Question about 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe
Our engine seized on Friday and at first the garage said they thought it was the timing belt but then they said it was the gearbox. If the timing belt had not been changed by the dealer during the service at the recommened time (a) would it cause damage to the gearbox and (b) i assume they would be liable for any damage to the engine as a result of their negligance.
A broken timing belt should not affect the gearbox. The dealer does not by routine replace the timing belt at the recommended interval due to the cost. They inform you that it is due and then you choose to have them do the work or not. Can you imagine that you take your car in for routine maintenance and then get hit with an unexpected 700.00 bill because they replaced the timing belt without your knowledge? Besides, they'll probably stand on the legal ground that the timing belt interval is stated in your owner's manual, and claim that you should have read it to become familiar with your car.
Posted on May 21, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jun 17, 2015 | 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe
Jul 30, 2012 | 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe
Mar 23, 2011 | 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe
Mar 02, 2011 | 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
Jan 08, 2011 | 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe
Oct 08, 2010 | 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
Apr 21, 2010 | 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe
Aug 13, 2008 | Hyundai Santa Fe Cars & Trucks
Apr 20, 2017 | 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe
1,158 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: