2017 Hyundai #Elantra Eco Preview

Discussion in 'Hyundai' started by xcel, May 12, 2016.

  1. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    Thanks for the update, Wayne. I've come to the point where I usually recommend against a DCT from any brand. I've driven some and while they mostly drove pretty nicely, I have concerns about their long-term performance and reliability.
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  2. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    I know of a low mile (under 30k(?))Ford Focus that has had warranty repairs 3 times already on the DCT.

    /and ditto the above, thanks for the info Wayne -- helluva a long term test
    // it is amazing that "they" are building (and selling) $6k un-repairable transmissions -- so if you were to fix and keep driving you'd be stuck with a salvage yard tranny -- what a crap shoot.
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  3. MaxxMPG

    MaxxMPG Hasta Lavista AAA-Vee Von't Be Bach

    With these new DCT's, there is no junkyard swap. There is a clutch-relearn procedure you can only initiate through the GDS (dealer-specific interface), and specific software revisions based on the hardware within the transmission. If you swap in a fairly new trans after pulling one that had badly worn clutches, the computer will have a memory or working with the worn unit and will apply the clutches on the new unit in a way that will send passengers flying out the back window.
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  4. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    I'm liking my bicycle more and more every year.
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  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    As a guy who is seriously considering an Ioniq (PHEV or BEV) , I'd be a bit concerned about DCT life. But what MaxxMPG just said makes sense , and maybe
    I won't live long enough to break the DCT if I get the PHEV. On the other hand..............the Ioniq Electric doesn't have or need a transmission.
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  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    To provide a micro-detail on how far Hyundai goes to get this right, I replaced three headlamps and one rear high mount brake lamp over the 156k miles driven. The change out to the front headlamps was a 10-minute job with no tools necessary as was the rear high mount stop lamp.

    What I found slick however was that if it was a headlamp, the display told you which one with a pictograph of which side of the front lamp was out or which lamp in the rear it was. For a rear lamp, you can see what Hyundai provided. No other OEM that I know of provides this level of detail into a headlamp or taillamp that burned out and Hyundai does this with their lowest cost vehicles. IIRC, the headlamps cost around $12 each and the std. high mount rear brake lamp was $9 from a local Auto Zone.

    All four wheels have their own pressure readouts in the TPMS display as well.

    2018 Hyundai Elantra Eco Driver Display Warning


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  7. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Edwin.... How have the Hankook Kinergy tires been doing? I hope better than my three, but same experiences with poor Hankook 426, 426 & 431 tires.
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  8. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Litesong , about 22K miles since I put them on in Nov 2018. They seem to stick fairly well ,
    but definitely not winter tires.
    I have not measured tread-wear. Maybe I should , eh ? I do rotate every 10K.
    If I can measure them , I will post here.
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