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Hyundai Elantra, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#626 of 657 2011 elantra poor gas mileage
Jun 10, 2012 (11:33 am)
I agree with all of you who have poor gas mileage with the Elantra. Hyundai's response has been that of total indifference. My local TV station (Maine) is doing a segment on this and how people are getting ripped off with no recourse for this false advertising. If some cars are getting the mileage and some aren't, it is not necessarily the driver's fault. Hyundai would be better served trying to find the part that is causing this discrepncy. I am pursuing lemon law arbitration for this.This is false advertising. When you buy a car or other product there is an implied warranty that the car will do what it is supposed to do, this is not right. Call your attorney general. Also, see Graham Jefferson from USA today's article on his bad experience with this car. Conumer Watchdog also has written to Hyundai about the problem. Never again will I buy a Hyundai.
#627 of 657 Re: 2011 elantra poor gas mileage [hyundaidame]
Jun 10, 2012 (1:30 pm)
Can you make it easier to followup on these stories by providing links to the station in Maine's coverage and to the USA Today article? Much appreciated!
#629 of 657 Re: 2011 Elantra after reaching 12000 miles in 10 Months [pbhatt]
Jun 23, 2012 (4:01 am)
Your driving too fast to get the mpg it says it will get mpg is rated at 55 mph roughly fill the tires to 41 psi switch to synthetic oil use cruise control you will get the 40 mpg at 55/60 mph I have an 08 elantra getting 38mpg 60mph I use nothing but amsoil oils and top quality fuels the dealer is useless they don't much about the technical parts of mechanics thats why not many people can truthfully answer real world mpg questions try to use fuel treatments 3-4000 miles keep the air filter clean the engine is an air pump the more freely the air moves the more efficient the engine will be
#630 of 657 Re:poor MPG in Elantra
Jun 23, 2012 (6:16 pm)
My problem is the car is not getting the gas mileage or anywhere near what I bought it to do. The problem is NOT my driving with the heat/air conditioner on/poor inflated tires, wrong oil, wrong gas, wrong gas station/driving too fast/driving too slow/driving in rain/driving in snow/having the radio on, cd playing, windows rolled down or talking to my kids in the car. The car has a defect. The 08 Elantra is a completely different vehicle aerodynamically. Hyundai owes it to its customers to find out WHY some of these cars are not functioning and some are. I am getting 40 percent less gas mileage than expected. I could drive 15 mph on cruise control and maybe hit 27 mpg. Thanks
#631 of 657 Re: 2011 elantra poor gas mileage [backy]
Jun 23, 2012 (6:26 pm)
Thanks. will do. I think some people are getting the mileage but clearly a good percentage of people aren't. Hyundai should look at the reason why instead of trying to blame the drivers. There may be a part that is manufactured differently in some of these cars. 40% less is a lot of gas mileage not be getting. shame on Hyundai. If i went to a grocery store and bought a gallon of milk and when I got home it was only a half gallon, the store would take it back. that is good customer service. there is an implied warranty when you buy a product (gallon of milk/or a 23,000 car) that it will do/be what you bought it to do/be. I am spreading the word that Hyundai does not stand by their product. My daughters each of a hyundai (which are fine cars) but they will never buy another one again.Saab had awful customer service and look what happened to them.
#632 of 657 Re: 2011 elantra poor gas mileage [hyundaidame]
Jun 24, 2012 (9:46 am)
You know, one quick way to tell if your car has a defect and get supporting evidence is to rent an Elantra for a day or two (Enterprise has them, and maybe other rental companies). Be sure the tank is topped off and drive it the way you normally do and see what the FE is (both computer and at-the-pump measurements). Then drive your car for the same length of time and on the same routes, and compare. And be sure to document everything. If you see a big difference in FE, take that info to Hyundai. If you do NOT see a big difference... that greatly reduces (but doesn't eliminate) the odds of a defect with your car.
There's some other things you can do, also, e.g. take a run of at least 10 miles (longer is better) on a level highway at a steady 65 mph, resetting the FE meter when you hit 65 mph. Best to do the run in both directions to negate wind and hills effects. Be sure the tire pressure is at spec. Based on published tests, you should be able to get 40 mpg or very close to it under those conditions. If you get considerably below 40 mpg on that test, take those results to Hyundai.
#633 of 657 Re: 2011 elantra poor gas mileage [backy]
Jun 25, 2012 (2:06 pm)
Thank you for the suggestions. My dealership test drove it and got poor mileage too, but Hyundai refuses to do anything about it. The district manager came up and just shrugged, saying the engine checks out fine. Its false advertising.
#634 of 657 Re: Another un-happy and frustrated 2011 Elantra owner [camaroman2012]
Jul 30, 2012 (10:26 am)
Any new news with the dealer? --I am headed toward arbitration over the mileage.so frustarting; I had an independent garage drive it for three days--they got 18.3 mpg, I guess I am driving it conseratively getting 22 mpg.. sigh.
#635 of 657 Another un-happy and frustrated 2011 Elantra owner [camaroman2012]
Sep 10, 2012 (10:44 am)
My frustration is a mirror image of yours. When I saw the new 2011 Elantra advertised online I thought it was beautiful! Then, I saw the 29/40 MPG and had to see this car. I drove the car and loved it! Perfect fit. Turned on a dime. Beautiful styling, roomy interior and I loved it! The first few tanks were a dissappointment. After speaking with a few dealerships, they ALL assured me that the mileage would improve after 7,500 miles which is the “break in” period. REALLY? Then, I called Hyundai Corporate offices and talked with a customer service rep. He had no idea of the “problem.” REALLY? I have averaged 24 MPG since I bought the car...a little less for the first few tanks. AND, I can only drive 250 miles on a tank!!! Yuck! Seems like I’m always stopping to buy gas. So, how does a major car manufacturer get away with advertising ”70%” lower MPG. The average should be about 34 MPG if you drive 50% city and 50% freeway. I don’t care what the EPA comes up with in their tests. The car manufacturer needs to do their own tests and not rely on the government test results. How can we be compensated for this great deception?