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#7862 of 7871 2007 Sonata Blown Engine at 113K??
Dec 28, 2011 (6:31 am)
I have a 2007 Sonata with 113K miles on it. (Hubby put 500 miles on it a week for a couple of years while commuting from Methuen to Wellsley). Engine developed a ticking noise-brought it in & was told engine holding all oil-not leaking-noise "could" be a lifter getting stuck. Was told it'd be okay to drive. Next day I was on highway for 2 minutes & noise got louder & louder & then lost power; pulled over & oil leaking from bottom of engine. Had it towed back to garage & was told I needed a new engine. Is there anyone else out there who has had an issue with a ticking noise? And it led to having to replace engine?? I still owe $7K on car-don't have the $$ to replace engine-Warranty gone 100K. Now what?!
#7863 of 7871 Re: 2007 Sonata Blown Engine at 113K?? [lorraine1966]
Dec 28, 2011 (9:29 pm)
Where did you get the diagnosis on "OK to drive"? Was it in writing? Hopefully it was. You could go back there and see what they might do to help you, since they obviously mis-diagnosed the problem. If it's an honest shop (and has insurance!), they might cover the repair or at least part of it.
Mar 09, 2012 (4:50 pm)
I have a 2006 V6 Hyundai Sonata. The ESC Light illuminates at different times. Sometimes it stays on for long periods of time, other times it will not come on. I took it to a Hyundai dealership and there were no error codes. I have driven it this way for months and it drives just fine. I have noticed as it gets cold weather, the ESC light comes on immediately. The dealership told me to bring it in and they would see what was causing this but for $52. If it's driving fine, should I still make an appt and figure out the problem? Any help or suggestions?
#7865 of 7871 Five-year report
Apr 02, 2012 (12:36 pm)
My wife's 2007 Sonata GLS 2.4L AT just turned 5. We've owned it since Black Friday 2009 (purchased off a lease). It has just under 56k miles now. It's been a great car for us: smooth highway cruiser, good fuel economy (when driven right, see below), roomy and comfortable even on cross-country trips, and reliable. Only two small problems: driver's power recliner switch failed, and sun visors that wouldn't stay up. Both fixed under warranty. Also the center brake light burned out, which can happen but it's probably the hardest (most expensive) bulb on the car to fix. Had a turn signal burn out too but that was easy to fix myself.
About fuel economy: when I drive the car, I have no problem exceeding its EPA ratings except in very cold weather with short trips. It will get 34-35 mpg highway under ideal conditions. However, my wife struggles to get over 20 mpg. She does mostly short trips and has a lead foot. Also she likes to leave the engine running while waiting for our daughter at school.
The car has held up well except for the problems I mentioned. Interior (light grey cloth) is still like new, paint is glossy except has accumulated several scratches and a few small dings, and there's no rattles/squeaks (except makeup etc. in the door handle pocket rattling around). Brakes are original and at last servicing still had a lot of life left. I do wash the car frequently in winter (lots of road salt used in my area) and make sure they lube the sliders about once a year.
I priced the car on KBB today and it's worth about $1000 less in a private party sale than what we paid for it 2-1/2 years ago. And if it were in Excellent condition (i.e. take care of the scratches/dings), it would be very close to what we paid. We'll probably keep it for another 4 years or so, assuming it holds up as well as it has so far.
#7866 of 7871 Replacement Tires for 2006 Sonanta GLS V6
May 12, 2012 (8:45 pm)
I think my 2006 Sonata GLS V6 is up for tire replacement. Original Michelin Energy tires have run 48,500 miles. I am trying to decide between 2 options. Option 1 is Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring, Just Tires quoted $690 for set of 4, alignment, balancing, rebates and tax included. Option 2 is Yokohama AS530, NTB quoted $632 for set of 4, alignment, balancing, rebates and tax included. What do you guys think? Tia.
#7867 of 7871 Re: ESC OFF light [hyundaiguy3]
Jun 02, 2012 (1:42 pm)
The problem is the controller arm and bushing that cause the ESC OFF light to Illuminate. When the bushings and controller arm are worn out, it puts the tires out of alignment which causes the ESC OFF Electronic Stability Control light to turn on. Go to Mavis to do free diagnostic check and do not go to the dealer. I already spent $811.40 dollars with the dealer to replace them. I normally do not go to the dealer but the ESC light i though was a defect. Parts online are cheap but you need to know which parts to replace...Hope this helps.
#7868 of 7871 Re: 2006 Silent timing chain 2.4 4cyl sonata [spyderca]
Jun 29, 2012 (11:07 am)
Mine is 2006 Sonata GLS with 72,000, which has been trouble with oil pan. I visited local Tire plus and Hyundai dealershop to fix this problem. After 6 months later, it happened again. I don't know what I should do...
#7869 of 7871 Hyundai Warranty Issues
Aug 17, 2012 (10:49 am)
Do not buy a Hyundai under any circumstances. they do not honor their warranty and do everything they can to avoid coverage.
#7870 of 7871 Re: Hyundai Warranty Issues [mfisher1]
Aug 17, 2012 (10:57 am)
We have owned numerous hyundais and had warranty work done without problem.
#7871 of 7871 Re: Hyundai Warranty Issues [nj2pa2nc]
Aug 17, 2012 (1:32 pm)
Same here, with 3 Hyundais. I've even had stuff that was pretty clearly abuse e.g. breaking off a visor mirror cover handled under warranty w/o question. The only thing I ever had denied was a clutch failure. The dealer said they took the transmission apart and everything pointed to the clutch being broken from abuse. I thought that was B.S., until I talked to my wife and oldest son, both of whom drove that car also. They admitted to "hard" shifting the car numerous times.