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1997 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sdn Auto

  • Driver & front passenger dual airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Rear child safety door locks
  • 2-point color-keyed center rear lap belt
  • Front/rear assist grips (3)
 
Crash Test Results for the 1997 Hyundai Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
Rating
Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
1997 Hyundai Accent 34Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Hyundai Elantra 33Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Hyundai Sonata 3412Not
Tested
 
Service Bulletins for 1997 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sdn Auto
1997 HYUNDAI SONATA:

Bulletin Number: 0236030
OBD-II READINESS TEST DRIVE CYCLE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 0290009
SUBJECT REGARDING DIAGNOSTIC GUIDE FOR CLIFFORD AND DEI SECURITY SYSTEM. *JG

Bulletin Number: 0636006
EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION (EGR) SYSTEM DIAGNOSIS. *KB

Bulletin Number: 117
INFORMATION ON EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION. *SLC

Bulletin Number: 133
PRE-CONDITIONS FOR READINESS MONITORS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 5NP-S9D9P-10
THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION ON COMPONENTS, ATTRIBUTES, AND PRECAUTIONS OF THE 7-SPEED DRY-TYPE DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION (DCT).

Bulletin Number: 9701998
RECALL 97V-026 - THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR THERMAL SWITCH CIRCUIT CONTACT POINTS MUST BE CLEANED ON CERTAIN HYUNDAI VEHICLES WHICH FALL INTO THE FOLLOWING PRODUTION RANGES TO CORRECT A POSSIBLE INTERMITTENT INTERRUPTION OF WIPER OPERATION

Bulletin Number: 97090120009
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ON BLOCK HEATER. *YC

Bulletin Number: 97090136003
SUBJECT PERTAINING TO THE CRANKSHAFT AND CAMSHAFT POSITION SENSOR LOCATION. *YC

Bulletin Number: 97090140029
THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR AND IDLE SWITCH ADJUSTMENT PROCEDURE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 97100120012
SHOP MANUAL CORRECTION ON CYLINDER HEAD BOLT TORQUE SPECIFICATION. *YC

Bulletin Number: 97100140032
INFORMATION REGARDING END CLUTCH RETAINER AND CLUTCH PLATE MODIFICATION. *YC

Bulletin Number: 97110120013
DESCRIPTION AND INFORMATION ON A NEW FRONT CASE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 97110120014
PROVIDED PROCEDURES FOR THE INSTALLATION OF A BLOCK HEATER. *YC

Bulletin Number: 97110160006
SERVICE PROCEDURE AND INSTALLATION OF THE TRUNK MOUNTED SPOILER. *YC

Bulletin Number: 97110160007
INFORMATION ON TORSION BARS, GAS STRUTS AND CHMSL. *YC

Bulletin Number: 97110199004
VARIOUS INFORMATION ON PROPER CARE FOR VEHICLE EXTERIORS AND CORRECTIVE STEPS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9720002
THE CYLINDER HEAD TORQUE SEQUENCE FOR IN-LINE 4 CYLINDER ENGINES NOTED IN THE LISTED SHOP MANUALS IS INCORRECT. *JD

Bulletin Number: 9730002
IDLE SPEED CONTROL ACTUATOR (SHOP MANUAL CORRECTION). *TW

Bulletin Number: 9790002
ATM 3RD TO 4TH GEAR UPSHIFT DELAY DURING CRUISE CONTROL OPERATION. *TW

Bulletin Number: 9790005
AUDIO SYSTEM CONNECTOR REPLACEMENT. *TW

Bulletin Number: 9806-9836004
SHOP MANUAL ON DOHC SPARK PLUG WIRE ROUTING. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9836009
INFORMATION ON FUEL INJECTOR CONFIGURATION. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9840003
VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A HARSH 3-2 DOWNSHIFT. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9850002
SPECIFICATION ON REAR BRAKE DISC MINIMUM THICKNESS. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9880005
VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A WIND NOISE IN THE AREA AROUND THE RIGHT

Bulletin Number: 9880007
INSTALLATION PROCEDURES ON WOOD INTERIOR TRIM. *YC

Bulletin Number: 9890005
SUBJECT ON AIRBAG REPAIR KIT PART NUMBERS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 9936004
SUBJECT PERTAINING TO ( ELECTRICAL TROUBLESHOOTING MANUAL ) ETM CORRECTION FOR GROUND DISTRIBUTION . *TT

