Major Problems with Hyundai Sonata Derived from Complaints & Recalls

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Best and Worst Years for Hyundai Sonata

Explore the chart showing how many complaints have been filed for each year of Hyundai Sonata.

Model Year Complaints
2020 Sonata
1
2019 Sonata
12
2018 Sonata
78
2017 Sonata
114
2016 Sonata
131
2015 Sonata
372
2014 Sonata
291
2013 Sonata
952
2012 Sonata
948
2011 Sonata
2733
2010 Sonata
306
2009 Sonata
404
2008 Sonata
393
2007 Sonata
645
2006 Sonata
988
2005 Sonata
150
2004 Sonata
178
2003 Sonata
190
2002 Sonata
310
2001 Sonata
204
2000 Sonata
275
1999 Sonata
124

Worst 3 Hyundai Sonata complaints

1999 Hyundai Sonata FRONTAL Victims: 9 Mileage: 200000 miles

2003 Hyundai Sonata BODY Victims: 6 Mileage: 120000 miles

2000 Hyundai Sonata AIR BAGS Victims: 5 Mileage: 28000 miles

Browse Hyundai Sonata complaints by category

Problems with STEERING, ENGINE and AIR BAGS are the most frequent issues recorded by the NHTSA from Hyundai Sonata owners.

Problem Category Number of Problems
STEERING
the new sonata is a safety hazard when driving down the freeway. it will not stay in a straight line....
1829
~ 52430 miles
ENGINE
at approximately 5pm on october 10th 2014 i pulled out of a parking lot in harrisburg nc. when the car...
1806
~ 68851 miles
AIR BAGS
tl* the contact owns a 2014 hyundai sonata. while driving approximately 25 mph the passenger side curtain air bag deployed...
1455
~ 66882 miles
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
car battery goes dead unable to start car could happen at any time. this has happened 3 times. the dealer...
1000
~ 59888 miles
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
i noticed that my blinkers were working but i could not hear them and my seat belt did the same....
559
~ 51592 miles
UNKNOWN OR OTHER
i was disgusted to see the currently playing hyundai sonata commercial in which an adult man is illegally and dangerously...
525
~ 55170 miles
SERVICE BRAKES
as i was leaving my parking space and approaching the intersection and stop sign i pressed the brakes and the...
525
~ 58833 miles
SUSPENSION
the new sonata is a safety hazard when driving down the freeway. it will not stay in a straight line....
470
~ 74989 miles
POWER TRAIN
on may 7 2014 the sonata was leaking transmission fluid on my garage floor. this vehicle is only two weeks...
420
~ 53045 miles
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
as rptd to hyundai motor amer. (hma) via cust. care line & preliminary investigation rpt. vehicle: 2014 hyundai sonata se...
400
~ 47936 miles
SEAT BELTS
my husband and i purchased a 2014 hyundai sonata on may 31st. on june 15th i was sitting in a...
387
~ 59072 miles
BODY > STRUCTURE
i have a 2014 hyundai sonata. the panoramic sunroof exploded while i was driving. after trying to find a repair...
383
~ 71496 miles
VISIBILITY
this complaint on a brand new 2013 sonata is about severe interior windshield distraction caused by the reflection of the...
343
~ 51326 miles
ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
while driving multiple indicator lights on the dash came on (brake abs tractions control steering seat belt air bag and...
341
~ 79812 miles
FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM
car is advertised to get 25mpg city and 35mpg highway with a combined rating of 27mpg. i am driving 50-55...
241
~ 65885 miles
FRAME AND MEMBERS > STRUCTURE
tl* the contact owns a 2009 hyundai sonata. while driving approximately 40 mph the steering wheel started to turn left...
237
~ 100426 miles
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
tl* the contact owns a 2014 hyundai sonata. upon making a left or right turn the low beam headlights failed...
205
~ 28346 miles
VISIBILITY/WIPER
driver and passenger windows fog badly in cold weather. defroster has to be run on high constantly but still clears...
143
~ 60228 miles
FRONTAL > AIR BAGS
vehicle type: 2012 hyundai sonata se on thursday april 14 2016 at approximately 6p in the evening the air bag...
139
~ 32339 miles
WHEELS
the first incident of our tires exploding happened on march 18 while driving along an empty street. the car jumped...
130
~ 57161 miles
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
tl* the contact owns a 2014 hyundai sonata. the contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 17v226000 (engine and engine...
114
~ 41328 miles
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
tl* the contact owns a 2014 hyundai sonata. the contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 18v934000 (engine fuel system...
88
~ 51109 miles
TIRES
