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Hyundai Sonata repairs by problem area

Engine (25%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (30%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (12%)

Other (7%)

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Hyundai Sonata brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (16%)

$100 - $499 (29%)

< $100 (50%)

Chart based on 90 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

5000 mi Auto hold was creaking when released 

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2013 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

37700 mi Wheel speed sensor 

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2013 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

36500 mi Driver side brake piston stuck causing the inner brake shoe to wear to the metal. Dealer replaced the driver side caliper and replaced both passenger and driver brake pads and resurfaced both passenger and driver roters 

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2013 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

19220 mi Had to replace one caliper (rear right), brake pads (rear), both rear brake rotors 

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2012 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

58000 mi Vacuum booster inop 
36500 mi Car won't start. Have to shift from park to drive more than once before starter will engage. Dealer could not reproduce. Has happened SEVERAL times since. 
45000.0 mi

US $450
A lot of oxidation rusted this cars rotors and pads as well as where they are placed which is why it needed replacing at this point. They not only changed the rotors and pad but also cleaned up the rust. 

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2012 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

80000.0 mi

US $300
Replaced front brake pads 
12000 mi

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

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2011 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

56000 mi

US $180
Replaced passenger brake caliper 
31000 mi Traction Control Light stays ON. 
18000 mi The parking brake sticks in 'parked' and cannot be easily released. A problem with 2011/2012 Sonatas, must press Start button for as much as 20 secs for the brake to release. 

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2011 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

16000 mi The actuator switch on brake pedal was not triggering so the push button start did not sense my foot on the brake. The car would keep asking me to depress brake when I was.  
46000 mi The Brake Switch was recalled and replaced at no charge. 
49000 mi Brake switch again left me stranded. 

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2011 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

33000 mi ESC malfunction indicator light on. DTC code found for brake switch failure. Brake switch replaced under warranty. 
11000 mi The brake sensor was not working correctly, so the electric starter would not reliably engage, often having to press it 5 times. The tech found the issue and repaired the connection. 
39000 mi E-brake sticks on driver's side. Problem seems intermittent and was working during the trip, so they couldn't fix it, because according to them, it wasn't an issue. 
35500 mi Brake switch failed, causing traction control and brakes to prematurely activate. 
19000 mi The "slippery road" light was coming on by itself. The dealer said it's some controller problem that has inputs from brakes, so braking can trigger the light even when the road is OK. Replaced the said controller part, problem gone. 
17700 mi I had trouble starting the car with the brake depressed. The brake sensor was bad and had to be replaced. 
17800 mi Brake caliper was stuck 
72400 mi

US $500
Complete rear brake system including calipers 
25000 mi Car would not start. Brake pedal interlock switch was bad, and possibly other systems/issues as well. Dealer also performed the recall on the fuel filler door, which we did not know about. 
20000 mi Skid light came on took three trips to finally make it go away. They replaced the break switch three times. 
11000 mi Some sensor in the brake was not working so the vehicle would not start. 

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2011 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

198-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed manual FWD

37000 mi T/C off light comes on and off eratically...Took it to Suresky Dodge in Goshen, NY...replaced stop light switch..Light came back on, on the way home. Returned to shop a few days later...Could not find a problem. 

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2010 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

67000 mi

US $1000
driver's rear caliper stuck and ground down the pads on that wheel only. worked the caliper and replaced both rear rotors and pads. switch for ESC braking system replaced under recall 
44600 mi

US $300
calipers rusted so much they were sticking and causing premature wear of pads and rotors. Bought rotors and pads at Oreilly and had them replaced. 
80000 mi

US $150
Rear Brake caliper stuck, causing early wear of brake pads and rotor damage. Greased caliper cylinder to allow free movement and replaced pads and rotors. 
155000 mi

US $800
Right rear caliper was seized, causing pedal feel issues and super-heated the rotor. Replaced both rear calipers + 1 side rotor and pads 

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2010 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

61380 mi

C $800
Rear brakes complete wt calliper due to poor work at green and Ross previously 

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2009 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

58000 mi

US $190
Rear brakes were seized. Front pads replaced as well. 
70000 mi

US $400
Repeat problem with brakes. Told nothing is wrong. Bled line with no success. 
43000 mi

US $420
Grinding noise in left rear wheel was fixed when brake caliper was replaced. 
42000 mi

US $200
Had to replace sticking caliper on rear brakes. Hyundai refused to accept that this car has a casting defect causing brake pads to overheat, and cooking the caliper.Love the Sonata, will never buy from Hyundai Corp. again. They hide defects. 
52000 mi

US $300
REPLACED LEFT REAR CALIPER AND FRONT AND REAR ROTORS AND PADS. 
54000 mi

US $35
BRAKE CALIPER ON REAR PASSENGER FROZE AND BURNED PADS. RETURNED CALIPER TO AUTOZONE AND RECEIVED A REPLACEMENT UNDER WARRANTEE. IT WAS IN CAR FOR 3 1/2 YEARS. BOUGHT NEW PADS FOR REAR SINCE PASS. SIDE WAS DESTROYED. ROTOR WAS OK. 
106000 mi 2 Hyundai Sonata recalls: 1) replace sensor that caused stability control light to come on unncessarily 2) put rust-proof treatment on rear axle 

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2009 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

13000 mi The right rear brake hung up and needed de-rusting, lubricating and cleaning up. 
70600 mi

US $450
Left rear caliper hanging up, had to be replaced 
78000 mi The right rear caliper locked up, nearly burning the car to the ground. I flatbedded it to dealer. Hyundai's dealer claim it is "wear item" to have caliper seize. Despite ongoing issue, I paid $400 they paid nothing zip nada. Subaru next. 
85100 mi

US $750
Having had many issues over the past few years, I gave the dealer one more chance to repair the sticking rear brakes and when all was said and done, their warrantee was of no use and I ended paying to have the entire brake system redone 
16000 mi

US $120
Brake maintenance, lube of brake pistons as recommended in in forums for Northern vehicles. A loud "boing" sound from right rear brake when starting from a stop. Returned and the brake assembly was lubricated and noise was eliminated 
40000 mi

US $290
grinding noise from rear wheel, caliper was not releasing replaced rotors, pads and the caliper 
24800 mi Brake pedal spongy.... did not have original breaking effect anymore. Master cylinder was replaced and this cured the problem 
28520 mi

C $50
corrosion found on rear calipers, cleaned sliders and lubricated them... brakes now work as they should. 
48000 mi

US $360
New caliper due to sticking rear brakes also wore out pads, poor 
21000 mi Recall for "ESC" light on intermittently. 
59000 mi

US $600
Replace rear brakes, including rotors, pads and malfunctioning caliper on driver's side. 
5900 mi Rear brake calipers froze and wore out pads. Dealer turned rotors and replaced pads per TSB. Problem is caused by winter salt corrosion causing calipers to stick/freeze. Hyundai is aware of problem. 
40000 mi

US $130
The brake calipers were sticking and not releasing causing intermittent squealing when driving. The brake pads had to be replaced to correct the problem. 
59000 mi

US $120
Replaced left rear caliper and pads on both sides AGAIN due to piston seizure which had caused the pads to be worn down on the left side. This is the second time the rear brakes have locked up on this car and is apparently a known issue. 

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2008 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

65000 mi After ball joint was replaced, noise was still audible. My mechanic test drove car and confirmed noise. Inspected rear part of car and found that the bolt bushings on both rear rotors need replacement. Waiting for dealer to approve. 
72520 mi

C $115
Partial, both rear wheel seizure due rusty backing plates, lack or no maintenance of the parking brake shoe assemblies and poor adjustments made by a local shop 2 years ago. This had resulted in poor fuel economy and lack of engine power. Common problem. 
92380 mi

C $2000
Catastrophic loss of brake hydraulic pressure due to a rusted brake line at the rear of the vehicle near the fuel tank that ruptured. Needed new brake lines through-out and new fuel lines in the area where the rotted out brake lines located. Rear brake pads worn-out. Replaced pads and rotors. While the car was on the hoist I showed the Technician about the calipers seizing-up and that this has been a long time problem. Many reports about rear brakes on theses cars. 

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2008 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

101300 mi replaced right rear caliper (3rd one on the car) this one was covered under warranty. Googled problem & found massive issues with Hyundia Sonata rear brake calipers, sounds like a design flaw, although Hyundia denies it. 
28000 mi Electronic stability control malfunction. Problem was loose wire in brake light system. Wiring replaced. 
136700 mi

US $200
Replaced rear calipers, rotors and pads due to rear brakes dragging occasionally. 

