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#3467 of 5326 Missing my 2007 Accord after 2 weeks
Jun 14, 2010 (11:22 am)
I have had the 2011 Sonata Se with Nav/sunroof for 2 weeks now and so far I have 3 different Rattles from the front passenger side of the car C-pillar, door and gloverbox and a bad sunroof rattle. PLUS the sunroof leaks. Not to mention the the breaks are starting to make a roaring noise under light pressure at slow speeds. And now the passenger seat shakes so violently it is hard to see the patterns on the cloth seat. So much for all of the awards and praises the "new" Hyundai is getting. WHAT Have I DONE?????
On the other hand I am getting about 36 miles a gallon and I love the Navigation and bluetooth and the proximity entry and push button start. Guess you can't have everything!
#3468 of 5326 Re: Missing my 2007 Accord after 2 weeks [rascal06]
Jun 14, 2010 (11:47 am)
your 100,000 mile warranty should cover those defects.
#3469 of 5326 Re: Missing my 2007 Accord after 2 weeks [ral2167]
Jun 14, 2010 (12:25 pm)
Actually the 5/60k bumper-to-bumper warranty covers those kinds of things.
FWIW, I'm not sure I'd be looking down at the passenger seat when driving over bumps big enough to violently shake the passenger seat. But that's just me.
Since the owner has been able to identify 3 separate rattles in the C pillar, it should be pretty easy for the service tech to find them.
Looks like time to take the car in for some touch ups! If the Hyundai survey hasn't been filled out yet, might want to hold off doing that until these issues are corrected. And let the dealership know that their getting a high score on the survey is dependent on their taking care of these issues.
#3470 of 5326 Re: Sonatas repair history [connecticut2]
Jun 14, 2010 (2:25 pm)
Honda has unadvertised incentives that dealers will not reveal nor like it if you say so. Got an LX-Premium 5sp. AT, 4cyl sedan with protection pkg. for sis at 19,300 plus TTL with driveout price of close to 21k. Accord EX at 21k with DOP at 22,600 is also a great doable deal. Undecided b/w Accord and Sonata. Accord is a sure bet with excellent reliability and best resale value and rates highly in Intellichoice also. Sonata is a great produuct but being newer model offers some risks. Gas direct injection cars be loud but also injectors on German cars clog easily.
CR April 2010 Issue ranks Hyundai as 4th best car brand based on all the relevant factors: reliability, safety, road performance and value. No 1 was Honda followed by Subaru & Toyota.
#3471 of 5326 Re: Missing my 2007 Accord after 2 weeks [ral2167]
Jun 14, 2010 (4:09 pm)
This 100000mi powertrain warranty is a pretty good marketing ploy as, by and large, the power train does not go bad within the first 100000 miles. So, I would not buy a car just because of that. I usually buy a new car and drive it to the ground...My last two cars have been Camry and Accord and I have 130000 mi on my 1995 Camry without ever touching the transmission or the engine. I also drove my Accord to the ground with 140000mi on it, so these cars have great reliability. I have never owned a Hyundai and was wondering if they have a similar durability and reliability.....
#3472 of 5326 Re: Missing my 2007 Accord after 2 weeks [connecticut2]
Jun 14, 2010 (4:21 pm)
Well, the shop foreman at my local dealer bought a 2006 (I believe) Accent with air and auto to make the long commute back and forth to work. He has something like 120K on it now, and all he has done is oil, filters, tires, brakes, tuneups, and the tranny fluid changes. Not bad for a cheap little car. I think he did change the timing belt somewhere around 75K.
And it still looks good, too.
#3473 of 5326 Re: Missing my 2007 Accord after 2 weeks [connecticut2]
Jun 14, 2010 (4:27 pm)
I had a new transmission put in a '03 Toyota Tundra at 43k. It was just under the 5yr/60k powertrain warranty mark. You can say it's a ploy but then again you may have been lucky. I have owned over 30 vehicles and most of them have been auto transmissions. Had to replace two. One, the one I just described and another in a Pontiac Bonneville with about 80k. So a 100k powertrain warranty would have saved me about $1200 bucks(not adjusted for inflation).
I realize it is fairly rare just based on my experience. But then again, based on my experience having those long powertrain warranties literally saved me thousands of dollars.
#3474 of 5326 Re: Missing my 2007 Accord after 2 weeks [backy]
Jun 14, 2010 (4:48 pm)
Even the 5yr/60K has "gotchas":
•Radio and audio systems (i.e., radio, compact disc player, DVD player, navigation system, and Bluetooth®): 3 years / 36,000 miles
•Paint: 3 years / 36,000 miles
•Battery: 3 years / unlimited miles (100% covered 2 years / unlimited miles; after 2 years and within 3 years, 25% cost of battery and 100% labor cost covered)
•Air conditioner refrigerant charge: 1 year / unlimited miles
•Adjustments: 1 year / 12,000 miles
•Wear items: 1 year / 12,000 miles (e.g., belts, brake pads and linings, clutch linings, filters, wiper blades, bulbs, fuses)
Squeaks and rattles might be considered "adjustments". Best to have them checked before 1yr or 12K miles.
#3475 of 5326 Re: Missing my 2007 Accord after 2 weeks [connecticut2]
Jun 14, 2010 (7:11 pm)
If the 10 yr/100K miles warranty is just a marketing ploy, why don't the other major manufacturers also offer it? If their cars won't break before those limits, it won't cost them anything to offer this marketing ploy.
#3476 of 5326 Re: Missing my 2007 Accord after 2 weeks [ryster]
Jun 14, 2010 (8:34 pm)
Well, Hyundai doesn't make:
That said, a good A/C should hold its charge for years. And today, at 4K miles, our new Tucson blew its compressor to bits. Total catastrophic failure. For which we got apologies from the service manager, shop foreman, and service writer. Along with a new Elantra to drive, no charge, until they can get a new compressor in.
I know the topic is wandering a bit, but the paint warranty is an interesting one. You need someone who really knows his stuff to determine what is a paint defect, and what is a "somebody screwed up and got something on the paint" type issue. I do know that I had two GM products repainted under warranty because of a documented issue with the primer that was widely used in the early '90's.