really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,500 miles

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problem #10

May 292021


  • miles
Made right hand turn passenger wheel cocked dead stop. When checked out was told sub frame rust apart on passenger side.

- Louisville, KY, USA

problem #9

Mar 102020


  • 148,000 miles
You did a recall a number of years ago on the chrome on the interior door handles peeling off and being hazardous. Now the same thing is happening to the chrome on the gear shift handle. It is very sharp and has made minor cuts to the right hand while shifting the vehicle. The vehicle was stationary. It is an ongoing problem as the chrome keeps peeling off a little at a time.

- Hahira, GA, USA

problem #8

Jul 032017


  • miles
Recall #089 from 2009 / fairfield superior Hyundai reported that the owner had this "sub-frame" corrosion taken care of and it was not - owner did not receive a recall notice in the mail at current address since 2004- owner (me) was informed by another certified mechanic before major brake work was performed -

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #7

Jan 262017


  • miles
I had reported my vehicle stolen since Jan of 2017 but the el paso, tx said I couldn't actually report it stolen since I knew who took it however after that month passed I couldn't locate my vehicle and I've called every where in nm where it was taken and not one Agency had information if my vehicles where abouts now I had purchased the vehicle sometime last year for my son and getting things fixed before being financially able to get registered under his or my name I currently still obtain the original title and registration docs and can also provide a notorized letter from my ex's aunt who sold it to us I also had downloaded several apps in regards to being able to locate my vehicle and months later I typed in the VIN and my vehicle pops up registered to a jorge scott in el paso and I'm at a loss of words wondering how he gained access to my vehicle and what steps can I take in regards to recovery it I can be contacted [xxx]/ [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).'

- El Paso, TX, USA

problem #6

Apr 182016


  • 187,000 miles
My door handle has became sharp and cut my friends finger. Called dealership they said my VIN number wasnt on the list for the recall about door handles.

- Kissimmee, FL, USA

problem #5

Jun 082007


  • miles
My 2002 Hyundai Sonata the finish is peeling off the door handles and people have been cut as it peels it is very sharp.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #4

Jul 222007

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The door handles are peeling (silver coating) and it has caused severe cuts to anyone getting out of the car, both on the passenger and drivers front side.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #3

Dec 242006

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1) engine light seems to come on at least once a month 2) fan knob for heating/air conditioner does not work on 1 or 2, it will only work on 3 or 4. this is a new problem.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #2

Jan 042006


  • miles
The paint is peeling off of all 4 door handle assemblies of my 39 month old Hyundai Sonata. Hyundai refuses to cover the obvious failure.

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Oct 212001

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5 miles
Right front speaker pops on and off at a stop or moving. When you use the ac button, windshield wiper, windows, and turn signals the speaker either shuts off or turns on. The radio was replaced three times, the speaker twice and the wiring and wiring harnesses were replaced. The car has been in and out of the shop with and without repairs for the same problem at least 12 times. The problem started the first night when I bought the vehicle in October of 2001. The car has had other problems with the power window motors, battery, and remote door locks. I feel as though I have spent more time at the dealer trying to get the car fixed then actually enjoying the car. I have filed cases with the Hyundai corporate office, a factory representative looked at the car, heard the problem, in formed the dealer on how to fix it. I received a phone call 6 days later saying the chief mechanic could not duplicate the problem so he did not touch it. Even though the factory representative heard the problem and told them what to fix. I have taken the first step in the lemon law, I have sent a certified defect complaint to the dealer. The received it April 11 2003 at 12:00 pm. I am just waiting on there response. This car has been a nightmare to my self and my family. Two visits ago the dealer had the car for one week. When I received the car back, the car was covered with an unknown substance (maybe tree sap) all over the hood, roof, and trunk. I brought this to the dealers attention while the factory rep was there. The rep told them to compound the car out and rectify this issue. When I picked up the car, the car was washed but the substance was still there, now with swirl scratches in the paint where they tried to up the substance off the car. Dealer and corporate will not take responsibility for this. This will be the final case for my lawyer against Hyundai.

- Tamarac, FL, USA