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Hyundai Sonata Engine Problems and Repair Histories

1330 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Hyundai Sonata. 261 of these members (19.6%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 257 engine repairs to Hyundai Sonatas--an average of 0.2 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, 7% 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 1157 repairs.

Hyundai Sonata engine repair cost distribution

Of the Hyundai Sonata engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 21% cost less than $100, 48% between $100 and $499, 21% between $500 and $999, 2% between $1000 and $2499, and 7% more than $2500.

Chart based on 94 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2006 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

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. 
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. 
 
Hyundai Sonata in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2005 0    
24000 0 Engine not as smooth as when new. Engine harder to start than when new. 
120000  
Hyundai Sonata in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2005 0    
19000 0 Dropped a cylinder. Found corrosion on one coil pack causing the misfire. 
 

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2006 Hyundai Sonata 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Hyundai Sonata in Utah, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 14000    
17000 0 Timing Chain was making noise when engine started Mechanic knew what the problem was when described. 
 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2005 1240    
20460 0 Low coolant level in expansion tank. 2nd time this has happened. 
 

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