Problem with Hyundai

Danny W

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The engine block has cracked on our 2011 Hyundai Tucson. My wife has been told of at least 5 similar instances of blown engines in the new Hyundais. Has anyone heard of or had a similar problem?

thanks,

Danny
 

YUL514

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Hi,what size is your motor?My wife own a 2009 Santa Fe with a 3.3L V6 and it's running fine.My sister-in-law bought a 2010 Santa Fe and she had a lot of problem with the transmission.It was so bad that,for a small fee, Hunday changed it for a 2011.
At least,yours is still under warranty.
Good luck.

Mike
 

Eddy

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Now I'm scared

I'm looking for a jeepeta and Hyundai was my first choice. But now ??????
 

RacerX

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You were looking for a jeepeta and Hyundai was your first choice was your first mistake. You could have gotten a Ford Escape or a Honda CRV but no...Now if this car is in DR I have no idea how you are going to get this fixed. Because there is no warranty and I wanna know who is going to pay the $3K for the replacement motor?
 

TheHun

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Well, most 2006- mid 2009 Honda Civic 1.7L engine blocks are cracking like crazy, so it's not just the Korean brands.
I have heard of the problem, but so far it effects the 4 cylinder blocks.


The Hun
 

Eddy

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You were looking for a jeepeta and Hyundai was your first choice was your first mistake. You could have gotten a Ford Escape or a Honda CRV but no...Now if this car is in DR I have no idea how you are going to get this fixed. Because there is no warranty and I wanna know who is going to pay the $3K for the replacement motor?
My first choice but I haven't bought anything yet. A friend of mine swears by them. Has bought 4 so far, travel all over the DR with no problems. Anyway, I'm still shopping.
 

bachata

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You were looking for a jeepeta and Hyundai was your first choice was your first mistake. You could have gotten a Ford Escape or a Honda CRV but no...Now if this car is in DR I have no idea how you are going to get this fixed. Because there is no warranty and I wanna know who is going to pay the $3K for the replacement motor?
For a tune up on a Ford scape he will be charged with four hours labor as to replace the sparks plugs I'll have to remove the intake manifold.:pirate:

JJ
 

RacerX

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use platinum plugs so you only have to do it once.

and those 1.7L 4 cyls are Korean casted also.
 

bachata

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Racer three weeks ago a friend of mine trying to go around with the mechanical broke the spark plug on #2 cylinder of his Pontiac gran prix.
He is lucky I could get it out using one of those extractor for stripped screws with no damage to the threads or to the engine. I idled the motor for a little bit before installing the new spark p. just in case any small part of metal to be dropped inside the cylinder when drilling.

JJ
 

YUL514

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I find that a 1.7L for an all-wheels-drive too small.You loose a lot of power because of the additional differential and the transfer case.
Mike
 

RacerX

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its primarily for fuel economy and all wheel drive is often confused with 4wd. Its only designed for inclement weather conditions not real rough terrain.