elantra 2018  450 miles
From the get go the heater has not worked. I only have seat heater and steering wheel heat! Korean made vehicles have this issue Canadian made cars don’t! They deny the problem existed before I bought the car! But they also said others have this and they are waiting for an update from Korea to fix the issue. It was a cold winter and at times had frost on inside of car.
Trudy from Canada 5 years ago  
1 report 
Elantra17 from Canada 5 years ago
Judy, I have a 2017 Hyundai Elantra and it also has no heat. Dealership tested the heating system in a heated shop, then Hyundai Canada sent me an email telling me there is no problem with the heating system. I was told in December it was a software problem, then January I was told to wait for parts. I filed a claim with CAMVAP, I have to much invested in this car not to see this through with binding arbitration. Contact me at

No tunes no maplights

Hyundai Elantra 2005 Elantra 220000 miles
My drivers side turn signal was out. When checking bulb it was loose connection when fixing contact I blew fuse replaced fuse so all light working but interior lights, click, radio are not working. Checked all fuses all fine
Jenni from United States 5 years ago  
1 report 
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Parking lights stay on

Hyundai Elantra 2012 manual 55000 miles
I was cleaning the car from the passenger side and used the radio with the key in first position. The parking lights wouldn't go out. Jiggled around under the pedals and the lights went out. Is this the relay?
Jaimie from Canada 6 years ago  
8 reports 
Smartblonde from United States 5 years ago
The parking lights are like
Running lights. You have to manually turn off the lights and then the safety board that the safety of your car is being regarded with the lights on as some parts of the ua require them for safety


Hyundai Elantra 2005 Sedan 4dr  240 miles
Sometimes when I’m driving (every single time has been at night when the lights have to be on) the exterior lights go dim, all of my interior and dash lights shut off, radio shuts off, and the car is super loud and sounds like an airplane when I hit the gas.
Kathryn from United States a year ago  

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Over heating

Hyundai Elantra 2013  61387 miles
My car over heat after about one hour drive to the point where the water boils.
PATRICK from other 4 years ago  

Fuel smell outside and inside car

Hyundai Elantra 2004 Gt 100000 miles
My elantra occasionally has a smell of fuel which is so strong you can smell it outside of the car. Once it's driven with windows down it is gone and can roll windows back up. I only. Smell it again once the car gas been sitting.
There are no visible leaks.
Jugheas from Canada 6 years ago  
3 reports 

Revolutions drop

Hyundai Elantra 1999  275794 miles
After driving my car for a while without any problems, when the car is finally warm, revolutions suddenly drop and the car cannot be accelerated. All of a sudden, it speeds up alone but remains with the problem. Only after turning it off, it will start working normally again. There is no overheating, only a failure when warm.
reynold from United States 7 years ago  
2 reports 
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