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#311 of 339 Hyundai Sonata 2012 Transmission neutral to first and then reverse
Apr 10, 2012 (6:18 pm)
I was programming I the overhead door. Had the car idling in neutral, did the steps as outlined in book, no luck, got out of the car, went back to my desk computer, watched the movie, went back to the car, again programmed the minutes inside the car, got out, got on the ladder and pressed the SMART button on the overhead motor to program "HOMELINK", the car rolled forward, I jumped off the ladder, got out of the way, the car crushed the ladder against the garage wall, it momentarily stopped as it hit the wall , I reached for the door, opened it to reach in and shut the car off, it went into reverse, I again jumped out of the way not to be pinned and crushed by the open door and the center cement wall of the two car garage, the wall did not stop the car, it tore the open door off, rolled down the driveway, across the lane, hit a 15 foot Pine Tree, and came to a stop on top of the tree. HYUNDAI ConsumerAffairshmausa.com SAYS "TOO BAD, NOT THEIR PROBLEM" Donít trust Chris, Zach or Jesus?
#312 of 339 Re: Hyundai Sonata 2012 Transmission neutral to first and then reverse [cjmat7]
Apr 10, 2012 (7:01 pm)
It probably would've been a good idea to put the parking brake on if you had it idling in neutral. I'm assuming you have an automatic transmission, since it would be impossible for a manual transmission to shift from 1st to reverse all by itself. And if you do have an automatic, why would you put it in neutral in the first place to program the homelink, instead of leaving it in park? It definitely sounds like user error and not Hyundai's fault.
#313 of 339 Re: Hyundai Sonata 2012 Transmission neutral to first and then reverse [cjmat7]
Apr 11, 2012 (3:29 am)
Did you have the emergency brake engaged. Why did you have it in neutral and not park. You do not need the motor running to do the homelink-just enough for electrical power. When we programmed the homelink I was in the car while my husband climbed the ladder. I personally do not blame Hyundai of this-sounds like human error.
#314 of 339 Re: Hyundai Sonata 2012 Transmission neutral to first and then reverse [nj2pa2nc]
Apr 11, 2012 (8:55 am)
Thank you for your comment. Human error? This was my first try to set the Garage opener. My wife had set her car by herself for the last 15 years. She said she was having trouble this time so she asked me to fix the opener. I haven't used the emergency brake on any car for thirty or more years. The book did not mention "emergency brake. I worked on the problem alone, my wife was ill. I spent more than thirty minutes trying the books way, both books were from Hyundai, different procedures. I had the car in park and neutral at different times. New cars don't move in neutral. It was then I watched the movie, only one person in the movie, no husband and wife. After fixing the inside he got out, then on the ladder and pressed the Smart button. I duplicated his moves. However I had the car running sometimes in park and sometimes in neutral while answering computer questions as to the model name and then model #, then color of wire on the motor opener, and the car never moved for thirty minutes or more. So I programmed the car, and as the movie did, I got out of the car got on the ladder and pressed the button and the car moved forward at a decent speed at me on the ladder. No driver. The move had no driver. Why not blame Hyundai?
#315 of 339 Re: Hyundai Sonata 2012 Transmission neutral to first and then reverse [imcharlie]
Apr 11, 2012 (9:43 am)
Cars in neutral can move. In park it will not.
#316 of 339 Re: Hyundai Sonata 2012 Transmission neutral to first and then reverse [imcharlie]
Apr 12, 2012 (9:37 am)
My question is why in the hell would you need to have the car in neutral, or even running for that matter to program the homelink? All you need to do is put the caar in the ON position and hold the door opener remote to mirror and press either 1, 2 or 3 on mirror while pressing on holding button on remote until red light on mirror flashes rapidly. Then release buttons and press button on mirror and door should close. Make sure garage door is set to TRAIN or LEARN before programming.
#317 of 339 Re: Hyundai Sonata 2012 Transmission neutral to first and then reverse [imcharlie]
Apr 12, 2012 (10:47 am)
Because it has nothing to do with Hyundai. It is entirely false to say that new cars do not move while in neutral. That's the point of a neutral gear. If it wasn't able to move then there would be no point in having a neutral gear, you would just keep it in park. I can go to ANY car, put it in neutral and I guarantee you that it will move. If there is enough force or if you are parked on a slight incline, a car in neutral will definitely move. I guarantee you that what happened to you has nothing to do with Hyundai. You should've definitely had an emergency brake engaged or had the car in park.
#318 of 339 Re: Hyundai Sonata 2012 Transmission neutral to first and then reverse [LASHAWN]
Apr 12, 2012 (1:00 pm)
We were unable to do that with our garage door opener. My husband pressed the button on the opener while I pressed the one in the car.
#319 of 339 Hyundai Sonata 2012 Transmission neutral to first and then reverse
Apr 13, 2012 (7:18 am)
Page 22: Hyundai Sonata quick reference guide -Homelink wireless control system.
Press and hold your selected Homelink button for twenty seconds release when light flashes rapidly.
Press and release the "learn" or "smart" button on the garage door opener motor head unit.
(Note: 30 seconds window to initiate next step)
This is when the car moved forward. Not in 30 seconds, it moved forward immediately.
Emergency Brake or Park or neutral whatever ....... It hit the ladder into the wall ..... why did it reverse?
I was happy to see it hit the wall ..... it stopped momentarily ...... why did it reverse?
The Owner's Manuel has almost 3 pages of instructions. Starting with "it is advisable to park the vehicle outside of the garage .....
#320 of 339 Re: Hyundai Sonata 2012 Transmission neutral to first and then reverse [imcharlie]
Apr 13, 2012 (8:03 am)
I just reviewed the quick start guide and the Sonata owner's manual. Can you point out to me where in either document it states to have the vehicle in something other than park and that the engine needs to be running? You did state you had it idling in neutral. As far as I can see, there was no reason for doing so in that manner. It should have been in park with the engine off.