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2010 Hyundai Sonata repairs by problem area

Engine (23%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (9%)

Brakes and Traction Control (16%)

Suspension and Steering (5%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

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

Other (12%)

Chart based on 57 repairs.

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. 

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2010 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

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 North Carolina, United States
Oct 2012 - Oct 2014
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 
Hyundai Sonata in Illinois, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 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 
Hyundai Sonata in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 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 Ohio, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2014
Jun 2012

52000 mi
Throttle Position Sensor and other problems 
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 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 Ohio, United States
Jun 2010 - Feb 2015
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. 

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2010 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

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. 

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2010 Hyundai Sonata Repair Histories

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