Last post on Feb 23, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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#57 of 66 Re: would replacing the subframe require the vehicle to need an alignment?? [son_ata]
May 17, 2010 (11:36 am)
Did they charge you for balancing tires or the alignment?
#58 of 66 Re: would replacing the subframe require the vehicle to need an alignment?? [LASHAWN]
May 19, 2010 (11:19 am)
#59 of 66 Re: would replacing the subframe require the vehicle to need an alignment?? [son_ata]
May 20, 2010 (6:55 am)
As part of the recall repair procedure, the alignment should have been performed free of charge.
#60 of 66 2002 Sonato Rust Problem
Mar 02, 2011 (11:50 am)
Please let me know if there are any other recalls. I had my sub-frame replaced. However, I am continuously paying for rust damage on other parts of the car. Visually too it looks horrible. The rust to the exterior is insulting, especially since I still have a year to go to pay the car off. If anyone has any advice, please post. I work on a huge, huge military base and I hate to be driving around displaying this terrible spectacle of a RUST-BUCKET.
#61 of 66 Re: 2002 Sonato Rust Problem [mmc3]
Mar 03, 2011 (6:17 am)
The constructive part of this post is this: There has been a rust through warranty on most cars for many years and probably if you were to read the warranty statement it would state the terms of repair of rust through assuming your car still is covered.
Now for the non constructive part: I presume you live somewhere in the so-called "rust belt" which aptly describes the vehicles routinely operated in the corrosives employed by the DOT to melt ice and snow. I do not know your personal mind set to maintenance and car washing but if one does not clean both the exterior body and underside of their car weekly, if not more frequently, during at least the winter, one forfeits the right to complain when rust consumes it. Look around and if you see rusty Hondas (particularly prone to rust), Nissans, Subarus (also prone), Fords, Chevrolets etc then friend you live in Buffalo NY or Erie Pa or another such winter hell-hole and most 9 year old cars are either gone...or going...going... gone due to rust. I guess what I am trying to say is "you reap what you sow" and if car washing isn't a big part of your winter routine then sorry charlie, what do you expect? On the other hand if you actually do wash it on a regular basis 9+ years is still pushing it if the state you live in is particularly snow bound and one other thing...the liquid "pre-treatment" that Pa. (for one) uses is multiple times as corrosive as salt is and will destroy a rocker panel or fender in one winter if not promptly washed off. My personal crusade is a 1995 Stratus and I cannot tell you how many quarters I have plugged into carwashes over the last 8 years I have owned it but I think rust (in the normal areas these rust) will be the end of it. I am "anal" as my wife is fond of telling when it comes to keeping our cars clean but eventually "you loose" to rust if in the "rust-belt".
#62 of 66 Re: 2002 Sonato Rust Problem [targettuning]
Mar 03, 2011 (11:38 am)
Well the Toyota Camry/Corolla owners around here must be very good winter washers because I don't seem them rusting at that age. My 8 year old Elantra has perforated rust around the rear wheel wells. The warrantee for rust was 5 years. They have upped the warrantee now
for the 2011 Elantra to 7 years so they must feed more confident now.
#63 of 66 Re: 2002 Sonato Rust Problem [targettuning]
Mar 08, 2011 (7:25 pm)
Pardon me for jumping in completely off subject... I read one of your posts from June 2010 about your Honda Civic Hybrid's transmission making noise when in drive and reverse. Did you ever get it fixed? I had the same problem and pulled the transmission myself... just a bad bearing. Cost me about $150 to replace it. http://hchdoctorstransmissionpage.yolasite.com Detailed pics and description
#65 of 66 Hyndai Sonata 2001 Front Subframe Rust
Feb 23, 2012 (11:31 am)
I'm having the same issue where the front subframe rusted to the point where I have to replace it and the car is not safe to drive. I'm gonna call Hyndai help desk and see if they can take care of it. it's Hyndai Sonata 2001 113,000 miles. Does any body know if you have to be the original owner to get coverage. I'm not the original owner I just bouhgt it used few months ago.
#66 of 66 Re: Hyndai Sonata 2001 Front Subframe Rust [ml67]
Feb 23, 2012 (7:06 pm)
No this recall is not restricted to the original owner. You need to take it to a dealer and the will fix it. Have them call the regional representative if the have any questions.