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2010 Hyundai Sonata repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (7%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (24%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

Other (10%)

Chart based on 72 repairs.
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2010 Hyundai Sonata repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (29%)

< $100 (49%)

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Chart based on 55 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Hyundai Sonata

Engine not specified

Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
Nov 2014

87000 mi

US $800
3 door handles broke. They stopped opening car doors. 

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2010 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

Hyundai Sonata in Maryland, United States
Jan 2013 - Jan 2014
Jan 2014

50000 mi
Early in 2013, front struts replaced and in january 2014 rear struts replaced. Both made noises when going over cracks in the highway. 
Hyundai Sonata in Missouri, United States
Nov 2017 - Aug 2018
Jul 2018

101000 mi

US $300
front rotors replaced for second time under warranty (first time cost listed) 
Hyundai Sonata in Tennessee, United States
May 2013 - Sep 2014
Jun 2013

42000 mi
Lost power while driving on Interstate 65. Went into limp mode and made it to next exit. Car towed to dealer. Diagnoses was failed TPS. Replaced throttle body under warranty. Tow was also covered under Hyundai Roadside Assistance. 
Sep 2014

55000 mi
Driver's side outside door handle broke. Door handle was replaced under 60K/5yr warranty. 

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2010 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

Hyundai Sonata in Illinois, United States
Dec 2010 - Dec 2015
Dec 2011

16000 mi
Oil pan was replaced. Thread where screw goes that allows for draining oil was busted. Repaired under warranty as all oil changes had been done in Hyundai dealerships. 
Mar 2013

22000 mi
Driver side door handle mechanism failed. It was fixed under warranty. 
Dec 2013

31000 mi
wheel hub made noise, replaced under warranty 
Jun 2014

35000 mi

US $60
drive belt replaced 
Nov 2015

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. 
Hyundai Sonata in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2015
May 2015

46000 mi

US $76
TPMS light came on. It was diagnosed as a bad sensor and was replaced 
Jun 2015

46000 mi
TPMS continues to come on after driving about 20 minutes at highway speed. In town driving has no effect. Mechanic has reset sensor 3 times and is now replacing the sensor. 
Hyundai Sonata in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2011 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

50000 mi
starter working intermittenly, confirmed by hyundai dealer, and replaced. 
Hyundai Sonata in Illinois, United States
Aug 2010 - Apr 2011
Apr 2011

41000 mi
my trunk popper switch inside the door of my car was replaced. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2016
Mar 2011

11000 mi

US $350
Cd Player was not reading most CDs and MP3s. Player also making noise while running. Had to get the player replaced. 
Feb 2012

23000 mi
Jerky shift from 2nd to 1st gear when the car is decelerating. 
Jan 2015

54300 mi

US $250
Battery died. 
Hyundai Sonata in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2010 - Feb 2017
Sep 2013

165000 mi

US $185
Left passenger exterior door handle broke away from the door opening. The left rear exterior passenger door handle broke and fell off the door. Interior latch clip which unlatches the door simply broke in half. Had to replace the door handle assembly. 
Feb 2014

182000 mi

US $185
Right passenger exterior door handle broke away from the door opening. 
Jun 2016

293000 mi

US $72
Throttle body cleaning and MAP senor replacement. 
Hyundai Sonata in Washington, United States
Jun 2010 - Nov 2012
Nov 2012

30000 mi
Rear door handle broke off. Handle was wet and slipped out of my hand and snapped back to it's normal position which caused it to snap off. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
Jul 2010 - Aug 2017
Mar 2013

56000 mi

US $150
broken valve stem on left rear tire, snapped in threads. needed dealer b/c couldn't just fix stem, needed new TPMS sensor too - only dealer could "activate" the TPMS to the car... 
Jul 2014

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. drive belt needed replaced per dealer as it was "worn and cracking". I replaced the drive belt, and it was worn of course, but it was not cracking at all. switch for ESC braking system replaced under recall 
Jan 2016

70800 mi

US $440
Accessory Belt tensioner needed replaced - was squeaking after putting new belt on. failure to start reliably, but idle was ok, getting some misfire codes. cleaned throttle body plate and car has worked normally since. 
Hyundai Sonata in New Hampshire, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

50000 mi

US $3500
Catastrophic engine failure of unknown origin. Repair estimates more than $3500 
Hyundai Sonata in Georgia, United States
Jul 2010 - Nov 2017
Dec 2013

66000 mi

US $152
Driver rear door handle not functional possibly due to lost screw or part that fell inside door and was unretrievable. Door handle assembly replaced. Driver rear door handle not functional possibly due to lost screw or part that fell inside door and was unretrievable. Door handle assembly replaced. 
Aug 2014

71700 mi

US $24
Replaced left headlight. 
Dec 2015

87000 mi

US $761
Replaced passenger rear outer door handle. Handle had broken off probably a year prior but our driver away at college and had not replaced it. This is the 2nd time we have replaced a rear outer door handle on this vehicle. leaking axle replaced;  replaced driver's door window master switch not working; replaced front passenger door window & lock switch (non-electrical - plastic button dysfunctional), replaced right-hand door latch with actuator 
Jul 2016

92300 mi

US $1035
Starter failed; towed and new installed by dealer - labor & parts $487 oil pan had been leaking; replaced and new installed by dealer - labor & parts $450 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Sep 2012
Jan 2011

10540 mi

C $1000
Malfunctioning GPS 
Feb 2011

11160 mi
GPS upgrade done and now works - no cost! 
Oct 2011

19220 mi
GPS malfunctioning again. Another update was performed. GPS malfunctioning again. Another update was performed. 
Sep 2012

24180 mi
Window module needed to be replaced as passengers window stopped working. 
Hyundai Sonata in Michigan, United States
Nov 2014 - Mar 2016
Nov 2014

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. 
Hyundai Sonata in Alabama, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

84000 mi
Radiator sprung a leak 
Hyundai Sonata in Massachusetts, United States
- Apr 2010
Apr 2010

3700 mi
leather seat cracks and dealer did leather service - dyeing.. Not perfect as new car, but seems ok. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
May 2012 - Jun 2014
Jun 2012

52000 mi
Throttle Position Sensor and other problems 
Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
Sep 2014 - Jul 2018
Jun 2016

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 Intermittent brake light operation. Switch at brake pedal was faulty. 
May 2017

160000 mi

US $140
Front pad and rotor replacement. Routine wear out, passenger side down to metal, driver side with minimal pad. No caliper issues noted. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

43400 mi

C $800
Replaced front struts. 
Hyundai Sonata in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2012 - Dec 2015
Nov 2012

63300 mi
Canister valve not working. Replace starter. 
Oct 2014

93000 mi
Jerks when down shifting at stops has code p0449 stored.  Also needs fuel tank vent and filter assemble. Check engine light. Recommend. Service and reflash computer 
May 2015

102000 mi

US $584
Install sop vent valve. Replace the Evaporate filter. Code. P0449. 

