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Hyundai Sonata Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

1329 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Hyundai Sonata. 160 of these members (12%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 77 transmission and drivetrain repairs to Hyundai Sonatas--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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

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

Don't infer 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 Hyundai Sonata repairs by problem area

22% of the Hyundai Sonata repairs were to the engine, 7% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 10% to the suspension, 30% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 13% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 1156 repairs.

Hyundai Sonata transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the Hyundai Sonata transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 30% cost less than $100, 45% between $100 and $499, 11% between $500 and $999, 9% between $1000 and $2499, and 6% more than $2500.

Chart based on 47 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 Hyundai Sonata Transmission and Drivetrain problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2009 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

Hyundai Sonata in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 7000    
34700 84 REPLACEMENT OF TRANSMISSION FLUID. 
 

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2009 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

Hyundai Sonata in Oklahoma, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 0    
33000 0 Transmission jerks when downshifting while slowing down. Started doing it during a recent trip and when i checked, there was no oil. I refilled. Problem returned after 2 day. Dealer couldn't identify and told me to bring it back when it happens regularly. 
34000 486 Problem with transmission downshifting while slowing down. When cold, the transmission gives a big jolt when downshifting. As the car heats up the problem disappears. Did the 30k service which included tranny service but problem remains. 
 
Hyundai Sonata in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 5000    
20000 0 I'm still having an issue with my transmission but the dealer didn't see any problem. I dropped off my car for 2 days in July, but the dealer said there was no problem which I'm still experiencing. 
 

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2009 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Sonata in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 13000    
13000 0 The clutch pedal would grab high, low, then stay enguaged, then a popping noise and the clutch pedal went to the floor with fluid coming out of the transmission.  I had the car for 13 miles and the same condition came back, stopped working on my home street, had the service manager come out and confirm, and needed to be towed again.  Replaced some valve (Service advisor said they didn't know what it was) in the clutch system and replaced the slave cylinder again. At this point it was irrelevant,the car is unreliable. Hyundai and dealer refuse to work on the car anymore, I'm Stuck. 
13000 0 Blown Clutch Again. replaced Slace Cyl,and reservior tube. 
 

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2008 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

Hyundai Sonata in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 0    
2000 0 Transmission low of fluid. Dealer added fluid. 
39000 0 Car has a shake. Feels like a tire out of balance. Dealer says it is the torque converter locking up and all 08 Sonata's will shake between 40 and 50 mph. 
103000  

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2007 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

Hyundai Sonata in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 16120    
16740 0 Crank shaft damper pully. 
 

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2007 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

162-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2007 5000    
7000 0 Vibration in manual transmission when shifting between third and fourth gear. Dealer says this is normal, I do not agree. 
69000  

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2007 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

Hyundai Sonata in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2007 0    
14300 0 CVC boot came loose on the driver side. Covered under warranty. 
126000  

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2006 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

Hyundai Sonata in Connecticut, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2006 0    
34000 0 I don't know the exact name of the part that failed, but it was some sort of acceleration pedal "link" that was faulty from the factory (or so the tech said). It caused the car to have 1/4 of its usual power and could not be driven faster than 30 mph. 
 

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2006 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2009 50840    
54560 0 Clicking noise from front with braking and turning at the same time. Was told there is TSB: installed spacers on axles. Cost nothing: warranty repair. 
115320  

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