Hi, I've had 4 registered complaints with the brakes on my 2013 Hyundai Elantra. Could you please tell me about lemon law. This car is extremely dangerous and I dont want to drive it anymore.
The discussion centers around the current generation Hyundai Elantra, which bowed for the 2011 model year, not the previous generation such as your 2010 model. Still, that's a lot of additional expense and trouble, using fuel additives AND high octane gas, to just match the kind of mileage my 2006 Civic easily achieved buzzing along at 3000 rpm and 80-plus MPH on the highway with ARCO 87 octane fuel and a ... Read More
I between June 26, 2012 and February 27, 2013 I put 11,769 miles on a 2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS Sedan with the Preferred Equipment package (home link, auto-dimming mirror, heated front seats, etc.) Frankly I LOVED the way the car looked, and compared to the 2006 Honda Civic LX Sedan I replaced with it, it was quiet, comfortable, spacious and, on all but the worst of roads, a better handler, as ... Read More
I just bought a sweet 2006 Hyundai Elantra w/55k miles. No manual. Their is a sticker on the window that says, Hyundai Security System. It is sort of gold color and triangle shaped. I would like to know what it is, what it does and how to do it. Thank you. Al Fiori
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. ... Read More
DO NOT BUY a HYUNDAI and here is why. Hyundai will not honor the warranty when something major happens to your car. I have a 2006 Elantra with 91,200 miles. This still falls under the Powertrain warranty that Hyundai is so proud to promote. In short, my engine seized due to overheating. The dealership in NJ told me it was my fault because they told me of a leak and I ... Read More
hi backy, thanks for your reply. I did not realize that the Elantra GLS has auto-off headlights. Where I can find this kind of info on Hyundai's website? Where can I read more about how leaving the headlamp switch "on" might drain the battery? I drive my car several times a week, if that matters. Do you think there's any chance the 2013 Prius might have auto on-off headlamps in the ... Read More
Back in Iowa tonight after 3 days and about 380 miles on an Enterprise Elantra GLS automatic rental (well broken in at 24,000 miles). Sticking to the mileage only here............ I only put about 20 chilly miles on the car in the north suburbs of Chicago. Total for the trip was 90% hwy and 10% city. The tire pressure light was on the entire trip. My guess is the pressure was ... Read More
A friend sent me a link to the same article that m6user referred to. The last comment made by Jim Trainor, Hyundai representative, was, "The numbers are the numbers and the tests are the tests," he said. He says the mileage ratings are achievable unless "you drive like a maniac." I take issue with that comment because I have found the same lack of claimed mileage results as others in this ... Read More
I have a 2010 Elantra brought brand new off lot.. I have had the car for only 1 1/2 years and have 22 k on it.. My car started shaking when I hit the breaks and sometimes when it is wet outside when I back up I hear my breaks in the back. I brought it to the dealer today thinking it was under warrenty since it was brought new and ... Read More
December 26, 2007 I purchased a used 2005 Hyundai Elantra GTS with 23,000 miles on it. In September of 2008 I took my car in to have the 30,000 mile service done. I was told that my rear brakes were completely worn and needed to be replaced. My front brakes were fine. I started to hear squealing in my front brakes in September 2009 so I took the car to a ... Read More
If you bought the tire warranty from Discount Tire, I'd definitely go back to them and complain, and see what they can do for you... especially if you had the tires inspected there at regular intervals. Are you sure it's "aftermarket parts", or that the dealer doesn't have the right equipment to do the alignment? That was what my dealer told me back in 2006: "We don't have the right equipment." ... Read More
Kia's pretty much using the newest Hyundai drivetrains now, so the reliability should be comparable, although they're assembled in separate plants. Curiously, the Forte has a more advanced 2.0L all-aluminum engine (156 bhp / 154 bhp PZEV) than the Elantra (138 bhp / 132 bhp PZEV). I also owned a 2001 Elantra GT, and stupidly traded it in for a 2006 Sonata V-6 5AT, and I've regretted it ever since, as ... Read More
Internet photo. First Elantra I owned was a 2001--two generations ahead of the one in the photo. The sleek look is here to stay, for Hyundai and other automakers (see for example 2006-10 Civic and 2007-10 Sentra) due to fuel economy regs. There's windshield sunshields, deep window tinting for sides and back, and (my favorite trick) cracking the moonroof to help keep the interior cool with all that glass. In my ... Read More
