We just recently purchased a 2006 Elantra GLS 4-door sedan, and I have
a quick question on the warranty that perhaps someone could answer,
hyundaitech?? I will check with the dealer's Service Department on
this as well.
In carefully reading the warranty booklet, it states that within the 5
year/60,000 limited warranty period that "normal wear" items such as
belts are not covered under the warranty. When reading the section on
the 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty, it states, among other
items, that all internal engine components, timing chains, etc. are
covered under the warranty.
OK . . . here is my question, since the Elantra uses a Gilmer
reinforced rubber timing belt, and not a chain per se, is the timing
belt covered under either the 5 year/60,000 limited warranty or the 10
year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty, or is it only covered for 12
months/12,000 miles as "normal wear" items are covered? If the latter
is the case, I'm concerned. Why, because if it should fail after
12,000 miles, and engine damage results due to the engine's
interference design, it most likely would void the covereage of engine
internals (pistons, valves) covered under the powertrain warranty.
Please excuse me for my specificity, but I'm trying to read this
warranty information from a legal perspective, and carefully looking
at all the verbage and its implications.