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Just a loud pop when i was making a right turn. No lights came on and I didn't know what had happened. Drove it twice more before I noticed an oil spot where I park the car. Still no check engine light or anything from the car. Had it towed to a nearby mechanic shop and was told they had seen this problem with Hyundai and their recommendation is a new used engine for the price of $3500. My car has 73000 km. The used one had 90000km.
This is ridiculous, I was quite happy with my brand new car. It was everything I was looking for. Our first brand new car was 1994 ford Escort that lasted 14 years, but in 2011 they didn't make a station wagon and that is what i really wanted. We shopped around and found the Elantra touring and were very happy and satisfied, the engine still runs great, we had no idea there was anything wrong, sadly. Thank goodness i noticed the oil spot before more damage was done to the engine. I just don't know what to do.
I am trying to talk to the Hyundai dealership, but i feel they just want me to buy another new car and i am so unsure if staying with Hyundai is in my best interest, but what do I do with my broken car? I cant use it as a trade in with it leaking oil. I am sure I was told to replace the whole engine instead of just the broken part because it would be cheaper. How can that make sense.
I am finished ranting and thank you. I just needed to vent maybe where it mattered.
Update from Aug 1, 2020: Took the car to the Hyundai dealership where I bought the car brand new, they at first said they thought my first diagnosis was probably wrong, because in his 25 years of experience he had never heard of a crankshaft thrust bearing breaking with only 73,000 km. On it. And it would be in my best interest to get a second opinion, theirs. So I took it in and voila my first mechanic was right, the bearing was gone and it would be cheaper to put a new engine in. But they were able to find me an engine with only 23,000km on it for $1250.00 + shipping 200.00, 8 hours to take an engine out and 8 hours to put in another engine. The staff was excellent in the service department, but their hands are tied. And while they had my lemon engine out they notice I need a new clutch and pressure plate, sooo had to buy that too, $570.00. But no charge on installing. So for a grand total of 4301.00 I have my lemon of a car back with a new engine and clutch. I may have liked the people, I even use to love my car. But I would never ever buy or recommened a Hyundai again. Thanks again for letting me rant, Nancy
- Nancy B.,
Victoria, BC, Canada