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Hyundai Sonata, Future Vehicle, Sedan
Jul 30, 2010 (8:43 am)
Well I have owned the 2011 Sonata SE since March 10th and so far it has been really great. The acceleration is fine for a four cylinder and the shifts are smooth with the six speed automatic. The body lines are outstanding and the buying experience was great considering I traded in a 2003 Nissan Altima-I have driven Nissans since 1977 and I decided to buy the Hyundai because the ALtima looked the same as last years, the Honda was too plain and ditto for the Camry. This car sur egets great comments and the warranty is absolutely great-no need for extended warranties.
#4047 of 5331 Re: Update [kirstie_h]
Jul 30, 2010 (9:58 am)
I apologize. I should have referenced the power steering issue which has been a great concern here. I just wanted all Sonata owners to know that the PS issue has come up again in another type auto and there may be concern with the new electronic power steering design.
I recognize your screening is difficult and I will be sure in the future to avoid making this type mistake.
#4048 of 5331 Another update
Jul 30, 2010 (10:47 am)
They decided to replace the compressor. We will see if this helps.
#4049 of 5331 Re: Another update [fish8]
Jul 31, 2010 (11:52 am)
Well, if the compressor has an intermittent clutch coil, that would cause your problem. I just know that in this part of Texas right now, no a/c would not be an option!
#4050 of 5331 our 2011 sonata is one week old today
Aug 03, 2010 (4:52 am)
very impressed with the car. It now has 1,325 miles. (started out with 22 miles-we took it on a test drive before buying it)
#4051 of 5331 Re: our 2011 sonata is one week old today [nj2pa2nc]
Aug 03, 2010 (6:09 am)
Good Luck with the new car. Which model and color?
#4052 of 5331 Don't get me wrong...
Aug 03, 2010 (6:54 am)
Dont get me wrong-- I like the sonata-- the looks are great and I like the amenities. Not quite sure why a Limited version has low profile tires; wish it had more sound-deadening materials, and the center armrest would slide forward for more forearm support. It's little things like that. Probably will go with a Camry XLE for $3000 more with the 6 cylinder and quieter smoother ride than the limited. Just my preference.
Aug 03, 2010 (8:00 am)
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#4054 of 5331 Re: 2011 Sonata: Rattles. Lots of Rattles. [schdy]
Aug 03, 2010 (10:18 am)
I have had my 2011 Sonata Limited for about 3 months now. While I do love this car, it has not been rattle free.
The rattle seems to be coming from the right front dashboard and so far it has been back at the dealership twice. The first time, they thought it was a faulty strut and it took about 3 weeks to get the part in and so they replaced it. Unfortunately this did not resolve the problem. So I took the car back in and the dealership asked me to drive the car with the service technician riding with me so he could hear it which he did.
After a couple of days, the dealership called to say they think the problem is resolved and that there was some loose insulating material in the dash that is supposed to prevent any type of rattles from actually occuring. When I picked up the car, the rattle was indeed gone but only for 2 or 3 days. After driving a few days, the rattle has returned.
I will give the dealership credit for trying but I will be bringing it back a third time for the same problem. They also confirmed that mine is not the first 2011 Sonata that has been brought in for this problem.
To date, I have not received any survey from Hyundai. I do hope that the dealership will be able to finally resolve this. It is more of a sqeaking or creaking sound when the car goes over any type of small bump or when it turns.
#4055 of 5331 sun shades locked in?
Aug 03, 2010 (10:28 am)
I sometimes turn my sunshade to the side if the sun is from direction-- when i turn it back to the normal position, and forget to "lock" it in place, i get an occasional squeak just from that. could that be the problem? it's not a sonata, but i assume it could happen in any car.