2012 Hyundai Sonata Problems and Repair Histories

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2012 Hyundai Sonata repairs by problem area

Engine (18%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (14%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (26%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (13%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 80 repairs.

2012 Hyundai Sonata repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (8%)

$100 - $499 (25%)

< $100 (67%)

Chart based on 12 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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2012 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Hyundai Sonata in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2012 - Sep 2014
Aug 2012

4700 mi
Rough shifts. Transmission temperature range sensor replaced 
Hyundai Sonata in Kansas, United States
Nov 2011 - May 2013
Jan 2012

2000 mi
vehicle pulls to the right in all weather and all road types 
Apr 2012

9300 mi
XM radio constantly displays "loading XM" and will not load XM. Dealer said XM radio connection was loose in the radio/antennae. They tightened the connection which fixed it for a week, now XM still does not work. 
Jun 2012

12000 mi
Radio replaced due to faulty XM module. Radio is working now. However the dealer damaged the dashboard near the radio while installing the new radio. I had to bring the car back to the dealership to get the dash fixed to how it was before. 
Hyundai Sonata in Illinois, United States
Sep 2011 - Feb 2012
Jan 2012

2000 mi
Battery dead 2 days in a row. Defective battery-at least 1 dead cell-replaced under warranty while I waited. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2015
Sep 2011

1500 mi
after three visits squeek finally isolated to allignment dowels on rear subframe rubbing against holes in body. Solution was to remove subframe and drill hole diameter larger. no problems since 
Sep 2014

49000 mi
AC compressor makes intermittent excess noise and intermittly blows warm air Start button intermittent. Problem corrected, when they did the recall for shifter cable. Switch was damaged and was intermittent... Had shifter position sensor replaced and now ok. 
Nov 2014

51000 mi
Oil pan leaking 
Mar 2015

58000 mi
Vacuum booster inop 

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2012 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

200-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Hyundai Sonata in Missouri, United States
Apr 2012 - Jun 2012
Jun 2012 Thumping noise when going over bumps are imperfections in road surface at low speed. Dealer unable to fix problem. Dealer replaced vehicle with new 2013 Sonata. 
Hyundai Sonata in Utah, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2015
Mar 2012

5000 mi
Wheel alignment and electronic sensors were tweeked 

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2012 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

198-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Hyundai Sonata in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2011 - Jan 2012
Aug 2011

1000 mi
Steering pull to right 
Oct 2011

3000 mi
steering pulls to right, tsb fix unsuccessful improperly applied paint on roof 4th attempt to repair right pull 5th attempt to fix right pull 
Jan 2012

5000 mi
Still pulled to the right when sold. improperly applied paint on roof 
Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2013
May 2012

6800 mi
Heater hose was improperly installed at the factory. Service manager said the he has seen a number of this repairs for this model of Sonata 
Jan 2013

12000 mi

US $93
Right Front Caliper was corroded need cleaned and lubricated 

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2012 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

166-horsepower 2.4L I4 Hybrid 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2012 - Aug 2012
Jun 2012

4960 mi
Passenger side seatbelt adjuster will not move out of place. Dealer removed trim and performed temporary repair to enable movement of the sliding mechanism--replacement parts ordered. 
Jul 2012

4960 mi
Dealer replaced passenger seatbelt adjuster and cover assembly (as it showed signs of stress when adjuster malfunctioned). 
Hyundai Sonata in Illinois, United States
Jan 2012 - Feb 2013
Mar 2012

1000 mi
BlueLink never has reported mileage. Radio failed to power on this week. Pulling fuse and reinserting restored radio, and now BlueLink is showing correct mileage. 
Aug 2012

6000 mi
Radio would shut off and fail to power back on. It was determined there was an internal short, and radio was replaced. 

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2012 Hyundai Sonata Repair Histories

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