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Hyundai Elantra Problems 2007+



  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 813
    We do alot of traveling in our cars (30,000+ miles a year) We own an 05 elantra and recently we bought a 06 Acura with nav. Yes we could had bought one cheaper but I liked the way the nav is in the car not attached. It is also covered by a longer warranty. I know a portable one can be changed from one car to another but the acura nav has more features
  • joe131joe131 Posts: 996
    Not sure.
    Probably not.
    I suppose, but with much effort.
  • bhmr59bhmr59 Posts: 1,601
    You made the right choice for you. You got what you wanted at a price you thought was fair.

    I just was attempting to let people know there are less expensive more versatile units available. I don't have a feature by feature comparison. Some of the additional features may be meaningful to you and might never be used by others. Example: when I changed cell phones last year I wanted bluetooth due to CT's prohibition of hand held phones while driving. In order to get bluetooth the phone had a ton of other stuff I'll never use.
  • If you have a problem with seeing portable GPS screens, why not quit driving. I have a Magellan 800 and it's fine. It gives directions by speaking, so you don't really need to look at like a map. There are too many IDIOTS reading maps etc. The portability feature is of course the greatest feature followed by price. And last but not least, if you have to worry about $500 or so dollars YOU SHOULD NOT BUY AN AUTO.
  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 813
    When we went to Cingular to upgrade to a phone that had bluetooth they told us all the phones that were bluetooth included all those extra I did not want. I decided to keep the phone I had. I turn off my cell phone when I am driving. While in Walmart a few weeks ago we looked over the cell phones. They had a basic phone for cingular that was bluetooth capable. I now have it and it works excellant.We were thinking of getting a portable GPS for our elantra to go with our sirius radio all those nifty attachments we will have- so much fun
  • lkao87lkao87 Posts: 3
    I've refilled my gas tank two times now, and both times I can't get the pump to keep filling when I let go of the pump. It keeps stopping by itself so I have to keep the pump pushed in manually the whole time. Anybody have the same problem, or know ways to fix the problem?

  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Let's continue the conversation about the Elantra's interior at this link: twixieann, "2007 Hyundai Elantra" #1308, 29 Jan 2007 11:51 am.
  • cclngthrcclngthr Posts: 1
    I have found that the rear camber on the 2007 Elantras change radically and go out of specification if you put more than 100 pounds in the trunk. Unloaded, the camber is within specification. However, loaded, the camber on the drivers side changes from -1.1 to -2. and the right side goes to -1.5. Normal specification is -1 for both sides.

    The design of the rear suspension is faulty and camber changes when loaded make the car dangerous to drive. I had engineers from Art Morrison Enterprises; who design custom frames and suspension systems evaluate the car and they told me that the upper control arms, which are non-adjustable, are too short, making the camber go out of spec when the car is loaded.
  • joe131joe131 Posts: 996
    What happens if the car is fully loaded to its overall maximum weight capacity of about 800 lbs or so?
  • mrcellusmrcellus Posts: 52
    Has any of the other 07' Hyundai Elantra owners had this problem?
  • mariogpmariogp Posts: 20
    DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE THIS PROBLEM. I do drive over 100 miles daily. I had the car for 3 months and I'm still having a hard time finding a comftortable position. To make matters worse, My right leg is falling asleep constantly..and also a very painfull rear-end.(r-side) tried pilows, supports etc... no luck. the wife has the 2000 elantra...I compared the seats side by side...and mine are much HARDER..and about 1/2 inch smaller (wide and lenght)
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,910
    The earlier Elantras had the dual-knob height adjuster, which provided more customization of the seat cushion angle. If you have the SE or Limited, try different settings of the seat height, rake, and fore-aft, along with the steering column fore-aft. If you have the GLS w/o the telescopic wheel, it may be harder to find just the right position.

    Another thing, kind of basic but I'll mention it anyway: where do you keep your wallet? When I have mine in my right rear pocket, I can get a numb feeling in my right leg (sciatic nerve). If I take the wallet out, no problem.

    BTW, the seat cushion of a 7-year-old car probably would be softer than that on a new car. I don't know about the 2000 Elantra, but the seats on the '07 are no more firm, maybe less firm, than those on my '04 GT and I think the seats on the GT are very comfortable for long trips (if I take my wallet out)--but they have the dual-knob height adjuster and an adjustable lumbar support also.
  • mariogpmariogp Posts: 20
    *SCIATACA**.. I have a sched doctors appointment... but it is looking more amd more to be a sciatic issue. The wallet is always on the front pocket. I was reading someone else had the same problem with the SONATA. I sure miss the seats on my old escort. other then the speedo issue... this is my only complaint about the car... hopefully I will break in the seats soon.
  • wassiwassi Posts: 1
    I purchased my silver 2007 elantra limited about 4months ago..
    I found some rattle coming out from passenger side air vent plastic got some gap between it is causing annoying rattles..
    it is getting louder everyday and I'm trying to attempt to bring it to dealer and insulate it or replace it under warranty..
    does anybody else have this kind of problem?
    is it replaceable under warranty?
    what should i do?
  • caazcaaz Posts: 209
    bring a passenger and try ro pin-point the source of the rattle.......and as far as i know...bumper to bumper warranty applies
  • 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 seal on the inside of the pully was incomplete) Then, through a horrible chain reaction the following happened:
    -the AC belt got wrapped around the pully and melted to the side of the engine
    -the timing belt jumped time
    -the pistons bent all of the valves covers
    -the drive belts were destroyed

