Shocks for Late 2006/2007 Sonatas

My late 2006 Sonata drives me crazy going over bumps. It is teeth jarring. I went into the Augusta, GA dealership and asked the service manager if I
should replace the rear shocks with some cheap shocks so that the car will bounce over bumps instead of jarring me. He showed me a recall for the shocks. He says this ia a national recall for 2007s. He said his dealership's 2007s were on sales hold until the shocks are replaced. The shocks have not come in yet. The dealership I bought the car from (Atlanta) called to wish us Happy Thanksgiving. I told the sales guy about it and he didn't know of the shock problem, nor the sales hold. What gives? I want my shocks replaced before I have to get new dentures (ha ha). To me, there are two problems with the rear--one is the shocks and the other is a rattling noise also when one goes over bumps. It sounds like something is loose back there. I thought it was the spare tire, but it is not.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
JohnGa wrote:

Suspension of the Sonata is one of the worst I have seen.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
JohnGa - did you not test drive this brand new car? Surely such a terrible ride would have given pause to the purchase. FWIW when I test drove a 2007 Sonata V6 Limited I found the suspension just right. My Tiburon has significantly firmer suspension.
I do find it a bit jarring over railroad tracks and the like, but on the streets and highway, not a problem. At highway speeds, it is rather solid.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
wrote in message

tires.....what tires at what psi. 17" low aspect ratio tires at 36 pounds or 16 " tourers at 28 lbs???? makes all the difference.......I think there is some trolling going on here.

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Good point. In my case, the 17" at factory pressure of 30 psi. I have no reason to increase that. Handles too good to screw around with and I only cross the RR tracks maybe once a week.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Darby OGill wrote:

oh, yeah, trolling, sweet fist in the mouth of those who don't agree with you.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Wayne Moses wrote:

I own a Sonata 2006. And being quite happy with the fact that it feels inside pretty much like my Camry 2004 V6, even with a I4 engine, and 6000 buck less paid for it. But I am always amazed at how rough and unrefined the suspension is. What makes it even more obvious is that on smooth road the car seems to float noiselessly. It's not only that the suspension is noisy like hell even for the smallest crack in the asphalt, but it shakes you too.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Sales hold? They won't sell/deliver a car until the shocks, that have been use for a long time already, are replaced? That does not seem likely unless Hyundai is doing things different than Detroit ever did.
What happened to the old "move it off the lot and let the dealer fix it later attitude?" :)
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
It's true. They cite a possible rattling issue. As far as the salesman not knowing, most salesmen know nothing having to do with service.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

My V6 is 3 months old, and the ride has always been as smooth as silk. I do get an annoying low frequency rumble from the rear of the vehicle when at slowish speeds over rougher road surfaces. I don't understand why there are complaints about jarring, I've never experienced this. Reading around the forums, there is a fix for the suspension problem now. Funnily enough, although the whole world recognises the problem, and Hyundai have issued a fix kit, the principle dealer, service manager and servicing technician at my dealership claimed not to be able to hear the noise :o) However, I have to give Hyundai the thumbs-up. They've agreed to correct the problem and the customer service has been second to none. My previous Sonata (2002-2007) was perfect, and I had no cause for complaint or back-up service. cheers, nn
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
If you could look back until Marchyou would find I askedif they were back to putting "solid tires" on the new Sonata !! HARD tires and if you go over a speed bump in the parking lot over 3MPH you get the jolt! 17 inch HARD tires 30 lbs psi. Only complaint about the ccar except for the 25MPG highway
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

My average is 23.5, but all highway at 70 to 75 mph I'm 26 to 27 mpg.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Related Threads

    Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.