really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,190 miles

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problem #36

Aug 232021


  • miles
While being driven, the check in engine light came on. Next the battery light came on followed by the other lights on the dashboards. It then became difficult to accelerate and smoke began to come from under the hood. Then flames were noticed by a man passing and he began to point to the bottom passenger side of the car. The car was pulled over and more flames began. The passengers exited out of the driver side and the car was soon engulfed.

- High Point , NC, USA

problem #35

Aug 172021


  • miles
The trunk latch has broken

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #34

Aug 132021


  • miles
Trunk latch

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #33

Jun 192021


  • miles
The trunk will not open by any means, at times it can be opened, but the emergency release does not work. If anyone gets in, they cannot get out, especially with the Hybrids which do not have fold down back seats. Federal mandate states the trunk must have an operational emergency release, but with the trunk latch issue, the emergency release does NOT work.

- Long Beach, NY, USA

problem #32

May 052021


  • 40,000 miles
Car caught fire while driving on the freeway. Driver had only been driving the car for about 10 to 15 minutes. Got on freeway from downtown houston and was on freeway for less than 10 miles. Witness said car was on fire under vehicle in the rear of the hybrid vehicle. Driver pulled over to feeder of fwy and car would not go into park so he turned vehicle off and exited vehicle. Driver saw car was on fire and ran to safety.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #31

Apr 042021


  • 157,297 miles
My uses up a lot of oil, I have to put in oil a lot an now the engine in my car is gone it makes a weird noise in the engine, can't speed up an the engine is knocking. I was told that one of the pistons in my car is messed up because the car burns so much oil an it was heated up an now a piston is messed an its hitting against the inside of the motor an my motor has internal damage an if it didn't break down on the interstate already it would of been worst so. I'm out of a car an I need my to make money

- Norfolk, VA, USA

problem #30

Mar 062021


  • 37,000 miles
The trunk latch not locking. Opened trunk in driveway, tried to close trunk and it wouldn't lock/close.

- Fairfield, CA, USA

problem #29

Dec 072020


  • 67,000 miles
Hood does not stay open. Last oil change it slammed down. I heard there was issue with trunk latch.

- Lake Worth, FL, USA

problem #28

Dec 202020


  • 40,000 miles
The truck won't open an there is no emergency handle to open it my things are stuff in my trunk. Car is parked

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #27

Nov 212020


  • miles
Trunk won't open

- Gainesville, VA, USA

problem #26

Oct 262020


  • 19,599 miles
The oil plug fell out and seized the engine. I bought the car and drove it lightly for 2 days through city streets and highways. Right before the engine seized. The check hybrid systems light came on, followed by the oil light, then the check engine light (within the span of around 45 seconds). After the lights the car became unresponsive to the gas pedal and slowed to a halt. After getting it towed to a Hyundai dealership the next day, they called and said that te oil plug is missing and it caused the whole engine to seize and need a complete replacement. After researching I've found many owners of 2017 Hyundai sonota hybrids to have had similar issues with the plug falling out. I believe it should be looked into getting recalled.

- Van Nuys, CA, USA

problem #25

Jul 312020


  • 69,000 miles
After spending over $1000 to have my serpentine belt replaced, transmission and brake fluids flushed; I've attempted to open my trunk on multiple occasions and will not open. Dealership is saying it will cost over $700 to fix, with all the complaints this shows to be manufacturer issues. It should be fixed free of charge, I will purchase a brand new car, before I put any more money into a ticking time bomb as there is a current recall in regards to the engine. Currently have 70,000 miles on the vehicle.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #24

Aug 252020


  • 66,000 miles
Trunk won't open using key fob or dash. Can't close it manually with key. The trunk latch mechanism is not working.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #23

Sep 042020


  • 55,080 miles
While going down the highway, the vehicle's check engine, ABS, TPMS, traction control, air bag, electronic steering & emergency brake lights all came on simultaneously. & at that same time the speedometer & tachometer both dropped to 0, the digital display of the engine temp guage, gear setting & other onboard displays went down while the car was in motion on the highway. I was able to safely pull over to the shoulder but once the car was placed in park the shifter locked & I was no longer able to change gear settings.

- Newark, NJ, USA

problem #22

Jun 202020


  • 59,000 miles
Trunk latch works intermittently...only 3 year old car...I have called the dealership for repair...they have not or will not call back. Latch works sometimes...but other times will not open or other times will not stay shut.

- Lockhart, TX, USA

problem #21

Jul 182020


  • 70,025 miles
The car was stationed in my garage, came home from shopping, hit the trunk button on my key fob, just starting hearing some clicking noises, tried to press the the truck release from inside, continue to hear clicking noises. I had a mechanical to look at it, they had to pull my seats in the back down to look inside the trunk and they said it look like a malfunction on the trunk box inside.

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #20

Nov 212019

Sonata 4-cyl

  • miles
Paint chipped on it's own. In less than 1 year of having my vehicle I had to take it back to the dealership to have it repainted. Now that the warranty is over they don't want to fix the continuing issue. The paint must have been a bad batch from the manufacturer and now this is something that I cannot fix not even through my insurance. I am not the only one that has complained about this same issue.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #19

May 232020

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 87,163 miles
When starting car, it starts shaking real hard then cuts off. It doesn't at times.

- Pomona, CA, USA

problem #18

Feb 052020


  • 102,525 miles
While driving the 2017 Hyundai Sonata at speeds of 60 plus mph the steering wheel locks up and the power steering light comes on along with the traction control lights. This incident has even caused damage to the right front corner of my Hyundai due to losing steering causing me to veer in to the guard rails.

- Coral Springs, FL, USA

problem #17

Nov 182019


  • 14,000 miles
Issue #1 brakes making a wierd squalling sound when we apply the brakes at various times driving. We brought our 2017 Sonata hybrid numerous times without any fix ! serious safety issue ! issue #2 wei brought our 2017 Hyundai Sonata with only 14,000 miles to service dept. At Hyundai to inspect tires & brakes & oil change before leaving on our long trip to miami. Everything checked out ok ! we drove 2/3 of way on I-75 highway & only stopped once for gas. We noticed a thumping sound & our car started "pulling to the right". we thought it was a flat tire & stopped at the next rest area to inspect tires for proper psi inflation...all tires checked out ok?? there was no "warning lights on " so we got back onto I-75 & we really got nervous as the shaking really got worse as we drove on. We slowed down to 40 mph. With flashers on. We called roadside assistance for directions to nearest Hyundai dealership. We slowly made it to rick case Hyundai who inspected our car & were "shockingly told that the (2) right side tires experienced "belt seperations " & they had to be replaced immediately with a new wheel alignment (over $ 500). Tech said ! wow that looks like two manufacturer defective tires ! we carried 2 tires back tto our local Hyundai service dept in npr & will try to get reimbursed by hankook ! this is a "serious safety issue " with these tires as we have read all the complaints about these model tires. We would like to replace the other (2) tires that are still on vehicle with these major safety issues ! my wife & I dont feel safe with the tires & brakes concerns !

- Holiday, FL, USA

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