This is BITOG. There is as a matter of routine Hyundai and CVT hate. Many guys on here love the same flavor Kool-Aid.Holy smokes, im shocked at the amount of hate against Hyundai / Kia in this thread.
Here is my 2 cents on the 2.4L and 2.0L turbos, after owning at least a half a dozen Hyundai and Kia vehicles in the last 15 years with almost all of them in "problematic" years. 11-16.
No, ive NEVER had an issue with the 2.4L or 2.0L Turbo engines.
Yes, i did keep up on OCI 5-6K max with a full synthetic, and OEM filter.
Yes i did keep then engine full of oil
No, not one engine i've had has consumed any measurable amount of oil even after 6000 miles.
Yes, These engine do see WOT, and sometime often.
I'm not saying that they dont have not issues but I think a lot of it comes back to owner maintenance, 7500 OCI+ on regular dealer bulk oil, being under filled if you go "by the book", and then "IF" an issue does pop up and the 2.4L or 2.0L start burning oil the owners do not notice it and in turn the engines run very low on oil and then blow. And I'm also not saying that some of them came from the factory with a defect which SOME did but not all of them and not all of the 2.4 L or the 2.0 L turbo's are a ticking time bomb. Ive never had to warranty one of mine 2.4L or 2.0L Turbo engines, and they are NOT babied, but I keep a extremely strict regimen with the oil changes OEM filters now and 5 to 6000 miles max it works out to changing the oil twice a year.
And here's even another thought it appears most of spec books put the oil change amount at 4.5 QTS for the 2.4L... In ALL of my Hyundai Engines i've added almost an additional full qt of oil to bring it to the full mark on the stick. How many of these 2.0s and 2.4L are running 1 quart low right after an all change and then for the whole duration of the oil change interval... Heres a photo of the KIa engine and somewhere along the line "4.5 WF" was written with pen on the air intake. the 4.5 qts puts it just below the add mark on the stick. i had to add a additional 1.1 qts for it to be "full". Same with our Sonata 2.4L that will actually take almost 6 quarts(5.9) to bring it to the full mark after an hour drain...
I would rather a company be super transparent then to sweep things under the rug. Yeah it took Hyundai being sued but they did address and warranty way more motors then they should've in my opinion. I think a lot of these motors failed because of maintenance issues running low on oil etc... Hyundai is not a company with a squeaky clean record but everything is out in the open in terms of recalls, TSB, customer improvement programs, motor issues etc. and they do appear to address the people that do have issues a majority of the time. Again I'm not saying that they will not deny you because there are stories of people being denied but majority of the time Hyundai does work with the consumer and nine times out of 10 they do replace motors and address issues via TSB's or recalls.. I know it does not look great on paper but in my opinion again it's because everything's out in the open unlike some other manufacturers that hide very large issues or blame others.
OT: im taking the kia in today to have not 1, 2, but 3 different recalls done.. Its a 10 year old kia that is still supported at the dealer. They will do the knock sensor update for the lifetime warranty on the motor, then add a fuse into the AC wiring to prevent fires, and they are even going to rustproof the car again.. In my opinion there's not too many manufacturers that will still support and work on a 10+ year old car..
I know some will take this as me putting a Hyundai on a pedestal but I've owned a few different manufactured cars such as the Acura TL type S that blew the transmission before 80K miles and the dealer told us to kick sand even after changing the fluid ever 20K with OEM fluid or what about ford and the 3.8L, yep blew two those engines before 100,000K. neither one of those issues made the publicity the Hyundai's have had, but the Acura transmission would literally lock up at 80 miles an hour on the Thruway the potential of a crash, and the dealer looked the other way..
Thats my 2 cents plus some...
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