my key complaint is that these tires have no grip on the road when wet. they can't hold traction during...
88
~ 30141 miles
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION > POWER TRAIN
tl* the contact owns a owns a 2012 hyundai sonata. the contact stated that the headlights illuminated dimmer than normal...
88
~ 23611 miles
STRUCTURE
1) the miles per gallon reading is unpredictable its advertised to give around 27 combined but i have never reached...
86
~ 54834 miles
SEATS
1) the miles per gallon reading is unpredictable its advertised to give around 27 combined but i have never reached...
73
~ 47391 miles
DOOR > BODY > STRUCTURE
the chrome off the indoor handles peeled off and can cut your fingers when trying to open the doors...
70
~ 68523 miles
SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE > FRONTAL > AIR BAGS
tl* the contact owns a 2009 hyundai sonata. the air bag warning light was illuminated on the instrument control panel...
60
~ 23615 miles
FRONT > SUSPENSION
vehicle pulls hard left when accelerator is applied. seems to go straight when no gas pedal applied. when applying more...
55
~ 76614 miles
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
tl* the contact owns a 2013 hyundai sonata. the contact stated that the driver's side door locked and prevented the...
48
~ 53322 miles
ENGINE > ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
tl*the contact owns a 2011 hyundai sonata. while driving at approximately 55 mph the contact noticed that the brakes pulsated...
47
~ 25658 miles
UNDERBODY SHIELDS > FRAME AND MEMBERS > STRUCTURE
the plastic tabs on the left side bumper cover (so called bumper) broke completely off when it appears that the...
41
~ 95547 miles
EQUIPMENT
we took delivery of our 2011 hyundai sonata on 4/29/2010. as we were driving home a car on the lane...
35
~ 29490 miles
SUN/MOON ROOF ASSEMBLY > VISIBILITY
tl* the contact owns a 2014 hyundai sonata. while driving 65 mph the sun roof glass abruptly fractured and placed...
34
~ 44605 miles
SIDE/WINDOW > AIR BAGS
drivers side impact with failure of driver's side air bag to deploy. side curtain air bag did deploy. accident resulted
34
~ 34972 miles
BRAKE LIGHTS > EXTERIOR LIGHTING
tl* the contact owns a 2014 hyundai sonata. the contact stated that the rear brake lights blew out without warning....
31
~ 86824 miles
LATCH > DOORS > LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
2011 hyundai sonata: i had heard about the door latch recall on my new sonata via news reports. i purchased...
27
~ 33013 miles
GASOLINE > ENGINE > ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
i purchased a 2006 hyundai sonata in october 2005. the vehicle has developed a high pitched whine at 60-69 mph...
25
~ 4680 miles
WIRING > ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
after leaving 2013 sonata parked for 3 hours car would not go over 5 miles an hour. after investigation by...
24
~ 41132 miles
HORN > ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
just purchased a 2011 hyundai sonata as i was driving home i was beside a tractor trailer who was attempting...
24
~ 7604 miles
SIDEWALL > TIRES
brand new tire with 500 miles on it suffered catastrophic failure. sidewall blew out and completely disconnected from the tread
23
~ 14310 miles
SWITCH > BRAKE LIGHTS > EXTERIOR LIGHTING
failure of brake light switch allowing starting car in park and shifting to drive with out pressing brakes.same as safety
23
~ 34741 miles
HEADLIGHTS > EXTERIOR LIGHTING
tl* the contact owns a 2014 hyundai sonata. upon making a left or right turn the low beam headlights failed...
23
~ 31106 miles
ROTOR > DISC > FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
tl* the contact owns a 2009 hyundai sonata. while driving at a speeds of 20 mph the rear brakes failed...
23
~ 16650 miles
REAR > SUSPENSION
tl* the contact owns a 2011 hyundai sonata. while driving 20 mph the rear lower control arm fractured and could...
21
~ 49827 miles
IGNITION > ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
tl* the contact owns a 2013 hyundai sonata. while driving approximately 40 mph the gear shifter would independently move from...
20
~ 18266 miles
PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS > TIRES
tpms light has came on numerous times and has been to the dealer for this same problem 7 times.the tire...
20
~ 39058 miles
EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY
on mar 18 2014 at approximately 11:25pm my wife and i heard a very loud noise ie explosion that we...
18
~ 36282 miles
HUB > WHEELS
i purchased a 2005 hyundai sonata new on 2/18/05 and the dealer paar hyundai in bremerton. on august 16 2007...
15
~ 21576 miles
TREAD/BELT > TIRES