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2010 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2010 - Mar 2011
Sep 2010

10540 mi
Easy to stall. Crunchy gear changes 1 through 4. First 4 visits, no problem 'found'. We insisted on the 5th visit - they take the car and someone use it as their own, compliance with request. Problem found. Clutch replaced. Problem since 250km, 4th visit. Finally agreement:double flywheel clutch is faulty - causing RPM drop on engagement/stalling/rough changes. Entire clutch replaced under warranty. In shop 19 days, replacement vehicle provided.  
Mar 2011

14880 mi

C $400
Loss of coolant on several occasions, noticed by myself, but topped up. On inspection dealer noticed leak at attachment of hose, part replaced, new coolant, problem solved. Check engine light, no other symptoms although could have been coolant problem. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Oct 2013

37820 mi

C $200
1 lower ball joint 
Feb 2014

38440 mi
cd player not working 
Jun 2014

44640 mi
dr. door lock actuator 
Jun 2015

61380 mi

C $800
Rear brakes complete wt calliper due to poor work at green and Ross previously 
Sep 2015

63240 mi

C $3000
fan/drive belt 
Hyundai Sonata in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2011 - Jan 2016
Jan 2016

61000 mi

US $154
Outside door handle broke and pulled off 
Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
May 2014 - Oct 2015
May 2014

92000 mi

US $560
alternator shot Defective paint job 

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2010 Hyundai Sonata 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Hyundai Sonata in Malaysia
Jul 2014 - Jul 2018
Jul 2014

26660 mi

$15
The engine light went on and they checked it to be Bank1/Sensor1 oxygen sensor. 
Oct 2014

29140 mi

$8
The car went on a "forced limited RPM". Checked the codes and it pointed out to acc. pedal sensor. Cleaned the sensor connection and reset the codes. Car ran fine after that. Transmission was slightly jerky from 2nd to 3rd. Checked the fluid and was slightly low. I topped up the fluid and the transmission felt a but better. 
May 2016

37160 mi

$200
The front suspension was making a creaking noise. We changed the struts, mounts, and eventually it turned out to be the right upper arm....the bushings were worn out and that was causing the creaking noise. 
May 2017

52080 mi

$200
The CV joints were re-lubed with fresh new grease. It was making a very slight creaking sound when doing U Turns. 

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2009 Hyundai Sonata

Engine not specified

Hyundai Sonata in Washington, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

32000 mi
A buzzing heard in the background while the radio/cd player was on. 

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2009 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

Hyundai Sonata in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2013
Jun 2011

43000 mi

US $250
AC not cooling. Evacuated and refilled system with freon and dye 
Hyundai Sonata in Missouri, United States
Jul 2014 - Apr 2017
Aug 2015

59700 mi
Check engine light comes on,goes out,4 times in past month engine light has come on,motor goes to idle and throttle does not respond. Have to pull off road,turn off,then it will restart. Dealer not able to diagnosis,says no code in history 
Sep 2015

61000 mi

US $300
Different dealer, where originally purchased. Replace faulty throttle body adjustment switch. Since out of warranty had to pay for replacement. 
Oct 2015

61300 mi
Same problem as before, check eng. light on, engine goes to idle, no throttle response. 
Hyundai Sonata in Georgia, United States
May 2013 - Jul 2014
Nov 2013

96400 mi
Paint flaking off 
Hyundai Sonata in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2011
Nov 2008

1000 mi
Needed to apply a TCM software update to solve a problem with abrupt shifts from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd gears. 
Hyundai Sonata in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2010 - Dec 2015
Apr 2010

19000 mi
Replace a/c/heater blower motor assembly Fuel line leak; replaced fuel pipe  
Oct 2011

31000 mi

US $200
battery 
Jan 2013

52200 mi
Actuator replaced (buzzing noise when temperature/mode switches activated). 
Oct 2014

60200 mi

US $600
battery 
Hyundai Sonata in West Virginia, United States
Aug 2009 - Dec 2011
Aug 2011

19243 mi
fin on trunk was lose had to replace replaced weather trim on drivers door and air spoiler on trunk 
Hyundai Sonata in Texas, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2011
Mar 2011

63000 mi
The car had a issue with idling cold with no codes, The dealer reflashed the computer and sent us away. It helped for a while. 3 weeks later the car went into limp mode with codes and a new idle sensor was ordered after a tow to the dealer The idle sensor was replaced and successfully fixed the problem. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

70680 mi

C $50
A/C vent on passenger side would only blow hot air 
Hyundai Sonata in Illinois, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2018
Jun 2011

48000 mi

US $135
I got my air conditioning recharged at Jiffy Lube. 
Aug 2012

76300 mi

US $325
I needed the throttle sensor replaced and the software reprogrammed. 
Dec 2013

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 Needed new battery 
Nov 2014

120000 mi

US $225
My (middle of the car) upper armrest storage bin latch was broken. I had the latch replaced so I could close my armrest. 
Sep 2016

155000 mi

US $550
Needed new alternator 
Jun 2017

170000 mi

US $1150
New rear bushings New front brakes and aftermarket rotors 
Nov 2017

179000 mi

US $318
New tires 
Feb 2018

185000 mi

US $170
Had new rear brake pads installed 
May 2018

186000 mi

US $900
Solenoid and arm for transmission 
Dec 2018

199000 mi

US $300
Needed a new power window switch for driver’s window. 
Hyundai Sonata in New York, United States
Dec 2008 - Aug 2009
Aug 2008

3800 mi
Faulty Navigation unit. National back order on the item. 
Oct 2008

4968 mi
Navigation unit installed by Dealer for repair of faulty unit. 
Dec 2008

5528 mi
Navigation unit faulty again. Dealer replaced with one from Stock. Dealer inspected complaints of Suspension noise. No problem found. 
Jan 2009

6312 mi
Faulty Nav unit once again. The 5th unit replaced in 7 months over ownership! This last failure was not the Ipod interface; it was a connection error for xm Radio. Navigation unit faulty again. Dealer replaced. Also had dealer inspect for Burning Rubber smell through air vents.- Nothing found. Surprise! 
Apr 2009

8000 mi
Another faulty Nav unit. This makes number 5! Dealer claims that the OEM manufacturer knows there is an issue. Hyundai is working with them to send a new unit. Nav unit #6 replaced. Dealer claims unit functions perfectly now. This was a new unit directly from the Manufacturer instead of a Refurbished unit as the previous 5. 
May 2009

7300 mi
The 7th nav unit was installed and did function for the 72 hours I owned the car before trading it in. I will certainly NOT be buying another Hyundai vehicle ever again. 
Aug 2009

3800 mi
Faulty Navigation unit. National back order on the item. 
Hyundai Sonata in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2010 - Dec 2014
Apr 2012

53500 mi

US $189
Loose lower ball joint Small oil pan leak  
Nov 2012

61700 mi

US $75
The battery would not hold a charge if the radio was on, or head lights for even 10 without the car running. It was replaced at Sams' Club 
Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2018
Aug 2010

27000 mi

US $112
A month ago check engine light began to intermittently come on, the vehicle would occasionally lose power. We had the engine light checked and was told it was the TPS sensor. Warranty covered the TPS replacement-$112 for throtle body clean 
Aug 2012

72000 mi

US $14
Brake light switch needed to be replaced. I received a check engine light, checked the error code and found the brake light switch needed to be replaced. Picked up a new one from dealer for $14 and replaced it. 
Jul 2014

99000 mi

US $400
I replaced the rear brake rotors, pads and hub/bearing assembly for both rear wheels. Bearings seemed to be starting to "hum" at highway speeds and pads/rotors were worn, so I replaced them. 
Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
Oct 2009 - May 2018
Nov 2010

18700 mi
FM radio reception degraded when rear window defroster was turned on. Dealer replaced rear window under warranty. 
Mar 2014

49000 mi
intermittent 'limp-home' mode and intermittent 'check engine' light. Dealer replaced the throttle body assembly (warranty). 
Hyundai Sonata in New Jersey, United States
May 2008 - Sep 2013
Apr 2009

25000 mi
TPMS ECM wouldn't recognize wheel sensors. 
Oct 2009

37000 mi
TPMS warning light would not go out. Tire sensor was defective and replaced. 
Jan 2013

117000 mi
Voice command and nav audio stopped working. Dealer wanted $2,100 to fix. Declined to repair. 
Sep 2013

125000 mi
Driver window motor getting weak - can't close window sometimes 
Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
Apr 2008 - Dec 2017
Apr 2010

15000 mi
There was a short in the external thermometer caused by water getting into it. 
Apr 2011

27000 mi
Rattle in door during low notes from speaker 
Mar 2014

58000 mi

US $190
Rear brakes were seized. Front pads replaced as well. 
Sep 2015

70000 mi

US $400
Dealer reported a head gasket leak. Repeat problem with brakes. Told nothing is wrong. Bled line with no success. 
Nov 2016

77500 mi
Dealer reported head gasket was leaking Replaced a bad battery 
Hyundai Sonata in New Jersey, United States
Aug 2010 - Jan 2019
Jun 2012

