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I got my 2017 Elantra new about a year ago in July of 2017. A few months ago, I was parking in a narrow spot and I noticed that something scraped the left side rocker under the door. It’s a very small dent, but I was extremely frustrated. Mainly, because of the terrible parking spaces in my little college town... The dent is small, but deep. I’m noticing a tiny bit of rust and I’m wanting to get it taken care of soon. I’m wondering if this is something I could do myself or if I should go somewhere to have it fixed? Also, any ideas of this would be covered under any warranty? My local dealership even gave me a 20 year warranty on my car, instead of the usual 10. I’ll post a pic if needed. Just sad that the side rocker is made out of super thin metal. I baby my car, but this has me so angry! I love the Elantra and it’s such an amazing little car. Thanks for any comments.

*UPDATE*

Here’s a pic of the dent. I took it just now and it’s dark out. Did the best I could. It’s only on the side rocker, not on the door.
 

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Hyundai warranty does not apply to crash damage, your drive hazards is beyond Hyundai control.. as to the associated rust, that is crash damage related, so you are on your own for repairs
 

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Hyundai warranty does not apply to crash damage, your drive hazards is beyond Hyundai control.. as to the associated rust, that is crash damage related, so you are on your own for repairs
Thanks for the snide remark. Jackasses like you ruin forums for people. Nowhere in my post was I rude or trying to act as if someone owed me anything. Yet, you have to reply like a know-it-all.
 

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Honesty hurts...
Nothing snide with his remarks. It's common sense that any crash damage will he covered by your insurance less your deductible.

Bg921 ...you are what you call others.
 
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Thanks for the snide remark.
Answer based on best interpretation of Hyundai Motor USA print

Jackasses like you ruin forums for people.
Jackass?? I am the person most all of this site come to when they have issue with getting car repair because dealer screw it up, dont follow procedure, dont want to be bother..

Nowhere in my post was I rude or trying to act as if someone owed me anything.
Way I read it was that you ask if Hyundai cover crash damage as warranty concern

Yet, you have to reply like a know-it-all.
Hmm,, being a Hyundai insider with access to stuff at Hyundaidealer.com and the service site,, I know a lot,, but some stuff I still need to ask as it arise,, I dont know all, but enough to get me in trouble

I see you wanting to jump ship already ??
 

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*UPDATE*

Here’s a pic of the dent. I took it just now and it’s dark out. Did the best I could. It’s only on the side rocker, not on the door.
I got similar damage on mine and I am getting it fixed at a local bodyshop (Toronto area) (not going through insurance as deductible is $500 and quote to repair the damage is $650+tax).
 

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Pull your head in.

Pull your head in.
Yes, a tragedy occurred with your vehicle. I think that we can all understand that BUT, losing your cool and name calling in not on, especially as there was no insult, injury or slight to you.
You posted to get advice and when the advice was not to your liking, you spat the dummy.
Just suck it up and stop acting like a princess.
 

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Thanks for the snide remark. Jackasses like you ruin forums for people. Nowhere in my post was I rude or trying to act as if someone owed me anything. Yet, you have to reply like a know-it-all.



sbr is a Hyundai tech, works for a Hyundai dealer, and English isn't exactly his first language. He was not remarking about your driving habits, but "hazards".



Believe me, he knows what's covered and what's not.


Now, as far as the damage: I would not contact my ins co, but take it to a good body shop and see what they want to repair it.
 

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It's been a long time since I did body work, but that should be ~$300
 

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Thanks for the snide remark. Jackasses like you ruin forums for people. Nowhere in my post was I rude or trying to act as if someone owed me anything. Yet, you have to reply like a know-it-all.

You are the idiot. I read your post about deleting your account and all I can say is GET OUT OF HERE YOU MORON.
 

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If you want to go DIY on this you could pick up a bottle of touchup paint at automotivetouchup.com, or a bottle of aerosol from them. I've used them before and they do a good job of matching the color. If using the aerosol, get a bottle of primer and clearcoat from them as well, sand down the rust with maybe 220 grit sandpaper and try 'blending' the paint, as ChrisFix shows here:


You should absolutely ignore what he's doing to repair the rust, as his fix won't last two years if that before it starts bubbling again. But his paint blending technique isn't bad at all. You'll need to buy / borrow a buffer to do a final blend.

If the dent really bothers you that's going to be tricky. You'll need to get a dent puller or hammer it out from the back side, then put something like kitty hair and glaze putty to smooth it all, then repaint. Myself, I'd live with the dent since rocker panels are going to get that treatment all the time but the above is how you can repair it. One thing not to do is slap a glob of body filler on it, as the dent is too deep and the filler will start to crack within a couple of months and moisture will get in and you'll be in real trouble.
 
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