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#1 of 10 2011 Sonata Faulty Bumpers?
Jan 21, 2011 (9:05 am)
The 2011 Sonata's (6,200 miles) bumper "clips" have began to separate from the left front 3/4 panel. First it was one, now it has spread to three broken plastic tabs. Has anyone else had this problem?
The dealer said this was not a warrant item. I'd have to pay for the "repair" which can only be accomplishe by buying a NEW BUMPER!!!!!
#2 of 10 Re: 2011 Sonata Faulty Bumpers? [avarice1]
Jan 21, 2011 (10:05 am)
It's time to try another dealer. I would also call Hyundai customer service and register a complaint. This should be covered by waranty unless it show that you damaged the bumper by hitting something
#3 of 10 Re: 2011 Sonata Faulty Bumpers? [hjc1]
Jan 21, 2011 (10:28 am)
I Have already contacted Hyundai Consumer Affairs. They passed the buck back to the dealer. The dealer stated that there were no signs indicating accidental breakage, but still refused to take care of the problem.
I am so disappointed in Hyundai....never again!
#4 of 10 Re: 2011 Sonata Faulty Bumpers? [avarice1]
Jan 21, 2011 (11:56 am)
When the exact same thing happened with my 06 acura tsx the dealer replaced the clips-no problem after that. My tsx had less than 4,000 miles at that time-it now has almost 120,000 miles. It is not just a hyundai problem. We have had no problems (knock-on-wood) with our "11 sonata with 11,000+miles. The cars were bought from the same dealership
#5 of 10 Re: 2011 Sonata Faulty Bumpers? [avarice1]
Jan 21, 2011 (1:07 pm)
Are there any other Hyundai dealers reasonably close to you? If so, it might be worth your while to have it looked at elsewhere. Just a thought.
#6 of 10 Sales reps post here a lot.
Feb 01, 2011 (11:31 am)
Lots of salespeople come on these forums. I'd take any defenses of hyundais multiple problems with their BRAND NEW cars with a grain of salt.
#7 of 10 Re: Sales reps post here a lot. [snowallergy]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Feb 01, 2011 (2:52 pm)
That isn't a true statement. We have many more allegations of such things happening than such incidents actually happening. Let's put it this way - take allegations of other members working for a particular auto company with a grain of salt. That will go a long way.
#8 of 10 Re: Sales reps post here a lot. [kirstie_h]
Feb 02, 2011 (4:17 pm)
I made my prior post to the wrong thread. But either way, we'll just agree to disagree.
Edmunds makes A LOT of money off of car buying referrals. So, I'm not going to argue with a 'host'. It's a no win proposition.
#9 of 10 Re: 2011 Sonata Faulty Bumpers? [avarice1]
Feb 04, 2011 (5:42 pm)
I had exactly the same issue with my 2011 Limited. It happened right after I had the car in for service, so I took the car back. The dealer inspected the bumper, and there were no signs of any damage or contact.
They ended up ordering a bumper and replacing it under warranty.
#10 of 10 Re: 2011 Sonata Faulty Bumpers? [avarice1]
Feb 06, 2012 (7:27 pm)
2012 Sonata GLS 6 speed manual
Same issue with the right rear bumper cover. Dealer fixed it under warranty.