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#160 of 209 Re: Popping/Creaking noise from rear window [janpand]
Mar 25, 2010 (6:20 am)
This happens to my 2009 Hyundai Elantra too.
It's driving me nuts, how do I make it stop?
Is there a recall or something?
Everytime I go over a bump or turn into my driveway it pops from the rear window area.
#161 of 209 Engine vibration when accelerated to 35-40MPH
Mar 25, 2010 (9:44 am)
my 2007 elantra has strong vibration under the hood when I accelerate slowly to 35-40 miles/hour. I took it to the dealer 2 times and they say they can't find the problem.
It only happens when I put the gear to "D", I tried to put the gear to "3" or other settings and no vibration at 35-40mph.
Does any experience this vibration?
#162 of 209 Re: Popping/Creaking noise from rear window [mcphunk]
Mar 25, 2010 (10:03 am)
I went to the dealer a few times on that; and they finally figured that it is coming from the rear window... They applied some kind of a lubricant between the window sealing. It still persisted after that.
I took it back to them, and they convinced me that it would go away after sometime; and re-applied the lubricant.
At that time they also said that if it still doesn't go away; the next time I come they would call the 'Glass repair' folks and have the rear window removed and resealed.
Anyways, long story short, the noise went away after a couple of days just with the lubricant...didn't have to go back for the glass work. It has been 4-5 months now, and I don't get that noise anymore.
#163 of 209 Re: Can a broken break switch speed up the car? [schukanuoslady]
Mar 25, 2010 (11:52 pm)
Unfortunately, changing the break switch didn't help. It fixed the immediate problem with the messed up transmission, after the cop chase, but after several months, we still experience random speed-ups when breaking. After not being able to stop for a few times, and coming away from the dealer ship with "no problems found" and after we couldn't stop at a red light last time for the same reason again, we initiated the lemon law proceedings... It is really scary to drive a car, that we don't know if it would stop or actually speed up when we push the break. We will see where that leads...
#164 of 209 Re: Popping/Creaking noise from rear window [janpand]
Apr 04, 2010 (6:55 pm)
We have had this same problem with our 09 Elantra. It was happening quite frequently when we first bought the car in July 09. As usual when we took it to the dealer it did not happen for them. However, it seemed to go away during the winter months but, has now returned since the weather has warmed up here in Ohio. Any additional help or thoughts on this topic. Seems like the same problem you were having. It seems to happen more frequently when are making sharp turns, turning to and when we start to go up a grade or as of now sometimes when we go over bumps.
#165 of 209 Re: Popping/Creaking noise from rear window [snyder94]
Apr 05, 2010 (6:31 am)
I have the same problem with my Limited Edition 08. I figured out that this noise is coming from trunk. I lubricate the hinges and the rubber buffer and seems like the noise is gone. Looks like over the time hinges got dry and star making cracking sound.
#166 of 209 Loss of power when coming to a stop
Jun 09, 2010 (4:01 pm)
My 2007 Hyundai Elantra has lost power three times in the past 2 weeks as I have been breaking to come to a stop at a red light. Each time it has happened, the engine has been relatively cool. It has happened within a few blocks of work after the car has been parked all day. After it rolls to a stop, all the dashboard lights flash on and then off. I have been able to restart the car each time after turning off the ignition and have then been able to drive it home (about 10 miles) without any further issues.
I have taken it to two different Hyundai dealerships and neither service department has been able to replicate the problem or find any stored codes that would indicate what the issue is. I am still under warranty, but they tell me they can't do anything for me at this point. The first service rep simply told me to keep the Hyundai Roadside Assistance number handy. The second rep told me to try fueling it with a higher octane grade.
I am extremely frustrated and I am anxious about driving it. Does anyone have any suggestions???
#167 of 209 Re: Loss of power when coming to a stop [epd1979]
Jun 09, 2010 (6:27 pm)
1. Have your battery tested. Check the alternator output while you're at it. With the lights flickering I'd suspect the electrical system.
2. Check/change any filters you can. Air filter, etc. If not electrical, then maybe it isn't getting the air or fuel it needs.
3. Agree with burning a few tanks of premium. It's possible you got some bad gas.
4. They shouldn't need changing but check/clean the spark plugs.
#168 of 209 Re: Loss of power when coming to a stop [fushigi]
Jun 14, 2010 (7:44 pm)
I truly thank you for your reply. I will work down your list.
#169 of 209 Re: Can a broken break switch speed up the car? [thadson]
Jun 18, 2010 (1:17 am)
We are looking for people who have the same problem as we do with our 2008 Hyundai Elantra.
We had several occasions since last summer (2009) where when stepping on the brake instead of slowing down the engine revved up and the car started speeding without touching the gas pedal. We have the cruse control on when driving, however it is not always set. …For instance we were getting chased by an officer as the car would not slow down when stepping on the brake in a limited speed zone…or lurching forward in a parking lot as we wanted to come to the final stop, causing the car running into the 4 lane traffic through the bushes and the side walk. The car has been back to the dealership 5 times and since they cannot duplicate the problem they say there is no problem existing. They are implying that we cannot drive, and that we are maybe lying about it to take advantage of the manufacturer.
We had arbitration, and since at the time of the arbitration test drive the problem did not occur, they decided that the car is not dangerous to drive, and the problem does not exist. They implied their solution of trading in the car and get a new one. The car is a road hazard it can cause a deadly accident at any time, and since the problem occurs randomly it cannot be avoided really. How could we possibly trade it in and sleep well at night knowing that maybe someone else will be hurt just because we passed over our problem. Just because we would not own the car that does not mean that the problem is solved. We are in shock to see that certain individuals value money more then human life.
We are going to go further with this issue to another arbitration and trying to find people who have the same problem.
Online, we have found a lot of complaints about the same type/model of car and same issue; we will pursue to find those people as well. Your help would be greatly appreciated. We have to do something together for public safety before something tragic happens.....
Thank you very much for your time...We are looking forward hearing from you.