really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
108,343 miles

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problem #6

Sep 152007


  • 110,466 miles
Same issue as existing case # PE08029 1999 Hyundai Sonata was traveling on highway when passenger side front engine cradle support cracked and car became undrivable.

- Amston, CT, USA

problem #5

Oct 012007


  • 135,000 miles
Last fall, driving along, all was fine, going only 15 mph, hit small bump, clunk, the front frame broke. The engine cradle as it is commonly called had rusted and broken through on the right side near the front wheel. The car sits undrivable still today. Contacted Hyundai Consumer Affairs - they were no help.

- Grand Rapids, MI, USA

problem #4

Nov 182007

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 123,184 miles
Hi, I bought my 1999 Hyundai Sonata from a private person Nov.2007. I was driving the car to the store when all of a sudden the right front wheel went back into the wheel well. I had it towed to a garage to lift it to see what happened. The engine cradle was so rotted that my half shaft pulled out and broke. The control arm completely rotted off the cradle. This is what I can plainly see as a safety hazard. I could have had a wreck had I been going any faster.

- Northwood, OH, USA

problem #3

Nov 222006

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,500 miles
: the contact stated while driving 50 mph, a small bump in the road was hit and the steering malfunctioned, causing the steering wheel not to work properly. The vehicle was towed to a service dealer, who determined that the sub frame was rotting. The manufacturer was notified.

- Enfield, CT, USA

problem #2

Nov 142006

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 109,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 40 mph, there was a noise coming from the front right wheel area. Upon inspection of the wheel, the wheel was observed to be angled slightly inward. The tread on the tire was also worn to the point of pressing the tread inward. The vehicle was towed to a service dealer, where it was determined that the sub frame was rusted, and had fractured due to the rust. The manufacturer was also notified.

- Peabody, MA, USA

problem #1

Aug 252005

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles
While driving my 1999 Hyundai Sonata( VIN# kmhwf35V5xa04162) on South avenue in staten island the passenger side front wheel fell off.dealer said the cause was cracked K frame, then later upon asking for damage estimat said that it was due to bent K frame. Since there was no accident involved decided to take car to my own mechanic. Upon examination he showed methat the K frame was neither cracke nor bent, it was simply rusted throughout and the wheel assembly just fell off when the rust could no longer hold it to the frame.caleed back both deale and corporate Hyundai not only for redress but also to examine for defect that could resulting injury to others in similar situation. Their response was that the car was not under warrant for the K frame and that any problem whether due to rot, rust, or otherwise was not their responsibility. They would not send any service representative to examine the car period.if this incident had happened at highway speed it could have resulted in injury or death, Hyundai's refusal to even take a time out to see if this is a real problem indicates a callous disregard for the safety of others who may be driving same make and model. The car is atill intact and available for whatever you might advise me to do with it. Please respond as soon as possible as I can't leave it where it is forever. Thank you very much annette hyland

- Staten Island, NY, USA