Last post on Oct 13, 2013 at 8:56 PM
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#576 of 590 Re: Possible Electrical Problems? [am1698]
May 23, 2013 (4:13 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 590 Re: Possible Electrical Problems? [penize]
May 23, 2013 (6:04 pm)
How many miles are on the car and does it have push button start?
#578 of 590 2011 elantra
May 23, 2013 (7:04 pm)
#579 of 590 Re: Possible Electrical Problems? [hyundai12]
May 23, 2013 (7:05 pm)
13,500 I love the car , but disapointed! Hyundai said I only get 2 Tows a year.
#580 of 590 Re: Possible Electrical Problems? [penize]
May 23, 2013 (7:09 pm)
Its not a push button start.
#581 of 590 Re: 2012 Elantra White Smoke 22,000 miles [looney722]
Jun 03, 2013 (5:02 am)
My 2012 GLS just did this for the first time at 27,000 km. Huge cloud of white smoke during downshift & acceleration. Oil level is correct, no engine fault codes but I can see that the coolant expansion bottle is empty (the radiator is still full).
Have booked the car in to a local dealer for inspection but I am not comfortable with their initial responses.
I suspect a cylinder head gasket problem or worse.
Although it's too early yet, I'd like to understand the root cause of this problem so that the correct long term solution is applied.
#582 of 590 Re: 2012 Elantra White Smoke 22,000 miles [looney722]
Jun 12, 2013 (11:30 am)
I had this same problem twice too!! definitely something hyundai needs to look into. Anyone know if Hyundai has been looking into this??
#583 of 590 Re: Possible Electrical Problems? [penize]
Jul 23, 2013 (5:41 pm)
Just had my 2011 elantra in to dealer again for starting issues. This time they said a code was in system saying transmission relay switch needs to be replaced. Dealer ordered part. I sure hope this is the problem and that its fixed once and for all. They told me its a relay to the starter and it might show its in a different gear when infact its in park and that would cause the car to not start. Ill update as soon as i can...
#584 of 590 Re: 2012 Elantra White Smoke 22,000 miles [lhwang78]
Aug 04, 2013 (12:15 pm)
Same problem happened 2X on my 2011, they replaced a defective PCV valve we shall see if this makes a differance
#585 of 590 Re: Possible Electrical Problems? [troy3162]
Oct 12, 2013 (11:54 am)
I have the same car..About 5 months ago I was getting my car started to go to work ( I always like to warm up my car before I drive it).. Car was parked in the garage. Well, I tried turning on the car and the car would not start.. It gave me a clicking sound the radio did turn on).. so I made sure that the steering wheel was not locked before attempted to turn it on again. No luck. so I thought, could it be the battery? but it had been 2 years since I bought it (brand new with 24miles)and I have never had to change a battery this soon on my past vehicles. They usually last 4-5 years until the battery needs to be replaced. So I had my uncle look at it right there and then.. and for some reason the car just turned on.
So I called the dealer up spoke with my service rep and told him what had happened. He advised me that next time I should video tape it and have it towed to the dealer. (However that was not the first time it had happened to me. The first time it happened I did not pay too much attention to it because it started right after the third time I tried turning on the ignition, this was like months before this incident)
Well, today. I started my car ( started perfectly) let it warm up for about two mins, drove to the bank turned my car off and less than 5 mins tried to turn on my car and it would not start.. tried it several times. Again, I made sure the steering wheel was not locked. So I did what the Hyundai service rep advised me to do. Video tape, called the Hyundai road service to tow it to the dealer. Unfortunately he had to turn it on by jumpstarting it(which I did not want him to do that, and I told him not to because that way the dealer can see the issue them selves ) BECAUSE he said that the last time a man tried to tow the car (for what ever reason) got injured while trying to put the car on his tow truck. He said that the hook the car had in the back got detached from the vehicle and cause the car to roll down, injuring the poor man.
So I called my service rep from Hyundai and told him he needed to start the car as he did not want to take any chances. Which I understand, but unfortunately for me they don't get to see the issue themselves.. I'm going to the dealer in a few minutes to show them the videos I have.. but I thought I would reply to you before I go. I will keep you posted on what they say...