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2006 Hyundai Sonata Transmission Problems

232 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. 11 of these members (4.7%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 12 transmission repairs to 2006 Hyundai Sonatas--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2006 Hyundai Sonata repairs by problem area

Chart based on 351 repairs.

2006 Hyundai Sonata transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 17 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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2006 Hyundai Sonata

Engine not specified

176300 mi US $3000 Replaced tranny 
77000   Transmission slipping. Dealer replaced transmission.  

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2006 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

76000 mi US $300 Tranny was making a whining noise in 4th gear and shifting early into 4th going up hills, resulting in loss of power. Dealer found nothing wrong. Symptoms remain unchanged. No faith in dealer any more. 
93000   CV joint had unpacked itself, slung all grease. Was making noise. Cleaned and regreased. No issues now. Independant shop looked at same problem and swore it was strut mounts. Dealer proved MUCH value in experience. Nailed it. Happy. 
83000   felt like rougher than normal shifting; could not replicate. Problem subsided and is no longer noticeable. Road test only... no charge. 
98000   noticed growling/rattling/grinding sound coming from engine compartment. got louder over a few weeks. took to the repair shop. they say transaxle will have to be removed and will cost at least $1000 
98000 US $1176 noise from engine compartment got louder. after weeks of driving check engine light came on. flexplate rivets had loosened. dropped transmission to replace flexplate. there is a service bulletin on this. 
34000   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 5-speed manual FWD

67000 mi US $1500 Changed clutch since it was manual tranny. Replaced entire clutch. 

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2006 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

161200 mi C $500 Replaced CV boots due to rubber breaking. 
150000 US $381 Gear shift was sticking. Gear shift mechanism was cleaned, and one part was replaced. 
54560   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. 

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