Recall Alert: 2011-13 Hyundai Elantra


Hyundai is recalling 186,254 model-year 2011-13 Elantra sedans due to a problem with the air bags that could cause an injury, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The affected sedans were manufactured from Nov. 12, 2010, through March 5, 2013. A support bracket attached to the headliner could become displaced during a side curtain airbag deployment. If the headliner support bracket makes contact with an occupant during a crash, it could cut them.

In a statement to, the automaker said it was aware of one minor injury resulting from the problem. A motorist suffered a cut to his ear during a significant collision in a 2011 Elantra that caused the side curtain airbag to deploy.

"Upon inspection, we determined that a support bracket for the headliner could become dislodged during the curtain airbaig deployment if the vehicle had an auto dimming mirror installed at the U.S. port of entry," Jim Trainor, Hyundai's senior group manager for product public relations, said in the statement. "In some of these installations, the technician installing the mirror could interact with the headliner in a manner that partially dislodges the bracket, allowing the side curtain airbag deployment to force the bracket to displace during the course of the collision."

Hyundai will notify owners and expects the remedy to be available in May; dealers will apply adhesive strips to the headliner for free. Owners with questions can call Hyundai at 800-633-5151 or NHTSA's vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236. For more info go to

The Elantra recall comes amid a separate recall of 1.7 million Hyundai and Kia vehicles due to a brake light problem.

Editor's note: This post was updated on April 3 to reflect the body style affected by the recall.

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Is this including the Elantra GT or the Coupe?


I have not read anywhere that the Elantra GT or Coupe have been recalled, but I also would like to know if the other 2013 Elantra Models are included.

Patrick Brill

This article has no use if you do not post a picture of what is wrong with the car. What's the part, where is the part, show a picture of inside the car where it is.... Something.


Is anyone having issues with their horn? I have a 2011 Elantra and this will be my third time having my horn replaced.

lisa thompson

I own a 2013 Hyundai ele. that the passenger tire is wearing from the inside out its front wheel drive the front should wear first if you could tell me what is causing this problem

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