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Old 01-24-2013, 04:49 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Geez, I just stumbled onto this... My Sonata is from 2000, but was bought in Virginia and recall covered only the states "down" to Wash DC.
I wonder if dealer will drill the drain holes in my frame if I request it?
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:59 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Jeez, almost 4yr old recall, and you all just finding out ???

Does anybody visit the dealer for an oil change where aisle fella is SUPPOSED to check VIN of every vehicle that enter service aisle for recall ?? How many of you is 2nd, 3rd, or later owner that never notify Hyundai that you now the lawfull owner of the VIN ??

We still got a handfull of frame sitting in stock, not seen Sonata or XG in quite a while now, did have a straggler Santa Fe show up with hole in frame, had to order frame, as we quite carry the Santa Fe frame, but have rear arm kit, stop carry Elantra/Tiburon frame and arms, pretty well done and over with for most part.

Sonic... send me VIN via message function.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:37 AM   #23 (permalink)
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I bought my 2000 Sonata from dealer in 2001 as "certified used car" with 5 year warranty.
I do my own oil changes, brakes, sensors, spark plugs, transmission and steering fluids... so I don't "visit" the dealership.
When I get back home I will send you the VIN (it's my wife's vehicle).
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:53 AM   #24 (permalink)
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My story on this issue: I brought the car "new" but it was described as a "program" car. Had new car warranty and I was never denied any coverage. It turned out that "new" meant I was was the first retail individual registering the car in New Jersey at the time. Turns out the car was initially used by a rental car company that perhaps brought direct from Hyundai under some "program" and after a few thousand miles the dealers got to buy them and sell them as "new program" cars. At any rate, my concern about the recall was that the car has been in Florida (out of the salt belt) for the last 7 years. It was originally registered and operated in New Jersey (in the salt belt) for about 3 years before that. When I called the Hyundai 800 number and gave them my VIN they told me I was not eligible. As I intend to keep this car for a loooooong time it has always nagged at me that the car did spend some time in the salt. I cannot see any visible signs of rust or deterioration so I take some comfort in that but I have never honestly started beating on the frame with a hammer.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:02 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I cannot see any visible signs of rust or deterioration so I take some comfort in that but I have never honestly started beating on the frame with a hammer.
They rust from the inside - so parts that look ok, may just be paper thin.
Get your hammer going - before you lose a wheel on the highway.

Even if you're not eligible for the recall I would have a dealer check. If frame still ok flush it with rust proofing (wax, grease, whatever your preferred product may consist of).
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I just recently purchased a 2003 with the V6. It had 104,000 on it so I brought it in for a timing belt replacement. They ran the VIN for me and informed me that the subframe had not been replaced. They ordered the part for me. It is now done and I pick it up tomorrow.
By the way, it turns out the timing belt was the original!
They had to replace the tensioner too.
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My 99 had the right lower control arm separate from the subframe while driving at 45mph or so. Thankfully it was the right side and it simply rammed the tire into the back of the wheelwell sideways breaking the cv axle, bending a few other things and just veered to a stop at the side of the road.

This happened a few years ago, before hyundai sent out the recall. I had to pay the $1200 bill out of pocket for a junkyard subframe, all the related parts that were bent, and labor.

I sent in for reimbursement after hyundai sent out the recall letter and only got $750 back after 2-3 months of them not accepting this or that due to one reason or another. Basically, they only covered the subframe replacement and not the collateral damage of everything else breaking. I was ticked off, but i was tired of dealing with them.
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My 99 had the right lower control arm separate from the subframe while driving at 45mph or so. Thankfully it was the right side and it simply rammed the tire into the back of the wheelwell sideways breaking the cv axle, bending a few other things and just veered to a stop at the side of the road.

This happened a few years ago, before hyundai sent out the recall. I had to pay the $1200 bill out of pocket for a junkyard subframe, all the related parts that were bent, and labor.

I sent in for reimbursement after hyundai sent out the recall letter and only got $750 back after 2-3 months of them not accepting this or that due to one reason or another. Basically, they only covered the subframe replacement and not the collateral damage of everything else breaking. I was ticked off, but i was tired of dealing with them.

Go out and thump a hole in the used frame and go get a new frame at the dealer, seeing there has not been a recall claim made yet.. got VIN ?
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Also since the frame has been replaced, I have noticed all the front suspension noise has gone away.
Now if I can figure out the squeaky RR suspension noise.
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Be aware if you think the garage made the recall correctly. Check the work. We sent the car for the recall but last fall, by accident, I discovered the garage didn't do anything with it. Sent to another garage for verification and they put immediately the car out-of-service and ordered/installed a new sub-frame.
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