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I have been having problems with my 2009 Hyundai Sonata since I bought it. I had the harsh downshift from the beginning and was told it was trying to "remember" my driving habits. I did some research and found there was a technical bulletin that addressed the issue. Update was performed and problem went away for awhile. Solenoids started buzzing so they were replaced. Buzzing was worse so a rebuilt transmission ... Read More
I don't recall any such wonderful reviews for the 2010 Sonata, which was the last year for a car that debuted in early 2005. A nice family car, sure, but I don't recall any reviews calling it "best in class" etc. (although the interior, redesigned for 2009 MY, was quite nice IMO). When the all-new 2011 Sonata debuted in January 2010, it was a strong entry in the mid-sized class, competing ... Read More
Terrible story. Hope everything works out for your bro. Below is what I have found concerning the 2011 Sonata steering recall. STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT SECTOR Recall number: 10V457000 Recall date: 10/01/2010 Problem Summary: HYUNDAI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 SONATA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 11, 2009, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 10, 2010. ON SOME OF THESE VEHICLES THE STEERING COLUMN INTERMEDIATE SHAFT UNIVERSAL JOINT CONNECTIONS MAY HAVE BEEN EITHER IMPROPERLY ASSEMBLED OR INSUFFICIENTLY ... Read More
I drove identically equipped white Accords (EXL, and EXL V6) at a local Honda dealer on Saturday. I like the 4, but the V6 was incredibly fun. I liked it, but wasn't as blown away as I thought I would be. Previously, I'd tested the LX and EX 4-cyl models. For comparison's sake, I have a 3.3L Sonata GLS (2009). It's the fastest car I've ever owned; and at 6.6 seconds ... Read More
I am looking at the Sonata as a replacement for our 2009 Nissan Murano SL AWD. It's too bad Nissan won't stand behind THIER product. They did replace the CVT (now that they extended the factory warranty to 10yr/120K) but our transfer case was leaking too (as so many of them have) and we were told it couldn't be rebuilt since it was one that had been made with a bad ... Read More
Your point (and mine) still stand. At least Hyundai has attempted to make reparations for the error of their ways (however intentional or not). Eyes are now on Ford for the hybrid vehicles not living up to the standards set. Full disclosure: I drive a 2009 Sonata, GLS V6. Rated 19/29. I drive 90% interstate; my mpg average is 31.1 as of lunchtime today. I do limit my speeds to 75 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
Still like driving my 2009 Sonata with 40k miles. Have had bad experience with rear brakes, dealer replaced pads at 20k, they fell apart at 39k and Hyundai claims there is no issue. For safety I replaced right rear caliper and pads myself at 39k, thanks Auto zone. Filed interference fit on both calipers so pads move smoothly. Hyundai refuses to reimburse and denies that they have a problem, although the ... Read More
I have found that in the many vehicles we have owned over the years that mileage does in fact improve as more miles are put on them. My 2009 Fusion SEL V6 initially got around the posted estimate of 26mpg Hwy. At about 5000 it started improving to the point that now with out fail it gets 30mpg Hwy with the cruise set at 70mph. It was the same with a ... Read More
I traded my 2006 Honda Civic LX in for my Sonata due to having a newborn back in 2010. The civic was said to get 40 mpg on highway but it never did seem that way. When I bought my Hyundai Sonata they said I would get 21 city and 32 highway. I tested it by driving to work and back and I would use a quarter of a tank for ... Read More
I have purchased a 2013 Hyundai Tucson Limited and it now has 4000 miles on it. Yesterday while making a left hand turn the same thing happend to me. I almost got broadsided by oncoming traffic. The same thing happend to me this morning. I haven't brought the car into the dealer yet and I hesitate to give it to them if they keep it for a week and then tell ... Read More
noises was/has been the biggest show stopper on Accord for my wife. Really thought Honda has finally put its acts together in this generation... very disappointing!! although we will also test drive in person to confirm, but if it is much noisier than 2009 Sonata... You mentioned to have also driven 2013 Altima, the new Altima was claimed to be Camry-level quiet, how does that Altima compared with your Sonata in ... Read More
For full disclosure - my car history has been: 1996 Accord: My first car. Cramped for my 6'4" frame, and not particularly peppy (130hp) but it had a personality. I miss that car. 2006 Accord: Great to drive. Had some road noise, felt more powerful than it was. Currently have a 2009 Sonata GLS V6: Quiet, smooth riding, lots of power with good MPG (averaging 29-30mpg on my highway commute), absolutely ... Read More
Just bought a GLS with the PEP on Saturday, will pick it up on Wednesday. There's no thread here for the 2013 so I figured I'd start one, although obviously the car is very similar to the 2012. This is my family's 4th Hyundai. I started with a 2001 Elantra GT hatchback, then a 2010 Elantra Touring SE, then got my son a used 2009 Elantra. I was actually looking for ... Read More
Hello, I just purchased a 2012 Hyundai Sonata/PEP $23045 MSRP (Front and cargo Mat, Cargo net, Ipod cable, Remote Start and Mug guards) $20500 +$620 Taxes +$229 Dealer Fee +$40 Tags - $2000 incentives ($1000 Bonus Cash, $500 Owner Loyalty, $500 Eco trade) Also I got 13500 for my trade 2009 4cyl Sonata Limited 57000 miles $19389 - $6000 trade equity = 13389 OTD. Good Deal?
