really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
4,400 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
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problem #4

May 012022


  • CVT transmission
  • 10,162 miles

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all dashboard warning lights came on all dashboard warning lights came on all dashboard warning lights came on all dashboard warning lights came on

This is the second time this has happened - just like the other person is reporting. This time I drove to an appointment and dropped off dogs for grooming. No warnings on car. I went through drive through to get food and then parked for roughly 20 minutes. I turn on the car and multiple warning lights on including every one of the driver assist I think along with power steering. I wasn't sure if car would run or not.

I called via Blue Link and person told me other people reporting the same thing. Last time this happened in July 2021 and was terrible, but at least the lights went off after a while. Not this time... so no safety warnings and it was like driving a tank. I will call tomorrow to see if I can get an appointment but last July I was told 6 weeks to get which is a load of BS so I made the appointment then called the day prior, and they said they had no record despite me being on the phone with the woman for over 30 minutes. We may need to band together if we both got LEMONS!!

- Patricia R., Dallas, Pacific Islands (US)

problem #3

Jul 102021


  • CVT transmission
  • 2,000 miles

The date and mileage may be off a bit, but I went to Costco to get gas. I filled up. Get in the car and drive away, and multiple safety lights come on, and car starts making a horrible noise. It limps into a parking spot and there were sounds like gears and car twisting and going to grind itself to pieces. Turn off car and call Blue Link. They aren't showing anything wrong with the car on their side.

I sit for about 20 minutes then turn on car again and no lights but not driving smoothly. I call the next business day (several dealers) to try and get an appointment. I'm given one weeks out then when I call the day before as I see no reminder email, and they have no record of my call. So car not giving the warning lights again, so I ask the dealer to check when I go in for first oil change, and they can't find a reason as to why it is doing that stuff. I think there is something wrong with their system somewhere and already feel like I bought a LEMON.

- Patricia R., Dallas, Pacific Islands (US)

problem #2

Aug 262021


  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,800 miles

This is the second time the dashboard warning lights all came on, and safety features were not working. Took car to dealer service where they recorded computer codes, but were unable to find the cause. They kept the car almost two weeks, test drove the car, but were unable to duplicate the problem. My wife refuses to drive this new car. Hyundai HQ updated our case number. The person assigned to our case is very difficult to reach, with promised return calls not taking place. Several emails about these matters were sent to the case handler, with no response for several. Decided to escalate to her supervisor, which finally resulted in a return call, but no solutions to this matter, or the loss of power steering problem, as previously reported.

- Michael B., Bradenton, FL, US

problem #1

Aug 172021


  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,600 miles

Along with the power steering failure, all the instrument warning lights came on. Various safety features no longer worked. Was able to get car over to the dealer service, where they saw the problems, and recorded the computer error codes. They kept the car overnight to the next day, and reset all errors. Was told they they do not know what caused the problems. My wife refuses to drive this new car, until a fix is found.

- Michael B., Bradenton, FL, US