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Hyundai Sonata, Future Vehicle, Sedan
#3485 of 5326 Re: Missing my 2007 Accord after 2 weeks [rascal06]
by kirstie_h HOST
Jun 16, 2010 (8:51 am)
I can't comment on the other issues as I don't have a Sonata or XM radio, but it is NEVER "normal" for a sunroof to leak. That's absurd. That statement implies that sunroofs are designed and installed to allow a bit of leakage, rather than to be watertight. If that were the case, manufacturers would never be able to sell a vehicle with a sunroof, as no one buys a car thinking they're OK with water in the interior every now and then.
I'd be tempted to call Hyundai and tell them about this dealership brushing you off.
#3486 of 5326 Re: Early woes: Missing my 2007 Accord [pegasus17]
Jun 16, 2010 (9:00 am)
Unfortunately you are the last step in the Quality control cycle. When you buy a new model this happens and it is not confined to just your brand. I bought a new 2001 Benz C320 back in 2000 and it was the worst and most expensive car I have ever owned. People are always optimistic about how the new models have been sorted out and get bitten. The 2007 Accord as a really well sorted out car after 4 model years and it showed. I had one and declined to buy the 2008 Accord or any other first year car. Secondly you should save money after the newness of the model has worn off.
Sorry you are having issues but I'm not surprised.
#3487 of 5326 Re: Early woes: Missing my 2007 Accord [pegasus17]
Jun 16, 2010 (10:28 am)
I would bring your tire pressure to about 32 and see if that helps with the road noise. The strut bar from Shark Racing has also been a big help on my SE - the ride is much more comfortable after installing it. I would also recommend replacing the low rolling resistance tires that come stock with some high-rated grand touring ones when the time comes for new tires.
#3488 of 5326 Re: Early woes: Missing my 2007 Accord [robtroxel]
Jun 16, 2010 (10:32 am)
Yeah, I now I bought 2004 Volvo S-60 new it still had plastic on it when i picked it out. It had A TON of issues. I guess i jumped the gun on this one. I was about turn over 100k in the Honda and thought the Honda was a bit boring looking. I should have remembered the best part of the car was that EVERYTHING worked the way it should 100% of the time and I never had to worry about rattles. What's so bad is that I will have to drop my car off again and drive right past my Honda because they still have not sold it.
#3489 of 5326 Re: Missing my 2007 Accord after 2 weeks [connecticut2]
Jun 16, 2010 (3:26 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.....
Well I don't consider that particularly remarkable. We bought my son a 2000
Chevy Cavalier for $10,500 new. He drove it for 8 years and then gave it to his
girlfriend. It now has 190,000 miles with no major issues. (A/ C is out) I sold
a 1989 Chevy Astro a while back with 160,000 milles and met the new owner a
few years later and he had 320,000 miles on it and still running strong.
(2 engines - original tranny)
#3490 of 5326 Re: Missing my 2007 Accord after 2 weeks [rascal06]
Jun 17, 2010 (12:00 pm)
They told you is was normal for the sunroof to leak and you didn't laugh out loud? What a ridiculous thing to say!! Get that technician's name along with the name of the dealership and give the corporate service advisor a call. He or she might be interested in knowing what a "normal" sunroof is supposed to do!
#3491 of 5326 Re: Missing my 2007 Accord after 2 weeks [tbone_rare]
Jun 17, 2010 (5:26 pm)
'Ohhh! You mean you don't have the screen-door sunroof?!? Why didn't you say so?'
#3492 of 5326 Re: Missing my 2007 Accord after 2 weeks [rascal06]
Jun 18, 2010 (5:10 am)
I can't believe they said that about the sunroof leaking being normal.
That would destroy the interior of the car after a while.
That dealer should not be allowed to sell Hyundai's if they think that way.
I told my salesman at my local dealer and he agreed they shouldn't be allowed to sell..
#3493 of 5326 Re: Missing my 2007 Accord after 2 weeks [denp3]
Jun 18, 2010 (8:27 am)
That sunroof comment is amazing. What kind of idiot would think that? I have owned, or own, three different Hyundai with sunroofs, and the only time any of them showed even very slight leakage was when going through very high pressure car washes, and then we're talking maybe a couple of drips. Never any kind of leak from rain or a typical car wash.
#3494 of 5326 Re: Missing my 2007 Accord after 2 weeks [jlflemmons]
Jun 18, 2010 (10:12 am)
That sunroof comment is amazing.
Yes,,, a little too amazing. Why would a dealer say that for goshsakes?
Wondering if the OP meant "common" rather than "normal". It's not real uncommon for sun roofs to leak and make noise.