Hi, all. Last yr i signed a lease agreement on a 2011 GLS auto with 0 down, paying ~250/mo including all fees. My buyout price is $12,000 in march 2014. The car's been fine but I was just wondering - would the hyundai dealer consider an early return if i buy one of their cars? I'm thinking a used or new genesis... How does something like this usually work? My guess ... Read More
1. Toyota Camry 105,405 37.2 2. Nissan Altima 96,360 38.5 3. Ford Fusion 63,949 -1.7 4. Honda Accord 61,132 -7.6 5. Chevrolet Malibu 58,550 20.1 6. Hyundai Sonata 55,195 6.4 Here are the top six so far this year. Couple of shocks: The Accord is a distant 4th, when it used to be #2 as recently as 2009. The Altima is now getting close to Camry. Sonata can't sell much more ... Read More
I'm a 2009 Hyundai Sonata driver who experienced the same bad tires and "pull left" affects that others on this site have reported, not to mention chronic low pressure warnings and utterly ineffective efforts on the part of two Huyndai dealers to identify or help resolved these irritating issues that had been occurring since the day I drove my new car off the lot in August 2009. Not at all happy ... Read More
We bought a 2009 Hyundai Sonata and have had the issue of the "jerk" when at low speeds recently, every time we drive. We dropped it off at a dealer late yesterday morning, and they were not even able to look at it before the end of the day. This after saying that they might charge a $115 diagnostic fee! Needless to say, we are not planning on going back to ... Read More
Been waiting all year to get the 2012 Sonata. Though I'd wait till they offered 2012 Sonata with 0% financing. That didn't happen. Got a ton of quotes but decided to go Patrick Hyundai. They were the most communicative over the last few months They had the iridescent silver blue pearl sonata marked for $22,899+tax. I had a quote for $19,937 from Lauren Hyundai and barely got them to beat it. ... Read More
try looking in your passenger side wheel well in trunk....bet it was under water design flaw from hyundia that they wont admit too....good luck
No Luck.. done it a million times.. the radio is just frozen on it.. I think in someway that the XM although is seperate has something to do with the AUX button.. idk.. Any other advice?
eh.. didnt work.. any other suggestions.. no luck.. I appreciate your time!
I would first go to the XMSirius website and send a refresh signal to your radio. Make sure your radio is on when you do it. This should clear the "Loading" issue. If you're not comfortable doing it yourself, call customer support and they'll do it.
Sounds more like the stereo head unit to me. It would talk to the XM receiver & most likely drives the USB port as well. Check the fuse. Pull the fuse to fully power-down the stereo, then re-insert it. FYI: The stereo should have a 3 year/36K warranty so if you're within that period take it to a dealer for servicing.
