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2004 Hyundai Sonata repairs by problem area

Engine (37%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (1%)

Chart based on 68 repairs.

2004 Hyundai Sonata repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (48%)

$100 - $499 (38%)

< $100 (7%)

Chart based on 29 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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2004 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.7L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Hyundai Sonata in Colorado, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2014
Jun 2011

55000 mi

US $80
speedo & c.control worked intermittently.replaced vehicle speed sensor 
Sep 2012

63000 mi
Door locks not working electricly(to unlock,locking worked O.K.)The lights flash and I could hear the lock relay click,but no action.Solution;the door lock relays are located behind the fuse block by drivers seat.R&R the relay,clean contact. 
Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
Mar 2010 - Jan 2012
Dec 2011

151000 mi
Paint on door handles peeled 
Hyundai Sonata in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2010 - Sep 2015
Apr 2010

116000 mi
Rear passenger brake backing plate totally rusted and was rubbing on rotor. So I removed the portion of the backing plate that was rubbing, since it was rusted through it came off easily. ASked the dealer to look at this 20K miles ago. 
May 2012

150000 mi
tape deck won't accept a tape cartridge 
Aug 2012

156000 mi

US $116
Check engine light, scan code showed both oxygen sensors faulty. replaced both sensors.(sensors 1 on banks 1&2) 
Jan 2013

161000 mi

US $700
rear shock leaking, had to change the struts and do a four wheel alignment. 
Oct 2013

170000 mi
Single stoke windshield wiper button doesnot work anymore. Alos the car self loks the doors . Like it's haunted. 
May 2014

178700 mi

US $50
O2 sensor 
May 2015

193000 mi

US $550
compressor bad 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

56451 mi
Replace fuel sending unit 
Oct 2008

57040 mi
Replace rear sway bar bushings due to loud squeeking noise. 
Jun 2009

62000 mi

C $1
Hyundai Sonata in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2010 - Jan 2012
Mar 2011

170000 mi

US $220
coolant replaced and AC charged found leak in compressor. estimate $1,400 debating whether it is worth to get it done with the high mileage. 
Jun 2011

178000 mi

US $1000
Total AC assembly with timing belt kit and water pump replaced 
Jul 2011

179000 mi

US $235
Passenger side fan was replaced for $235 by Craig Radiator 
Nov 2011

187000 mi

US $550
Replaced front and rear brakes with rotors 

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2004 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2014
Dec 2011

62000 mi
Serpentine belt and tensioner replacement. 
Sep 2012

69000 mi
CEL for unknown reason. Reset with no ill effects. 
Oct 2012

70000 mi
Driver's side headlight failed- again. 
Apr 2014

81300 mi
Right boot torn, boot and axle replaced. 
Sep 2014

82000 mi
CEL on: misfire due to worn or improperly replaced engine seals causing oil and coolant to leak. 
Hyundai Sonata in Arizona, United States
May 2009 - Nov 2010
Jul 2010

69000 mi

US $99
Check engine light reading indicates 'Crankshaft Position sensor not working.' 
Nov 2010

71000 mi

US $846
Front Passenger side Engine mount worn out and replaced 
Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2015
May 2010

60700 mi

US $256
Auto car button in driver door panel shorted out and locks would only lock, not open with the FOB or button inside the car. 
Feb 2011

69500 mi

US $20
Drivers side headlight burnt out and owners manual states to remove the headlight assembly to replace bulb. The repair was quite easy with the right tools, but took almost an hour. 
Hyundai Sonata in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2009 - Sep 2013
May 2009

19220 mi
Windshield Wipers stalling after a few seconds of use 
Hyundai Sonata in Oklahoma, United States
Aug 2010 - Jul 2013
Oct 2010

99000 mi

US $305
Front axle was replaced again. Front axle had been replaced less than a year before by dealer. Very unhappy with dealer. Everytime I take my car to the dealer--they have my car for 2 weeks to a month and the car returns with same problem. 
Jun 2011

108000 mi

US $30
Car overheating due to faulty thermostat. Replaced thermostat 
Aug 2011

109500 mi

US $520
Car was running very rough. Had 2 bad coils replaced in engine. This had been taken to the dealer previously but they did not diagnose the problem. They fixed sensors and not what was causing the sensors to malfunction. 
Apr 2012

118300 mi

US $565
Car was using oil. Replaced valve cover gasket, oil pressure switch. Power steering hose was leaking. Replaced power steering pressure hose 

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2004 Hyundai Sonata Repair Histories

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