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#32 of 66 Re: Hyundai Sonata 2001 subframe recall [tntbaker]
Nov 20, 2009 (12:01 pm)
I have already filed a case with Hyundai consumer Affairs and got the case id. Not yet filed with nhtsa.gov. yesterday local dealer called and told that they are talking to Hyundai. Hyundai may cover the subframe services , but they are not sure about the other things like if any other part is damaged while they trys to replace the subframe. As of now they are saying that they don't have any clear answer. ( if hyundai is not paying, then I may have to pay for those ). Today I called Hyundai consumer affairs. they said that dealer will call you by monday. Looks like the discussion is going between them. Meanwhile I am having issue for my commute, so I asked them the loaner car / rental car. but hyundai consumer affairs says that this service is up to local dealer only. because my car is 2000 sonata and kept the miles abt 119K. Local dealer says that they don't have any loaner car and they will arragne the rental car. but i have to pay the rents. ( Actually I have been doing the services like check engine light done two times and changed the wheel bearing one time with these local hyundai dealers..Only regular oil change will be done at other local mechanic shops...This car almost all the maintenance are done with hyundai dealers only even from beginging. that time i was in different state )
#33 of 66 Beware of "free" repairs on recall
Nov 24, 2009 (4:46 am)
I took my 2002 Sonata in for the recall repair. The next day, it was making two noises: a really loud metal-on-metal scraping noise, and when the car was in drive, but paused at a stop or light, it roared like I was revving the engine. When I took it to the dealer, they said they hadn't "bent" the ears of the new subframe up, but that they couldn't even identify or claim to be the source of the other noise, even though it didn't exist when I took it in. Now it has gotten progressively worse and sounds like a helicopter trying to take off--shaking terribly, even enough to make the change in the ashtray jingle. I'm a week from the recall appointment and have an appointment with them today. I took the car to my local neighborhood mechanic who said it sounds like a broken motor mount. Looking at the repair invoice, there's a notation that they broke bolts in the manifold (?) and replaced them. I wonder if they damaged some other stuff while I was there. What do you think?
#34 of 66 Re: Beware of "free" repairs on recall [max2002]
Nov 24, 2009 (10:56 am)
Have you checked your subframe after they changed at the hyundai dealer itself. Did they charge you anything for the subframe change saying that additionlly we have changed this bolt ,that bolt etc like that.. Did they completely changed the subframe last time or they have done something else like putting holes and other stuff as mentioned in the nhta.gov
For me, dealer service guy told that better not to drive the car. because the subframe rust is too bad. So I just left the car at the dealer service center. they ordered the subframe and waiting. hopefully it come will come by today or tomorrow. After that I will come to know. My car also there is no issues as of now. other than the subframe rust issue.
#35 of 66 Re: Beware of "free" repairs on recall [tamilnadu]
Nov 29, 2009 (10:39 pm)
Friday I visited the Hyundai dealer (service). They are started working on my car and shown me the rusted frame and some of other parts which are not usuable ( not able to unscrew ). Now they are going to order those parts and let me know. hopefully by this week end 4th Dec, I will get my car.
Dec 11, 2009 (10:31 am)
I just got the letter today 12/11/09. I am the original owner of a 2000 gls v6 pkg 13. I looked under the car. The whole subframe has rust holes all in it. I live in Ohio. The car started falling apart in the last year. The alignment caused two new tires to be shredded in three weeks. After reclining the driver seat all the way back it wont go back up or move forward or do anything. I cant locate the fuse or the all stop switch for the drivers seat due to a lost fuse panal. Im worried I cant get the repairs done due to it being my only source of transportation and having to drive 15 miles to work each day. Any comments welcome. Especially about the driver seat not working.
#37 of 66 Re: Subframe [rammit2000]
Dec 12, 2009 (6:43 am)
The owners manual should show the fuse location. Check the plugs under the seat and by the switch. You could check every fuse. There is an online service manual that will have the fuse locations and trouble shooting information
#38 of 66 Re: Subframe [newowner10]
Dec 15, 2009 (11:07 am)
I got my car (sonata 2000) from the Hyundai dealer after the sub frame change. They didnít charge anything.
As per the re-call they did it free of cost. But the alignment was not done perfectly. Because they are saying that they were not able to do the alignment due to the rust on the other bolts.
They are not able to open/close those, so they said that they have done at their max. Now the car steering is little bit away from the normal.
Donít know what will happen due to this. Any idea or suggestion.
#39 of 66 Re: Subframe - Motor Mount broken
Dec 15, 2009 (7:32 pm)
Today I took to the hyundai dealer who did the replaced the subframe for the recall. Because I heard the clunk sound when I stop and accel. Now hyundai saying that my rear motor mount broken. Now I have to pay for this service.
#40 of 66 Re: Subframe - Motor Mount broken [tamilnadu]
Dec 16, 2009 (8:40 am)
I hate to sound too cynical but Hyundai did, after all, replace a rather expensive part free of charge (other manufacturers might have said "a 2000 model car??? and it is rusted after 9 years of hard use on salty roads...too bad, trade it in on our newest model"). The rusted bolts can probably can be removed by cutting off or drilling out and tapping new threads then installing new ones but you will pay for that extra bit of service. Same with the broken motor mount which is a wear item and after nearly 10 years it is not too suprising it is spent (worn out). How much free stuff do you expect Hyundai to provide on what amounts to an old car??
#41 of 66 Re: Subframe - Motor Mount broken [targettuning]
Dec 16, 2009 (10:43 am)
Motor mount is wear item??? You must be joking.