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#572 of 580 2012 Elantra White Smoke 22,000 miles
Dec 03, 2012 (10:30 pm)
I think this is a problem that Hyundai needs to look into further. I have had the white smoke, loss of acceleration and rough running motor on three different occassions. I called the dealership the first time and they said to watch it. The second time I took it in and they said that the plug was loose and they tighted it....should be OK. The third time, they are blaming it on a pour oil change and said I needed to have my valves cleaned. They are in denial of the problem. I will keep taking it back until they fix it. I have had three different Hyundai cars and have NEVER had problems! Love my car, but this is a problem that they do not want to fix....don't know why they don't want to fix it, but they don't.
Yes, this is happening in traffic when I am driving slowly for a bit and then need to accelerate. Same problem as others. Hyundai.......you have a problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#573 of 580 2011 Elantra exhaust smoke issue-again
Jan 22, 2013 (10:53 am)
I have hand this problem too. I had two incidents that really scared me because there was so much smoke. I thought they would cause an accident. They both happened with than 20K and Iím generally an easy driver. I took it into the dealership I bought it from, which is not very convenient to me. I was given a loaner and was told it was Ďstuck oil ringsí. At the time, this has supposedly happened only one other time, per my svc mgr. Then, I took it for oil change at another place and an oil leak was discovered. It went back to the dealer again to fix upper oil pan. I had a loaner for over a week this time. Then just two days ago, with about 7K on this new block, the smoke happened again. My husband was driving and I though he was kidding, but I looked back and saw the huge plume. In between leak and latest smoke incident, I had the left rear strut replaced, but I think the problem is the right rear, since that is where I hear the noise. When I was there having that repaired, the svc. mgr. asked me if I had any other smoke problems and I said no. That should have told me then that something major was going on. According to Hyundai-Forums.com, the supplier Hyundai uses is putting in these faulty oil rings, others on that forum have also mentioned stuck oil rings. I have not called the svc dept. about this latest smoke incident; Iím contemplating what to do next. I have never had a minuteís trouble out of my dealer, but itís so inconvenient for me to get it to them. I am almost at wits end with this car. I really like the way it looks; I have had window tinted, new wheels (I kept my old ones), it get looks and compliments. Itís my first and will be my last Hyundai. I drove Hondas for 15 years before and should have kept driving those. I have been exploring Lemon Laws; I live in S.C. and have the lawyer referral # handy. According to the law in S.C., the car has to be non-repairable for three times or out of commission 30 days (nonconsecutive). Neither of those has happened yet. I also saw where BBB can offer some help, but the stories on this TownHall Talk mention being alone during arbitration. Sometimes I just think I should trade it, but Iím sure I have negative equity and if I try to sell privately, Iím sure the issues would show up on CarFax. What are your opinions of what I should do? Iím apologize for ramblingÖ
#574 of 580 Re: 2011 Elantra exhaust smoke issue-again [dogmomof2]
Jan 24, 2013 (11:34 am)
I'm not familiar with your state's lemon law so you should examine it and take full advantage of it. I have done so under MA lemon law in the past and found it to be equitable. Likely you will get a new car and have to pay a use charge for mileage on your current car. Bring it back for the third time.
#576 of 580 Re: Possible Electrical Problems? [am1698]
May 23, 2013 (5:13 pm)
I have a 2011 elantra that has stranded me 3 times this week. Wont start !!!! Had it towed to dealer today and it started up fine and they said nothing is wrong with it and no error codes. Called hyundai and they gave me a case number said on third visit to dealer if they cant fix it they will escalate the case. Just looked on You Tube and there is video of the elantra not starting. Has anybody found out what the problem is?
#577 of 580 Re: Possible Electrical Problems? [penize]
May 23, 2013 (7:04 pm)
How many miles are on the car and does it have push button start?
#578 of 580 2011 elantra
May 23, 2013 (8:04 pm)
#579 of 580 Re: Possible Electrical Problems? [hyundai12]
May 23, 2013 (8:05 pm)
13,500 I love the car , but disapointed! Hyundai said I only get 2 Tows a year.
#580 of 580 Re: Possible Electrical Problems? [penize]
May 23, 2013 (8:09 pm)
Its not a push button start.