premature tire wear. car has 11 500 miles. tire wear as measured by the dealer is 5/32 rear and 4...
14
~ 7214 miles
POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS > VISIBILITY
3x the driver window button is inoperable. would turn off car and then it would again work. the worst issue...
14
~ 21292 miles
ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP > SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
consumer applied the brakes and the pedal went to the floor while traveling 40 mph. consumer's vehicle rear ended another...
14
~ 14503 miles
TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM
tl* the contact owns a 2014 hyundai sonata. the contact received notification of nhtsa campaign number: 17v226000 (engine and engine...
12
~ 59702 miles
PRETENSIONER > SEAT BELTS
tl* the contact owns a 2014 hyundai sonata. while driving approximately 60 mph two deer suddenly landed on the hood...
11
~ 65912 miles
BUCKLE ASSEMBLY > FRONT > SEAT BELTS
tl* the contact owns a 2008 hyundai sonata. while the seat belt was latched in place the air bag and...
11
~ 37355 miles
WINDSHIELD > VISIBILITY
tl* the contact owns a 2012 hyundai sonata. the contact stated that the windshield was distorted and the view was...
11
~ 19966 miles
SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC
i purchased the 2011 hyundai sonata june 2010. i was really enjoying the new sleek look of the sonata. i...
11
~ 26655 miles
VALVE > TIRES
hubcaps are slicing my valve stems (had to buy three tires) and paint on bumper (which took them three times
11
~ 28292 miles
AIR CONDITIONER > APPLIANCE > EQUIPMENT
tl* the contact owns a 2012 hyundai sonata. the contact stated that while at a complete stop the vehicle suddenly...
10
~ 43597 miles
12V/24V/48V BATTERY > ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
tl* the contact owns a 2014 hyundai sonata. while driving 70 mph the vehicle stalled twice and the entire instrument...
9
~ 33405 miles
TAIL LIGHTS > EXTERIOR LIGHTING
tl* the contact owns a 2013 hyundai sonata. while driving in a parking garage the contact was informed that the...
9
~ 56411 miles
GLASS, SIDE/REAR > VISIBILITY
while driving on the freeway at about 60mph 100 degrees outside a/c on low inside the car (no a/c vents...
9
~ 26941 miles
CRUISE CONTROL > VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
tl* the contact owns a 2013 hyundai sonata. while driving approximately 60 mph with the cruise control engaged the cruise...
8
~ 44781 miles
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL > ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
i am second owner of this car. the speedometer is 2 to 3 miles off. service says nothing can be
8
~ 36396 miles
CONTROL ARM > FRONT > SUSPENSION
2011 hyundai sonata. consumer writes in regards to a sound heard when making a left turn *tgw the dealer informed...
8
~ 52000 miles
MANUAL TRANSMISSION > POWER TRAIN
the manual transmission in my 2010 hyundai sonata has been having abnormal issues since my date of purchase. first it...
8
~ 38673 miles
CLUTCH ASSEMBLY > POWER TRAIN
tl* the contact owns a 2009 hyundai sonata. the contact was driving at approximately 35 mph when he attempted to...
8
~ 29980 miles
BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS > GASOLINE > ENGINE
the timing chain tensioner on my 2006 hyundai sonata was defective and caused the chain to gain slack causing the
8
~ 35982 miles
TANK ASSEMBLY > STORAGE > FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
dt*: the contact stated when the fuel tank was filled to the or full mark there was a creaking noise...
8
~ 69261 miles
INTERIOR/UNDER DASH > WIRING > ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
i purchased a hyundai sonata 2005 about a month a 1/2 ago well after a month of driving the car...
8
~ 12250 miles
FOUNDATION COMPONENTS > SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
consumer is having problems with the braking system. *jg...
8
~ 3183 miles
COOLING SYSTEM > ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
2013 hyundai sonata. consumer writes in regards to engine oil cooler. *ld the consumer stated there were metal shaving found...
7
~ 32571 miles
PARKING BRAKE
on or about october 1 2103 the emergency brake light on the dash came on as i started the car...
7
~ 38304 miles
WHEEL BEARING > FRONT > SUSPENSION
tl* the contact owns a 2006 hyundai sonata. the contact stated that the air bag warning lamp illuminated. the vehicle...
7
~ 18343 miles
MECHANICAL > EQUIPMENT
the horn on the 2011 hyundai sonata is not audible in traffic and does not provide any warning to other...
7
~ 25528 miles
TRUNK LID > BODY > STRUCTURE
trunk lid will open when vehicle is sitting in still and the keys are removed from the vehicle and are
