Last post on Nov 12, 2013 at 6:43 AM
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#294 of 361 Re: Transmission Slipping Into 1st Gear While Driving [takethedonts]
Dec 23, 2011 (7:51 am)
Just bought a 2011 Hyundai Sonata 1.5 weeks ago that was dealer demo w/ 1500 miles on it. Wife called me this morning on her way to work after driving at speed on highway when car lurched made loud noise so bad she thought she may have hit something so she pulled over and got out. After seeing all was well got back in car started it put the car in drive and car would not change into higher gears. >Lashawn, REALLY?? Why not report it?? Well just for the safety factor alone. Not to mention the manufacturer, and any safety boards etc. need to know just this kind of information to prevent any personal injury or death due to problem as well as if its a known issue then people wont have such a difficult time getting the vehicles repaired. Anyways I will keep you all posted as to what I find out.
#295 of 361 How to Change the 3rd brake light on 2010 Hyundai Sonata
Dec 27, 2011 (4:45 pm)
I just changed the 3rd brake light in my 2010 Sonata - what an ordeal! But I did save the $50 the dealer wanted to charge me!
1. In the trunk, unplug the wire that feeds the 3rd tail light.
2. Remove the rear seat. Remove two 12mm (I think) bolts about 1/3rd and 2/3rd across seat in crack between seat bottom and seat back (where your rear end would be if you were sitting on it). Pull forward on the two plastic clips in the front of the seat bottom (where you would put your hands to lift up the seat - where the backs of your calves would be). Pull seat out.
3. Remove left and right seat back end cushions. Remove 12mm bolt at the bottom and wack upward (I did this with a rubber mallet) to unhook it from the top hook. Note: these will be a bear to put back in.
4. Fold down both rear seat backs.
5. Remove the thin, black plastic "frame" around the opening.
6. Remove the small "SRS Airbag" medallion in both “C” pillars to expose the philips screw. Remove the screw and the plastic cover from the “C” pillar. It is held in by the one screw and many clips. You might have to pop some of it out with a screwdriver. Be careful, the side airbags are in there.
7. Now you can remove the rear deck. It is just held in by one clip (looks like a small yellow drywall anchor) which is visible and accessible in the trunk.
8. Now all you have to do is remove the housing, I think by removing just 2 small screws, and change the light bulb (bulb #921).
Hope this helps. Good luck.
#296 of 361 Re: How to Change the 3rd brake light on 2010 Hyundai Sonata [2010sonataownr]
Jan 09, 2012 (11:02 pm)
all that just to change out a lightbulb?!!!
I would trade the car in first!
#297 of 361 Re: How to Change the 3rd brake light on 2010 Hyundai Sonata [longo2]
Jan 10, 2012 (6:55 am)
just that to change a lightbulb???-well unless you want ot pay the dealer to do it, then you have to do it yourself
#298 of 361 Re: sonata transmission clunk downshift [carowner13]
Jan 21, 2012 (9:18 am)
I also have a 2010 hyundai sonata which two months after i bought it the transmission did the same thing took it in they computer flashed it. Ten months after started doing it again took it in they did it again. Month after that started doing it again. Now there telling me because its over 60,000 miles its not cover but i took it in the first time when it was under the warranty. I honestly wish they would do me right. But they are trying to give me the run around. Any advice anyone can give me would be appreciated.
#299 of 361 Re: sonata transmission clunk downshift [pamala76825]
Jan 21, 2012 (1:11 pm)
Looks like they did not fix it correctly the first times so you should file with the BBB first then if that does not resolve it try posting on every internet complaint board, like ripoffreport. When filing with the BBB reference out forums like this to show there is a know precedence that a problem exists.
Hyundai has a know issue that they have a design flaw and will not "man up" to their customers.
Good thing to do is also post complaints on all the local reviews of that dealerships, as they will looses tens of thousands in sales. Just complain to everyone a one every where you can and make Hyundai loose a lot of sales.
Also call Hyundai directly and tell them about this and make sure they know about all the dissatisfied people posting here.
People do not realize the power they have, especially as consumers - if you don't buy from Hyundai because they have bad products, they will cease to exist.
Remember their CEO made millions and you got a defective product! Make sure they know you will not tolerate this! Good luck!!
#300 of 361 Hyundai transmission
Jan 24, 2012 (12:24 pm)
We bought a 2009 Hyundai Sonata and have had the issue of the "jerk" when at low speeds recently, every time we drive. We dropped it off at a dealer late yesterday morning, and they were not even able to look at it before the end of the day. This after saying that they might charge a $115 diagnostic fee! Needless to say, we are not planning on going back to this location. This is unfortunate since (1) it's in a convenient location, and (2) we were planning on purchasing perhaps another Hyundai, Sonata or Elantra, THIS WEEK! Do these issues occur with the Elantra as well?
#301 of 361 Re: Hyundai transmission [quieter]
Feb 02, 2012 (3:18 pm)
I have the same issue.. I work in a shop that builds vehicles, thought i might change the fluid and see, but from reading here, I decided to call the dealer and find out whats up!
To many people saying the same thing to be a fluid issue.
Ill keep you up to date on my issue.
I also have the same issue with the tail light.... Im going threw bulb afer bulb, until I realized that the socket is bad... If they dont fix it under warrenty Ill fix it myself in the shop.
I love the car, but Im really thinking I may have to trade it in if issues like these start happening.....
I just got off the phone with the dealer, they will run the software update for me under warrenty and look at the bulb issue... cross your fingers!
#302 of 361 Re: Hyundai transmission [sisterc]
Feb 02, 2012 (7:39 pm)
...."cross your fingers!"
Actually get mad and call Hyundai and ask them why when they have known so long about the defect in their software have they been ignoring it and loosing repeat customers!
#303 of 361 Re: Hyundai transmission [alexkprojt]
Feb 03, 2012 (9:43 am)
..oh believe me, I will be asking!. I prefer to do things face to face though, not over the phone, not in a letter, and not on a forum... Im sure it will be fixed to my satisfaction.