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post #261 of 322 (permalink) Old 07-11-2018, 10:13 PM
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As DarrenBach mentioned, there are no hard numbers, but what you can do is check out these two threads . Basic consensus is to check your oil regularly (at each fill-up at least) as these engines can consume oil rapidly, keep the oil topped off, and perform oil changes on time. That seems to do the trick for most.
Read your topic. I'm pretty much in your shoes right now, except with lower mileage. Hows your car holding on so far?
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post #262 of 322 (permalink) Old 07-11-2018, 11:38 PM
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Only 80K completed here, and one repair so far. Rest is all recalls, maintenance or replacement of wear and tear items. I know Hyundai has my butt covered to 120k or maybe 150k when the engine pukes. No complaints, love my ride!

Only repair was to replace the EWGA at 61K miles- $300 at dealer. A cracked windshield cost $300. Everything below is DIY except initial oil changes at dealer to keep warranty intact. Then realized I'd be better off doing synthetic oil changes myself which I have done for the past year:

Am on 3rd set of spark plugs - made sure to keep on top of revisions to spark plugs.
3x ATF SP4-M fluid.
Coolant flush at 60K
Third set of tires - currently General Altimax RT43 on a 50 sidewall instead of 45 for a daily commuter on shitty NJ roads
Dino oil every 3,800 miles, switched to synthetic 5W-40 for past year
Usual air filter and cabin air filter changes
Front rotors and pads, rear pads

Recall work: too much to recollect

Warranty work:
Steering coupler replaced 3 times. It is on its way out again
Oil pan gasket replaced 3 times
Timing chain cover leak fixed. 5 hr labor job apparently.
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As DarrenBach mentioned, there are no hard numbers, but what you can do is check out these two threads . Basic consensus is to check your oil regularly (at each fill-up at least) as these engines can consume oil rapidly, keep the oil topped off, and perform oil changes on time. That seems to do the trick for most.
Read your topic. I'm pretty much in your shoes right now, except with lower mileage. Hows your car holding on so far?
Not an ounce of trouble with everyday use. Just as reliable as my ‘99 Saturn SL 5spd: no issues, just preventative maintenance. Got me from Mobile, AL to Dallas, TX and back once already as well.

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I just passed 127K today. Overall the car has been pretty good, but there are some old age items showing. Just in the past week:

- New Battery (#3)
- New set of spark plugs (3rd time, because...)
- Valve gasket replacement (completely fouled up 2 of the 4 plugs)
- Map Sensor

I still check the oil every 2 weeks, usually a quart or so low so that may be my long-term cross to bear, but after this latest round of fixes the car runs really well and seems to have picked up some pep that hasn't been there for a while. I got an alignment a few months ago and have had two sets of mechanics look at the shocks/struts/bearings and they all said no problems. Other than recalls and a few head-shakes (i.e. starter/steering coupler) I'd have to say my maintenance has been 'normal' and the car is running pretty well. My interior is in very good shape, even with the cloth seats and I think I have 4 dings in the car (one on the roof, two on the driver side rear door, one on the passenger side front door). I am a little dismayed that the wheel well liners on both sides of the front of the car have had something rip them apart, but that's not a wear and tear thing, just dumb luck.

I like my Sonata, hoping to get to at least 170K like my last car (97 Camry), so we'll see how it all goes!
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The one I just bought has 207k on it. Original owner didn't act like he'd done much of anything but drive it. I'm sure all normal maintenance items. They did install a new starter back in December but I'm sure it was to do with the seizing rod bearings. Had a new engine installed and new starter by Hyundai. Other things I've found is it needs a LF door lock actuator and the cruise control is finicky about setting. New actuator will be here tomorrow along with a 55k mile complete steering wheel. This one has baked in the Sun a little much and it'll give me a new cruise control switch panel. Replaced the belt tensioner today due to a noise just above idle that turned out to be the belt vibrating between the A/C compressor and the alternator.
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If you have issues with buttons on steering wheel and replacing them doesn't resolve, it could also be due to faulty clock spring as those seem to be a common fail point.


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Just curious how these cars are holding up as they head for 100K+ miles. Feel free to share your experiences if you're on your way to 100K.
I just got rid of my 2011 Sonata GLS, it had 170,000 miles on it. Over the past year it was using oil to a point that I would check it every week. Depending on how hard I drove, I would have to add anywhere from a .5 qt to 1 qt.

No major repairs at all, just the recalls really. I did have to replace the clock spring and left front axle; everything else was normal maintenance (tires, rotors, pads, filters, etc). My son's 2011 had 127, 000 and I had to replace the clock spring, both front axles, he had an oil pan leak at the gasket, and everything else was recalls and normal maintenance. His got totaled after a guy crossed the double yellow and side swapped him pretty good. Now my son and wife (she had a 2013 with 30k miles, got $9000 for hers when I got rid of it) are driving 2015 Sonata's Limited.

I had to draw the line when I checked it before a road trip and had to add a qt, mid week I had to add a qt, then after returning I had to add another qt. That was the sign to let her go. Got $1200 for it and said good by. Now I'm rocking a 2018 Sonata Limited. I'm loving it.

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- Valve gasket replacement (completely fouled up 2 of the 4 plugs)
- Map Sensor
Could you elaborate more on the symptoms of both?

I am trying to diagnose non-linear acceleration on high RPM (sth like a sequence of misfires which occurs after 4k rpm, often followed by a cloud of black smoke if revved to red zone). In addition, 3 cyl spark plug gets fouled fast (compression is ok, coils and plugs are new, ran valve and injector cleaners numerous times, hot soaked pistons with seafoam and mmo). Oil consumption is heavy, around 1q per 500 miles.

P.S. 152k miles here.
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If you have issues with buttons on steering wheel and replacing them doesn't resolve, it could also be due to faulty clock spring as those seem to be a common fail point.
I'm thinking this is right. I dielectric greased and still have the same issue. I can smack the column right behind the wheel and it goes back to working. Got to be the clock spring. I needed the wheel anyway due to the original deteriorating from sun.
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Passed 200,000 miles this week on my 2011 GLS, bought it new. It is still driving great and has been perfectly reliable.
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