In summer '13 I had both input and output sensor replaced in my Hyundai Tuscon '05 because of the output sensor fault code and fail safe shifting issues. Along with these sensors, Meineke replaced a flex pipe to muffle an absurdly load rumble. These troubles began as I was driving from WI to CA for the summer, either in the Rockies or the Mojave Desert. This work was done in LA while there for a summer internship.
By winter '14 (back in Wisconsin) I was getting the sensor fault codes again (now both input/output codes) along with the shifting problems, and the harley-level rumble had returned.
Having just dumped $1k into the car, I was hesitant to go get the same repairs but I couldn’t bring it back to the Meineke that did the work halfway across the country. I brought my car into a local WI shop because Meineke wouldn’t do anything about the sensors or flex tube that had gone bad in a matter of months, and redid the work from last summer = $600.
The WI mechanic hardly believes a NEW flex pipe was installed on my vehicle because of the condition the pipe was in. Please see the attached image and comment on whether this flex pipe resembles a flex pipe that has been on a vehicle for a few months. Thanks for the input!