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#436 of 515 Re: [neleema]
Aug 30, 2008 (4:52 pm)
I only wanted to see what owners thought of them, and most seem to be having problems with stalling.
There are about 200,000 of the current-gen Elantras on the road in the U.S. I don't see how you could come to the conclusion that most Elantra owners seem to be having problems with stalling from what you have seen in this forum. You have seen only a few posts from owners having stalling problems, due to the fuel pump issue--which has been resolved now. If you were to buy a 2008 Elantra, it would not have this problem.
Actually I am not sure why you are visiting this discussion. You said it was to get owner opinions, but you also said that in your opinion Hyundai did not have a good enough of a reputation for you to take a chance on it. If a few owners posted good experiences here, would that be enough to change your opinion on Hyundai's long-term reputation for reliability, such that you would consider an Elantra?
P.S. The fuel pump is not an "engine" component. The Elantra has a very reliable, mature powerplant--a 2nd-generation Beta 2.0L CVVT I4. The fuel pump is more than anything an electrical component. The water pump is actually more closely related to the engine than the fuel pump. (BTW, the water pump is a part that was recalled on many current-gen Civics.)
#437 of 515 Re: [neleema]
Sep 02, 2008 (12:04 pm)
"When Hyundai increases its LONG TERM test results, I might try that out too."- neleema
Maybe you should start giving them a try now! The recent JD Powers dependability report states that they are at 200 problems per 100 cars. The avg of all cars was 208
In 2007 they were at 228 pp 100 cars with the avg being 216.
Hyundai hasn't been near the bottom of the list in years. All the data proves Hyundai is getting better all the time. I don't know where this resistance is coming from. Is it that hard to get away from the Hyundai of the 90's?
People should be appuading Hyundai for make a good car at a decent price. Not running them down as if they still make Excels.
Sep 02, 2008 (12:42 pm)
I think it's time to stop feeding the trolls. If they don't own an Elantra, then they should keep their opinions and posts to themselves.
Now.. My Elantra is at the dealer right now for the recall. They say it should take two hours to fix.
#439 of 515 Re: [justlou]
Sep 02, 2008 (12:57 pm)
AFAIK, this discussion is not just for people who own an Elantra, but everyone who's interested in the 2008 Elantra.
#440 of 515 Re: [backy]
Sep 02, 2008 (1:06 pm)
Key words are "interested in the 2008 Elantra".
Sep 03, 2008 (9:21 am)
Yep, personally I'm finally convinced that hyundai's long term is starting to catch up with initial quality. Above average results are nice to see. If they can make it to top 25%, then I think the first goal is achieved. After that comes beating lexus.
#442 of 515 Re: Brand new Elantra [schukanuoslady]
Sep 03, 2008 (6:02 pm)
Just wanted to add that the additional $369 was for a "buyer protection plan." This is a program that allows me to have a free loaner car anytime I drop off my Elantra for service and cannot wait for it. It also gives me free oil changes every other scheduled oil change. I had this program with another car I bought at Fitzgerald automall and it was very helpful, especially b/c my work requires my presence on-site as much as possible.
#443 of 515 Re: The Recall [3kidsinback]
Sep 04, 2008 (2:40 pm)
Over labor day weekend I started noticing a drop in the excellent fuel mileage I had been getting in my '08 SE auto with 2K miles on it. I called the dealer first thing Tuesday to ask about the recall and they said my vehicle was included and how soon did I want to bring it in. I told them "right now" so I drove over and they had it fixed and washed in 45 minutes. The mechanic was skeptical of the drop in fuel mileage and said to expect it improve over the first 10K miles. In all, a minor inconvenience -- I've had a transmission go on a Nissan under warranty, as well as numerous other recalls, not to mention the nightmare of my last GM car. I owned a new Sonata and never had a problem with it -- traded down to the Elantra for the gas mileage, as I use it mainly for the commute, It's a nice tight car with as much room for the driver than the larger Sonata, I'm getting 35 MPG in stop and go freeway commuter traffic. With the long warranty, I'm not concerned with the car's reliability. Had considered a Corolla, but found the driver's seat uncomfortable and the ride noisy.
#444 of 515 Re: The Recall [3kidsinback]
Sep 06, 2008 (6:13 am)
Aug 19, 2008 my car was at the dealer for hesitation. They did an injection service and couldn't find anything wrong while testing the computer.
So, now today I pick up my car as I left it yesterday for my free oil change and the new fuel pump.
Also, I have had some problems in the last 2 weeks losing power on hills. Can't get it over 50 miles an hour. Reported this to Hyundai and the dealership. Also, cruise control starting reseting itself to higher then what I had it set. Very strange. Happened twice.
So, I told Hyundai about this and the dealer when I made my appt.
Ok...so last week while parked in my son's driveway my headlights came on, my cruise control light came on and my cruise control set light came on. Called dealer as I already had an appt. for yesterday. They advised me not to use cruise control until they checked it out. Again called Hyundai, and notified the investigator who opened up the investigation which resulted in the fuel pump recall. He asked me to report it on the safety site, and email him on this weekend what they did about the cruise control.
He also told me that AUGUST 19, 2008 Hyundai notified his department they were going to start a fuel pump recall. That is the day I took my car to the dealership, but giving the dealer benefit of doubt I don't think they would know that day Hyundai officiated a fuel pump recall as they have to get a bullitin and if they got a bullitin they would have changed my fuel pump that day.
So, I called to see if they found anything wrong with the cruise control. They think it is related to the fuel pump. And the same with the loss of power on hills. I will find out all when I pick up my car as hubby is taking his for a free oil change today and we will drive in his car to get mine, leave his for a few hours and do some shopping in town and then go back. I drove his car all week as he didn't want me to use mine with the cruise control problem and you can feel the difference in the way the car drives with the new fuel pump he has. There is definitely a difference.
So, there is a new report filed and it is by me.
#445 of 515 Re: The Recall [schukanuoslady]
Sep 06, 2008 (6:52 am)
Sorry for the tough luck. I hope your car wasn't made on a Friday before a long weekend. Sounds more electrical than fuel pump, or is the fuel pump part of the electical system?
Have a new pump in my car now but I can't tell the difference.....