It could. Whether it will depends on how reasonable the dealer and
Hyundai choose to be. It they are reasonable, they will assess whether
any missed maintenance is related to the failure in question. If it
isn't related, then they shouldn't deny the warranty coverage. However,
if it is related, then I think they should deny your warranty. After
all, why should I subsidize via higher vehicle costs your unwillingness
to maintain your car?
An example of this is that I had a transmission problem with my old
Excel. When I contacted Hyundai about it, they asked about the service
history of the car and specifically about whether the timing belt had
been replaced. It hadn't because I purchased the car used and didn't
have the maintenance schedule, so I didn't know the timing belt needed
to be replaced at 60K miles. However, they covered the transmission
problem anyway, since I had maintained the vehicle properly otherwise
and promised to change the timing belt, which I did before the tranny
work was done. BTW, this occurred at 64K miles, which was out of
warranty for older Hyundais, which only came with a 60K mile warranty.
I'd say that's pretty outstanding customer service.
More likely, Brian, the dealer chose to ask about your timing belt. I've
never seen a Hyundai rep ask about an immaterial item to the failure in
question. I suspect the dealer knew they could get the tranny covered for
you and used this as leverage to get you to do the timing belt.
The local dealer was never involved in the transaction. I spoke directly
with Hyundai after having the problem diagnosed by a reputable local
AAMCO dealer, who I had dealt with before on another vehicle. Hyundai
even agreed to let them do the work. BTW, the rebuild (new bearings)
lasted over 100K miles compared to the original 64K. Come to think of
it, so did the timing belt.
Your link is to a particular dealer's maintenance package. You should not
confuse this with the maintenance requirements prescribed by Hyundai, which
may be fewer or more.
I looked at www.hyundaiusa.com, and I see they've changed things a little.
If you go to this page:
you should be able to register and get what you desire. Compare the
manufacturer's requirements with the dealer's services. You'll see
whether you need everything they're pitching or whether you'll need to add
I logged into my account at hyundaiusa.com and checked out the maintenance
schedule. There is no mention of timing belt changes at all for the 4
cylinder! Also, at the 7500 mile service I was charged to adjust the rear
brakes, which confused the heck out of me, but I paid it....... It's also
not on the Hyundai recommended service.
For some reason, my answer got lost in the ether.. I have a 2006 4 cyl. I
paid for the rear parking brake adjustment, which is a drum, as you said. I
don't know if they adjust the cable or the shoes. Do you see that
requirement for your car when you log into hyundaiusa.com? I sure didn't.
I haven't checked hyundaiusa.com, but I believe it is in the maintenance
section of my owner's manual, but it has been 6 months since I read it,
so I'm not 100% sure of that. However, most drum brakes need adjustment
unless they are self-adjusting, which is not likely with a parking brake.
Yea, I think it is in the manual, but it's not on the hyundai site. I guess
they just haven't got it programmed in correctly. My parking brake worked
very well after just 6000 miles so they probably did nothing except check to
see that it worked and charged me..... Oh well.
That may well be. Mine isn't as powerful as I'd like, but it is enough
to hold the car when parked. I used it a few times to stop from 30 MPH
or so to get the shoes seated well, and it took a long time to stop.
So, I'd say it really is more of a parking brake than an emergency
break! Mine may need adjustment, but I haven't had time to look at it
yet and it isn't bad enough to worry about.
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