My XM RADIO just says Loading, then goes to the start screen with no info on it. It freezes there and you cant get any response from pressing buttons. ALSO, I do not know if its due to the same issue, BUT, as the XM stopped working so did my HYUNDAI CABLE Aux cord I use to connect my IPHONE that displays the info on the radio. My phone no will ... Read More
EVERYTHING bluetooth is compatible with EVERYTHING ELSE bluetooth If only it were so. As with most tech standards, it is versioned. And different manufacturers will have different means of achieving compatibility with their targeted version. Sometimes problems arise that shouldn't. Case in point: My wife & I had 2 cell phones from the same manufacturer. They're from the same generation though they were different models. Mine synced with my car just ... Read More
Lashawn , What do i use to lubricate the Calipers . My daughter's 2009 Sonata just started experiencing the same grinding noise symtoms as discussed here on this post . Also, with only 45000 miles , if the brake work is needed .. is it a warranty issue? Thanks Steve
I live in Canada, and I can see it on the road, the Sonata is selling better than most midsize cars, You would think that if they had these problems that most people would stop driving them, on the contrary they are selling like hotcakes. I have not test driven one yet, but I did test drive the mechanically equivalent KIA Optima, and it drives very nicely. It could be first ... Read More
I have a 2009 Sonata. Starting making a tapping noise about 3 weeks ago. I was on my way to the dealership when the oil and check engine light came on. The engine had to be replaced. I have about 37,162 miles on the car.
It seems to be luck of the draw if you get a Sonata that has a pulling problem. Of course, you wouldn't understand if your car does not have the problem. I had a 2009 Sonata for three years that didn't have any problems. I traded it for a 2012 that constantly wants to turn right. I don't understand why it steers this way and neither does the dealer. They checked ... Read More
You should have no problems maintenance wise on that vehicle. Check and make sure they had the maintenance done regularly. I would suggest taking it to local Hyundai dealer to have inspected by service dept, should charge $75-100 to check. Good luck
I guess it could be the economy of that area. I would have it checked out by a mechanic, it would probably we around $100. That would give the piece of mind your want. The Sonata should be a dependable car, if that is what your referring to as performance. It has 175hp and should get low 30-34 mpg on highway driving.
yes the car has 34000 miles left on the warranty,5year or 60000 miles warranty on hyundai sonata,yes they are selling the car 4000 dollars below the kbb value and 2000 dollars below edmunds value,so am scared if there is any hidden problem with the car,we just test drove on the local road but i had a bad experience previously when buying a used toyota corolla.i live in detroit michigan so am ... Read More
Unless its been driven in a lot as stop and go traffic, I would think the brakes should be fine. As far as other fluid changes, I'm not sure what Hyundai recommends, but 30,000 miles would be conservative for the trans oil also. That car would still have 34,000 miles of warranty, or probably 2 or so years left. The question I would ask is why are they selling it under ... Read More
The car has no accidents but am hesitating to buy whether i need to put any more expenses for maintenace for the wear and tear. what kind of maintenance do we need to do after 26000 miles? do i need to change brakes after i complete 30,000 miles? or usually for a hyundai sonata after completeing 30k miles what do i need to invest for maintenance liek changing brakes or transmission ... Read More
Assuming the car is good condition, without any major wreck history, that is a very good price for a Limited Sonata. That price is less than what a GLS equipped car would sell for right now.
buying a used 2009 hyundai sonata limited v4 engined 26000 miles 2yr old for 14000 dollars?is this a good deal?am buying from private party.theparty said am buying at almost trade-in-value.can someone suggest please.do you think this is a gud price for leather heated seating and sunroof
We own a 2009 Hyundai Sonata with 37K miles, the majority of which are highway miles. The other day my husband left for work only to return a few minutes later saying he heard a grinding noise coming from the back passenger side. He stopped driving it until we could take it to the dealer because we figured whatever was going on should be covered under the warranty. The dealer checked ... Read More
Well, I have the 2nd post on this thread, and now the 7940th post. This is now my 3rd Sonata, the first one bought in 2001 (a 2002 model - that I totaled in 2009). The second bought as a replacement of the one I totaled (same 2002 make and model with a couple of different options - that I still have). Now this one (to replace my wife's Mazda MPV). ... Read More
I'm having the same problem!! I hate my car as well!!! I have a 2009 sonata that i purchased in Feb 2011 and had to get the back breaks and rotors changed in May 2011... and just this weekend i started hearing that grinding noise again and now have to get them changed again and it's only been 2 months.... There is definitely a problem with this vehicle and the rear ... Read More
