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#565 of 575 Re: 2011 Elantra Exhaust Smoke [elantra_owner]
Jun 27, 2012 (9:55 am)
Not being a mechanic...I don't think your catalytic converter is burning oil. If oil gets in there I think you have huge problems.
#566 of 575 Re: 2011 Elantra Exhaust Smoke [flyingv82]
Jul 02, 2012 (4:08 pm)
I took mine in today for blue smoke out back when passing.It doesn't do it all the time. Only 11,000 miles.They took a compression test and found one of the cyclinders is not up to par.They drained the oil and filtered it for metal and found none.They called hyundai and they said to replace the block.The block has been ordered.All under warranty.I had no problems with the dealership at all.
#567 of 575 Re: 2011 Elantra Exhaust Smoke [joltman]
Jul 02, 2012 (11:16 pm)
Joltman, I wonder if there is a way that I can use your information, maybe a case number or a job number from your Hyundai dealer that I can give to Hyundai customer services so they can look at your diagnosis and maybe get my dealership to do a compression test on my car. When I took my car in they drove it, could not see any smoke , checked the tires and bluntly refused to do a compression test. Merced Hyundai sucks!!
#568 of 575 Re: 2011 Elantra Exhaust Smoke [elantra_owner]
Jul 06, 2012 (2:10 pm)
My tech line case#4901339.If you are not satisfied with their answer their is a procedure you can request in the manuals you got with the car.I would demand that they do a compression test.That car has the best warranty on the market and it doesn't cost them a thing to do this test.The other choice is take it to another hyundai dealership.
#569 of 575 Re: 2011 Elantra Exhaust Smoke [joltman]
Aug 20, 2012 (7:20 am)
Did you all know that the 2011 elantra's engine crank case only takes 4.23 quarts of oil. I had trouble blowing smoke out my tail pipe and discovered that every time I went for an oil change they were putting in 5 qts which would be too much. this even happened at the hyundai dealership as well as Jiffy lube. None of them realize this. Look at your dip stick and the oil level should not be over the "F" in the grid on the stick. Mine was showing at the very top of the orange. Can't hurt to check...
#570 of 575 Re: 2011 Elantra Exhaust Smoke [joltman]
Sep 17, 2012 (1:44 pm)
Happened again couple of days ago. This will be another trip to the dealer to have them check it out. On the phone, they practically told me not to bring it in, that the issue is large amounts of ethanol in the gas. I'm taking it in anyway and having the compression test done on it. Will post back when I get the diagnosis.
#572 of 575 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 575 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 575 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.