7
~ 6310 miles
ACCELERATOR PEDAL > VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
2013 hyundai sonata. consumer writes in regards to gas pedal and acceleration issues. *smd the consumer stated when he test...
6
~ 29134 miles
FRONT > SEAT BELTS
2011 hyundai sonata. consumer writes in regards to seat belt problem *tgw the consumer stated the seat belt will not
6
~ 7437 miles
EXHAUST SYSTEM > ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
dt*: the contact stated there is a subtle odor in the vehicle that makes the occupants ill. the vehicle was...
6
~ 25625 miles
FUEL PUMP > DELIVERY > FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
tl* the contact owns a 2013 hyundai sonata. after starting the vehicle it stalled and the check engine indicator illuminated....
5
~ 49152 miles
WARNING LIGHT/DEVICES > FRONT > SEAT BELTS
tl* the contact owns a 2013 hyundai sonata. the contact stated that the seat belt warning and the turning signal...
5
~ 10214 miles
DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM > VISIBILITY
air conditioner blew hard intermittent and would not respond to controls. car drifts left to right have to fight to
5
~ 24104 miles
CALIPER > DISC > FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
tl* the contact owns a 2011 hyundai sonata. the contact heard a grinding noise emitting from the front of the...
5
~ 35600 miles
RECLINER > FRONT ASSEMBLY > SEATS
tl* - the contact owns a 2007 hyundai sonata. while driving at 10 mph the driver's front seat rocked backwards...
5
~ 20080 miles
EMISSION CONTROL > EXHAUST SYSTEM > ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
consumer stated that she was having too many problems with her vehicle and does not want it anymore. the engine...
5
~ 30780 miles
COLUMN > STEERING
tl* the contact owns a 2012 hyundai sonata. the contact stated that the steering wheel made a clicking noise when...
4
~ 73750 miles
MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE > EXHAUST SYSTEM > ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
tl* the contact owns a 2013 hyundai sonata. while driving 45 mph the vehicle emitted large amounts of smoke from...
4
~ 44753 miles
COIL SPRINGS > SPRINGS > FRONT
while driving the front coil spring fractured which resulted in the broken coil puncturing the tire. this occurred on a...
4
~ 67421 miles
EXTERIOR > REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES > VISIBILITY
tl* the contact owns a 2007 hyundai sonata. the contact stated that the driver and passenger side mirrors partially detached....
4
~ 37979 miles
ELECTRICAL > EQUIPMENT
after leaving 2013 sonata parked for 3 hours car would not go over 5 miles an hour. after investigation by...
4
~ 13 miles
CHILD SEAT
i was disgusted to see the currently playing hyundai sonata commercial in which an adult man is illegally and dangerously...
4
~ 7445 miles
SWITCH > IGNITION > ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
tl* the contact owns a 2008 hyundai sonata. the contact stated that the vehicle would turn on by itself when...
4
~ 32525 miles
SHAFT SECTOR > GEAR BOX > STEERING
as i was driving home from work on the highway the steering wheel locked up and started shaking for about...
4
~ 7514 miles
RACK AND PINION > STEERING
noise in front end when making a tight right hand turn. *jb...
4
~ 37500 miles
RETRACTOR > FRONT > SEAT BELTS
seat belt injury. *jb...
4
~ 20000 miles
FRONT UNDERHOOD > WIRING > ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
dt*: the contact stated the vehicle failed to start. while inspecting under the hood of the vehicle it was discovered...
4
~ 22013 miles
DISC > FOUNDATION COMPONENTS > SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
when moving consumer foot off brake pedal it would pulsate. driver has made contact with the dealership.*ak...
4
~ 13500 miles
LATCH > HOOD > LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
while driving on route 202 in raritan nj without warning hood blew up into the windshield shattering the windshield and
4
ANCHORAGE > FRONT > SEAT BELTS
the srs light has illuminated on several occasions the seat belt shoulder belt assembly was replaced on one occasion and...
4
STARTER ASSEMBLY > ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
tl* the contact owns a 2011 hyundai sonata. the contact experienced issues starting the vehicle. the vehicle was diagnosed as...
3
WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER > VISIBILITY
tl* the contact owns a 2005 hyundai sonata. while driving 30 mph the windshield washer failed to function. the vehicle
3
~ 38667 miles
LOWER ARM > CONTROL ARM > FRONT
