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#4837 of 5326 Re: pulling left problem [gandb7777]
Feb 22, 2011 (12:05 pm)
Hi gandb777 (why the new screen name with the extra "7"?). It's been a while! Just a refresher:
Hyundai Sonata 2006-2007
#7508 of 7852 GLS problem by gandb777
Nov 25, 2007 (4:57 am)
"...... If so than the Hyundai rep wasn't being honest with me. If this problem occurs in all 2007 Hyundai GLS's then Hyundai has a problem they're not addressing. In any case, after buying two 2007 Sonatas based in large part on their warranty claims, I feel like I made a mistake. Based on this experience I will never purchase another Hyundai product."
So after all that grief Hyundai supposedly put you through with that Sonata, and all the dishonesty and lack of service on their part which we were told about, now you're back to consider buying a 2011 Sonata?
#4838 of 5326 Re: pulling left problem [gandb7777]
Feb 24, 2011 (10:57 pm)
have 2,800 miles on the SE turbo. pulls to the left. been to dealer three times. no fix for now. i am telling hyundai that the california lemon law applies. other than the pull no other problems. the dealer service person says no fix but they are working on it. only some cars made during a certain period which was not specified by the service person are having the problem.
#4839 of 5326 Re: 2011 Sonata Left Pull [tetovari]
Feb 24, 2011 (10:59 pm)
i have the same problem. 2800 miles on the car now. i am telling hyundai the california lemon law applies.
#4840 of 5326 engine noise and start up noise and finding a left pull fix?
Feb 25, 2011 (4:51 am)
I have test driven and am waiting to purchase based on all of your results here. The only other thing I did not like about the car during driving was the road noise of the car (all Sonatas) and the initial start up sound of the engine as a result of it being turbo. Maybe this should be posted else where but for those of you driving your turbos, do you ultimately "get used" to those issues over time? My initial solution was to purchase a remote start so that I do not have to be around the embarrassing start up if I didn't want to be....(I am a female and seemed to have more of an issue with it than my husband). Thank you for all your postings as my purchase is contingent on your findings on the left pull issue. I really like the car and did test drive the accord and camry and would love to see the left pull issue resolved. There was no camparison in the cabin noise though vs the Camry and was hoping it was something drivers "get used to" Thanks
#4841 of 5326 motorbike horn on 1st delivery 2011 sonatas
Feb 25, 2011 (6:18 am)
true to form, Hyundai installed a low decibel horn on first 2011 sonatas. Krafcik our hero with a
swift move= had it upgraded but screwed all 1st customers by not replacing dangerous horns ???? This is far from the first time, let the loyal customer be screwed has been the policy
at hyundai. Thats why the suspension defect has buried the Genesis. resale has dropped like a stone. Now bury the Sonata with unsolved steering problems, bad horns etc. shame on you!
#4843 of 5326 Re: engine noise and start up noise and finding a left pull fix? [buzzy8]
Feb 25, 2011 (11:33 am)
My wife bought a 2011 ( Camel Pearl ) Sonata Limited 2.0T w/ Navigation Package in December 2010. Now the car has about 4,000 miles on it. She had her first oil changed at 3,000 miles and put a fuel additive.
She likes her car. No complaints so far..
#4844 of 5326 Re: engine noise and start up noise and finding a left pull fix? [nickys]
Feb 25, 2011 (5:48 pm)
I will amend my post because when I raised my hood and started the car this morning I could hear injector pump click. I do not hear it w/hood closed. The hood has insulation and the motor cover does as well.
Hood up or down I don't hear it from inside the LTD, but I did hear it on a SE model at the lot.
Granted, I was born in the late 50's and don't have the hearing of a teenager anymore, so the noise might be more noticable to others.
#4845 of 5326 Stall on acceleration
Feb 27, 2011 (12:01 pm)
I have a 2011 Sonata Limited with 1500 miles. A few days ago I accelerated hard on a hill to pass a slower moving car. The Sonata accelerated fine, but when it reached a certain point the engine stalled, the tach went to zero and the esc off light came on. The Sonata never upshifted. The Sonata never shut down completely, but as I sat on the side of the road it was idiling rough and the tach remained off and the esc off light on. After a restart everything was was back to normal. Re-created the same situation several times, once the engine warning light came on. Took the car to the dealer, they pulled the code (P0336) which indicated a malfunction of the crankshaft position sensor. They replaced the sensor. Did a hard acceleratin (to test) on the way home with same results. Car does the same thing on hard acceleration from a stop. Appears the transmission does not want to upshift after hard acceleration. Anyone had similar issues, if so how was the issue resolved.
#4846 of 5326 Re: Stall on acceleration [golfman10]
Feb 27, 2011 (12:30 pm)
Can't help there. Mine up shifts smooth and quick at 6,250 RPM and I've been able to downshift to 4,250, but no higher.
All I can suggest is to try various combinations, ECO on/oof, w/ESC off/on, try manual shift anything to ty to hlp isolate what might be the problem.
Almost sounds like a short. Good luck