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2011 Hyundai Sonata Electrical Problems

310 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. 71 of these members (22.9%) have reported electrical repairs for their car. A total of 118 electrical repairs to 2011 Hyundai Sonatas--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2011 Hyundai Sonata repairs by problem area

Chart based on 390 repairs.

2011 Hyundai Sonata electrical repair cost distribution

Chart based on 17 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2011 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

8000 mi   AC compressor failed. Brake pedal switch faulty preventing push start to reliably function 
8000   Steering locks up and ESC light comes on and stays. Fixed in third repair attempt, found loose wire in steering column. 

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2011 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

198-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

5000 mi   Fuel gauge wouldn't show above 1/2 full even though fuel tank was full. Problem corrected itself. 
27000   While resetting the odometer I accidentally changed setting of DRL from "auto off" to "on" resulting in complete draining of battery. Correction required exhaustive study of settings and recharging of battery. 
7000   Car would not always start. Replaced faulty brake light switch. 
9000 US $59 low tire pressure 
14500   Needed a new battery 
17000   Something in the airbag system and something had to be replaced. I am not mechanical so do not know what it was 
19000   The steering wheel cable had to be replaced 
10000   ordered part for rear seat heater 
18000   wouldn't start, charged battery and replaced brake light switch 
11000   Loud knock/rattle inside dash when HVAC temp dial set in the middle of the cold/warm air setting. Sounds like the "blend door" rattles at this setting. Loudest on cold days. If problem persists when warmer will have checked by dealer. 
1000   turn signal would not turn off after turn, part had to be ordered. repair successful. 
10455   Engine starting problems relating to brake pedal sensing switch. Often car wont start even if pedal is depressed. Replaced switch but problem still exsists.  
3000   Air bag warning light came on steady on 6/13/10, mileage 2175. Taken to dealer 6/17/10, mileage 2797. Part ordered after inspection of problem. Part (control module) installed 6/23/10, mileage 3026. Problem has not recurred. 
20000   AC compressor would shut down intermittently while driving - hot days. Troubleshot to pressure switch, ordered and replaced. 
18000   Rear dome light would get stuck. 
45000   Trip button on the steering wheel failed. 
59000   Starter replaced 

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