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#2074 of 3234 Horrendous service and poor quality product
Jul 03, 2007 (9:39 am)
We purchased our Hyundai Sonata in March 2002. Within a month the car was back into the dealership because a body seal was open and the back right door was out of alignment so my backseat flooded. That was corrected and I was satisfied. I took the car back for an oil change in December of 2002 and at that time reported a ticking when the car was cold. They couldn't find a problem and denied hearing anything. The ticking continued and so did additional problems. I had a wheel bearing go in 2005. I don't recall if it was the front right or left but of course they only replaced the one that I mentioned even though both would have the same wear and tear. Four months later I had to take my car back for the other wheel bearing. I had a timing belt replaced, this was supposed to fix the ticking. It didn't. Less then a year later I had to have another Timing belt changed. I find out my car has three. By this point the belts are out of Warantee and I'm charge nearly $1,100 for a repair that should have been preventative maintenance. Most recently I have had the car in the shop 4 times for the same repair. Hesitating, and surging and stalling. It has been towed twice for this problem. Supposedly it's and Oxygen sensor. However the Service Manager let it slip that there is a wire somewhere that may be shorting out but they wont fix it unless we allow them to do a tune up for $500. All told we have had this vehicle in 12 times for repairs and that does not include oil changes.
I've also noticed that when they bring my car around after service it comes back with another problem. Dead battery once, grease all over the car mats.
I am so extremely displeased with this vehicle. I had a Plymouth Voyager for 8 years. We bought it used so when we traded it in for the Hyundai it was over 12 years old. In all those years it never was towed and we never had problems like this. Hyundai should be ashamed.
#2075 of 3234 engine vibration in brand new 2007 sonata se
Jul 03, 2007 (5:34 pm)
So my brand new 2007 Sonata SE V6 is in my driveway with 150 miles. As I had the engine idling and was sitting inside reading the manual the car started to vibrate and the check engine light came on. I opened up the hood and watched the engine "shake". I drove around the block and The check engine light blinks, and you can feel the car vibrate at low speeds. Also, neither remote wil now open the trunk - they worked at the dealership. Also, the "passenger airbag off" light stays on even with a large person in the seat.
I am disheartened to say the least. The service department isn't open till Friday.
#2076 of 3234 Re: engine vibration in brand new 2007 sonata se [familyman2]
Jul 04, 2007 (7:01 am)
When the dealership opens up take the car back. Demand they fix what is wrong. Get the remote fixed the whole thing. Make sure you keep documentation on everything that goes on with the car. Also contact Hyundai directly. Here is the email address. consumeraffairshmausa.com. Good luck. When my car flood with about 150 miles on it I wanted a brand new car. My husband is much more patient then I. I believe her regrets that decision now!
#2077 of 3234 New 07 Sonata
Jul 04, 2007 (7:40 am)
My new trunk release has to be held on for like 4 seconds.....try holding it longer.....the engine vibration?...def take it back...almost sounds like a loose wire or bad gas.. Sometimes brand new cars have a few glitches...you need to remember..they are NEW...not test driven 300 miles then have thier odometers reset to check their.worthiness
#2079 of 3234 Megans 02
Jul 04, 2007 (7:49 am)
Megan, i'm sorry you've had so many problems. Maybe its time for an upgrade. The 07 Sonata is an entirely different car than the 02. They are worlds apart. Back to your 02..1100.00? for a timing belt? or did it break and cause damage?..you can get a timing belt replaced for around 149.00...anywhere...500.00 tuneup??.....abour 119.00 Anywhere...the ticking?...try using Prolong in your motor oil....(add 1 bottle)...or Z-Max...itll do the same thing.they both sell fr about 19.99 at any autoparts store. Get an independant tune up, then go mback to the dealer in reguards to ur Oxygen sensor...Also ask the independant mechanic to check the sensor.You pay FAR too much at your dealer it sounds like.
#2080 of 3234 Re: New 07 Sonata [caaz]
Jul 05, 2007 (4:55 pm)
Here's the update on the "vibrating engine". I brought the car to the dealership first thing this morning. The problem was fixable. It was a malfunctioned "ignition coil". They replaced it and the car runs fine.
I asked the service person if this was a common problem. They said it was not but they do see it once in a while. Hope this helps if anyone has the same vibrationg engine.
Caaz, Thanks for the tip on the trunk release. You are correct. I was not holding the button on the remote down long enough.
#2081 of 3234 2002 Sonata transmission high rpm (loud)
Jul 07, 2007 (12:57 pm)
I have a 2002 Sonata GLS (2.7) the transmission appears to be shifting gears I can see the engine rpms dropping, but the transmission rpms are staying high. The transmission is loud not the engine. When I rev the engine in park it sounds fine, but when I drive the transmission is loud. I'm able to shift into fourth gear confirmed using shiftronic shifting, but the transmission is extremely loud. Any help would be appreciated.
#2082 of 3234 Re: ABS Warning Light [homerjw]
Jul 10, 2007 (4:53 pm)
So, just to follow up. The warning lights finally came on and stayed on. When I took the car in, I was told the brake light switch had shorted out.
#2083 of 3234 Re: 2002 Sonata transmission high rpm (loud) [rayb14]
Jul 11, 2007 (4:51 am)
What you appear to be saying is incorrect for the following reasons:
1. If you can see the ENGINE RPM's dropping at each shift point and the transmission goes through its shift cycle e.g. 1st-to 2nd to 3rd to 4th at the appropriate road/engine speeds then the transmission works to a large degree.
2. There IS no separate "engine speed" (RPM's) verses "transmission speed" (RPM's)....it is ALL engine speed and the transmission matches engine RPM's to the appropriate road speed/road conditons by using the different transmission ratios (1st thru 4th gear).
3. If the transmission is making an inappropriate noise (noisy where is was previously quiet)the first thing you should do is check the transmission fluid level (per instructions in the owners manual) and if it is off the dipstick on the low side you need to add fluid in small increments until it is between two hash marks on the stick. Do not overfill!! You also must remember that Hyundai automatic transmission fluid is unique and you SHOULD NOT use just any transmission fluid bought at your local Pep Boys. You must buy a quart (or two) at your dealer. If you feel more comfortable doing so just go to your dealer and let them do this check routine AND listen to your transmission at the same time.