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Latest Hyundai Sonata Problem Reports

2013 Hyundai Sonata - 5NPEB4ACDH5- Cuyahoga Falls, OH: August 29th, 2012
Purchased 2013 hyundai sonata gls at streetboro ohio hyundai dealer new in mid june 2012. Vehicle seemed ok but at about 1500 miles idle became rough particularly at idle in drive at lights and stops. Took in to dealer and was told after 4 days in shop that problem was familiar to the dealer and an engineer was being called in to figure out the solution as no codes were stored in computer. I left the dealer after being told car is within hyundai specs but was running strange. The dealer seems to be avoiding doing anything to admit there is a issue and refused to allow a service tech to ride along with me to experience the problem. They also refused to let my salesman go in a newer model with me to see if any other vehicles had same issues. I wrote to hyundai corporate and was given a list of other dealers to go to. As the problem has begun to get worse the idle will now rev and then decellerate the vehicle when coasting and i can imagine what this braking action will cause the vehicle to do as the weather becomes worse and snow appears. This seems to be a growing problem with the hyundai models from the recent hyundai forums posts.


2013 Hyundai Sonata - 5NPEC4AC1DH- Columbia, SC: August 29th, 2012
Tpms light has came on numerous times and has been to the dealer for this same problem 7 times. The tire sensor was replaced twice and the module was replaced on the next to last time at the dealer. After the module was replaced the light did not come on for 1400 miles. Te dealers service department contacted the technical assistance and decided to move the module to a different location. Each time the dealer checked and it was reported to be the right rear tire. I had them to rotate the right rear tire to the right front and the right front to the right rear. The light came on again and it also pointed to the right rear tire. This is a safety problem as i was almost hit the last time when i was off the road and checking the tires after the light came on. Hyundai tries to blame electrical interference for the problem. I have owned many other manufacturers vehicles since the tpms system was made mandatory and never had a the light to come on unless the tire had lost pressure.


2008 Hyundai Sonata - 5NPEU46F38H- Surprise, AZ: August 28th, 2012
Oil leaking down from timing cover onto alternator and down to oil pan found during routine oil change. Took to one dealer, was told no leak. Took back to my mechanic, took pictures, took to another dealer and was repaired. Found timing cover leaking, remove timing cover, v/c gaskets and pump gaskets.


2012 Hyundai Sonata - 5NPEC4AC6CH- Ithaca, NY: August 9th, 2012
I was driving down a hill that was not very steep, in good weather, with cruise control on at 60 mph. As the car went down the hill, the speed increased to 80,at which point in time i used my brake to slow down. The same thing has happened on numerous occasions with me alone and with others in the car, including a staff member of the dealership, who told me that this was normal behavior for a hyundai sonata and for the cruise control on his own vehicle. If i cancel cruise control in the middle of a hill, speed decreases or holds steady --it does not accelerate.


2009 Hyundai Sonata - 5NPEU46C49H- Fredricksburg, VA: July 30th, 2012
The contact owned a 2009 hyundai sonata. The contact stated that he was crashed into from the rear, causing him to crash into the vehicle in front of his. The front driver┐s seat belt did not retain the contact and he hit his head on the window support pillar. The contact also suffered from whiplash and a concussion. The police appeared on the scene and the vehicle was destroyed. The failure and current mileages were 41,000. Updated 8/23/12 *cn


2012 Hyundai Sonata - KMHEC4A43CA- Fort Lauderdale, FL: July 20th, 2012
After owning the car for one month (980 miles), my car lost power steering, air, and engine power while driving. A warning came on that said, "check charging system. " it was towed to the dealer who said that they had never heard of the problem and that there was nothing wrong with the car. I refused to take the car back until a district parts and services manager can look at it. I called the hyundai corporation who didn't seem too concerned. This is an extremely dangerous problem that hyundai is not acknowledging.


