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Hope for a good outcome. My concern would be that at 170K you are entering the nickel and dime stage. And you will see that a new engine aint cheap.
 

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Hi , I have oil leaking on the alternator again - car was last fixed in Dec 2014 as part of the recall for the valve cover gasket and the problem is happening again - oil is leaking on my newly replaced alternator (changed 2 yrs ago). Would Hyundai Canada re-fix the problem as part of the recall? or I am on my own? any advise will be greatly appreciated (mechanic said both front and back covers are leaking and would cost 4 hours of labor to fix)
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Jimmy70 I was told they are on the hook only for the recall issue
which is very specific to the front valve cover leak directly above the alternator
they also told me that I had other minor oil leaks but I declined to have them repaired

I am looking at my alternator and seeing oil all over it again so it will be going back
to dealer again soon
lmk how you make out
 

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Does anyone know if an oil leak from a timing cover can also get onto the alternator? There are multiple instances of unsuccessful oil leak repairs from the valve cover gasket. It may be a timing cover nobody wants to admit (because of a dramatically high repair cost)? Has anyone ever been told that timing cover leak is responsible for an oil on the alternator?
 

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FYI
Had my 3rd Valve cover gasket and alternator replaced
still having shutting off issues when it rains and/or I hit a puddle
 

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just had my 3rd valve cover gasket and alternator replaced
still having problems shutting off when it rains and/or I hit a puddle
 

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Our 2010 VC had the valve cover leak fixed second time recently, this time at ca 200k km, while the first time was at ca 110k km. Both repairs included replacing both gaskets, and the alternator, and were covered by Hyundai thanks to the recall. I have to say I am quite happy w/ Hyundai for fixing the issue second time w/o any push back.

We had the spark plugs replaced while they had the valve cover off. The labor charge for the plug work dropped from 2.5 hours to 0.5 hours. So we pretty much only had to pay for the plugs.

The dealership claimed that the repair uses a modified/improved valve cover gasket, that should fix the underlying problem. I have hard time believing that...
 

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Is this related to Recall 121?

Thank you wallyjay. I purchased another car. It is one year later and my 08 Veracruz was stored because Hyundai and I were at an impass.

Can anyone tell me: Could this be related to the 121 Recall?

08 Veracruz: My oil light was glowing faintly. Oil was down a tad so added a quart. Light turned off. Car sat for a day. Next day start up seemed good-no lights. But on the highway about 20 miles out the oil light faintly glows. So I stopped but then started again in a few minutes- no lights lit when I resumed. But before I could get even 1/8mile driving 65mpg the oil light and check engine light came on. At the same time I lost power steering. Luckily I was able to get it to the side of the road-towed to service station. They said there was oil all over-said something about a rod loose- said I needed a new engine-not a Hyundai dealership so don't think they knew anything about the recall. They did not take engine apart.
 

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That sounds like a failed pressure sensor. It should not be dim but full bright. It basically is just an on/off switch for the light.
 

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So not related to the recall even if the mechanic said there was oil all over. I did not see oil on the engine but that's what the mechanic said., I don't know where he saw it.
 

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Anyone keep having the same leak over and over? I really like this car but this will be the 4th time. and the last time dealer said Hyundai may not keep paying? any adivce would be appreciated.
 

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Update - 4th time leaking all over alternator. Now dealer says other leaks (timing cover, oil pan etc) are leaking and finding there way onto to alternator. So it looks like its still leaking from front valve cover? I am skeptical that this is the case but will check tomorrow morning at dealer. Anyone have this happen?
 

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Just had my Veracruz for the second Valve Cover leak replacement. Less then a month and it's leaking again.
They booked me in to recheck it in a few weeks, but hinted it may be Timing Cover. Has anyone had Hyundai Canada cover the repairs for Timing Cover as part of a recall. I saw a post from one fellow, but this was 1 year ago.
 

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I just picked up mine and the lead tech said its not the valve cover anymore. now its timing cover, and/or oil pan and they are not part of the recall so not covered. I added dye and will visually check myself with help of my mechanic
this week and if its still leaking. I will take to another Hyundai dealer to and/or call Hyundai and find out best course. I disagree with the lead tech but with out visual proof and I dont want to argue. Will update again.
 

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I have had a 2008 Vera Cruz GLS for about two years now and it has the oil leaking onto the alternator issue. Looked it up and it was done in April of 2015. Hopefully they will cover it again. Mine has the ABS,TSC and AWD lights on all the time. I have read that it could be the oil leaking causing these lights or wheel speed sensor. I also have a start up issue. Turning the key gets nothing sometimes other times it fires fine.(I have opened a thread on here for that.) Also the keyfob only unlocks drivers door and hatch. Does not lock anything. Dealer programmed it and I did not notice it would not lock anything until I got home. Just frustrated. I like the vehicle and would like to keep it if I can get these things fixed.
 

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I have had a 2008 Vera Cruz GLS for about two years now and it has the oil leaking onto the alternator issue. Looked it up and it was done in April of 2015. Hopefully they will cover it again. Mine has the ABS,TSC and AWD lights on all the time. I have read that it could be the oil leaking causing these lights or wheel speed sensor. I also have a start up issue. Turning the key gets nothing sometimes other times it fires fine.(I have opened a thread on here for that.) Also the keyfob only unlocks drivers door and hatch. Does not lock anything. Dealer programmed it and I did not notice it would not lock anything until I got home. Just frustrated. I like the vehicle and would like to keep it if I can get these things fixed.
if they dont cover it, buy a new gasket and put RTV Black silicone in that corner of the cover.

run a full scan of all the modules on your vehicle to troubleshoot the ABS/TSC light.
Autel, foxwell or bluedriver all do it, and will cost you the price of a dealer visit, and you have the tool forever.

thought your start up issue was resolved by loose battery terminal?
 

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Loose terminal had a shim under it. Was fine for a week or so then yesterday it cranked over and sounded the starter. Leaving work, it did the old nothing when turning the ignition a few times before finally firing up.
 

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Received another recall notice today. Number 197.
 

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UPDATE: Saturday the 21st I had a scheduled appointment at the dealer for possible recall repair for the oil leak onto the alternator. Campaign number 121. It was done 5 years ago but that was done before I owned it and others had stated they had theirs done more than once on the same recall. So I gave it a shot. Saturday morning it would not start. No lights when turning the key, not even the odometer. Meter read 255 mv on battery. Jumped it using my car and the battery immediately read 14.5 volts. Gremlins? Dealer scoffed at my "story" and said they will go over it. Was told we can't do anything under the recall because it was already done but we had it running and the charging system was fine and smooth. They saw the oil on the alternator and said it looks like it does need replaced, just on my dime. So, I scheduled a day to pick it up. I received email notice stating a new recall number 197 from Hyundai corporate. It however has a rollout date of January 8th. Dealer said we can do it then if we get notice from corporate. Today went to pick it up and limp it home until January. Naturally it did the same thing. No lights, no odometer and no sound. Put my meter on it right in front of service tech and it read 250 mv. Made them come out and jump it. Meter read 14.6. Where would you guys go next? Is it the alternator caused by the oil leak? Maybe a diode on it? This is beyond frustrating at this point.
 
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