Ssangyong Problems!




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  1. #1
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    Default Ssangyong Problems!

    This thread serves at a database of all problems experienced by Ssangyong owners. This will give potential buyers or owners of this specific make a database they can go through to see what problems their vehicle could possibly develop.

    To ensure this thread contains only information related to vehicle problems and to keep it easy to read and understand, there are a few very specific rules:
    -Copy the list below in bold into your thread and only provide the information asked for, no more, no less.
    -One list per problem. More than one problem can be posted in the same post, but use seperate lists.
    -No discussions will be allowed in this thread. If you want to discuss a specific problem, contact the poster directly or start a new thread in the relevant section. Copy the post across to the new thread if need be.
    -ANY comments, or posts not conforming to the list below, will be deleted.
    -Only post problems you personally experienced, please no friends' stories or hearsay's.
    Please help to keep this neat and factual.

    Thanks!



    Model:
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    Problem:
    Cause of problem(if known):
    Specifics of repair work carried out:
    Cost of repair:
    Who did the repair:
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N:
    Was damage covered by warranty:

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    I will then be the first to post

    Model:
    602 EL Executive, Automatic
    Year: 1996
    Mileage: Currently 285 000
    Problem: Mechanics - car overheated due to blocked pipe.
    Cause of problem(if known): Blocked pipe
    Specifics of repair work carried out: First repair job was not done properly, then I replaced the engine after 6 months, was not happy with the 2nd hand engine, then completely overhauled the original engine
    Cost of repair: 1. R10 000, 2. R6500 3. R25 000
    Who did the repair: Idiots, until I got hold of the right people
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: No!
    Was damage covered by warranty: No
    When nature calls
    Jacques Steyn

    2008 Nissan Patrol 4.8 GRX A/T (199kw)
    Tough Dog Suspension | Outback Extreme Rear Replacement Bumper | Ironman Front Bumper
    Air Helpers | Snorkel | Frontrunner Roofrack

    1996 Ssangyong Musso 602EL TD A/T Exec (82kw)
    Fibreglass Snorkel | Bilstein B6 | Disco 2 springs | Frontrunner Roofrack | ARB Front bumper | Custom Rear Bumper

    Swambo : 2012 VW Polo 1.4

    Ex 1982 Citroen CX Prestige automatic
    Ex 1976 Citroen GS Club
    Ex 2013 Honda CRV Exec Auto AWD
    Ex 2007 Toyota Auris 2.0 D4D
    Ex 2010 Honda Accord 2.4i Exec Manual (148kw)
    Ex 1997 Isuzu KB280LE TD D/C 2x4
    Ex 1997 Toyota Corolla RSI (121kw)
    Ex 1989 Toyota Corolla GLI TwinCam Exec (98kw)

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    Model: 602 EL TD Executive, Auto
    Year: 1996
    Mileage: 265 000
    Problem: Engaged in 4WD on high way driving at 130 km/h
    Cause of problem(if known): The electric vacuum solenoid malfunctioned and caused the front diff to seize at such high speed
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced diff, replaced solenoid and build a vacuum gauge into the console for future warning
    Cost of repair: Diff : R1600, Solenoid : R100, Gauge : R50
    Who did the repair: I did
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: No!
    Was damage covered by warranty: No!
    When nature calls
    Jacques Steyn

    2008 Nissan Patrol 4.8 GRX A/T (199kw)
    Tough Dog Suspension | Outback Extreme Rear Replacement Bumper | Ironman Front Bumper
    Air Helpers | Snorkel | Frontrunner Roofrack

    1996 Ssangyong Musso 602EL TD A/T Exec (82kw)
    Fibreglass Snorkel | Bilstein B6 | Disco 2 springs | Frontrunner Roofrack | ARB Front bumper | Custom Rear Bumper

    Swambo : 2012 VW Polo 1.4

    Ex 1982 Citroen CX Prestige automatic
    Ex 1976 Citroen GS Club
    Ex 2013 Honda CRV Exec Auto AWD
    Ex 2007 Toyota Auris 2.0 D4D
    Ex 2010 Honda Accord 2.4i Exec Manual (148kw)
    Ex 1997 Isuzu KB280LE TD D/C 2x4
    Ex 1997 Toyota Corolla RSI (121kw)
    Ex 1989 Toyota Corolla GLI TwinCam Exec (98kw)

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    Model: 602 EL TD Executive, Auto
    Year: 1996
    Mileage: 270 000
    Problem: Speedometer playing yo-yo
    Cause of problem(if known): The speedo sensor gear was worn out
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced speedo sensor unit
    Cost of repair: R100
    Who did the repair: I did, extremely easy to repair
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: No!
    Was damage covered by warranty: No!
    When nature calls
    Jacques Steyn

    2008 Nissan Patrol 4.8 GRX A/T (199kw)
    Tough Dog Suspension | Outback Extreme Rear Replacement Bumper | Ironman Front Bumper
    Air Helpers | Snorkel | Frontrunner Roofrack

