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2012 Hyundai Sonata Problems and Repair Histories

99 TrueDelta members own a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. 25 of these members (25.3%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 47 repairs to 2012 Hyundai Sonatas--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2012 Hyundai Sonata problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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Don't infer 2012 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 2012 Hyundai Sonata repairs by problem area

15% of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata repairs were to the engine, 15% to the transmission, 2% to the brakes, 21% to the suspension, 28% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 9% to the body and trim, and 11% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 47 repairs.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2012 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

Hyundai Sonata in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2012 0    
4700 0 Rough shifts. Transmission temperature range sensor replaced 
13000  
Hyundai Sonata in Kansas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2011 0    
2000 0 vehicle pulls to the right in all weather and all road types 
9300 0 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. 
12000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2011 0    
2000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2011 2000    
3300 0 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 
42000  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2012 0    
0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2011 0    
5000 0 Wheel alignment and electronic sensors were tweeked 
21000  

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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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2011 1000    
1000 0 Steering pull to right 
3000 0 steering pulls to right, tsb fix unsuccessful improperly applied paint on roof 4th attempt to repair right pull 5th attempt to fix right pull 
5000 0 Still pulled to the right when sold. improperly applied paint on roof 
Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2011 0    
6300 0 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 
12000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2012 0    
4960 0 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. 
4960 0 Dealer replaced passenger seatbelt adjuster and cover assembly (as it showed signs of stress when adjuster malfunctioned). 
 
Hyundai Sonata in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2012 0    
1000 0 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. 
6300 0 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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