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Hyundai Elantra, Transmission, Hatchback, Sedan
#69 of 98 Re: 2010 Elantra....transmission failed at 2600 miles! [sarah2175]
Jan 13, 2011 (12:06 pm)
I've been lurking in this thread. You're right. You should have never had problems with the trans on a brand new car. I hope you get it all worked out. But when I look at hyundai and kia discussions, I can see this is not uncommon for them. An automatic transmission is not a new thing.
It is actually a pretty simple device and building a quality one in a new car is not a challange. For yours to have trouble at 2600 miles is not normal at all. If your car was an airplane it would have fallen from the sky. I don't get why a lot of the people who responded don't get that.
#70 of 98 Re: 2010 Elantra....transmission failed at 2600 miles! [snowallergy]
Jan 13, 2011 (12:19 pm)
"If your car was an airplane it would have fallen from the sky. I don't get why a lot of the people who responded don't get that."
Parts used in an airplane are held to a much higher sampling standard than those used in cars. (units pulled from the factory line for random testing)
She obviously had a major component failure. And even more obvious, very prematurely. But since we don't read about this being a troublesome tranny, proves this is one of an extremely low number of isolated incidents. Possibly the only one. There are some weird things happen at a factory level that sometimes get discovered, and sometimes (most) not.
I'll never forget many years ago discovering a small carved wooden boat that was installed INSIDE the watercooling track of an old Evinrude outboard motor. The engine would overheat and no one could figure out why. Some lowlife factory worker who decided to play a prank, PUT that carving inside the motor. Had it lodged someplace else that didn't block the flow of cooling water, it might have never been discovered.
#71 of 98 Re: 2010 Elantra....transmission failed at 2600 miles! [snowallergy]
Jan 13, 2011 (3:54 pm)
Hi, thanks for the post. Yeah, I really didn't understand all the negative and condescending feedback I received, but whatever. As I said, it wasn't a broken tail light or a switch on the radio that broke. It was the *transmission*. But so far, everything has been working fine, except I have noticed sometimes it still doesn't "catch" when I'm driving when it automatically shifts. I've read elsewhere that this is a problem for Elantra's.
I guess it's a good car, but I'm still not 100% happy nor do I feel 100% safe.
#72 of 98 Re: 2010 Elantra....transmission failed at 2600 miles! [sarah2175]
Jan 14, 2011 (11:44 am)
If it's doing that you should note when it's doing it, ie when it's warm, just starting out or all the time. Then take it to the dealer and let them know. Don't accept subpar in your new car. Hyundai has had a reputation for subpar quality. I hope that's changing. But the only way we get them to change is to insist on it. You may also have lemon law protection in your state. They're there to be used if you need them.
#73 of 98 2010 Elantra Static problem on the inside.... Mine is a fire hazzard.
Jan 29, 2011 (11:39 pm)
#74 of 98 Re: 2010 Elantra....transmission failed at 2600 miles! [sarah2175]
Apr 16, 2011 (2:36 pm)
Sara you should glad you're not the only one having issue with the transmission.
I bought my 2010 elantra gls on september 2010. After putting around 12k miles on it, the trans is giving me unusual feed backs. Jerks when it upshift, shakes when slowing down, and my engine will rev 200-500 rpm even after I let go of the gas pedal.
The car drives fine as current it's at 16k, I am hesitating to take it back to dealer I bought it from, because I heard they tend to 'break' things when they try to fix something, heard that while I was in the lounge last i took it in for service.
I have no history of dealing with such matter, any adivise would be appreciated. Oh yea I've check the level of the ATF, it wasnt the problem.
#75 of 98 Re: 2010 Elantra....transmission failed at 2600 miles! [snowallergy]
Nov 11, 2011 (10:21 am)
My 2010 Elantra Touring transmission is failing for the second time! It was replaced at 1800 miles and now the new one is failing! What the? I should have stayed with Toyota! I have never, ever had a transmission go on any car I have ever owned and that includes a Toyota with 180,000 miles on it!
I think this may fall under the NYS Lemon Law? Anybody know? I am do so done with Huyndai cars, and their service is below grade.
Also, I was just informed by the dealer that I might have a problem if I choose to have my scheduled maintenance service performed by a mechanic other than Hyundai's ??? Anybody got any info on any of this, I'd appreciate it.
#76 of 98 Re: 2010 Elantra....transmission failed at 2600 miles! [patty1017]
Nov 11, 2011 (12:34 pm)
In reverse order ..
By federal law you can have your car serviced wherever you like with no impact on your warranty. However, you do need to maintain your maintenance records in the event you need to make a warranty claim.
The only potential problem with not using the dealer for service is if the shop you use doesn't use parts/supplies that meet OEM standards; i.e. they use the wrong transmission fluid or oil that doesn't meet the specs stated in your owner's manual.
Lemon laws vary by state, but typically they involve three or more attempts to repair the same vehicle within a limited time period (like, say, the first year). I'm in Illinois so I can't really say what NY's requirements are.
I feel for you with the trans problem. For a little perspective, my wife had an '01 Elantra that was almost perfectly reliable over 10 years & she recently bought a '12 Elantra to replace it. My ex-wife, BTW, had a Camry trans fail on her. No manufacturer is immune to these sorts of problems.
I would suggest that if your local dealer isn't being as helpful as you think they should be (and from what you've said they don't sound that good), feel free to use another dealer or call Hyundai customer support (http://www.hyundaiusa.com/contact-us.aspx) & ask for their intervention.
#77 of 98 Re: 2010 Elantra....transmission failed at 2600 miles! [snowallergy]
Dec 08, 2011 (6:04 pm)
I was having the same problems with my elantra that I have been reading about. Turns out I need a new tranny too. Car has only 21k miles on it. 2010 model.. I still like the car alot. Hopefully this will be the end of my problems here.
#78 of 98 Re: 2010 Elantra....transmission failed at 2600 miles! [nursedenis]
Dec 08, 2011 (8:24 pm)
Well I ended up trading my 2010 one in earlier this year, and got the 2011. Hope you didn't get my 2010 lemon! LOL!!! I'm just kidding, I'm sure it'll be fine. I know it totally sucks, but Hyundai will take care of you. Since my failed on me so early on (and 21K is obviously extremely early, too) Hyundai paid two car payments for me...it was nice. After I got the new tranny, it ran very well and I never had anymore problems with it. I just REALLY wanted the 2011 model, and since the dealership knew of my tranny problem, I ended up getting a fantastic deal on the 2011.