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#119 of 158 Re: speedo error [caaz]
Sep 24, 2007 (3:50 pm)
caaz - If you will go back thru these replies, you will find that I said you wasted money on your tires when all you had to do was get a reprogram job. I didn't go thru any frustrations. After I called the dealer questioning him about the speed problem he said he would get back to me which in 2 weeks he did and THEN I went to the dealer, 10 minutes to reprogram and check out. Mine cost me nothing. LOL Maybe you are Mr. Moneybags while the rest of us aren't. I wouldn't spend any money when it is Hyundai's problem. When your tires wear down, then what? Speedometer error is back. Good luck.
#120 of 158 Question...
Sep 25, 2007 (10:39 am)
So I took my 2007 Elantra in and they adjusted my speedometer but when I asked about the Odometer they said there weren't enough miles on the car to cause a problem. My problem with that is if my car has been reading 4-7 miles per hour off wouldn't this affect how many miles the car reads when it actually has less? Would love a knowledgable second opinion. Thanks
#121 of 158 Re: Question... [natty5]
Sep 25, 2007 (12:18 pm)
From what I know, the problem affects both the odometer and speedometer even though the new TSB only mentions the speedometer. On my car, the error is about 10% high on both meters. The TSB reprogram will correct the calibration on both meters since they are both controlled by the ECU. The TSB does not address adjusting the odometer back to some arbitrary setting. There would be legal reporting issues involved when changing the odometer. So Hyundai has instead chosen to extend the warranty by 3% and avoid any reporting issues at all. In my opinion, I think it's better this way. Look at my case, the odometer reads 10K, but I know it should read only 9K. At this point, I'm not overly concerned with only a 1K error because the warranty extension gives me more than 1K over the long run. The longer you wait to get it fixed however, the mileage difference would become an issue. I suppose you could complain loud enough and get them to set the odometer back, but are you really concerned about it reading only 1 or 2K high at this point?
#122 of 158 Re: Question... [tritch]
Sep 25, 2007 (12:35 pm)
You have a very valid point and have fixed my confusion on the matter.
Thank you again,
#123 of 158 ebutts..
Sep 25, 2007 (5:20 pm)
but ebbuts...look at all these hundreds of postings.......right here.....that Can't resolve the problem....so i'm still happy with my resolution. I've read too many postings here stating how their Dealer never heard of the problem...never heard of TSB...etc... too much headache for me..i did it the easy way
#124 of 158 Just Got this letter from Hyundai
Sep 25, 2007 (10:37 pm)
Hyundai Customer Satisfaction Action
Speedometer - Odometer Recalibration.
I won't retype the whole letter but it says automatic equipped Elantras made thru 5/28/07 MAY indicate fasters speeds and more miles than actual.
They are asking us to take our car to the dealer (call for appt)and they will reprogram the Electronic Control Unit at no charge.
They will also extend the mileage period of all warranties provided with your vehicle by 3%(in red)
If you have any difficulty getting this recal performed call 1-800-633-5151
Personally I tested my speedometer with another car when I test drove my car, and it was spot on with the other car, but I may check it anyway, since maybe it changed when car was breaking in.
Chronicles of a Hyundai Owner
#125 of 158 Re: Just Got this letter from Hyundai [g_designer]
Sep 26, 2007 (2:13 pm)
I received the letter yesterday and went to the dealer today. They reprogrammed it with no hassle. This is an 07 Elantra SE built in November 2006.
I asked about their criteria and was told by the service writer that they check the car's computer for the existence of a particular code (I'm not sure which) and if it's set to one of the values they're aware of as problematic, then they perform the work specified in the TSB. So, if your car has the problem and the dealer is refusing, then maybe some sort of 2-car road test would help.
Also, the dealer does not handle the warranty extension. You still have to call HMA and get that updated through them. I'll be starting that process this week.
If it's of any value, I can post the service order line item for the TSB work.
#126 of 158 Re: 2007 Elantra speedometer / Odometer [tmport]
Sep 27, 2007 (5:39 pm)
I received the letter from Hyundai yesterday saying they are recalling all 2007 Elantras since they all have the problem. If you have not received the letter, contact your dealer and schedule an appointment to recalibrate your speedometer and odometer. You'll put a ton of unneccesary extra miles in the car which will shorten your warranty.
Sep 28, 2007 (7:21 pm)
I bought my car back in November 2007 based highly on the EPA gas mileage rating compared to others in this price group. My question is this: Was the EPA gas mileage testing performed on a car that was reporting better mileage than true performance? Because if the EPA gas reading is now lower than reported when I purchased my vehicle, that would have effected my purchasing decision significantly and I may have gone with a different vehicle. In which case, I would demand the option from Hyundai to give me a trade-in for a similar vehicle with similar or better EPA MPG estimates at little or no cost to me. Its bad enough that we'll be hurt when we go for a trade in thanks to the increased depreciation caused by this critical flaw.
Does anyone have any comments on this?
#128 of 158 Re: 2007 Elantra speedometer / Odometer [gr89074]
Sep 29, 2007 (7:35 pm)
Went into my local dealership and after waiting for about 30 minutes I was informed that they misplaced the disc that had the update on it. When I suggested they download it they said they tried, "it didn't work", It ended with them promising to call me when the new disc came in. Sounded suspect until I called a couple of other dealerships in my neighborhood to find none had the update, but should be in by next week (or so they said). Anyone else getting the same? or am I getting the run-around? I'm in the NY area.