41000 mi
Check engine light came on, second o2 sensor on cat. converter failed, replaced under warrantee 
Oct 2012

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. 
Sep 2015

52000 mi

US $300
REPLACED LEFT REAR CALIPER AND FRONT AND REAR ROTORS AND PADS. 
Mar 2016

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. 
Oct 2016

54000 mi

US $460
Audio amplifier failed on front speakers. Hyundai wanted $650 for replacement. Replaced with Rockford Fosgate 5 ch. amp and new subwoofer. Had to do complete rewire. 
Jan 2019

59000 mi

US $22
Driver's side running/fog light burned out.Replaced both with halogens 
Hyundai Sonata in Illinois, United States
May 2009 - Feb 2012
Nov 2009

20000 mi

US $100
Driver seat's bottom cushion started deforming at 10k miles. I had it replaced at 20k miles. Rest was tire rotation + oil change + 21 point checkup. 
Apr 2010

32800 mi

US $84
REPLACEMENT OF TRANSMISSION FLUID. 
Dec 2010

59000 mi

US $60
Rear suspension bushings were replaced. Originals failed at 50K miles and produced noises. 
Hyundai Sonata in Louisiana, United States
Jul 2008 - Jun 2018
Dec 2012

26000 mi
Trunk lid struts replaced. 
Oct 2016

65000 mi
Fuel door release switch does not function Have not repaired yet 
Jan 2017

67000 mi
Pass window switch does not return when pressed, has not been repaired but must be manually pulled up, it still works 
Hyundai Sonata in Texas, United States
May 2008 - Oct 2013
Feb 2009

13000 mi
Car went into "limp" mode; check engine light and "ESC off" lights came on. Dealer replaced throttle body. 
Nov 2009

30000 mi
The car surged then went into "limp mode" coasting to a stop. After restarting it was driveable but the check engine light stayed on. Dealer replaced throttle position sensor and "updated the computer" under warranty. 
Nov 2010

43000 mi

US $420
Grinding noise in left rear wheel was fixed when brake caliper was replaced. 
Mar 2012

60000 mi

US $286
Broken passenger side sun visor. Broken trunk strut. 
Hyundai Sonata in New York, United States
Feb 2017 - Jul 2018
Jun 2017

188450 mi

US $200
I've been getting very poor mileage. The shop checked the ECU(?) and found nothing. They changed the spark plugs and I'm waiting to see if there's any improvement after driving at least a half tank of gas. 
Jul 2018

89000 mi

US $1200
Bank 1 cat converter 
Hyundai Sonata in Oklahoma, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2010
Nov 2009

14000 mi
Driver window will not roll down. 
Hyundai Sonata in New York, United States
Aug 2009 - Sep 2018
Dec 2009

5000 mi
Car pulls left at Highway speeds. Sun Roof Visor - not closing correctly. Stereo with occasional bad static even when playing CDs. 
Feb 2011

25000 mi
Bad CD Player 
Sep 2011

33000 mi
CD's Stuck in Stereo 
Sep 2018

125000 mi

US $600
Left front wheel bearing making a noise. Required Replacment 
Hyundai Sonata in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

118420 mi

C $80
Spark Plug replacement. 
Sep 2017

124000 mi

C $250
Front Rotor and Pad replacement 
Jun 2018

134540 mi

C $50
Replaced both sets of low-beam bulbs. 

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2009 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

Hyundai Sonata in Manitoba, Canada
May 2009 - Jun 2018
Jun 2011

24800 mi
Brake pedal spongy.... did not have original breaking effect anymore. Master cylinder was replaced and this cured the problem 
Sep 2011

28520 mi

C $50
corrosion found on rear calipers, cleaned sliders and lubricated them... brakes now work as they should. 
Jun 2013

42780 mi

C $180
Right rear suspension link and stabilizer bar bushings required replacement as the rear suspension had become noisy. 
Aug 2013

44020 mi

C $50
Replaced opposite side suspension link due to noises. 
Nov 2013

46080 mi
Starter failed. 
Mar 2014

47120 mi

C $80
noise in rear suspension, cause was worn bushing. 
May 2014

48360 mi

C $100
Swaybar bushings replaced, one was warrantied from a previous repair. These are not OEM parts, but they have lifetime replacement warranties. 
May 2018

72540 mi

C $100
1 rear caliper frozen/coroded requiring replacement. All other calipers cleaned and lubricated Ignition/key switch would not turn. It was resolved by removing the key cylinder and sending it out to a locksmith who apparently only found it dirty, so it was cleaned and re-installed. It works fine after the repair. 
Hyundai Sonata in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Jun 2009 - Oct 2013
Jun 2010

11780 mi
Knocking in right front suspension. Owner suspect faulty strut. Dealer identified and replaced improperly installed sway bar bushing. Problem unchanged. 
Aug 2010

19220 mi
Returned vehicle for regular maint 30200 km. Dealer says replaced worn left lower ball joint. Knocking is on passenger (opposite) side. I still suspect top left strut mount bushing/bearing. Ball joint replaced under Manf. Warranty. 
Apr 2011

25420 mi
During regular service tech found worn front drivers side strut bushing.Replaced under warranty at 41700km.Original knocking on right front side still exists.Service Tech says these cars have loose type suspension and normal to knock. 
Dec 2011

33480 mi
Replaced left rear door latch assy, warranty 
Hyundai Sonata in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2009 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

98000 mi
The lid for the dash console cubby hole cover got stuck. The plastic frame around the light switch in the ceiling cracked. The latch broke that holds the center armrest console cubby closed. These all broke after 5 years of ownership. 
Hyundai Sonata in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2009 - Apr 2017
Dec 2011

17000 mi
Harsh 4-3 downshift. Dealer reflashed transmission computer. 
Sep 2015

45000 mi

US $750
Drivers power window motor and regulator replaced. 
Hyundai Sonata in New York, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2015
Oct 2010

50000 mi
Hard downshift on stopping. Reprogrammed chip for transmission. Perfect fix. No further problems. 
Jan 2011

66200 mi
Replaced under warranty remote audio control switch on steering wheel. Radio still cuts off on its own if you touch this switch. Problem still in radio itself. Works okay if you don't touch switch. Will ignore to avoid $800 repair cost. 
Hyundai Sonata in Nevada, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2018
Aug 2014

21000 mi
Recall for "ESC" light on intermittently. 
Hyundai Sonata in Texas, United States
Jul 2009 - Sep 2017
Sep 2012

52000 mi
Drivers side sun visor won't stay in place. Dealer replaced under warranty. "Electronic Stability Control Off" warning light on the dashboard came on, would not reset until engine was turned off. There is a TSB released concerning the brake light switch causing this. Dealer replaced the switch under warranty. 
Sep 2014

87000 mi

US $65
Drivers side window stop functioning. Window regulator cable broke. Owner did the repair using after-market parts (window regulator). 
Sep 2015

102000 mi

US $120
Transmission had developed a hard downshift to 1st gear when transmission was cold. There was a TSB concerning the problem - dealer did the required computer update. 
Mar 2017

123000 mi

US $90
Replace front and rear pads for the first time, still had 25k of wear left on them. Used Hundai replacement parts. 
Hyundai Sonata in Texas, United States
Jul 2008 - Sep 2012
Dec 2010

47000 mi
Fuel backed up when filling even less than a gallon. El Paso Hyundai replaced a sensor near the fill line. Some relief but still premature click off at the fuel nozzle. Lakeland FL worked with factory.Obstruction in fuel line (webs) Dealer noticed an update to tranny computer had not been done 
May 2011

54200 mi
Putting fuel into tank still causes multiple click-offs of nozzle. BUT, it does not give an error code. I have been videoing my fillups; only happens some of the time. 
Sep 2011

60000 mi
Unable to add fuel. Hose would click off within adding a gallon of fuel. 
Hyundai Sonata in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2008 - Sep 2011
Jan 2010

9300 mi
Odometer display cluster developed a crack. Dealer has ordered a replacement to be replaced under factory warranty. 
Feb 2010

