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Hyundai Sonata, Future Vehicle, Sedan
Jan 20, 2011 (8:31 pm)
I believe this is a major issue. I was recently on a test drive as I am a prospective buyer.. and the drifting at highway speeds was very bad. Later that week I test drove a friends sonata who claimed to not have any drift. I was able to get it to repeadetly drift to his horror. I just dont think he knew any different. My 2000 elantra is on its last legs (but still drives straight and true!) and im anxiously waiting for hyundai to address this issue. I want to buy a sonata asap but cannot afford to invest in a 20k car that has a known defect.
#4747 of 5331 2011 Sonata Brakes and Traction Control Issues
Jan 21, 2011 (7:07 am)
My 2011 Sonato seems to have a problem with either the brakes and/or the traction control.
Just a couple days after purchase, it went in the shop for 10 days due to a cracked calipher. When applying the brakes with any more pressure than just very mild, my wheels lock up and I loose the ability to steer. The Service guys at my local dealer have checked it out and say they are not finding a problem.
Also, when crossing a patch of gravel at about 20-25 mph on a dry road, my back tires spin out. If the roads are damp, wet or snowy, forget it. This is one of the worst vehicles I've ever owned for driving in bad conditions.
Has anyone else experienced any of these types of problems?
#4748 of 5331 Re: Pulling [jspam]
Jan 21, 2011 (8:56 am)
Being from the late 50's I've better things to do than round up a snipe hunt online.
You won't hardly notice the pull in town, at low speeds, changing lanes, etc.
You will notice it on long straight stretches and more so as the speed increases.
If there's no problem why are some of the service techs lowering PSI on the right side of the car for a rolling anchor?
I notice the pull stops on old road w/little, if any, crown.
It's as if the steering senses the tilt of the car, on a heavy crowned road, and adjusts the steering to compensates except it over-corrects and pulls you from the low end, right side of the road against and over the crown.
It certainly isn't gravity moving the car uphill over the crown.
It appears that a run of Sonatas, mostly turbo, from the Alabama plant had struts installed that weren't up to specification.
I like variable valve timing, direct injection, twin scroll turbo and six speed A/T.
The price, performance, gas mileage and room in this four door sedan makes for a package that's hard to compete against.
Love the car I only want Hyundai to fix the pull...
#4749 of 5331 Re: Pulling [nickys]
Jan 21, 2011 (10:21 am)
Just thought of this idea....... Could a slightly dragging left brake pad that is not releasing cause a left drift?????????????
#4750 of 5331 Re: Pulling [hjc1]
Jan 21, 2011 (11:51 am)
No. Any drag heavy enough to pull the car would overheat the brake rotor in short order. You would smell that brake from 20' away as soon as you stopped the car.
#4751 of 5331 Re: ... [aqua33v6]
Jan 22, 2011 (6:39 pm)
Bought my 2011 sonata Limited T 2.0, 11/27/10, assembly in Alabama, unknown date. On drive home from dealers (40 miles) I noticed the car tacking to the left. It has continued to do so. It is not terrible, but I do need to keep a small amount of right pressure on the wheel at all times. so let me assure you that this " problem" is in fact valid. I now have 1200 miles on car and enjoy it a great deal. However, this pulling or tacking to the left needs to be investigated, acknowledged, and corrected. I take my car in the dealer in 2 weeks and will be interested in what they have to say. Thanks to this and other forums, I realize this is not " normal" for the car, as I originally thought.
#4752 of 5331 Re: ... [ken2011]
Jan 22, 2011 (9:58 pm)
I have about 6500 miles on my 2011 sonata ltd and have had no pulling issues. Does your HD radio work properly? Mine has problems holding a station. I
#4753 of 5331 Re: Radio Reception Gone [mexjohn]
Jan 24, 2011 (10:26 am)
This is an issue that I will be reporting to my dealership repair. I am using the supplied usb hyundai ipod cable since purchasing my 2011 sonata 4 mos ago, and since then it does exactly as you describe, if the ipod was being used at time car turned off, when you re-start car the radio come on full loud static enough to blow out your ear and speakers. the only way to stop it is to turn the radio off, turning down the volume does nothing and even when turning radio off it automatically starts playing the ipod. disconnecting the ipod cable does solve the problem, but it is inconvienient to do every time and don't forget to do it, as you will be shaken when you are blasted out of the car. seems like a bug in electronics that hyundai should address.
Jan 24, 2011 (12:08 pm)
I just had my Sonata in for the same thing. I think it is more of a major issue issue for others, as I could correct the pull with pressure from 2 fingers on my left hand. Also, after making a couple of slight rightward corrections, the car would then track straight.
The dealer said my front end was misaligned and fixed it today. From the drive home, I'd say it was at least 95% fixed if not more. I will observe it some more and report back.
#4755 of 5331 promotional master card
Jan 25, 2011 (9:29 am)
Received a $100.00 Promotional master card in mail today from Hyindai. I read all the " fine print" and it appears legit. Has anyone else received this card?