Last post on Oct 19, 2013 at 7:45 PM
You are in the Hyundai XG300/XG350
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Hyundai XG300, Hyundai XG350, Performance Mods, Sedan
#1545 of 2118 High pitched whine
Dec 18, 2003 (12:40 am)
Yes, mine is XG350 2002, 25000mile for a year. I noticed whining from the day one. I first thought it was siren. Tried at two dealers for a couple of times without success. Now I gave up and does not bother much. At one dealer, I and mechanic test- drove one and heard same whine. So, its Hyundai's "characteristic" so called? Now a days, I'm busy turning off A/C whenever it comes "on" for whatever reasons. Other than those, I'm enjoying driving my XG.
Hope you would have good luck with yours.
Dec 18, 2003 (10:29 am)
Like in # 1539 I had the same problem whith the "engine light" twice about 18600 mi and got the same "stop overfilling the gas".On first time it shows only one wrong code,on second visit(2 houres later) computer show 4 wrong codes.My tank was only 3/4 full.They replaced some canister a couple of times and some filter (it was soak with gas).
So its look like gas spilled out of the tank to inside.
#1547 of 2118 Timing belt and tire changes on 2002 XG 350L
Dec 24, 2003 (9:54 am)
A little advice to all the high mileage XG owners out there - remember to have your timing belt replaced at or before 60,000. My acceleration "knock" immediately stopped after I had it replaced, and the car is back to like-new condition.
I also just purchased some new tires for this car - in my opinion they are head and shoulders above the original equipment Michelins in quality and performance, and much less expensive. If you've been annoyed by the sloshy handling of your XG on the Michelins, go out right now and get yourself a set of Falken ZE-512's. They're H-rated performance tires, just rated tops by Consumer Reports, and they are (for now anyway) a steal - less than $70 a piece. I'm in my fourth day on them, and am completely enamored. What a huge difference!!
#1548 of 2118 Tire changes
Dec 24, 2003 (5:43 pm)
Are the Falkens as quiet as the Michelins?
Dec 26, 2003 (6:51 am)
Are comparable in terms of road noise levels to the Michelins - perhaps a bit quieter.
#1550 of 2118 The best replacement floot mats
Dec 26, 2003 (8:23 am)
Recently I replaced my XG300's floor mats. The mats that came with the car allways struck me as rathery tin and flimsy. In particular, the mats in the rear passenger area would allways bunch up when my 13 year old son would ride back there. After 45,000 miles, the mats were loosing the "XG300" labels and looking tired. I wanted a different look, so I did a Google search for coco mats, which I remembered from the 70's as a rugged, attractive alternative to carpet mats. I found the site www.cocomats.com, and found what I was looking for. The price put me off for a few months, but I finally decided to invest in a set. I'm glad that I did! They fit great and look really good. They are layered on top of really thick natural rubber with a non-slip surface. These mats dod not bunch up, and they do not show dirt and other debris they was the black carpet mats did.
I wholeheartedly recommend Coco Mats from this particular vendor as an upgrade from Hyundai's mats or from anything you would find in a auto parts store.
#1551 of 2118 Multi-disc CD Changer
Dec 29, 2003 (5:31 pm)
I bought my wife the XG350L with the Infinity sound system and the multi-disc CD Changer. Does anyone know of any way to cause the changer to play the CDs and tracks randomly? It's pretty much a linear world and I like to use the cd changer more like a radio where we have picked the artists, but like to have them mixed up.
#1552 of 2118 About Hyundai XG350
Jan 18, 2004 (5:14 am)
I spent yesterday looking at the car, hate shopping and having to work the price which when given is not realistic.
The main thing is in looking at things via Edmunds from owners.
One area they are very good, then I read about CHECK ENGINE LIGHT COMING ON
THEN ABOUT VIBRATING BRAKES
THEN AND THIS IS THE WORST, ABOUT HAVING TO REPLACE TIMING CHAIN, I WILL BE 80 IN APRIL AND I HAVE NEVER CHANGED TIMING CHAINS.
I have only had big cars, this XG350 has everything but a comfortable rear seat, it is beautiful but I am worried about getting aggravation and problems.