5900 mi
dealer replaced odometer cluster under warranty. 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. 
Hyundai Sonata in New York, United States
Aug 2008 - Dec 2008
Sep 2008

1000 mi
5 days were a continuation of 27 days in Aug. at the dealership for repair of electrical problems first manifested by the shift lock mechanism. Modules, solenoids, brake light switches, main fuse box, and main wiring harness replaced. 
Oct 2008

1200 mi
New car, in shop for 32 days with 285 miles. Electrical problems first manifested by trans. shift lock not releasing. Modules, brake switches, main fuse box, and main wiring harness replaced. Proceeding with Lemon Law procedures as the car is not "NEW 
Hyundai Sonata in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2011
Oct 2008

8000 mi
Auto Transmission was repaired in early October. It shuddered and vibrated at between 40-60 miles/h. TCM was updated but didn't resolve the issue but improved shifting quality. Made another appointment to check it up at the end of October. 
Nov 2008

8000 mi
The problem only occurred when the engine was cold or parked for a long time. I could not replicate the problem and when I explained them what was going on, they said they couldn't fix it unless they see the problem. 
Jan 2009

15000 mi
The plastic cover under the center console of the passenger side started coming off in early November of 2008 and got worse as time went by.Dealer kept saying it would order a part, but I haven't received any service. The plastic cover under the center console on the passenger side came off. Addressed to dealer in Oct 2008. Dealer forgot to order a part, got the wrong part, forgot again, did a quick fix by pushing it back but happened again and again. 
Mar 2009

15000 mi
The service manager said he repaired by replacing the clip that snaps plastic cover. It seemed OK when I picked up the car, but the crack occurred again after a few days. 
May 2009

18000 mi
Center console fixed. 
Jun 2009

19000 mi
Addressed transmission problem via e-mail and the dealer was willing to take a look at it again. In addition to that, the part for the center console arrived. 
Jul 2009

20000 mi
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. 
Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
Oct 2009 - Jul 2016
Aug 2011

63000 mi
Difficult to put gas in tank. Nozzles would keep shutting off. Told debris in filler neck. Repair attempt unsuccessful. Makes getting gas time consuming 
Sep 2014

107000 mi

US $35
Ignition switch was failing. Starter would stick in start position. Easy repair, $35 dealer part. 
Jun 2015

115000 mi

US $60
Power Steering pump solenoid (internal) failed causing loss of power steering above 2000rpm. 
Dec 2015

116000 mi

US $35
Driver side window switch failed. Would intermittently not work. $35 on ebay, about 1.5 hrs to replace myself. Easy. 
Hyundai Sonata in Missouri, United States
Jul 2008 - Jul 2018
Jun 2012

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. 
Mar 2013

47000 mi

US $85
The sun visor hinge broke and the whole assembly had to be replaced 
Dec 2013

54000 mi
Had to replace a switch causing multiple problems in the electrical system due to a recal. 
Feb 2015

68000 mi

US $90
There was an issue with a hard downshift. Not sure if it was the adaptive driving feature or firmware. The adaptive driving was reset and new firmware was applied per a TSB. I had to pay diagnostic fee, but not repair cost. 
May 2018

107000 mi

US $2000
Continued problems with a hard downshift. Dealer determined the transmission needed to be replaced. Since it was just barely out of warranty Hyundai split the cost of the replacement and provided a rebuilt transmission and I paid for the labor to install it. 
Hyundai Sonata in Missouri, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

102000 mi
Passenger side sun visor no longer stays in the full up position. and Driver side window switch sticks at times. 
Hyundai Sonata in Oklahoma, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2011
Jan 2010

33217 mi
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. 
Feb 2010

34000 mi

US $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. 
Nov 2010

54500 mi
While Cold, the transmission would jerk while downshifting. Problem went away after engine/trans heated up. Dealer reset the computer and problem is gone. TSB out from manufacturer. No Cost to me. 
Hyundai Sonata in Virginia, United States
Sep 2008 - Sep 2018
Dec 2015

99000 mi

US $100
Starter went bad and replaced under warranty. 
Jan 2018

131000 mi

US $200
original front brake pads replaced 
Hyundai Sonata in Virginia, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2018
Sep 2013

55000 mi

US $86
Replaced driver's side sunvisor. The sunvisor would no longer stay in any position and drooped. 
Dec 2013

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. 
May 2015

78000 mi

US $635
Starter replaced due to known issue with cracked fork. There is a TSB for this issue but Hyundai declined to cover it due to mileage. 
Jun 2016

88000 mi

US $150
Accessory drive belt idler started squealing. Replaced idlers (2), tensioner, and belt. 
Dec 2016

100000 mi

US $105
Battery failed to hold a charge overnight after accidental discharge and jump start. 
Hyundai Sonata in Virginia, United States
Apr 2009 - Jul 2018
Sep 2015

63000 mi

US $500
Starter had to be replaced. 
Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
Apr 2009 - May 2018
Jun 2013

53000 mi
Emissions leak from dirty fuel tank air filter 
Dec 2015

99000 mi

US $200
Camber bolt needed upgrade to adjustable kit to fix alignment. No accidents in car. 
Sep 2016

115000 mi
Replaced starter. 
Hyundai Sonata in Michigan, United States
Mar 2009 - Apr 2017
Feb 2010

13000 mi
The right rear brake hung up and needed de-rusting, lubricating and cleaning up. 
Dec 2013

68000 mi

US $109
We had a "clunking" noise which was alarming, and took the car in to the dealer. They could not locate anything loose. Finally, they found ice impacted up in the top of the coil spring tower (right rear), cleared it. It's fine. 
Aug 2014

70600 mi

US $450
Left rear caliper hanging up, had to be replaced 
Jun 2015

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. 
Aug 2015

79000 mi

US $850
After an accident (hitting a fox) and $3000 of body repairs and a/c condenser replacement, a/c went out. Hyundai dealer said not related, not our fault. Took to trusted independent dealer. New a/c compressor was installed. 
May 2016

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 
Hyundai Sonata in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2009 - May 2013
Jun 2010

6200 mi
No cold air from AC, refilled must return to check for leaks. Dealer says should not need refill so soon, I agree. Likely will be no charge. 
Nov 2010

7320 mi
Leaking timing chain cover discovered doing routine oil change 
Aug 2011

11160 mi
ac coolant leaking out hoses ordered but not arrived 
Hyundai Sonata in Virginia, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009

134 mi
The light on driver's side door would not go off. They had to replace the electrical harness inside the door. Part had to be ordered. The serpentine belt was defective and began separating. The dealer replaced the belt.  Serpentine belt was defective 
Hyundai Sonata in New York, United States
Mar 2009 - Jun 2013
Dec 2011

48000 mi

US $360
New caliper due to sticking rear brakes also wore out pads, poor 
Hyundai Sonata in New York, United States
Nov 2008 - Aug 2015
Oct 2010

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 
Nov 2010

16640 mi
Tuning knob worked occasionally, no solution so new radio ordered.  Tunning knob worked randomly on the radio, dealer replaced the unit. Also, they installed upgrades to control modules. 
Feb 2011

18000 mi
Drivers side mirror trim had begun to separate, which would allow water to eventually enter this space. Dealership agreed it might be a potential problem, ordered and installed a new mirror assembly. 
Aug 2013

40000 mi

US $290
grinding noise from rear wheel, caliper was not releasing replaced rotors, pads and the caliper 
May 2014

46000 mi

US $550
Ignition cylinder would not function-- steering wheel locked. New key cylinder installed.  Also the starter would not function consistantly, it woo was replaced. 
Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
Apr 2009 - Aug 2015
Mar 2012

33000 mi
Car was downshifting into 3rd roughly. The dealer reset the computer values to the default. 
Nov 2012

38400 mi
Passenger exterior door handle broke. 
Mar 2013

42000 mi
Latch on armrest compartment broke. 
Hyundai Sonata in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2008 - Apr 2016
Oct 2012

104300 mi

US $200
software upgrade to stop transmission from jerking when coming to a stop 
Hyundai Sonata in Maryland, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2014

