How to replace engine air filter Hyundai Elantra 2011-2016

How to replace engine air filter Hyundai Elantra 2011-2016

 HUB: Hyundai, Elantra 2011-2016  
Updated Friday May 18, 2018

Hyundai Elantra Engine Air Filter Replacement 2011-16 Instructions on how to change the engine air filter on Hyundai Elantra. Applicable to model years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.

How to change engine air filter Hyundai Elantra 2011-2016


Step 1: Open Hood

Pull the hood release under the dashboard. Open the hood and locate the air filter housing.

Step 2: Remove Hyundai Elantra engine air filter

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 going 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.

Step 3: Install new Hyundai Elantra 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. 

Insert the new air filter in the box. Make sure it sits properly otherwise you may not be able to close the air filter housing correctly.

Best Air Filter for Hyundai Elantra 2011-2016


Replacement air filters for Hyundai Elantra can be purchased online. Two of the best-selling air filters that have many positive reviews on Amazon are: 

  1. Genuine OEM Hyundai (28113-3X000) Air Filter

  2. EPAuto GP281 Hyundai Elantra Replacement Extra Guard Rigid Panel Engine Air Filter

Frequently Asked Questions


The owner's manual recommends that you change it every 24 months or 30,000 miles. If you drive in extremely dusty or sandy environments, replace the air filter more frequently.

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

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

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.

  • HYUNDAI 28113-3X000
  • HYUNDAI 28113-4V100
  • CARQUEST 83480
  • HASTINGS AF1511
  • MICROGARD MGA49480
  • NAPA 9480
  • PUREPRO A6118
  • WARNER WAF5187
  • WIX 49480

Length: 10.15, Width: 6.44, Height: 2.09

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