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I had to replace both rear brake calipers this year (bugger of a job) because they were about frozen in place.
Same here! About $225 a pop each...mechanic friend did it. (bitch, I would have a blue fog in the garage) This guy has a frame lift!
 

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2012 2.0T - 157K miles bought it as a CPO with 17,500 miles October 12, 2015
I've only replaced the EWGA, Inhibitor Switch, Battery so far. Still original motor and transmission.
Tuned since 45K. The car now has full bolt ons with Lap 3 stage 2 tune. Car made 300whp on a dyno recently.
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2011 Sonata Limited 2.4 purchased new. 140K. About 600 miles a week driving to work. Tires (original Hankook H431> Altimax RT43 > current Pirelli P7+), brakes (front 2x rear 1x), battery (1). Oil changes every 5K using 5W30 Dino. Oil level down 1/8 to 1/4 from dipstick full line at 5K. Coolant change as required. Plugs replaced at 100K. One transmission drain and fill with valvoline maxlife 773775 at 100K. All recalls done including campaign 953.
 

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Still a little bit away from 100K (I'm at 72K), but so far my 2011 GLS has run like a champ. I have a few squeaks that seem to come from the passenger side from time-to-time and a little post-brake-change squeak coming from one of my left-side wheels but the car is still running strong.

I will change out the spark plugs when I get closer to 100K and I'll more than likely get the timing checked in the next few months as I get close to the 75K mark. The only thing I've really replaced are the air and cabin air filters, the original battery, and the horrible, horrible OEM tires. Easily as dependable as my '97 Camry (took that ride to almost 180K miles).
I'm at 12x,xxx and she sleeping on the Drive way for a month.
 

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If you're stretching that kind of mileage out of regular oil, you're asking for problems. Read the blown engine threads. There's a very active one currently.


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I own a 2013 limited, purchased new in Aug. 2012. I am a bit over 130,000 miles now. I have had few issues with this car. I experienced the steering coupler knock at 110,000 miles. I ordered the $5.00 rubber gear coupler, replaced it myself, a 2 hour adventure. I have had most recalls taken care of, except the seat belt warning sticker, and the reprogramming of the timing due to valve wear. I do not agree with that solution. I had the BG engine treatment performed early on, around 20k miles. I use a heavier weight oil now for high mileage. It uses oil; about a qt a week now. It does not smoke or leak. Just did a brake , caliper, and rotor job for about 200.00 US at 115,000. Calipers were frozen on the front. I used to live where a lot of salt was used in winter. Now I'm in California, where snow is no longer an issue. I must be one of the few who have not experienced the horror stories of engine failures, etc. I had it checked at 90k, when that recall was issued. It did not have the metal filings in the motor. Perhaps, when I did the engine flush and treatment, any that might have been there, we're flushed out. Overall, it's in good shape. I do, however; think it's time for shocks and struts. It did 6 harsh years of daily commutes along the I-95 corridor from Maryland to Delaware, Philadelphia, and, New Jersey, a salty winter wonderland. Now it enjoys the really terrible roads here in Northern California. I will drive this car until it can't anymore. I have done that with all my vehicles. 890,000 on an 85 Dodge D150, 150,000 on an 04 Nissan P/U, 155,000 on an 05 Nissan Maxima, 360,000 + each on 2 Nissan Frontiers, an 06 and 07 model, and 108,000 on my 06 Nissan Armada. I don't baby my vehicles. I drive them, and I drive them hard. They are nothing more than machines, and I expect them to perform. Aside from the occasional mechanical/electrical/softwarescrewups, Hyundai is a fine product line. I am not sorry I purchased this car. I think it's time for a tune up. Oh, I am on my 2nd set of tires. The only dealer service, was for recall work. My local mechanics, or I have performed all other maintenance and repairs. Hope this helps.
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2011 2.0T Limited - 109,000 miles. Replaced the engine twice under warranty and the turbo once. Starter also under warranty. Beside the pesky squeak from the passenger side dash (It's not the turbo waste gate.) I'm still happy with it and even happier with Hyundai's commitment to stand behind their products.
 

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I have new Motor at 127k just a lil over 10k ago but now 137k on the body and all good. have not had to do anything but tires and brakes since I bought 2 years ago.
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2013 2.0T - 116.5k+ on odometer. Original engine and turbo (thankfully). Car still pulls strong and very happy with ownership, so far.

