Hyundai Elantra 2006 Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Hyundai Elantra 2006 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Market or agreed value insurance?
You could get an agreed value on the next car, which would cover you for that amount in the event of a write-off, but you will pay more for your insurance. It's probably not worth buying the write-off given that you would have to repair it. It will also have been placed on the written-off register, so you'll have the extra trouble of getting it checked and approved for a return to the road before you can register it and drive it again.
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Timing belt on Elantra SLX
You'll find there's also a time requirement on the belt. Even though it's only done 37,000 km it is going on for seven years old, so I would always err on the side of caution and change the belt.
Hyundai Elantra brake pads
The front pads normally do most of the braking and wear out first as a result, but it's not unusual today for the rears to go before the fronts. You could check to make sure the handbrake is releasing properly and not dragging on the discs. I doubt that you have been conned by the dealer, if he was really conning you I'm guessing you would have copped a bill for the fronts as well, and maybe even the disc rotors themselves. If in doubt when in a situation like this ask to see the parts that have replaced. Most dealers are happy to show them to you.
Hyundai Elantra FX shakes
It doesn't sound like a wheel balance issue, but it would be worth having the wheels checked to make sure they are round and haven't been knocked out of alignment. You could spin the tyres on the rims to get the best match of wheel to tyre, and swap tyres from side to side, all to make sure the problem isn't a wheel balance one. Look for a drive shaft problem; it could be wear or damage.
Ask Smithy Xtra Remote lock fail
Problems with central locking systems are not unusual, have a locksmith check it. Most locksmiths nowadays have the capability of coding keys for most popular models, and they’re usually much cheaper than the dealers.
Too close for comfort
A SPEEDO must not indicate a speed lower than the actual speed, but it can indicate a speed higher than the speed within a tolerance of 10 per cent plus 4km/h. Your car seems to fall within that tolerance. The check you have done against the highway speed indicator suggests that it is within the band laid down by the ADR, and the check against your husband's car confirms that result. The dealer check is confusing, but also seems to confirm the other two results, in that when your speedo is showing 100km/h your car is actually doing 95km/h.
I'M NOT surprised Hyundai wasn't interested. To change a speedo face is a big job. Unless it has received a flood of complaints, the company is hardly likely to do anything. You should have checked it during the test drive. You signed on the dotted line. You should have made sure the car was what you wanted before you bought it.