Elantra Nu Engine Tick
The 1.8L Nu engine has been ticking owners off with its constant ticks, connecting rod knocks, predispostion to engine bearing failure and problems with oil sludge. These problems all happen within Hyundai's 10-year / 100,000 mile warranty,…Continue reading article "Elantra Nu Engine Tick"
There are a disturbing number of fires starting in the antilock braking system (ABS) of Hyundai vehicles. The fires start from short-circuits within the ABS due to liquid contamination and corrosion. At first the problem was li…Continue reading article "ABS Fire"
Rodents Chew Hyundai's Soy Wiring
The wiring in cars used to be coated in a petroleum-based plastic, but recently automakers, including Hyundai, have switched to a soy-based material. The soy is biodegradable and helps keep plastic out of the landfill (yay!). Unfortunately …Continue reading article "Rodents Chew Hyundai's Soy Wiring"
Hyunda's Inflated MPGs
Hyundai Motor Group was caught cheating on their fuel economy ratings (MPG) by the EPA in 2012. MPG estimates were 1 or 2 miles higher than they should have been, which doesn't sound like much. Except when you consider who's picking up the …Continue reading article "Hyunda's Inflated MPGs"
Blue Link Standard Feature?
Messages that self-destruct and dastardly extortion – it all sounds like the plot to Mission Impossible, right? But it’s actually the story of Hyundai’s Blue Link systems. Pay up, or it’ll blow up ... or at least shut off.Continue reading article "Blue Link Standard Feature?"
Panoramic Sunroof Explodes
Hyundai refuses to acknowledge that their sunroofs have been exploding under normal driving conditions, but they’re offering plenty of coverage to owners if (or when) it happens thanks to a 2019 lawsuit settlement.Continue reading article "Panoramic Sunroof Explodes"
Hyundai's Self-Peeling Paint
Hyundai’s self-healing paint is advertised to heal minor scratches using a chemical compound called scratch recovery clear. However, owners content over time that same compound allows the paint to come off in large sheets.Continue reading article "Hyundai's Self-Peeling Paint"
What Elantra Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- brakes make grinding noise in the 2013 Elantra
- mpg not close to epa estimates in the 2013 Elantra
- transmission slipping in the 2010 Elantra
- engine won't turnover, won't start in the 2013 Elantra
- ticking in engine in the 2013 Elantra
What Breaks the Most
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Hyundai will extend the powertrain warranty for a car registered in a cold weather state and owned by the original purchaser, original lessee or certified pre-owned Elantra purchaser. The extended powertrain warranty covers the engine block, crankshaft, connecting rods and pistons from damage accompanied by a piston slap noise in the upper end of the engine.
The judge ruled the plaintiff's claims of future repairs and diminished value of his Elantra are flawed, and the plaintiffs failed to assert facts showing Hyundai's replacement engines contain the same defects alleged to exist in the original engines. The complaints may be amended.
Hyundai has filed a motion to dismiss the case because some of the complaints never mention anything about a clicking or ticking noise and several complaints specifically say Hyundai was not notified of the failure.
Hyundai Elantra engine ticking noise has caused a proposed class-action lawsuit that includes all consumers who are former or current owners and lessees of 2011-2016 Hyundai Elantras equipped with “Nu” 1.8-liter engines.
A Hyundai Blue Link lawsuit alleges the automaker failed to inform owners the telematics system will be disabled if inactive for more than one year, and to reactivate the system an owner will allegedly be forced to change hardware at a minimum cost of $500.
Hyundai is recalling 187,000 vehicles but says the "root cause" of five 2.0L Nu MPI engine fires is still undetermined.
Just a hunch, but it might have something to do with connecting rods blasting holes in the engine block allowing oil to leak out onto hot surfaces where it smolders into a flame.…keep reading article "Hyundai Recalls 187,000 Vehicles For Potential Engine Fires in the 2.0L Nu MPI Engine"
Weld you look at that, the 2021 Elantra has its first recall for poorly constructed seatback recliners.
Hyundai wants to inspect roughly 1,500 vehicles to inspect a weld that could be weak enough to allow the seatback to seperate in a crash.…keep reading article "2021 Elantra Recalled for Faulty Seat Welds"
Hyundai is questioning the merits of a class-action lawsuit that says the 1.8L Nu engine is a ticking time bomb.
The troublesome engine can be found in the 2011-2016 Elantra and is known for ticking noises, oil sludge, and premature failure. The automaker has a history of blaming these problems on poor maintenance and often denies warranty claims. So what else is Nu?keep reading article "Hyundai Questions Merits of Nu Piston Slap Lawsuit"
A sunroof isn’t supposed to close when it detects an object in the way.
However there’s an issue in the way the 2018 Elantra GT’s sunroof motor was programmed that could turn it into a slow, dull, but strong guillotine.
The system won't detect if a finger, head or other objects are in the way of the closing glass and won't immediately retract.
Resist the urge to stick your head out of the sunroof until the recall begins in February 2019. Actually, just go ahead and resist that urge in general.keep reading article "Elantra GT’s Sunroof Motor Recalled for Being World’s Slowest Guillotine"
The 5th generation Elantra’s engine is making a ticking noise consistent with piston slap, according to a proposed class-action lawsuit.
Piston slap eventually leads to block damage, oil sludge, and complete engine failure. The lawsuitaccuses Hyundai of placing blame on owners for their defective engines.keep reading article "Lawsuit Filed Over Pisto Slap Concerns in 5th Generation Elantra Vehicles"
Hyundai, along with 19 other manufacturers, has agreed to a voluntary program to equip all new passenger vehicles with automated emergency braking (AEB) technology by September 1, 2020.
AEB was found to reduce rear-end crashes by 39% during research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Automatic emergency braking uses a combination of radar, lidar (reflected laser light) and cameras for a forward collision warning system that gives a driver audio or visual warnings that a forward collision is near.…keep reading article "Is Hyundai Falling Behind in AEB Technology?"
A previous brake switch recall has been expanded to include over 390,000 Elantras from the 2013 and 2014 model years.
Hyundai noticed an increased warranty claim rate for Elantras that weren't included in the 2016 recall. Brake pedal stopper pads were collected from the vehicles that were built between 2012 and 2014.
The brake pedal stopper pad sits between the brake light switch and the brake pedal arm. Hyundai issued a recall last year after discovering the stopper pad was deteriorating, allowing the brake lights to stay on even when the pedal wasn’t being pressed.
Turns out that recall didn’t reach far enough.keep reading article "Last Year's Elantra Brake Pedal Stop Pad Recall Has Been Explanded"
This seems to be a common problem for [Elantras]. Door handles just shouldn't come off. So strange.
Brought [car] to dealer after noted ticking noise from engine. Had already looked up ticking noise and is related to piston slap. Hyundai agreed to pay half of price of short block, my price was $4000 out of pocket. Since new short block placed has had nothing but other issues with rough idling when stopped or in park.
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