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#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 ?
#3384 of 3416 2006 Elantra Left Front Wheel Hub and Bearing
Jul 02, 2011 (4:42 pm)
I needed a new wheel bearing. Mechanic replaced hub and bearing. When I pointed out that the two screws on the front of hub did not match up was told that wouldn't hurt anything. The next day I contacted a mechanic at dealer and was told the wrong part was used. He would not say if not having two front screws was ok or not.
The car is driving good now. I was hearing a very bad grinding noise.
Do you think there could be any problems without the two screws?
#3385 of 3416 2006 Elantra Radiator replacement
Aug 13, 2011 (9:17 pm)
Can anyone give me a basic idea on how to replace the radiator in my Elantra? I do have average to maybe a little above repair experience but do not want to get in over my head.
#3386 of 3416 Re: 2006 Elantra Radiator replacement [mike_s2]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Aug 14, 2011 (7:27 am)
Drain the engine coolant.
Remove the upper and lower radiator hoses and ATF (automatic transmission fluid) cooler hoses.
Disconnect the fan motor connector
Separate the air conditioner condenser with radiator.
Remove the heat shield.
Remove the battery and battery tray.
Remove the air duct and make the task space.
Remove the reservoir tank and make the task space. (10 mm bolts)
Remove the radiator upper bracket (10mm bolts) then pull up the radiator.
Remove the cooling fan from the radiator.
Install the cooling fan to the radiator.
Install the radiator at the air conditioner condenser. Installation is in the reverse order of removal.
Connect the fan motor connector.
Install the upper and lower radiator hoses, and ATF cooler hoses.
Fill with engine coolant.
Start engine and check for leaks.
#3387 of 3416 Big Problems with Hyundai Elantra
Sep 14, 2011 (11:12 am)
I had a Nissan Sentra for fourteen years and 160,000 miles with very few real problems. But eight years ago I puchased a two-year old 2001 Elantra. I swear to you that the minute that car hit 100,000 miles everything major that could go wrong with it, did go wrong. For example,this summer I had to have the air conditioner fixed because of a major leak; cost: $990. Two weeks after that, my electric windows would periodically fail to raise or lower. The problem is still not fixed but the mechanics just figured out that the wires are corroded between the door panels and body of the car; the kits to replace them, before labor, will cost $1320.
I won't even go into all the other costs of just routine maintenance, which are also very high (ok, belts replaced: $750.)
I am warning you that Hyundai's, in my opinion, are financial disasters waiting to happen. I am a private school teacher, and the huge costs to me are taking major hit on my savings.
Put simply: I will never buy a Hyundai again, and I advise anyone here not to do so either.