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Hyundai Sonata, Sedan
Aug 25, 2007 (2:46 pm)
Hello everyone, I have a 2001 Hyundai Sonata GLS, it has a V6 engine; I bought it new. Haven't had a lot of issues with it until lately and I'm scared. I want to save money, don't want to get into another car note. A few months ago I don't know how this happened but my head gasket had a crack in it, I don't like for things to continue with my car. I change the oil and fluids regularly, I check the fluids bi-weekly just to make sure all levels are where they should be so I was surprised as to needing a head gasket. It was a small crack, but it was there. So replaced that $1500, I thought why not, if that's the only problem I'll have other than regular maintenance then I'd rather pay $1500 then 20K to $30K for a new car. Besides I've known someone who replaced a head gasket and the car ran for years. Ok so recently the check engine light came on, after about a month I took it in to the Hyundai dealer, where I was told it is a camshaft sensor, I've replaced that before, but I recently moved from Illinois to Maryland and my certified mechanic is there...besides I think I read in this forum there can be more than one, if I'm wrong I apologize. Anyway just received my first paycheck yesterday, and made an appt to take the car in, but last night I went to put gas in the car, turned it off, put gas in, went to turn it on...and the car wouldn't do anything...wasn't saying a word. I couldn't even roll of the windows.
My fiance's son came and tried to jump me with one of those portable chargers, and I was able to roll up the windows, it said something, but wouldn't turn over.
So when my fiance got home from work last night we tried jumping it off because it seemed the battery was DEAD, but then when he hooked it up to his car the park lights came on, but the park light switch wasn't on. Then when I put the keys in the ignition and turned it on, the tempature gauge went from cold to hot in one second, and the window washer blades went crazy and like I said these things were not on. So my question is, if driving on a defective camshaft sensor could it make these things happen to a car that was driving perfectly fine other than the hesitation due to needing the sensor...I'm guessing??? Please help, I'm having the car towed to the dealer, and do not want to get taken to the cleaners...AND I don't want to buy a new car...the whole reason I really took care of this car was to be carnote free for a few years. Thanks to all in advance.
#2179 of 3236 Re: Help: Mfg Date [samsara]
Aug 29, 2007 (10:33 am)
I called the Hyundai 800 #, told the guy my VIN# and he told me the manufacture date, the call lasted about 2 minutes total.
#2180 of 3236 Re: Hyundai brings down the hammer on 50 dealers [ayyadm]
Aug 29, 2007 (11:13 am)
-I went to that web page and the main article is about a new design for a tibiron, is it listed under another sub heading or link ?
#2181 of 3236 Hyundai sonata brake service-dealer vs independant
Aug 30, 2007 (10:34 am)
-I called for an appt at the dealer where I purchased my 2002 V6-sonata I asked what needs to be checked with 52k, he said chassis/brake system ,price $99 plus any parts/labor done. Now a major chain is running a special for a no-charge braking system check, it sounds like a no-brainer to me but can these independant chains be trusted to say what honestly needs to be replaced or not ?
Are there web any sites that rate Hyundai dealers based upon their service deptartments, fairness in prices charged and quality of work done >?<
#2182 of 3236 2001 sonota transmission problem
Aug 30, 2007 (1:44 pm)
my 2001 sonota is stuck in limp mode. computer code says TCM not sensing relay. I need to find out where the relay is. a mechanic at my dealership said it is under the heater in the center console. but he said he doesn't know the part number til he removes the old relay
the parts department says they don't know the relay type unless i have the old one as well. but i don't know what it looks like to remove it, all i see is the computer and the airbag computer. does anybody out there know how to describe what i am looking for. transmission relay where are you?please driving in third stinks!!
#2183 of 3236 Condensation in Fog Light
Sep 04, 2007 (7:59 am)
I just got an 06 LX. The fog lights work fine but one has condensation inside the lens. Leaving the lights on for a while sort of dries it out but the moisture comes back. The lens does NOT have any cracks or holes, looks brand new. It appears the seal is broken. Anyone seen this and think the dealer will replace it under warranty?
#2184 of 3236 Fuel tank air filter
Sep 13, 2007 (4:49 pm)
Anyone know where the fuel tank air filter is located and what it does.
#2185 of 3236 Re: 2000 Sonata rusted subframe [pat]
Sep 20, 2007 (12:05 pm)
It cost me $1200 for the repair. I recomend you take it to the dealer. I have been able to help 6 others so far get reinbursed from Hyundai. You have to stay on them
#2186 of 3236 Re: 2000 Sonata subframe rust [bozy]
Sep 20, 2007 (12:10 pm)
Yes Hyundai finally came thru with reinbursement. I have been contact by several people and now I know of at least 6 others who have got reinbursed by Hyundai. It cost me $1200 for the repair. My best advice is to continue to call Hyundai consumer repairs and take it to a Dealer for the repairs.