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2006 Hyundai Sonata Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

214 TrueDelta members own a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. 37 of these members (17.3%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 10 transmission and drivetrain repairs to 2006 Hyundai Sonatas--an average of 0 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2006 Hyundai Sonata problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2006 Hyundai Sonata problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2006 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 2006 Hyundai Sonata repairs by problem area

25% of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata repairs were to the engine, 4% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 10% to the suspension, 33% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 10% to the body and trim, and 7% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 283 repairs.

2006 Hyundai Sonata transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 38% cost less than $100, 38% between $100 and $499, 15% between $1000 and $2499, and 8% more than $2500.

Chart based on 13 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 2006 Hyundai Sonata Transmission and Drivetrain problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2006 Hyundai Sonata

Engine not specified

Hyundai Sonata in Kentucky, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2011 75000    
77000 0 Transmission slipping. Dealer replaced transmission.  

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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. 
 
Hyundai Sonata in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2006 0    
83000 0 felt like rougher than normal shifting; could not replicate. Problem subsided and is no longer noticeable. Road test only... no charge. 
 
Hyundai Sonata in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2006 0    
76000 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 260 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. 
94000  
Hyundai Sonata in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2012 98000    
98000 0 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 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. 

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2006 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

162-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 50000    
67000 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

Hyundai Sonata in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 114000    
150000 381 Gear shift was sticking. Gear shift mechanism was cleaned, and one part was replaced. 
154000  
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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