Learn how to replace the engine air filter on Hyundai vehicles. The guide is based on a 2016 Hyundai Sonata, but the procedure is similar for other models.

It should help you change the engine air filter on vehicles such as Access, Santa Fe, Elantra, Veloster, etc.

What you will need

  • Hyundai engine air filter
  • Screwdriver
  • Vacuum


Replace Change Hyundai Engine Air Filter
  1. Set the shifter in Park and engage the parking brakes.

  2. Turn off the ignition. Allow the engine to cool down.

  3. Open the hood. Pull the hood release under the dashboard. Open the hood and look for the air filter housing on the driver’s side of the engine.

  4. The air filter housing is a large plastic box located on the driver’s side of the engine. You will also see a large hose from the air filter housing to the engine. Open the air filter box by pulling out the cover. Unclasp the large clips that keep the filter locked. As you remove the air filter, be careful that dust or dirt does not enter the air intake.

  5. Remove the engine air filter from the housing.

  6. Vacuum any debris and leaves that may be inside the air filter housing.

  7. Install the new engine air filter. Pull out the old air filter. Push the new air filter into the air filter housing. Make sure the new filter is seated properly. Lock the two tabs by pushing them in place.

  8. Insert the new air filter in the box. Ensure it sits properly; otherwise, you may not be able to close the air filter housing correctly.
  9. Close the air filter housing. Close the hood and start the engine.

Replacing the engine air filter on Hyundai vehicles is easy once you watch the video and follow the steps. For more help with your Hyundai, check out the Vehicle Repair Guides section.

Hyundai Engine Air Filter Replacement Interval

Typically it is every twenty-four months or 30,000 miles. If driving in extremely dusty or sandy environments, replace the filter yearly.

We strongly recommend you check the suggested interval in your Hyundai owner’s manual.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find shop manual instructions?

Shop instructions on how to change the engine air filter on a Hyundai Elantra in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 can be found here: https://www.hemanual.org/air_cleaner-482.html.

Can I drive with the engine air filter removed?

Do not drive with the engine air filter removed. This can cause excessive engine wear.

How much is the Hyundai Elantra engine air filter replacement costs?

At the dealer or a repair shop, expect to pay between $40-$100. Do-it-yourself cost is less than $20 and 10 minutes of work.

What is the Hyundai Elantra air filter part number?

HYUNDAI 28113-3X000
HYUNDAI 28113-4V100
NAPA 9480
WIX 49480

What are the filter dimensions?

Length: 10.15, Width: 6.44, Height: 2.09

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