Sorry to hear that but I haven't heard of this happening to anyone else.
I just checked. If the crank pulley came off it would not hit the engine cradle. In fact there isn't an engine cradle at all. It's a FWD car and the K members have 4 mounts for the whole drive train assembly and none of them are near the crank pulley.
All pulleys that have only one bolt are counter-threaded. They don't just back out, they tighten up.
Also, there are several sensors around the serpentine belt. There is a sensor at the crank pulley and a sensor on every accessory. There is no way the ECU would allow the engine to start with the serpentine belt not in place.
How many million 1.6l engines has Hyundai sold? They do have the best warranty and top quality charts. It is suspicious that a crank pulley would just fall off.
I would probably take another VT but the dealer only has an auto with the nav. Two strikes against it-its auto and I like the manual better and it's silver. Doesn't bother me much but my wife really doesn't like silver cars. I would take the orange, or white.That really sucks. I'm surprised that it ran at all or it allowed you to restart it. I'm also surprised that the crank pulley only has one bolt holding it on.
3 hours for a tow truck is really bad too. Geico has gotten me a tow truck and delivered a rental in under an hour. I know who to call when I have a problem.
I'm fairly certain that your car will be shipped back to Hyundai in Korea for research and they will not attempt to have the dealership repair it. Another guy here had a transmission that failed and when the dealership diagnosed the problem Hyundai air freighted a new transmission from the Busan Korea factory and took the failed one back to Busan for research.
I get that you no longer want that car - and I doubt that Hyundai wants you to have that car either.
Do you no longer want a VT at all?
You sure could be correct about that, I don't know but I do know that for the first five years the whole car is warrantied, Hyundai says (calls it) "bumper to bumper" and this is true.This is the second time I've seen reference to a Hyundai's "10 Year" warranty. It only covers internal "lubricated" engine components, not pulleys, Turbos, ECU's, etc...
Sorry to see this hqappened to you. I would definitely push for a new car!
ALL cars I've ever looked at, owned, and worked on have only one bolt holding the crank pulley....I'm also surprised that the crank pulley only has one bolt holding it on...
I have pressed the issue with Hyundai of America and they have not been helpful at all. They refuse to give me the contact information (or have him call me) for what they call the Regional Service Director. He supposedly is the one making the decision to just make the repair. It's not like there was 500, 1000, or even 1500 miles. There was 313 miles on it and the car was not even titled to me yet.ALL cars I've ever looked at, owned, and worked on have only one bolt holding the crank pulley.