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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.

A defective exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) switching valve may cause an intermittent rough or unstable idle engine.

If you have driven your car a few miles and experience a hesitation during acceleration, possibly accompanied by illumination of the Check Engine Light, the problem may be related to a defective front oxygen sensor. An updated sensor is available to correct this problem.

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 rough idle or hard starting condition may develop, most noticeable when the engine is cold, with fault code P161B stored in the powertrain control module (PCM). Our technicians tell us that a PCM software upgrade is available to correct this concern.

Prior to replacing the automatic transmission fluid (to improve shift quality), make sure that the transmission fluid level is correct. Also, make sure the computer that controls the transmission has the most up-to-date adaptive programming information. When servicing these transmissions be sure to use fluid approved by Hyundai.

An idle fluctuation may be noted, the Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate. Replacing the throttle position sensor and updating the powertrain control module (PCM) software will commonly correct this concern.

I had my car to many mechanics and replaced many parts when my temp gauge kept reading hot, but it actually wasn't. A master tech finally listened to me and went directly to the problem. The manufacturer had not installed one of my ground wires to the engine. That explains why I kept going through batteries and headlight bulbs. Finally the issue got to my temp gauge and my window motor. Not having that ground, my car was handling it in oth...

Excessive wear of tires due to alignment problems. Dealer suggested replace front struts which only made problem worse. Re-check by dealer indicated inability to adjust due to non adjustable front upper ball joints. Replacement ball joints priced at over $400 plus labor and then add front alignment or all 4 wheels at more cost for a total of $685.50 cost. Left dealer with no further attempt to repair. Went to local garage who purchased MO...

If the alternator fails, it should be replaced with an improved design which is better able to replenish electrical power to the battery. The new alternator requires a different diameter drive belt.

Prior to replacing the automatic transmission fluid (to improve shift quality), make sure that the transmission fluid level is correct. Also, make sure the computer that controls the transmission has the most up-to-date adaptive programming information. When servicing these transmissions be sure to use fluid approved by Hyundai.

Prior to replacing the automatic transmission fluid (to improve shift quality), make sure that the transmission fluid level is correct. Also, make sure the computer that controls the transmission has the most up-to-date adaptive programming information. When servicing these transmissions be sure to use fluid approved by Hyundai.