37000 mi

US $120
Replace condenser Replaced Liftomatics in trunk 
Feb 2018

79000 mi

US $150
replace emission sensor on gasoline intake replace front brakes 
Hyundai Sonata in New York, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2015
Jan 2014

US $600
Dealer repair service stated that the serpentine belt was cracking and should be replaced. I questioned because mileage was low but they maintained that 5 years is life cycle for such a belt. I asked to save the used one and give it to me. 
Hyundai Sonata in New York, United States
Oct 2014 - Oct 2017
Mar 2015

123000 mi

US $225
Front struts and rear shocks 
Aug 2015

125300 mi

US $48
Upper a frame right front 
Oct 2015

126200 mi

US $250
changed upper control arms 
Feb 2016

137000 mi

US $35
Evaporated vent valve ng 
Aug 2017

155000 mi

US $25
Replaced left upper control arm 
Oct 2017

155000 mi
Engine light on code is trans or lock up converter not working 
Hyundai Sonata in Alabama, United States
Jul 2012 - Sep 2018
Aug 2012

82000 mi
gas mpg dropped by 15+ per cent in last 4 months. cleaned fuel injection system. 
May 2013

101000 mi

US $5
Key frequently sticks in the ignition and will not turn. Multiple inquiries have produced various possible solutions. O manual says to turn steering wheel and key simultaneously. Locksmith says to clean with Ballistol. Not happy. 
Sep 2013

108000 mi

US $450
Check engine light came on reportedly due to lack of airtight integrity in fuel delivery system - replaced gas cap. Dealer expressed concern about risk of fumes in the cockpit. Excessive costs for "diagnostics" $75+ - considering work done 
Mar 2015

118000 mi
Replacement of malfunctioning starter. 
Jul 2015

118000 mi

US $730
Replace clogged fuel pump. Parts special ordered from Hyundai, with repairs delayed by 2 consecutive errors in special order fulfillment. 
Nov 2016

139500 mi
oil pressure light flashed on for several seconds ; mechanic said:rn(1) dx computer old codes re possible issues with fuel injector in #4 cylinderrn(2) will need to use Lucas Oil Treatment w/ oil chg due to signs of engine inefficiency 
May 2017

143000 mi

US $121
Tire Pressure Management System. Unfortunately, the OBC failed to automatically reset; will need to take car to dealer for flash reset. 
Aug 2018

155000 mi

US $350
OBDC. Check engine light came on. Oxygen sensor and another sensor replaced. Check engine light came on again later that same day. Not interested in pouring more money into that sinkhole because I view the OBDC as more of an endless cash generator for mechanics than a useful tool for true diagnostics and repair. Car runs fine - just need to ignore the check engine light. I am thinking about sticking a small piece of black electrical tape over the "warning" light!! 
Hyundai Sonata in Nevada, United States
Nov 2011 - Sep 2012
Mar 2012

29000 mi
Hard downshift from 3rd to 2cnd when the car was cold. A software update was applied. This took care of the problem. 
Hyundai Sonata in South Carolina, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2015
Jan 2012

US $155
reset computer, flushed transmission fluid 
Hyundai Sonata in Virginia, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2018
Jan 2012

88000 mi
vehicle stalled twice (once three days ago after fueling and then again last night while driving on I-95). Dealer found no error codes and could not find any issues with idling or starting. it was FINALLY discovered that the vehicle's fuel pump was faulty. It was replaced and another Hyundai dealership took very good care of me ( and my new car USED car) 
Nov 2012

119900 mi

US $100
A faulty sensor was found thanks to my check engine light. Not sure what the name of it was 
Hyundai Sonata in Tennessee, United States
Dec 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

84000 mi

US $150
Transmission was shifting very hard from 4th to 3rd. Had to have the transmission control computer reset and updated to newest firmware. Not covered by warranty. 
Hyundai Sonata in New York, United States
- Jun 2009
Jun 2009

9150 mi
Same issue, dealer had car for 18days, ended up having to replace the transmission. Took parts from stock car to verify it was not computers. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

165000 mi

US $350
Replaced left-rear brake caliper and pads for the third time. Note, the right-rear rotor has been replaced twice. Driver door window switch failed, replaced the driver door window switch module. 
Hyundai Sonata in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

134000 mi

US $400
One set of brakes replaced Car didn’t start all of a sudden after parked in rainstorm - wire in starter had to be replaced. Many repeated problems with car not starting after rainstorms, 
Hyundai Sonata in Illinois, United States
Mar 2016 - Sep 2018
Jul 2017

93000 mi

US $700
Torque clutch converter solenoid replacement 
Apr 2018

96000 mi

US $300
Serpentine belt and Idler pulley 
Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
Jul 2015 - Apr 2018
Jun 2017

181000 mi

US $300
The Starter wouldn’t turn the engine 
Hyundai Sonata in Oklahoma, United States
Nov 2016 - Dec 2017
Dec 2017

152000 mi

US $108
Oil leak, valve cover gasket replaced. Possible oil leaks in other areas as well. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2014 - Jan 2018
Apr 2017

94860 mi

C $300
Break pads and roters 
Hyundai Sonata in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2014 - Apr 2017
Aug 2016

97000 mi

US $350
Timing chain jumped 3 teeth and blew motor under warranty. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2009 - Jun 2018
Nov 2009

6200 mi

C $30
Fuel smell under the hood and inside when the car is stopped at the red light. Could smell it around the car after shutting engine off. 3 visits to the dealer (Richmond Hill Hyundai) said no problem, washed the engine, problem persists Fuel smell narrowed down to between ports 2 and 3. Pulled the intake - the groove for the intake gasket on port 3 is warped, gasket doesn't seal, thus a minor fuel leak. Replaced gasket, problem still persists. Pulled the intake again, applied Permatex gas-resistant high-temp silicone around the gasket. Fuel smell is almost gone, at acceptable level now - cannot smell it inside or outside. Ideally need to replace the intake - an $800 part. 
May 2012

17860 mi
Hard(er) shifts. Acceptable, would not call them a problem, but not as smooth as when new. Drain and fill ATF with original SPIII ATF, shift quality noticeably improved. Required about 3.6L of ATF. 
Hyundai Sonata in Illinois, United States
Nov 2017 - Mar 2018
Nov 2017

85000 mi

US $349
The idler pulley, belt tensioner and the serpentine belt had to be replaced. 
Mar 2018

87000 mi

US $41
Replaced the spark plugs to eliminate rough idling. 
Hyundai Sonata in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2011 - Aug 2013
Apr 2013

47700 mi
Strut replaced under warranty 
Hyundai Sonata in Arizona, United States
Feb 2011 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

87000 mi

US $80
Gas tank door not opening from switch 
Hyundai Sonata in Illinois, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2015
Dec 2014

48000 mi

US $500
Starter went out 
Hyundai Sonata in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Jul 2018
Aug 2013

36000 mi
Starter died. Replaced. 
Jan 2015

31800 mi

US $600
Transmission was jumping when downshifting. Had to pay for a reprogramming of the latest firmware for the transmission computer as well as a transmission flush. 
Hyundai Sonata in Illinois, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2018
Mar 2012

28000 mi

US $350
Headlight lense needed replacing due to moisture seepeage. Rear tail light was replaced because it was burned out. 
Jul 2013

41500 mi

US $182
Battery died. Replaced. 
Mar 2014

51000 mi

US $750
Alternator was not fully charging battery. Car had to be jumped to start. Alternator and serpentine belt replaced. 
Apr 2014

51500 mi
Car would not start and had to be towed. Starter needed replacement plastic engagement "fork." Part was replaced under warranty. Problem is mentioned in TSB. 
Jun 2014

54000 mi
Passenger side front wheel bearing failed. Replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2014

59000 mi

US $600
Replace rear brakes, including rotors, pads and malfunctioning caliper on driver's side. 
Sep 2015

67000 mi

US $250
Replace broken center arm rest cover 
Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2011
Nov 2010

49000 mi
power seat track replaced Trunk release button on door panel did not work, replaced button. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
Feb 2011 - Jul 2011
Mar 2011

28000 mi

US $1
transmission shift down to 1st gear real hard...dealer hooked the car up and did a software update ...took 30 min. and everything is ok 
Hyundai Sonata in Washington, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

60000 mi

US $450
Car would not start, replaced starter and fixed problem. 
Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
Jun 2011 - Nov 2018
Dec 2015

72000 mi
TPMS light on. Reset attempted but it came back on. 
Jan 2018

93000 mi
Reset program to eliminate clunk when shifting 1st to 2nd. 
Hyundai Sonata in Indiana, United States
Dec 2010 - Dec 2011
Jan 2011

52800 mi

US $45
Oil leak from timing chain cover. Replaced seal. Factory steel wheels had rusted, Hyundai refused to pay to refinish, as car had over 36k miles on it. Dealer just sanded surface rust off, charged 45 dollars. 
Hyundai Sonata in Texas, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2015
Aug 2012

20900 mi
Driver's exterior door handle broke off when attempting to open car door normally. 
Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2011
Sep 2011

56000 mi

US $400
Factory radio quit working, replaced with aftermarket radio. 