tl* the contact owns a 2002 hyundai sonata. while driving approximately 35 mph the contact heard a loud banging noise...
3
~ 137175 miles
ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM > STEERING
vehicle drifts left and right at interstate highway speeds requiring constant attention and correction by the driver which is distracting...
3
~ 48113 miles
NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM) > ELECTRICAL > EQUIPMENT
vehicle navigation system failed. on line there are hundreds of people complaining for the same thing. this needs to have
3
~ 13547 miles
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
car had been driven approx 45 miles shut off after shopping for approx 30 min re-started car strong fuel odor...
3
~ 45000 miles
LATCH CONNECTOR/CLIP > CHILD SEAT
the adjuster on the "super latch" of my radian 80sl car seat is very easily loosened and cannot be trusted
3
TIE ROD ASSEMBLY > LINKAGES > STEERING
had to replace front tie rods and bottom plate holding right front strut. part failed again and replaced the plate...
3
~ 31667 miles
PADS > DISC > FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
tl* the contact owns a 2009 hyundai sonata. while driving at a speeds of 20 mph the rear brakes failed...
3
~ 40183 miles
INTERIOR LIGHTING
hyundai sonata 2007. under normal operating conditions initially the passenger-side sunvisor started sagging partially obstructing my (i.e. driver's) view. 2...
3
~ 38068 miles
FLASHER UNIT > TURN SIGNAL > EXTERIOR LIGHTING
2008 hyundai sonata. consumer states discontent with denial of a online coupon unresolved thumping vibration that occurs when the vehicle...
3
~ 86 miles
CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM) > AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION > POWER TRAIN
complaint centers on a pattern of deceptive and misleading representations by hyundai dealership in las vegas planet hyundai. car was...
3
~ 36367 miles
RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC. > ELECTRICAL > EQUIPMENT
i bought a brand new 2007 'sonata' on 9/27/06 with 10yrs./1000000 guaranty within 6 months my a.m. radio does not...
3
~ 50017 miles
STORAGE > FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
this complaint applies to a 2007 hyundai sonata limited (no option for 2007 was available in drop down menu) (issue...
3
~ 23167 miles
HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS > HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST > STEERING
power steering line rusted out and blew. under a protective rubber sleeve. it blew out while driving. *nm...
3
~ 56731 miles
RIM > WHEELS
i have had several valve stem failures after the replacement of tires on my 2004 hyundai sonata. the wheel covers...
3
~ 64522 miles
REAR/OTHER > SEAT BELTS
back middle seat belt failure. *jb...
3
~ 15000 miles
LINKAGES > VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
we recentlty purchased a used but showroom condition hyundai sonata with somewhere around 29 000 miles on it from a...
3
~ 11667 miles
AXLE ASSEMBLY > POWER TRAIN
i was driving as the axel broke my tire feel off along with brakes causing my car to swerve across
3
~ 34700 miles
DRUM > FOUNDATION COMPONENTS > SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
the brakes make an extremely loud screeching sound mainly when breaking. it is loud enough to attract quite a bit...
3
~ 18000 miles
RADIATOR ASSEMBLY > COOLING SYSTEM > ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
2013 hyundai sonata. consumer writes in regards to engine oil cooler. *ld the consumer stated there were metal shaving found...
2
~ 15000 miles
LOCK > TRUNK LID > LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES
tl* the contact owns a 2013 hyundai sonata. the contact stated that the vehicle was difficult to start on several...
2
~ 27500 miles
ALTERNATOR/GENERATOR/REGULATOR > ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
tl* the contact owns a 2006 hyundai sonata. while driving the vehicle the contact heard an abnormal noise. the vehicle...
2
~ 29579 miles
HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
2012 hyundai sonata. consumer writes in regards to manufacturers false mpg claims and vehicle acceleration issues. *smd the consumer noticed...
2
~ 75000 miles
COLUMN SHIFT > LEVER AND LINKAGE > AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
tl* the contact owns a 2013 hyundai sonata. the contact stated that while reversing the shift gear would not move...
2
~ 14350 miles
EXTERNAL > WARNINGS > BACK OVER PREVENTION
tl* the contact owns a 2013 hyundai sonata. the contact stated that the rear back-up camera would not display making...
2
~ 13500 miles
FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM > FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
tl* the contact owns a 2012 hyundai sonata. the contact stated that fuel fumes were emitted into the vehicle. the...
2
~ 35850 miles
INVERTER > HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
i have a 2011 hyundai sonata hybrid have had several problems with "check charging system" failue been into dealership 3...
2
~ 6730 miles
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
hyundai yf sonata '' ' '''' ''' ''' '' '''' '''' '''' ''' 30m '' ' '''' ''. ''''' '''...
2
~ 52500 miles
HOOD > BODY > STRUCTURE
the hood of the vehicle came unlatched and flew up while the car was being driven bent the hood and...
2
~ 89363 miles
FLOOR SHIFT > LEVER AND LINKAGE > AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
tl*the contact owns a 2011 hyundai sonata. the contact stated that the gear selector was placed into the park position...
2
~ 250 miles
LABELS > OTHER > EQUIPMENT
tl* the contact owns a 2006 hyundai sonata. the contact stated that while driving 45 mph the passenger air bag...
2
~ 87500 miles
ON-OFF SWITCH ASSEMBLY > AIR BAGS
2007 hyundai sonata. passenger airbag light stays on while my wife is sitting in front passenger seat. this means that...
2
~ 100 miles
INFLATOR MODULE > DRIVER SIDE > FRONTAL
on december 17 2007 at approx 5:30pm my daughter was driving west on osuna at intersection of seaguill driving...
2
~ 37000 miles
TORQUE CONVERTER > AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION > POWER TRAIN
tl*the contact owns a 2008 hyundai sonata. the front passenger side air bag light illuminated intermittently. the air bag light...
2
~ 5 miles
STEERING WHEEL/HANDLE BAR > STEERING
tl*the contact owns a 2005 hyundai sonata. while driving 35 mph the steering wheel became stiff. the contact pulled over...
2
~ 28000 miles
POWER STEERING FLUID > HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST > STEERING
the insulated piece of tubing that covers a small portion of the power steering line should be replaced with a...
2
MOTOR > WINDSHIELD WIPER/WASHER > VISIBILITY
since last six months the driver side power lock is not working and also the windshield water pump is not...
2
~ 7855 miles
AXLE SHAFT > AXLE ASSEMBLY > POWER TRAIN
this complaint applies to a 2007 hyundai sonata limited (no option for 2007 was available in drop down menu) (issue...
2
~ 61593 miles
UPPER ARM > CONTROL ARM > FRONT
i have had numerous complaints that i have filed with this vehicle. the latest complaint i have is with the...
2
~ 96000 miles
HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS > DOOR > BODY
had problems with the brakes for over a year now. had both front brakes replaced costing about $200. they...
2
~ 19050 miles
FAN > COOLING SYSTEM > ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
dt*: the contact stated the cooling fan sensor malfunctioned causing the hood and fenders to become extremely hot. the dealer
2
~ 32000 miles
CATALYTIC CONVERTOR > EMISSION CONTROL > EXHAUST SYSTEM
dt*: the contact stated there was carbon monoxide infiltrating in the cabin of the vehicle causing headaches to the driver...
2
~ 100 miles
AUTOMATIC (ASC) > ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
we bought our 2006 hyundai sonata on tuesday july 19 2005. we were driving on a windy road on saturday...
2
~ 19679 miles
INTERIOR > REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES > VISIBILITY
i have a 2005 hyundai sonata bought new. the front passenger seat moves forward and backward on acceleration and deceleration....
2
~ 1500 miles
HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS > DELIVERY > FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
while parked fuel fumes escaped from the vehicle. *ak tank and seals where replaced problem still occured. *tc...
2
~ 58100 miles
REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES > VISIBILITY
the rear view mirror is too big and obstructs the view of the consumer. two accidents almost occurred because of
2
~ 28 miles
PEDALS AND LINKAGES > SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
on cold mornings where the temperature would drop below 30 i was experiencing a loss of brake ability. this would...
2
~ 7959 miles
MODULE > IGNITION > ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
computer failed three times. mechanics could not diagnose. finally was replaced.*ak...
2
~ 15500 miles
SUPPORT DEVICE/STRUT > HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS > HOOD
tl* the contact owns a 2015 hyundai sonata. the contact stated while inspecting his vehicle the hood of the vehicle...
1
~ 22000 miles
BACK OVER PREVENTION
