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#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.