Loaners are not automatically included under the general warranty; it's a dealer-to-dealer thing. $30 a day does seem steep though for an Enterprise (compact) rental. A few things to check: try to get a weekly rate vs. daily--it is usually a lot less for 7 days than paying a daily rate. You might also check to see if your auto insurance policy has rental car coverage and if it covers you ... Read More
My Transmition went at 56780 miles its covered under my warranty but I am without a car for a week they say they can give me a rental at 30.00 a day and thats a discount rate i have talked to consumer of hyundai and other dealer ships they would of gave me a loaner if i puchased thru them why is it different in my home town it dont make ... Read More
Hi , I would like to know how to take the small front grill away from the full front grill/bumper as I want to get to the frame that holds the radiator so I can put some Brackets on to that frame which will come through the small grill ,can you or anybody else help me,TINLEGS. PS;the car is a 2006/2007 HYUNDAI ELANTRA.
I share your concern. In fact, there would probably be an 2008 Elantra sedan in my garage right now were it not for its showing on the IIHS side impact test, since I like the car otherwise (especially the SE trim). I think that is a very sorry showing for a car redesigned for the 2007 MY. Consider that almost all other small cars have better scores. Even some much smaller ... Read More
The blogger is right, the interior looks a lot like the Tucson and Sonata. Hyundai is definitely building a family identity in its cars. There is a hint of "cheap boom box" here, though--a little too much fake metal trim for my taste (assuming Hyundai won't put real aluminum trim in a low-end car like the Elantra). It probably looks better in color. The placement of the inboard air vents is ... Read More
I just found this: The brake switch operates a few things. It turns the brake lights on; it disengages the cruise control; it also controls the shift lock, traction control and ABS. There is an open recall for the brake switch (see here and here) and that would cause your problem. If the dealer replaced the brake switch, your problem should be solved. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and ... Read More
I know I'm replying to a week-old post, but here's an interesting tidbit regarding the thermostat in the XD Elantra. I took my 2006 Elantra GLS in for its 4 yr./48,000 mile service, and the tech at the dealer (both excellent) strongly suggested replacing the OEM Hyundai thermostat with an aftermarket, such as Stant. He said the OEM thermostat has a tendency to fail "stuck closed", whereas the aftermarket thermostats are ... Read More
I suggest you check out the Hyundai Elantra Touring on youtube.There are several evaluations by Edmunds and others.I test drove one and liked it a lot.As far as trusting Korean brands...my 2006.5 KIA Optima has over 34000 trouble free miles on it.Drives just like a new one still.(just my 2c worth)
Two weeks ago I road tested a Suzuki SX4 Sportback with CVT, and a Honda Civic LX with AT. The Suzuki was too cramped and way too slow. The Honda's two-tiered instrument panel, with the digital speedometer, was a turnoff, and the windshield was so far away, I'd need binoculars to read my GPS. In addition, heated outside mirrors aren't available with either car (for me, a deal breaker). I'd already ... Read More
The 4-speed is disappointing to me too. The Hyundai press release makes it clear the "Blue" trim is only a stick. The blog entry made it look like Blue was available with an AT. But the biggest thing I am disappointed about is the poor safety features of the 2010 Elantra. Hyundai used to taut the safety features of their cars (and they still do), and at one time they were ... Read More
But how many of those are SEs? I see quite a few GLSes on lots, but since the current generation debuted in late 2006, I've seen maybe two SEs on dealer lots. It was nearly impossible to find one to test drive. And this is a big metro area (Twin Cities) with several Hyundai dealers.
my elantra has a horrible alignment problems i have aligned it every six months since i have gotten it in 2006 and my tires are getting woren to the steel lining. are there any permanent fixes for this problem. other then going to get a alignment every six months :(
Just another comment regarding clutch replacements - mine just set me back over $1,400 on a 2006 Elantra Hatchback. I took it to an independant garage where I was given a two year warranty. The dealership offered a one-year warranty for the replacement Hyundai clutch - good to find out how long they figured the second one would last.
