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Hyundai Elantra, Sedan
#5110 of 5565 Re: radio codes [jessie02]
Aug 07, 2006 (6:25 pm)
This is a securtiy code used for the radio in case it is stolen from the car which makes the entire radio unusable until you enter the code. I had bought a used 95 Elantra in 1997 with the same problem and I called Hyundai at the time. All they needed was the serial number of the radio and they gave me the code over the phone. However, they may not do this today. In worst case scnario you may have to take the car into a dealer so they can get you a code. My 94 Mitsubishi 3000 GT VR4 has a similiar code and Mitsubishi never gave the code out over the phone. It cost me $50 to get the code for the Mitsubishi so Hyundai hopefully wouldn't charge as much.
#5111 of 5565 Our local supply has gone over to only E10
Aug 08, 2006 (11:05 am)
and our local dealer said the number of Check Engine Light type service has gone up. My Elantra is in the shop right now getting a new sensor put in. I don't know if it is a result of E10 not, although I tend to think not since it is a sensor on the intake (MAF).
If I have any complaint with the car it's the CELs I've gotten. I had several attributed to loose fuel cap, then one they fixed by putting in a new purge control valve (under warranty). Since that was replaced, no more "loose fuel cap" CELs. Coincidence? Who knows.
The latest one is being blamed on the MAF sensor and a new MAF is being put on as I write this. My theory is that to get the ULEV rating, Hyundai had to tighten up on all their engine parameters such that at least some cars are on the hairy edge of what the computer thinks is okay. I'm hoping that whatever CELs I'm getting all get covered under warranty, but we'll see.
Driveability has never been an issue, though. The car hasn't stranded me, and even though the CELs for the purge valve and the MAF sensor were both P0172, running rich, my mileage has always been consistent and slowly improving, so I tend to believe it is a sensor thing and the car isn't really running rich. We'll see.
Aug 08, 2006 (4:18 pm)
jflemmons: Replaced under the Hyundai powertrain warranty? Intriguing, but I may wish to avoid waiting for it to die. The Interstates seem to be rated consistently low in Consumer Reports; of course this is the brand my trusted mechanic sells.
#5113 of 5565 Re: Battery [jimbeaumi]
Aug 08, 2006 (6:05 pm)
I just replaced a dead Interstate on a Ford Tempo that served me well for four years. I was pretty happy with it.
#5114 of 5565 Re: Battery [jimbeaumi]
Aug 08, 2006 (6:21 pm)
Replaced under some warranty, not sure as the car was less than two years old at the time. It seems it was free replacement for 24 months, then pro-rated out to 60. The battery has Hyundai all over it, but in small print says Interstate. My mechie says they have had much better luck with them than the OEMs.
BTW, found out yesterday that my trusted Hyundai tech was hit on his motorcycle by a red light runner and may loose some of his fingers. Witness accounts state the lady that ran the light wasn't even close. He had a green light, hesitated, and saw her blowing through at the last second and tried to avoid. I am going over for tranny service on Saturday and will find out how he is doing.
Red light runners here in the Austin area have become epidemic. I have lost count of how many fatalities have occured this year by these idiots. In most cases what I see are not the "it was just pink" violators, but the "screw you, I ain't stopping" jackasses that think they are the center of the universe. Some of the courts here are starting to hand down major sentencing on these where accidents occur.
#5115 of 5565 Re: Battery [jimbeaumi]
Aug 09, 2006 (5:59 am)
The Interstates seem to be rated consistently low in Consumer Reports; of course this is the brand my trusted mechanic sells.
Interesting Interstate is one of the best out there; reason # 23,651 why I don't trust CR.
Aug 13, 2006 (3:48 pm)
Battery ended up dying on me about a day before I was going to stop in for a replacement, and just before their shop closed. Two employees stopped for a battery at CarQuest (did not have my size at the shop) and brought it to where I work and intstalled it -- a house call! Portland Motor Sales here in Maine are THE BEST group of guys!
Snakeweasel -- I'll trust CR as I have for years because I know people who have worked for the organization, and I haven't yet read how you test batteries to determine that Interstate is "one of the best".
#5117 of 5565 Re: Battery [jimbeaumi]
Aug 14, 2006 (5:57 am)
I'll trust CR as I have for years because I know people who have worked for the organization
So have I and thats another reason I won't trust CR (among some others), some of the things he told me are down right worrisome.
I haven't yet read how you test batteries to determine that Interstate is "one of the best".
I have never "tested" batteries, but those that have support that claim.
#5118 of 5565 smoothest tire??
Aug 21, 2006 (7:23 am)
Please forgive me for asking you this question again, but I
dont seem to remember your response completely.....
Im about to replace my OEM Michelin tires on my 2005 GLS.
Im deciding between the Kumho Solus KH16 or Cooper Lifliner
SLE. I know you said that the Cooper were even more smoother
and quieter than the OEM Michilens, but are the Kumhos even
better than the Coopers??
#5119 of 5565 Re: smoothest tire?? [nodule]
Aug 21, 2006 (7:28 am)
As I don't have either tire, I can't give you a good answer. I had Kumho Ecsta HP4 716s on a '01 GLS, and they were smoother and quieter than the OEM Michelins. I liked them a lot--great value. The made-by-Cooper tires (not the Lifeliner SLEs) I have now on my '04 GT are smoother and quieter than the OEM tires also, but since the two cars have different suspensions (GT is stiffer), it's a little hard to compare the two of them directly. I am pleased with the performance of both of them, especially since they cost a fraction of the Michelins (Kumhos were less than the Coopers).