Last post on Nov 03, 2008 at 12:43 PM
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#13 of 22 Re: Start up noise [drgnass] by lightfootfl
Sep 17, 2008 (11:28 am)
Well, it turns out that the Hyundai Rep decided to approve the work on the car finally. As mentioned before, this was the third time we took the car in for this issue. We know that there was a TSB and we told the Dealership about it but they kept telling us that this noise was normal. Them mention about taking legal action next probably put the fire in their pants. we took all the steps as listed in order to get this taken care of and it worked.
For anyone out there that has issues with dealerships doing their job, just stay on them and in a matter of time they will give in.
#14 of 22 Re: Start up noise [drgnass] by lightfootfl [drgnass]
Sep 17, 2008 (6:23 pm)
Sure seems like this was a "dealership" problem, not a "Hyundai" problem. Although that's perplexing since the dealership would be paid by Hyundai. Is this dealership not service oriented?
#15 of 22 Re: Start up noise [drgnass] by lightfootfl [drgnass] by bhmr59
Sep 18, 2008 (6:26 am)
The dealership wanted to repair the problem but according to them their hands were tied because they said they needed authorization to do the job by the Hyundai Corp. The dealership has a huge service center. we should be getting the car back tomorrow so we will see if they did their job.
#16 of 22 Engine Rattle - Question -Please Help
Sep 29, 2008 (4:52 pm)
I just bought a used Hyundai 2006 Sonata V6. Has 91,000 miles, but has a very quiet engine and runs great. However, it has the engine rattle on start up.
Will any Hyundai dealer repair the problem with the timing chain tensioner, under the recall notice- since the car is within the 100,000/10 year warranty?
#17 of 22 Engine Rattle - Question -Please Help by carolina322
Sep 29, 2008 (6:42 pm)
I just went through this issue. We bought our 06' Sonata used and ours did the same thing. After the third time the dealership fixed the problem There is no recall on this problem. You need to take the car to the dealership and have them look at it. At this time the dealership will tell you they need to have the Hyundai Rep look at the car. We were told that this problem is up to the Hyundai Corp to determine whether or not it needs to be fixed. The dealership has to get authorization to do the repair. I think it is a load ob B.S. if you ask me.
When we first had the car looked at, the Service Advisor told us by having them do an oil change will quiet the noise. Well we agreed to have it done but the noise only got louder. Keep on the dealership to have a Hyundai Rep look at it. Hyundai has a 60k manufact warranty. Did you purchase an extended warranty? I hope so! Since your manufact warranty is past, you can have it fixed that route with what ever deductable you have on it. If no warranty, the cost will come out of pocket. This is what we have been told. If you have any more questions, write another post and I will help you out. Good luck!
#18 of 22 Re: Engine Rattle - Question -Please Help by carolina322 [drgnass]
Sep 30, 2008 (2:58 am)
I didn't purchase the car from the Hyundai Dealer, I bought it from a smaller used car lot. They sold me a 2500 mile warranty to cover 50/50 on any powertrain repairs.
I am quite sure they knew about the problem, because they just added the warranty on, and reduced to total price of the car by $1000.
Do you have any idea what the repair will cost, or how many labor hours the repair should take?
#19 of 22 Re: Engine Rattle - Question -Please Help by carolina322 [drgnass]
Sep 30, 2008 (5:54 am)
Hey guys, dunno for sure... but I think there is a TSB regarding the problem, and I would think they should do it for free, but knowing how some places work...good luck.
#20 of 22 Re: Engine Rattle - Question -Please Help by carolina322 [drgnass]
Sep 30, 2008 (10:19 pm)
I am not sure what the repair will cost out of pocket. I do know they have to lift the engine to do the repair. It took the dealership 2 days for them to do our repair. Go to Hyundaiforums.com and go to the Sonata V6 forums and you can print out a TSB bulletin and that will not only give some idea of what they need to do to repair the problem but will also show the dealership you have done research about this problem.
#21 of 22 Re: Engine Rattle - Question -Please Help by carolina322 [drgnass]
Oct 01, 2008 (2:59 am)
I printed the TSB bulletin.
Thanks for advice, guys ! I'll check back in a week or two, to give my report on what happened.
#22 of 22 Re: Start up noise [drgnass]
Nov 03, 2008 (12:43 pm)
I bought my 2004 Sonata 6 cylinder in 2005 brand new. I had several problems from whinning in the steering wheel which I ended up taking to a private mechanic to fix after five times taking it to the dealship. Now I have the start up noise. This is "not normal" as the car would have done it when I bought it. The dealerships have a standard statement, "It's normal" BS. I'm so sorry I bought a Hyundai and look forward to buying another car. If the dealership won't own up to the problems of the car then I won't own up to the car being a good choice.