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#58 of 80 Re: Hyundai Elantra: Warranty Questions & Issues [backy]
Jun 04, 2009 (3:05 am)
I would suspect that most customers would interpret "powertrain" to mean "anything the engine, transmission, and driveline need in order to function properly." So they'd assume that the cooling system, as well as the PCM, the fuel injection system, and the essential electrical system (alternator, starter, ignition) would be included.
If they made that assumption, they'd feel misled by the company, and I wouldn't blame them. How many people read the list of covered items in the warranty before they make a purchase decision on an automobile? ';
#59 of 80 Re: Hyundai Elantra: Warranty Questions & Issues [stephen987]
Jun 04, 2009 (6:09 am)
You and others can interpret and assume all you want. But a few minutes spent reading the car's warranty book or doing a search on the Web will point out that almost all powertrain warranties are limited to the engine block (either short block or long block) and, in most cases, the transmission or transaxle. There are a few exceptions to that, e.g. it appears VW's powertrain warranty covers more parts, but in general powertrain warranties are pretty limited on the components covered. Few if any cover parts like fuel injectors, alternators, and... thermostats. Some don't even cover gaskets--although it looks like Hyundai's does.
Hyundai was up front with the car buyer by providing details on its warranties in a book that comes with the car. They also provide details on their web site, and will answer questions about the warranty if you call Customer Service or a dealer. It isn't Hyundai's fault if someone makes an inaccurate assumption about warranty coverage, unless someone at Hyundai mis-represented the warranty, e.g. if a sales rep told a buyer, "Oh, sure, our powertrain warranty covers thermostats, fuel injectors, all that kind of stuff!", then that would be a reason to blame Hyundai. It's not Hyundai's fault if a buyer didn't bother to ask, "What parts are covered by the powertrain warranty?" or take a few minutes to read the warranty book.
#60 of 80 Re: Hyundai Elantra: Warranty Questions & Issues [backy]
Jun 04, 2009 (6:30 am)
When I was in the car business, the manuals, warranty booklet, etc. were not provided until the customer took delivery of the vehicle. In other words, after the sale contract was signed.
#61 of 80 Re: Hyundai Elantra: Warranty Questions & Issues [stephen987]
Jun 04, 2009 (7:44 am)
Now we have the "power of the Web." Also, I'll bet if a customer asked about warranty provisions before they took delivery, you'd answer the question, right?
#62 of 80 Elantra '03 and warranty
Sep 14, 2009 (4:55 pm)
Yesterday I bought Elantra '03 from private party. Today I heard about extended Hyndai's warranty for this model. Could somebody shed me the light on this situation? Am I eligible for getting this warranty from Hyndai and what should I do for this?
#63 of 80 Service Contracts
Sep 20, 2009 (11:13 am)
What's the general opinion of these service contracts that are offered at the time of purchase. I have never used these in the past, but being an older couple I was wondering if it is something to consider. Might be helpful for my wife if I was not around to deal with the auto maint. issues. It was a 10 year, 100,000 mile contract which covered a lot of items the Hyundai only covers 1 - 3 years, such as the air conditioning system, engine cooling system, some electrical units such as window motors. It was a little pricy around $1,800, with a $100 deductable per visit, but with todays rates, you could use that in a hurry.
#64 of 80 Re: Service Contracts [fred105]
Sep 20, 2009 (12:43 pm)
That seems high for a service contract for a Hyundai, since you probably won't use it until at least year 6 (or after 60k miles), and beyond that you have the powertrain warranty for expensive repairs e.g. transmission. My advice is to put the $1800 away in an investment, and in five years you'll have more than $2000, which with the $100 deductible you'd pay anyway will cover many repairs in years 6-10--if you have them. Plus, how do you know you'll keep the Hyundai for 10 years?
Also, what you describes sounds more like an extended warranty than a service contract. A service contract typically pays for routine maintenance. A warranty pays the cost of (some) repairs.
#65 of 80 Re: Service Contracts [backy]
Sep 20, 2009 (5:56 pm)
Thanks for the reply and suggestion. Sounds like a wise suggestion. I thought it was a little expensie also. I was just thinking of those annoying things that tend to fail such as elect window motors, ect. Not ever owning a Hyundai I don't know anything about their reliability.I checked it is called Factory Plus Perferred Care Service Contract by CNA national warranty corp.
#67 of 80 Re: Service Contracts [backy]
Nov 23, 2010 (12:29 pm)
The 5yr/60K warranty on our '06 Elantra is up the first week of January - it's the car my daughter has at school two hrs away. We got it about two years ago with 26.3K miles. Even though it only has 43.5K miles now, I'm doing the timing belt at the end of December...because my daughter drives it. Now I'm pondering a Hyundai extended warranty that would give me effectively 5 more years and up to 100K miles total BTB for $1499 with a $50 deductible. I'm on the fence as to whether it's worth it. The only real scheduled maint. was the coolant at 30K which I had the dealer do plus of course oil changes with all receipts in hand.
Has anyone purchased this from Hyundai and did you think it was worth it? other than peace of mind for about 83 cents a day.