Yes, on my 2009 sonata the dealer told me since I just had an older car I will just have to get used to the way a newer car shifts!?! What the heck!! And this is after I had the transmission already changed before the 3,000 mile mark. I have been there so many times I know the guys in the service area by heart. My problem is that they tell ... Read More
Looks like a recall for transmission reprogramming. Affects MANY cars: TSB# 11-01-016 AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE TCM UPDATE (SERVICE CAMPAIGN TF5) Applicable Vehicles: 2011 MY Sonata (YFA) with 2.0L/2.4L engines and automatic transaxles 2.4L GDI: Produced from 12/10/2009~4/11/2011 2.0L Turbo GDI: Produced from 9/1/2010~4/21/2011 Description: This bulletin provides a procedure to update the TCM for 2011 Sonata 2.0L and 2.4L (YFA) vehicles with revised logic for Diagnostic Trouble code P0748 (Pressure ... Read More
I own a 2009 hyundai sonata and it has 33k on it and one day i had horrible noise from right rear break. This was the first time I heard the noise, The next day it continued to make the noise and my friend took off wheel and checked it. The brakes were completely gone and rotars ruined after only a day with the it making the noise. I am trying ... Read More
I own a 2009 Sonata and at 57,500 miles the AC began acting up. It was set to 71 degrees, outside air was 80 deg. The AC stopped blowing cold then began blowing hot on right side of dual control. Hyundai replaced the temp controller. Two weeks later when I had the AC on it stopped blowing cold and started blowing hot on both sides no matter how low I set ... Read More
I'd like to find out where those Hyundais are Enterprise and Budget is where I have been seeing them. My local Budget store has a fleet of the new Elantra's available. I think this is how the whole conversation started. Enterprise has a boat load of 2011 Sonata GLS's they are selling at $18,000 plus.... Starting in 2009, Hyundai/Kia Group sold a whopping 1/3 of all cars to rental fleet agencies ... Read More
Hi Everyone, we purchased a brand new 2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited with the Infinity stereo system (not the navigation by LG) back in September of 2010. We were in love with the sleek new design, along with the fuel economy and safety features; one most importantly being the completely hands-free bluetooth technology that the salesperson could not boast about enough. We were advised, after purchasing our vehicle, that the service tech ... Read More
The pull left issue keep popping up. I Googled it and came up with a possible fix. The fix for one individual was to replace the Hankook tires. Google radial pull tires or radial steer tires or Hankook tires pull. The customer had his old tires checked at the dealers on a Road Force Balance machine and the machine identified 2 tires that were bad and needed to be replaced. Four ... Read More
Terri: Thank you for your information. I have a 2009 Sonata and my transmission is doing the same thing. Primarily when it is cold, and I am coming to a stop, at about 20 mph the tansmission derks down into 1st gear which causes me and passengers to fall forward, like someone hitting the brake hard. As it warms up it is not much of a problem. I called your dealer ... Read More
I started having the downshift issue in the beginning of winter this year - I had about 30K miles on the car at the time. It would downshift at 1000 rpm when slowing down for a stop sign and then buck forward. I kept meaning to bring it into the garage and finally a week ago brought it to a local garage and they told me it was the transmission. I ... Read More
I have a 2009 Hyundai Sonata as well. I have been having the same problem since August 2010. I have had my car in 8 times to a local Hyundai dealer and have been in contact with Hyundai corporate. I have nothing good to say about either one. It took me driving my car for the mechanics to show them the issue with the transmission lurching in a down gear. They ... Read More
I have been having the same problem with my 2009 Sonata for about three months. I thought it was my brakes, but my mechanic checked everything out. I called the dealer and they suggested I have the transmission fluid changed. The manual says replace at 105,000. My car has 30,354 miles. I have called the Hyundai's company (1-800-633-5151) and filled a complaint. I suggest that everyone else do this, too. Please ... Read More
I have a 2009 Sonata with 30,543 miles. I have been having this gearing trouble for a couple of months. I called Hyundai's company (1-800-633-5151) and told them other people are having the same problem. Everyone needs to call and report this to them.
Here is an update on my 2009 Sonata. After three attempts to reset the computer etc., they have replaced my transmission at 25000 miles. When we went to pick it up, it was still slipping!! we had to take it back and they again, had to reset the computer. They act like they don't know what they're doing. This is the second dealership we've dealt with.
Get a K & N air filter. Don't know exact figures on gas mileage but getting 32 MPG on my 2009 Hyundai Genesis (Hwy mileage) with the new filter. About 4 MPG higher than factory specs and you will probably notice a little more Horse power. Will pay for itself quickly with gas prices now.
