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Hyundai Sonata, Sedan
Mar 08, 2006 (2:22 pm)
Has anyone had a problem with the belts slipping? I was driving my 2001 Sonata that has 69,000 miles and it sounded like one of the belts broke( had previously started squeeling) and then all of a sudden the car came to a slow stop. Everything was still running but the car. So I had it towed to the dealership and today they gave me the worst information. They say the timing belt didnt break it had a couple of teeth come off which made the belt slip and now my engine is locked up and will require a new one.. a new one is $4500 plus labor and a used one is $1500 plus labor ($3500 estimate) Since I was the 2nd owner and bought it at 29,000 miles in 2003 i'm pretty much screwed.. I still owe a significant amount of money on this car that now will not run... All the dealership could say is "did you buy a extended warrenty(no as the GM who sold it to me didnt offer it) and " it was recommended that you change the belt at 60,000 miles.. now who actually follows that to a T? I bought a hyundai since it suposedly was the best and had the best warranty.. I was tired of the american cars. As I look back my 99 dodge avenger with 110,000 miles and the prev 1992 Chevy Beretta with 189,000 miles wasnt so bad.
#949 of 3236 Re: A little bit nervous [joedirt]
Mar 08, 2006 (2:32 pm)
Hello Joedirt,I bought a beautiful Sonata LX last week and so far it runs flawlessly.I am very happy with it's silky smooth feel, and very quick acceleration.
#950 of 3236 Re: engine lockup [unhappygirl]
Mar 08, 2006 (4:24 pm)
Replacement of timing belt is crucial, regardless of car make.
In the early 90's Honda's were especially sensitive to the 60,000 mile mark, "according" to a mechanic friend. 60,000 meant 60, not 61,000. At the time, they were more sensitive to the milage interval than most other cars.
On a similar topic some time ago, someone stated that Accord's now have timing chains. Timing chains do need replacement eventually, but they don't suddenly "let go" the way a rubber belt can.
#951 of 3236 Re: A little bit nervous [slm1]
Mar 08, 2006 (4:34 pm)
If the Hyundai dealership you go to is not fixing your problem, then you should have raised the issue with Hyundai corporate. To my knowledge, HyundaiUSA is really good as far as customers satisfaction (loyalty within the top 5 last time I checked) is concerned. There are far worst automakers than Hyundai in this area.
Instead of dismissing a brand, just go to another dealership instead.
#952 of 3236 Re: engine lockup [bhmr59]
Mar 08, 2006 (4:38 pm)
Yeah, bhmr59 is right on...around 60-60k, timing belt should be checked and (most likely) need to be replaced).
Glad the Sonata uses a chain, which requires much less maintenance, if any
#953 of 3236 Re: A little bit nervous [joedirt]
Mar 08, 2006 (4:53 pm)
Its only been a few months but I love my 2006 Sonata. I have an uncle that has a 2005 Sonata and loves it. It just sounds like some people are meant to have bad luck.
#954 of 3236 Re: A little bit nervous [stockmanjoe]
Mar 08, 2006 (5:04 pm)
Some posts here are indeed real problems (and as said, something that happens to all cars, and all brands); while others posts are here for whatever reasons they might be.
#955 of 3236 Re: Rear end sqeak/rattle [andrae]
Mar 08, 2006 (6:43 pm)
WELL I HAVE A NEW 06 SONOTA LX WITH V6 AND THE OPTIONAL AMP AND SUBWOOFER WITH SUNROOF. ITS AT THE DEALERSHIP . HYUNDAI HAS SENT OUT A ENGINEER MY CAR GAS TANK SLOSHES THERE ARE NO BAFFLES IN THE TANK I WAS TOLD, AND THEY WANT TO BUY IT BACK BECAUSE IT MAKES A CLUNKING SOUND FROM THE PASSENGER REAR THAT THE ENGINEER DOES NOT KNOW WHY ? I CANNOT BELIEVE THEY WANT TO BUY IT BACK FROM ME .OF COURSE THEY WANT ME PURCHASE THE AZZERA. I AM REALLY STUPID WHY WOULD I PURCHASE THE AZZERA ITS NEW AND THEY HAVE TO WORK OUT ALL OF THE BUGS WITH IT. WHY DONT THEY JUST FIX THE DAMN CAR I HAVE NOW .DESIGN A GAS TANK WITH BAFFLES TO FIX THE FUEL FROM SLOSHING IN IT AND ISOLATE THE REAR END SUSPENSION NOISE WEATHER ITS A BUSHING OR A BUSTED SHOCK , JUST FIX IT AND GIVE ME BACK MY CAR. I AM IN THE AUTO BUSINESS, THIS CAR HAS DEVOLOPED A LOT OF LITTLE BUGS , BUT I LOVE IT . IT LOOKS GOOD AND RUNS LIKE A BAT OUT OF HELL . NO I AM NOT GOING TO LET THEM BUY IT BACK JUST TO PUT ME IN ANOTHER PROBLEM CAR . THIS WAS MY SECOND HYUNDAI AND THIS WILL BE THE LAST ONE.
#956 of 3236 Re: Rear end sqeak/rattle [sonota]
Mar 08, 2006 (6:52 pm)
No offense meant, but I can't figure out if you're complaining or boasting about Hyundai???
#957 of 3236 Rear End Noise and Gas Sloshing
Mar 09, 2006 (5:17 am)
I have an 06 Sonata and was wondering if these problems are related or if they are two totally separate issues? Also, does anyone know if Hyundai is coming out with a fix? According to the Hyundai customer care rep I spoke with, they are working on resolving the rear end noise but I was wondering if anyone has heard anything further.