Last post on Sep 26, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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#5 of 7 Re: 2009 Sonata Clutch Problem [cnyguy]
Sep 23, 2010 (10:43 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 (9:29 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 (10:40 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.