This past Monday, I got in my '07 Sonata with 8,000 miles on it. I started
driving in to the office (yeah, I know it was Memorial day, but....) about 5
miles from the house it started backfiring.... First one was really loud - I
would have thought I hit something if I wasn't paying attention. Check
engine light came on. I stopped and looked under the hood. Nothing bad
visible, no smoke, smells, etc. I started driving it again, and after a
couple of miles, it started backfiring again, and the check engine light
started flashing. I pulled into a parking lot. I called the dealer, and the
sales dept. was open, service was not. They told me to call the roadside
assistance number. That actually worked out pretty well - tow truck about 45
minutes later, and I didn't have to pay him after the car was dragged to the
Hyundai roadside assistance doesn't do anything about getting you a loaner /
rental car - you're on your own there.
I've been making daily phone calls to the dealer. Tuesday they were busy,
and said it got too late to order anything. Wednesday they told that the
ordered a fuel injector. Thursday they told me they were waiting for tech.
support because they only had like 60 pounds of pressure in a cylinder. This
afternoon, they told me they were still waiting for tech support.
This is a 3.3 V6. Anyone - Hyundaitech especially... Is this common? Either
the sudden failure, or the forever wait for Hyundai tech support?