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2009 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

175-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Sonata in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2009 - Aug 2011
Mar 2009

1000 mi
Clunking noise over bumps.  
Hyundai Sonata in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2010
May 2008

7305 mi
Check engine light, stalling, skipping, codes P0300 to P0304. Dealer kept it for over a week and replaced the Oxgen sensor. Dealer could not explain why it happened, They stated, "I hope this does it." 
Sep 2008

13000 mi
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. 
Oct 2008

13460 mi
Blown Clutch Again. replaced Slace Cyl,and reservior tube. 
Hyundai Sonata in Georgia, United States
Oct 2009 - Jun 2015
May 2015

59000 mi
Clutch and Clutch Slave Cylinder 
Jun 2015

59000 mi

US $350
Camshaft position sensor 
Hyundai Sonata in Illinois, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

45000 mi
Fuel pump went out. Fuel pump relay was bad. 
Hyundai Sonata in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
Dec 2008

1000 mi
Passenger side crackle sound at the windshield / dash interface over bumps. Shoved some soft foam into the crevice to give some dampening. Problem solved with amazing success. Will need to get it fixed properly under warranty in the future. 
Hyundai Sonata in Indiana, United States
Jan 2010 - May 2013
Jun 2010

24000 mi
Cruise Control-replace clutch and brake switch 
Sep 2010

28000 mi
Clutch would not return back down to floor; after restart it worked and dealer could not replicate. 
Oct 2012

55700 mi

US $110
Dead battery (less than 4 years!) 
Apr 2013

62000 mi
Airbag light on; system flashed to reset. Said that it was caused by low battery (?). 
May 2013

62000 mi

US $200
Starter-very early for starter failure-warranty ended at 60k, 62k on car. Tow truck able to get car started. Starter was $550; Hyundai paid $350, I paid $200; not real happy about it-am planning to complain to Hyundai. 
Hyundai Sonata in Georgia, United States
Oct 2010 - Apr 2012
Nov 2010

18000 mi
Weak clutch, required pumping pedal. Slave cyl rebuilt. 
Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Feb 2015
Mar 2011

29000 mi
Broken weld on exhaust pipe assembly - also damaged muffler 
Apr 2011

29103 mi
Tailpipe and muffler replaced under warranty - follow-up to earlier trip when problem was diagnosed and parts ordered. Tailpipe and muffler replaced under warranty - follow-up to earlier trip when problem was diagnosed and parts ordered. 
Apr 2014

48160 mi

US $1317
Clutch, pressure plate & throwout bearing replaced. Flywheel refaced. Dealer says lining just wore out. I purchased the car as certified pre-owned with 25K on the odometer and the clutch never felt quite right and has a much different feel now. Clutch, pressure plate & throwout bearing replaced. Flywheel refaced. 
Dec 2014

55000 mi
Transmission fluid leak from transaxle joint seal. Seal was replaced under warranty from earlier clutch repair performed by dealer. 
Jan 2015

52268 mi

US $255
Replaced front crank seal and resealed oil pan. Replaced front crank seal and resealed oil pan. 
Hyundai Sonata in Oklahoma, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Jul 2009

8000 mi
clutch falls to floor on a soft foot. clutch pressure not spec. Dealer ordered new part. Same problem. Soft foot makes clutch fall to floor without pressure to pop up. 

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2008 Hyundai Sonata

Engine not specified

Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
Dec 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012 When I am driving and press my brake the brake lights will not come on. When the car is at rest, they work. 

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2008 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

Hyundai Sonata in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2009 - Oct 2012
Jan 2010

33000 mi
Replace interior sunglass holder door. 
May 2010

36600 mi

US $55
All four steel wheels were rusting from the outside. Dealership resurfaced and repainted the wheels with black rust resistant paint, then rebalanced all four wheels. 
Sep 2010

43000 mi
Front passenger side door window regulator replaced under warranty Replaced valve cover gasket. 
Nov 2010

45000 mi
Dealer replaced two trunk struts under warranty. 
Sep 2011

59000 mi
Rack and pinion replaced, tires rotated and balanced, 4 wheel alignment. Car brought back for original issue with popping noises either coming from the front or rear end while making low to moderate speed turns. Dealer was unable to fix issue, saying that one of the wheels were bent, which it wasn't. Reported that problem still exists with popping noise. Reported this JUST after car hit 60K, Advised dealer that this issue is still a warranty repair because the issue was not resolved BEFORE the warranty expired. 
Dec 2011

65000 mi
Brought car back with popping noise. Driver seat track replaced. Will see if noise reoccurs. Returned to dealer in June 2012 regarding popping noise. After a test drive, my mechanic determined that the front left lower ball joint needed replacement. Dealer replaced it under warranty. 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. 
Jul 2012

71000 mi
They replaced the front sway bar links....I took it for a test drive after I got the car and the noise was still there....left it at the dealer.... 
Aug 2012

71200 mi
This is related to the ongoing popping noise. After dealer replaced front left axle, drove home and noise reappeared. Called service manager, who test drove car with me and verified noise.  Dealer replaced transmission. When leaving dealership, I felt a clunk from the transmission and the check engine went and stayed on. 
Oct 2012

72000 mi
The same day the check engine went on, I heard a loud banging noise when I made a left turn onto a highway on ramp. Check engine light code showed an internal failure of the transmission, transmission replaced again. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

58900 mi

C $13
Replaced Driver side Low beam bulb. 
Nov 2017

58900 mi

C $56
Both trunk lift shocks replaced DS sunvisor replaced. Original would not stay up. This has been a problem for years, but Hyundai would not cover it when the car was on warranty, so I finally bought a new one. DS rear door lock actuator replaced 
Hyundai Sonata in Alabama, United States
Jul 2008 - Nov 2017
Sep 2008

2000 mi
Transmission low of fluid. Dealer added fluid. 
Jun 2009

16000 mi
Windshield washer pump failed 
Sep 2009

22000 mi
Seat belt warning light stays on all the time. 
Nov 2009

26000 mi
Replaced passenger seat belt switch. 
Jun 2010

39000 mi
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. 
Apr 2011

56700 mi
Sun visor would not stay up. 
Apr 2013

93800 mi

US $115
replaced battery 
Mar 2015

118000 mi

US $30
Replaced one head light and the center brake light. 
Sep 2015

126000 mi

US $45
replace head light 
Hyundai Sonata in Kansas, United States
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

10000 mi
My engine developed a knocking noise that sounded "deep". I took the car to the dealer and they agreed that it shouldn't be driven. The dealer called me the next day and told me that it needed a new engine. The dealer replaced the entire long block. 
Hyundai Sonata in Alabama, United States
Feb 2016 - Oct 2016
Mar 2016

114000 mi

US $3487
Head gasket leaked, water pump leaked, Idler pulley failed, valve cover leaked oil, rear brakes needed pads and rotors, 
Oct 2016

