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2010 Hyundai Sonata repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (16%)

Suspension and Steering (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (10%)

Chart based on 73 repairs.
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2010 Hyundai Sonata repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (58%)

< $100 (26%)

Chart based on 19 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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2010 Hyundai Sonata

Engine not specified

Hyundai Sonata in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2011 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

50000 mi
starter working intermittenly, confirmed by hyundai dealer, and replaced. 
Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
Nov 2014

87000 mi

US $800
3 door handles broke. They stopped opening car doors. 

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2010 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

Hyundai Sonata in Maryland, United States
Jan 2013 - Jan 2014
Jan 2014

50000 mi
Early in 2013, front struts replaced and in january 2014 rear struts replaced. Both made noises when going over cracks in the highway. 
Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
Sep 2013 - Apr 2016
Jan 2014

68300 mi

US $450
Brakes, rotors replaced. Tire Rotation performed also. 
Hyundai Sonata in Tennessee, United States
May 2013 - Sep 2014
Jun 2013

42000 mi
Lost power while driving on Interstate 65. Went into limp mode and made it to next exit. Car towed to dealer. Diagnoses was failed TPS. Replaced throttle body under warranty. Tow was also covered under Hyundai Roadside Assistance. 
Sep 2014

55000 mi
Driver's side outside door handle broke. Door handle was replaced under 60K/5yr warranty. 
Hyundai Sonata in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2010 - Dec 2013
May 2013

26340 mi

C $700
just worn out front pads 

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2010 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2016
Mar 2011

11000 mi

US $350
Cd Player was not reading most CDs and MP3s. Player also making noise while running. Had to get the player replaced. 
Feb 2012

23000 mi
Jerky shift from 2nd to 1st gear when the car is decelerating. 
Jan 2015

49000 mi

US $250
Battery died. 
Hyundai Sonata in Illinois, United States
Aug 2010 - Apr 2011
Apr 2011

41000 mi
my trunk popper switch inside the door of my car was replaced. 
Hyundai Sonata in New Hampshire, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

50000 mi

US $3500
Catastrophic engine failure of unknown origin. Repair estimates more than $3500 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Sep 2012
Jan 2011

10540 mi

C $1000
Malfunctioning GPS 
Feb 2011

11160 mi
GPS upgrade done and now works - no cost! 
Oct 2011

19220 mi
GPS malfunctioning again. Another update was performed. 
Sep 2012

24180 mi
Window module needed to be replaced as passengers window stopped working. 
Hyundai Sonata in Michigan, United States
Nov 2014 - Mar 2016
Nov 2014

80000 mi

US $150
Rear Brake caliper stuck, causing early wear of brake pads and rotor damage. Greased caliper cylinder to allow free movement and replaced pads and rotors. 
Hyundai Sonata in Massachusetts, United States
- Apr 2010
Apr 2010

3700 mi
leather seat cracks and dealer did leather service - dyeing.. Not perfect as new car, but seems ok. 
Hyundai Sonata in Alabama, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2016
Jan 2016

81000 mi

US $400
new brakes and rotors 
Jun 2016

84000 mi
Radiator sprung a leak 
Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
Sep 2014 - Sep 2016
Aug 2015

147000 mi

US $120
Grinding from rear. Pads on passenger side gone, into rotor. Pads on driver side strangely fine. Replaced both rotors and all pads. May be a caliper issue later. 
Jun 2016

155000 mi

US $800
Right rear caliper was seized, causing pedal feel issues and super-heated the rotor. Replaced both rear calipers + 1 side rotor and pads Intermittent brake light operation. Switch at brake pedal was faulty. 
Hyundai Sonata in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2015
Aug 2012

24500 mi

US $80
I noticed a high pitch squeal while driving that disappeared when I applied the brakes. The dealer said that this is a normal occurrence and that the brakes must be cleaned and adjusted every 12-20,000 miles. 
May 2015

46000 mi

US $76
TPMS light came on. It was diagnosed as a bad sensor and was replaced 
Jun 2015

46000 mi
TPMS continues to come on after driving about 20 minutes at highway speed. In town driving has no effect. Mechanic has reset sensor 3 times and is now replacing the sensor. 
Hyundai Sonata in Georgia, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2016
Dec 2013

66000 mi

US $152
Driver rear door handle not functional possibly due to lost screw or part that fell inside door and was unretrievable. Door handle assembly replaced. 
Aug 2014

72500 mi

US $24
Replaced left headlight. 
Dec 2015

87000 mi

US $761
Replaced passenger rear outer door handle. Handle had broken off probably a year prior but our driver away at college and had not replaced it. This is the 2nd time we have replaced a rear outer door handle on this vehicle. leaking axle replaced;  replaced driver's door window master switch not working; replaced front passenger door window & lock switch (non-electrical - plastic button dysfunctional), replaced right-hand door latch with actuator 
Jul 2016

