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79Sonata, Elantra driving down Hyundai quality scores

Hyundai was the butt of many jokes in the auto industry when it first entered the US market, but since then, it has forged ahead and built cars that stand with the best in their respective segments. The 2011 Sonata and 2011 Elantra were seen as the apotheosis of the brand's forward progress when they were introduced, but falling J.D. Power and Associates Dependability Study results may actually cause them to hurt the company's hard-earned reputation.

45Hyundai recalling 186k Elantras due to possible headliner detachment

Following at least one reported incident of a man who claimed his ear was sliced in half following the deployment of his side airbag, Hyundai has announced a recall for certain model year 2011 through 2013 Elantras; specifically those manufactured from November 12, 2010 through March 5, 2013. In these Elantra models, a support bracket that is attached to the car's headliner may become dislodged when the side curtain airbag deploys. If that should happen, occupants may be in danger of a laceratio

10NHTSA expanding Hyundai Elantra investigation over possible airbag danger

Back in May, we reported on the unlucky driver of a 2012 Hyundai Elantra who claimed his ear was sliced in half following the deployment of his side airbag. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has since looked into the incident, and while it did not issue a recall, it has expanded its investigation to include all fifth-generation (2011 through 2013 model years) Elantra sedans.

51Feds investigating 2012 Hyundai Elantra after airbag separates driver from his ear

Safety features like airbags are supposed to keep us safe in the event of a collision. But one driver allegedly met with a nasty surprise when an airbag in his car reportedly sliced his ear in half.

33Consumer group cries foul on Hyundai's 40-mpg claim

Right when it looks like Hyundai can do no wrong, we have this: A consumer protection group is asking the United States Environmental Protection Agency to look into claims that the Elantra has exaggerated fuel economy numbers.

120Consumer group cries foul on Hyundai's 40-mpg claim

Right when it looks like Hyundai can do no wrong, we have this: A consumer protection group is asking the United States Environmental Protection Agency to look into claims that the Elantra has exaggerated fuel economy numbers.

4Autoblog Podcast #246

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39How Hyundai is making better interiors by using volcanic rock

Cloth, leather, Alcantara and that weird netting on the dashboards of some Chevrolet Cruze sedans are all examples of the varied materials employed to build the interior spaces of modern automobiles. Hyundai is exploring new ways to bring the passenger cabin together, and the newest item at the Korean automaker's disposal is volcanic rock.

AddReport: Hyundai may import Elantra from Korea to meet surging demand

2011 Hyundai Elantra – Click above for high-res image gallery

37Report: Hyundai may import Elantra from Korea to meet surging demand

2011 Hyundai Elantra – Click above for high-res image gallery

5Autoblog Podcast #213: With Dave Sullivan of AutoPacific

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502011 Hyundai Elantra configurator hits the web

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122First Drive: 2011 Hyundai Elantra

Korean Compact Is A No-Gimmicks Eco-Warrior

AddVideo: Hyundai launches Save the Asterisks campaign for 40-mpg Elantra

2011 Hyundai Elantra gets 40 mpg, no asterisks – Click above to watch the video after the break

46Video: Hyundai launches Save the Asterisks campaign for 40-mpg Elantra

2011 Hyundai Elantra gets 40 mpg, no asterisks – Click above to watch video after the break

86LA 2010: 2011 Hyundai Elantra offers 40 mpg from $14,830*

2011 Hyundai Elantra – Click above for high-res image gallery

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