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#1 of 158 2007 Elantra speedometer / Odometer
Mar 15, 2007 (3:41 pm)
I have purchased a 2007 Elantra and after a few thousand miles realized my speedometer was reading 6MPH faster than I was actually traveling. I took it in for repair and the service manager states that it is only out 4.9 MPH which is within the specs of the vehicle. Coincidently the upper spec is 4.9 MPH. I informed him I checked the speed with my GPS and when my GPS was reading 60 MPH my car was reading 66MPH after a long argument he finally agreed to look at my car again. Long story short he replaced my speedometer. His quote "good news it is only out 4 MPH now" I explained that this is not satisfactory to me and would like it to read more accuratley than that. He stated this is the best they can do and refuses to look at this issue any further. I have also checked my odometer and it is reading 31 Miles for every 30 I travel. The service manager states that this is acceptable and there is nothing he can do to fix it. Has anyone else had this issue? How do I get this resolved?
#2 of 158 Re: 2007 Elantra speedometer / Odometer [dannysack]
Mar 15, 2007 (4:00 pm)
Just curious, which model is this--GLS or SE/Limited? (They have different sized weels/tires.)
#3 of 158 Re: 2007 Elantra speedometer / Odometer [backy]
Mar 15, 2007 (4:56 pm)
It is the GLS and the tires were the first thing I checked. P195/65R15 Is what's on it.
#4 of 158 Re: 2007 Elantra speedometer / Odometer [dannysack]
Mar 15, 2007 (9:39 pm)
Wheels and tires on SE/Limited has nothing to do with it. If you had SE/Limited wheels along with tires (205/55R16) to put you GLS you would still have the same issues. It may be a speed sensor issue. Anyway, it shouldn't be that far off. Take the car to another dealer.
#5 of 158 Re: 2007 Elantra speedometer / Odometer [dannysack]
Mar 19, 2007 (12:26 pm)
I bought my '07 Elantra 03/16/2007, and I have a similar problem with my speedometer. At 72 mph indicated, I'm actually going 65 mph (by GPS). At 65 mph, I'm actually going 59 mph. At 30 mph indicated, I'm actually travelling 27 mph. I first noticed there might be a problem when the traffic around me was passing me like I was standing still. That's when I dug out my GPS and did a check. You're not alone. And it shouldn't be off even 4 mph. I'm contacting the dealer. Will let you know how they handle me. (This is the 4th Hyundai I've bought from them in the last year; the other 3 are Sonatas, and I have no complaints about the Sonata).
#6 of 158 Re: 2007 Elantra speedometer / Odometer [dannysack]
Mar 19, 2007 (12:39 pm)
Ok, so I contacted the dealer and spoke with the Service Manager. GUESS WHAT??!!? He said, "I'LL PUT YOU ON THE LIST FOR A REPLACEMENT CLUSTER."
LIST???!!!??? Yep, I heard it right. I'm on The List for a new cluster as it seems virtually EVERY NEW ELANTRA HAS THIS PROBLEM.
Now, take this li'l tidbit to your dealer and let's see your service department squirm when you tell 'em it's a global problem -- and you want it fixed and done right the first time!
#7 of 158 Re: 2007 Elantra speedometer / Odometer [dannysack]
Mar 22, 2007 (8:51 pm)
I also purchased a 2007 Elantra, on 2/19/2007, and within 2 days I noticed that vehicles, even U-Hauls were passing me, so to stay with traffic, the speedometer was showing 85mph on the Interstate. I purposely drove by a stationary radar unit in a 45mph zone, going with the flow of traffic, the radar indicated 45mph, speedometer indicated 55mph. I contacted the Service Manager at the Dealer, and he said that he is having alot of complaints about this, and that I should bring it in, so he could get the part number off the speedometer, so they could order a new "cluster". After I drove the 50 miles to the dealer, he said he already had it, from all the other 2007 Elantras that had been brought in. And that the part (cluster) was on back order, and he would call when it comes in, 2 weeks later, still no call.
Honda, and other Automotive Manufacturers have class action law suits against them for knowingly allowing this to happen, because it racks up the mileage faster than it should, voiding the warranty more quickly. It also give a false sense of greater fuel economy.
My last Elantra (99) is still going strong, with over 140,000 miles, and I had 0 problems with it in the last 8 years, and now I have another new one, and even with all of the great improvements Hyundai has made to the safety features, and roominess, I am greatly disappointed in what they have done to deceive the consumer, with the Mileage, and fuel economy.
I would like to urge Hyundai to do the right thing and stand behind their promise of quality, and issue a recall for all of the 2007 Elantras for this speedometer cluster issue, and get it back to within the 1-2 mph degree of error, not 10 mph off, this is not acceptable in any standard of quality.
#8 of 158 Re: 2007 Elantra speedometer / Odometer [dannysack]
Mar 27, 2007 (12:54 am)
I have the same problem. I have an appointment with the dealer tomorrow. I was wondering who sets the specs that being out 4.9 is ok? If it is up to Hyundai why not set the tolerance higher and be done with it?
#9 of 158 Re: 2007 Elantra speedometer / Odometer [kpjohn]
Apr 02, 2007 (10:09 am)
I can also confirm this problem.
It's registering 4 - 5MPH slower than actual speed.
Tested with a GPS.
#10 of 158 Re: 2007 Elantra speedometer / Odometer [dannysack]
Apr 03, 2007 (2:18 pm)
Add me to the chorus of Speedometer complainers. I found the speedo was showing 66mph actual 60mph. Hyundai replaced the Instrument Cluster and declared it within specs. It now shows 65mph actual 60mph. Hyundai District Parts/Service Manager(DPSM)states that the specs are 60mph(+4.9). The DPSM will not allow any more work on the vehicle since it is now within specs. I found a Hyundai TSB #05-90-014 for alot of Hyundais having inaccurate speedometers. The TSB calls for a 60mph (+/-1.7mph). I also complained that the odometer was counting up at a higher rate (6%) and the DPSM claims the Speedometer and Odometer are two different systems.
If Hyundai feels that a 5-8% slop factor in their speedometer and odometers is OK, then I am afraid of what else is just OK...brakes, transmission, engine, safety?