The manual transmission may become difficult to shift into third gear. This is common caused by worn synchronizers. Our technicians tell us that revised synchronizers are available to correct this concern.
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Slipping of the automatic transmission and/or loss of forth gear may be caused by failure of the end clutch. Replacement of the failed clutch will be necessary to correct this issue.
The motorized seat belt may chatter or become jammed in its track and not operate properly; Hyundai issued a recall for 1990 - 1994 model years that should correct this concern.
The engine may be slow to warm up due to a stuck open thermostat. Replacement of the thermostat is required to correct this issue.
The coolant valve under the right side of the dash may develop a leak. This can easily be mistaken for a leaking heater core. Our technicians recommend careful diagnoses of coolant leaks in the area.
A hard starting issue may be a result of loss of fuel pressure due to a cracked in-tank fuel line. Our technicians recommend to carefully check the in-tank fuel line if the fuel system will not hold pressure after the ignition is turned off.
Water leaking into the trunk may be caused by incomplete sealing in the wheel wells. Any body seams inside the trunk should be inspected and sealed as necessary if water is found inside the trunk.
A hard start or rough idle when cold may be noted. Our technicians tell us a powertrain control module software update is available to correct this concern.
If you experience excessive engine noise on startup (after the engine has been turned off for several hours) that lasts for more than five or six seconds, turn off the engine and check that the engine oil level is correct. If the oil level is correct, the noise may be caused by the timing chain tensioner. Hyundai has an improved tensioner to correct this problem.