I HAVE GOOD NEWS: From all the good advice from car talk people I was well-prepared for the Hyundai recall of Sonatas. I had none of the symptoms of metallic noise in engine or oil light on…but I did have too much oil consumption. Because my car was targeted in recall, with my complaints I was told to do an oil consumption test where dealer does oil change and after 1200 miles checks level. There was no oil leakage or apparent discharge from tailpipe.
LONG STORY SHORT, AFTER THIS TEST HYUNDAI GAVE APPROVAL FOR A NEW SHORT ENGINE BLOCK (RECALL REPAIR) THEN THEY INFORMED DEALER THAT I WOULD GET A WHOLE NEW ENGINE (WITH TRANSFERABLE WARRANTY). ENGINE BEING PUT IN TOMORROW......CAR LOOKS ALMOST KNEW INSIDE AND OUT...NO ACCIDENTS. 103,000 MILES WITH NEW ENGINE!!! YOU GUYS HELPED ME FOLLOW YOUR LEADS WITH ALL YOURT KNOWLEDGE. JUST HOPE THE REST OF THE CAR HOLDS UP NOW WITH NEW ENGINE....OR WILL BE SELLING POINT AS WELL.