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Hyundai Sonata, Sedan
#7215 of 7871 Re: My 2006 Sonata makes noise sounds like it is from the engine. [joe131]
May 07, 2007 (4:20 pm)
sorry i did fail to mention that i do in fact have the whining noise. upon acceleration it whines like banshee. there is no way anyone could deny hearing it.
#7217 of 7871 Re: My 2006 Sonata makes noise sounds like it is from the engine. [purplnurpl98]
May 08, 2007 (2:34 pm)
I understand it now, purplnurpl98.
But this board's regulations frobid me from posting people's names... I do it, and the post will be deleted.
But I'm sure that if you call and ask for the Service Advisor there, and even mention my case, the whining originating from the PS pump, he'll remember... Then you know you're talking to the right guy...
#7218 of 7871 Need tactic to handle bad dealer
May 08, 2007 (10:01 pm)
I went in for a headliner buzz noise for my 2 weeks old 07 Sonata and was told by the service rep that the keyless is not factory.
Talked to sale manager because sale rep knew nothing after I signed the deal. His reply was:
I requested an extra keyless and key on the contract. The factory unit can only accept 2 keyless, the third will be none functional. Therefore, he paid someone to install an after market unit (and disable the factory unit) that accepts 3 keyless. He needs to paid that person again to remove it and reactivate the factory unit. If he still has some profit, I will get the third factory keyless as stated on the contract but will not be programmed.
We argued. Initially, no one knew the factory unit can only take 2 keyless. I raised hell that he should have call me about the problem rather than acting on his own by paying someone to install an aftermarket system.
I don't know how or where the aftermarket box is installed. Not even sure if any trims were removed during installation. Trims cannot be removed too many times without breaking! I suspect he only disconnected the wires to the factory unit and rewired them to the aftermarket unit at a central location, probably under the dash. There is probably one wire on the factory unit for enable and disable. Interesting that the red LED on the driver side dash is aware of the aftermarket unit.
The aftermarket keyless looks and feels cheap, no manufacture label, don't know who made it. I also found they don't work consistently, ex: it would not unlatch the trunk when I am next to it, but other times work perfectly. Not even sure how it affects the warranty.
1) Does the factory keyless work consistently all the time?
2) The factory unit is good for only 10m from the manual, can someone confirm this? A bit short when trying to location the car in parking lot.
3) Should I bother getting/forcing the dealer to revert back to the factory unit? May damage something else LOL.
4) Should I insist on the third factory keyless regardless his profit level after the aftermarket unit removal? The contract listed extra keyless and key with all the signatures. It was him alone who decided to spent the money on the aftermarket without my consent. Why should I get hit from his mistake.
5) Briefly, how does the factory keyless work. The aftermarket keyless is square, has 4 buttons: lock/unlock/trunk/panic. Headlight and horn flash once on lock, flash twice on unlock. Trunk button must be depress 1.5s to pop trunk. I found the range is not consistent. A few times, I was at arm length from the car and the keyless did nothing.
He will call tomorrow about his profit level, he gave me BS that the my deal was very tight (probably true) and his profit level is already very low. I would really want the 3 factory keyless. A bit confuse. Need some help.
Can someone please provide comment .
#7219 of 7871 Re: Need tactic to handle bad dealer [whisper1]
May 09, 2007 (5:44 am)
From previous experience on another Hyundai product (a 2003 Santa Fe) I can try to provide some information on several of your questions. I suspect the Sonata remote operation is very similar to our ex-Santa Fe.
1)factory remote is/was 100% consistant unless battery becomes bad/low.
2) factory remote on our S.F. opened the doors from over 100 ft away (estimated). So far in fact that the re-lock feature (re-locks doors if not opened within 30 seconds)actually would operate at times because I could't get to the car within the time frame.
And finally there IS a limit on the number of factory remotes that can be programmed. Although I can't recall exactly I THINK 3. Hope this helps somewhat.
#7220 of 7871 Re: Internet Sales [wcw1]
May 15, 2007 (6:58 am)
That is true. Car salesman hate the internet buyers as they don't make any money off the sale. Where it gets tricky is if you have a tradein/neg equity, etc. But if you know what you want, buying through the internet can get you the best (or close to it) price on that vehicle.
May 15, 2007 (1:59 pm)
Whisper1,what did the dealer do to fix your buzz noise?
#7222 of 7871 Sluggish steering
May 15, 2007 (3:20 pm)
I've got a '07 Sonata GLS. I like almost everything about the car, but the steering feels very sluggish and vague, especially when compared to my Toyota which is sharp and crisp. Can anyone second that? Is this by design?
#7223 of 7871 Re: Sluggish steering [rhs63]
May 15, 2007 (6:25 pm)
Yes, the Sonata's steering is a bit "vague" and I find it also a bit stiff. One of the only negatives I can find in this car, compared to both the Camry and the Accord, which I know intimately.
#7224 of 7871 Re: Sluggish steering [rhs63]
May 16, 2007 (7:36 am)
The 07 SE I have has very good steering for both feeling and response. I have heard the GLS version with the smaller wheels has had some complaints in its reviews.