They sell for the lowest prices I've seen anywhere, not only Hyundai but Mazda and VW as well. I bought our 2006 Elantra GLS sedan automatic in December 2005 for just a tick above $13K, including tax, title, and license.
I was recently quoted $15,113, plus tax, title, and license for an Elantra Touring automatic with floor mats, cargo tray, and mud guards, from Pugi Hyundai in Downers Grove, IL, near Chicago. I purchased my 2006 Elantra GLS sedan from them, and they're good people. The $15,113 price was an outright purchase price, including the $1,500 rebate.
Well, the Elantra is NOT a five-year-old model. The current generation was introduced in the fall of 2006, so it's not quite 3 years old. But I think there are two main reasons for a price disparity: labor cost differential between Japan and ROK; and a costlier engine in the Mazda (modern aluminum high-output 2.0L engine vs. relatively ancient iron-block, lower-power 2.0L engine in the Elantra). I don't think there is ... Read More
Actually, the Hyundai I'd go for if I were looking for an extremely comfortable, supportive, and adjustable driver's seat is the 2001-6 Elantra. No joking. Its driver's seat has been compared in 3rd party reviews to the likes of Volvo. It's definitely the best driver's seat I've ever had in a car, and I've owned a lot of them. (Although the one in my Rabbit isn't too far off, but no ... Read More
This is my first Hyundai (never thought I'd ever own one) and up until the past 6 years, I've owned nothing but foreign cars. Since 2002 and in additon to a few foreign cars, I've owned several Jeeps, Dodge Rams and Durangos and I now have an 09 Challenger as my daily driver. All the domestic vehicles have been FLAWLESS but the 2006 Mazda 3 that I purchased new was nothing ... Read More
The SE Elantra comes with traction control and vehicle stability. Does the LX Civic have it as well? I own a 2008 Elantra Se and love it. My friends own a 2009 EX Civic (the upgraded model) and love it. I just purchased a 2009 Elantra Touring two weeks ago. My husband owns a 2006 Honda Accord and I don't find the seats as comfortable as I do the Elantra. I ... Read More
Hi there, I am looking to speak to any Hyundai Elantra owners who had a "01-06" model that had to have their wire harness replaced. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance Chrystle
That is a better price. The dealer's warranty doesn't mean much since the car is (or should be!) under the Hyundai 5/60k warranty for quite a while. One other thing--be sure to take it out on the highway at high speed (up to 70+ if you can). Some Elantras of this vintage have a "wheel shimmy" issue. Sometimes it's easy to correct if it's present (i.e. a proper wheel rebalancing), but ... Read More
Whether a problem is "minor" or "major" may be subject to opinion. What is not, is that there is a problem in the first place - whether it's major or minor is secondary. As such, if I see very few complaints about problems for brand X, but a lot of complaints about brand Y, then that's all I need to know... a dispute may break out about how much of the ... Read More
An Elantra isn't an RX-7, doesn't have a Wankel engine or warp drive with dilithium crystals, and is a pretty basic car. And there's detailed shop manuals for it, that any good mechanic should be able to follow. Because it has the usual OBD, the mechanic would need access to the diagnostic computer for some repairs, but that is very common nowadays. I understand the elementary reality of manufacturing complex products. ... Read More
It seems very odd that Hyundai would change its suppliers for the 2005 MY Elantra, then apparently change them again for the 2006 MY (the scores improved for 2006). Stats are useful, but can be misleading. We know, for example, that CR's reliability categories are based on numerical data. They don't publish their cutoffs for each category, but there must be cutooffs. So let's say for example the upper-end cutoff for ... Read More
To me, that casts doubt on JD Power's long-term reliability scores, since the 2004 Elantra was the mid-gen refresh car, while the 2005 and 2006 were 100% carryover from 2004: same powertrains, same interior, same body, same everything. So they should have very similar scores to the 2004, and if anything the 2004 should be lower because it was the first year of the refresh, and is older. As for CR's, ... Read More