118000 mi

US $325
The window regulator on the passenger side failed 
Hyundai Sonata in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2012 - Jul 2012
Jul 2012

91000 mi

US $75
Replacement of Driver's Sun Visor 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2010 - Aug 2017
Oct 2010

28620 mi

C $280
Car idled rough during a warm engine stat-up. Revved high briefly also exhaust smoke noticed. Car made a metallic noise during start-up. Dealer found no problems. Car has been running fine since. Brakes serviced. Intermitent squeal backing 
Sep 2012

52700 mi
driver's window squealing while being raised or lowered. Lubed tracks, seems ok now. 
Mar 2013

57660 mi
Insufficient cabin heat. Replaced ventilation door actuator. 
Jul 2013

61580 mi
driver's sunvisor keeps dropping down 
Oct 2013

63120 mi
Engine leaking oil - Timing chain cover. Flushed cooling system and replaced engine oil and filter as well. Oil and/or antifreeze found on the ground in my lane way. Shield full of oil which was dripping. Dealer removed oil and cleaned shield. 
Oct 2014

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. 
Jan 2015

76040 mi

C $635
Fuel either spills-out or is literally "thrown-out" towards the fuel pump operator during full tank fill-ups when pump detects a full tank and stops filling. Still, inadequate cabin heat! Previous reported repairs under Factory Warranty included the malfunction of the temperature regulating damper door. Dealer had found a missing clip. Dealer replaced thermostat and coolant this time. 
Jun 2015

79360 mi

C $279
Right front window would not stay up. Window regulator replaced. 
Jun 2016

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. 
Apr 2017

101060 mi

C $575
Upper right front strut mount had separated from strut unit. Strut replaced. Oil pan, transmission pan and timing belt front cover leaking motor oil. Total repair costs would be over $2,600. The worst leak was due to the oil pan and was replaced.  The other two leaking components were not repaired/replaced since the car will be sold. I was quoted $360 for the transmission pan replacement and around $2,250 to repair the leak at the the timing belt cover. The timing belt cover had been previously repaired around 3 years ago. 
Jun 2017

101680 mi

C $400
Transmission oil pan replaced. Oil pan and front timing chain cover not done at this time. 
Jul 2017

101680 mi

C $1600
Oil pan and front timing chain cover replaced. 
Hyundai Sonata in Vermont, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2012
Sep 2011

41000 mi
emergency flasher did not work. repaired-n/c 
Hyundai Sonata in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2018
Jul 2011

19000 mi
Driver's side sunvisor replaced. 
Hyundai Sonata in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2016
Mar 2014

68000 mi

US $200
TPMS light always on Center brake light bulb. Ridiculous design made the replacement of a $2 bulb difficult. Hoses are leaking. 
Dec 2015

80000 mi

US $150
throttle paddle replaced Battery failed 
Aug 2016

86000 mi
TPMS light on Airbag light on 
Sep 2016

86000 mi

US $250
TPMS light won't go off 
Hyundai Sonata in Texas, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2017
Aug 2011

48000 mi
Had power seat switch replaced. Six hours later car would start, but not accelerate. Had to be towed to nearest dealer. Accelerator switch had broken. Picked up car the next day, but the A/C would not cool adequately. Picked it up the next day, but A/C still broken. Replaced commpressor. 
May 2016

89000 mi

US $140
Replaced tie rod bushings. A/C not cooling sufficiently. 
Sep 2016

92000 mi

US $1600
replaced strut kit and shock absorbers 
Mar 2017

95000 mi

US $150
Lower strut mounting too loose Evacuated and refilled Freon and oil 
Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
Mar 2008 - Apr 2010
Mar 2010

10000 mi
Visor wouldn't stay up. Replaced under recall 
Hyundai Sonata in Louisiana, United States
Mar 2013 - Sep 2013
Mar 2013

67000 mi

US $394
A flap or gasket was not opening properly to let air out so engine can turn over. They replaced it. I can't remember the exact price but it was over $300 

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2008 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

162-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Sonata in Kentucky, United States
Dec 2007 - Dec 2009
Apr 2008

4000 mi
Reverse light on manual transmission vehicle came on undesirably when shifting into 1st gear or from 1st to 2nd gear. 
Nov 2008

8000 mi
Right side of rear factory spoiler came loose. 
Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
Dec 2007 - Mar 2015
Oct 2008

8000 mi
Passenger-side sun visor unable to retain position. Front driver's-side window squeaks when raised or lowered. 
Nov 2013

110000 mi

US $696
Broken dual-mass flywheel. Problem diagnosed but not repaired. 
Hyundai Sonata in New York, United States
Apr 2009 - Jul 2009
Jun 2009

29000 mi
Select knob for the heat/air conditioning did not work properly. 
Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
May 2009 - Dec 2013
Aug 2009

23000 mi
Struts made noise when driving over sharp edged bumps. Clunk noise. No difference in handling or ride, service tech suggested replacement as a precaution. No charge. They also gave a free alignment. 
Hyundai Sonata in Washington, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2012
Aug 2009

27000 mi
Airbag light came on, so dealer replaced underseat wiring and/or sensors. 
Hyundai Sonata in Maryland, United States
Apr 2009 - Mar 2016
Jul 2009

4000 mi
Crack in left side mirror window mount 

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2008 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

Hyundai Sonata in Kentucky, United States
Sep 2012 - Sep 2013
Oct 2012

19300 mi
the engine was missing 
Hyundai Sonata in Iowa, United States
Sep 2011 - Mar 2014
Jul 2012

52500 mi
air bag light is on and been in twice for it.  weather stripping around the door. 
Mar 2014

77000 mi
air bag light stayed on was fixed once 
Hyundai Sonata in Texas, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2012
Aug 2011

41000 mi

US $300
AC was low on freon. a small leak was sealed and the freon replaced. Flopping sun visors were replaced. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2011 - Sep 2018
May 2012

74400 mi

C $51
Sun Visor replaced 
Apr 2014

92360 mi
Check Engine Light Came on. Went off later on its own. 
Oct 2014

98880 mi

C $900
Replaced Fuel pump Air bag warning light malfunction. The dealer did some soldering to fix the problem I believe. 
May 2017

110360 mi

C $700
Oil leak, replaced oil pan. 
Aug 2017

110360 mi

C $550
Alternator and battery failure 
Jun 2018

110980 mi

C $280
Replaced Window regulator 
Sep 2018

111600 mi

C $210
Ignition coil replacement 
Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
Oct 2011

55000 mi
Replaced fuel pump 
Nov 2011

55800 mi
Replaced passenger seat air bag sensor 
Hyundai Sonata in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2011
Jan 2010 Engine noise like valve lifters since 22K miles when cold. The colder the temperature the louder the noise. Took three trips to dealer. Manufacturing defect. Poor oil supply to #4 cylinder (4 cyl. engine). Replaced short block. 
Hyundai Sonata in Michigan, United States
Jun 2010 - Jul 2013
Jul 2010

75000 mi

US $125
REPLACED RH EXTERIOR MIRROR DUE TO SELF-INFLICTED DAMAGE WHILE BACKING OUT OF GARAGE. OBTAINED NEW MIRROR ASSY ONLINE, HAD PAINTED AT COLLISION SHOP, THEN RE-INSTALLED MYSELF.  
Oct 2012

112500 mi

US $60
TPMS light on, found TPMS sensor reading zero. Dealer reset all sensors. 
Dec 2012

115000 mi

US $875
worn shocks & struts - replaced also replaced bushings, tie rod ends, links 
Hyundai Sonata in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2017
Feb 2012

78600 mi

US $700
Fuel pump was too weak to start vehicle. Pump needed replacement, and car needed to be towed to dealer. 
Dec 2013

110000 mi

US $200
Excessive wear on tie rod end found during inspection. Part was replaced. 
Apr 2016

146200 mi
During safety inspection, it was determined that the car needed an exhaust pipe. 
Hyundai Sonata in Michigan, United States
Dec 2008 - Dec 2014
Dec 2010

