2013 Hyundai Elantra Consumer Review: ABS problems in ice due to che

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GLS Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic)

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ABS problems in ice due to cheap tires
By adveragedriver on


2013 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 6A)


As a whole, I like this car.
It has a very comfortable driving position for someone my size (6'3"), gets good gas mileage (though not what was advertised), is reasonably quiet and has this nice extended warranty.
I have noticed a couple of significant problems, however, one of which is dangerous.
But first, for the false sales pitch.
The sales person will tell you that the oil only needs to be changed every 7500 miles.
That was one of the selling points to me.
But the manual has all sorts of fine print around that figure, so the actual service guys will tell you that you may void the warranty unless you change the oil around every 5000.
So don't get caught in that trap. see below
The safety is rated as lower due to the cheap tires, no traction in snow and ice. So the ABS keep coming on, but not much help. Once I replaced the tires, however, it was much better.

Best Features

  • Repair frequency
  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Electronics
  • Purchase cost
  • Fuel economy
  • Maintenance cost
  • Warranty

Worst Features

  • Rain snow traction

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By adveragedriver
on 01/23/14 13:23 PM (PST)

Follow up. As expected, passing the buck. Hyundai says that tires are not covered under their warranty, so even though the current one's are not worn out, I have to pay to replace them in order to fix the ABS problem. So much for "the best warranty in the business."

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By whatfuture
on 01/29/14 15:57 PM (PST)

Thanks for the warning about ABS. I wouldn't do without it. What type of tires do you have? I have the Ltd. with Hancook (Korean). Crazy...

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