If you go by Consumer Reports, you'll see something interesting. The overall score for the car as a used car doesn't go above average until year 2004. Then, the 2005 year actually goes down to average again (not good!), and picks up with 2006. Of course, 2006 forward is too short a track record for long term reliability to tell, so the real bottom line for Elantras is: buy 2004, avoid ... Read More
Well, that is off topic but it's only a "new" car to me.... it's a 2005 model. But it looks and drives like new with new rubber, was about the same price if not a little less than a used Elantra with six airbags and ABS, has CD and cassette (I still have a lot of those), and it's a Certified car (2-year warranty) plus I was able to get 6 ... Read More
My son is out and about with the Elantra, I'll have to get back to you on that one. I just know that when I was last in the car in my driveway and used the parking brake, it went up a LOT farther than it ever did before, I think more than 7 clicks but I don't recall just how many. I am not sure the brake has ever been ... Read More
Just like you said, 196n/20Kg/44lbs. seems to be standard or at least a typical spec for Hyundais car with the pull type parking brake lever. The "weak link" ... doing it by feel it not accurate... hence that's why there is a spec of 196N/20 Kg/44Lbs for these newer hyundai vehicles. One techs feels right, might be over tight (MY CASE... BRAKE DRAG for 13 months)... while another techs feels right, ... Read More
The 196N/20 kg/44 lbs. seems to be a standard or at least typical spec for cars with pull-handle parking brakes like on most Hyundais. So I am kind of curious what could be the negative impact of a service tech simply pulling up on the brake lever with reasonable force, up to 7 clicks, and if the failure to use a push/pull gauge at that step is in fact the "weak ... Read More
Here are the official online links for the repair and component location for your 08 Elantra Parking brake issues. Component Location http://www.hmaservice.com/viewer/content.asp?vehicletype=Passenger&mfrcode=HY&ar- ea=HMA&langcode=ENG&modelid=HD13&modelyr=2008&mmctype=en&mmcid=25&group=SHOP&vie- wtype=&cat1=2008+%3E+G+2%2E0+CVVT&contentssize=655&firstnodedesc=Brake+System&si- tinfolist=41%5E4120 Repair procedures http://www.hmaservice.com/viewer/content.asp?vehicletype=Passenger&mfrcode=HY&ar- ea=HMA&langcode=ENG&modelid=HD13&modelyr=2008&mmctype=en&mmcid=25&group=SHOP&vie- wtype=&cat1=2008+%3E+G+2%2E0+CVVT&contentssize=655&firstnodedesc=Brake+System&si- tinfolist=41%5E4120 I would print these out and ask that you be allowed to observe the tech when he or she makes your adjustments. Additionally, I would have them pull both of your rear rotors a let you see the wear on ... Read More
I have a 2008 Elantra GLS automatic which I purchased on June 5, 2008. My hubby got one at the same date and time due to the good bargain we got. ($13,995). I was looking for a new vehicle due to losing my Toyota Taco to a recall that it was taken off the road and junked. And since I couldn't afford a new Toyota Taco and my legs were too ... Read More
Keep in mind that the trade-in value is considerably less than the retail value, since the dealer needs to make some profit on the sale. However, in the past couple of weeks I have seen several 2008 Sonata GLSes within 25 miles of me with I4 and AT, some with the moonroof package, with between 20-40k miles for just under $11k retail. So your dealer's estimate for trade-in value sounds about ... Read More
What is different in the design of the parking brake of the 2001-2006 Elantra (which I have) and the 2007+ Elantra (which is one of the subjects of your warning)? I am not sure where to find an "online manual" with details on inspecting, adjusting, and repairing the parking brake on my Elantra. If you happen to know such a link, could you please post it? I don't think that level ... Read More
Can you please provide more details? For example, your warning is for all Hyundais made after 2006 with a pull lever parking brake. Why is it specific to 2007 and later Hyundais? Was there a general design change Hyundai made on parking brakes on all of its cars, and specifically the Elantra, starting with the 2007 MY? I own a 2004 Elantra GT with a pull lever parking brake. Would this ... Read More
The Sonata went through a refresh in 2009 The ratings still reflect that of the 2006 Sonata, it was not re-tested. Ditto on the 07 Elantra, not 09 - IIHS (and NHTSA) do not perform crash test for every vehicle every single model year. And, if history was a guide, then you would have noticed the improvements of Hyundai vehicles, for the most part, in variety of categories, including safety.
