Last post on Apr 13, 2011 at 2:22 PM
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#22 of 31 Re: snow tires on a hyundai sonata limited 2009 [blondo36]
Dec 06, 2010 (3:39 pm)
holy crap i was just thinking the same thing.. sonata limited with stock tires and how god awful they are in the snow.
did you ever find a suitable snow tire? am i going to have to shell out $150 a tire or is there something decent for less? I was trying to make a left at a light last night and i was so stuck it took 3 light cycles for me to move my car. Those hancooks suck in the snow.
It seems the sonata's rims on the limited love to gather snow and hang on to it. It really sticks well to the wheel-wells too which is bad for business.
Thanks, and good luck this winter!
#23 of 31 Re: snow tires on a hyundai sonata limited 2009 [gius3ppe]
Dec 07, 2010 (8:00 pm)
I ended up getting Firestone Blizzak WS70. It has only snowed once so far for me but I have to say, at the bottom of the hill, those weren't MY tire tracks sliding all over:) One of the pains is every time I change them over, I have to get the low tire pressure system reset. I am trying to figure out if rims are the answer because changing them out is going to get expensive. BUT, if i don't pay around $200 for the new rims to have the sensor for the low tires, I won't have that feature. So, I have to decide if a second set of rims is the answer because then I could change them out myself. But I don't look forward to the TPMS light being on all the time BUT if this makes this car actually able to get around in the snow, I think whatever it takes, besides trading it in, is the way to go. I hope this helps you out. By the way, when I told the dealership about how horrible the tires are in the snow, the response I got was, "Wow, you're the first person I've heard say there's a problem." Thanks for siding with me so I know its not my driving:)
#24 of 31 Re: snow tires on a hyundai sonata limited 2009 [gius3ppe]
Dec 07, 2010 (8:02 pm)
Hey I forgot to mention that I paid $108.99 a piece for the Blizzak tire. Good luck!
#25 of 31 Re: tire update. [dump_truck]
Mar 06, 2011 (2:25 am)
I actually bought my 2009 Sonata Limited 3.3 V6 used and it had a set of Hankook tires on it; 2 Ventus H101 215/55/ZR17's in the front and 2 Optimo H418 215/55/R17's in the back. They weren't worn that bad, but I'm a pretty aggressive driver; I also have a 2010 Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track, so I wanted to diminish the difference between driving the two so I upgraded to a set of Hankook Ventus V12 EVO 245/45/ZR17's. I LOVE THEM! I live in Los Angeles, California so I haven't experienced driving them in the snow, but in the colder temperatures and rain they hold fine. I also "upgraded" to the chrome Azera wheels because they are the same size as the Sonata chrome wheels but are more stylish in my opinion.
#26 of 31 Re: tire update. [dump_truck]
Apr 07, 2011 (8:55 pm)
If you have a Pep Boys in your area, consider Hankook Optimo H727. If no Pep Boys, ck for the nearest dealer on their website. Very good tires, company has a rebate and priced around $90/tire. Excellent reviews from Consumer Reports. I have a set on my 04 Accord V6 and they are remarkable tires. Good luck.
#27 of 31 2010 Hyundai Sonata tire and brake problems
Apr 13, 2011 (2:22 pm)
#28 of 31 2010 Hyundai Sonata tire and brake problems
Apr 13, 2011 (12:48 pm)
Sorry if this is a repeat thread. I bought a brand new 2010 Sonata in April 2010. So far I only have 2500 miles on it. The problems I am having are:
1. When I apply the brakes, there is some vibrating sounds coming... Has anybody had similar issues...
2. The passenger side front tire does not hold air more than 25-26 psi.. If I raise it to 34 or even 32 psi, it drops down to 26 psi within a week and then stops leaking... Has anybody experienced this strange issue...
I am taking the car to the dealer on Friday April 15 2011...
Can somebody let me know if this is covered under warranty...
#29 of 31 Re: 2010 Hyundai Sonata tire and brake problems [tupacd]
Apr 13, 2011 (1:42 pm)
Is it possible there was front rim/suspension damage, e.g. hitting a pothole? That could explain both the vibration and the problem with the tire.
The tires have a limited warranty, but brakes etc. are covered if defective. However, if the problem is due to "misuse" including an accident of some kind, it would not be covered.
Best to take it in to the dealer before its 1-year anniversary, as there is a one-year/12k mile adjustment period where just about everything is covered.
#30 of 31 Re: 2010 Hyundai Sonata tire and brake problems [backy]
Apr 13, 2011 (1:51 pm)
Thanks for the reply. I don't think I have gone over any big potholes - I mostly drive within city....
Yes I will be taking the car just 3 days before 1 year anniv. (not a good sign if you ask me).... So any particular reason why I should take it before 1 year anniv....
#31 of 31 Re: 2010 Hyundai Sonata tire and brake problems [tupacd]
Apr 13, 2011 (2:22 pm)
As I said, there is a one-year/12k mile adjustment period where just about everything is covered.
Be sure the problem is documented on the service order, so if it is not fixed the first time it can still be fixed under the 1-year adjustment period (if that applies here).