Question about 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited
I just bought a 2010 santa fe sport. the first couple of hundred kilometers it felt like a vibration in the seats and a little in the steering wheel. at about 80 to 120 kilometers an hour. it gets worse with speed. i even feel it when i go a little slower, lilke a hopping feeling or a up and down with stiff suspension. I took it back to the dealer and the tech ( tire boy) took it on the road and cam back no vibration. he balanced the tires again, while scratching one of my 18" rims by leaning the painted surface on the shop floor. and gave it back to me. now the vibration is worse.
heard of a tsb# 08-ss-003 that comes from hyundai that describes the symptoms that i and lots of other hyundai owner are experiencing. it states that hyundai recommends the tires and rims be put on a RFV hunter 9700 road variance machine. or radial force balance the wheels and tires. that way there is pressure ( up to 1400 lbs) on the tire and rim and simulates actual road conditions rather then basic balancer that hyundai dealers have in our area.
I asked the service manager if he has a hunter machine and quoted the TSB, he replied that is from the hyundai usa, not hyundai canada and that he is not able to cover the cost of this proceedure, even though hyundai recommends this if a vibration is not solved by regular balancing.
so i have an appointment with a tire shop on friday to have all wheels and rims checked for out of round, bent rims and flat spots. i think this is a tire issue and i have heard that these hyundais come from alabama plant and that they sit for a while before being sold and develop flat spots. so i am going with this machine to see if there is any problem with the tires, this machine will pick up everything.
i am going to see what the result is from the hunter 9700 RFV balancer. the tires are bridgestone duellers H/T that i have found out are just junk and are prone to defects. since i don't even have 2000 k's on this car i think they will warrantee the tire. I heard so many horror stories about going back to dealer many times to just be given the brush off. the reglar balancer won't pick up what this machine will so i think i am saving myself some time fighting with the dealer, who will only do an alignment and balance and no change. after all, hyundai recommends this machine!! hoever my dealer won't pay for the use of it and most dealers in the city don't have one, although, audi, most gmc dealers and ford have them in the shop.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
it depends how bad its vibrating yes it does req rebalancing the longer you leave this more components will wear to like track rod ends,uneven tyre wear caused by tracking issues if money is tight at the moment you could try swapping front wheels with rear if you have two trolley jacks & tyres have decent tread hope that sheds some light onto situation.
Posted on Dec 16, 2008
TSB means technical service bulletin, the are bulletin that refer to a certain problem with the car
you should contact your dealership and tell them about the TSB
number, they will tell you about the warranty if it applies.
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
Check the CV shafts. To do that turn the steering wheel all the way and slowly take off, radio off, and listen for a "clunking" type sound. The turn the wheel the other way, all the way and do the same.
Kinda' sounds as if the CV shafts need some attention. :-)
Posted on Jan 21, 2010
This is a warranty issue covered by Toyota for this list of makes and models:
Go to this link, find your vehicle, and take to a Toyota dealer for the repair.
Please let me know how it goes.
Posted on Feb 12, 2010
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