My Elantra SE interior mirror has had an annoying problem from new: it rattles. Usually doesn’t start until after many minutes of steady driving. Then gets loud enough to be a real distraction, and even to interfere with outside sounds - a safety issue. I’ve wiggled the mirror to all sorts of positions, but only touching it continuously damps the vibration - not good for a stick-shift. Anyone else experience this? Shop says they’ve never heard of the problem before.
Since it takes a while to begin rattling, it has never happened during regular service appointments. The mirror is not user-serviceable; a special tool is needed. (My dealer doesn’t even have one; they get mirror work done during occasional visits by a specialist.) They wouldn’t replace the mirror on my say-so, saying I needed to call Hyundai.
After several attempts and much waiting, I finally reached Hyundai. They said it’s a dealer issue, and they won’t get involved. Really.
Because it is a safety issue sometimes, I’m planning to pay to have the mirror replaced. Because the car is disappointing in a number of ways, and support seems lousy, I’m hoping to trade it out for something better when the numbers work. I find this level of help from dealer/service operation and manufacturer unimpressive, and would rather not own a Hyundai when something bigger goes wrong.