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2011 Hyundai Sonata repairs by problem area

Engine (21%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (15%)

Other (8%)

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2011 Hyundai Sonata electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (15%)

$100 - $499 (55%)

< $100 (25%)

Chart based on 20 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 mi 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 mi 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. 
38000 mi lost all power to the dash information systems, trip odo, mpg, etc 
7000 mi Car would not always start. Replaced faulty brake light switch. 
9000 mi

US $59
low tire pressure 
14500 mi

US $82
Needed a new battery 
17000 mi Something in the airbag system and something had to be replaced. I am not mechanical so do not know what it was 
19000 mi The steering wheel cable had to be replaced 
10000 mi ordered part for rear seat heater 
18000 mi wouldn't start, charged battery and replaced brake light switch 
11000 mi 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 mi turn signal would not turn off after turn, part had to be ordered. repair successful. 
10455 mi 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 mi 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 mi AC compressor would shut down intermittently while driving - hot days. Troubleshot to pressure switch, ordered and replaced. 
18000 mi Rear dome light would get stuck. 
45000 mi Trip button on the steering wheel failed. 
59000 mi Starter replaced 

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2011 Hyundai Sonata Electrical Problems

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