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#4853 of 5326 Re: MotorTrend: Bumpier Ride & Worse NVH Control in 2011 Sonata [mikemartin]
Mar 01, 2011 (1:03 pm)
I have both a 2009 and 2011 Sonatas. My 2009 GLS is somewhat noisy. They replaced the exhaust system under warranty right after I leased it in 7/08. The noise just somewhat better. I've since purchased it for my daughter when the lease was up in 10/10 with 19,000 miles on it. I just leased a 2011 Sonata Limited 2.0 Turbo. There is no comparison between cars the 2011 is the finest car I've ever had. I've owned 26 cars. 8 Hyundais, 4 Nissans, 5 Toyotas, 2 Hondas, 1 VW, 2 Chevys, 1 Olds, 1 Pontiac, 2 Mercurys. Also 6 used cars and nothing compares to this 2011 Sonata.
#4854 of 5326 2011 Sonata left pull
Mar 01, 2011 (1:15 pm)
After I waited 2 weeks for the new part to come I was at the service for 4 hours yesterday , they replaced the part that they thought it was defective , upgraded software and in the end the problem was still there , even worse than before . The menager said that they don't know what to do and they will contact hunday to find solution.
The mechanic said 3 out of 5 sonatas have the same problem .
I would never buy hyundai again .
#4855 of 5326 Re: 2011 Sonata left pull [tetovari]
Mar 01, 2011 (2:01 pm)
Hang in there sonner or later they'll figure it out surely. I feel your pain.
I'm riding arund w/50 LBS of weight at the right rear in the trunk to stop the pull.
I'm not thrilled about toting the extra weight, but I like the pull gone...
#4856 of 5326 2011 sonata problems
Mar 02, 2011 (12:01 pm)
I have a 2011 sonata limited, 10 mo, 8k miles.
1. Stiff brake pedal after car sits overnight, which is likely a slow vacuum leak. Dealer says this is normal and all Sonata do this.
2. Rattles. Glove box, upper right dash.
3. Needed to fill antifreeze reservoir by 1/4 3 times so far in my 8k so far. No leaks on the garage. No white plumes of steam out of the tail pipe. Dealer sees no problem with this refill rate of antifreeze. This maybe a slow leak internal to the engine. Oil has a blue green tint, same color as hyundai antifreeze.
Will need to push hyundai to perform some sort of test on the oil, to verify presence of antifreeze.
This is our first hyundai. We considered the genesis, but due to lack of refinement (heavy steering, some cheap interior bits, but beautiful exterior), we bought the sonata as it's a better car relative to it's respective competitors. It looks like most folks are doing fine with their sonatas but we got a lemon. Our intention was to get an affordable reliable car for our daughter. We will see how hyundai corporation backs their product.
#4857 of 5326 Re: 2011 sonata problems [scaster]
Mar 02, 2011 (1:42 pm)
Sorry to hear about the problems you are having with your Sonata. I have had my 2011 Limited almost a year now and had some problems too. Luckily I have been able to get all resolved after multiple trips to the dealership.
One ongoing problem that I had with my Sonata was the rattles in the glove box and upper right dash. There was a TSB issued concerning the glovebox. Basically this involved adding some two way tape on the sides of the glovebox. This did not solve my rattle problem. In fact my car's rattle sounded like the car was coming apart.
After 4 visits, I finally insisted that the dealership contact Hyundai to get this resolved. After a few weeks, an engineer was able to check out my car and found out that the hood was not mounted properly at the factory. The hinge on the righ (passenger side) was not alligned and so my car made creaking, rattling, groaning noises like it was not put together well. In order to fix this, they had to remove the hood, and part of the cover, not sure what it is called, located in the engine compartment near the windshield. Once this was done, I have not had any further problems.
I also had issues with weak spots in the leater seating in the right front pax seat and back seat. New leather was ordered and those bad areas were replaced.
So far, everything is fine now with the car. Luckily I have not experienced the left pull problems that so many others have reported. I would definately suggest that Hyundai Corp be involved if the dealership cannot repair the vehicle properly.
