Reliability update on my 4 year old Sonata

Discussion in 'Hyundai Sonata' started by Old_Timer, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. Old_Timer

    Old_Timer Guest

    The first warranty repair occurred at 15,000 miles. I had some
    concerns about the auto trannie from day one because I suspected it
    had something was wrong with it. At 15,000 miles it completely
    failed. Only one gear was still operating (even reverse was gone) and
    I limped into the dealership. With no argument they replaced the

    Now, fast forward to the four year point. We went to Daylight Saving
    time and my dashboard clock could not be updated. I took it to the
    dealership and they ordered a new clock and installed it, no hassle.

    I think that is a rather good four year track record. Only 2 problems
    in all. Oh yes, I did forget one more. The original battery was
    becoming weak just before they two year mark and Hyunadia replaced
    that at no charge.

    Old_Timer, Apr 20, 2004
  2. Old_Timer

    hyundaitech Guest

    Have you had any reliability problems with the reman trans? On the older
    model transmissions, the overall reman reliability was close to that of
    new, but on the newer trans models, I think the reman reliability hasn't
    changed while the new reliability has improved considerably. I'm not
    basing this on a large sample size, so I appreciate any input.
    hyundaitech, Apr 21, 2004
  3. Old_Timer

    Old_Timer Guest

    The replacement trannie has displayed no problems. It also does not
    show any of the little glitches that the original one had from day
    one. Example: I would back out of the driveway and shift from
    reverse to drive. The original trannie would sound like it was
    playing catch-up to go from reverse to drive. Also, with the original
    I could distinctly feel it when the trannie went into or out of
    lockup. I bleive it was faulty when leaving the factory.

    Old_Timer, Apr 21, 2004
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