Bulletin Number: TSB-11-BR-002
HYUNDAI: ALL SONATA HYBRIDS. BRAKE BLEEDING PROCEDURE. *RM

 
Recalls for 1997 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sdn Auto
1997 HYUNDAI SONATA
NHTSA Campaign ID: 00V314001
Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Manufacturer: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
Manufacture Dates: 08/01/1996 - 07/09/1997
Potential Units Affected: 66086
Defect Description:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: ACCENT GT MODEL VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH DOHC ENGINES MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 19, 1996 THROUGH JUNE 30, 1997; 1998 ACCENT MODEL VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 6, 1997 THROUGH JUNE 25, 1998; 1997 SONATA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 1, 1996 THROUGH JULY 9, 1997 AND 1998 SONATA VEHICLES PRODUCED FROM JULY 9, 1997 THROUGH APRIL 24, 1998. THE EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEMS MAY APPLY EXCESSIVE VACUUM TO THE FUEL TANKS DURING THE CANISTER PURGE CYCLE. MINOR FUEL TANK DISTORTION COULD RESULT. A SMALL CRACK COULD DEVELOP ON THE UPPER FUEL TANK SURFACE. THE "CHECK ENGINE" LIGHT WOULD THEN ILLUMINATE AND, IN SOME CASES, THE VEHICLE DRIVER COULD NOTICE A GASOLINE ODOR.
Consequence:
FUEL LEAKAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE CAN RESULT IN A FIRE.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL PRESSURE CHECK THE VEHICLE'S FUEL TANK TO DETERMINE IF IT HAS CRACKED. IF IT IS CRACKED, A NEW FUEL TANK WILL BE INSTALLED. A NEW FUEL FILLER CAP THAT DECREASES THE AMOUNT OF VACUUM INSIDE THE FUEL TANK WILL ALSO BE INSTALLED. NOTE: THE 1997-1998 SONATA FUEL TANKS HAVE ALSO EXPERIENCED CRACKING. HOWEVER, AT THIS TIME, THE CAUSE FOR THE CRACKING HAS NOT BEEN IDENTIFIED. THIS PORTION OF THE CAMPAIGN WILL BEGIN AFTER HYUNDAI HAS DETERMINED THE CAUSE AND CORRECTIVE PROCEDURE.
1997 HYUNDAI SONATA
NHTSA Campaign ID: 97V026000
Component: VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER:MOTOR
Manufacturer: HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Manufacture Dates: 12/18/1995 - 10/18/1996
Potential Units Affected: 74965
Defect Description:
THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR CIRCUIT BREAKER ELECTRICAL CONTACTS WERE CONTAMINATED DURING ASSEMBLY.
Consequence:
THIS CONTAMINATION INTERFERES WITH THE ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT CONTINUITY AND PREVENTS THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR FROM OPERATING. INOPERATIVE WINDSHIELD WIPERS CAN CONTRIBUTE TO REDUCED VISIBILITY DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE CONTAMINANTS FROM THE WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR CIRCUIT BREAKER CONTACTS.
 


1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 4dr Sdn Series II - R7B

  • Warning chimes-inc: safety belts, headlamps-on, key-in-ignition,turn-signal-on
  • Driver & front passenger air bag inflatable restraint system
  • Color-keyed 3-point front/rear outboard safety belts w/rear center lap belt
 
Crash Test Results for the 1997 Oldsmobile Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
Rating
Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
1997 Oldsmobile Achieva 5413Not
Tested
1997 Oldsmobile Achieva 45Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Oldsmobile Aurora 33Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Oldsmobile Bravada 31Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass 4413Not
Tested
1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette 44Not
Tested
Not
Tested
Not
Tested
 
Service Bulletins for 1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette 4dr Sdn Series II - R7B
1997 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME:

Bulletin Number: 010601002A
REVISED PISTON PIN REMOVAL / INSTALLATION PROCEDURE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 533307B
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT FRONT SUSPENSION SCRUNCH / POPPING TYPE NOISE COMING FROM THE FRONT OF VEHICLE THAT IS APPARENT DURING LOW SPEED TURNING MANEUVERS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 549001A
CLN INDICATOR APPEARS ON RADIO DISPLAY AND DOES NOT TURN OFF (RESET CLN INDICATOR WITH THE EJECT BUTTON ON TAPE). *TW

Bulletin Number: 577106A
COLD START RATTLE NOISE (DIAGNOSIS/SERVICE PROCEDURE). *TW

Bulletin Number: 577106A
COLD START RATTLE NOISE. *TW

Bulletin Number: 676305
DIFFICULT TO DEPRESS ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND/OR ACCELERATOR CABLE SEPARATION (INSTALL ACCELERATOR CABLE AND CLIP). *TW

Bulletin Number: 677164
INTERMITTENT NEUTRAL OR LOSS OF DRIVE AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS OR FROM FOURTH GEAR (REPLACE CONTROL VALVE BODY ASSEMBLY). *TW

Bulletin Number: 736313
REDUCED ENGINE PERFORMANCE, RESTRICTED FUEL FLOW (CLEAN FUEL TANK, REPLACE IN-LINE FUEL FILTER AND FUEL PUMP STRAINER). *TW

