Last post on Sep 26, 2010 at 9:40 AM
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#4 of 7 Re: 2009 Sonata Clutch Problem [indiana_bob1]
Sep 23, 2010 (7:04 am)
When I worked at my local Hyundai dealer as Service Consultant, I ran into this issue on several occassions. The clutch is considered a wear item after the first 12k miles/12 months of ownership. The only way around that is to get the Hyundai District Service Rep. involved. He and only he can approve coverage under warranty not the Service Manager. Hope this helps.
#5 of 7 Re: 2009 Sonata Clutch Problem [cnyguy]
Sep 23, 2010 (9:43 am)
I have the same problem starting at 28000 miles and has slowly gotten worst and it feels dangerous, i am going in tomorrow friday 9/24/2010 to see what hyundai has to say. I will keep in touch. David
#6 of 7 Re: 2009 Sonata Clutch Problem
Sep 26, 2010 (8:29 am)
Guys, I don't think the "2009 Sonata Clutch Problem" is with the Clutch. Now, since I have experienced this "Happening" on many occasions, it is my opinion that the problem is in the "Clutch Master Cylinder" by-passing somehow through the internal piston or check valves.
When I had my Sonata in for the "Clutch Problem", they wrote it up as a clutch slipping problem. Of course, I didn't see that until I had my car back and the paperwork was in my hands.
I was told by my salesman that "Any part that is lubricated or touches oil is covered by the 100 K Warranty???
Changing a clutch is a major under taking, changing the "Clutch Master Cylinder" should be quite easy if you have to do it your self.
On Hyundai's Web-Site there is a Hyundai USA - Recalls / Campaigns link. I wrote them about the problem I was having, that link Forwarded my information to their Consumer Affairs team.
If we all contact Hyundai in this way, maybe, just maybe they will issue a "Recall".
#7 of 7 Re: 2009 Sonata Clutch Problem [indiana_bob1]
Sep 26, 2010 (9:40 am)
I bought a 2010 Sonata in Sept'09 - so it is the same car as a 2009. After 2 weeks we started getting a problem with difficult gear changes (not smooth 1-4) and very difficult engagement upon pull-away in first often resulting in stalling or wheel-spinning. Occasionally i would attempt to change gear and after neutraled it would not go into gear (crunch) as if the clutch had gone. if you have ever had a clutch go or right near the end of it's life you'll know what I'm talking about. Took the car in 4 times over 9 months.."no-problem found" In my final letter I hinted at a safety issue (stalling) and stated that this would be my last visit and I would pursue the matter further with Hyundai. The dealer had the car 8 days, called and told us they had found a problem.."this is a double flywheel clutch and it's biting too low../..we will install a new clutch unit under warranty.." WOW, you cannot understand my relief!! However it is now 27 days in the shop, Yes, TWENTY-SEVEN days. Should be ready tomorrow. The car has 17000km's.