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#1 of 26 2010 sonata jackrabbit starts
Feb 16, 2010 (6:16 pm)
Greetings Sonata owners,Bought a new 2010 Sonata 2.4. Everytime I would start from a stand still the vehicle seems to take off so abruptly. I thought the accelerator linkage might need to be adjusted but found out from another forum the gas pedal is "drive by wire" which I think means it is computer controlled ,not mechanical linkage like the old days.I really like the car ,its tight good looking and seems like a winner but I wonder if anyone else has this problem,vince17
#2 of 26 Re: 2010 sonata jackrabbit starts [vince17]
Feb 17, 2010 (9:56 am)
You will adapt to it. It is a little touchy.
#3 of 26 Re: 2010 sonata jackrabbit starts [newowner10]
Feb 17, 2010 (10:03 am)
I am trying,this lends new meaning to being a lead foot
#4 of 26 Re: 2010 sonata jackrabbit starts [vince17]
Feb 18, 2010 (7:44 am)
I have the SE V6, if you think about your I-4, what did it take me to get used
to mine, a little driving time and my wifes eyes when she got pinned to the
seat. Our other car is also a V-6 but takes more pedal to the metal. By the way
when my wife got behind the wheel and took off she said, Ow s--t, all I did was
#5 of 26 Re: 2010 sonata jackrabbit starts [8babies1dog]
Feb 18, 2010 (8:49 am)
Greetings 8 babies,I am surprised more folks havent made a fuss about this.The bride has me down for "delayed braking" I think" turning to fast "and who knows what else. Though I think her physical reactions and comments are much exagerated( and perhaps enhanced by the time of the ******). With that being said maybe"drive by wire design" is the product of very young single engeneers,.Cant imagine floridian folks navagating two tons of steel with this nifty state of the art tech.The four banger is so peppy the six must be a carnival ride.Nice to hear im not alone as I posted this also on a different hyudai forum site also HYUNDAIFORUMS.com Enjoy the car ,Vince
#6 of 26 Re: 2010 sonata jackrabbit starts [vince17]
Aug 27, 2010 (9:35 pm)
A late response I know but I am looking at getting a 2010 Sonata tomorrow so I was in the forums looking for info on that model. Anyhow, I just wanted to say that I think you meant hyundai-forums.com. If you leave out the dash you get one of those generic fake search sites rather than the Hyundai community I think you meant to mention.
#7 of 26 Re: 2010 sonata jackrabbit starts [arto7]
Aug 28, 2010 (1:30 pm)
Greetings Arto7 Perhaps your right maybe the site address is incorrect,anyhow still not used to the drive by wire(can you believe that?)The 2011 only come with a 4cyl,my 4cyl for the most part is fine.The car is well built.The Korean car market ,Hyundai has come along way.Hard to find fault with anything on this car,: - )
#8 of 26 Re: 2010 sonata jackrabbit starts [vince17]
Sep 26, 2010 (10:51 am)
I have a Sonata, bought Sept '09/stick same problem, wife and I stalled a lot. I am 42 and have driven...hmm 12 cars of my own and many rentals (UK) ALL standard. This is the most difficult car I have driven to make smooth. At 17000km (one month ago) and 5th visit, under threat of going to Hyundai for next step in the complaints process,... "problem found with clutch/biting too low.." Clutch replaced under warranty!!!
Hope this helps. Write EVERYTHING down, note all stalling, don't give up, keep going back. Also I had the accelerator module replaced at 7000, didn't change anything.
#9 of 26 Re: 2010 sonata jackrabbit starts [cliff5]
Sep 26, 2010 (3:18 pm)
Cliff 5, Greetings,close to a year later still jack rabbit starts and a possible "dead "spot while depressing accelerator,its the only thing cant appreciate on the car, Vinny
#10 of 26 Re: 2010 sonata jackrabbit starts [vince17]
Oct 29, 2010 (9:05 pm)
vince17 hi i bought a 2010 sonata April 2010 and I am having the same problem brought it back to hyundai to get checked out they said nothing is wrong with it. everytime i stop on brakes it act like it dont want to stop and start shaking. i am also having a problem with my odometer. i have not gone out of town but 1 time and total miles were about 1000 including return trip miles. my car was in the shop for two months prior to the trip it went in the shop with 1260 miles came out with same mileage but get this within a week time my odometer said 2592 miles and that was before i made a trip out of town it jumped from over 3000 miles to over 7500 miles within a months time now its saying 11686 miles. I had my car 6 going on 7 months and 2 of the months it was in the shop. I was told something about the calibration might be defected. So have you had that problem or anyone reading this reply had this problem I would appreciate all the help