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Q: CV Boots and Axles..both sides on 2003 Hyundai Sonata

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I've been told that my 2003 Sonata needs the above-noted repairs. I hear a clicking noise when I turn my wheel. I have 88K miles on my car. I don't see other owners complaining about this problem on your website, so I am wondering if I really do need new CV boots and axles on both sides. Hyundai has told me that it's not covered under my warranty and they have had no recalls or service reports. I have been told that it is very unusual that I should need this type of repair for a car of this age with this much mileage. If I do need this repair, should I go to the dealership or an independent repair shop? I've been quoted $400 or more. Does that seem reasonable? I bought this car because I liked the way they stood behind their product, as well as the safety features of it. But I have learned that they are not always 100% behind their product. I can't believe how many service reports are listed that I was never notified about. The only recall notice I got was about my door handles, which took months to replace, even after they made an appt. with me to replace them!

I am worried about the clicking sound when I turn. Safety is a big issue since I drive everyday with children in my car. I'm not sure I am getting honest answers. Can you help? Thanks!
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I too have a 2003 Sonata and am experiencing the same thing. I know this sound is the CV joint from a prior car I owned had the same thing happen. Back then I did the work myself and it was fairly straighforward and simple, however, I will have a qualified mechanic do the work this time. I was quoted $340.00 by the dealership so I will probably shop around for a better price closer to home. This is not something specific to Sonata's but even though there are no recalls I wonder if it isn't a weak point in these cars for it to happen so relatively early in their lives. It is not a real emergency safety concern but it sure is a troublesome sound. I have a question for you though, have you had any headlight issues? I am replacing the headlamp on one side or another regularly and see lots of one-eyed Sonatas on the road. Also, it took a year for the dealership to inally get my door handles replaced.
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