10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
90,480 miles

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problem #38

Aug 202019

Sonata

  • 10 miles
Takata recall. Accident happened on a highway going 60 miles an hour. A deer came out of the ditch, missed the deer. My daughter swerved into the ditch and launched over a gravel road and did a nose dive into a bean field. Crashing the front end of the car. The car is totaled.

- Pine Island, MN, USA

problem #37

Jul 282019

Sonata

  • 54,000 miles
Takata recall on July 27, 28 2019 the ESC light came on intermittently causing the car to stall driving South on I 75 and later on the streets. After turning the car off and restarting the car it drove along ok. During our return trip, the car stalled again driving North on I 75, and we pulled to the side of the road only seconds before a 18 wheeler passed us within less than a foot between us. All five us could have been killed. We were lucky to find a national repair shop opened on a Sunday who diagnosed the problem as a faulty crankshaft position sensor( the car has 54,000 miles ). the part was replaced and after 4 hours we were on our way, minus $400 plus dollars. Research indicates that this continues to be an unsafe and potentially deadly problem -that this sensor must be recalled- and the public made aware of the danger.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #36

Jun 142019

Sonata

  • 113,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the electronic stability control indicator illuminated while driving 60 mph. Also, the vehicle jerked and stalled, but was able to restart. Additionally, the accelerator pedal failed to respond when it was depressed. The vehicle was taken to several independent mechanics who referred the contact to heritage Hyundai towson (801 york rd, towson, md, 877-387-5495) where it was diagnosed that the crank position sensor needed to be replaced; however, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 113,000.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #35

May 222019

Sonata

  • 97,000 miles
As I was driving up a hill in a residential neighborhood, the engine started making extremely loud noises and it would no longer respond to the accelerator. This was on a narrow two way street. I had it towed to the local Hyundai dealer who said it needs a used motor put in it for $4600 as it has "an internal engine problem" without going in to specifics. Engine had 97,000 miles and car was well-maintained.

- Lebanon, OH, USA

problem #34

Feb 022017

Sonata

  • 89,000 miles
Engine oil leaks since 2 years ago

- Latham, NY, USA

problem #33

Sep 072018

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owned a 2009 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 60 mph, the engine compartment spontaneously caught on fire without warning. There were no injuries. The fire department extinguished the fire. A police report was filed. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic and deemed a total loss by the mechanic. The local dealer and manufacturer were not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed. The failure mileage was 130,000...

- Leesburg, VA, USA

problem #32

Sep 062018

Sonata

  • 87,633 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Sonata. While driving at an unknown speed, the check engine indicator flashed on and off. The vehicle did not pass inspection due to the emissions. The vehicle was taken to northtown Hyundai (3675 sheridan dr, amherst, NY 14226, (716) 992-6536); however, the engine indicator was not illuminated at the time. The dealer performed numerous electrical repairs to the dashboard, but the check engine indicator illuminated again. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 87,633.

- Buffalo, NY, USA

problem #31

Dec 272017

Sonata

  • 50,000 miles
"takata recall" when I slow down my car jerks.

- Haliimaile, HI, USA

problem #30

Jun 062017

Sonata

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Sonata. While driving various speeds, the "ESC off" warning indicator illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal would not accelerate the vehicle forward when depressed and that the vehicle lost power. Pacifico Hyundai in philadelphia, Pennsylvania was made aware of the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 130,000.

- New Town Square, PA, USA

problem #29

Jun 062018

Sonata

  • 109,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 75 mph, the check engine warning indicator suddenly illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic and it was diagnosed that the throttle body, the camshaft sensors, and the timing chain were all faulty and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and did not assist. The local dealer was not notified. The failure mileage was 109,000.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #28

Dec 092017

Sonata

  • 165,000 miles
The #3 bearing spun causing the car not to be able to run. Similar to the 2011 recall. Now car has a rod knock.

- Ozark, MO, USA

problem #27

Dec 082017

Sonata

  • 108,300 miles
While driving on a freeway at approximately 70mph, my Sonata stopped accelerating. I had to pull off the road in the middle of traffic as my car was rapidly decelerating. I turned off the ignition, and after letting it set for a few minutes, I was able to start up again and proceed without trouble. This has happened three times in since, both on a freeway and once on a side street. I am on my way to my dealer today to check this out. Also, I have checked the internet, and found that this is a common occurrence among these models.

- Mayfield Hts, OH, USA

problem #26

Dec 192017

Sonata

  • 99,000 miles
Takata recall. I was told that the electrical module is defective by autozone, . we were driving down the highway when all of a sudden the engine light came on. We pulled over to check the usual stuff like oil and antifreeze and other fluids. But all of them were ok. We tried to leave again with no success. We had no power. The engine would turn over but when we tried to press the gas nothing would go. So we stopped the car waited for a while and then the car started. We countinued our trip carefully, but the check engine light was still on. After we arrived to our destination I went to autozone to check the problem. They said the eletrical and cpu modules are damaged. That of course has me a little worried. We have only had the car for a year so it couldnt be for that reason.

- Logan, UT, USA

problem #25

Nov 012017

Sonata

  • 140,000 miles
While driving down the street, the car started slowing down with jerking and shaking like motions which was very distracting and caused me to become afraid in the moving traffic. It was obvious that something was going wrong. Then I glanced at temperature gauge and noticed it was heating up in the red and ran hot. Now it won't run.

- Beatrice, AL, USA

problem #24

Oct 182016

Sonata

  • 128,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled and made an abnormal sound. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the connecting rod was defective and the engine needed to be replaced. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 15V568000 (engine); however, the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was manufactured in Alabama. No further assistance was offered. Have not been able to use the car since.

- Federal Way, WA, USA

problem #23

Jul 162017

Sonata

  • 167,000 miles
Emissions warning had been on for a short time. 20 minutes after a big puff of smoke, the car died and the mechanic says the motor is locked and it will need a new engine. Very little warning or poor car performance.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #22

Mar 172017

Sonata

  • 110,000 miles
Was backing car out of our garage and the check engine light came on (solid and not blinking) so drove car back into our garage and turned it off. No unusual sounds observed when backing out or pulling back in to garage. From that point on the car would no longer start. Car had to be towed to dealership. 110,618 miles and was told engine needed to be replaced as permanent timing chain had jumped time. Dealer could not provide any reason why the chain would jump time. Learned that recall exists for newer models of Sonatas that have same engine that have issue with internal oil distribution trouble that seizes engine causing timing chain to jump. Engine replaced by dealership with used 62,000 mi engine.

- Mounds View, MN, USA

problem #21

Jun 202017

Sonata

  • 47,788 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start until the third attempt. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact called a local dealer (jack giambalvo Hyundai 2425 industrial hwy, East york, pa 17402 (717) 755-2944). The contact was informed that the failure would have to occur while at the dealer in order to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 47,788.

- York, PA, USA

problem #20

Feb 012017

Sonata

  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled and made an abnormal sound. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the connecting rod was defective and the engine needed to be replaced. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign number: 15V568000 (engine); however, the VIN was not included. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was manufactured in Alabama. No further assistance was offered. The failure mileage was approximately 104,000.

- Chester, SC, USA

problem #19

Nov 182016

Sonata

  • miles
Our car, a 2009 Hyundai sonota, has had the same engine issues as the Hyundai recall set forth on April of 2017. We were told by the dealership, we had to have the engine replaced. The symptoms of the car are identical to those in the 2017 recall, but we were told by the dealership, our vehicle's VIN was not included in the recall. We maintained the car properly as set by the dealership (oil changes, etc.).

- Vineyard, UT, USA

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