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#1 Old 03-17-2011, 01:41 PM
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Hello all, I thought it would be nice to have all the 2011 Elantra related problems in one place. It will make it easier for all current or future owners to know about all the problems in one place instead of searching all over the entire Forum.

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I will go first:
Problems: my electric power steering went off two times and my sunroof was leaking in carwash.
Solution: the dealer reprogrammed the EPS computer and aligned the sunroof glass, up to now the power steering works well and no more leaking sunroof.

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The engine is making weird and loud sounds.. I'm at 10 feet of the car and it sounds like a TDI. Will seriously have to take an appointment to make the tech verify the car and tell me a second time that everything is fine. The supposed normal injection sound is LOUD, more than my old 1.6L.

Tonight I switch for the summer tires. I was searching for the ---> rotation logo on the continental tires and didn't found it. So I took a look at the design of the tires and the littles WAVES design on the side. All the 4 tires are mounted on the alloys the same side ? So I have 2 tires okay and 2 that they will need to switch. On dry roads I don't care but on the water it wont be the same game. Don't want the car to respond badly. Did you all have the tires the good way ? Can someone post me a pic of the right way ? Because If someone tell me that it doesn't matter okay but normaly theres a side to install them ? They come on the car from the plant to the dealer. Was removed from the car to be replaced by a winter set mounted on steel rims. It's probably not the dealer fault but are they will accept to change them for me or saying that they are right mounted... hmmm !

For the rest, everything is fine by now. No carwash leak, no EPS problems.
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No problems so far, although I do hear some cold-weather squeaking in the gas pedal where it safety-hinges to the floor (thank you, Toyota). I'll hit it with the silicone spray one of these days and hopefully that'll be the end of it.

PS: Consolidating all complaints in one thread is a [b]great idea that will probably last about three minutes :P
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0 problems with both of mine
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I had a slight idle problem twice but seemed to have gone away. It happened while at a stop light. Little vibration but only if you really paid attention to it. It's been at least a month since and haven't happened since.

Most noticable big problem. While in traffic other cars not clearing way for me to change lanes as they are gawking at my car I ain't kidding!

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0 problems with both of mine

Occasional issues hooking up with bluetooth with my iPhone! Think it is the iPhone causing the issue but who knows?

Swing Hard! Take Chances!
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Ok, here I go.

1- Paint is chipping off at the bottom back of rear doors. Rock chips have taken it down to the metal. It took 3 years for those to form on my Tucson.
2-3 paint chips. One on the passenger rear door nder the handle, 12 on the drivers side front quarter panel. All 3 are down to the metal. No clue how this could happen.
3- Avaeraging 12 - 16 kms /100L. 4000 KMs on the car and the mileage still hasnt improved
4- Drivers window either rolls all the way down or up no matter how slight I touch the switch. Havent figured out how to fix this yet. Dealer says its normal? Thers no halfway point
5-Ticking sound in the engine, sounds almost like a diesel

The paint is what is the most frustrating right now. The Glacier White was suppossed to be a 3 coat paint, but there is no way it is and for it to chip in places there is no way a rock can hit and for the paint to strip this quickly at the back on the bottom of the rear doors is even more disturbing. I have only had the car 3 months and the paint is toast, cant wait to see it in a year.

Otherwise, we love this car. The ride is better once I noticed our bonehead dealer did not chech the tire pressure. it was at 45 psi. Once I let it down to 35 it improved drastically.

I took the car on a 2000 km road trip throughout Alberta and it drove beautifully. The mileage sucked, but I did manage to get 500kms out of a tank of gas on the highway. My sisters 2011 Civic got 700 on the same size tank though.

The pickup when passing was decent as well. My parents were in a 2010 Focus and my Uncle in a 2010 Sonata(both rentals) and they were impressed when I left them in the dust a few times. I took the car up to 160 kms an hour before the front end starting shaking. Not to shabby for a 4 banger!
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QUOTE (bigdogbitu @ Mar 18 2011, 12:20 AM)
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Occasional issues hooking up with bluetooth with my iPhone! Think it is the iPhone causing the issue but who knows?
Try updating you iphone software, I find the elantra picks up my iphone better and faster than our santa fe, and i don't get that obnoxious "connection complete" all the time.

As for problems, just the **** spare tire noise when i go over bumps.
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QUOTE (VinceGLS @ Mar 17 2011, 09:33 PM)
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For me :

The engine is making weird and loud sounds.. I'm at 10 feet of the car and it sounds like a TDI. Will seriously have to take an appointment to make the tech verify the car and tell me a second time that everything is fine. The supposed normal injection sound is LOUD, more than my old 1.6L.

Tonight I switch for the summer tires. I was searching for the ---> rotation logo on the continental tires and didn't found it. So I took a look at the design of the tires and the littles WAVES design on the side. All the 4 tires are mounted on the alloys the same side ? So I have 2 tires okay and 2 that they will need to switch. On dry roads I don't care but on the water it wont be the same game. Don't want the car to respond badly. Did you all have the tires the good way ? Can someone post me a pic of the right way ? Because If someone tell me that it doesn't matter okay but normaly theres a side to install them ? They come on the car from the plant to the dealer. Was removed from the car to be replaced by a winter set mounted on steel rims. It's probably not the dealer fault but are they will accept to change them for me or saying that they are right mounted... hmmm !

For the rest, everything is fine by now. No carwash leak, no EPS problems.
I was wondering the same thing about tire rotation, the dealer did not write anythig on the tires to let me know on which side they go. isn't it too soon for summer tires? I am waiting in april to make sure no more snowfall, il va y avoir la tempÍte des corneilles........

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