2012 Hyundai Sonata - 5NPEC4AC8CH- Hebron, KY: July 14th, 2012
The sides of the tire in question seem very prone to sidewall failure. This tire has a lip on it that extends above the wheel's rim (as opposed to the smooth, rounded surface of other tires). Upon driving up on a curb while parking the car at work, a one inch flap of rubber 1/4" deep was ripped from our right rear tire. The right front tire shows two spots where a part of the tire's lip was ripped off (where it is flush with the tire) from other brushes against the curb. Most alarming is the left front tire which has a 1/2" crack or incision in the tire -- and this is not even close to the rim and shows no sign of hitting a curb. It's hard to tell how deep the incision is but it is at least 1/8" deep. The new 2012 hyundai sonata equipped with these tires was purchased in nov. 2011. The vehicle currently has a little more than 5,000 miles on it. In the combined 80 years we have been driving, we have never experienced sidewall failure from driving onto a curb or just finding a crack in the tire. I do want to point out that hankook, the manufacturer, has had a recall for its hankook / dynapro as / p265/70r17s rh03 (nhtsa campaign id number: 10t021000). The cause was sidewall failure. We replaced the tire with the gash in it. We do have photos of the tires in question and can send pdfs to you if so desired. We also kept the tire with the gash in case we needed it for some reason in pursuing this (additional photos, insepction, etc. ). It is hard to determine the date of when the damage was done so i've listed the date that the tire with the rip was first noticed. The tire with the incision or crack in it was noticed today (7-14-12) while getting the other tire replaced. The complete description of the tire size is 225/45r18-95v.


2011 Hyundai Sonata - KMHEC4A42BA- Temecula, CA: June 29th, 2012
While going down the hill, the car dash board suddenly pop up the message check charging system with a loud noise. After get off on the first ram, turn the car off then on again the message go away, able to run again without any warning. For the seat belt, the one on the driver side sometime it's hard to pull out specially in the morning. It's also worn out after 5000 mile. ## vin passed ## hyundai sonata 2011 hybrid ##


2000 Hyundai Sonata - KMHWF25SOYA- Chatham , NY: June 25th, 2012
Gas light don't work, the odometer don't work, when it rains the car lights dime and the car almost dies...


2013 Hyundai Sonata - 5NPEC4AC4DH- Cary, NC: June 22nd, 2012
Steering feel is extremely light/loose, especially at highway speeds. Vehicle wanders enough from left to right to require constant correction to keep it from going over center line or off side of road. If i adjust steering to left vehicle continues to left requiring an immediate adjustment to right which causes vehicle to continue to right and then to left and then right... I am constantly fighting with the steering to stay in my lane. Concerned about our safety while driving this brand new vehicle. *tt


2008 Hyundai Sonata - 5NPEU46C38H- Chester, MD: June 18th, 2012
The contact owns a 2008 hyundai sonata. The contact was driving 30 mph when the brake lights failed and the stability control lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer stated that the stop lamp switch needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileages were 61,000.


1999 Hyundai Sonata - KMHWF25V6XA- Raleigh, NC: May 25th, 2012
The contact owns a 1999 hyundai sonata. The contact stated that the vehicle was being examined by an independent repair shop and she was informed that the front sub-frame was corroded. The manufacturer was then notified and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with nhtsa campaign id number 09v124000 (suspension). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 125,764.


2012 Hyundai Sonata - 5NPEB4AC1CH- Allison Park, PA: May 18th, 2012
The contact owns 2012 hyundai sonata. The contact stated that while driving 2 mph, he applied slight pressure to the accelerator pedal and the vehicle surged forward. The vehicle crashed into the wall of a garage as a result. There were no injuries. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop for inspection but the failure was unknown at the moment. The vehicle was being repaired. The failure mileage was 4,500. Updated 07/13/12 *bf


