I purchased my Elantra GT 6/2014 and it currently is sitting at just under 10k
miles. Since the beginning I have had issues with the clutch and it seems to
only be getting worse. The clutch engagement is very inconsistent and it can be
very difficult to get it to go into gear, mainly reverse. My upper gears (4th,
5th and 6th) seem to be fine, it is only R, 1st, 2nd and 3rd that are giving me
issues. My main concern is the fact that I am either riding my clutch or
practically stalling it because the engagement is so inconsistent. Sometimes it
is very smooth and shifts perfectly as it should but this is only about 50% of
the time. I have heard all the Tiburon horror stories and have read up on the
many lawsuits and am hoping that this isn't related to that issue. Has anyone
else heard of similar issues on a vehicle that is newer with relatively few
miles? Also, this is not my first manual car. I have owned a few and driven many
and have never experienced something like this.
A little over 10 years ago, Hyundai had issues with the dual mass flywheel
on its V6 engines in the Tiburon GT. When a family member brought his
Tibuoron to the dealer for clutch engagement issues while still (barely)
under warranty, they discovered that the hub area of the flywheel was
cracked and needed to be replaced along with the clutch plate. It took a bit
of doing at the time to convince the service manager that the flywheel was
not a wear item as was covered under the powertrain warranty. He still had
to pay for the clutch and part of the labor. During the repair, they removed
a delay valve in the slave cylinder that was part of the source for the
shifting problems on this car. No problems since.
I don't know if Hyundai still has clutch issues on its V6 engines, but it
may be worth the dealer removing the M/T and inspecting the clutch
components if there aren't problems with the hydraulics.
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