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#1146 of 1195 2010 Sonata GLS front tire steering drift/pull
Sep 08, 2010 (6:55 am)
My 2010 Sonata GLS drove fine until the first time I had the tires rotated at 7k miles. Immediately after leaving the dealer the car pulled to the right. When I took it back the dealer switched the front tires side to side and that stopped the pull to the right and gave it a slight pull to the left now. He said it was tire push and gave me Michellin's number for warranty.
A local tire shop replaced both front tires. I'm guessing they switched the wheels back because it was pulling right again after they were mounted. The next oil change the dealer switched them back for me with the same result, no right pull but now a slight left pull.
Now the problem is the dealer still says it's a bad tire. I can't buy that having two brand new tires on the front doing exactly the same thing as the old ones.
It's obviously something to do with the wheels and not the suspension or alignment since it changes with the side to side rotation. I asked the dealer if it could be a bad rim and he said no. I find that hard to buy also. What else is there excpet the tire and rim? If it ain't one, it has to be the other, right?
I'd appreciate some opinions and suggestions. Am I thinking wrong here? Am I missing something? I'd like to go back to the dealer with some reliable information about how to get this fixed.
#1147 of 1195 Re: 2010 Sonata GLS front tire steering drift/pull [dm44]
Sep 18, 2010 (3:03 pm)
Just to cover these bases first:
- rule out the road - and include crown and groving and driving direction; make notes, be deatiled so you can tell both dlr and Michelin your findings. Prove to them you have been conscientious.
- cross, side and headwinds
- tire psi
- confirm knife edge on the original suspect tire by drawing your hand across the tread at right angles to tire rotation. Feel any edge at all in either direction? You should not.
- confirm if anyone else drives the car whether they hit anything; a curb, road debris , pothole etc
- insist that your dealer MECHANIC NOT SERVICE MGR - be in direct contact with Michelin. this rules out he said/she said and miscommunication.
- is your test with same number of passengers? Is there a 300+lb person at times throwing off test consistency? Best to do test alone with zero passengers and empty trunk.
#1148 of 1195 Re: searching for information on used 2010 hyundai sonata GLS auto [nuriddin]
Sep 20, 2010 (3:39 pm)
I don't know if this is still germaine; however, on item 4, the dealer can easily reprogram the door locks, and it should be free. I spoke to the service manager who misunderstood me & the mechanic reprogrammed it wrong. When I spoke to the mechanic, he did it right the next time. I had them set to lock at 10 mph and not unlock at all.
#1149 of 1195 WIND NOISE
Oct 25, 2010 (8:28 pm)
#1150 of 1195 WIND NOISE
Oct 25, 2010 (8:28 pm)
2009 Sonata SE has excessive wind noise with all windows closed tight, air conditioner off and this car has been to 3 different Hyundai dealers for this problem. The last hyundai dealer stated that they did not hear any wind noise but it is caused by the outside mirrows, which to prove his point he had the mirrows removed, holes sealed test drove with noise still there. (Why would they say that the noise is caused by the mirrows if they did not hear it?) They brought in a specialist that deals with wind noises and he test drove the car, worked on it for 3 hours and then told me that he could only reduce the wind noise by 40% Later that day the big shot at the hyundai dealership stated that they did not hear any wind noise, then proceeded to tell me that they reduced it by 40%. If as they claimed could not hear it HOW can a noise be reduced by 40% if as they claimed they did not hear. The wind noise gets so loud at high speeds that it makes it almost impossible to carry on a normal conersation with riders in the back seat. Also they claim that my tires are worn out at 23000 miles even though they have been rotated every 5000 miles. Has anyone that owns a hyundai sonata have a wind noise problem?
#1151 of 1195 Re: WIND NOISE [johnlk]
Oct 26, 2010 (10:50 am)
Well I own an 06 Sonata LX V6. I've gotten it up to well over 100mph and didn't notice any different wind noise from when I was going over 60mph. It all sounded the same to me.
#1152 of 1195 Re: WIND NOISE [johnlk]
Oct 26, 2010 (4:43 pm)
No significant wind noise on my 2007 Sonata. Mine does not have a moonroof, nor an antenna (mine is in the rear glass). Does yours?
#1153 of 1195 Re: WIND NOISE [backy]
Oct 27, 2010 (4:13 am)
I have both (2009 GLS V6 w/Moonroof) and don't have a wind-noise issue; the car is significantly quieter than the 2006 Accord EX it replaced.
Oct 27, 2010 (8:35 am)
Have you ever done a 4 wheel alignment on this car? Do you check the air pressure at least once a month to make sure they are properly inflated and adjust them accordingly? Just because one rotates them at certain intervals doesn't mean anything really. This needs to be in conjunction with the other 2 items mentioned above. I do all three things on our cars and the tires seem to last a good long time. One must maintain their car to get everything to last...pure & simple.
Nov 13, 2010 (2:58 pm)
I just bought a 2009 Sonata and it also has wind noise. It sounds like it's coming from the passenger side--either the windshield or the window. It comes and goes, usually when I'm headed west on the beltway (huh?). I probably won't have it checked out for the very reason you describe in your experience.