really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,570 miles

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problem #6

Dec 192012


  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the driver of the vehicle attempted to turn the vehicle off but she was unable to take the key out of the ignition. The driver took the vehicle to the dealer for inspection but they could not diagnose the cause of failure or remove the key. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 82,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #5

Apr 042012


  • miles
The brake lights do not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed. The gear shift not able to be shifted out of the park position. The electronic stability control (ESC) malfunction light illuminates. Very similar to recall for same model on another year (2006).

- Herndon, VA, USA

problem #4

Sep 222011

Sonata 6-cyl Diesel

  • 40,640 miles
Vehicle navigation system failed. On line there are hundreds of people complaining for the same thing. This needs to have a recall. Updated 10/31/11 updated 11/08/11

- Brooklyn, CT, USA

problem #3

Aug 142011


  • 13,850 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while replacing a flat tire she noticed that the inside wall of the tire was worn. The mechanic that inspected the vehicle stated that the failure was caused by a cotter pin that was installed backwards. Also, she added that she had to replace two batteries after she bought the vehicle because she constantly needed to have the vehicle jump started. The vehicle had not been taken to the dealer. The manufacturer had not been made aware of the failure. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 13,850 and the current mileage was 14,000.

- Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #2

Jul 292011

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
A few days after the ignition cylinder was replaced, the speedometer started malfunctioning. My wife drove the car to work. While the car was running, she noticed the speedometer needle was at zero reading while the car was doing at least 25 miles per hour. She turned around and drove an older car instead. Over the weekend, I drove the Hyundai Sonata around but the speedometer problem did not show up. But the following Monday afternoon, I experienced this speedometer problem first hand. I noticed the car would accelerate from stop with the needle either slightly going up or not at all. I was at least going 25 miles per hour on an expressway. The needle continued to be stuck at zero until I had to apply the brake, and then momentarily, the needle would bounce up between 20-30 mph before going back to zero again.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 202009


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Sonata. While parked, the contact noticed the lights on the instrument panel were not illuminating. The contact stated the failure occurred intermittently. Also the taillights were not illuminating. The brake lights and turn signals still functioned. The vehicle was taken into the dealer where the junction box was replaced. The failure occurred a second time and the junction box was replaced again. The failure occurred a third time. The vehicle was going to be taken back to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 10,000.

- Spring Valley , NY, USA