I have had my 2006 Hyundai Elantra a little over a month now. I am so dissatisified. I too, feel an overall vibration in my car ( gas pedal, brakes, passenger seat). I have taken it to two dealerships and they say it is normal. After I have driven the car, my leg is sore from the vibration. I believe it needs new motor mounts, so I'm going to take it ... Read More
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Hello all. Heres a list of some early production 07 Elantra issues i have had. Build date October 2006. Purchased Feb 2007. Speedometer error off by 5 miles per hour, drivers side seat track off track from factory, alignment off from factory, steering wheel off center, glove box rattle, passenger side dash vent creaking, all were fixed by Hyundai under factory warranty. Mystery rattle has developed behind glovebox so the quest ... Read More
First, consider that any stats on long-term reliability on the Elantra are from a different generation of car. Going back to the Gen 3, 2001-6, the reliability is actually quite good. (I've owned two from that generation and had very positive experiences.) So you have to go back to the Gen 2, designed in the early 1990s before Hyundai's big push on quality, to get a car that has not proven ... Read More
One bit of data is that Consumer Reports rates the 2008 Elantra "Excellent" (its top score) in predicted reliability based on its surveys, from the 2007-8 model years. Also, the reliability history of the previous-generation Elantra was pretty good also. So there is actually considerable operating history on the Elantra and Hyundais in general. I think the reason that you can still get an Elantra for considerably less than a comparably-equipped ... Read More
obviously there numbers were wrong, and all they wanted to do was pressure me for more deposit monies. this is the second time this week I have been to Hyundai City, in Edgewater park NJ, and this is the second time I left. I only went back, because the internet manager emailed me with a cost of $14999, but this was before he told me that the rebate of $1500 was ... Read More
PZEV was available for the 2007 model year on the Elantra, e.g. see: http://www.autofieldguide.com/articles/120605.html Also, I confirmed that SULEV (PZEV-style tailpipe emissions) was available on the 2006 Elantra. (You might have seen that when you looked at Wikipedia.) I am pretty sure that the Sonata got PZEV only for 2009,
Family resemblance is good, but ---funny --- I was thinking that maybe the Elantra (and the Azera) should've maybe followed the 2006 Sonata grill, which is more like some previous Acuras. I think it is a little less generic than the chrome bars, which just remind me so much of Corolla and Camry from a few years back. Anyway it seems Hyundai is hesitant to stick to a common design motif. ... Read More
Only the 100,000/10 year part is eliminated with an "outside the family" 2nd owner. The remainder of the 5 year...60,000 mile new car warranty remains in effect i.e. the remaining mileage up to 60K and the remaining time in years up to 5. This, by the way, can be more than the "crummy" new car warranty given by...say...Honda which is 3 years and still "only" 36K miles. I have a 2006 ... Read More
paid $15,188 in Stroudsburg, PA in July 2006. Haven't had any major problems with it yet. Great gas mileage.
