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Hello everyone,

I just got my 2013 VT, Black AT, about a week and a half ago here in Atlanta. I think it's amazing, it fits all my needs perfectly, has enough power and handles well enough to have fun, and is actually practical considering I do consulting and have to drive clear across the country at times. Just a little background, I'm 22, I work in IT, I am in Atlanta for a brief time and then they are gonna send me out somewhere else. I have owned 9 vehicles previous to this one and all of them have been maintenance nightmares (I do all of the work myself).

I am approaching a 1000 miles and already have developed this vibration somewhere in the interior right around 2300 RPM's (it's quite loud and exists for a few hundred RPM's), and I have to say it's killing some of the magic of the vehicle. Do you think I can bring this in and complain about it enough for them to find it and fix it (under warranty?)
 

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Vibration? Where? try to identify the source location/area -- floorboards, dash, roof, doors, center console, etc.
 

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I had the same problem with mine, I had them roadforce the wheels and they found out one of my wheels was not balanced. After they balanced it the vibration went away. It was covered under warranty btw.
 

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I'm in Atlanta, work in IT, have a Blue VT and am likely to go somewhere else for my next contract!

Mine has been smooth as silk so far.

One of the main reasons I bought a VT was because of its warranty - especially the 5 year/60,000 bumper to bumper concierge service.

Unlike you, I'm old and want to have everything covered and a loaner car while it is being fixed.
 

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I'm in Atlanta, work in IT, have a Blue VT and am likely to go somewhere else for my next contract!

Mine has been smooth as silk so far.

One of the main reasons I bought a VT was because of its warranty - especially the 5 year/60,000 bumper to bumper concierge service.

Unlike you, I'm old and want to have everything covered and a loaner car while it is being fixed.

Lol we must all work in IT, anyways I think the noise your hearing is the waste gate. I can't confirm tho but I dealt with it on my Genesis Coupe.
 

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If it is only happening at 2300 RPM it is not a wheel problem.

If it is only happening at 2300 RPM at highway speed, check the wheels.
 

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I have a slight tinny, buzzing noise. I feel that i might be a heat shield issue/thing. Not too concerned with it though, but yes, it does kill some of the magic ;).
 

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If it happens at a certain rpm regardless of road speed it is in the engine somewhere.

I would not hesitate for a second to bring mine back to the dealership for anything - especially in the first year they have to fix everything.

In fact, if you don't bring it back and the problem causes other issues they can try to use that to weasel out of the warranty.

Any dealership that does not honor the 5 year, 60,000 mile warranty with anything but an apology and a loaner will find the back of my lawyer's hand quite distasteful.
 

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So here what mine does, when its still cold, when I start off in first gear, I hear the sound of "howling owl" when I still have it in gear and the clutch pushed in as well. anyone else?
 

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It's definitely either in the interior near the back, or its somewhere in the exhaust. I mean the engine vibrations in this car aren't exactly refined, so the RPM "range" it happens in is because it produces about the same resonance in cabin. I am not used to having a vehicle with a warranty ... so I don't know what I should bring it for :p
 

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My previous car was a Suzuki - don't judge - and it had the same 10 year, 100,000 mile drive-train warranty on it.

My experience was that the dealership was quick to perform warranty service on it because they got paid for it. They had no interest in denying any warranty work. They seemed anxious to do warranty work and gave me a survey afterwards to rate how happy I was with my warranty.

I don't expect Hyundai to be much different since they are working the JD Edwards rankings.
 

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Good point. Maybe I should just exercise my warranty. That was one of the factors that made me buy this car, I think in a year or two I will get a GC
 

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My drivetrain is smooth, smooth, smooth and very quiet. There are no vibrations or resonances in the cabin at all. In fact, I was perturbed by a little scuffing sound and it turned out to be the passenger seat belt latch swinging back and forth against the side of the seat. It is so quiet that even that miniscule noise was noticeable as the loudest sound.

Have it checked out by the dealer.
 
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