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Hyundai Sonata repairs by problem area

Engine (23%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (29%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (12%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 1683 repairs.

Hyundai Sonata engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (23%)

$100 - $499 (48%)

< $100 (18%)

Chart based on 136 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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2006 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

11000 mi 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 mi 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. 
24000 mi Engine not as smooth as when new. Engine harder to start than when new. 
19000 mi 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

17000 mi Timing Chain was making noise when engine started Mechanic knew what the problem was when described. 
20460 mi Low coolant level in expansion tank. 2nd time this has happened. 

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Hyundai Sonata Engine Problems

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