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#2374 of 3420 Re: Check engine light [catbabe]
Jun 27, 2006 (11:41 am)
we never used to bring our cars to the dealership for service-usually jiffy-lube or to a friend that had a auto-repair shop. When we bought our hyundai in 2002 we tried the dealership and found when there was something wrong that was covered under warranty or if there was a recall they would let us know. They do not over charge for oil changes IMO. we have owned 2 2002 elantras, 2003 elantra, 2003 sonata, 2004 accent and a 2005 elantra in our family.
#2375 of 3420 Re: Power mirrors won't adjust fully [rcinmd]
Jun 27, 2006 (12:10 pm)
I think you are right on the switch. The odds of two mirrors failing in exactly the same way at the same time is pretty remote (no pun intended). Hopefully the car is still under warranty.
#2376 of 3420 Re: Power mirrors won't adjust fully [backy]
Jun 27, 2006 (4:25 pm)
No more warranty. 2 years old, 102K miles. Problem was not noticed in time
#2377 of 3420 Re: Power mirrors won't adjust fully [rcinmd]
Jun 27, 2006 (4:55 pm)
Wow, that is a LOT of miles in two years!
What kind of relationship do you have with your dealer and their service manager? If it's good, you could talk to them about the fact that the mirror switch wearing out (if that is what it is) isn't really dependent on all the miles you have driven, and see if they will be sympathetic and cut you some kind of a break. It's worth a try, especially if you have been a "loyal customer" and used the dealer a lot for service (102k is a LOT of oil changes!).
#2378 of 3420 Re: Power mirrors won't adjust fully [rcinmd]
Jun 27, 2006 (7:48 pm)
With those kind of miles if you have more than one driver, meaning the mirrors get moved a lot, I could see a switch wearing out.
As a trivia note, in a lot of GM autos, and probably others, a power window failure on the passengers side can actually be tied back to the drivers side switch. It is an unusual circuit, but makes sense after you figure it out.
#2379 of 3420 Re: Power mirrors won't adjust fully [backy]
Jun 28, 2006 (3:19 am)
Actually a friend's car.
Just one driver, and I bet the mirror was adjusted upon delivery, and not tried again till 60K miles, at which point I think that portion of the warranty which would cover the mirror had expired. Just recently discovered that the passenger side was now doing the same thing. At 60K, the passenger side was working properly.
It has been serviced solely by the dealer, including all the scheduled maintenance. They did cut him a break when he had to have the master cylinder and one caliper replaced. Still some out-of-pocket expense though. Now hearing what might be a rear bearing going south. The original Michelins did last 64K though, and the current BFGs are doing well, with a little sign of feathering. That might be the source of the noise now being heard.
All in all, not too bad considering the miles and costs to date. The leather on the driver's side is somewhat shiny now, but still completely intact with no deterioration otherwise. But I am willing to bet the next 100K might get a little more expensive.
#2380 of 3420 Re: Power mirrors won't adjust fully [rcinmd]
Jun 28, 2006 (5:18 am)
You can bet on that. You are probably looking at new brakes, new exhaust system, new struts/shocks, and two more timing belts at a minimum before 200k. And a couple sets of tires also. I don't recall if you said it's a stick but if so a new clutch would probably be needed by 200k too. Still cheaper than buying a new car though.
Jun 28, 2006 (5:57 am)
What does your friend use the car for to rack up those kind of miles? Backy is right on the upcoming maintenance, but if he got 64K out of the original Michelins he's my hero. I'm betting he must do a TON of highway miles, and if that is the case there is no telling how long the clutch could last.
He may be pleasantly surprised on the rear bearing replacement. My experience with the two Elantra's I have ownded is that the repair parts and labor are very reasonable, especially when compared to Honda/Toyota.
#2382 of 3420 Re: I have to ask [jlflemmons]
Jun 28, 2006 (6:25 am)
I'm betting he must do a TON of highway miles, and if that is the case there is no telling how long the clutch could last.
I have known some people downstate in the country that have put almost 200K on cars without changing the clutch.
#2383 of 3420 Re: I have to ask [jlflemmons]
Jun 28, 2006 (6:44 am)
yep, virtually all highway. commute into DC daily.
I did bleed the clutch once, to firm it up a bit.
It appears the BFGs are on their way to get probably 80K.