Last post on May 02, 2010 at 4:04 PM
You are in the Hyundai Elantra
What is this discussion about?
Hyundai Elantra, Automotive News, Car Comparisons, Car Buying, Sedan
#506 of 513 Re: Wet inside [schukanuoslady]
Jul 15, 2009 (3:52 pm)
Another reason to wax the inside painted edges of the doors and the door jambs when you wax the car.
Jul 18, 2009 (11:12 am)
Our car was purchased new in August 08 and we were very happy with the ride, handling and safety features. Unfortunately, in January 09 we experienced a stalling problem that was to be repeated in May 09. Both times the stalling happened when we were within 1 mile of our starting point of the first drive of the day when the temps were in the 50s or 60s. Both times as I slowed for a stop sign with my foot off the accelerator, the car stuttered and jerked to a stop with the car in drive.
In January when this happened, I was able to restart the car and went to the nearby Hyundai dealer. There they told me that if the check engine light was not on or the car was not currently experiencing the problem there was nothing they could do. However, they suggested that the problem could be related to contaminants in the fuel and recommended a “dry gas” additive. I followed their recommendation and did not experience the problem again until May. This time the event was more serious in that I had difficulty keeping the car running in drive; it would run in park and neutral. The car was towed to the local dealer where they checked the fuel pump and pulled the gas tank to ensure there were no contaminants causing this problem. They had the car for 3 days, trying various things. The bottom line is that they found nothing wrong and, therefore, corrected nothing. When I asked about the recall for the fuel pump, they told me that had to do with cars made before mine.
Now we are concerned every time we take the car out something bad is going to happen. Hyundai Motors USA is offering no solution, unless the next time it happens that the problem remains when the car is towed to the dealer, so that it can be diagnosed and fixed.
#508 of 513 Undercarriage Noises in '08 Elantra
Oct 16, 2009 (9:46 pm)
Today, after my '08 Elantra has been in the Service Department for three days, I continue to receive a free rental car from my Hyundai dealership while they try to diagnose "clunks/thunks/bangs" in the rear passenger area of my 2008 Elantra. Love the car, - VERY concerned about the loud "clunks" in the rear of the vehicle. Seems to happen when the gas tank is full to half empty when accelerating from stop, turning right, going over speed bumps, even driving over bumps on the Interstate. Dealership has heard the noise, - confirms the issue, but cannnot find the source. Anyone else having this problem? They have been GREAT! But I hate the '09 Camry rental that I am driving 'till I get my Elantra back. ANYONE ELSE having this issue?
#509 of 513 Re: Undercarriage Noises in '08 Elantra [michael4182]
Oct 17, 2009 (3:16 am)
I just had the exact same issue on my 2009 Touring. Sounded like the rear end would come off if I hit a bump. It was diagnosed and fixed quickly though. Turns out a nut fell off the rear stabilizer bar.
#510 of 513 Re: Undercarriage Noises in '08 Elantra [justlou]
Oct 18, 2009 (8:09 pm)
And the winner is,.... Thanks, I believe you nailed it! I called the Service Dept. on Saturday morning and they said they had completly disassembled, inspected, and rebuilt the suspension systems in the back of the car. They heard no more noises, - and more importantly, neither have I. I mentioned the stabilizer bar, and they said that could very well have been it. Throughout this whole ordeal the dealership has listened to me, been patient, proveded a free rental, and been in regular contact with me, - including checking out any responses I have received from Hyundai forums. I cannot say more. I am already a repeat customer and intend to remain one. Thanks again.
#511 of 513 Re: Undercarriage Noises in '08 Elantra [michael4182]
Oct 19, 2009 (3:15 am)
I'm glad you have it resolved, even though it took awhile. Luckily with mine, they diagnosed it quickly. My car only had 2k miles on it when it happened, and I was worried it was something serious.
#512 of 513 Sweaking Power Windows
Apr 15, 2010 (8:08 pm)
I was wondering if anyone else has had a problem with swealing power windows. It only happens basically once the glass window is along the rubber guard when rolling up and letting go of the button. I have had both driver and passenger power window buttons(on driver side) have this happen. Dealer replaced the power motors once, then it stoped. Now its just the driver power window button that is doing it. Tech said that there are "many complaints with this and there is nothing that they can do about it and that is how they are made to work."
Does anyone have any solutions reguarding this problem?
May 02, 2010 (4:04 pm)
In reference to my husband's Elantra breaking down and the 2 car / 18 wheeler accident trying to avoid him. WE GOT SUED!!!! But Allstate sued Hyundai and last week my husband had to sign paperwork he would not sue Hyundai for himself. Needless to say since my car was not involved even though it had a bad fuel pump I didn't have to sign anything. But Hyundai paid this guy $1500 for whiplash. Our insurance will not go up as Allstate proved it was not our fault but hubby had to sign he would not even join a class action lawsuit if ever there was one.