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#74 of 141 Suspension clunking/seat creaking- 2007 Sonata LTD
Apr 07, 2007 (10:15 am)
I bought this 2007 Limited (leather seats) after postive reviews on both construction and build quality. Immediately I experienced suspension clunking (which the dealer says he cannot hear) and seat creaking every time I sart-up or slow-down (stop-and-go traffic= constant creaking) . I felt like suggesting he get a hearing aid, but decided I would just scout out the type of bump that elicited the problem and take a mechanic for a ride rather than dropping the car off. Not all types of bumps produce the sound (which resembles that produced by a vehicle with worn out ball joints). Hyundai has denied having similar complaints, yet I see them in this forum (but for 2006 models before a shock change). According to the dealer my car has the updated shocks already. The car will produce the sound every day on the same roads on the same bumps (and everywhere else on the same type of bump). Anyone else having similar problems with 2007's? I got a ride back to the dealer in a 2002 Sonata which had an extreme case of the same thing. It was scary to think that my car might sound like that in 5 years!
#75 of 141 Re: Suspension clunking/seat creaking- 2007 Sonata LTD [dncb]
Apr 07, 2007 (6:19 pm)
Why not take a mechanic or salesman on a ride over the same raod that you drive everyday so they can "hear" exactly what you are concerned about?
#76 of 141 same or similar problems
Apr 08, 2007 (10:47 am)
I have 1,500 miles on my V-6 LE. I took it into the shop and they claimed that the fixed the noise coming from the front right. They said the window was not welded into place. A noise still persists when I drive over 45 miles an hour. The noise is located again on the right side. There is also a clicking noise coming from the right side of the dashboard. The suspension is so tight that the car practically shimmies when taken over any road that is even slightly rough. There is another structural defect in the fact that there is a reflection in the front glass caused by the way the dashboard is constructed. Does it bother anybody?What can I do about it? I am going back to pick up the car again tomorrow and check out the car by riding with the technician. I believe that many of the complaints relate to structural defects in the design of the car.
#77 of 141 Re: same or similar problems [spinoza]
Apr 08, 2007 (7:20 pm)
unless you are from another country where they have different trim level designations, there is and never has been an "LE" on the Sonata.
#78 of 141 Re: same or similar problems [hotrod54]
Apr 09, 2007 (2:23 pm)
hot rod, I am unsure as to the designation letters of the car. It is the model with all the "bells and whistles" (leather,sun roof,etc.) Could you please respond to the substance of the message!
#79 of 141 Re: same or similar problems [spinoza]
Apr 09, 2007 (7:32 pm)
I have not experienced any of these problems; I think it is only on cars w/sunroof...I had a loaner with sunroof for a day and and it definitly had noises that my car has never had.
#80 of 141 Re: 2006-07 Sonata owners experience/satisfaction/dissatisfaction [peterpnuspl]
Jun 06, 2007 (6:14 am)
I just bought a 2007 Sonata. The low beam headlights seem to be pointed too low, especially when you are driving downhill. Can they be adjusted? I was told by a mechanic that only the high beams can be adjusted.
#81 of 141 Re: 2006-07 Sonata owners experience/satisfaction/dissatisfaction [jackreed]
Jun 06, 2007 (10:12 am)
We had the same problem, but Hyundai was NOT helpful. We finally had a VA state inspector adjust them to be correct. Both high and low beams are adjustable up or down, but NOT left or right. Peter
#82 of 141 vibration 2007 gls
Jun 11, 2007 (4:19 am)
Have a 2007 GLS with about 1500 miles on it. Have noticed when I drive between 40 and 50 mph I get a vibration as what might be caused when the engine is lugging. This is when it is in the automatic shift mode. If I drive at 40 to 50 mph with the shift set in the self shifting gear 4, I do not get any vibration. Have not talked to the dealer about this but am wondering if anyone else has had this problem and what it might be? Thanks gandb777
#83 of 141 Re: vibration 2007 gls [gandb777]
Jun 12, 2007 (6:49 pm)
I have a 2006 GLS 4cyl with the same problem. They kept it in the shop for 21 days right after I bought it and told me it was equal to the other 4 cyls. they had on their lot. An honest service manager finally told me what was causing the jerkiness at 40-50mph on an incline. He said the computer could not decide if the trans needed to shift up or not so it hesitates, causing the jerkiness. He said Hyundai does not consider this a problem,rather a characteristic of this vehicle, so they will not do anything about it. He said it only happened with the 4 cyls. The V6s do not do it. It would be interesting to see how many owners with 4 cyls. have this "characteristic" with their vehicles.