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Hyundai warranty?

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Question From ruthscott94 on Hyundai warranty?

What was the warranty for the 1999 Hyundai Accent? I think I know what it is, but I wanted a second opinion. Thanks

Response From georgelopez66

Original owner carries a 10/100k mile warranty provided the required maint has been performed. 2nd owner carries 5/60

Response From Loren Champlain Sr Top Rated Answer

Don't quote me, but I think it was 10yrs/100,000 miles to the original purchaser.

99 hyundai accent Headlights wont work

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Question From tillerbuck on 99 hyundai accent Headlights wont work

99 hyundai accent, headlights worked only on brights for several days, now they wont work at all bulbs are good wat could be wrong

Response From Loren Champlain Sr

tillerbuck; Although this sounds like a dimmer switch problem, I'd first check the headlamp bulbs, themselves, first. It is common for a customer to lose one headlamp and not notice. Until, the other one goes out.

Response From Hammer Time Top Rated Answer

I deleted the other duplicate.

07 hyundai accent

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Question From scottsrepair on 07 hyundai accent

Have a 07 hyundai accent, the timing belt broke and of course it bent valves, now customer says it is using oil, we have replaced the pcv and would like any help

Response From nickwarner

So you're saying you had the head rebuilt, installed it, and now the car is losing oil?

Response From scottsrepair

Yes, the timing belt broke at 96813 miles, bent all the intake valves we had them and the guides replaced, put everything back together, and now the check engine light flashes and they have had to add sometimes up to 2 quarts of oil at a time, they now have 100637 miles on it

Response From nickwarner

Pull the codes and post them. They don't fix the belt when they should, doubt they took care of it any other way either. Bet this used oil before and they're trying to screw you into giving them a new motor. If no external leaks and head is all good the customer is the only part needing replacement. We've all dealt with them. Good luck.

Response From Discretesignals

They have been driving it around for around 4,000 miles with the check engine light flashing? Yikes.

Response From nickwarner

They've been awarded the coveted Massengill award for being a complete and total douchebag. I have an artist carving it from marble as we speak.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Ah - those are just for decoration


Response From nickwarner Top Rated Answer

Small wonder they are called idiot lights.

Response From Hammer Time

That wouldn't be a surprise on a high mileage car when the new head increased the compression. Probably should have thought better about doing that head and just replaced the motor in the first place.

Response From Tom Greenleaf

I can smell that situation. Belt was ignored long enough to break so what else on the maintenance was ignored. Lower end may have been marginal before.
Any way to find out how much oil it is using now and trust that info?

Is this the type customer that just spent some bucks and now YOU own everything ever wrong with the car type?

Never mind your technical/mechanical skills you need to be a mind reader as well,


Hyundai oil change

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Question From Guest on Hyundai oil change

I recently had an oil change and now the car leaks oil. What's wrong?

Response From Guest

Unfortunately, most people will take a car to a garage of do it themselves for an oil change . If you do it yourself, it will cost you the price of your time as well as the cost for the oil and the filter. Then there is the problem of disposal of the dirty oil and filter. I hope that nobody is just dumping the oil down the sewage drain late at night, throwing it or the filter into a river or lake, placing it into the regular trash, or doing some other ecologically irresponsible act with the oil and filter. If you take it to a garage or some other quick change oil facility, you must make certain that they use the proper oil type (viscosity) and that the oil filter they are using meets the specifications of the manufacturer. There are many instances in which the oil or the filter is incorrect. This can lead to oil starvation and serious engine problems. Many people think that oil is oil, and that a filter is a filter, but that is not the case!Either way you do it, it is going to cost you some money. I don't know about you, but I value my own personal time at $20 an hour. So if I were to change the oil myself, it is going to cost me at least $35. Quick change oil facilities or Joe Schmuck's Garage cost that much as well. Here is a suggestion. Next oil change, take it to a Hyundai dealer. They will install the correct grade oil and Hyundai manufactured filter. That way you know there can be no mistake. I take mine to the Hyundai dealer and it costs me $31.86 to get it done. I have no scraped knuckles, no mess to deal with, and no worries about the oil and filter. Not only that, but if they really mess it up and it leaks oil, they are responsible. They also keep records of every maintenance action they perform on the vehicle. Later on when you go to sell it or trade it in, you have a complete record from a Hyundai certified dealer. When you can pull out all of the maintenance documentation for you car that shows all of oil changes were performed by a dealer at the correct intervals, the value of your car just increased significantly! I would much rather see a computer print out of maintence by a dealer, then to see some book hand-written in ink showing me that these are the dates and times that I changed the oil in my car. Anybody can sit down at the kitchen table the day before they sell their car and fill out one of those maintenance logs that comes with every car! Since it does not cost any more to take it to a dealer then it does to do it yourself or at some other bozo's garage, it only makes sense to take it to the dealer to get it done. No mess, no worries, and you have a complete maintenance history from a dealer.

Response From Tom Greenleaf


Should be easy even if a whole new oil change is called for, T

Response From Guest

I took the car to a garage for the oil change. Should I go back or go someplace else?

Response From Tom Greenleaf

Go back. I fearlessly think that folks do their best and they will know and stuff happens even with the best of intentions. If you really don't trust them take it elsewhere.

This could be unrelated to the oil change but either way you want to know and have this fixed. Takes some trust in the place you were at and your honesty about this. Bet you find satisfaction. Techs get rushed and stuff can happen. I left a job over being rushed by the boss as some things shouldn't be rushed but the whole world wants the fast food approach and the trade is trying but it's a tough nut!

Let us know how you make out and what was the problem, T

Response From Guest Top Rated Answer

ok I'll let you know

2001 Hyundai Sonata Hood Latch

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Question From Guest on 2001 Hyundai Sonata Hood Latch

Can someone tell me how to open the hood latch that's broken?

Response From DanD Top Rated Answer


Sorry just joking. LOL
But these kinds of jobs are like a search & rescue mission. Start taking things apart until you can get to the latch or the latch’s release cable and pop the hood open?