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Hyundai Sonata, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
#2936 of 2956 Re: Departure of 2000 GLS w/ pkg 16 [bhmr59]
Dec 25, 2007 (4:08 pm)
Ya know, here's a simple test...drive by any dealer's service department and it will usually be full...and they are not all people getting regular scheduled maintenance. By the way, as stated in early posts of mine, I put 332,000 on my 03 with only routine maint. and what I would call normal wear and tear repairs (steering rack, wheel bearings) until the last day I had the car...tranny failed...but I was going to get a new one anyway. I now have 112,400 on my 07 limited, with no out of pocket repairs other then bulbs so far, even still has original brakes. Got the car on 11/14/06. A few small warranty items...all taken care of with no problem
#2937 of 2956 Knocking Noise On 2001/2002 2,7 Sonata EF A/T
Feb 26, 2008 (5:00 am)
My Sonata EF (01/02, 162000 km) exhibit a very loud knocking noise when going over small bumps/road imperfections - and specially at low speed at citydriving (if i get to 50-60 km/h) almost nothing is heard.
Comes from both front and end.
Seems that at specially comes when down/up movements ex. over a pothole.
Have had it checked several times, and they could not find something unusual.
The dealer have suggested to have the shocks replaced. Can that be a solution - what about sway-bars?
Have suggested Monroe - are they better that OEM?
Also have a 3,3 NF, and it also had a little noise in the start, but now (52000km) nothing at all...
May 28, 2008 (7:47 pm)
Last year (2007) I purchased a 2002 sonata.. it had 6k on ( orginal miles)... 3 months after owning it had to replace the O2 sensor, 3 months after that the altanator to the tune of 500.00.. now.. I once again find myself replacing the 02 sensor.. Is there a reason why these go bad? Because the car was still under Manufacture warranty when I purchased it.. I was not concerned.. but now 800.00 later.. and I have only owned the car for 12 months.. is the sensor something that continually goes in these cars.. I cannot afford to 250. every few months for a sensor.. in this car no matter how much Iove.. gee the thing isn't even broke in yet.. it only has 14k on.. so I am asking is this normal for these car? and what will happen if i run it without getting the 02 sensor fixed?
#2939 of 2956 2002 2,7 V6 Timing Belt shift at Hyundai dealer
Jun 10, 2008 (12:15 pm)
Had my timing belt changed and 180000km serviced at the same time.
- also changed 2 tensioners for the timing belt
Brakes disassembled and greased,
cabinfilter - 2 Pcs??? - as far as i know there is only one...
Engine oil and filter changed.
Sparks not changed, neither air-filter (uses k&n)
9 hours in labour - it seems like they have added, hmm... some extra hours, as far as i can see.
How long time should it take?
Ordinary 180000 km service - max 2 hours
Timing belt 7 hours?
#2940 of 2956 Interior unusually hot in the summer?
Jun 11, 2008 (5:19 am)
Hello Everyone, I just wanted to get some feedback and see if anyone has had this issue. I currently own a 2003 Sonata lx with beige interior, leather seats. The Car is awesome in every way but i was wondering if anyone has noticed that the vehicle interior gets extremely hot in the summer. I have owned several other different cars but none got as hot inside as this one. Please let me know.
#2941 of 2956 Re: Interior unusually hot in the summer? [sonlx]
Jun 11, 2008 (6:21 am)
We own a 2004 Sonata LX that is pearl white exterior and black leather interior. It's my wife's daily driver for the last 4 years and she has never complained about it being too hot in the summer. She was a little concerned about that when we bought it, but now says any new car she gets will have a leather interior and be a dark color (her preference).
#2942 of 2956 Re: Interior unusually hot in the summer? [tenpin288]
Jun 12, 2008 (11:08 am)
Thank you tenpin,
If anyone else has anymore imput that would be great,
Especially if you have a 2003 Sonata with beige interior,
#2943 of 2956 Re: Interior unusually hot in the summer? [sonlx]
Jun 12, 2008 (11:39 am)
I have a 2003 LX Pearl White w/Beige Leather Interior. I haven't noticed that it's any hotter than our 2004 Mountaineer Dark Green w/Beige Leather. I did have a problem with the Driver's Seat Leather cracking on my Sonata and really had to push Hyundai to get them to replace the seat. I think it was close to $2000 to replace. Finally after going all the way up to their Regional Customer Service Manager out of Cincinnati where he drove to Columbus to meet with me they agreed to replace it free of charge. Initially they were telling me that it was considered normal wear and tear and would not be covered by the 5 year 50,000 mile warranty. Took about 2 months of back and forth, but they eventually gave in.
#2944 of 2956 Weird noise when starting car with A/C on - 2003 Sonata
Jul 14, 2008 (8:14 am)
I recently noticed a weird sound when starting the car with the A/C on (on setting 1 - low speed A/C). This is not the normal harder working fan sound, it's more of a warbling (for lack of a better description) or a not-so-high pitched fluctuating squeak. And important to note, this only occurs the very first start of the day, or after an extended rest period, at least 7-8 hours. This noise seems to last about 15-20 seconds. I think I've only been able to recreate the sound one time when not in this first time, or several hour rule I described.
It worries me because although it doesn't sound major, I take better care of this car than any car I've ever owned. It's my little fake Jaguar, and I've had all scheduled maintenance done (except the spark plugs which the dealer said wasn't included in their 60K service). I'm planning to have the sparks done soon by a neighbor who said they'd show me how to do it - the dealer quoted me $150.
This car has about 70K on it. I bought it used at 49K miles for $8700. For some reason (which dealers say, "Only an accident could have cause this) the front fender liners were blown off. Left side gone, right side hanging on for dear life. I'm going to have a non-dealer mechanic install these within a week or two.
I also want to put on a new front bumper cover. It has scrapes and I just want it to look new. Since they come "blank," where would you take it to have painted to match properly? Mine is pearl white and it looks amazing. Wouldn't want a job less than 100%.
What else do I need to look at on this car? It's regularly oil changed, had transmission flushed by dealer, had timing belt replaced.
My brakes squeak so I'm having new pads put on. Is there any chance my rotors will be rusty or anything like this? It's been in Arizona or CA it's whole life except the last 3 months in rainy Connecticut. My brakes have been squeaking forever. Everyone that sees them says "fine, just dirty," yet they're "cleaning" never seems to remedy the problem. Does it sound like a need new rotors or anything? I'm sick of the squeaking. I just want a solid car.
#2945 of 2956 How to program keyless remote?
Jul 14, 2008 (7:45 am)
I have a 2003 Hyundai Sonata, a working deteriorated looking keyless remote, and a useless brand new one that doesn't work. Does anyone know how to program it? I really can't justify paying $100 or so.