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3.4

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,106 miles

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2002 Hyundai Sonata clutch problems

clutch problem

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2002 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 112002

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 1,911 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

S10 appropriate handling fm owner of a 2002 Hyundai Sonata concerned re defected clutch, has had several clutch repairs. The consumer stated the clutch was replaced six times. The consumer stated each time the clutch had to be replaced, they found a different defect; such as excessive play and slippage.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jan 102004

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 76,300 miles
I purchased a 2002 Hyundai Sonata and have had nothing but trouble with it. To date we have had the O2 sensors replaced due to numerous check engine indicators. We have had the clutch replaced, the transmission replaced, the clutch depression switch after having the clutch and transmission replaced the switch failed to work consistently preventing the car from starting. After having the switch replaced, the very next day I smelled an electrical burning smell which then caused my headlights to dim the heater fan/motor to drop in speed and the windshield wipers to move very slowly. I brought the car to the dealership, houser Hyundai of springfield, MA. And while waiting for the service bay doors to open the car was enveloped in a cloud of smoke the instant I turned the heater on (January 10, 2004) temp outside was -9 degrees. At any rate the service manager was notified the instant I smelled something burning but he did not see the smoke when I was waiting at the dealership the next day. He did admit to smelling the burning "?" but could not duplicate the problem when we left it to be checked and I was told there was nothing they could do. The old saying goes where there is smoke this "fire" so I am checking it off as such in this complaint. The car is and has been a saftey concern to me and my family. I have a co-worker and my wife as witnesses to both the burning smell and electrical "load" malfunctions due to what ever has short circuited and my wife in particular observed the "smoke" billowing from beneath the car on the day we brought it to the dealership. I fully intend to file a complaint as well with the Massachusetts state government of which I am employed under the "lemon law." Respectfully; dale wyman.

- Wales, MA, USA

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