92700 mi

US $1035
Starter failed; towed and new installed by dealer - labor & parts $487 oil pan had been leaking; replaced and new installed by dealer - labor & parts $450 
Hyundai Sonata in Virginia, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2013
Sep 2012

71000 mi

US $133
Rear disc brake pads were rusted and dragging causing a squealing noise when hot. Went ahead and replaced both front and rear pads with Hyundai OE pads and made sure pad guides were properly lubed with disc brake grease. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2016
Mar 2013

56000 mi

US $150
broken valve stem on left rear tire, snapped in threads. needed dealer b/c couldn't just fix stem, needed new TPMS sensor too - only dealer could "activate" the TPMS to the car... 
Jul 2014

68000 mi

US $1000
driver's rear caliper stuck and ground down the pads on that wheel only. worked the caliper and replaced both rear rotors and pads. drive belt needed replaced per dealer as it was "worn and cracking". I replaced the drive belt, and it was worn of course, but it was not cracking at all. switch for ESC braking system replaced under recall 
Jan 2016

98500 mi

US $440
Accessory Belt tensioner needed replaced - was squeaking after putting new belt on. failure to start reliably, but idle was ok, getting some misfire codes. cleaned throttle body plate and car has worked normally since. 
Hyundai Sonata in Washington, United States
Jun 2010 - Nov 2012
Nov 2012

30000 mi
Rear door handle broke off. Handle was wet and slipped out of my hand and snapped back to it's normal position which caused it to snap off. 
Hyundai Sonata in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2015
Nov 2012

64000 mi
Canister valve not working. Replace starter. 
Oct 2014

93000 mi
Jerks when down shifting at stops has code p0449 stored.  Also needs fuel tank vent and filter assemble. Check engine light. Recommend. Service and reflash computer 
May 2015

102700 mi

US $584
Install sop vent valve. Replace the Evaporate filter. Code. P0449. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2014
Jun 2012

52000 mi
Throttle Position Sensor and other problems 
Hyundai Sonata in Illinois, United States
Dec 2010 - Dec 2015
Mar 2013

22000 mi
Driver side door handle mechanism failed. It was fixed under warranty. 
Dec 2013

31000 mi
wheel hub made noise, replaced under warranty 
Jun 2014

35000 mi

US $60
drive belt replaced 
Nov 2015

45300 mi

US $300
calipers rusted so much they were sticking and causing premature wear of pads and rotors. Bought rotors and pads at Oreilly and had them replaced. 
Hyundai Sonata in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2016
Sep 2013

165000 mi

US $185
The left rear exterior passenger door handle broke and fell off the door. Interior latch clip which unlatches the door simply broke in half. Had to replace the door handle assembly. 
Feb 2014

182000 mi

US $185
Right passenger exterior door handle broke away from the door opening. 
Jun 2016

293000 mi

US $72
Throttle body cleaning and MAP senor replacement. 

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2010 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Sonata in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2011 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016

61000 mi

US $154
Outside door handle broke and pulled off 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2013 - Oct 2016
Oct 2013

37820 mi

C $200
1 lower ball joint 
Feb 2014

38440 mi
cd player not working 
Jun 2014

44640 mi
dr. door lock actuator 
Sep 2015

63240 mi

C $3000
fan/drive belt 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2010 - Mar 2011
Sep 2010

10540 mi
Problem since 250km, 4th visit. Finally agreement:double flywheel clutch is faulty - causing RPM drop on engagement/stalling/rough changes. Entire clutch replaced under warranty. In shop 19 days, replacement vehicle provided.  
Mar 2011

14880 mi

C $400
Mechanic discovered part of lining of one rear brake pad had broken off. Both sides - pads replaced, rotors cleaned. Loss of coolant on several occasions, noticed by myself, but topped up. On inspection dealer noticed leak at attachment of hose, part replaced, new coolant, problem solved. Check engine light, no other symptoms although could have been coolant problem. 
Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
May 2014 - Oct 2015
May 2014

92000 mi

US $560
alternator shot Defective paint job 

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2010 Hyundai Sonata 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Hyundai Sonata in Malaysia
Jul 2014 - Jul 2016
Jul 2014

26660 mi

$15
The engine light went on and they checked it to be Bank1/Sensor1 oxygen sensor. 
Oct 2014

29140 mi

$8
The car went on a "forced limited RPM". Checked the codes and it pointed out to acc. pedal sensor. Cleaned the sensor connection and reset the codes. Car ran fine after that. Transmission was slightly jerky from 2nd to 3rd. Checked the fluid and was slightly low. I topped up the fluid and the transmission felt a but better. 
May 2016

36760 mi

$200
The front suspension was making a creaking noise. We changed the struts, mounts, and eventually it turned out to be the right upper arm....the bushings were worn out and that was causing the creaking noise. 

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