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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-16-2008, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Hello Friends,

My girlfiend has a 2000 Elantra. She recently developed the clicking sound when turning that is associated with faulty CV joints. I inspected the car this weekend and found that the outboard CV boot on the passenger side had split. It had split cleanly around the small part of the joint similar to this one

Knowing she had the 10/100 powertrain warranty, and without telling them what I had discovered, I called some random Hyundai dealers and asked if this would be covered. They said that as long as there was no obvious damage to the axles (i.e. bent from sideswiping a curb), and the boots weren't damaged/torn, then they would cover it. So I read through the warranty information in the owner's manual and found that the warranty covers gaskets and seals.

My question is this, will a dealer honor the warranty on this kind of damage? Obviously I'm trying to avoid incurring extra cost in this repair as I could handle it myself, but I'd like to get full use out of her warranty. Also it just seems as this is more of the boot failing rather then a rock or something damaging it.

Any guidance or clarity you can provide would be great. Thanks!

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Erik, this is not covered under the powertrain Warranty.
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On the contrary... The driveaxles ARE covered under the 10/100k warranty...

... UNLESS the boots are torn, that is. And this is straight from Hyundai, but they say that if the boots get to the point that they tear, that if the maintenance has not done been done properly because a cracking boot can be caught in time to be covered under warranty before it gets to the point that it tears open. Once it tears open, the grease leaks out and dirt gets in, damaging the joint, which is not a failure due to manufacturer defect, but due to foreign material in the CV joint. They say regular maintenance inspections can catch a cracking boot before it tears, which would be a warrantable item.

So, no, being as the boot is already torn, they won't replace the axle under warranty. If the boot was NOT torn, or simply cracked, they would replace the axle under warranty.
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