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Need Help! Question for those with knowledge / experience in cars

Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by backtothewoooo, Sep 23, 2021.

  1. backtothewoooo

    backtothewoooo New Member

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    Hi. For those car-savvy people in the forum, I have a question.
    I took my almost 10-yr old Sonata to my regular car service place for a change oil (& to check squeak in wipers, plus check on the coupler they replaced in 2018). Wipers were changed & the coupler is out of their warranty period.

    When I got home & parked, there was no sound when I closed the doors thru my fob. I took it back & they checked - they changed the fob battery; made sure doors/hood are closed, disconnected the battery, but nothing worked. Verdict was the door latch is starting not to work properly & replacing it is the first step to take. They estimated $500+ for the door latch.

    Question - is it a reasonable coincidence that it happened after the oil change?
    What are my options?
    Thanks for your help in advance.
     
  2. Capricorn1964

    Capricorn1964 Well-Known Member

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    I doubt that that this is connected to oil changes- since you say the car is 10 yrs old- things do break or wear out due to age- my own Santa Fe’s is 11 yrs old and my passenger door’s door actuator is shot so I need to get it replaced.

    You can’t expect a car to be indestructible and last forever withOUT any repairs-

    what is the shop you took you took your car to??
     
  3. backtothewoooo

    backtothewoooo New Member

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    Hi. I forgot to add - the doors lock, it just doesn't make the sound when it locks. Also, when they tested, the passenger window was open (not sure if it matters).

    *Capricorn1964 - Thanks for your reply. I googled & door actuators seem to be around $100. Is door latch a different thing?
     
  4. glockenspiel

    glockenspiel New Member

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    Take it over to Fallon. See what they have to say. Good luck.
     
  5. Capricorn1964

    Capricorn1964 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, take it to Fallons Automotive- excellent shop and you never did say where you took your car to?
    Car latch IS different than lock actuator-
     
  6. backtothewoooo

    backtothewoooo New Member

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    Fallon is my regular car shop.
     

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