I actually thought the 2002-2005 Sonata was decent-looking. The best Hyundai has had in awhile was the 2006-2008 Sonata. Unfortunately, the 2009 is a little bit softer looking (I'd only want the SE with the 5-spoke alloys). There are lots of more rounded cars as you say, and maybe I wasn't fair about that; but the round charater lines, with the round-ish headlights, rounded taillights, and I think the biggest offender, ... Read More
I am looking for your opinions regarding this deal I'm leaning towards accepting. We are trading in our 2006 hyundai tucson for an 2008 Elantra GLS. We are upside down on the Tucson owing 18,000. The trade in value according to Edmunds is 12,700 and retail is close to 15k. After days of negotiations they will pay off our Tucson, and finance 16,875 for the 08 Elantra at 6.25 %. This ... Read More
We have already purchased 2 vehicles from this dealership and went in to trade in our 2006 Tucson for an Elantra.We discovered that we were more than a little upside down on our trade. This was a little dissapointing as we realized we probably didn't make the greatest of deals the last time in. Ok, lesson learned. Moving on, we spent the better half of an afternoon trying to make a ... Read More
I own one..a 2006 EX automatic sedan and "hoot to drive" isn't one of the terms I'd use. More like stiff over road irregularities, lots of wind and road and/or tire noise, not happy to stay in 5th gear, twitchy steering combined with a tiny steering wheel (some may love this direct feel = "hoot to drive") that causes the car to change direction if you are only thinking about a ... Read More
We're a Hyundai family (2000 Santa Fe, 2005 Elantra & 2006 Tiburon) and I've just run into my first issue. I just took the Elantra in for it's 30k, and the mechanic said the rear brake cylinders are both leaking and need to be replaced. This seems a bit early in the life cycle, so I've got an appointment at the dealership. Anyone have any experience with this?
I'll try and keep this as brief as possible... I purchased a 2007 Elantra GLS in Dec. 2006 and I have been thrilled with it, up until about a month ago when the I sustained major engire failure. Keeping it short and sweet, what happened (to the best of my understanding): The crankshaft pully got off track and eventually thrown off all together (on later inspection Hyundai showed me how the ... Read More
Don't be concerned about whether the Elantra AT is a buzz box at 75 mph on the highway. I've had it (GLS) up as high as 80 and it was still a quiet car. The AT is geared to rev pretty low when cruising. If I recall it was only at 3000 rpm at 80 mph--pretty good for a 2.0L I4. I've seen some reviews that said the MT gets raucous ... Read More
I actually own an 07 Elantra and WANT black side body molding for that sporty look on the XD. Having a hard time finding them. All I can find are the same color style moldings, go figure.
I live in PA and my daughter goes to school in Waco TX. So I am trying to buy her a car long distance. Since I am so far away, I am hoping to shoot for someting that will allow me to 'sleep at night!' Unfortunatley, unless you are looking for a Ford or Chevy truck, the pickings are slim in central TX! I am trying to be in the $9000 ... Read More
HYUNDAI ELANTRA 21.5 MPG !! YES !! that is the REAL Average Miles Per Gallon that I get for a 2006 Elantra HatchBack that I Paid $13,500 CASH + Tax Etc. The TV Ads LIE !! I have NEVER !! gotten over 22MPG in over 7500 that I have driven this GAS HOG ! And the DEALERS LIE !! and say Sir; you will get much better MPG when the car ... Read More
Don't know if this will help any, but the black trim is there on purpose to make the car look more "European", e.g. like a Saab. In fact the Saab hatch appears to be the car Elantra was targeting when they styled the '01-'06 hatch, IMO. I like the black trim (my car is red), not only the looks (kind of sporty I think) but I like the fact that if ... Read More
I love the car...the price was great and it had low miles. It's exactly what I want, except for the side moldings. So, I can live with it like it is, but if I can paint them or replace them with fiberglass, then even better.
