|6th January 2018, 12:26||#781|
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Hi, did Hyundai issue any recall for the steering issue in the 2012 Elantra sold in india??
There was a recall in US and Canada for the same.
I ask because I have come across a October 2012 mfg 1.8 AT Elantra with low kms on the odo.
|7th January 2018, 09:03||#782|
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Driven: 5th-gen Hyundai Elantra
I have a 2013 Elantra . As far as I am aware there has been no recall.They once called me in for a brake pad replacement as there was a grinding sound every time the brake was applied. This was a known issue with the early models of the Neo Elantra.
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|10th February 2020, 22:52||#783|
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My 2013 Hyundai Elantra - from being loved to being worshiped
Actually I am not sure if this should be in the long term ownership section or somewhere else.
I have a 2013 Fluidic Hyundai Elantra SX Diesel. It is the top end model with all bells and whistles, including 6 airbags, electric seats, auto headlights, auto dimming mirrors and many other features which, at the time of buying, had really impressed me. The Elantra was however a bit of an arranged marriage for me, a practical mind over heart decision. After my child was born I actually sold off my remapped Linea TJet and bought this as a practical family car/barge. Heck I even employed a driver for a couple of months before I could tolerate the back seat no more. I had to reclaim the driver’s seat to preserve my sanity. But over the years and about 1.06 lakh kms later I have developed a soft corner for this car and really love it for what it is, a reliable, luxurious family car. Overall I have been extremely pleased with the following things,
Not so good points
So you can see I do not really have too many problems with the car. It has proved to be the type of car which you do not really notice when it is there but do miss it when it is not. That brings me to the real reason for this ramble. Recently I was considering buying a new car. With that came the prospect of selling the Elantra. But the current market value of this vehicle (5lakhs -6lakhs) got me thinking whether it was worth selling it at all. My family could easily use a 2nd car and no new car in the price range would come close to what the Elantra offers.
However I do realize that it is an old car (that too diesel) and higher maintenance cost would be inevitable. So I want to bounce off the idea that can I do some preemptive maintenance on the car with the aim of extending its life and driveability for another say 75,000 - 100,000 kms. Some things that came to my mind are the following,
It is in this respect that I would seek the advice of the gurus here. My budget would be about a lakh (say). I do wish to take my Elantra from being loved to being worshipped.
All suggestions are welcome.
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