2016 elantra revving unexpectedly

Asked by Aug 30, 2015 at 12:13 PM about the 2016 Hyundai Elantra

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a brand new Hyundai Elantra and sometimes when I hit the accelerator during driving it will rev up to over 4000 rpms and have a burst of speed that is not in line with me lightly pushing the accelerator.  And then on other times it seems like no matter how hard I push the accelerator it doesn't want to build up to speed quick enough, like it is bogging down or something.  It is brand new and has done it from day one, had 17miles on it when I test drove and took it off the lot.  Anyone else having this issue?  Thanks!

4 Answers

25,625

You've got a 10 year / 100,000 mile warranty on the Hyundai. Get them to fix it properly or just give you another car. I really want to consider a Hyundai Genesis, but its stories like this that will keep me buying Japanese cars! Good Luck to you on this!

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
2,115

yes take it back to the dealership and have them look at it. this car should be equiped with an electric controled peddle and there for the throttle body is not getting the right signal to how mush it should stay open or is getting a signal to open up way to fay. the car is new and this is covered under any power train warranty that the dealer has in place on this car. they should also be able to give you a loaner car while your car is being fixed just FYI.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Okay, so I guess this means there is something wrong with it? I just thought it was because of the new ctv transmission most cars had switched to. My Ford Focus did the same thing so I thought it was just something that happened. I will take it to the dealership straight away and have them look at it. Thanks!

237,735

Doesn't sound normal, might be a throttle/trans issue like Pride indicated.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • how does a hyundai elantra drive in snow? 391 answers

    2011 Hyundai Elantra GLS

    -

    General

  • Why do all car doors and the trunk lock unexpectedly on our 2015 Hyundai Sonata. 2 answers

    Sometimes all car doors and the trunk lock unexpectedly on our 2015 Hyundai Sonata. Anyone have same problem. What is the fix for this? Thank You.

    2015 Hyundai Sonata SE

    -

    General

  • NISSAN SUNNY 2002 unexpectedly shut 1 answer

    My Nissan Sunny 2002 unexpectedly off while i m driving when i try to start no any noise. Break and steering also become hard to press like rock. pls give an advice Model: nissan sunny 2002{manual}

    2002 Nissan Sunny

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • rpm drops unexpectedly during acceleration 8 answers

    I have a legacy 2000 wagon 5 speed manual shift. I recently noticed when at 2nd gear 2800 rpm when accelerating with pressed gas pedal, the rpm drops unexpectedly to 2000 rpm, with power loss. This ...

    2000 Subaru Legacy GT Wagon

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • car turning off unexpectedly 3 answers

    My son's 2002 eclipse has started turning off when he is driving. It turned off and right back on as he was merging on the interstate. Turned off when he was backing out of the driveway. Turned off wh...

    2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Elantra

Looking for a Used Elantra in your area?

CarGurus has 52,575 nationwide Elantra listings starting at $1,499.

ZIP:

Search Hyundai Elantra Questions

Hyundai Elantra Experts

#1 pittgirl
pittgirl
Reputation 1,990
#2 Carrie Shelton
Carrie Shelton
Reputation 1,370
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,080
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Sonata
779 Great Deals out of 51,051 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Civic
656 Great Deals out of 88,603 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Corolla
785 Great Deals out of 73,830 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Camry
1,011 Great Deals out of 90,917 listings starting at $650
Used Honda Accord
813 Great Deals out of 84,287 listings starting at $1,050
Used Hyundai Accent
188 Great Deals out of 12,506 listings starting at $1,295
Used Nissan Altima
1,033 Great Deals out of 81,564 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Cruze
882 Great Deals out of 75,037 listings starting at $2,991
Used Kia Optima
462 Great Deals out of 29,998 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Focus
546 Great Deals out of 57,171 listings starting at $1,095
Used Mazda MAZDA3
231 Great Deals out of 31,863 listings starting at $1,495
Used Nissan Sentra
480 Great Deals out of 54,266 listings starting at $900
Used Hyundai Elantra GT
34 Great Deals out of 2,732 listings starting at $8,291
Used Kia Forte
189 Great Deals out of 18,959 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford Fusion
1,120 Great Deals out of 83,259 listings starting at $998

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Hyundai Elantra For Sale
49 Great Deals out of 36,067 listings starting at $9,510
2016 Hyundai Elantra For Sale
186 Great Deals out of 4,418 listings starting at $8,900
2015 Hyundai Elantra For Sale
62 Great Deals out of 1,990 listings starting at $8,347
2014 Hyundai Elantra For Sale
81 Great Deals out of 2,367 listings starting at $6,500
2013 Hyundai Elantra For Sale
148 Great Deals out of 3,742 listings starting at $4,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.