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#1 of 37 Cooling System Problem
Jul 22, 2007 (8:26 am)
When My car warms uo to normal running temperature, steam comes out from the top of the radiator housing across from the cap. The steam appears to be comming from around the front of the grill, and out of a space about 3 inches long. The car does not appear to be overheating, and the Guage is reading normal! Any Ideas?
#2 of 37 Re: Cooling System Problem [jogo26]
Jul 22, 2007 (8:59 am)
Bad hose? Bad radiator? This isn't the sort of thing you should put off doing something about.
#3 of 37 Re: Cooling System Problem [jogo26]
Jul 24, 2007 (5:13 pm)
i had the same problem, you need to have your thermastat checked. mine broke causing the radiator to crack. broke the water pump and damaged the engine. I was told it will cost me about $3000.00 to cover the repairs. I was thinking could this be a defect in the function of the Gauge reading normal when the engine is really overheating? My car has 84,000 miles, i was told because it is the thermastat that caused the problem, it is not covered under the warranty. If anyone has any information that will help me educate myself, to deal with the dealership in regards to my engine warranty I would greatly appreciate your help. The car is a 2003.
#4 of 37 Re: Cooling System Problem [mom47]
Jul 26, 2007 (1:13 pm)
What good is the Hyundai 7 year/100,000 warranty if you are not covered for this? Have you tried another dealer.
#5 of 37 Re: Cooling System Problem [lhanson]
Jul 31, 2007 (6:43 am)
well, the powertrain warranty (10 yr, 100k miles) may not cover the thermostat.
#6 of 37 DISTRAUGHT HYUNDAI OWNER
Jul 31, 2007 (1:56 pm)
if there is a gauge failure, how would you know that your car was overheating? Would the gauge be part of the power train warranty?
#7 of 37 mom 47
Jul 31, 2007 (8:19 pm)
guages are not part of the powertrain......Engine, which is pistons, valves.etc. and transmission are the powertrain. Now, how old is ur hyundai?....it could still be part of the bumper to bumper warranty.
p.s. mom47 call a few dealers and ask.....one of them may say its covered and if so...use them, but get it in writing first.
#8 of 37 Re: Cooling System Problem [jogo26]
Aug 05, 2007 (9:53 pm)
Yesterday My Radiator cracked at 61,1416 miles just 1416 miles outside my warranty. I have already replaced my thermostat at approx 54,000 miles and now I will have to do it again since it continues to overheat, I have to take it back tomorrow I barely went 3 miles before it overheated and they swore they took it for a roadtest. I wish there was something we could do as a nation who has this continual problem apparently we are not the only ones who suffer. I dont trust it outside the city limits now cant take it on roadtrips.
#9 of 37 Re: Cooling System Problem [cali64]
Aug 06, 2007 (7:41 am)
It appears you had the work done by someone else ("took it for a roadtest"). Hyundai dealers (and many other shops) guarantee their work, and there's a 1 year, 12,000 mile warranty on OEM parts they use. So if the part(s) they installed failed right away, take it back and demand they fix it for free.
Sep 17, 2007 (6:49 pm)
My 2005 Elantra just died! The radiator overheated, broke a hose and blew up the engine! I heard the same thing happened to someone else I know. Both cars had 70k miles on them! Is this a widespread problem? No engine light appeared to alert me to the problem. Just had the oil changed and everything else checked in late July. I'm wondering if this is a defect that hasn't been fully reported.