    The cylinder head was rebuilt and the valves and guides were as well...essentially Hyundai replaced/rebuilt all damaged parts (it took them 4 weeks, but i digress)

    anyway, my real question is this: before the engine fell apart, my car used to idle at aprox. 400 to 500 RPM when it was warm. Now, after the rebuild, the engine idles higher, at around 700 sometimes even close to 800 and I can feel it in the steering wheel at a dead stop. Is that level of RPM at idle normal? what do other 07 owners idle at? I know that the Gen4 engine is supposed to idle at a lower rate than the previous models. what might be going on?

  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    My '06 Civic is at 700 rpm's at idle so I think yours is o.k. Best to look in the owners manual to see what it says. Call up the service manager and ask his opinion also. Bummer that a new car has self destructed that way. Did Hyundai at least extend the warranty on your remanufactured engine or compensate you in any other way?
    Just goes to show that any 1st year model from any company can have some lemons come off the assembly lines. It doesn't make Hyundai any better or worse than any other automobile manufacturer. These things just sometimes happen.
    Good luck with the rebuild and let us know what you find out.

    The Sandman :)
  • yeah, i just got through with getting it looked at again and they told me that it is running fine and normally. it must have just been a combo of a bad memory and a supersensitivity after so much going wrong with it.

    Hyundai didn't extend the warranty, but they did pay for the car rental during the month they were fixing it. that was despite me not having purchased they extended warranty. so all told they covered about $600 in car rental expense.

    so, end of story, the car is running fine now. and i'm still a proud owner of my elantra.
  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    Just for customer goodwill, Hyundai should've extended it for you anyways. Would've been no skin off their nose and the added goodwill would've gotten them more in the long run just by word of mouth...yours with family & friends looking to buy a car and on Edmunds reading this forum. Sometimes companies need to look past the $ signs and step up to the plate in customer satisfaction.
    Too bad that Hyundai didn't go the extra mile for you. And about the rental payment, they should've done that no matter what, a brand new car having it's engine self destruct isn't what anyone expects with a new car, no matter who the manufacturer is. So they did what they were supposed to do with getting you free alternative transportation. Like I said earlier, they should've stepped up to the plate with the extension! There's nothing better than consumer goodwill!!!

    The Sandman :confuse:
  • The rest for the left foot on the Elantra is just plastic. And mine just cracked. Had the car only a month.
    Quite surprised. I never put a lot of weight on it. Bad place to put a thin piece of plastic. What were the designers thinking?
    This happen to anyone else...i know not everyone drives using the foot rest.

  • nthenthe Posts: 414
    "Just goes to show that any 1st year model from any company can have some lemons come off the assembly lines"

    the looks of the elantra got a make over from the previous model, but the engine is still the same, so it is not a "1st year model."
  • nthenthe Posts: 414
    no company, not honda, not toyota would have extended the warranty for something like this. His new engine still has ALOT of warranty left on it anyways.
  • nthenthe Posts: 414
    "What were the designers thinking? "

    everyone uses plastic on those foot rests, not just hyundai. what do you expect? the warranty should take car of it. My elantra is 10 months old with 16k miles, and the footrest is just as solid as the day i drove it home.
  • We just got back from a 2500 mile road trip in our 07 Limited. My left foot was on the foot rest for the entire trip with no apparent damage.

    This is easily the most comfortable compact car we've ever owned(and we've had many in the last 37 years).
  • If you can't get it fixed under warranty there are other options if you want a footrest...

  • I just got my Elantra on Sept. 22 and have put 300 miles on it -

    Nothing was left on - lights - ac nothing - and it completely died. AAA said that is nuts and the dealer should replace it.

    Any suggestions?
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,910
    The battery is covered under warranty, take it in and get a new one. But have them check for underlying causes, e.g. problem with the charging system.
  • Thanks. Will do - I am going there tonight after work.
  • so - an update
    They are not sure what is wrong w/ the car. It isn't the battery. There is a voltage leak/drain somewhere. They are on day 2 now of not being able to find it.

    fun times.
  • I have this problem both with my 2003 GLS Elantra and my wife's 2007 Tuscon. I get by with my local driving which is only 15 minutes each way but I am dying on long trips. Height adjustment helps a little but doesn't work completely. I notice that the driver's seat bottom seems shorter than the passenger's. Too bad because the seat back with the lumbar adjustment is fine. My wife seems OK - but then she has more built in cushion. Don't let her know I said that !!!!!!!
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