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#1 Old 01-31-2011, 11:29 PM
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Hey guys, I've got a US 2011 Elantra GLS and it does not come with a spare tire, not even as an option! It's got an air compressor and a can of fix-a-flat like stuff. Under the styrofoam holder in the trunk is a tire shaped hole and even a screw hole that a tire and jack would screw down onto. I've notice a lot of talk on these forums about the hood pad, but no mention of the missing spare? The parts department at my local dealer is supposed to call Hyundai tomorrow and get back to me about getting an appropriate tire/jack for it. I don't know yet if the one from the 2010 Elantra or 2011 Sonata might fit in there. I'll let you all know what I find out.
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Why would you need a spare tire when you have 5 years / unlimited mileage Road Side Assistance?

Plus that sealant will work in probably 80% flat tire scenarios...
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I negotiated the spare tire and jack into the deal when I bought my Elantra. I am hoping they know what they are doing because the hood guard they gave me was for a 2010 and isn't compatible. Hopefully in the next couple weeks they will get it. They don't make a hood guard yet as far as they can tell so that's up in the air. Hoping the tire won't be the same situation.
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QUOTE (TheDave @ Feb 1 2011, 12:24 AM)
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Why would you need a spare tire when you have 5 years / unlimited mileage Road Side Assistance?
Fix a flat doesn't fix every puncture, much less a blowout. I'd like to be on my way in 15 min, not two hours. I live in the sticks, after all. Speaking of, some of the places I travel have really spotty cell coverage, or my luck would have it that my cell phone will be sitting on my desk at the house or something. Sure, it's unlikely to happen, but I personally like the piece of mind. It's the same reason I carry *good* jumper cables and a 4-way in the trunk also.

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I negotiated the spare tire and jack into the deal when I bought my Elantra.
I tried that, no luck.
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QUOTE (TheDave @ Feb 1 2011, 12:24 AM)
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Why would you need a spare tire when you have 5 years / unlimited mileage Road Side Assistance?

Plus that sealant will work in probably 80% flat tire scenarios...
I like to hear from others on this but...

From what I understand, using the sealant will probably make the tire "unfixable" and void the warranty. Also, the tire pressure monitor would also have to be replaced if using the sealant. This wouldn't be covered under the warranty either. The dealer told me that would be a couple of hundred of dollars for the monitor.

I've asked for a price for a spare but the dealer couldn't find one yet.

Anyone have an estimate for a price?
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Went to dealer to get a spare tire kit. They ordered the kit as piece items. Tire, rim, jack, tire iron, Styrofoam insert, wing-nut clamp. Turns out it is a full spare mounted on a 15 inch steel rim. The Styrofoam holder for the jack does not fit flush on the rim. It sits up about 2 inches too high on the wheel. Clearly not right. The trunk liner floor will not lay flat. They told me this is the only part numbers they have to get a spare. The owners manual states the spare as a Compact spare tire T125/80D15 4.0T15. This spare will work with all wheel options on the 2011 Elantra as listed.

P195/65 R15 6.0J15
P205/55 R16 6.5J16
P215/45 R17 7.0J17

Seems that Canadian factory built 2011 Elantras come with this spare set up, but they can not get it her in the USA, even as a replacement part. They told me they are going to research it for me to see what they can do. Anyone able to get this simple part number? The salesman told me spare tire was no problem to get, but this bastardized version is not close to right not to mention the $350 cost.






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Thank you woodyl for bringing up those points.

My local dealership got back to me, basically told me that Hyundai did not have a package/part for a tire/jack/etc, but is expected to by mid to late March.

Thanks for the heads up, flash, I'll be following that thread as well.
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Hey guys, I've got a US 2011 Elantra GLS and it does not come with a spare tire, not even as an option! It's got an air compressor and a can of fix-a-flat like stuff. Under the styrofoam holder in the trunk is a tire shaped hole and even a screw hole that a tire and jack would screw down onto. I've notice a lot of talk on these forums about the hood pad, but no mention of the missing spare? The parts department at my local dealer is supposed to call Hyundai tomorrow and get back to me about getting an appropriate tire/jack for it. I don't know yet if the one from the 2010 Elantra or 2011 Sonata might fit in there. I'll let you all know what I find out.
Just wondering what hood pad are you talking about, I quickly glanced over some titles in them forum but see nothing about it.

NM I found the topic !
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IMO>No spare is no big deal, if the pump and sealant kit don't cut it, a tow lift (included roadside assist or my motor club) will get the car to the place of tire repair or replace.

If it ever happens, I would rather buy a replacement tire.....than spend the kind of money it takes to put a spare in the trunk.

In most.... if not many cases people have a tow truck to come to put the spare on, so the wait time is there.....don't matter if it's a tow or tire change.

A few year back, I attempted to change a flat tire (with a good breaker bar) we could not get all the lugs loose...I was glad to see the tow truck. Cheers
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In 25 years of driving I have had many flat tires, and every single one of them was a simple tread puncture that could be easily patched on the side of the road.

If you don't trust the can of flat fix, get a $12 plug kit from the nearest hardware store. It takes 5 minutes to permanently plug a hole and reinflate the tire... much quicker than emptying your trunk, jacking up the car, installing the doughnut tire, finding a garage, and then standing around for half an hour while they install a $12 plug kit.

Could you someday have a slashed sidewall or other non-reparable flat? Yes. But you could also be hit by a meteorite. That's what tow trucks are for. :P
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