I have a Sonata Limited model 2010 on the roads since July 2009. When I got the car I got extended warranty and rust proofing. In January I noticed that on the hood, around the crome inserts there are some rust spots. I took the car back to the dealership (kingskross - Toronto) and they said it is not covered by warranty. Since early February I am tring to find Hyundai ... Read More
I have both a 2009 and 2011 Sonatas. My 2009 GLS is somewhat noisy. They replaced the exhaust system under warranty right after I leased it in 7/08. The noise just somewhat better. I've since purchased it for my daughter when the lease was up in 10/10 with 19,000 miles on it. I just leased a 2011 Sonata Limited 2.0 Turbo. There is no comparison between cars the 2011 is the ... Read More
I have a 2008 Sonata GLS with ~46K miles on it. I noticed the thunking sound shortly after buying the car. At first I thought it was a bad ball joint, which was an unnerving suspicion to drive around with, especially with my daughter in the car. I've taken it to two separate dealers, and surprise, surprise--they both claim there's nothing wrong with the car. The thunking sound is in the ... Read More
On my 2009 with 37,500 miles the rear brakes needed to be replaced.The dealer found that the rotors in the rear were 2 different sizes and were put on this way at the factory. They found that one was for a 4 cylinder and the other was for a 6 cylinder car. They are replacing the 2 rotors and the wrong caliper that was with the wrong size rotor. The front ... Read More
That's how I felt about the 2009 Camry Hybrid I had. After the first week I was very disappointed in what it had, and just could not figure out what made the car so highly rated. It squeaked, it rattled, the sunroof would stick, the seats were thin, the center stack lighting was way too bright and couldn't be adjusted, and was horrible when it get foggy at night, had to ... Read More
I have a 2009 Hyundai Sonata v6 and at 18000 miles had to have my transmission replaced, am now at almost 19000 miles and my car is doing the same thing again and now it is starting with a slight shutter and it revs up and down when i first start it. Im glad Hyundai has a good warranty cause i have a feeling im gonna use it alot as i ... Read More
2009 I4 auto with over 54k miles. Lifetime average of 35.7 mpg. I would say 90+% hwy. I tend to drive very conservatively, going 60 on the interstate. The needle says 60, but my gps says 57. Also had that discrepancy with my 2006 Accent. I checked the gps with our 2009 Fit, and I think it was only 1 mph different. Is this Hyundai's stealthy way of getting its owners ... Read More
This is already a recall...I just picked up my Sonata Limited Turbo and noticed it pulling to the left-oops. -------- NHTSA Campaign ID number: 10V426000 Vehicle Make / Model: Model Year(s): HYUNDAI / SONATA 2011 Manufacturer: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY Mfr's Report Date: SEP 23, 2010 Component: STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT SECTOR Potential Number of Units Affected: 138,354 Summary: HYUNDAI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 SONATA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 11, 2009, THROUGH ... Read More
I also had problems buying a Hyundai after driving Lincolns for over 30 years. But in 2006 I was fed up with problems that I always seemed to have with my Lincolns-mechanical problems. So I looked at a new 2006 Hyundai Azera and bought it. Kept it for exactly four years and 40,000 miles - NEVER had one mechanical problem or any problems for that matter. just serviced it regularly oil ... Read More
You won't get the same performance from the I4 as from the V6, but you'll get better fuel economy with the I4. Depends on what is more important to you. Have you considered the Sonata's cousin, the Optima? Kia dealers in my area are closing out the 2010s because the all-new 2011s are rolling in, and there's real good prices on the 2010s, e.g. LXes for around $14k advertised price after ... Read More
I've debating on buying a used Hyundai Sonata a dealership near me has a used 2010 Sonata 4 cyl priced at $13,900 with 41,000 miles on it and they also have a 2009 with 49,000 miles 6cyl and its priced at $13,200. this week i'll be test driving them both to make a decision. they both seem to have the same features other than the engine difference, would i get just ... Read More
has anyone figured this out yet or gotten the specifics from Jensen/ Infinity or Hyundai? Question is how big a USB stick will the 2009 Infinity Sound system in Sonata Limited accept without errors? I got errors when trying to access one with 20+GB of music. If it's not Stick size, is it Files/ directories that are causing the problem? If so how many files or directories will the radio accept ... Read More
Ok, only answering a question that was just posted reffering to my 2009 Sonata. Thought this was about Hyundais, sorry!
