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#744 of 3236 Re: Angry owner of 05 Sonata GL VIBRATIONS!!!! [mvandine]
Dec 11, 2005 (8:43 pm)
"When sitting at a light or at a stop with the car in gear, the whole car vibrates. Can be felt in the steering wheel, brakes, floor, doors dash.... everywhere. it's not violent vibrating but enough to wear down your patience after buying a brand new car!
I had until a month ago a GL 2001 Sonata 4cyl.
Never vibrated at a stop or otherwise for 4 years and 50k.
"As for the idle, they said that it's STANDARD and it's a CHARACTERISTIC of the motor!!
BS. .. A 4cyl engine has a distinct sound, not vibration!
Take it back and demand a written write up every time you take it in - that is your only proof if you ever fight it as a Lemon!
There is a time limit on the Lemon law thing... here in Florida they just overhauled the law and extended it.
If that fails... contact Hyundai...
Don't wait too long... until the time limit expires!
From The Florida Lemon Law site:
DO NOT DELAY in reporting a problem as this may cost valuable time and protection.
#745 of 3236 Re: Angry owner of 05 Sonata GL VIBRATIONS!!!! [mvandine]
Dec 12, 2005 (9:26 am)
Four-cylinder engines are never as theoretically smooth at idle as their six-cylinder counterparts. However, most four-cylinder engines in current production, including Hyundai's, have a pair of counter rotating balance shafts to dampen the vibration of the firing pulses. They're pretty effective, so somethin's definitely not right with your car's engine. (It might not even by anything serious - a misfiring spark plug will have a dramatic effect on a four cylinder engine's smoothness at idle.) Before you file a lemon-law case*, call Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151 (hint - it's in your warranty supplement booklet that I bet you never bothered to crack), explain the problem, report your selling dealership's service department's lack of interest in investigating the matter, and request a Hyundai zone rep meet you at the dealership to witness and discuss the matter in your presence. His decision will override the service manager's. Alternatively, try another Hyundai dealership if one is within reasonable driving distance. You're NOT required to have warranty work performed by your selling dealership's service department, and not all car dealership service departments are created equal. Some actually give a rat's behind.
*Once filed, lemon-law cases (a form of civil action) can drag out for YEARS in "discovery". (Hyundai's not going to be in any particular hurry to settle - it's not at all in their interest to do so.) Even if your hypothetical case is ultimately settled in your favor, your "buy-back" award will have fair market value depreciation deducted for the entire time the car is in your possesion (during which, by the way, you'll still be legally obligated to continue making loan or lease payments - nothing's put on hold during the process). Given Hyundais' abysmal depreciation rates, your final settlement check would likely be a bitter joke.
#746 of 3236 Who doesn't love their Sonata?
Dec 12, 2005 (6:07 pm)
So after owning my wonderful 2000 Sonata (V6) for 4 years it's finally crapping out on me. I have numerous codes that have popped and am looking for advice on which to look into first based on what your cars have needed...
P0335: Crankshaft position fault
P1372: Segment time acquisition problem (related to above code?)
P0305: Misfiring cylinder #5
P0740:Lock up torque converter solenoid
Lastly 2 undocumented codes: U3118 and C0307
Last November I had the mass air flow sensor replaced and joy for me they put it in backwards...but the car ran fine for the next 10 months without popping the check engine light...can this cause any other problems that might pop one of the above codes? Right now my car runs poorly and I would rather take a bus or taxi to get where I need to go regardless of how much the ride will cost. When cold and first being started, it will die if put into reverse, but every additional time there after it will go into reverse just fine. Also while driving it is as if it loses power and dips very low in RPMs and occasionally stalls in the process. Sitting at an idle, it feels like a diesel truck idling and 1 out of 5 times will stall at red lights... Any ideas would be great seeing as how I'm just "a stupid lady taking her car to the dealer and have no idea what should be normal for my car." Thanks in advance
#747 of 3236 My Sonata Sounds Like a Tea Kettle
Dec 12, 2005 (7:23 pm)
I know this sounds crazy but my 05 Sonata with the 4 cylinder whistles occasionally from under the hood while driving and when it is parked. Sometimes the sound is louder that other times, and sometimes U do not hear it at all. Occasionally it resembles the sound of an alarm. Of course the day I brought it in for service it did not do it. Would appreciate any suggestions or if anyone else has this problem. Thanks
#748 of 3236 Re: Who doesn't love their Sonata? [tuffstuff619]
Dec 13, 2005 (8:07 am)
M'am, you have a five year old make of automobile that at the time it was built was not known for exceptional long-term reliability. Sitting on your duff will not solve the mechanical problems the codes are related to, and may cause more. Either get it fixed or trade it in on a new car. (Ask me why my 2003 Sonata V6 is probably my last Hyundai product...)
#751 of 3236 Re: Angry owner of 05 Sonata GL VIBRATIONS!!!! [haefr]
Dec 13, 2005 (6:55 pm)
Having just finished A lemon lawsuit with Ford I agree with previous post about what to do except one thing. Here in NJ the depreciation on car is frozen at the point that problem you are suing for is first reported. In my case the truck had 1200 miles on it the first time I reported problem so depreciation was almost nothing.
#752 of 3236 Re: 2000 Sonata "mysterious sporadic power failure" (sorry for the long post) [haefr]
Dec 14, 2005 (12:13 am)
yes I have the same thing all of a asudden I get the check engine light on and then I lose all power and very little power for take off let me knowwhat you came up with
#753 of 3236 power failure with check engine light
Dec 14, 2005 (12:16 am)
I have a 2000 sanota that will loose it's power with asudden jerk some times and sometimes no,But i will have no pick up off the line and no passing gear at higher speeds.Someone shead some light on this for me.