Yeah, you can. I think you also might be able to buy the side moldings for an Elantra Limited and put those on, although your hatchback color may not have been available on the Limited so they might need to be painted as well. I think the Limited trim pieces have a chrome strip in there. Not sure why you think that looks dated; lots of cars still have black belt ... Read More
I just bought a 2006 Hyundai Elantra hatchback and it has the black side molding (bumpers) that runs from front to back midway on the doors. This creates an ugly black line down the side of my white car. I suprised they continued to style the car this way through 2006...it makes the car look dated...more like a 1999 model. Most cars now have fiberglass side molding that is painted the ... Read More
it depends, but i would check with a hyundai dealer or HMA to find out for sure. I know if a car is wrecked and totaled by an insurance company, the warranty is voided, but i'm not sure how it is considered if it was stolen, considered a total loss, then recovered.
It looks like the car was stolen from the original owner. This morning I spoke with a lady that told me she had a 2003 that had 14K miles on it she had purchased through a dealer that bought it from an insurance company and the Hyundai dealer told them they would honor the factory warranty.
You should check with HMA on that. The 5-year bumper-to-bumper warranty transfers to the 2nd owner. I don't know whether Hyundai will consider the insurance company and the auction company as "owners". Also, do you know how many people owned it before the insurance company did?
Hello, I bought a 2006 Hyundai Elantra with 12K miles through an auto dealer that bought it at auction from and insurance company. The car was a theft recovery that had no damage except for the rear window. Does any part of the Hyundai warranty transfer to me or is it voided? Thanks, DonMc7
If driving a car that got a "Poor" score on the IIHS side crash test is not an issue for you, you should look at the 2004-2006 Elantra with ABS. The ABS cars from that era had 4 wheel discs also. ABS can be a little hard to find, however. But if you are looking for the 5-door, the GT models (available in Canada?) were typically more loaded than the GLS ... Read More
I was comparing the driver's seat of the 2001-2006 Elantra, which had an 8-way seat with dual height adjusters and lumbar support, to that on the 2007-8 Elantra, which has a single height adjuster and no lumbar adjustment. I like the seat on the old Elantra better. But the new Elantra SE has a telescopic wheel, which makes up somewhat for fewer seat adjustments. And the 2008 SE has ESC standard, ... Read More
Many here on Edumunds.com denigrate Hyundai resale values. I just finished some research based upon the purchase of our 2006 Elantra GLS sedan automatic vs. a 2006 Honda Civic LX auto and a 2006 Toyota Corolla LE auto. The prices paid, including TTL, for the Civic and Corolla were based on an average of those posted here on Edmunds.com from buyers for those trims over a snapshot of time (and, forum ... Read More
Most here on Edumunds.com denigrate Hyundai resale values. I just finished some research based upon the purchase of our 2006 Elantra GLS sedan automatic vs. a 2006 Honda Civic LX auto and a 2006 Toyota Corolla LE auto. The prices paid, including TTL, for the Civic and Corolla were based on an average of those posted here on Edmunds.com from buyers for those trims over a snapshot of time (and, forum ... Read More
I received the letter yesterday and went to the dealer today. They reprogrammed it with no hassle. This is an 07 Elantra SE built in November 2006. I asked about their criteria and was told by the service writer that they check the car's computer for the existence of a particular code (I'm not sure which) and if it's set to one of the values they're aware of as problematic, then ... Read More
We also rented s 2007 Elantra GLS with a strange mix of option packages (the PR-S package). This is just an observation and means nothing at all. Anyhow we also own a 2006 Honda Civic, you know one of the gen. 8 cars that everyone says is the benchmark for small?..compact? sedans. Both our Civic and the Elantra had about the same number of miles so that part of the comparison ... Read More
Steve - I've owned Hondas, Mazdas, Nissans, and Toyotas, but bought my wife a 2006 Hyundai Elantra. In the 20 months we've owned the Elantra, it's been perfectly reliable with absolutely no warranty issues since purchase. The same can't be said for any other new car we've owned, including the aforementioned Japanese cars as well as a few European cars. Our previous Honda Civic was in for warranty-related issues 5 times ... Read More
