Hyundai

2002 Hyundai Elantra bumpy ride

Dear Doctor: I’m the original owner of a 2002 Hyundai Elantra with 52,000 miles. I don’t feel like I’m getting a smooth ride. It seems the car is picking up every little blemish on the road. Even when I shift … Continue reading

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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe steering wheel lock-up

Dear Doctor: I own a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe. When I first purchased it I noticed at times the steering wheel and ignition would lock-up. After having service check it out, they replaced the ignition, and the problem stopped. Now, … Continue reading

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2006 Hyundai Sonata oil pressure light stays on

Dear Doctor: I noticed the oil pressure light on my 2006 Hyundai Sonata stays on for several seconds when the engine is started, and is especially noticeable after an oil change. The oil light used to go off within 2 … Continue reading

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2009 Hyundai Sonata – “hard downshifting”

Dear Doctor: I own a 2009 Hyundai Sonata and in December I started having problems with “hard downshifting,” but shortly thereafter the problem stopped. Then in February it started again and has gotten progressively worse. When I looked online I … Continue reading

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2011 Hyundai Elantra – spare tire or donut

Dear Doctor: I recently bought a 2011 Hyundai Elantra and was not told the car did not have a spare tire or donut. Instead of a tire, there is a “kit-type set-up” of a pump and something like a sealant. … Continue reading

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2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited – harsh ride

Dear Doctor: I recently purchased a 2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited. The car is exceptional, except for the harsh ride. I’ve always used a fuel additive in my previous vehicles, but the dealer and the owner’s manual say not to put … Continue reading

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2004 Hyundai Sonata – experiences skip highway speeds

Dear Doctor: My wife’s 2004 Hyundai Sonata (144,000 miles) occasionally experiences a skip at highway speeds — a half second where it seems to lose power but then returns to normal. Typically this will occur after driving two to three … Continue reading

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