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#3372 of 3420 2005 elantra transmission
Jan 08, 2011 (1:37 pm)
I have a 2005 elantra with 90000 miles on it. I have been having an issue with the transmission slipping between 3rd and 4th gear. It doesn't happen all the time. I had the problem once before at 52000 miles and took it to the dealer. They told me that the transmission needed serviced. I had bought the car with 40000 on it and it had a 12000 mile bumper to bumper warranty on it and I was just outside of it. I argued with them that it should've been serviced before I had bought the car and shouldn't need a service after just over 12000 miles on it so they serviced it for free. That seemed to fix the problem. I know that hyundai recommends changing the fluid every 30000 miles. I have had the fluid changed here recently and I am still having the problem. It's not everyday and it has only happened twice since I've had the fluid changed. My question is should I go ahead and change the filter. It is a pain in the butt to get to and it looks like it has never been changed. I already have the filter because I thought it was going to be like a normal car and have the transmission pan on the bottom of the transmission not the side and almost impossible to get to. Thank you for your help.
#3373 of 3420 Re: 2005 elantra transmission [kjcole]
Jan 09, 2011 (12:08 pm)
You might want to check with a reliable Hyundai service department because even though the aftermarket parts houses show (and sell) a filter for the 2005 Elantra 4spd, my 2005 GT didn't have a filter. That's why you change the fluid every 30K; no filter.
#3375 of 3420 Question for any 2011 GLS owners
Jan 12, 2011 (8:14 am)
Just picked up my 2011 GLS last week. I was completely happy with it until I discovered that the carpeting in the back (where the flooring rolls up to meet the back seat) is very poorly fitted. The carpeting bulges out across the entire length of the seat to the point that it even wrinkles slightly -- it's not adhered to the seat or floor surface at all. If I push against the carpeting, it seems to have a full inch of air between it and the bottom of the seat structure. I can press it back so that it hugs the floor and the seat, but then it just pops back out when I release it.
Anyway, I took it to the service center today and they insist that all 2011 Elantras are like this. "It's a solid fitted piece that we can't really do anything about."
Everything else in the car is so tight that this really bothers. Of course, the dealer is sold out of the 2011 and I can't personally verify that "all Elantras are made this way" since there are none on the lot. Any other owners out there notice this? Is this really a universal problem?
#3376 of 3420 Re: Question for any 2011 GLS owners [itc55]
Jan 12, 2011 (8:28 am)
I don't have a 2011, but this seems like the dealer just threw whatever he had in there. I could be wrong though...definitely check out another 2011 at another dealership if possible.
#3377 of 3420 Re: Question for any 2011 GLS owners [perno13]
Jan 12, 2011 (10:15 am)
Thanks for the reply perno.
Just to be clear for anybody else that comes across this -- I'm not talking about the floor mats. It's the actual carpet upholstery that is bulging up. Where the carpeting meets the back seat -- it looks like a kid who's wearing his dad's suit. Just doesn't fit right.
Looks like a manufacturing error to me. But, dealer says it's "normal."
#3378 of 3420 Re: Question for any 2011 GLS owners [itc55]
Jan 12, 2011 (11:43 am)
This post might better have been in the 2012 Elantra section. They never changed the heading to 2011 when it became apparent that the new Elantra was coming out as a 2011. Anyway - your problem appears to be evidence of shoddy assembly as has been evidenced in the 2011 Sonata board reports as rattles and squeaks. I plan on buying in the spring and this sort of thing gives me pause. Come on Alabama - do better and make us all proud of made in the USA.
#3379 of 3420 Re: Question for any 2011 GLS owners [newhartford]
Jan 12, 2011 (1:16 pm)
Thanks -- I'll check out the 2012 forum. I was wondering why there was a place for 2012 and not 2011. Now I know...
#3380 of 3420 Re: Question for any 2011 GLS owners [itc55]
Jan 12, 2011 (9:07 pm)
I will have to look at mine to see if it has the same issue when I return from vacation!
#3381 of 3420 Re: Question for any 2011 GLS owners [itc55]
Jan 28, 2011 (7:29 am)
I can assure you that this rear carpet problem is NOT common to all 2011 Elantras. I know because today I gave a 2011 Elantra on the showfloor of my local dealer a good going-over, and specifically checked the fit of the rear carpet. It looked fine, i.e. fitted to the floor, and tucked neatly under the rear seat cushion.
If I were you I'd go back to the dealer, and ask the service manager to accompany you as you both inspect a few 2011 Elantras on their lot (once they get some in), and compare the rear carpet to your car's. And tell the service manager you want your carpet fixed/replaced under warranty. If they won't do it, tell the service manager you want to talk with the Hyundai district customer service manager (or whatever they are called).
You could also try a different dealer... one that is more interested in satisfying its customers.