    1996 Ssangyong Musso 602EL TD A/T Exec (82kw)
    Fibreglass Snorkel | Bilstein B6 | Disco 2 springs | Frontrunner Roofrack | ARB Front bumper | Custom Rear Bumper

    Swambo : 2012 VW Polo 1.4

    Ex 1982 Citroen CX Prestige automatic
    Ex 1976 Citroen GS Club
    Ex 2013 Honda CRV Exec Auto AWD
    Ex 2007 Toyota Auris 2.0 D4D
    Ex 2010 Honda Accord 2.4i Exec Manual (148kw)
    Ex 1997 Isuzu KB280LE TD D/C 2x4
    Ex 1997 Toyota Corolla RSI (121kw)
    Ex 1989 Toyota Corolla GLI TwinCam Exec (98kw)

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    Model: Rexton 290(662) TDI Auto
    Year: 2005
    Mileage:154000
    Problem: Cracked Cylinderhead
    Cause of problem(if known): Water bottle cap was broken causing the car to overheat and we being idiots tried to cool the engine down with water which caused the crack.
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replace cracked cylinder head, all the gaskets, cam chain and strech bolts.
    Cost of repair:R13000
    Who did the repair:Me,my brother and my father.
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N
    What I drive:
    Hyundai Getz
    What I work for:
    Ssangyoung Rexton 290
    VW Jetta Mk2 2l 8v

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    Model: Rexton 290(662) TDI Auto
    Year: 2007
    Mileage:170 000
    Problem: Idling too slowly, wobbles as if to cut out
    Cause of problem(if known):
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Cost of repair:R13000
    Who did the repair: Not done, but reported at each of 5 last services and no solution found
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Y and N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N/A

    Also see post below. My problem is intermitten t, but I have no difficulty starting

    http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/...d.php?t=146256
    Sephulamthetho (Cory Voigt)
    'The cut worm forgives the plough'

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    Model: 290 Musso Sport Auto D/C
    Year:2004
    Mileage:187000
    Problem:Transfercase chan broke and smashed everyting. (2012)
    Cause of problem(if known): Towing a heavy offroad trailer for a few years and places we really shouldent have.
    Specifics of repair work carried out:replaced Transfer case
    Cost of repair:R14 000
    Who did the repair: Cant remember
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N

    We sold it promptly afterwards after this being our second Musso and 16years of driving musso's. Bought a landrover defender instead. We miss the old Girl though....
    Suzuki Jimny 2010
    Land Rover Defender 110 PUMA 2012

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    Default SsangYong Expert

    Do anybody know about the SsangYong Repair shop in Pretoria West? The owner is Willie Lombard and give very good service and do repairs on all SsangYong vehicles at really reasonable prices.

    His contact number is 082 497 7406. My Korando is well serviced and checked thoroughly for any small defects and they made sure that before I left the workshop I'm 100% satisfied

    Well done Willie & Eddy !!!!

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    Model: Musso 602 EL
    Year: 1997
    Mileage: 130000
    Problem: steering rack ends
    Cause of problem(if known): worn out
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Not yet - NO SPARES FOUND
    Cost of repair: ?
    Who did the repair:
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N

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    Model: 602EL Manual
    Year: 1997
    Mileage: 185 000km
    Problem: Engine exploded at 120km/hr!
    Cause of problem(if known): Vacuum pump blew up and took out the timing chain
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Replaced engine with second hand unit
    Cost of repair: R15 000
    Who did the repair: Enginland
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: No
    Was damage covered by warranty:
    No

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    Default Ssangyong Kyron problems ongoing

    Model: Sangyong Kyron, 200XDi, 4x4, Auto
    Year: (2008 - sold to me as a 2010
    Mileage: 150000
    Problem: Numerous ( Gearbox exchanged, Upholstery redone twice, limp home mode constant problem which AMH Group, SYMC and Mahindra cannot get fixed after having the vehicle for a year and more.
    Cause of problem(if known): No Idea and neither does anyone else it seems, especially the importers.
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Gearbox was exchanged under warranty, Upholstery was redone twice under Ssangyong's cost, Radio and accessories were replaced under Ssangyong's cost due to it being stolen whilst the vehicle was in the workshop for repairs.
    Cost of repair: No Idea, was never communicated to me.
    Who did the repair: Ssangyong Bryanston and Ssangyong East Rand
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: Was then, not anymore
    Was damage covered by warranty: Y
    Last edited by margro22; 2015/05/30 at 03:50 PM.

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    Model: rEXTON
    Year:2007
    Mileage: 210 000
    Problem:Went to a field trial on Springbok Flats, near Tuinplaas. Lots off corrugation. Tank leaking diesel on way back to Jozi
    Cause of problem(if known): Most prob the corrugations, but we found the tank had previously been welded and put back with gutter bolts. Before I bought it new??
    Specifics of repair work carried out: Tank out and repaired / welded
    Cost of repair: R2300
    Who did the repair:Ssangkor, PRETORIA
    Vehicle under warranty, Y/N: N
    Was damage covered by warranty: N
    Sephulamthetho (Cory Voigt)
    'The cut worm forgives the plough'

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