2000 Hyundai Sonata 2.4 from North America
This car will drain your wallet
First day after purchase, check engine light comes on. Call seller; acts like he doesn't know me, and avoids me.
The car did not qualify for lemon law private seller. Find out I needed exhaust work that would cost me $800.
Went back to mechanic one day later, check engine light back on, same problem. He welds something and sends me on my way.
Constantly replaced mass air flow sensor.
Replaced oxygen sensor, alternator, fixed heater, fuel lines, cylinders and plenty more problems.
This car has been nothing but problems, and has cost me thousand of dollars to repair.
Now it stalls and cut off at stops lights. Check engine light on again; was told to replace mass air flow sensor and oxygen sensor again. Did that to no avail.
Someone please help me, I don't know what to do. I have been to numerous mechanics, and some don't even want to touch it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st January, 2011
There are tools available for used car shoppers, that can help arm you with information to avoid problems like this person experienced.
Take, for instance, CarMD (www.carmd.com). In a few seconds it scans the car's computer to see if there are any current or pending problems. It even comes with computer software and toll-free access to ASE Techs who can let you know how much repairs will cost. That way, if you still like the car, you can ask for a discount based on needed repairs. If it's something serious, you know to steer clear.
Try the crank shaft position sensor. Don't blame Hyundai for your bad experience with an 11 year old car with 120k miles on it. It's not the company's fault you bought a piece from a crook, and kept getting had by shady-tree mechanics. Have you ever tried taking it to a dealer who employs people who are trained to work on your car? I'm a Hyundai technician, and I hate to see people get played like you have. But you get what you pay for. Always remember, short term deals often lead to long term headaches. If you are seriously into keeping this car, then bite the bullet and take it to a professional. Just sayin'.
Good luck! If you have any other questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a 2000 as well, and I couldn't agree more. This car has been nothing but problems, time and money. I would never own one of these cars again.