Just picked up an iPod Touch 2nd generation and it seems to be working with the Hyundai iPod cable. However, I do notice that sometimes when I first connect, it appears to start loading and then I will get a Connection Error. I have to unplug and re-plug the cable back in again. The Connection Error also occurs sometimes after it first connects and I then use the Seek button to ... Read More
I have a 2009 Sonata and just got a Sony mp3 player for xmas. My question is about the formatting of songs from iTunes. After investigating, am I correct in saying that my Hyundai radio will not recognize the default iTunes file format? Does that mean that I just have to set iTunes to convert everything to mp3 before I put it on my Sony player? I really like the software ... Read More
I would take it back to Hyundai and see if they can get it to work. My phone - Verizon Alias 2 does not work either, and they say it is the phone..... But it is brand new technology - brand new phone.... all of the other cell phones we have work in the car- but they are older. Hyundai swapped out my stereo, but still have the same issue. See ... Read More
I am in the market for a 2009 hyundai sonata GLS. The best price i have so far is $11,150 (11,985 OTD ) for a 2009 with 29k miles on it. Is that a good deal? It is a clean, one owner car.
I love my 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe. My brother in law wants to buy a new Toyota Camry. The Sonata is the comparable Hyundai model, right? Can anyone give me a quick cliff notes on why the sonata is better? Is the pricing similar?
I guess I don't really understand reviewers. The following is what I recall from my own research from all sorts of sources, so I can't provide a link. The 2009 Mazda6 is just barely smaller than the largest car in the class (the Accord). It has the biggest trunk in its class. It has the tightest turning radius in its class. Some reviewers complained that getting bigger made it less maneuverable...I ... Read More
2009 Sonata SE has excessive wind noise with all windows closed tight, air conditioner off and this car has been to 3 different Hyundai dealers for this problem. The last hyundai dealer stated that they did not hear any wind noise but it is caused by the outside mirrows, which to prove his point he had the mirrows removed, holes sealed test drove with noise still there. (Why would they say ... Read More
0-60 a tenth slower than the 2009 Mazda 6 V6 and .4 - .9 faster than the Altima and Accord V6. http://www.insideline.com/hyundai/sonata/2011/2011-hyundai-sonata-se-2-0t-full-t- est-and-video.html "The use of a twin-scroll turbo means lag is minimal. Midrange passing power is just plain impressive, as this car's ability to get up to speed on a freeway entrance ramp is pretty shocking. There's very little intake noise either, so a casual driver might not even realize ... Read More
My 2009 Sonata owner's manual says to replace the fuel tank filter at 30,000 miles. I'm having my ASE certified mechanic install it today. I log all services onto the Hyundai owner's maintenance web page provided for that.
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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
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.
My service advisor stated that it was because of lockups and the system freezing on the Hyundai logo screen. I haven't had that issue except for maybe once not long after I got the car and restarting the car took care of it. - Merg
Just found this on the web posted in June 2010... 2009 SONATA NAVIGATION SYSTEM REPLACEMENT (CAMPAIGN TA6) IMPORTANT: DEALERS MUST PERFORM THIS CAMPAIGN ON ALL AFFECTED VEHICLES WHENEVER AN AFFECTED VEHICLE IS IN THE SHOP FOR ANY MAINTENANCE OR REPAIR. IMPORTANT: WHEN A VEHICLE ARRIVES AT THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT, ACCESS HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA'S "WARRANTY VEHICLE INFORMATION" SCREEN VIA WEBDCS TO IDENTIFY OPEN CAMPAIGNS. DESCRIPTION: This bulletin describes the procedure to remove ... Read More
The code on the invoice from the dealership says: "TA6 09 NF NAVIGATION REPLACE 10-01-011" I also had the transmission system update as well when I went in this past time, too. From what it seems like, I should have had the Nav System replaced back in May, but the tech refused to do it then because I had updated the map. And, hopefully, Hyundai will reimburse me. I need to ... Read More
I'm actually getting this V3 one. Due to a recall on my system, I need to have it replaced, but needed a new Map Update disc since my one from 2009 could not be used on the new system. I ordered the 2010 update back on 08/31 and after a week of it not shipping out I called. I was told the 2010 update was backordered, but they would be getting ... Read More
I think you did mention you have the new version 2009 Sonata I4? Even if it is not the new version you should " IN THEORY" get a minimum of at least as good or a little better than the V6. The I4 is made by Hyundai just like the V6 so it will get that kind of MPG on an average, some owners post that on their reviews as they ... Read More
I have the same problem at 25,000 miles. Hyundai dealer said today they could not fix it if it wasn't broke, and I understand that. So now I am searching the WEB for details to make my case. I suspect the Master Clutch Cylinder is "By-Passing" for some unknown reason, check valves or something.
