Ssangyong Problems!





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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.

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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

    2009 Toyota Prado 150 VX (202kw)
    OL Front bumper | Snorkel | OME Suspension

    Swambo : 2012 VW Polo 1.4 Comfort line

    Ex 2008 Nissan Patrol 4.8 GRX A/T (199kw) | TD Suspension | Outback Extreme Rear Bumper | Ironman Front Bumper | Air Helpers | Snorkel | FR Roofrack
    Ex 1996 Ssangyong Musso 602EL TD A/T Exec (82kw) |Snorkel | Bilstein B6 | Disco 2 springs | FR Roofrack | ARB Front bumper | Rear Bumper
    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
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    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

    2009 Toyota Prado 150 VX (202kw)
    OL Front bumper | Snorkel | OME Suspension

    Swambo : 2012 VW Polo 1.4 Comfort line

    Ex 2008 Nissan Patrol 4.8 GRX A/T (199kw) | TD Suspension | Outback Extreme Rear Bumper | Ironman Front Bumper | Air Helpers | Snorkel | FR Roofrack
    Ex 1996 Ssangyong Musso 602EL TD A/T Exec (82kw) |Snorkel | Bilstein B6 | Disco 2 springs | FR Roofrack | ARB Front bumper | Rear Bumper
    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

    2009 Toyota Prado 150 VX (202kw)
    OL Front bumper | Snorkel | OME Suspension

    Swambo : 2012 VW Polo 1.4 Comfort line

    Ex 2008 Nissan Patrol 4.8 GRX A/T (199kw) | TD Suspension | Outback Extreme Rear Bumper | Ironman Front Bumper | Air Helpers | Snorkel | FR Roofrack
    Ex 1996 Ssangyong Musso 602EL TD A/T Exec (82kw) |Snorkel | Bilstein B6 | Disco 2 springs | FR Roofrack | ARB Front bumper | Rear Bumper
    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
    The journey is just as important as the destination.

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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....
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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)
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    Default Re: Ssangyong Problems!

    I need a Rexton 2007 AT Radiator, but neither Willie of Sankor nor I can locate one. Plenty of others. Can anyone assit in Gauteng?
    Sephulamthetho (Cory Voigt)
    'The cut worm forgives the plough'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cory View Post
    I need a Rexton 2007 AT Radiator, but neither Willie of Sankor nor I can locate one. Plenty of others. Can anyone assit in Gauteng?
    Take the radiator with and go and visit (maybe phone first) Bumper to Bumper in Jules Street in Malvern.

    BUT BE WARNED!!

    Phone or visit them just after opening or after 4pm in the afternoon, they get EXTREMELY BUSY.
    1. They have a long counter (may 20 people serving) and customers stand 6 ot 8 deep.
    2. Then after getting what you want, they give you an invoice and you join one of 3 queues to pay.
    3. After that, take your invoice and again queue at the despatch counter, give in your invoice and 3 or so minutes later the guy will come back with your parts

    If helps if you have a sample, so the guy at the counter can find the correct thing first time. I have bought there a few times.

    Once an oil cooler for my Pathfinder for which Nissan wanted R16,700, yes, sixteen thousand seven hundred, ex vat. I got one from them for R680!!!!

    When my son broke the radiator's plastic outlet on his 2001 Fiesta Flite (1.4 CVH engine), neither Ford, Commercial Auto Parts or Silverton could help. "Sorry, no longer in Production" was the standard answer.

    Bumper to Bumper said they had, but the 1st two listed on their system were wrong, so I removed the original from the car and took it there at 13h00 on a Sunday (they are open until 14h00 on Sundays and Public Holidays) and the found one, that was basically correct, but with a thinner core (so we had to modify how the fan attached so it would fit snugly against the core - only took about 20 minutes), but it fitted in the correct place, pipes and fitment bolts fitted correctly and he has been running it now for 4 months without a problem).

    Going there at 13h00 on Sunday, I was one of about 5 people there and was on my way in about 10 minutes. Mid morning on a busy day could easily be an hour or more!!

    Phone 011 607 6600 Email [email protected]
    Address 468 Jules Street, Malvern, Johannesburg
    Trading Hours
    7:30 - 17:00 Mon - Fri
    7:30 - 15:00 Saturday
    8:00 - 14:00 Sunday
    Open Public Holidays 7:30-14:00

    https://www.bumpertobumper.co.za/contact-us/



    A final option is to go to TOMBO AUTOMOTIVE (PTY) LTD near Booysens, they can make one up for you!
    Address: 1 Kindon Rd, Robertsham, Johannesburg South, 2091
    Hours: 8AM to 5PM (Mon to Fri)
    Phone: 011 680 5691

    https://www.facebook.com/TomboAutomotive/

    I hope you come right!!
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    Default Re: Ssangyong Problems!

    Quote Originally Posted by mvcoller View Post
    Take the radiator with and go and visit (maybe phone first) Bumper to Bumper in Jules Street in Malvern.

    BUT BE WARNED!!

    Phone or visit them just after opening or after 4pm in the afternoon, they get EXTREMELY BUSY

    When my son broke the radiator's plastic outlet on his 2001 Fiesta Flite (1.4 CVH engine), neither Ford, Commercial Auto Parts or Silverton could help. "Sorry, no longer in Production"

    Phone 011 607 6600 Email [email protected]
    Address 468 Jules Street, Malvern, Johannesburg
    Trading Hours
    7:30 - 17:00 Mon - Fri
    7:30 - 15:00 Saturday
    8:00 - 14:00 Sunday
    Open Public Holidays 7:30-14:00

    https://www.bumpertobumper.co.za/contact-us/



    A final option is to go to TOMBO AUTOMOTIVE (PTY) LTD near Booysens, they can make one up for you!
    Address: 1 Kindon Rd, Robertsham, Johannesburg South, 2091
    Hours: 8AM to 5PM (Mon to Fri)
    Phone: 011 680 5691

    https://www.facebook.com/TomboAutomotive/

    I hope you come right!!
    '';''


    Many thanks, Willie is having a manual one modified and built up

    I, passing on and keeping the info for future use
    Sephulamthetho (Cory Voigt)
    'The cut worm forgives the plough'

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    Default Re: Ssangyong Problems!

    Pardon oversight and rudeness, but Willie has sorted me out
    Sephulamthetho (Cory Voigt)
    'The cut worm forgives the plough'

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