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Forum: 2019+ Hyundai Santa Fe Forum (TM)   06-14-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By Adv Vantage
Haha, good point on Mondays/Fridays :D Funnily...

Haha, good point on Mondays/Fridays :D
Funnily enough, mine is actually built on Monday, let's the forum check the theory!

It's understandable that 1st production model years suffer the most and...
Forum: 2019+ Hyundai Santa Fe Forum (TM)   06-09-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By Adv Vantage
Plastic door covers at a different angle: ...

Plastic door covers at a different angle:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eALMAa0Zr6Q

I have checked the screws and body panel gaps - everything seems untouched and fine unless I am missing...
Forum: 2019+ Hyundai Santa Fe Forum (TM)   06-09-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 734
Posted By Adv Vantage
How is the build quality of your Santa Fe?

After a week/300 miles of driving our brand new 2.0 LTD I started noticing somewhat unpleasant quality issues with the body and interior.

1. Left-bottom plastic door covers touch each other when...
Forum: YF (2011-2014) Sonata/i45   05-11-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,173
Posted By Adv Vantage
From the back of the invoice printout - 12 months...

From the back of the invoice printout - 12 months or 12K miles.
Forum: YF (2011-2014) Sonata/i45   05-11-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2,867
Views: 683,754
Posted By Adv Vantage
Me too, I was expecting forever warranty from...

Me too, I was expecting forever warranty from Hyundai on my friends' BMWs too!
Forum: YF (2011-2014) Sonata/i45   05-02-2019, 01:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,173
Posted By Adv Vantage
I think it's same original 120k or 10 years, but...

I think it's same original 120k or 10 years, but with new engine at 160k I wasn't dare asking anything except saying "thanks". Cause they could've just say no and they would've been right.
Forum: YF (2011-2014) Sonata/i45   04-27-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,173
Posted By Adv Vantage
Congrats! Didn't quite get, what's with...

Congrats!

Didn't quite get, what's with intake and coil pack?.. In my case old ones were transferred.
Forum: YF (2011-2014) Sonata/i45   04-21-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,173
Posted By Adv Vantage
Is it Hyundai or the dealer who wants to possibly...

Is it Hyundai or the dealer who wants to possibly inspect the engine? How did Hyundai know about the results if the test is not complete and the dealer hasn't submitted anything yet? In my case this...
Forum: YF (2011-2014) Sonata/i45   04-20-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,173
Posted By Adv Vantage
Got my car back this week with the new engine,...

Got my car back this week with the new engine, thanks Hyundai and my local dealer!

2011 Sonata 2.4, 160k miles, I own the car since 110k miles.
OCIs about 3k miles at same dealer.

Oil...
Forum: YF (2011-2014) Sonata/i45   02-10-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,089
Posted By Adv Vantage
I tried Liqui Moly engine flush twice (for 15 min...

I tried Liqui Moly engine flush twice (for 15 min before oil change), Bg109 EPR (for 15 min before oil change), Sea Foam twice (as directed, for 500 miles before oil change), MMO last 3 times (every...
Forum: YF (2011-2014) Sonata/i45   02-10-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,089
Posted By Adv Vantage
Started oil consumption test with my local...

Started oil consumption test with my local dealer. 160k miles, current rate is 1q per 300 miles, asked for a 500 mile intervals. Dealer said there would be 4 visits, 4th would take full day with...
Forum: YF (2011-2014) Sonata/i45   12-01-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By Adv Vantage
I bought these ones from eBay, they still work...

I bought these ones from eBay, they still work well after two years (California climate)...
Forum: YF (2011-2014) Sonata/i45   11-21-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By Adv Vantage
Some informative data collected here: ...

Some informative data collected here:
https://www.carcomplaints.com/Hyundai/Sonata/

Was 2014 Sonata burning oil? I wonder if the level was checked regularly.
Forum: YF (2011-2014) Sonata/i45   09-13-2018, 07:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 957
Posted By Adv Vantage
Some more questions: 1) Is alignment needed...

Some more questions:
1) Is alignment needed after replacing the axles?
2) How many service hours is the procedure to replace both axles?

I’m asking as one shop quoted about $700, parts+labor,...
Forum: YF (2011-2014) Sonata/i45   09-13-2018, 01:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 957
Posted By Adv Vantage
Thanks for your opinions everyone! Looks...

Thanks for your opinions everyone!

Looks like the most reasonable option would be non-OEM parts installed by some local shop with warranty.
For instance, AAA Approved Auto Repair seems like a...
Forum: YF (2011-2014) Sonata/i45   09-12-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 957
Posted By Adv Vantage
CV axles recommendation for 2011 2.4

Hi Forum!

I would be replacing CV axles soon.
There are several options to choose from:
1) OEM, about $600 parts only
2) Amazon offers a pair of BuyAutoParts for $180
3) and a pair of DRIVE...
Forum: YF (2011-2014) Sonata/i45   08-31-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 78,966
Posted By Adv Vantage
Thanks for providing the details! Looks like I...

Thanks for providing the details! Looks like I have a different case, continue observing. I inspected valve cover gasket, no evidence of external leak.
Forum: YF (2011-2014) Sonata/i45   08-20-2018, 01:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Adv Vantage
Thanks Smoke1991! The rattle from the fuel line...

Thanks Smoke1991!
The rattle from the fuel line has already been fixed, however.

What I'm currently experiencing is a similar rattle but from the AC line.

In addition to post 1...
Forum: YF (2011-2014) Sonata/i45   08-20-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 408
Posted By Adv Vantage
AC line rattle

Hi Forum!

There is a noticeable rattle when AC is on and car starts moving, noise then disappears when car passes 10 mph.
There is no rattle at idle or at speeds more than 10mph.

Has anyone...
Forum: YF (2011-2014) Sonata/i45   07-27-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 78,966
Posted By Adv Vantage
Could you elaborate more on the symptoms of both?...

Could you elaborate more on the symptoms of both?

I am trying to diagnose non-linear acceleration on high RPM (sth like a sequence of misfires which occurs after 4k rpm, often followed by a cloud...
Forum: DM 2013+Santa Fe   04-05-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,121
Posted By Adv Vantage
Yup, thanks! Was just wondering why the...

Yup, thanks!

Was just wondering why the dipstick is orange but no engine recall is shown up on "official" sites.
Forum: DM 2013+Santa Fe   04-03-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,121
Posted By Adv Vantage
Thanks everyone! Your advice is very valuable. ...

Thanks everyone! Your advice is very valuable.

Interestingly, when I run my Sonata VIN through
https://autoservice.hyundaiusa.com/Campaignhome/Campaign/Index
I get Campaign132 "Engine recall"...
Forum: DM 2013+Santa Fe   04-01-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,121
Posted By Adv Vantage
Unfortunately I don't have a trusted technician...

Unfortunately I don't have a trusted technician in the area, will probably take it to Hyundai dealer for a "pre-purchase" inspection, would like to do a compression/leak-down test too.

Oil cap is...
Forum: DM 2013+Santa Fe   04-01-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,121
Posted By Adv Vantage
Thank you for responses! Engine shroud was...

Thank you for responses!

Engine shroud was taken off by me.
Yeah, lack of maintenance is a concern (I don't see an extended warranty for Santa Fe Theta II engines, the one YF Sonatas have)

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Forum: DM 2013+Santa Fe   04-01-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,121
Posted By Adv Vantage
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Few more photos
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