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#7762 of 7872 Re: Engine Stalling [tyler16]
May 02, 2009 (8:43 am)
Finally took car to shop. 5 error codes found- P2106,P1295,P2135,C1611,C1513.
Not sure what they mean, but esc off and engine light have not been coming on. Knock on wood, this will work.
#7763 of 7872 Re: 06 Sonota Gas Mileage, what are you getting? [est1971]
May 02, 2009 (1:10 pm)
I am not sure why you would need to spend ~$2000 for the 100k mile service. Aren't the major service intervals on the Sonata in increments of 15k, with bigger ones every 60k miles? What is included in the $2000 besides fan belt, plugs, and tires? Even with new tires (maybe $400 total if purchased at a discount tire shop, and if I were you I'd look for tires other than the Michelin OEM ones), I wonder where the $2000 would come from. There's no timing belt to replace, you didn't mention anything about exhaust system or struts or brakes. The car really shouldn't require a major servicing for another 20k miles.
If you haven't checked prices for the service at shops other than your Hyundai dealer, you might want to do that.
Also be sure to get the 100k service done BEFORE 100k, so if any powertrain issues are found they will be covered under warranty.
#7764 of 7872 Re: 06 Sonota 100K Service [est1971]
May 02, 2009 (2:37 pm)
I don't see why the 3.3L would not run past 130K, especially if you have been taking care of it.
Regarding the 100K service, a friend owns an '06 Sedona, and the dealer quoted her $1200 for the 60K service. Took the van to Express Tire, and got the job done for less than $200, albeit sans the timing belt change. However, the shop told her that the timing belt replacement did not even come up in the computer, even after checking a few times.
#7765 of 7872 Re: 06 Sonota 100K Service [dean3927]
May 02, 2009 (3:05 pm)
Sorry I was not factually accurate...our car has just crossed 92,000, so I incorrectly referred to the "90K" service interval as "100K". I thank the writer for the suggestion to have this work done prior to 100K in the event there are warranty issues. The $ 2000 figure was also a "worst case scenario"... Hyundai has quoted me $600 for the 90K service, plus ~ $ 200 to replace the serpentine belt (not the timing chain !!), plus ~ $ 250 to replace the iridium spark plugs. At 44K miles, we went with Goodyear Eagle Carbon Fiber tires to replace the Michelins (with mounting, balancing, alignment check, new valve stems, disposal, etc. the Goodyears came to about $ 150 per tire...Michelins would have been about $ 250 per tire). With tax and anything else they can bang me with, I figured I was looking at something close to $ 2000 total when all was said and done.
I would change the 6 plugs myself, but the back three are covered with an agglomeration of God knows what, and I did not want to create more problems for myself by trying to remove this, and then screwing up the engine.
If you think I will get 130 K out of the 3.3L, then I will make the investment, and hope for the best. Thank you !!
#7766 of 7872 Re: Engine Stalling [jhopkins1]
May 20, 2009 (6:06 am)
HI! I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH MY 2006
I TOOK IT RIGHT TO THE DEALER- IT WAS THE INTAKE MANIFOLD GASKET- THERE WAS A CRACK OR SOMETHING IN OR ON IT..BETTER GET THAT CHECKED OUT
#7767 of 7872 Re: 06 Sonota Gas Mileage, what are you getting? [huntet02]
Jul 27, 2009 (5:15 pm)
Bought my 2006 LX V-6 3 years ago with around 5,000 miles. Car now has 56,000 miles and with a K&N filter I get 29-32 MPG per tank. I drive mostly highway miles around 80%, and have made it more than 525 miles on one tank of gas many times. This car sucks most of the fuel down during acceleration and if you coast to stop signs and turns you can get some great mileage. Sometimes on long downhill rides I will shift into neutral and get insane mileage for short periods of time which helps as well.
#7768 of 7872 BRAKE LITE RECALL
Jul 29, 2009 (1:09 pm)
Just received recall notice from HYUNDAI to make appointment with dealer to leave my car to check to see if my "07 Sonata has defective brake lite switch,which could affect the ETC also.Notice said to leave car so they can thougherly check for this problem,anyone else get this notice?
#7769 of 7872 brake lite recall
Jul 29, 2009 (6:20 pm)
I have an '06 Sonata and have not received any defective brake light switch notice. My car would die after accelerating, esc off light and check engine light would come on. FINALLY dealer diagnostic found about 5 error messages that were corrected and so far have worked. I did send a message to the recall people about the problem, it could be dangerous if your car dies on a train track, etc.
#7770 of 7872 Re: BRAKE LITE RECALL [duke16]
Aug 13, 2009 (12:44 pm)
Just got the notice in the mail this week. I will be taking it in soon.
#7771 of 7872 Thumping underneath - 2006 Sonota
Aug 23, 2009 (2:01 pm)
Immediately after purchasing this vehicle three-plus years ago, we discovered that, on rough roads, it sounded as though something was truly amiss in the undercarraige, especially when compared with the several Toyotas and Hondas we had previously owned. At the time, in this forum, others were making the same complaint. After being told 1) it's in your head, 2) that's the way the car was built, 3) we've fixed it, my wife, who drives it 99% of the time, suggested that we give up. But recently we had occasion to stay for a week in a delightful setting that entailed a two-mile stretch of wash-board road; I was reminded how unsatisfactory the car is from that point of view. Hyundai asked me to return it to the dealer, who repeated the mantra just cited. I realize that this is reaching back at this point, but can anyone out there suggest what outcomes they may have experienced around this question? I am about to dump this car, its admirable qualities notwithstanding, but at 24,000 miles.....?