#4858 of 5326 Re: Stall on acceleration [golfman10]
Mar 02, 2011 (4:57 pm)
Call from dealer today, said they thought it may be the crankshaft. They are ordering a new short block today. Probably will be here in about a week. This is ridiculus. They did give me a loaner. Do I have any recourse?
#4859 of 5326 Re: Stall on acceleration [golfman10]
Mar 03, 2011 (6:39 am)
What type of recourse are you looking to receive? Yes, inconvenient to a degree, but you have a loaner so you are not walking nor paying for a rental, yes? And such news is disappointing on a new car, right? but the good news is Hyundai is fixing it free of charge and presumably without hassle to you. You COULD buy a Honda Civic but...ooops they have a potential issue with cracked engine blocks (model years 2006-to at least 2008) and Honda Of America made the owners of those cars affected with this engineering or casting flaw PAY various percentages of the total bill to entirely replace the engine. This bill is routinely over $5000 and the amount you paid was dependent on several factors e.g. whether or not you totally and religiously adhered to the services recommended by H.O.A. and printed in the owners manual AT a Honda dealership......mileage although the flaw typically took time/mileage to finally show up.....how much you bitched and moaned and hounded the dealer and/or Honda Of America corporate...made loud public statements decrying the Honda "quality" banner and more. It should be understood that this flaw is inherent in certain blocks Honda cast over, not one, not two but at least three model years. Hows that for a quick investigation of problems and a quick fix? I know this because Honda finally sent me (an owner of a 2006 Civic EX sedan bought new) an extended (by two years and unlimited mileage) engine warranty extension. I received this notice in December 2010 fully 4+ years after this became known. So, buy a Honda if you think they are better but I can tell you they are not and it seems they are harder to deal with once a widespread problem becomes known.
#4860 of 5326 Re: Stall on acceleration [targettuning]
Mar 03, 2011 (10:42 am)
Golfman is complaing about a car that is under the warranty, whereas your situation was that Civic was out of warranty. You are still upset despite Honda extending the warranty on your car? As general rule every car manufacturer will fight any claims out of warranty, since the cost implication is not just your car but millions in claims. Asking for service record is standard procedure.
I am also Honda Accord owner whose transmission conked out at 70k and it was out of warranty, but Honda agreed to pay $2,400 and I paid $1,200. At that time I was mad as hell but realized that at least they helped me out, Toyota on other hand would NOT replace a $5 latch when my Camry was a month out of warranty. Honda does make reliable cars and every major brand will have percentage of cars with flaws and as consumer all you can do is buy a well rated car with good warranty.
I like the Hyundai Sonata and its excellent warranty, except the 2011 Sonata is intro model and I will wait for 2012 for flaws to be weeded out.
#4861 of 5326 Re: Stall on acceleration [golfman10]
Mar 03, 2011 (3:08 pm)
Not only is the car still under warranty at 1500 miles, it is reasonable to assume the problem existed when the care was purchased since it happened the first time I accelerated hard and the car downshifted ok but would not upshift and stalled. There would seem to be a difference between selling a car with a defect and a defect occurring later during the warranty period. I never had to accelerate in that manner prior to the problem becoming apparent. Yeah you are right I'm not walking and I appreciate the loaner even though I would rather be driving the car I bought and not making multiple trips to the dealer. I suppose you could argue that I should have done a hard acceleration test before buying the car but I broke the car in IAW the owners manual. I argue that Hyundai should have tested the engine prior to shipping it to the dealer. I am pissed and really don't really care about anyones past Honda problems right now. Sorry
#4862 of 5326 Re: engine noise and start up noise and finding a left pull fix? [nickys]
Mar 03, 2011 (10:01 pm)
Silly person, those comparisons were for interior volume, as in - a measurement of capacity. Not decibel levels. You think the Sonata's cabin noise reaches 120 decibels?!! That's almost as laughable as your ridiculous left pull "fix". Now, resume being your usual ridiculously laughable self...or, you can start making sense.