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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,500 miles

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2009 Hyundai Elantra drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2009 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 272015


  • 99,000 miles


Receive service campaign notification to apply rust-proofing materials to underbody to arrest the corrosion process. Took car to local Hyundai dealer for rust-proofing and was informed that the oil pan is rusted and needs replaced at a cost to me over $600 - I have written estimate from Hyundai dealer. Informed that oil pan needs replaced because if it fails that oil will leak out and damage\ruin engine. Told Hyundai would not cover oil pan replacement under warranty as I am not the original owner even though mileage was under 100,000 at time of service. If I was the original owner, then it would have been covered under the 100,000 mile bumper to bumper coverage. I also have a 2010 Hyundai Elantra that received same service campaign notice for rust proofing underbody and oil pan is looking its like heading into same direction in need of replacement due to rust. This should not be happening to the oil pan even after 10 years of age.

- Wadsworth, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 072012


  • 20,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Elantra. While driving approximately 35 mph, the transmission exhibited hesitation. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who flushed the transmission. The failure persisted after the service was performed. In addition, the horn failed to operate intermittently. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000.

- Griffith, IN, USA

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