pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
49,000 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2014 Hyundai Elantra engine problems

engine problem

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2014 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 042020

Elantra GT 2.0

  • Manual transmission
  • 86,140 miles


I check the oil level at every gas stop. The oil level is always lower than last check. I keep on topping it off to save the engine from destroying itself from oil starvation. The problems is getting worse these days, probably one quart for every 500 miles.

- rtam, Danville, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 182014

Elantra GT 2 Litre

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,243 miles

I purchased an Elantra GT 5 years ago, brand new - the car burns oil, I must add a litre of oil at 2500 km just to make sure it is not empty and then make sure I do the oil change right at 5,000km. This was discovered late because of course the Hyundai dealership where I took the car for its regular maintenance did not tell me it was low between oil changes. A chance oil change at a Quick Lube place alerted me to keep watch. The it took further testing by dealership - basically pretty much a year in from purchase for Hyundai to take it seriously. I do a lot of highway driving so mileage accumulates - and then Hyundai tried to tell me I was out of warranty. I argued that I told the dealership about the problem well before the warranty was out but they waited two oil change cycles before sending the concern to Hyundai and then further 3 oil changes monitoring (had to bring in my gas receipts)

They finally accepted to do checks with Hyundai Canada and kept my car for a few weeks. Then they gave me my car back and said the 1.5 litre per 1,000km is acceptable. I don't understand how they get this number. I must add a litre of oil every 2500km - dip stick shows on empty. NEVER AGAIN HYUNDAI. It was a low point in my life and you made it lower. I did not want the hassle and cost of a lawyer (Recently separated with a young child, diagnosed with Cancer shortly after and then been through a rough year of treatment and surgeries...I had purchased a new car to avoid any hassle).

- Stephanie S., Calgary, AL, Canada

problem #1

Sep 012016

Elantra GT 2.0L 4 Cyclinder

  • Manual transmission
  • 59,600 miles

Noticed on my last 2 oil changes that the walmart guy was telling my I was 1 to 2 qts low on oil. I assumed he made a mistake in reading the oil level or the last walmart employee just did not put enough oil in. When it was time to change my oil again I checked the dip stick and found there was no oil on the dip stick. I purchased 2 qts of oil and put both in and found that made the oil show up to the halfway mark on the dip stick. I took the car to walmart for an oil change and the guy mentioned it was about a half a quart low. I then contacted Hyundai dealership in Wentzville Mo where I purchased the car and told them the problem. They had me come in so we could do an oil consumption test. At this point I was not to worried thinking i have factory warranty and drivetrain warranty. After driving the 1000 miles I was a half qt low. The tech explained to me that to be out of spec the car has to burn over a qt of oil for every 1000 miles. I then asked where is the oil going. to which they told me the engine is burning oil. So graduating with a BS in math i asked so its okay to burn 1 qt of oil every 1000 miles so are you telling me its ok to drive my car 3000 miles which at that point i would have 2 qts of oil left to drive on for the rest of the 750 miles (hyundai wants you to change your oil every 3750 miles) He of course said no you got to put oil in to make sure it stays at 5 qts all the time. so at this point I called jiffy lube to ask what there opinion was about a car being ok but burning a qt every 1000 miles. They started laughing and replied only if the car is from the 70s. I then called Hyundai in Columbia MO and talked to a tech there who said he also has another customer who is burning 1qt for every 1200 miles so th ecar is still in spec and that there is nothing they can do. I asked since the car is in spec and you have told me it is burning oil, would you buy a car that was doing this. He said he would not. So at this point i have a car that is 2 yrs old and is burning oil and still owe 17k on it. Since hyundai is not honoring their warranty im making it a point to stop by any hyundai dealership i see and letting customers know my experience since at this time that is all i can do. It amazes me that i have had a 1989 nissane 240sx with 190k mi, a 2002 ford focus with 300k miles on it and a honda fit with 100k miles on it and none of them ever burned any noticeable amount of oil. but yet a 2014 car which i paid 20k for with less than 60k miles burns a qt every 3000 miles. If the cars are going to start burning oil and the company knows this is an issue that they are not going to do anything about then it should be mentioned in the sale pitch. while researching this issue i found that excessive oil consumption is not just a hyundai problem but with a lot of different manufacturers like audi, bmw, toyota, subaru. What the hell, car prices keep getting higher and higher and the quality is in the toliet. Oh and after complaining to the tech at the wentzville hyundai dealership that the car is burning oil and you are telling me it is normal he then tried to blame it on not using hyundai oil filters. I change my own oil most of the time or have walmart do it and i always use mobil 1 oil filter with mobil 1 full synthetic oil.

- Jacob D., Moberly, MO, US

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