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You are in the Hyundai Sonata
What is this discussion about?
Hyundai Sonata, Sedan
Oct 27, 2009 (9:26 am)
Yes, you are correct I do not currently own a Hyundai product (how you assumed that I don't know but nice guess) although in total our family has owned 4 (two Santa Fe's for me, an Elantra for my son and our daughter still owns her 2003 Elantra GT). In fact I intend to purchase a new redesigned 2011 Sonata but all that aside I am only trying to present a possible explaination why the majority of 2006-09 Sonata owners do not hear, or complain that they hear, anything abnormal. I would also have to subscribe to the idea that all Sonata are likely built equally well. The only deviance to that would be if an outside supplier/sub-contractor delivered a run of sub-standard or out of spec. parts (this has happened for several model years with Honda Civic shocks subject to early leakage). But how you could extrapolate what noise (type, or severity) a Ford/Honda/Nissan or anything else might or might not make over a given pothole as you drive over that hole in your Sonata is well beyond me. I still contend that the majority of complaints is attributable to consumer sensitivity and maybe fueled in part by posts here. After all there are those who after reading about all these suspension noises are influenced to hear something that didn't exist previously. An automotive hypochondriac so to speak. Finally, I don't absolutely positively say there is no noise...period, only that there may be more sensitivity to any noise now that this has become an issue.
#381 of 491 Re: FYI [targettuning]
Oct 27, 2009 (11:41 am)
Hello The problem is not just noise from the struts, its ride quality and handling .Believe me if you had this problem you would immediately notice it !!
#382 of 491 Re: 2010 sonata suspension?? [steven39]
Oct 27, 2009 (11:59 am)
Funny you should ask, I was just visiting another Hyundai forum site today:
and someone just posted there about their 2010 Sonata and he was complaining about the exact same thing, the "thunk", and he only has 1800km on it.
So according to the thread here at least that one guy got some satisfaction from Hyundai but appears they are still shipping crappy original equipment on the current model.
#383 of 491 Re: FYI [targettuning]
Oct 27, 2009 (1:37 pm)
But how you could extrapolate what noise (type, or severity) a Ford/Honda/Nissan or anything else might or might not make over a given pothole as you drive over that hole in your Sonata is well beyond me. I still contend that the majority of complaints is attributable to consumer sensitivity and maybe fueled in part by posts here. After all there are those who after reading about all these suspension noises are influenced to hear something that didn't exist previously. An automotive hypochondriac so to speak.
#384 of 491 Re: FYI [targettuning]
Oct 27, 2009 (1:42 pm)
Yes you are correct-that seems to be the most reasonable explanation-that some supplier is delivering substandard or out of spec parts.
I'll tell you how I could extrapolate what a different model could make over a given road surface.When I drove home from when i picked up the car and got about 2 miles from where I live and the roads get a little funky here and there I noticed it immediately-that it made about 5 times the noise as my Honda Accord that I just traded in with 135,000 miles on it.The car I had before that?-Honda Accord sold with 150,000 miles on it.And I have driven the Accords over the same dirt road i mentioned previously-no comparison.Hondas tend to have noisy suspensions but,even with all those miles on them they never sounded like something was broken on like the Sonata does-that's a a big difference.Nor has any other car I've ever had.
I didn't come on here to co miserate or reinforce that I have a problem.Why would anyone want to do that? I just had a lousy experience with a dealer.I'm just trying to find out the best appraoach to trying to find a fix.
Tell you what-lets trade cars for a couple of weeks,then see how you feel about it.And its become an issue because Hyundai,so far has dropped the ball with this.
#385 of 491 I must be one of the lucky one's, no thunk/thump noise
Oct 27, 2009 (2:38 pm)
I consider myself lucky than, because I have yet to experience the so-called thunk noise from the suspension in my 06 Sonata LX. I've got over 63k miles on my car and aside from routine maintenance, has only been to the dealer for a failed mirror switch, horn and recall on brake switch. I still have my OEM tires and rear brakes on my car.
#387 of 491 Hey folks
Oct 27, 2009 (11:42 pm)
This is a discussion about some suspension issues with Sonatas. Those who want to discuss such things are absolutely welcome to do so. Those who just want to say or imply that such issues are all in other posters' heads are not being helpful and are asked to stop.
If you can discuss a poster's symptoms with him or her in a helpful manner, you are most welcome to do so. If your primary goal is to say, in one way or another, "I think you could be imagining this", please DON'T.
#388 of 491 Re: Hyundai says no fix. [gslav1]
Oct 28, 2009 (4:17 am)
Now that you have driven for a while what do you think of the ride?
Also, was it just the front struts? Did they change the rear struts as well?