I am looking at a Sonata and want to make sure it is a 2011.5. I know I can tell from the sound of the horn (theoretically) but is there a way to tell before actually visiting the dealership, like with the VIN?
I was at the dealer last weekend and the new ECO button was my way to know.
m2c hope it helps :whistlingte]
What do you mean? I thought all 2011's have the eco buttom. I just got one last week. So the horn is different? Is that the only thing different?
Not sure about the ECO changing things in the car as far as how it operates.early models only have the eco light, switched on/off by the trip computer. no one really knows what it does besides glowing green.
newer models have an actual button over by the traction control on/off button. it supposedly changes things in the car and how it operates in the 'eco' mode.
so, look for the actual button!
I have the SE and I have the active eco button, not just in the trip computer menu. Mine was built before your car (9/7/10) so I'm confused as to how you can have a later build date, same model, and not have the active eco button......My Sonata was built 9/27/10 and no eco button, I was told that the SE trim only had the active eco setting in the trip computer menu.
On september 1st, Hyundai made a series of changes to their sonata production. The VIN number where the transition occured is around 150000 to 160000. If your car's last VIN digits are > 160000 u have the newer model.I am looking at a Sonata and want to make sure it is a 2011.5. I know I can tell from the sound of the horn (theoretically) but is there a way to tell before actually visiting the dealership, like with the VIN?