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Hyundai Sonata, Sedan
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.
#48 of 66 2010 Sonata Rust
Dec 30, 2009 (6:12 am)
While washing my new 2010 Sonata this week, I noticed rust spots on the hood and trunk. Anyone else noticing rust on their 2010?
#49 of 66 Re: 2010 Sonata Rust [ken106]
Dec 30, 2009 (9:20 am)
You should take it to the dealer immediately, to get it corrected while the car is still under the one-year "adjustments" warranty. It could be due to "rail dust", which can cause small rust-like spots.
#50 of 66 Re: 2010 Sonata Rust [ken106]
Dec 30, 2009 (5:57 pm)
Man, that's terrible. Hyundai has an anti perforation warranty. Your car is still covered. Definitely take it to the dealer.
Dec 31, 2009 (11:33 am)
Are you working for Hyundai? Hyundai is still Junk!!! I wouldn't be discouraged about a Hyundai lasting only 9 years if it was priced at 7,000 dollars and it was the early 90's. We're talking about the "re-invented" Hyundai of the new decade costing over 20,000 dollars. I would get over 10 years buying a 7 year old Honda at 10,000 dollars. Come on!!! BTW, the car had been garage kept for over 6 of those nine years. No BS!!!
#53 of 66 Re: 2010 Sonata Rust [ken106]
Mar 24, 2010 (6:26 am)
Yes I noticed the same thing after washing the car. A couple of stone chips which are normal but there is also a small lump with a crack that has a rust stain at the bottom. I'm not impressed This is a 2010 Sonata I've only had it for 6 months and 7500 KM.