DIY Repairs, replacements & maintenance:
Regular oil changes every 3k (started to DIY using full synthetic 5W-30 @ 80k) w/ 1x Liqui Moly engine flush and Ceratec @ 106k, Techron fuel system cleaner every other oil change, replaced thermostat, outer tie rods (Moog) + alignment, 2x transmission fluid drain and fills, 2x coolant drain and fill, on 3rd set of tires on all 4 corners (currently, Michelin Pilot A/S 3+) w/ regular rotation every 7k-10k, 1x brake fluid change w/ Castrol synthetic DOT 4, 2x AC recharge (previously a slow leak at shraeder valve), 1x spark plugs, 2x wipers, PCV valve (preventative), map/dome light assembly, throttle body cleaning, transmission neutral safety switch failed @ 89k, repainted rear bumper 2x via rattle can (due a-hole NY drivers that don't know how to parallel park).

Mods & "enhancements":
ADD W1 oil catch can since 85.5k, Power Stop Z23 brake kit (front and rear), aftermarket LED tail light assemblies (due to brake light housing socket melting twice rendering tail lights useless on both sides...), LED bulbs (door puddle lights, license plate, interior, fog and trunk), K&N drop in engine and cabin air filters.

Luckily, I've only had the stealership touch my car for the first couple years of free oil changes and recall work. All other work was done myself. Tire installation and alignment done at Costco or local mechanic I trust.

Overall, this Sonata has been relatively trouble free and reliable compared to my other cars in the past.
 

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2013 2.0T - 116.5k+ on odometer. Original engine and turbo (thankfully). Car still pulls strong and very happy with ownership, so far.



Overall, this Sonata has been relatively trouble free and reliable compared to my other cars in the past.
With the general public perception of how bad Hyundai's are, it's amazing how many Hyundai owners have this same comment. I can honestly say that my 2003 santa fe is the best vehicle I have ever bought from a reliability standpoint and a maintenance standpoint. And this is coming from someone just under 70 years old.
 

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My wife's 2013 2.4 just rolled over 100K miles last week. Bought as a CPO with 22K miles on it in 2015.
Other than regular maintenance (15K miles ATF drain and refill, front brakes, serpentine belt, plugs and coolant X 1) have changed the passenger side axle because it was clicking at 80K miles.
Has had Mobil 1 since I got it. was burning a lot with 0-W20 after 50K miles, now with 0-W30 it would need around 2 qts every 4K miles but it does vary with the temp and I guess my wife's driving (local vs fwy).
 

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My 2011 Sonata 2.0T has 162,000 miles on her now. Shes been through quite a bit though its probably because as of lately its been used for Uber/Lyft driving for the last 30,000 miles in a year. Its taken quite the toll on the car, but i still love it. So far what ive done:
  • Spark Plugs @ 82k, 124k, 155k (needed badly car was running rough) - DIY
  • Serpentine belt @ 83k - preventative maintainance - DIY
  • PCV Valve @ 135k - DIY
  • Transmission Temp Sensor and trans fluid flush @ 82k - Dealer
  • Drivers side wheel bearing, wheel hub @ 138k - independent
  • Passenger side wheel bearing , wheel hub, sway bar links and strut mounts @ 148k - independent
  • Downstream Oxygen Sensor @ 100k (non-oem didnt last 50k), 145k (oem)
  • Both front outer tie rods (were both in bad shape) @ 158k - DIY
  • Front brake pads @ every 15,000 miles it seems
  • Rear brake pads @ every 20k miles it seems (think one caliper is going bad)
  • Intercooler @ 143k - Dealer
  • Burns a quart of oil @ least every 1k miles been - DIY every 7500 miles with full synthetic high mileage 5W-30 (walmart carries it cheap at 22-25$ for 5 quart jug)
  • Valve Cover gasket @ 151k (was smoking a bit and smell of oil) - independent
  • Dome light/map light assembly @ 155k (light switch was sticking on) -DIY
  • Tires last about 14k-28k miles depending on the type.
Still love the car since i got it. Didnt really have crazy maintainence until i got above 110k
 

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2011 2.0T Limited - 109,000 miles. Replaced the engine twice under warranty and the turbo once. Starter also under warranty. Beside the pesky squeak from the passenger side dash (It's not the turbo waste gate.) I'm still happy with it and even happier with Hyundai's commitment to stand behind their products.
Twice is so wild. Man i was hoping mine would of went before i hit 120k. Of course and maybe luckily it didnt. Only had the turbo oil line recall
 

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Twice is so wild. Man i was hoping mine would of went before i hit 120k. Of course and maybe luckily it didnt. Only had the turbo oil line recall
So you're literally living the "Severe" driving conditions everyday. Thanks for sharing your intervals.

Have a '13 GLS 2.4l and barely have 80k on the clock. The only major expenses I've had so far were:
All aside for tires were done diy and it actually has been a very trouble-free car so far.
 

