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#5307 of 5326 Re: Seat problem happened again [traveler123]
Dec 06, 2012 (9:05 am)
I cannot address the seat repair issue although we did have to have the driver side seat cover replaced on a 2006 Civic we bought new well before the car had 9K miles due to a patch of "wear through" however the no start issue is a known problem with the brake light switch and a repair should have been simple, change the switch!! Boy, to change cars at the first fault is a luxury many...most cannot afford to do. Nissan has the potential for failure as well, in fact I just read of a recall already on the latest and greatest 2014 Altimas (possible loose bolts on some suspension component I think). Perhaps you will receive that recall letter soon (assuming you bought an Altima) good luck on your new ride, nothing is perfect.
#5308 of 5326 Re: Seat problem happened again [targettuning]
Dec 06, 2012 (11:56 am)
Nissan has the potential for failure as well, in fact I just read of a recall already on the latest and greatest 2014 Altimas...
What is really amazing about that is Nissan is recalling cars they haven't even made yet!
The first Hyundai I owned was a 2001 Elantra, one of the first 1000 or so of that new design to reach the USA. Before I could even drive it off the lot, I was told it had an airbag wiring issue that had to be fixed under a recall, and it was. Then after owning it awhile I noticed a squeak when I depressed the clutch. Kinda annoying to say the least. I took it into the dealer and they "fixed it"... found out later they only put some lube on it. So a few months later it started squeaking again. Took it back again. Told them lubing it didn't work... told them what I'd found on a web site about a seal needing to be replaced. So they just lubed it again. A few months later, it started squeaking again. Took it back and DEMANDED they replace the seals. They did. Problem solved.
So it was a nuisance, but otherwise it was a great car for its time, and I reluctantly sold it in 2006 to my sister. She still drives it. It's needed some fix-up (12 years old) but nothing major has broken on it in all that time. And this was a car designed in the late 1990s, before Hyundai's big push on quality.
That was one experience that taught me not to give up on a car too soon.
Oh btw, I just leased a 2013 Sonata to replace my wife's 2007 Sonata.
#5309 of 5326 Re: Driver seat wearing out!! [beardie]
Dec 23, 2012 (9:06 pm)
I have a 2011 Sonata GLS that had the driver side seat wearing out with 28,000 miles. Hyundai replaced it under warranty.
I am having major issues with tire wear as well as other people are. Tires keep cupping/feathering even with repeated wheel alignments, rotations, and balancing. New set of tires are cupping with only 3,013 miles on them.
#5310 of 5326 Re: Driver seat wearing out!! [dennis_h]
Dec 24, 2012 (6:33 am)
Interesting, I have a 2011 Sonata Turbo and my seat is so hard, I am kinda at a point that I wish it would wear. I have a cushion that helps but I do not drive this fella more than three hours at a time or I won't have an ass and I will have to go to the rest room to spank it in order to get the feeling back. As far as the tires, I am beginning to notice wear and plan to take it in for a check. In reality, what can we expect? From what I understand we have the worst roads of any country out there. Hankook tests were conclusive of the fact of wear in the US and looked at the cost of change of the formula verses replacement. Other than that, the car has been a work horse for me and I am happy with the decision. In other words, more positive than negatives.
#5311 of 5326 Re: Driver seat wearing out!! [datagen]
Dec 24, 2012 (6:58 am)
Update......I have an app't. for the dealer to replace the driver seat in my 2011 Sonata. Now the question is what will eventually happen to the new one? Maybe a seat cover is called for, although who would think you'd need a seat cover on a 2011 with 6.000 miles??
#5312 of 5326 Re: Driver seat wearing out!! [dennis_h]
Dec 26, 2012 (10:37 am)
I am also having problems with the driver side seat. For the the last 2-3 months it sounds like a old rocking chair that creaks... I plan to take the car into the dealer in the next two weeks. My 2011 Sonata GLS has 22,000 miles on it, and this would be 6th problem with the car since purchase in May 2011. It is my hope the dealer fixes this problem.
#5313 of 5326 press request
by kirstie_h HOST
Dec 28, 2012 (9:45 am)
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#5314 of 5326 Re: Driver seat wearing out!! [zolte77]
Jan 27, 2013 (5:28 pm)
Took car to dealership last week. They lubricated the bolts, etc. Noise came back within 4 days... It is louder now. I need to take it back into the dealership. As this is the 6th problem with this car.
#5315 of 5326 Re: Driver seat wearing out!! [zolte77]
Jan 28, 2013 (1:27 pm)
I too have a 2011 Limited with leather ( build date 4/2010 ) the seat started to peal and my dealer replaced the leather on the driver side.
#5316 of 5326 Re: Open trunk [petdogdfw]
Feb 06, 2013 (12:57 pm)
I know this has been almost 2 years ago for you, but do you happen to have the name of the dealership where you took yours? I am having exactly the same issue w/ my 2011 Sonata. The dealership has passed me on to Hyuandai customer connect and Hyuandai customer connect keeps telling me I need to continue to work w/ the dealer. The last time i spoke to the service manager at my dealership he told me they couldn't do anything w/out being able to duplicate the problem. I told him about your post and he said if we could track down that mechanic that they may be able to talk to them to see what they did? Please let me know if you have that info.