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Hyundai Sonata Engine Problems

1502 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Hyundai Sonata. 221 of these members (14.7%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 344 engine repairs to Hyundai Sonatas--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Hyundai Sonata problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Chart based on 1536 repairs.

Hyundai Sonata engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 129 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   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   Engine not as smooth as when new. Engine harder to start than when new. 
19000   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   Low coolant level in expansion tank. 2nd time this has happened. 

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