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#3824 of 5326 Re: Bucking.... [ridre52]
Jul 12, 2010 (10:04 am)
that is true and is a feature on Hyundai vehicles (and most models to my knowledge)- the transmission learns the way you drive and adjusts the shift points accordingly. When I acquired my 2004 Sonata V6 it was previously driven by an elderly person and the transmission would always shift around 4000 rpms, making the acceleration much less potent. After driving it for a couple of weeks it would allow my to get all the way to the 6500 rpm red line, and although I lost a mpg or two that thing could really move. If that doesn't fix your bucking problem you could try asking them to reset the fuzzy logic's computer and let it learn your shifting style from scratch. If that truly is the problem that should fix it.
#3825 of 5326 Re: Bucking.... [syitalian25]
Jul 12, 2010 (10:17 am)
I will comment here on the 6spd auto. In the tucson (which I am pretty sure is using the same tranny) the computer has learned my wife's driving habits. Makes sense as she drives it 99% of the time. I get in and try to drive it, and it is nutso. My driving style is nothing like hers, and I guess the computer doesn't understand what the heck is going on.
I think your service manager got one too many zeros in the mileage equation. Within 100 miles the Tucson had adapted to my driving style and the shift points had changed. Drove much smoother after that. But then when wifey got back behind the wheel, she complained that the car "didn't drive the same, what did you do to it?". Within a day or so of running around, it was back to her style and whatever "I had done to it" was okay. Gotta love computers.
#3826 of 5326 Re: Bucking.... [ridre52]
Jul 12, 2010 (10:43 am)
I certainly would run the car on the highway for about 100 miles and TRY A DIFFERENT GAS STATION. I don't know where you live but here in NY we have had problems with water in the gas and also improper octane being pumped from some stations.
#3828 of 5326 2011 Sonata - Limited with Navigation - CD & MP3 Delays
Jul 12, 2010 (1:30 pm)
I have had my limited 2011 with Navigation for about three weeks. Needless to say, I am very pleased with this car on several levels.
There is one small gripe I have. The first 2 seconds of every song while playing a CD and MP3 are missed. When one song is done, it pauses and skips the first couple seconds of the next song.
This happens on every CD I put in and each song on the thumb drive I have, every time. Is this delay normal? Has anyone else experienced this?
It's a small gripe, but for a brand new car with a fully loaded sound system, I am somewhat disappointed. It be awesome if there was an easy fix for this out there.
I would really appreciate any feedback from the community prior to going back to the dealer with any questions.
Thank you in advance for taking a moment to let me know.
Jul 12, 2010 (1:40 pm)
3 months after purchase the cd and antennae went beserk...the radio always shuts off randomly and the dealers wanted to charge 1300 to replace their defective equipment...
#3830 of 5326 Re: 2001 sonats gls [hiedmunds]
Jul 12, 2010 (2:20 pm)
I assume you mean 2011, not 2001?
I'm sure there is much more to that story. I would like to hear all of it.
#3832 of 5326 Re: 2001 sonats gls [hiedmunds]
Jul 12, 2010 (3:35 pm)
If it is a 2001, you are way beyond the warranty for the radio. Go find a nice aftermarket unit, or go online. Very easy to change a radio in a Hyundai.
If it is a 2011, and there have been no alterations to the radio, it is covered by warranty and your dealer knows that. Either they pay, or call Hyundai.a
#3833 of 5326 Re: 2011 Sonata - Limited with Navigation - CD & MP3 Delays [sb2002]
Jul 12, 2010 (4:53 pm)
I rented a 2011 Sonata GLS, no Nav. My thumb drive worked perfectly. Might want to try having a friend give you a disc and/or thumb drive with songs the friend put on his/her device. This would help determine if problem is with the car or with the process/device(s) you're using.