If you answer here fine, but also I am always on n4ett2juno.com
Do I buy or look elsewhere ?
Jan 18, 2004 (4:52 pm)
The XG350 does have a timing belt, not a timing chain. This means you will need to replace it every 60,000 miles. If you don't plan on driving that far, then don't worry about it. If you do, then it will cost about $600 when it needs to be changed. Not a big deal at all. The check engine light can occur to any car, and most are caused by a loose gas cap or a bad oxygen sensor. The XG doesn't have a higher instance of it then other cars. As for the vibrating brakes, this problem has been limited to the 01-03 XG, thanks to undersized front rotors. The 04 XG350 received larger front rotors, which should alleviate the problem. Vibrating brakes is a common complaint on many new cars due to the thinner and more fragile rotors that are being used today.
If you like everything about the car, then I would buy it. Most Hyundai owners are quite happy and rarely visit the dealer. I'm on my second one and wouldn't hesitate to buy another.
#1554 of 2118 Hyundai customer service
Jan 21, 2004 (8:06 am)
I just thought I would tell everyone how much Hyundai appears to be concerned with customer service. I've never seen a manufacturer go out of their way as much as Hyundai has to make a dealer follow through on a promise that has nothing to do with Hyundai corporate. Here's the story:
My local dealer promises a $100 birddog fee to a customer if they refer another person to the dealer and they buy a Hyundai from them. Well, I bought an 03 Elantra GT for a friend of mine back in May of 03 (I got $100 after a week of hassle). In November, my boss said he was interested in looking at a Sante Fe for his daughter and asked my opinion on Hyundai. I told him I've been happy with 2 Hyundais and had no problem recommending one to him. I referred him to the local Hyundai dealer where he bought a Sante Fe and my name was mentioned as the person who referred him. I talked to the saleslady during the buying process. I even went down to the dealer in person, provided the info she asked from me, and expressed interest in buying an 04 XG350 from them. I purchased an 03 Diamante instead since I got a better deal. My friend then came into town and the new car bug bit him after seeing my Diamante. He was interested in trying to trade up to a Sante Fe. He drove one (same saleslady) and was going to try to buy it. However, since I was disgusted over how the dealer had bs'ed me for over a month now, while we test drove the Sante Fe, I suggested we stop at Mitsubishi and take a look at what deals they were offering. My friend liked the Endeavor better and tried to give the Sante Fe back to the dealer but the saleslady wouldn't accept it back, telling him to drive it longer. Long story short: my friend traded in his Elantra for an 04 Endeavor. The saleslady was furious when the Mitsu dealer returned the Sante Fe to her. It had been at least 6 weeks since my boss bought a Hyundai from the dealer and the saleslady kept coming up with excuses as to why she couldn't get the money. After knowing I bought a Diamante and my friend bought the Endeavor, she definitely wasn't interested in trying to get me the birddog fee anymore and I was going to let it drop since I was tired of dealing with it. Step in Hyundai....
The Elantra was serviced for the brake recall the same day my friend bought the Endeavor. Hyundai called me to do a survey... Well, I said I had no problems with the repair service but I did let her know I liked Hyundais, had bought 3 of them, and because my dealer renigged on their $100 promise, Hyundai lost a sale to Mitsubishi. The survey lady appeared very concerned and interested in my story. Not 2 days later, I received a call from the service manager telling me that he and the OWNER of the dealer had heard from Hyundai about my complaint and they wanted to make things right with me. The service manager even asked me to return his call to his personal cell phone because this matter was so "important" to them. They told me that when I receive the JDPower service survey in the mail, to bring that in to them and they would give me my $100 and fill up the tank on my 03 Tiburon. Yes, a little bribery was involved, but, I gave them what they wanted (a perfect service rating on the survey) and yesterday, I got my $100 and a full tank of gas! So apparently these surveys do matter a lot to the dealer.
Kudos to Hyundai for caring about something that was really a policy of the dealer not Hyundai corporate and putting the fire under their bad dealer to make me happy. If anything, Hyundai increased my faith in their company and their ability to get things accomplished fast.