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Hyundai Elantra Warranty Questions

backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,717
Got questions about or an issue with the warranty on the Hyundai Elantra? Tell us about it here!
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  • ghuletghulet Posts: 2,628
    ....are Hyundai's original manufacturer's warranties (specifically on 2005-2006 Elantras and '06 Sonatas) transferable to second owners? I thought I had heard that they weren't, at least at one time, but not sure now.
  • nthenthe Posts: 414
    only the original owner gets the 10yr 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. the second owner gets the remainder of the 5 yr 60,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty.
  • joe131joe131 Posts: 972
    unless it is a 2003 or older model and you are a family member, right?
  • nthenthe Posts: 414
    let me repeat this for everyone:

    ONLY THE ORIGINAL OWNER GETS THE 10 YR/ 100,000 MILE POWERTRAIN WARRANTY.

    once you transfer the title to a second owner, the only warranty that transfers is the 5 yr/60K.

    this is regarless of whether the second owner is a family member or model year.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,717
    this is regarless of whether the second owner is a family member or model year.

    That is not correct:

    10 YEAR / 100,000 MILES
    POWERTRAIN PROTECTION Covers most engine & transaxle components.
    Covers repair or replacement of powertrain components (i.e. selected Engine and Transmission/Transaxle components), originally manufactured or installed by Hyundai that are defective in material or factory workmanship, under normal use and maintenance. Coverage applies to Original Owner only effective with 2004 Model Year and newer model year vehicles. On 1999-2003 Model Years, coverage applies to Original Owner and immediate family members (i.e. wife, husband, daughter, son, stepdaughter, stepson).

    Second and/or subsequent owners have powertrain components coverage under the 5 year / 60,000 mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Excludes coverage for vehicles in commercial use (i.e. taxi, route delivery, delivery service, rental, etc.).


    http://www.hyundaiusa.com/global/warranty/warranty.aspx
  • joe131joe131 Posts: 972
    Excellent post Backy, as usual. But since yours are usually excellent, that makes excellent your average.
    So, thank you for your average response.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,717
    Yep, I can copy-and-paste from web pages with the best of them. ;)
  • nkmonty1nkmonty1 Posts: 33
    Hi
    I am a new member. I have to ask a question and I dont know where to start. I just brought a 2005 Elantra. I know I have the rest of the manufactured warranty. Here is the question. I want to buy an extended warranty and gap insurance where do I start and can you by both at the same time? I have been using all my search engines and I am still trying to figure out who is the best.
    Can anyone please tell me what they think about this? It would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
    Nan
  • nthenthe Posts: 414
    some insurance companies sell gap, or you could go back to the dealer (if you bought it from a dealer) and buy the gap from them. Extended warranties can be bought online (just google for it) or they can be purchased from a hyundai dealer (even if you did not buy the car from them).
  • nkmonty1nkmonty1 Posts: 33
    The dealer cant offer it to me. Also my insurance company doesnt carry it. Trying to find Gap insurance with extended auto warranties is very hard. I found one but not both together.
    I thank you for your help. Any more ideas I am completely open to ideas.
    Thanks
    nan
  • Would getting a aftermarket remote starter installed on my new 2007 elantra void the warranty? :confuse:
  • Hi,

    I really dont know. I think that is something you would really have to ask the dealership. So sorry I cant be of more help.
    Nan
  • Can anyone let me know when I do my 45,000 check up do I have to bring the car to the dealership or can I bring it to my mechanic? Also how much does this one run about.
    Thanks for your answers.
    Nan :shades:
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    You can look up approximate costs here: Maintenance Schedules. I've heard they sometimes run a little low, but that will give you an idea.
  • Dear Pat
    Thank you for you help. I appreciate your time. I hope it is cheaper then what I read. Do you know if I have to take it to the dealership or can I use my own mechanic? I hope I can use my own mechanic because it will probably be cheaper then the dealership.
    Have a nice day
    Nan
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,717
    You can have your car serviced anywhere you choose--you can even do the servicing yourself if you have the skill and the will. But you should keep detailed records of the servicing, including parts (showing that the parts were OEM quality or better).

    The 45k service should be pretty inexpensive--about the same as the 15k service. The most expsnsive service is at 60k intervals, which includes timing belt replacement.
  • Good Morning
    Thank you for that. I know when I asked the dealership how much it will cost they told me around $190.00. I havent asked my mechanic yet because I still have a few thousand miles for the check up. I am hoping that my mechanic is cheaper then the dealership.
    Nan
  • donmc7donmc7 Posts: 2
    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
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,717
    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?
  • donmc7donmc7 Posts: 2
    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.
  • nthenthe Posts: 414
    the 60k service is the only service required at a hyundai facility.
  • nthenthe Posts: 414
    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.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,717
    Can you please provide a reference from Hyundai noting that the 60k service must be performed at a Hyundai dealer? Thanks.
  • nthenthe Posts: 414
    i don't have one, its just what i've been told since working for a hyundai dealership.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,717
    Then you may want to verify it before you post it here. That kind of statement could lead people to think that they MUST have the most expensive service (60k) for their Hyundai performed at a Hyundai dealership. Which of course is great for dealers like the one you work at, but maybe not great for the owners.

    Your dealership's management should review the Magnuson-Moss Act, a federal statute that prohibits a manufacturer from requiring a consumer to use a service or maintenance item from the manufacturer, unless such service or item is provided free of charge under its warranty, or unless the Federal Trade Commission waives this prohibition against the manufacturer.

    So in other words, unless your dealership wants to give free 60k services to Hyundai owners, it should stop telling them that the 60k service must be performed by a Hyundai dealership.
  • pluto8pluto8 Posts: 5
    Hello,
    I just helped my mother with the purchase of an '05 Elantra GT AT with 28,760 miles. The dealer did not have the warranty handbook nor any service records for the car. The title is clean with one previous personal owner. Are there any steps she must take with Hyundai to transfer the warranty? Is there a way to get a copy of the handbook? Are the missing service records an issue? Any help is of course greatly appreciated.
  • Hi Pluto

    I also got a 2005 Hyundai Elantra and I did not have the Handbook. Call there 800 number tell them what you just said and they will send you the copy of the handbook. They are very nice and eager to help you. As far as the warranty goes you still have the powertrain warranty on it. As for me I am getting an extended warranty for mine. When you were doing the financing did the Finance manager ask you about extended warranties.?
    Anyway I hope this helps you out. Good Luck with the car. I really love mine. Sweet Ride
    Nan :)
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,717
    Actually, at best pluto8 has the remainder of the 5-year, 60k bumper-to-bumper warranty (including powertrain of course). But the extra 5 years of powertrain warranty does not transfer to 2nd and later owners.
  • pluto8pluto8 Posts: 5
    Correct. I called the 800 number and transferred the warranty. They're also sending the copy of the handbook. They said she has the remainder of the 5yr/60k warranty including powertrain and that lack of service records from the prior owner should not be a problem so long as the new service records are safeguarded. I was surprised that the Roadside assistance transfers as well for the original term. I bypassed the generic extended warranties the finance officer offered. Thank you for the replies.
  • jfh2jfh2 Posts: 3
    my dad's '04 elantra w/ 40K miles broke down this week. it developed trans fluid leak. He took to a local garage the car sat overnight by the morning the garage said it was very low on fluid. He took the car to the dealer to see if still was covered by the warranty - the dealer said that since my dad hadn't changed his trany fluid at 30K they would not honor the warranty. Does this sound right to anyone?
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