2006 Sonata subframe rust

Discussion in 'Hyundai Sonata' started by Voyager, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Voyager

    Voyager Guest

    I just changed the oil on my 06 Sonata which just passed 50K miles. It
    has just come through its 3rd winter in PA/NY. After reading about the
    recall on the older Sonatas for front subframe rust, I took a close look
    at mine while I had the car up on the ramps. Even though I believe mine
    is exempt from the recall, I was somewhat surprised at the amount of
    rust down under on this car. It has more rust than my 2003 Dodge
    Caravan which has 6 winters under its belt. It doesn't have as much
    rust as the frame of my 1994 Chevy truck, but then the truck has what
    appears to be 3 times thicker metal.

    At the current rate, I don't think this car will be safe at 10 years of
    age and I'm wondering if I will even get 6 years and 100K miles. Does
    anyone else have a 2006 Sonata? I'm curious if you are seeing much rust
    on your front subframe.

    Voyager, Jun 10, 2009
  2. Voyager

    Mike Marlow Guest

    Hey Matt - mine is an 06 and I'll look under it over the next few days, and
    post my observations.
    Mike Marlow, Jun 10, 2009
  3. Voyager

    Voyager Guest

    Sounds good, Mike. Depending on what you find, maybe we can exchange
    digital pictures and compare that way. Mine isn't seriously rusted at
    this time, just seems rusted a lot more than my other vehicles as
    compared to their respective ages and "winters."

    Voyager, Jun 10, 2009
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