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Hyundai Sonata, Sedan
#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.
Dec 16, 2009 (11:04 am)
I just posted a few days ago about the recall and guess what. I had to brake hard and the passenger front side subframe broke last night causing the wheel mount to separate from the frame. The closest dealership is 40 miles. What are my options. Does it have to be fixed at the dealer? They say I have to pay for the tow and the drive axel.
#43 of 66 Re: Subframe - Motor Mount broken [terrymsu]
Dec 16, 2009 (1:18 pm)
Joking?? of course not... it IS a wear item. Have you ever seen a motor mount? It is constructed of thick rubber sandwiched between steel mounting plates and is used to control engine movement. The rubber deteriorates due to heat/vibration/motor oil/transmission fluid and the torque of the engine trying to twist it with every throttle movement. Yes, they do fail ( the rubber breaks) with the need for periodic replacement and in case you haven't been paying attention this is the very definition of a "wear item".
Dec 17, 2009 (10:01 am)
I just called and received my claim number and the towing bill will be 150. I didn't notice any rubber. When I looked, the sub frame steel was torn out. I dont think that is a wear item. I had my car aligned in early november due to my front tires starting to shred on the inside. I replaced the tire and the independent service department didn't say anything about the rust. The funny thing is I had just moved in the last few months and the recall letter had my new address. I'm wondering if this problem flagged in the computer when I got my alignment, so Hyundai rushed out the recall letter to me. Heck I dont have the money right now even for the tow to the dealer let alone the incidental repairs that probably are not covered by the recall but caused by the failure. I have no credit cards and the recession hit me directly. My "new" car only lasted 9 years and a 105,000 miles. So much for the top of the line 2000 Hyundai Sonata.
#45 of 66 Re: Subframe [rammit2000]
Dec 18, 2009 (6:24 am)
We are talking about different things. The motor mount and subframe are distinctly different things and, no the subframe isn't a wear item in the general sense of the word. So, that the car "only" lasted 9 years and over 100K miles is something that you are discouraged about? Without knowledge of where you live (rustbelt?) and how well you kept the car clean in the winter since preventative maintainence is important (by that I mean washing the salt off weekly at least) I consider that average especially since this problem is a known one. Anyhow incidental repairs are inevitable if nobody noticed the all the damage underneath and tried to align the car and installed new tires. Shame on that independant service dept.since the abnormal tire wear should have been a big tip off to them something wasn't right...big time.
#46 of 66 Re: Subframe [targettuning]
Dec 18, 2009 (10:57 am)
When I went to the dealer for the Subframe change (Recall), they told me that there can be other parts that may not come under subframe change that I have to pay. even I agreed that. But they didn't change that part time. After I got from the subframe change , we found this issue. Now they are saying that Rear Motor Mount ( Roll bracket assembly) broken, that has to be changed. The labour cost is more expensive ( $300) than part. Part is between 150 to 180. If they would have changed the part that time, I would have been more than happy to pay the part cost. I kept the car with dealer for about 3 weeks. For my commute,I took my own rental cars to commute. Now again I have to leave the car and take the rental car etc. This is kind of double work and additional money.