10 months and all that's been done was the replacement brake pads for the "crunchy" sounding ones under a free TSB repair, and the recall about the headliner. Nothing has failed. Just rolled over 10k. The car feels as solid as the day I got it, and rides better from the KYB's and rear sway bar.
For a list of random, isolated issues see the list of threads. Here you can find anything you're looking for, from exploding engines to possessed seat belts. It's the internet after all.
For a list of common issues that an individual owner is likely to encounter, see the "sticky" topics at the top of the page. Peeling leather steering wheels... that's about it. The Elantra really is that good.
Beyond that, some common topics of discussion include:
- Concerns about engine noise (startup howling & rattling noises, and fuel injector ticking, are all somewhat normal on the Elantra)
- Comments about ride harshness/rear suspension
- How realistic the fuel economy ratings are for daily driving conditions
As for my Elantra, we've had no problems in 2.5 years of ownership. There is a slight knocking sound in the steering column when going over bumps, but that hasn't been looked at yet. In my experience with Hyundais the most common issues are minor clunks and bumps in the steering and suspension.