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2005 Hyundai Sonata Problems and Repair Histories

35 TrueDelta members own a 2005 Hyundai Sonata. 10 of these members (28.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 14 repairs to 2005 Hyundai Sonatas--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2005 Hyundai Sonata problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2005 Hyundai Sonata problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2005 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 2005 Hyundai Sonata repairs by problem area

71% of the 2005 Hyundai Sonata repairs were to the engine, 7% to the transmission, 7% to the suspension, 7% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 7% to the body and trim.

Chart based on 14 repairs.

2005 Hyundai Sonata repair cost distribution

Of the 2005 Hyundai Sonata repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 67% cost between $100 and $499, and 33% between $500 and $999.

Chart based on 6 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2005 Hyundai Sonata problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2005 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

Hyundai Sonata in Rhode Island, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2012 67000    
80000 125 Radiator seal leaking. Engine overheated. Replaced seal and replaced anti-freeze 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 57040    
57040 0 Transmission replaced under warranty. 
97960  
Hyundai Sonata in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2013 170000    
173000 350 Had crank position sensor and timing belt replaced 
178000  
Hyundai Sonata in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2012 85000    
93000 1100 Oil Leak at valves. Transmission fluid needed change. Spark Plugs and Drive belt change. valve cover replacement After this repair, car started having a thermostat problem. Engine was going hot and car was stalling on the road and hesitating to move. 
97000  
Hyundai Sonata in Indiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2012 80000    
81000 0 Timing belt/chain module Dealer repaired same issue. 
82000 150 # 1 spark plug wire failure to # 4 coil. 
98000  
Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Dome light quit working; dealer tightened electrical contacts free under warranty and it has been working fine since. 
62000 770 Increasing frequency of rough idle/misfire problem, finally threw code, replace EGR, replaced spark plug wires and coil packs as preventative measure. 
81000  
Hyundai Sonata in Kazakhstan
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 57040    
65100 150 Engine was knocking under load after cold start. Replaced main and rod bearings. Were really worn. Mechanic indicated oil starvation. Will soon check oil pressure. Probably engine abused by previous owner - run low on oil or used bad filter 
76260 0 Ball joint (right) replaced due to wear 
83700  

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2005 Hyundai Sonata 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Hyundai Sonata in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 86000    
96000 100 A crank shaft sensor was out, causing mistiming on engine. Car would stall and die. This might have been caused by an old timing belt problem (which was also replaced, but not listed above - routine maintenance). Sensor replaced. All good. 
114000 10 Chrome-looking trip strip came unglued on the driver's side of the car immediately behind the rear door. 
122000  

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