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Rear hatch door cracked

Yes, I discovered that in my 2018 Elantra about a week after purchase, so I took it back to the dealership, they ordered another handle, had it painted to match and re-installed it a couple of weeks later (under warranty). When I went to pick it up, I noticed another brand new 2018 Elantra on their lot with the exact same problem, and pointed it out to the staff. Perhaps this needs to become a recall issue for this particular year model?
 

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There is a post in the "Hyundai" forum under "Elantra GT" about some finding a crack with the trim handle for their hatch.

https://www.hyundai-forums.com/#/topics/645503?page=1

I just checked mine and as you can see (sorry for the dirt...just after a rain), I too have a crack. Anyone else find this problem?
I saw this thread about a week before I bought my car a couple Sundays ago. The salesman was a young 23 year old kid. He was nice enough but clueless in so many areas once we were sitting down with idle chit-chat waiting on the finance department. He probably thought I was insane and had no idea why I was scrutinizing the the hatch handle area so much.
 

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This does pose some concerns about how well these handles will hold up once the winter weather sets in. Hopefully we don't see anyone taking the assembly right off. Id suggest anyone with similar stress cracks to have it replaced asap.
 

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I had the oil changed at the dealer today and when I picked it up they said they have ordered a new hatch handle for mine even though mine isn’t cracked because there is a recall for them now. They said it would arrive in about a week and they will swap it out.
 

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This does pose some concerns about how well these handles will hold up once the winter weather sets in. Hopefully we don't see anyone taking the assembly right off. Id suggest anyone with similar stress cracks to have it replaced asap.
Yes, in the even of an accident, if first responders need to access the hatch then a faulty handle eats into precious seconds.
Probably a good idea to check all vital parts of our Elantra's ever so often especially during extreme weather conditions that can be challenging for cars.
 
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