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Hyundai Sonata Body and Trim Problems and Repair Histories

1329 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Hyundai Sonata. 200 of these members (15%) have reported paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repairs for their car. A total of 155 paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repairs to Hyundai Sonatas--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently Hyundai Sonata problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the Hyundai Sonata problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 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 Hyundai Sonata repairs by problem area

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 1151 repairs.

Hyundai Sonata paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repair cost distribution

Of the Hyundai Sonata paint, rust, leaks, rattles, and trim repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 44% cost less than $100, 38% between $100 and $499, 8% between $500 and $999, 4% between $1000 and $2499, and 6% more than $2500.

Chart based on 50 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Hyundai Sonata Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2007 Hyundai Sonata

Engine not specified

Hyundai Sonata in South Dakota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 15000    
20000 0 Many rattles and squeaks, door seals leak. 
 

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2007 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

Hyundai Sonata in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 3000    
13000 0 overhead console rattle. Warranty replaced but rattle still there. Only way to stop is to not have sunglasses in there. 
34000 0 Drivers side sunshade was broken. Dealer replaced both sunshades as they had a recall for the both of them.  
115000  
Hyundai Sonata in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2007 8680    
34720 0 Vibration felt in cabin when A/C compressor engaged. 
 
Hyundai Sonata in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 22000    
26000 52 Frayed front door weatherstripping. 
36000 0 Replaced spoiler, cleaned rust and mold out of spare compartment. 
54000 0 Passenger side sun-visor replaced. 
65000 0 Black tape peeling around windows. Part installed in a sloppy manner; had to to be re-done. Tape replaced properly this time. 
70000 50 The flap that holds larger cups in place broke. Recommended replacing cup holder. Dealer quoted $60. I ordered part and installed it ($50). 
73000 82 Drooping driver side sun visor. Replaced sun visor. 
 

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2007 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

162-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Sonata in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 0    
48500 0 Replace headrest (rattled), under warranty, no charge. 
 

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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    
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 
 
Hyundai Sonata in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2006 0    
39000 0 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. 
 
Hyundai Sonata in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2006 0    
10000 0 The rear bumper is being damaged by normal use of the trunk. Bumper replacement. 
94000  
Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2006 0    
17000 0 Driver's sun visor no longer snapped back into up position. New visor was installed. 
25000 0 Driver side sun visor loose. Would not stay in up position. Entire unit replaced. 
55000  
Hyundai Sonata in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2005 0    
24000 0 Extended headrest rattles when going over bumps 
76000 0 Replaced right sun visor. The plastic at the right edge broke, causing the visor to flop down (would not stay up). Simple repair, less than a hour, and a cheap part on ebay. 
94300 50 Passenger sun visor will not stay up. 
116000  

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