Last post on Feb 06, 2013 at 6:29 PM
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Hyundai Elantra, Transmission, Hatchback, Sedan
#89 of 98 Re: 2010 Elantra Transmission Issues [pdyuma]
Nov 26, 2012 (6:04 pm)
good questions. I'm still waiting for my new tranny to get shipped over.
#90 of 98 Re: 2010 Elantra....transmission failed at 2600 miles! [sarah2175]
Jan 17, 2013 (6:31 am)
You are stubborn if you think everything is perfect. ANYTHING CAN HAVE A DEFECT. You just got a defective transmission. My dad bought a brand new ford van in 1984 and the transmission crapped out at 11,000 miles. My mom bought a 2006 toyota highlander and the air conditioning broke at 35,000 miles. So that shows that anything can have a defect. You seem to think that nothing should break ever. I just bought a 2010 hyundai elantra with 30,000 miles and I love it. You dont seem to understand that anything can be defective. Its extremley rare that a car has a defect, but it can happen TO ANY CAR. I dont even expect an $80,000 car to be perfect. I guarentee that you wont have another transmission problem because that was a 1 in a million shot.
#91 of 98 Re: 2010 Elantra....transmission failed at 2600 miles! [newengland1]
Jan 17, 2013 (6:58 am)
I'm afraid your theory is flawed. If it wasn't, then there would be no such thing as design flaws. Design flaws combined with questionable outsourced parts can and does cause very real grief, frustration and dollars to those who become unfortunate victims.
For proof of this, here are just 3 random links of threads that describe perfect examples of what I'm talking about. I have read every post of all three links. I recommend starting at the very beginning of each. I suspect that before you get even 1/4 of the way through each one, you will become a believer. And without question you will be if you make it to the end of each one. Some stats just can not be ignored.
#92 of 98 Re: 2010 Elantra....transmission failed at 2600 miles! [newengland1]
Jan 17, 2013 (5:19 pm)
Thanks for the lecture after two years....
#93 of 98 Re: 2010 Elantra....transmission failed at 2600 miles! [sarah2175]
Jan 17, 2013 (8:24 pm)
I only saw this post now because I just bought a 2010 hyundai elantra last week. What the hell is your damn problem snapping at people because you dont like to hear reality. ANYTHING CAN HAVE A DEFECT. WHAT PART OF THAT SENTENCE DONT YOU UNDERSTAND. When my dads tranny crapped out in 1 year, it WAS a defect. And it never happened again. You happened to get a defective tranny and it most likely wont happen again. I dont know if I can be any more clearer.
#94 of 98 Re: 2010 Elantra....transmission failed at 2600 miles! [carstryke]
Jan 18, 2013 (6:43 am)
You dont always get what you pay for. A lot of times you pay for the name. Hyundai is just as good as honda and toyota. Honda and toyota are very good but overpriced. The new hyundais got a better rating than both honda and toyota. Even used hondas and toyotas are too expensive.
#95 of 98 Re: 2010 Elantra....transmission failed at 2600 miles! [newengland1]
Jan 18, 2013 (4:37 pm)
Dude, relax. Quit yelling at me for something I got upset for over TWO YEARS AGO.
#96 of 98 2010 transmission problem
Feb 06, 2013 (11:24 am)
Bought a Certified Used 2010 Hyundai Elantra in Oct of 2012 and now just 4 months latter it needs a new transmission! It only has 32K miles on it. When I went to buy this car I did extensive research and nowhere did they mention this problem. I am very disappointed with the car reviews out there. I drive 27 miles each way to work on a mountain road and need a totally reliable car. In my search for a new car I first looked at recalls and service notices, then safety, then mileage. The Hyundai Elantra was touted as a great car, better than Toyota and Honda of that year. I steered clear of Toyota because of all of their recalls and Honda was out of my price range. Why isn't there a site out there that includes 'real' reviews by owners and not just what the manufacture says.
#97 of 98 reliable research
Feb 06, 2013 (4:00 pm)
There are, and it is all on this and other websites. You just need to read hundreds and hundreds of notes over a long period of time. It takes a lot of work and patience. I have posted many times on the Elantra Touring board that my 2010 ET needed a new tranny, much like others out there. I knew of the issue ahead of time by not only relying on Edmunds, but also going to i-30 websites around the world to see what my new car would bring me over time. I was prepared to push my dealer to give me a new tranny when the symptoms began. They tried to pin in on me not getting the tranny flushed at the proper interval. At 42,000 miles, I was nowhere near the interval outlined in my manual. I asked them for a discounted price on the flush, got it done, then took it back to the dealer a month later to get my new transmission and demand my money back from the unnecessary flush. I got both. Remember, most people are unaware of how a car works. They just turn the key and go. I know cars, and understand the moment something is wrong on my vehicles. Most people would not notice subtle changes and continue to rate their car as "outstanding" even though, while they may not notice it, their transmission is starting to shift funny and their fluid is turning grey very rapidly. Do people who rate plumbers and electricians really know anything about those tradecrafts? No; they just know the company swept up after themselves and did an adequate job. It is the same with cars. Most people rating their car in consumer magazines have little expertise in auto mechanics and are just content that there is air in their tires and the car gets them from point A to B.
#98 of 98 Re: reliable research [maxx4me]
Feb 06, 2013 (6:29 pm)
I appreciated your post. You touch on some good points. As an example your electrician comment. I contract in my area and when I do an addition or whatever, often they will have me do the wiring and plumbing too. I have found kitchen outlets with neutral/hot reversed. For those that don't know the implications of that, is this: Hot/neutral reverse will still power your kettle or toaster or whatever in a way that you would never realize it was wired wrong. The toaster would toast perfectly..the kettle would boil water exactly the same as a properly wired circuit. The kicker is...plug in any normal table lamp into that same mis-wired receptacle, and when you change a light bulb, that thread aluminum portion of the bulb that a person mistakenly can easily touch when unscrewing or screwing the new one in, is actually HOT. When wired correctly, that same portion of the bulb is neutral and not as dangerous if you were to complete the circuit by standing in wet feet on the floor (as an example) resulting in a potentially fatal shock..even from just 120 volts.
Now here's the kicker #2. That receptacle I tested in their kitchen??? they said was installed by a so-called licensed electrician...obviously one who was NOT doing anything they remembered in their school of trade to get that license. Either that or a Monday morning hangover install...either way, totally unacceptable.
Certain repairs on cars are not much different....but you don't discover the incompetent repair till it is too late.