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Hyundai Sonata Maintenance and Repair

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  • fushigifushigi Posts: 1,232
    https://www.hyundaitechinfo.com/ is Hyundai's official site (it used to be hmaservice.com). They do offer free manuals for some of their cars so you can see if they have yours.
  • Yes, I have had all kinds of trouble with my blue link half the time you go to hit the button to use it and it dosent work ( NO RESPONCE ANY OF THE BUTTONS) I found that if you send the ca a signal it statrs working again.
    now since the last time it went out the air bag light wont turn off. have an appointment to take it in for service next week. the car only has 5000 miles on it with no accidents I hope this isnt on going
  • prendyprendy Posts: 18
    DEALER FINALLY FOUND PROBLEM WITH THIS LIGHT,HAD A BAD SMALL WIRING HARNESS,REEPLACED IT AND PROBLEM WAS SOLVED,HAS BEEN ALRIGHT NOW FOR 7 MNTHS.
  • prendyprendy Posts: 18
    HAVING PROBLEM WITH RESETTING CHANGE OIL LIGHT,JUST HAD A OIL CHANGE 1 WEEK AGO,TRIED TO RESET ALARM LIGHT ,MANY TIMES,DOESN'T WORK,STILL COMES ON WHEN WE RESTART THE JOURNEY,ANYONE HAVE A ANSWER FOR THIS,OR HAD THE PROBLEM THEMSELVES,ONLY HAS 38000 MILES ON IT,WONDER DO THESE SWITCHES GO BAD???
  • jamesw71jamesw71 Posts: 1
    The crankshaft sensor sits right next to the crankshaft belt. When your belt gets loose it chafes on the wire for the sensor which is what causes these intermittent problems. It may be fine one day, bad the next, sometimes the car will even stop running. I used to be an aircraft mechanic, i work in a chemical plant now and these are common issues with wiring and could be fixed if they ever decided to do a recall and reroute the wiring for the sensor.

    I had this problem for about 5 years on my 2003 sonota I bought in 2004. I finally gave the car away because I was sick of messing with the sensor every 2 years or so...which seemed to be the timeline for the wiring to get worn down again.

    I replaced and adjusted the belt several times but it sits too close to the wiring and the minute it moves it flexes and wears the wire down...it's only a matter of time before it happens again.

    My stepson originally wrecked the car the first year I had it and I thought it was a wiring problem associated with the wreck and the insurance paid to have it fixed the first couple times...then they considered it a maintenance problem and wouldn't pay anymore. so I got rid of it.
  • I have experienced the same problem. The problem with the door is that a small spring inside the door is broken on the latch which combines the inside and outside door handle to open the door latch. The way to open the door is to use a slip (jimmy, slim jim, etc) and hook the unit and push down the lever where the spring connects. At the same time pull the door open. Replace the spring ( I believe it's a compression spring with a tail on one end and a loop on the other). Make sure the spring you get is strong enough 3-5 lbs pull. Use some grease so it doesn't rust as fast. Then enjoy your working door.
  • llamaniallamania Posts: 25
    edited October 2012
    Thought it might be helpful for some.
    Have a 2006 Sonata GLS 2.4L. One year into owning it,
    I've heard a very annoying rattle from behind when I's driving over bumps.
    Sent it to dealer one time and they said they fixed it by padding some
    tape etc. But after a while it came back. Recently, my wife's driving,
    I sit on back seat and listened carefully - finally nailed it. It sounded like
    from c-pillar or trunk if you sit in the driver's seat. But actually it's from
    the roof - headliners. Then I took apart of the driver side B-pillar trim and opened
    up the headliners nearby - saw a segment of double-threaded wires hanging
    there, with loose glue - the glue supposed to attach the wires on the headliners
    under it but got broken. The loose wires obviously at bumps of road will vibrate
    to a rattle. So, it's fixed:) Saved me the trouble and maybe cost of service at a
    dealer.
  • HELLO HOPE ALL IS WELL I WAS WONDERING DID YOU FIND A SOLUTION TO YOUR PROBLEM . I LIVE IN WESTCHESTER NY , AND ON SATURDAY I WAS DRIVING TO THE BRONX WHEN IT STARTED DOING THE SAME THINGS YOUR DID AND ITS TELLING ME ITS A TRANSMISSION SOLENOID PROBLEM I TOOK IT TO MY MECHANIC AND HE TOLD ME I MIGHT AS WELL CHANGE THE TRANSMISSION BECOUSE IF HE FIXES THE SOLENOIDS AND THEY GO BAD AGAIN OR IF THE PROBLEM SPREAD TO THE TRANSMISSION AND MADE IT WORSER ITS GOING TO COST MORE IN TOTAL WORK I FOUND A TRANSMISSION WITH 97 MILES ON IT FROM STATEN ISLAND I HAVENT PICKED IT UP YET BUT AND THE MECHANIC WILL CHARGE ME 400 TO INSTALL IT BUT I WONDER IF THERE IS AN EASIER SOLOTUION TO IT ,
  • bc6bc6 Posts: 4
    Hello,
    I changed the tranny fluid and filter and it's been ok since.
    Good luck.
  • just_focusjust_focus CincinnatiPosts: 29

    Ok so I call my Hyundai dealer today and was going to schedule an oil change. They asked me how many miles I had on my 2012 Sonata limited and I said 36,000 miles. Then he looks my car up on the computer and said that I need the 30,000 mile service package that includes replacing antifreeze, transmission fluid and new spark plugs. They only want $450.00 for this service. Since when does a new car need new plugs at 30,000 miles? Now that the bumper to bumper warranty is over I am taking it to my impendent service center. he is expensive but honest.

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