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#89 of 99 Same Tire Problem Again!!
Dec 23, 2012 (6:53 pm)
I brought my 2011 Sonata into Firestone today for an oil change and to check the tires for the first time since I bought them on 9-23-12. Sure enough... my brand new $700 Bridgestone Turanza Serinity Plus tires with only 3,013 miles on them are cupping the exact same way my OEM Kuhmo tires were. The left front tire is the worst (like the OEM) and the right front is not quite as bad.
Come on Hyundai.. quit screwing around already and do the right thing here. There is obviously a problem with the front end with this car and I'm going through tires like crazy. I reopened the case with Hyundai and also am working with BBB Auto Line.
The sad thing here is, how many people are out there with the same issue and without a clue?
#90 of 99 Re: Same Tire Problem Again!! [dennis_h]
Dec 23, 2012 (7:52 pm)
I feel your pain. Do we have any recourse?
#91 of 99 Re: Same Tire Problem Again!! [lora1432]
Dec 25, 2012 (11:32 am)
The only recourse is to open a case with Hyundai and then open a case with BBB Auto Line if Hyundai refuses to address the problem. If enough people complain, then they will have to do something.
#92 of 99 JUST HIT 34K MILES TOLD I NEED NEW TIRES
Dec 29, 2012 (3:56 pm)
Seems this is an ongoing problem with this car. I guess I have no choice but to buy tires and complain to Hyundai . Is there anything going on with this problem other then everyone ATTEMPTING to complain? Oh yeah my engine blew up at 20k and they only replaced part of the engine
not the entire thing and Hyundai has done every maintanence on it by there book log that comes with the car, and Hyundai was useless when I called to complain. Hyundai Customer service is GARBAGE
#93 of 99 Re: JUST HIT 34K MILES TOLD I NEED NEW TIRES [rodriguez2313]
Dec 30, 2012 (8:00 am)
34K on OEM tires is really pretty good. We have a 2012 GLS that has 11000 on Kuhmo 16" tires and after front end alignment and rotation at 2400 miles they seem to be wearing flat with rotation again at 10000. The front left toe was out but within specs (pretty wide range iMO) and the tech was really on his game and encouraged by dealer SM to do it right the first time. We have had nothing but Michelin on cars for 40 years and could sell the product after outstanding service and wear. Hyundai took a gamble with leaving off the camber bolt for adjustment on the new Sonata with most cars OK but some apparently with issues. Ours is good now and will get new Michelins at 30,000 to 35,000 if we enjoy your experience down the road. good luck.
#94 of 99 2009 Sonata Rear Brakes... ugh!!!!
Jan 10, 2013 (7:53 pm)
I keep taking my car into the agency and my own mechanic because of ongoing rear brake problems. I get grinding, scraping and squealing. Everyone says it looks fine and then BAM! I needed brakes, rotors and calipers (spelling?) I have taken the car to 2 different agencies and they tell me nothing is wrong. Now after putting on my 2nd set of brakes, my car was towed today because of the same noises and nearly unable to stop the D*** car.
What recourse do I have???? I know there should be a recall... I feel it'll happen after I get so disgusted and trade in the car. I love Hyundai; but am beginning to feel like the song, You Lost That Lovin' Feelin'!!!
#95 of 99 Re: Same Tire Problem Again!! [dennis_h]
Jan 17, 2013 (6:07 pm)
Well, as promised; I would give everybody an update on this issue that I have been battling for months now.
After filing my complaint with BBB Auto-Line, I finally had a three-way arbitration conference call with BBB and Hyundai today. Hyundai agreed without reservation to:
1. Figure out what the issue is with the front end and repair my vehicle
2. Reimburse me for the cost of my 4 new tires
3. Replace the two new tires that are now cupped/feathered.
4. Provide a loaner vehicle during the repair time.
Here is the bottom line for everyone to understand if you are having issues that you cannot get resolved.
a. Hyundai finally came through and is standing behind their product.
b. I don't believe that Hyundai was intentionally trying to hide anything, they just rely on their Regional Service Manager's recommendation. In my case the RSM (Richard Holloway) just blew me off and blamed it on my tires that were not covered under the Hyundai warranty.
c. You need to have plenty of documentation
d. The BBB Auto-Line process DOES work. You just have to be persistent.
e. If you know you are right, don't stop pursuing the issue. You will hopefully get someone at the top who understands you are getting the run around and will hopefully take care of the issue.
Once I get the repairs made, I will inform everyone what the cause of the excessive tire wear was.
#96 of 99 Re: Same Tire Problem Again!! [dennis_h]
Apr 26, 2013 (4:31 pm)
Hyundai replaced the front struts on my vehicle and so far it appears to be okay now. I had to wait 3 weeks while they got new struts with a new part number from Korea (which was no problem). This is a known issue with some of these Sonatas. I rented 3 Sonatas while on business and all three had the same issue with chopped/cupped/featherd tires. When you drive down the road you hear "womp, womp, womp" from the tires.
#97 of 99 Re: 2011 Sonata Tire Problems [skip1744]
Apr 27, 2013 (12:06 am)
if you don't have no noticeable vibration then your rubber on the rode are not cupped
let us know what happened
#98 of 99 Tire Wear & Front-ends on New Sonatas
Apr 28, 2013 (1:12 pm)
Dennis: We have a 2012 GLS that had to have the front end aligned at 2400 miles, so it was obviously out. The dealer pronounced the problem solved and the tires are wearing much better. do you know if the same problem was corrected on the 2012 with the new struts or could they have the issue. One tire has continued the wear pattern, however the other three look fair at 14,000 and may go to 30,000. I am concerned about putting new tires on if the front end is an issue on the 2012 models.
Thanks for the postings and the experience you have passed on.