2011 Hyundai Sonata - VIN # 5NPEB- Lake Worth, FL: May 10th, 2012
My brand new 2011 hyundai sonata 2. 4l gls engine blew up at 18,000 miles on i-10, 670 miles from our home. We had the car fully serviced prior to our trip, 10 days to be exact. This was the second long distant road trip, with this new car. We almost lost our life. What saved us was an exit we were approaching at the time, and experience driving. It sounded like parts was flying in every direction. This story would not have gotten out if we were dead. But, we are alive and well and ready to tell the world our story. Up set and confused at that moment the car stopped, we just could not believe that a brand new car would blow an engine. The tow truck towed the vehicle to the nearest hyundai dealership close by 15 miles away. The dealer service manager looked at the car and determines the engine must be replace. He called to order a new engine. The engine for 2011 sonata 2. 4l gls was second or third in line on the back order list. I was so very wrong about hyundai motors inc. After the dealership got us back on the road we were forgotten. All the complaints and reports i found on the internet made me angry that all this information was not in the media sooner to alert people before they took a bite of that rotten pretty shiny apple like me and my wife. My opinion, of an old mechanic, this engine is a time bomb.


2012 Hyundai Sonata - 5NPEC4AB3CH- Mission Viejo, CA: April 20th, 2012
Repair attempts 5; first attempt at date of incident. Driving on level three lane divided highway when the vehicle suddenly stops accelerating and exhibits a no power condition where only electrical is working. I apply acceleration up past 5000 rpm and no response. Past 6000 rpm and vehicle suddenly kicks in and out of complete shock i'm forced to pull over in nearby plaza to contact nearest dealer (in southern california @ this time, original dealer in las vegas centennial hyundai). Allen hyundai service technician agrees to keep it overnight to duplicate issue. He puts in writing next day "three no power conditions. " after blaming it on the turbo and adjusting electrical sensors, i continued experiencing same problem, different places. Original dealer for some reason fails to duplicate and leaves me hopeless. No offer to trade car or take it back. Now stuck in purgatory between corporate and a malfunctioning vehicle. 2012 new off the lot se with 2. 0 t. *js


2009 Hyundai Sonata - 5NPEU46F29H- Georges Mills, NH: April 7th, 2012
Rear brakes are worn out at 19,7000 miles the calipers are worn out and my front brakes are perfect.. Front brakes usually wear out before rear brakes what is going on... This should never happen giving us low gas mileage these faulty calipers hyundai should pay this could result in a crash due to a faulty brake system.


2012 Hyundai Sonata - 5NPEC4AB7CH- Grove City, OH: April 2nd, 2012
2012 sonata ltd 2. 0t - steering is difficult to control at random times and at various speeds. However, it is especially noticeable at highway speeds. Car pulls in both directions but mainly left. Must keep steering wheel turned slightly to the right most of the time to keep the car straight at highway speeds.


2009 Hyundai Sonata - 5NPEU46F59H- Lake Hopatcong , NJ: March 26th, 2012
The contact owns a 2009 hyundai sonata. The contact stated that the vehicle emitted a squeaking noise while driving. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic, who performed an inspection. The contact was informed that the rear brakes were prematurely worn due to defective calipers. The brake pads and rotors were replaced. The mechanic repaired the calipers until they were in working condition. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileages were 26,700. The consumer was informed the rear pads and rotors were completely worn due to rust on the rotors even though the front brakes were in good condition. Updated 06/04/12


2012 Hyundai Sonata - 1N4BA41E55C- Rising Sun, MD: March 9th, 2012
Recently purchased 2012. The car only has 600 miles on it. Steering is very hard to control. The car runs off the road if you dont pay attention. It is extremely hard to control on the highway. In order to keep control of the car you must constantly steer the vehicle from side to side. The car goes to the right and then will immediatly go to the left. This car is unsafe.


2012 Hyundai Sonata - 5NPEB4AC5CH- Mohnton , PA: February 6th, 2012
The contact owns a 2012 hyundai sonata. The contact stated that the windshield was distorted and the view was not clear. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the dealer replaced the windshield but the failure was not corrected. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 67 and the current mileage is 100. Updated 03/05/12*lj updated