My take on the Civic verses everything else. I own one (a 2006 EX sedan auto. ) and I am currently looking to trade..sell or otherwise dispose of it in order to get back into a Hyundai of some type (Sonata or Elantra) so that is what I think of Honda. Nuff said. Just curious why you haven't liked the Civic. The Civic LX is on a list of cars for ... Read More
I will post a few thoughts on first Consumer Reports then a few more on the gen 8 Civic. With regard to CR..why do some think they are competent testing washers or dryers or diswashers but not cars? They take the same approach. They actually buy their products without identifying themselves as opposed to the major auto magazines. They are loaned automobiles by the MANUFACTURER and you can bet those loaned ... Read More
To everyone, Hyundai has just released a new TSB that fixes the 2007 Elantra speedometer issue. The procedure re-programs the ECU to fix the error. It addresses only those vehicles with production dates between August 1, 2006 to May 28, 2007. The TSB can be found on www.hmaservice.com for those who have signed up for access. It's a 17 page pdf file which contains the step by step procedure for reprogramming ... Read More
I don't think it's because more people are buying the Elantra. Elantra sales to date for CY 2007 are nearly 5,000 units less than in CY 2006. Maybe fewer cars are being shipped here, but I don't see any lack of supply on dealer lots. Maybe metal prices have something to do with it, but I think a bigger factor is the strength of the won vs. the dollar, the increase ... Read More
Questionable build quality? Here's something to try: go look in Town Hall re the problems buyers are having with the 2006-7 Civic. Then go look in Town Hall re the problems with the 2007 Elantra. Big difference... and not in favor of the Civic. It's really simple why Honda and Toyota can charge more for their cars than Hyundai: brand equity. Toyota had a 30 year head start on Hyundai in ... Read More
If anyone prefers the previous-gen Elantra, especially the hatchback, there are still a few new ones out there. I saw three of them this weekend at Metro Hyundai in Bloomington, MN. They were all loaded with the ABS/roof package: a champagne GLS AT, a blue GLS AT hatch, and a blue GT MT hatch. That blue is a sharp color. Interestingly the GT was a few hundred less than the GLS ... Read More
I didn't see any replies as to if the stick shift models have this problem which the Hyundai dealer I use say it is OK. Another thing the service advisor manager told me is that if your Elantra is built in Dec. 2006 it already has the new cluster. November 2006 and before will probably be getting one. From the sounds of the last poster who must have had only 5K ... Read More
The real guide is how to look up stuff in Hyundai's system. I've written a guide here's a link.
Thanks doohickie - I'll order this part, and see what happens. Interestingly, my local dealer does not participate in Hyundai's Online Ordering System. However, a dealer 30 miles from here does. And, whenever I order a part from the local dealer, their prices are always higher than those of the Online System.
I looked at my 05 Elantra and found the same thing- the "horn" is in there. But... it is not part of 281112D270 It has its own part number: 2813826320. It's called "Hose, air intake". It's a little confusing, though, in the Hyundai parts listing. Looking at the picture in the parts catalog, You should be able to find the label 28111 in the picture. Looking it up in the listing, ... Read More
I have a 2006 Elantra GLS. I recently took the car to the dealer for a Engine Check light diagnosis (not caused by the gas cap!). The problem was Code P0172 - "fuel system rich." In following the troubleshooting diagnosis tree, the tech removed the air cleaner cover to begin the initial steps of investigation, but did so without first removing the shroud that goes around the air cleaner, and around ... Read More
I realize I made a mistake - the EPA estimate for highway driving is 36mpg, not 38. Although I will point out that for 2007, Hyundai did claim mpg was a significant improvement over the previous model. The outgoing model (2006) achieved an estimated highway fuel economy of 32 mpg from the government.
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