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hello, it is my first time typing in here and i just got a question will my sonata be covered with the extended warranty for the engine although it has a rebuilt title?
 

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hello, it is my first time typing in here and i just got a question will my sonata be covered with the extended warranty for the engine although it has a rebuilt title?

Best answer is to call local dealer, as they will (should be) versed in the handling of warranty / recalls of a salvage VIN.. or call Hyundai Motor Company

Send me VIN with note of what it is for
 

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Recalls don't apply to "salvage titles".
 

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I wouldn't say anything about the title, just try.
Service fella will run VIN at time of ticket write up to verify owner and warranty info, and 1 line will sit there and flash with note as to if VIN reported scrapped / salvage title, or other with some kind of comment like warranty does not apply

Still have not received fella' VIN to see what come up on WEBDCS
 

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Best answer is to call local dealer, as they will (should be) versed in the handling of warranty / recalls of a salvage VIN.. or call Hyundai Motor Company

Send me VIN with note of what it is for
i cant send a private message but here is the vin number


5NPEC4AC4BH288995

I just wanna know if my car is covered for the steering wheel recall and the engine extended warranty
i checked the vin and it is covered but it has a rebuilt title so i have no idea what is gonna happen when i go to the dealership
 

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Best thing to do is visit dealer and do NOT let them know it was a salvage. Ask the service writer to check vin for recalls and get them completed.

Insurance companies could be slow to update vin totalled vehicle data and automakers can be slow to add that info to their database. Exclusion isn't automatic or instant. Automakers can make the final decision on whether they want to repair a salvaged vehicle.
 

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just wanted to update you guys so i went to the dealer and unfortunately my car is not covered by the warranty and i dont know what im gonna do if my engine goes down
 

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Hyundai Motor has his "Branded" --

Branded / Warranty Info
A04 BRANDING : CLASS IV-VEH. REPORTED SCRAPPED-NOT WARRANTABLE
 

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So the bottom line is that you only have two real options:

1) Keep it, drive it, take care of it and see what happens.

2) Get rid of it now for peace of mind.

Just because there is an issue with some doesn't mean all, there are some out there with 200k on the engines.

Me personally, I just don't worry about it.
 

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just wanted to update you guys so i went to the dealer and unfortunately my car is not covered by the warranty and i dont know what im gonna do if my engine goes down
You start changing the oil/filter every <4k miles which is equivalent to the 3750 mile severe service requirement.

You check your oil level every week or every fuel fill up and top it off keeping it to the full dot/line. Don't fall for that in between is good bs so often mentioned on forums and internet. If you don't have the updated disptick, you buy one at the dealer for $20 to increase engine oil capacity.

You use a full synthetic oil, as thick as possible. My 2.4 recommends 5w20 for best mpg. I've been using 5w30 and will now be using 0w40. The 2.0T had 5w40 instead of 5w30. 4 Hyundai/Kias sold or traded in and one more to go... the Sonata!

You use a full synthetic oil filter. Wix Xp, Purolator Boss, Fram Ultra, STP ML, Royalpurple, Amsoil, ... make excellent synthetic oil filters. On a budget, the midgrade filters are excellent too. You buy a filter cutter and inspect the used filter at every oil chain for bearing material... its the non-magnetic sparkly stuff.

You install a magnetic drainplug. Dimple plug or Gold plug are the ones to get. You get to inspect it at every oil change to see how much iron wear is occuring.

Next time, you run a carfax or equivalent competitor check, and never buy a salvage totaled flooded insurance auction vehicle again. This means you pay a little more, take a 2nd job, or work lots of overtime, to buy a better vehicle.

You do all the above and don't worry about it. Or not, you whine and complain like the socialist do nothing younger generation.
 
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You start changing the oil/filter every <4k miles which is equivalent to the 3750 mile severe service requirement.

You check your oil level every week or every fuel fill up and top it off keeping it to the full dot/line. Don't fall for that in between is good bs so often mentioned on forums and internet. If you don't have the updated disptick, you buy one at the dealer for $20 to increase engine oil capacity.

You use a full synthetic oil, as thick as possible. My 2.4 recommends 5w20 for best mpg. I've been using 5w30 and will now be using 0w40. The 2.0T had 5w40 instead of 5w30. 4 Hyundai/Kias sold or traded in and one more to go... the Sonata!

You use a full synthetic oil filter. Wix Xp, Purolator Boss, Fram Ultra, STP ML, Royalpurple, Amsoil, ... make excellent synthetic oil filters. On a budget, the midgrade filters are excellent too. You buy a filter cutter and inspect the used filter at every oil chain for bearing material... its the non-magnetic sparkly stuff.

You install a magnetic drainplug. Dimple plug or Gold plug are the ones to get. You get to inspect it at every oil change to see how much iron wear is occuring.

Next time, you run a carfax or equivalent competitor check, and never buy a salvage totaled flooded insurance auction vehicle again. This means you pay a little more, take a 2nd job, or work lots of overtime, to buy a better vehicle.

You do all the above and don't worry about it. Or not, you whine and complain like the socialist do nothing younger generation.
i have been changing oil every2500 miles and i use full synthatic oil 5w30 and just wanted to say that i took a trip for 17 hours from indiana to miami and came back and the car did really good even though i was hearing the sound whenever i accelrate or on a specific rpm im thinking of selling the car soon
thanks for the advices tho
 
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