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#3375 of 3416 Question for any 2011 GLS owners
Jan 12, 2011 (9:14 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 3416 Re: Question for any 2011 GLS owners [itc55]
Jan 12, 2011 (9:28 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 3416 Re: Question for any 2011 GLS owners [perno13]
Jan 12, 2011 (11:15 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 3416 Re: Question for any 2011 GLS owners [itc55]
Jan 12, 2011 (12:43 pm)
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 3416 Re: Question for any 2011 GLS owners [newhartford]
Jan 12, 2011 (2:16 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 3416 Re: Question for any 2011 GLS owners [itc55]
Jan 12, 2011 (10:07 pm)
I will have to look at mine to see if it has the same issue when I return from vacation!
#3381 of 3416 Re: Question for any 2011 GLS owners [itc55]
Jan 28, 2011 (8:29 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.
#3382 of 3416 Re: So many issues [danib1977]
Feb 19, 2011 (11:26 am)
Seems like you are living my life... Except that I went a couple steps further. I did replace the tranny since I purchased the car (93K miles) for a reasonable price. The tran went at about 100K, but what got my goat was the fact that it went AGAIN in less than 40K miles. Unfortunately, I was outside of the tranny shops warranty. Anyway the engine also blew around 129K and I replaced that (just before the tranny went south the second time). At this point, I am a little weary and not considering I got such a good deal after having spent approximately 3 times the original cost of the car over the past three years of use. I have heard that the 1997 model was a turning point for Hyundai...just wish I would have known that ahead of time. I'm actually selling the car to a mechanic this afternoon for basically the cost of one of my many repair bills...I'm feeling lucky!
Feb 19, 2011 (11:48 am)
If both my fog lights are out on my 2008 hyundai elantra (72,000 Miles) then is that the fuse or the bulbs ?