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#494 of 513 Re: Auto Door Locking [backy]
Jan 01, 2009 (10:33 pm)
Both of our Hondas do the same thing. Perhaps you might try not pushing the button till you're within 30 seconds of getting in?
#495 of 513 Re: Auto Door Locking [stephen987]
Jan 02, 2009 (7:32 am)
Yes, I have done that since I got my first Elantra in 2000.
The other thing I thought (for a couple of seconds) was a big omission on that car and other Elantras was the lack of a chime to remind me to turn off the headlights. "How stupid of Hyundai!" I thought. Then I realized the lights turned off by themselves.
#496 of 513 Re: MPG [backy]
Jan 02, 2009 (7:29 pm)
Unfortunately I am not able to get 40 mpg highway anymore. My last highway mpg was only 21. I was driving with cruise control and expected usual high mileage as I used to get. I went to my dealer and described the problem. Their courtesy response was "There is nothing we can do until car has at least 10000 miles on it, it is still breaking in". So I called Hyundai consumer affairs line, got the case number and made an appointment to see another dealer in my area. I feel like this has something to do with recent fuel pump replacement. It does not feel like faulty oxygen sensor, car does not loose power and starts perfectly well. Hopefully the service department can run some diagnostic test to figure out what is going on with the car.
#497 of 513 Re: MPG [zheton]
Feb 02, 2009 (8:28 am)
Has your mileage problem been resolved? I'm experiencing the same type problem since the recall. The repair shop says tests show nothing wrong.
#498 of 513 Re: MPG [butchm2]
Feb 02, 2009 (9:46 am)
I went to see another dealer in my area. I left the car overnight with them and when I came to get the car I was told that first dealer did not even replace fuel pump, though they charged Hyundai for replacement. So second dealer put a new fuel pump on my car and filed compliant with Hyundai. Since then car gets normal highway mileage approximately 35 MPG. City mileage stays the same 17-18 MPG but I drive short distances in the city and it is cold, it takes some time to warm up the vehicle.
#499 of 513 Re: MPG [zheton]
Feb 02, 2009 (3:29 pm)
I too have mileage significantly since fuel pump replaced in my 08. I went to show it to dealer and he explained that its due to weather. I don't think it should affect this much.
#500 of 513 Sloution to numerous Hyundai issues...:-(
Feb 06, 2009 (4:14 pm)
Traded it for a Honda!
Jul 14, 2009 (2:11 pm)
" I went to see another dealer in my area. I left the car overnight with them and when I came to get the car I was told that first dealer did not even replace fuel pump, though they charged Hyundai for replacement."
I find this very interesting due to the fact when my husband's car shut off down in NJ and there was a 3 car pile up avoiding him on the shoulder. When our dealer had his car waiting for a fuel pump they said it could be up to another 30 days to get the fuel pump. I reminded them that if the car was out of service for 21 days before the car was a month old then they needed to replace the car with another one. Well, the next day his car was ready and he got a bill that they billed Hyundai for the repair job. Now it gets better. I got the recall notice a week before my first oil change. Since we bought our cars the same date I took my car on a friday...they gave me a free oil change and changed my fuel pump. Then the next day my hubby took his car in for his free oil change. Now he just left the bill in his car on the back seat as he didn't have to pay anything. Well, last week he gathered up some papers and brought in the bill and it showed AGAIN a job done on a replacement fuel pump. And he gets over 40 mpg since that first oil change. Makes me think when I told them that they would have to give him a new car they took a fuel pump out of a car up for sale in the lot and changed his fuel pump just to give him the car back. And I say it was the Service Manager who said do it.
And some of you may remember my husband having the 2 cars/18 wheeler crash around him back last year when his fuel pump went. WE now have 3 lawsuits against US!!!!!
Backy.. long time no see...I have been laid up with a broken kneecap and not able to sit at the computer desk. So a question for you.
Have you ever heard of getting your car washed at a car wash and when you open the car doors they are soppiing wet inside? I took my Elantra to the car wash and was shocked as this never happened with my Toyota truck. I am just wondering if I am the only one to have this happen to. All 4 doors get wet inside.
#502 of 513 Re: MPG [schukanuoslady]
Jul 14, 2009 (3:37 pm)
Not sure what you mean by "wet inside". Do you mean the interior panels get wet? Or just the door jambs (which happens all the time with my cars)?
Jul 15, 2009 (6:14 am)
When I took it to the car wash and I happened to go to one where you stay in your car, when I got out the bottom parts of all the doors were wet inside. Almost like the water shot up under the doors. Also the car was wet inside the outside of the frame too just before the rubber sealing started. Like the little ledge there where the door frame meets the frame of the car.