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Hyundai Elantra, Car Warranties, Hatchback, Sedan, Wagon
#28 of 77 Re: Hyundai Elantra: Warranty Questions & Issues [backy]
Oct 26, 2007 (4:21 am)
I just helped my mother with the purchase of an '05 Elantra GT AT with 28,760 miles. The dealer did not have the warranty handbook nor any service records for the car. The title is clean with one previous personal owner. Are there any steps she must take with Hyundai to transfer the warranty? Is there a way to get a copy of the handbook? Are the missing service records an issue? Any help is of course greatly appreciated.
#29 of 77 Re: Hyundai Elantra: Warranty Questions & Issues [pluto8]
Oct 26, 2007 (4:54 am)
I also got a 2005 Hyundai Elantra and I did not have the Handbook. Call there 800 number tell them what you just said and they will send you the copy of the handbook. They are very nice and eager to help you. As far as the warranty goes you still have the powertrain warranty on it. As for me I am getting an extended warranty for mine. When you were doing the financing did the Finance manager ask you about extended warranties.?
Anyway I hope this helps you out. Good Luck with the car. I really love mine. Sweet Ride
#30 of 77 Re: Hyundai Elantra: Warranty Questions & Issues [nkmonty1]
Oct 26, 2007 (3:05 pm)
Actually, at best pluto8 has the remainder of the 5-year, 60k bumper-to-bumper warranty (including powertrain of course). But the extra 5 years of powertrain warranty does not transfer to 2nd and later owners.
#31 of 77 Re: Hyundai Elantra: Warranty Questions & Issues [backy]
Oct 26, 2007 (3:39 pm)
Correct. I called the 800 number and transferred the warranty. They're also sending the copy of the handbook. They said she has the remainder of the 5yr/60k warranty including powertrain and that lack of service records from the prior owner should not be a problem so long as the new service records are safeguarded. I was surprised that the Roadside assistance transfers as well for the original term. I bypassed the generic extended warranties the finance officer offered. Thank you for the replies.
#32 of 77 '04 transmission problem
Jun 26, 2008 (4:20 pm)
my dad's '04 elantra w/ 40K miles broke down this week. it developed trans fluid leak. He took to a local garage the car sat overnight by the morning the garage said it was very low on fluid. He took the car to the dealer to see if still was covered by the warranty - the dealer said that since my dad hadn't changed his trany fluid at 30K they would not honor the warranty. Does this sound right to anyone?
#33 of 77 Re: '04 transmission problem [jfh2]
Jun 26, 2008 (5:56 pm)
I don't have my '04 Elantra owners manual in front of me, but you can check in you dad's as to whether a transmission fluid change is required at 30k miles under the manufacturer's service schedule. If so, then I can see the point of the dealer, although they should explain how not changing the transmission fluid 10k miles ago would have caused a transmission leak. I know I had my Elantra's transmission flushed at 30k miles, but I don't recall whether it was a recommended or required service.
#34 of 77 Re: '04 transmission problem [backy]
Jun 26, 2008 (9:36 pm)
I thought that your 04 was a 5-speed like ours.
#35 of 77 Re: '04 transmission problem [backy]
Jun 27, 2008 (6:44 am)
the manual says "I" inspect till over 100K miles then it's a "R" the next page says to flush it out every 30k if you use it for frequent short trips, hauling, ride rough roads ect. but that isn't my parents
#36 of 77 Re: '04 transmission problem [jfh2]
Jun 27, 2008 (7:44 am)
So if your dad has some proof that the tranny fluid was at least inspected around 30k miles, that should do it.
Personally, I think flushing before 100k is a good idea even if the usage isn't "severe". It's not a huge expense--but a tranny replacement is.
#37 of 77 Re: '04 transmission problem [inharmsway]
Jun 27, 2008 (7:46 am)
Maybe you are thinking of the '01 Elantra GLS I had, which was a 5-speed. I sold it to my sister a couple of years ago. She loves it.