About a month ago I wrote about my daughters 2004 Tib. She was having
trouble when downshifting. Shifter would hang up and it was not possible to
free it without muscling it out of gear. Much advice and comments were
offered, including watch the build up of the floor mats that might prevent
full depression of the clutch (five speed trans.). Bleeding the clutch
master cylinder did not help, adjust the linkage did not help. Three trips
to the dealer did not solve the problem, "We can't get it to do it," was
typical. No one at the dealership seemed to be familiar with the problem.
Last Thursday my daughter took her Tib in again. Service writer was not
helpful at all. Car was acting up badly (usually had to be driven in heavy
traffic before problem would show up). No one was available to ride with my
daughter so she could demonstrate the problem. She was getting very
frustrated with Hyundai in general and the dealership in particular.
Service writer finally asked a mechanic if he could possible take a ride.
"What's the problem?" he asked. My daughter started to describe it and he
stopped her in mid-sentence. "Oh, that's the flywheel. Have had others."
Dealership had to order the parts in. Should (hopefully) be in this week.
Time will tell if the problem is solved.
In spite of Hyundai's warranty the dealership has already advised my
daughter those parts that may have to be replaced that are clutch (not
warrantied) related will be her expense. All in all this purchase has not
been a postive event for her.