Interchangeability between Lantra (Europe) and Elantra (US)?

Discussion in 'Hyundai Elantra / Lantra' started by Mike T., Aug 14, 2004.

  1. Mike T.

    Mike T. Guest


    I have a 2000 Elantra GLS wagon that I bought in the US. About 1.5 years
    after I bought it, the automatic transmission needed to be replaced under
    warranty. Hyundai stood by it, no problem.

    Since that time, I have moved to Germany and shipped the car here as well.
    That was almost two years ago. I have now been told that the transmission
    needs to be replaced AGAIN.

    One concern: In Europe, Hyundai doesn't sell the Elantra; but they sell the
    Lantra. I've seen several that look at least outwardly to be virtually

    Does anyone know whether a Lantra transmission would work in an Elantra? I'm
    still trying to see if I can get this under warranty since I'm still under 5
    years/100,000 miles...trying to hash out whether tha fact that I'm now in
    Europe is an issue. Hopefully, I can avoid having to have a new
    transmission shipped from the US.

    I had to have the windshield replaced last year, and they were able to use a
    Lantra windshield.

    Mike T., Aug 14, 2004
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  2. Mike T.

    hyundaitech Guest

    To my knowledge, they are the same vehicle, but there may be different
    electronics or gearing for different countries of sale. So, trannies
    available in the U.S. may not be available elsewhere, and vice versa. I
    presume this is an automatic. If you give me the production date and
    engine size or vin, I can give you the part number for the new
    transmission. Part number should be universal.
    hyundaitech, Aug 17, 2004
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    Zotto Guest

    Do you know if this applies to automatic transmission for Sonata v6 and then
    if in european sonatas there is no need to update TCM programming?

    Zotto, Aug 17, 2004
  4. Mike T.

    hyundaitech Guest

    I really have no idea. The only way to tell would be to get the part
    number for each and see if they are different.
    hyundaitech, Aug 17, 2004
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