Bulletin Number: 876002A
SOME V6 ENGINES MAY, ON A VERY INFREQUENT BASIS, HAVE AN OIL ODOR CONDITION THAT IS GENERALLY ENCOUNTERED AFTER THE ENGINE'S OIL HAS BEEN CHANGED.TYPICALLY THE ODOR LASTS APPROXIMATELY 1000 MILES AFTER THE CHANGE OF OIL AND THEN DOES NOT RE

Bulletin Number: 970801676305
SOME VEHICLES EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTIES TO DEPRESS ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND/OR AN ACCELERATOR CABLE SEPARATION. *YC

Bulletin Number: 970801735026
COMMENT THAT THE ABS LIGHT IS ON WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC'S) 46 AND 86 SET AS CURRENT OR HISTORY. *YC

Bulletin Number: 971101776304
SUBJECT PERTAINING TO DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOMS DUE TO FUEL INJECTOR DEPOSITS. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98576124A
COMMENTS ON A TICKING TYPE NOISE THAT BEGINS SHORTLY AFTER COLD ENGINE START-UP AND GRADUALLY DIMINISHES AS THE ENGINE WARMS UP. *YC

Bulletin Number: 98776304A
SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOM OF LONG OR HARD STARTS, CHUGGLE, ROUGH IDLE AND LIGHT OR INTERMITTENT MISFIRE. *YC

Bulletin Number: 99021
SUBJECT REGARDING SPARK PLUG WIRE FAILURE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 99021
SUBJECT REGARDING SPARK PLUG WIRE FAILURE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990309004
CUSTOMERS MAY COMPLAIN OF GRINDING / SCRAPING / GROANING NOISE FROM REAR SUSPENSION. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990604005
SOME OWNERS MAY EXPERIENCE A DRIVEABILITY SYMPTOM OF LONG OR HARD STARTS, CHUGGLE, ROUGH IDLE AND LIGHT OR INTERMITTENT MISFIRE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990604005A
SOME OWNERS MAY COMMENT ON DRIVEABILITY SYMPTONS OF LONG OR HARD STARTS, CHUGGLE, ROUGH IDLE AND LIGHT OR INTERMITTENT MISFIRE DUE TO CLOGGED FUEL INJECTORS. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990730030
SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HYDRA-MATIC 3T40, 4T60 OR 4T60-E TRANSXALES MAY COMMENT ON A GRINDING AND / OR GROWLING NOISE THAT IS NOTICEABLE WHEN IN PARK ON INCLINE. *TT

Bulletin Number: 990730030A
OWNERS OF SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH HYDRA-MATIC 3T40, 4T60, 4T60-E OR 4T65-E TRANSAXLES MAY COMMENT ON A GRINDING AND / OR GROWLING NOISE THAT IS NOTICEABLE WHEN STANDING IN PARK ON A HILL OR SLOPE WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING AND THE PARKING

 
Recalls for 1997 Oldsmobile Silhouette 4dr Sdn Series II - R7B
1997 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME
NHTSA Campaign ID: 03V527000
Component: STEERING:RACK AND PINION
Manufacturer: GENERAL MOTORS CORP.
Manufacture Dates: 04/01/1996 - 05/31/1997
Potential Units Affected: 750283
Defect Description:
CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES HAVE LOWER PINION BEARINGS IN THE POWER RACK AND PINION ASSEMBLY IN WHICH THE RETAINER TABS WERE NOT CRIMPED PROPERLY. THESE RETAINERS COULD FAIL AND PERMIT THE BALL BEARINGS TO ESCAPE.
Consequence:
IF THIS OCCURS, THE PINION SHAFT CAN BE FORCED UPWARD DURING LEFT TURNS AND BACK DOWN AS THE STEERING WHEEL IS MOVED BACK AND TO THE RIGHT. IF THE PINION SHAFT MOVES FURTHER, THE DRIVER WILL NEED TO EXERT MORE EFFORT TO TURN THE STEERING WHEEL, SIMILAR TO A VEHICLE WITHOUT POWER ASSISTED STEERING. IF THE PINION SHAFT MOVES EVEN FURTHER, THE DRIVER WILL REQUIRE MUCH HIGHER EFFORT TO TURN LEFT AND MAY NOT BE ABLE TO TURN THE WHEEL AS MUCH AS INTENDED. WITH THE MAXIMUM PINION SHAFT MOVEMENT, WHICH REQUIRES INTERNAL GEAR COMPONENT DAMAGE, THE DRIVER CAN ENCOUNTER HIGH RESISTANCE TO TURNING LEFT, FOLLOWED BY UNINTENDED POWER ASSIST TO THE RIGHT. IN ANY OF THESE CONDITIONS, A CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW LOWER PINION BEARING UNLESS INSPECT OF THE EXISTING BEARING INDICATES THAT REPLACEMENT OF THE GEAR ASSEMBLY IS NECESSARY. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 5, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080; CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438; OLDSMOBILE AT 1-800-630-6537; OR PONTIAC AT 1-800-620-7668.
 






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