I suggest getting a seperate set of rims for winter if you get a lot of snow. Where I live they use salt to melt icy roads so alloy rims corrode easily. I bought a set of TOYO winter tires which were excellent last winter, mounted on plain black steel wheels.
I'm curious if anyone has replaced the factory Hancook tires with snow tires for winter driving? This car does horrible in the snow and I need help!!!!! If so, what brand did you choose? Did you get a extra set of special rims for the air pressure so it would be cheaper to change the tires? SO MANY QUESTIONS!!!!!!!
We are having problems with the clutch loosing pressure and going straight to the floor when pressed. It will come back up and act normal after pumping it a time or two. Do a search on the net and you will see several Hyundai forums that mention this problem. Here is one over on the Edmunds Answers page //answers.edmunds.com/question-Just-bought-2009-Sonata-hard-shift-1st-peri- odically-Clutch-dropped-floor-week-Any-ideas-100034.aspx
I started with the hard down shift issues. Took the car to dealer twice and was told the car is learning my driving habits. I told then I thought I saw a TSB that addressed the issue; they said they have never heard of there being one and all they could do was reset the system. That seemed to do the trick but then I started hearing a humming noise coming ... Read More
Hello, We just purchased a 2009 Hyundai Sonata with 23k miles. Having the same issue going down hill. Took it to dealer they could find nothing wrong so they say. Rpms drop low and then kicks back in making a hard hitting sound.
A family member has the 2009 Malibu LS 4-cyl, it has paddle shifters but they are a joke since the car is pretty much the slowest, most "floaty", and least agile vehicle in the entire class. He complains about the gas mileage being less than he was expecting as well. I wish Chevy would take a note from Ford and start making us some decent vehicles instead of wasting our billions ... Read More
Thanks for that information. I've seen some Sonata's that look sort of midnight blue but those could be pre-2009 models or something. Hopefully we can visit a dealer soon that has '10's on the lot. The "grey/blue" is a pretty good way to describe it. I've seen some listings post "Slate Blue" when it is really the "Medium Silver/Blue" but that's usually a non-Hyundai dealer. Gotta go by the picture. As ... Read More
We've got a 2006 Hyundai Sonata, a 2007 Sonata, and are about to buy a 2009 Sonata. I can no longer remember what schedule is due when, and want to keep track of it on the computer. I would like to have an Excel spreadsheet, or use one of these online services. Can anyone recommend an online service (I've seen yourGarageonline.com, etc) or have a spreadsheet they are willing to share? ... Read More
I am new to this forum. Purchased 2009 Sonata Limited 8 months ago. After 2 weeks took it back because of leak in transmission. Verdict was transmission cover was replaced. After 15K miles, car was leaping, and engine light came on. Took it back to dealer. They said Hyundai told them to replace transmission, but sent me on my way. The next day, filled car with gas. Drove 5 miles;car leaped ... Read More
REF: 1096 The Hyundai warranty is NOT all-inclusive despite the bumper-bumper claims: "5-YEAR / 60,000-MILE NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY Covers repair or replacement of any component manufactured or originally installed by Hyundai that is defective in material or factory workmanship, under normal use and maintenance. The following components are covered for time and mileage limits indicated: * Radio and audio systems (i.e., radio, compact disc player, DVD player, navigation system, and ... Read More
My opinion is that the economy is far worse than what the government and its co-opted (i.e. bailed out) financial analysts/economists are telling the public. Also, the "bounce" in car sales is coming off of the worse year for sales (i.e. 2009) that we had in the U.S. in 42 years, despite the fact that the country is twice the size now than it was then. In 2005, nearly 17.8 million ... Read More
I have a 2009 Hyundai sonata with 25000 miles on it and no one said anything about the pads sticking until i heard the grinding noise and to it to the dealer and they said the brakes were worn out and wanted $240 to replace them.No one said anything about needing to lubercate the calipers. So i think that the dealer should stand by this and repair it under the warrentee. ... Read More
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