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2007 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

61000 mi

US $150
Brake calipers needed to serviced, this has been a recurring problem on this vehicle. emergency brake had very minor sticking problem, mechanic/technician demonstrated I told him OK to repair. 
61000 mi Right parking mechanism stuck caused parking brake to drag. This ahs been an on going problem with vehicle 
63000 mi

US $524
Parking brake inside the vehicle was bound up, technician removed and disassembled it, cleaned and lubricated 
18600 mi The sensor for the ABS, Brakes & Check engine has to be replaced. 
19840 mi ABS sensor installed. It was completely annoying to have to wait 3 mths. for the work to be done, because they had to order the parts from Korea. I don't really believe it should have taken that long. They can ship a car faster than that. 
35340 mi ESC/ABS light on. Have had my vehicle in for this problem several times. Usually something different, but in this last case, they still haven't resolved the problem. Taking it in AGAIN to find out what the problem is. NOT HAPPY! 
53100 mi Esc., brake, motor display lites continually stayed on. Dealer couldn't repair it after 6 attempts. Finally they had to order a new electrical harness which took 3 mths. to have sent here from Korea. 
66300 mi

US $500
Rear brake lines rusted through and needed replaced. 
75000 mi

US $5
ABS light would come on sometimes 
64000 mi Bolt came loose on brakes, causing brakes to seize 

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2007 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

162-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

19000.0 mi ABS and ESC light comes on intermittently. Dealer replaced brake light switch under warranty. Problem appears to be corrected. ABS and ESC light comes on intermittently. Dealer replaced brake light switch under warranty. Problem appears to be corrected. 

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2007 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

18300 mi

US $525
The brake lines burst due to rust and had to be replaced. 
103000 mi

US $60
Brake light switch 
91000 mi

US $150
The ABS and ESC OFF lights lit up. Initially, I was good that the ABS sensor is bad on the right front passenger side. I got that replaced on my own cost and that didn't help. Found out a wire came loose at the ABS sensor area. Fixed it. 
72500 mi

US $300
Rear brake piston seized, replaced calipers and rotor. 
93200 mi

US $1575
calipers and pads 

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2006 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

22000 mi ABS and ESC light would come on. 
36000 mi

US $200
Brakes making grinding and clunking noises, due to corrosion present in the brake pad backing plates, causing the pads to adhere to the calipers. Dealer cleaned and lubed all calipers/pads. Occasionally the ESC and ABS lamps would light. Dealer adjusted brake switch. 
34000 mi ABS/ECS Lights On. 
81000 mi

US $500
Brake light switch problem. ESC and ABS lights kept coming on. 
52000 mi

US $325
Rear caliper sticking to slide causing dragging, rapid uneven pad wear, car to pull to the side. Read on sonatabrakedefect.com this is a common model specific issue. 
24000 mi Right rear brake sometimes has a ticking noise and grabs sometimes under high humidity 
78000 mi

US $10
Air and other crap in brake lines. Required purging the brake lines. 
41000 mi Electronic stability control sensor replaced. 
140000 mi

US $150
E-brake completely shot. Replaced. All four calipers siezed up and replaced. 
36000 mi Brake pedal switch failed, started throwing ESC and ABS warning lights. This is a NHTSA recall item for a known issue. The switch was replaced at no charge while I was having the oil changed. The problem has been fixed. No concerns. 

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2006 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

145000 mi abs and esc non-functioninal 
165000 mi

US $825
Rear calipers seized. Replaced them and rear rotors and pads. 
189000 mi

US $1300
All pads/roters and two callipers 
112000 mi Problem with rt front caliper. Mechanic repaired, no parts needed, shaved all rotors. No charge as rotors and pads were replaced been little less than a year. 
153300 mi

C $1300
Replace brakes including rotors and pads and front calipers 
161200 mi

C $500
Replaced speed sensor due to rust on the sensor ring. 
192200 mi

C $400
Replace speed sensor ring magnets on both front wheels 

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2004 Hyundai Sonata

Engine not specified

90000 mi

US $500
body damage do to collision. brake line rot thru. rear brake backer plate rot out.  

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2004 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 2.7L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

116000 mi Rear passenger brake backing plate totally rusted and was rubbing on rotor. So I removed the portion of the backing plate that was rubbing, since it was rusted through it came off easily. ASked the dealer to look at this 20K miles ago. 
197000.0 mi

US $800
Brakes lines rusted out, Hyundai has lousy corrosion protection. 

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2004 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

93000 mi

US $625
rear brakes were sticking, front brakes were also rusted and needed replaced 

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2003 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

91760 mi

C $150
brake lines rusted out, brake failure, no brakes. 

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2002 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

181-horsepower 2.7L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

173000 mi

US $90
rusted through break line. 

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