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Hi friends,

I want to share with you that a noise is still coming from my 2011 Sonata SE. My question to you all, has anyone else heard this noise since I will be going to the dealership tomorrow morning to address this issue. I am not crazy! I purposely rented a 2011 Sonata while on vacation this past week but low and behold, this car had the same noise as the car I own. The sound appears to be coming from near the steering column and/or the instrumentation cluster. So I am going to do my best to describe the noise and when it happens. As you accelerate the car, and let off/on the gas, and again touch the gas pedal, the noise appears. It sounds like a grinding noise. It happens b/w 1,000 and 2,000 RPMs. My car is an automatic as was the one that I rented. The same exact noise occurred b/w 1,000 and 2,000 RPMs when touching the gas. Has anyone else heard anything similar to this? I've checked all the possible things that could be making this noise, including the dash area, loose plastic, etc. but again it seems to be near the steering/cluster area. At my last visit, Hyundai said they would have to take apart the dash, which I would prefer not to happen if someone already is aware of a fix/solution. Any help, sooner rather than later, is most appreciated. Sincerely, Bob
 

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I believe I have the same noise. My dealer heard it, but said they couldn't locate it. I don't think they tried very hard. Have you found the cause yet?
 

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There is a TSB out for a noise coming from the engine compartment that may be what you are hearing. From inside the cabin it may sound like it's coming from the dash area. I have quoted part of the TSB below. The fix is a revised fuel tube holder to prevent the fuel tube from vibrating against the engine compartment bulkhead (firewall). If the dealers would actually read their own TSBs they could probably fix a lot more vehicles the first time in the shop instead of giving the customers some BS story about having to call Hyundai for every little thing or ripping your car apart to look in the wrong place for the problem.

You can see the entire TSB with pictures on the http://www.hmaservice.com/ site. All you have to do is register, which is free, and you will have access to a wealth of information about your car, straight from the manufacturer.

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10-BD-007
OCTOBER, 2010
2011 SONATA 2.4L
ENGINE COMPARTMENT RATTLE DURING
ACCELERATION - FUEL TUBE HOLDER
DESCRIPTION:
Some Sonata 2.4L vehicles may exhibit a rattle sound from the driver’s side of the
engine compartment, which can be heard from inside the cabin. This can be observed
during certain engine operating speed ranges (1600-2000 RPM) or during light
acceleration.
The rattle may be caused by the plastic fuel tube holder vibrating slightly against the
engine compartment bulkhead.
Follow the service procedure outlined in this bulletin to correct the condition by
replacing the fuel tube holder with a newly-revised part.
APPLICABLE VEHICLES:
• Model: 2011 Sonata (YF) equipped with 2.4L engine
• Production Date Range: Start of production to August 31, 2010
 

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We were told sbout it and shown pics at school earlier this month... look down by brake master where the fuel lines come up the firewall,,, I think it is that you will find the clamp unsnapped... they have new clamp which locks closed better.
 

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Sbr711, I'm glad to see that their are still some more techs out there like you that are staying on top of things! Hope my dealer has someone like you around when/if I ever need to take ours in for warranty work. I normally do all the maintenance and repairs on all our cars, motorcycles, and atvs.

BTW, got any pics of that '65 SS? I used to have two '64 Impalas and a '68 Camaro, all with 327s. Wish I still did.
 

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QUOTE (11yfLtd @ Oct 26 2010, 07:15 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=366548
There is a TSB out for a noise coming from the engine compartment that may be what you are hearing. From inside the cabin it may sound like it's coming from the dash area. I have quoted part of the TSB below. The fix is a revised fuel tube holder to prevent the fuel tube from vibrating against the engine compartment bulkhead (firewall). If the dealers would actually read their own TSBs they could probably fix a lot more vehicles the first time in the shop instead of giving the customers some BS story about having to call Hyundai for every little thing or ripping your car apart to look in the wrong place for the problem.

You can see the entire TSB with pictures on the http://www.hmaservice.com/ site. All you have to do is register, which is free, and you will have access to a wealth of information about your car, straight from the manufacturer.
This looks like my problem exactly. Thanks for the help. I appreciate it.
 
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