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Honda Accord and Hyundai Sonata Problems and Repair Histories

3261 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Honda Accord. 1164 of these members (35.7%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 2839 repairs to Honda Accords--an average of 0.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

1327 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Hyundai Sonata. 451 of these members (34%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 1148 repairs to Hyundai Sonatas--an average of 0.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

To see how frequently Honda Accord and Hyundai Sonata problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Don't infer Honda Accord or Hyundai Sonata problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of Honda Accord and Hyundai Sonata repairs by problem area

26% of the Honda Accord repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 17% to the brakes, 13% to the suspension, 22% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 8% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle. 22% of the Hyundai Sonata repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 10% to the suspension, 30% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 13% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 2839 Honda Accord and 1148 Hyundai Sonata repairs.

Honda Accord and Hyundai Sonata repair cost distribution

Of the Honda Accord repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 13% cost less than $100, 55% between $100 and $499, 20% between $500 and $999, 9% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500. Of the Hyundai Sonata repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 19% cost less than $100, 55% between $100 and $499, 18% between $500 and $999, 6% between $1000 and $2499, and 2% more than $2500.

Chart based on 1239 Honda Accord and 246 Hyundai Sonata repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Repair costs are in local units.

2006 Honda Accord 4dr Sedan

244-horsepower 3.0L V6 6-speed manual FWD

Honda Accord in Iowa, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2006 1000    
9000 0 grinding/hard shifting. Changed MTF to new synthetic. 
19000 0 windows rattle over bumps windows rattle over bumps 
32000 0 leather shows significant wear after only 32,000 miles. dealer says "not normal" replaced leather. 
34000 0 replaced leather 
40000 0 greased door in different spot. called honda field tech; MK: lubricate 
45000 0 Window rattled again, applied anti rattle tape as per feb honda service bulletin. 
50000 0 3rd gear shift not smooth. Replace 3rd gear shift gate. 
52000 0 Rotors warped with 75% of pads remain. Grind in clutch pedal, replace clutch master cyl Belt tensioner bad, making rattle, replaced. 
102300 0 Replaced Clutch master cylinder due to crunch sound when pressing on pedal belt noise on startup. Dealer indicated it was the belt - had the belt replaced and noise persisted. Tensioner replaced (second time - first one was about 60k) 
114000 0 Compliance bushings bad, replaced under extended warranty. car aligned. 
116000   Most recent odometer entry.

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2006 Honda Accord 4dr Sedan

244-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Honda Accord in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2006 0    
17000 0 Have a vibration, either suspension or transmission related. Dealer let some air out of the tires, stating that the problem was over-inflated tires. No change, vibration still there. 
22000 0 Still getting a vibration through the steering wheel in the front end. Now have been told that the vibration is typical in 6 cyl Accords. As it does not impact performance or handling, I will live with it. 
  Most recent odometer entry.

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2006 Honda Accord 2-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Honda Accord in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2006 8000    
9000 0 Paint defects. Alabaster silver 2006 Honda Accord LX Coupe. 5x6 inch defect in the paint on and around the exterior gas door and onto left rear fender; 3x4 inch blotch/run in paint on front right fender behind headlamp. Both corrected by repainting. 
11000 0 Drivers side window in door began rattling and squeaking. 
16000 0 Cover to center console between front seats: Fabric detached from plastic, exposing filler. Console replaced. Dealer noted "it's a common problem." Driver's side window in Accord coupe rattles. It had been "fixed" previously. Fixed again with new seal. Dealer fixed passenger side as well "just in case." Dealer noted they're "well aware of the issue." 
22000 0 THIRD repair for rattling driver's side window in Honda Accord coupe. 
  Most recent odometer entry.

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2004 Honda Accord 2dr Coupe

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed automatic FWD

Honda Accord in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2006 28000    
35000 0 For the second time, the drivers seat frame and tracks had to be replaced. (I'm a very light weight person, and I'm the only one who ever drives the car, so that seat never moves!) 
  Most recent odometer entry.

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2003 Honda Accord 4dr Sedan

240-horsepower 3.0L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

Honda Accord in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2006 29000    
30000 0 The display for the radio and hvac controls went dark. 
  Most recent odometer entry.

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This page shows repair histories for only five vehicles. See more problem reports for the Honda Accord.

2007 Hyundai Sonata 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Hyundai Sonata in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2006 0    
1000 0 Water leakage from SRS cover on left side of windshield. Repair of water leak from SRS cover on left side of wind shield. Faulty windscreen seal. Replacement of windscreen seal. 
  Most recent odometer entry.

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2006 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

235-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Hyundai Sonata in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2006 11000    
21000 0 Door striker needed adjusting. Door sometimes would not close without adjusting lock mechanism. 
35000 0 Very small paint chips on hood, fender numerous scratches under drivers door handle. Reported because paint warranty was about to expire. Dealer denied warranty coverage, claiming road hazards (rocks from road, gravel trucks etc) hot covered. Showed ho 
40000 0 Motorist stopped me--No brake lights AT ALL. Switch problem suspected as all three lights did not work. HOwever all three bulbs were indeed burned only 18 months after I bought a new car. Dealer replaced left and right ones at no charge. However I did 
51000 480 Brakes were making a grinding type noise when braking firmly. Brake pads (particularly rt. one) was worn to thickness of anickel. Brake pad chirper had broken off. New pads, rotors trued and turned. Transmission flushed. 
81000 500 Throttle assembly had bad sensors and had to be replaced. There were two other problems:Brake light switch and air bag sensor. The air bag problem was covered by warranty Brake light switch problem. ESC and ABS lights kept coming on. Front brake pads and rotors were almost in need of repair again, so I had it done on this trip. Only got 30,000 miles out of this set 
109000 600 Left front valve gasket cover brittle and leaking oil into alternator. Discovered when brought in to have spark plugs replaced at 107,000 miles (spark plug removal requires removing the intake manifold) 
118000 0 Car died today without warning while driving . Thought it was alternator, but wasn't that. Crankshaft won't even manually turn. Plenty of oil, battery good. Won't repair or replace engine due to high mileage and cost.Will junk car. 
Hyundai Sonata in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2006 0    
11000 0 Car emitted a groaning sound when starting up from first gear. The sound was intermittent and occurred only for a few seconds before the car shifted to second gear. There was a TSB issued, but the technician at the dealer said he could hear no sound. 
34000 0 I don't know the exact name of the part that failed, but it was some sort of acceleration pedal "link" that was faulty from the factory (or so the tech said). It caused the car to have 1/4 of its usual power and could not be driven faster than 30 mph. 
39000 0 The motors for both outside power mirrors needed to be replaced after I noticed that neither of them worked properly. The dashboard cracked in two places along the outline of the passenger airbag. This appeared to happen spontaneously; I had never placed anything on it nor applied heavy pressure when cleaning the dashboard. 
46000 0 Check engine light came on & stayed on. Brought car to dealership. The service department could find no reason for light to come on & reset system. 
  Most recent odometer entry.

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This page shows repair histories for only five vehicles. See more problem reports for the Hyundai Sonata.

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