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So you're literally living the "Severe" driving conditions everyday. Thanks for sharing your intervals.

Have a '13 GLS 2.4l and barely have 80k on the clock. The only major expenses I've had so far were:
All aside for tires were done diy and it actually has been a very trouble-free car so far.
Yes i am. The car handles the abuse quite well i can honestly say. It still runs like new. I gotta do rotors every other brake change if im lucky.
 

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104k on my 2011 2.0T Limited, no nav. Best car ever! Bought it CPO at 20K miles.

So far, only out of pocket repairs have been $300 for EWGA at 62K, cracked windshield replace for $300, and $70 for front brake calipers at 90K thanks to winter salt. Engine replaced at 94K, thanks to dealer dumping in 5w-20 from new through 60K miles, even though it was always dealer changed every 3K. Switching to synthetic 5w40 and Fram XG from 60K onwards did not save the bearings. I do drive it aggressively, a few redline pulls once in a few weeks. And it has to withstand a harsh NJ commute daily. Steering coupler replaced 2x under warranty.

On third set of tires, currently General Altimax RT43 t-rated that currently have 25K on them and wearing like iron. First replacement set were Michelin Pilot Sport. Upsized from 225/45/18 to 225/50/18 for the Altimax and prefer the slightly higher sidewall and the front strut bar combination. They handle amazing in rain and snow.

Maintenance wise, have done all DIY. 2x transmission D&F at 60K and 90K, coolant flush at 60k, 2x front pads and 1x rotors, 1x rear pads as preventive so I could save the rear rotors which are PITA to remove.
 

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Approaching 150k. 2011 Sonata GLS, bought with 27k on the odo.
I am pleasantly surprised. The engine does consume oil (about 2-3 quarts every 5000 miles). But I have had no major mechanical breakdowns on the car that have left me stranded or anything.

I keep a spreadsheet of maintenance done ever since 70,000 miles.

70,000New Tires Continental Purecontact
78,800​
Oil Change (Mobil 1 5w20 Synthetic)
79,000​
New Front Brake Pads (Aftermarket)
79,000​
Flush Coolant (50/50 distilled with Hyundai OEM 00232-19010)
81,512​
New Battery (Size 124R)
83,693​
Transmission Drain & Fill (Valvoline Maxlife ATF Part No. 773775)
85,000​
Oil Change (Mobil 1 5w20 Synthetic)
90,500​
Oil Change (Mobil 1 5w20 Synthetic)
91,000​
Air Filter
91,000​
Cabin Air Filter
91,548​
Brake Fluid Flush
91,635​
Spark Plugs replacement
91,727​
Transmission Drain & Fill (Valvoline Maxlife ATF Part No. 773775)
95,000​
Serpentine Belt replacement
95,000​
New Front Brake Pads (OEM)
95,760​
Oil Change (Mobil 1 5w20 Synthetic)
101,400​
Oil Change (Mobil 1 5w20 Synthetic)
103,000​
Replaced Steering Coupler (Refunded by Hyundai)
106,728​
Oil Change (Mobil 1 5w20 Synthetic)
112,190​
Transmission Drain & Fill (Valvoline Maxlife ATF Part No. 773775)
112,190​
Oil Change (Mobil 1 5w30 Synthetic)
113,101​
Starter Lever Replacement
117,157​
Oil Change (Mobil 1 5w30 Synthetic)
118,000​
Clock Spring Replacement (Airbag Safety Recall)
118,100​
New Cabin Air Filter & Engine Air Filter
122,163​
Oil Change (Mobil 1 5w30 Synthetic)
123,000​
Drain and Refill Coolant. (Approx 3.6 qts) (60% Coolant-40% water) (270 F / -7 F before draining)
127,712​
Oil Change (Mobil 1 5w30 Synthetic)
130,066​
Lower control arm replacement and Sway Bar Links replacement
130,066​
New tires (General Tire G MAX AS 05)
130,066​
Alignment
130,366​
Tires Balanced
130,700​
Front Right & Left drive axles replaced due to Vibration. Front Rotors and Front Brake Pads replaced.
130,700​
Alignment
131,047​
PCV valve replaced + oil topped off to full
131,500​
Drivers side rear brake light socket harness replaced
133,200​
New Battery (Size 124R) (Everstart Maxx 700CCA) 5yr warranty (3yr free replc. + 2 yr pro rated)
133,341​
Oil Change (Mobil 1 5w30 Synthetic)
139,623​
Oil Change (Mobil 1 5w30 Synthetic)
139,623​
Replaced all lug nuts due to rust
 
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