Well, I had a new one this morning with my 06 Sonata. For context, it
was a tad cool last night with a night-time low of -19.9F and it was
still -17 when I started the car. Nights like that are where the Mobil
1 5W20 really earns its keep.
Anyway, this cold did two things:
1. Confirmed again how feeble the Sonata heater/defroster is. After 30
minutes of driving with the temp on high and the fan on 3 (4 is just too
noisy), the windshield was still frosted both inside and outside for its
upper 1/3. But I have mentioned this here before over the years. :-)
2. When I first clicked on the high beams, there was a couple second
pause before they came on. The stalk moved just fine, but the lights
didn't come on right away. I had to dim them and when I went back to
high the second time, they never came on. However, they were working
find again on the way home tonight when the temps were about 10 above.
I am guessing a sticky relay, but am not sure. Anyone else have this
And the clutch barely came back off the floor when shifting. Very
sluggish! Still can't beat my old Chevy truck in the cold. Clutch
works fine at -20 and it has a heater that would warm a small mobile
home! Note to Hyundai: Hire GM to design your HVAC systems. I have
never had a GM car (not even a Chevette I owned) that didn't have a
powerful heater and defroster.