10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
75,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
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problem #2

Nov 172018

Sonata Se/limited

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

ENGINE COMPARTMENT FIRE. CAR WAS DESTROYED. WE WANT TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING TO OTHER PEOPLE.

- Steve R., Moline, US

problem #1

Feb 272018

Sonata 2.0T

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

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engine fire engine fire engine fire engine fire

On 2/27/18 I was driving my 2012 Hyundai Sonata on the Interstate in South Carolina and my car suddenly caught fire and was smoking heavily from under the hood. I was able to pull over in time and escape the vehicle before it was engulfed in flames. I am the original owner of this 2012 Hyundai Sonata and the vehicle was maintained and serviced regularly.

After searching online I see many other Hyundai's have had this same issue as well. It's disturbing that I was not notified of this and my car was serviced at the dealership 1 month prior to this incident and nothing was done about this defect.

I contacted Hyundai directly and they are not interested in the situation or a remedy.

- Job J., Charleston, SC, US