Ought to be interesting where this goes...
Those who received a free motor please chime in and let me know what hoops you jumped through, if any...thanks!
The recall/warranty work doesn't pay very well, so my guess is that if they're really trying to help you out that much it's just so that you come back for all your future work. A local Ford dealer got years of my parents business and a couple more cars sold because they helped get us warranty outside the warranty on a major head gasket job.So just got back from dealer.
5 open recalls. I am bringing the car back next week, he is going to give me loaner and complete all recalls.
Now for a new twist on engine replacement possibilities;
1. Evidently they can now listen to motor and decide if Hyundai will replace. So if they hear whatever they hear (on the no good side) they inform Hyundai and if agreed they will replace engine. If I was within warranty that would be it. Since I have high mileage no promises.
2. They may be asked by Hyundai to open up engine and scope to get more info and decide to replace. In my case due to mileage If Hyundai says no because of mileage i would be responsible for scoping costs 155.00.
3. would be to do oil consumption test 3 visits where they doc amount of oil consumed. I know i get 500 miles to the quart. No charge on oil said i would just bring in and they would top off and doc. I asked if I would be charged for an oil change and he said no they would just top off and document. My guess is if i was denied on 1 or 2 why would then then say yes after oil consumption test?
Rep was very helpful and made no promises other then completing the recall work but would do all he could to get Hyundai to replace regardless of mileage.
Could just be trying to get recall work but I guess ill find out. Says they do a lot of them and they have done some over 200K. Will do my best to update next week.