tl* the contact owns a 2008 hyundai sonata. the contact took the vehicle to crown hyundai (5301 34th st n...
1
~ 3000 miles
WARNINGS > FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE
tl* the contact owns a 2018 hyundai sonata. the contact stated that the early detection forward warning collision warning and...
1
~ 300 miles
TURN SIGNAL > EXTERIOR LIGHTING
tl* the contact owned a 2007 hyundai sonata. while the vehicle was idling at a traffic light the driver side...
1
~ 150000 miles
INFLATOR MODULE > PASSENGER SIDE > FRONTAL
vehicle type: 2012 hyundai sonata se on thursday april 14 2016 at approximately 6p in the evening the air bag...
1
~ 82800 miles
FUSES AND CIRCUIT BREAKERS > WIRING > ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
2011 hyundai sonata. consumer writes in regards to muffler noises fuse outlet replacement loose window handle and engine replacement repair...
1
RACK > RACK AND PINION > STEERING
tl* the contact owns a 2012 hyundai sonata. while driving 45 mph and changing lanes the steering column made a...
1
~ 55000 miles
LAMP > BRAKE FLUID LOW WARNING > SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
tl* the contact owns a 2006 hyundai sonata. the contact stated that while driving at approximately 45 mph the brakes...
1
~ 130000 miles
FUEL SYSTEM, DIESEL
tl* the contact owns a 2012 hyundai sonata. the contact stated that while driving at 45 mph an abnormal burning...
1
~ 42000 miles
COLUMN SHIFT ASSEMBLY > MANUAL TRANSMISSION > POWER TRAIN
tl* the contact owns a 2011 hyundai sonata. the contact stated that the shift lever seized intermittently. the vehicle was
1
~ 74000 miles
SEAT HEATER/COOLER > FRONT ASSEMBLY > SEATS
tl* the contact owns a 2013 hyundai sonata. while driving approximately 40 mph the gear shifter would independently move from...
1
~ 17000 miles
FLUID > SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
tl* the contact owns a 2013 hyundai sonata. while driving 35 mph the vehicle failed to stop when the brakes...
1
~ 34800 miles
HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS > HYDRAULIC > POWER ASSIST
metal brake lines to rear brakes rusted out causing brakes to fail. *tt...
1
~ 50000 miles
BUMPERS > BODY > STRUCTURE
2013 hyundai sonata. consumer writes in regards to vehicle bumper issues. *smd the consumer stated in march 2014 the bumper...
1
DRIVER CLOCKSPRING/SPIRAL CASSETTE > FRONTAL > AIR BAGS
tl* the contact owns a 2011 hyundai sonata hybrid. while driving 65 mph the cruise control failed to engage. there...
1
~ 96000 miles
ACCESSORY SCISSOR/SCREW/BOTTLE JACK/LIFT > MECHANICAL > EQUIPMENT
2011 hyundai sonata hybrid. consumer writes in regards to problems with vehicle tires. *smd the consumer stated as he was...
1
~ 11700 miles
TURBO/SUPERCHARGER > GASOLINE > ENGINE
steering too tight wrist and hands get very stressed in short time keeps pulling to a side need to put...
1
~ 20000 miles
STRAP/WEBBING > TETHER > CHILD SEAT
booster seat.... it is a grow with you safety first. the tether in the rear of the seat has totally...
1
REAR WINDOW WIPER/WASHER > VISIBILITY
i purchased a 2009 sonata for my wife's safety driving the roads of texas to and from work. i notified...
1
~ 13000 miles
LATCH STRAP > CHILD SEAT
tl* the contact owns a 2001 hyundai sonata. the vehicle does not have the latch system at the bottom of...
1
~ 201000 miles
FILLER PIPE AND CAP > TANK ASSEMBLY > STORAGE
tl* the contact owns a 2002 hyundai sonata. when fueling the vehicle gasoline regurgitates from the fuel tank. also the...
1
REAR COMPARTMENT/TRUNK > WIRING > ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
tl*the contact owns a 2008 hyundai sonata. while driving for approximately three hours the contact noticed that the trunk ajar...
1
~ 43000 miles
CARRIER/RACK > MECHANICAL > EQUIPMENT
i was driving home getting ready to get on the interstate when my car made a loud noise and it...
1
~ 91590 miles
DRIVELINE > POWER TRAIN
good morning! i am having problems with my sonata and i need assistance and advise. my vehicle has broke down...
1
~ 47200 miles
WEBBING > FRONT > SEAT BELTS
seat belt strap broke passager side during accident in a 2006 hyundai sonata. ricky j. caperton was the passager. spend
1
CONTROL MODULE > ANTI-THEFT > IGNITION
doors lock remote wont unlock car if i use the key to the door alarm goes off and i cant
1
SOFTWARE > ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
the check engine light keeps coming on. the dealer has tried to fix it three times. the first time the...
1
MID/REAR ASSEMBLY > SEATS
incident: 2004 hyundai sonata lx left rear seat foldable seat back release button does not snap back after being pressed...
1
~ 44990 miles
HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS > HOOD > BODY
i purchased a 2005 hyundai sonata new on 2/18/05 and the dealer parr hyundai in bremerton installed a plastic hood...
1
~ 44000 miles
HIGH/LOW BEAM DIMMER SWITCH > HEADLIGHTS > EXTERIOR LIGHTING
tl*- the contact stated that when approaching a hill while driving the 2007 hyundai sonata he was unable to see...
1
~ 678 miles
DELIVERY > FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
vehicle was taken to dealer for fuel cut valve recall. since new fuel cut valve was installed vehicle will not...
1
~ 91000 miles
PUMP > HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST > STEERING
power steering loss during operation caused by power steering line failue. power steering line failed due to oxidation. oxidation was...
1
~ 88850 miles
CABLES > VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
while applying the accelerator pedal it went to the floor. this caused the vehicle to accelerate uncontrollably. the driver was...
1
ELECTRICAL HEATING ELEMENT > WINDSHIELD > DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER/HVAC SYSTEM
bought 2005 hyuandi on 12/8/04. experienced vibration on 12/9/05 took car back to dealership in cleveland tennessee they said nothing...
1
~ 10 miles
AXLE HUBS > POWER TRAIN
i first heard a whineing coming from the rear of car it gradually got louder. dealer says it is rear
1
~ 72000 miles
HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS > FOUNDATION COMPONENTS > SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
dt: the contact owns a 2002 hyundai sonata lx. the brake line was attached to where it was suppose to...
1
BEAD > TIRES
in apr 04 i purchased new tires for my 2003 hyundai sonata. inside of thirty days i had the right...
1
~ 65 miles
ABS WARNING LIGHT > ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP > SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
2001 sonata/hyundai jumps forward when foot is on brake. hit a car last week twice. dealer cannot duplicate problem so...
1
~ 60105 miles
COOLING UNIT AND LINES > AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION > POWER TRAIN
i had my vehicle checked for transmission fluid befor sending it to dealership pohanaka hundai subaru. this vehicle sat for...
1
~ 73000 miles
CONTROL UNIT/MODULE > ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP > SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
'm asking for a letter stating that the abs braking system will be activated no matter if one two three...
1
~ 41806 miles
CONTROL UNIT/MODULE > ANTILOCK > SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
my confirmation # is 10064158 my phone # did not come out on the form it is 1- 413- 9673813
1
~ 41806 miles
VACUUM > POWER ASSIST > SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
at a stop light when consumer put his foot on the brake the brake pedal went to the floor. this...
1
~ 200 miles
UPPER BALL JOINT > CONTROL ARM > FRONT
consumer states while driving the vehicle would vibrate at any speed causing by the upper ball joint and the lower...
1
DISC > SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
my brakes are squeaking loudly and grinding terribly however every time i go to the dealear for this they can...
1
ANTILOCK > SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
my brakes are squeaking loudly and grinding terribly however every time i go to the dealear for this they can...
1
ROTOR > DISC > SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
brake rotors are warpped and causing a low brake pedel and a dangerous shimmy in the wheel when ever i...
1
~ 12400 miles
PEDAL/HAND LEVER(MOTORCYCLE) > CLUTCH ASSEMBLY > POWER TRAIN
consumer was traveling about35mph on a street and another vehicle came to a suddenly stop. when consumer looked up he...
1
POWER ASSIST > SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
the transmission sensors have been replaced several times i have also complained about transmission problems which dealer stated didnt exist...
1
TEMPORARY/EMERGENCY SPARE TIRE > TIRES
consumer insisted this vehicle qualified under recall to replace the current spare tire with a larger tire although vin did
1
~ 7500 miles

FAQ

What year Hyundai Sonata is the most reliable?

Speaking of the models produced in the last 22 years, Hyundai Sonata models of 2020, 2019, 2018 year of manufacture have had the least number of complaints.

What year was a bad year for Hyundai Sonata?

Hyundai Sonata models of 2011 and 2006 are probably the years to be avoided like the plague due to a higher than an average number of issues reported.



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