61000 mi
Interior front passanger Electric door lock assembly "clacked" very loudly when engaged. Dealer replaced assembly & this fixed the problem. 
Feb 2013

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. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
Nov 2007 - Jul 2018
Jun 2015

57000 mi

US $270
Replaced right front ball joints 
Dec 2016

64000 mi

US $30
Driver side low beam light bulb went out 
Jun 2017

71000 mi

US $700
Brakes worn out Battery exhausted 
Hyundai Sonata in Virginia, United States
May 2010 - Jan 2011
Jul 2010

70000 mi
passenger side SRS system malfunctions when passenger is in seat. Has been worked on 6 times without success. Still not working. Do not feel safe. Will not allow for rental. It's a lemon! Replaced entire SRS system. Now drivers side air bag does not work. Problem started early with passenger airbag but Hyundai does not want to accept responsibility at all. No calls back to us or dealership since last repair 7/7/2010. 
Nov 2010

78100 mi
Hyundai marked car as lemon. Gave us 2011 model to replace 2008 Sonota. Not sure wat they did with the car hopefully it is crushed! 
Hyundai Sonata in Illinois, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2014
Nov 2010

28000 mi
Electronic stability control malfunction. Problem was loose wire in brake light system. Wiring replaced. 
Jul 2011

31200 mi
Rear seat back came undone from seat frame. 
Jun 2012

43000 mi
Sunroof visor broke. Hinge would not stay up. 
Hyundai Sonata in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2011
Jan 2009

11000 mi
Replaced thermostat because of low heat. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
May 2008 - Aug 2013
Jul 2009

34720 mi
The sunglass holder fitted on the roof no longer opens and closes. Mentioned the problem to service manager who said they would have to order in the part and fix it under warranty when it arrives. 
Jun 2011

53320 mi
Passenger side power mirror would adjust up and down but not left and right. Mirror and switch replaced under warranty and works fine now. 
Jun 2012

62620 mi

C $80
Driver side visor would not stay in the closed position and would slowly slide open. Ordered part and fixed myself. Warranty only covers interior to 60,000 kms 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2014 - Sep 2018
Jun 2016

106640 mi

C $50
when to wrecking yard and picked up another driver door switch set and put it in 
Jul 2017

111600 mi

C $130
the cable that runs the drivers window broke on my 2006 Sonata and my previous 2007 car. it was fairly easy to repair. 
Aug 2018

115940 mi

C $314
replace front flex exhaust pipe 
Sep 2018

116560 mi

C $55
the key wouldn't work so they replaced the key only. i payed for the key no lablour great job the clutch failes 
Hyundai Sonata in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2017 - Feb 2018
Jul 2017

133300 mi

C $400
Front calipers 
Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
Nov 2017 - Mar 2018
Oct 2017

110000 mi

US $150
replace a tire lug 
Jan 2018

117000 mi
has problem start the car occasionally. Repair shop can't find the reason. When it happens, engine stalls while roaming for a few seconds. Update: repair shop cleaned fuel injection/induction part and car has been working fine for 2 months. 
Hyundai Sonata in Virginia, United States
Jun 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

16451 mi

US $30
Took car in for req'd oil change, noise still in driver's seat and for the airbag sensor light not working. Driver's seat repaired. Could not duplicate airbag problem in shop. Told to bring it back if it happens again. 
Aug 2009

18247 mi
Airbag sensor light not working and driver's side window not operating properly. Ordered parts to replaced window regulator. Could not duplicate airbag problem in shop. Customer not notified regualtor arrived and were shipped back. 
Sep 2009

18678 mi
Called dealership to reorder parts for window regulator. Window regulator replaced. 
Nov 2009

21041 mi

US $55
Took car for req'd oil change, state inspection and airbag sensor light not working. Could not duplicate problem in shop. Told to bring it back if it occurs again. This was trip #3 for the airbag sensor light 
Dec 2009

21167 mi
Took car for airbag sensor light not working. Could not duplicate problem in shop. Told to bring it back if it happens again. This is the 4th trip for the airbag problem. 
May 2010

US $30
Took care in for airbag sensor light not working, req'd oil change and now rusting steel wheels. Could not duplicate probelm in shop. Told to bring it back when it occurs again. This is trip #5 for the airbag sensor.  
Jul 2010

27225 mi
Contacted Hyundai Consumer Affaris concerning the airbag sensor light failure and rusted wheels. We were told the dealership must be able duplicate the sensor problem. Rusting wheels deemed enviromentaly exceptable on 2-year old car. 
Aug 2010

27486 mi
Received copies of visits from dealership. In the process of contacting the NHSTB to file a complaint of non-working airbags after 5 visits to Hyundai dealership for repairs. 
Hyundai Sonata in Oklahoma, United States
Feb 2016 - Nov 2016
Nov 2016

122000 mi
Did not repair but had diagnosis of power steering fluid leak that would require new rack and pinion assembly ($800-$900) and possibly new hoses and other parts (an additional $600). Lucas Stop Leak fixed the steering noise and I traded the car in. 
Hyundai Sonata in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2016 - May 2018
Aug 2016

105400 mi

C $120
I order from internet all the front ball joints and arms, the front suspension also and I changed with a friend. Pieces ordered on internet 
Hyundai Sonata in New York, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

118300 mi

US $230
Replaced worn out shock absorbers. 
Sep 2015

120000 mi

US $130
Replaced thermostat. Replaced drivebelt and idler pulleys. 
Oct 2015

120700 mi

US $120
Original battery replaced due to loss of capacity. 
Jul 2016

136700 mi

US $200
Replaced rear calipers, rotors and pads due to rear brakes dragging occasionally. 
Dec 2017

156000 mi

US $80
Replaced left rear brake caliper due to brake dragging. 
Hyundai Sonata in Tennessee, United States
Dec 2009 - Dec 2013
Sep 2010

41000 mi
Check engine light came on. Warranty repair- camshaft position sensor indicated overadvanced timing. Corrected. 
Oct 2010

41000 mi
Check engine light, oil pressure regulator faulty, replaced. Transmission was not going into "OD" (torque converter lockup)and mileage dropped noticeably as a result. Transmission was reprogrammed preventing former premature "lockup" condition since new and OD seems to be working correctly again 
Aug 2011

55000 mi
Since new, car prematurely upshifted into OD, causing engine lugging, poor throttle response and an objectionably loud booming sound within the cabin. Reprogramming the shift point almost eliminated these issues, netting better overall mpg 
Hyundai Sonata in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2015
Jun 2015

256000 mi
engine check light came on required new gas cap (Factory original only 
Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

117000 mi

US $781
#3 connecting rod bent, catastrophic failure. 

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2008 Hyundai Sonata 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Hyundai Sonata in New Zealand
Dec 2015 - Oct 2016
Feb 2016

144240 mi

$300
Engine sensor light came on. Fault rectified by replacement of all spark plugs 
Hyundai Sonata in Malaysia
May 2009 - Sep 2018
May 2014

77500 mi

$50
Sun-shade won't stay-up (a known problem for this model), replaced! 
Dec 2014

84320 mi

$50
sun shade on other side replaced 
Feb 2015

86800 mi

$330
Compressor mulfunction, replaced. 
Dec 2015

96100 mi

$350
Noise from from suspension system when going through uneven road. Replace both front absorbers (less than perfect condition) and upper arms (broken) 
Jun 2016

101680 mi

$150
Belt replacement due to worn out 
Sep 2018

126480 mi

$350
Cracked / damanged washer for front upper and lower arm. replease both front upper and lower arm 

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2007 Hyundai Sonata

Engine not specified

Hyundai Sonata in South Dakota, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

20000 mi
Many rattles and squeaks, door seals leak. Both front seats broke. 

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2007 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

Hyundai Sonata in Texas, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2013
Aug 2007

6500 mi
Air Bag light came on. Dealer took 21 days to repair the automobile. Hyundai Corp. didn't seem to care. Dealer was left high and dry to find and fix the problem. Also problem getting the parts. Final fix was a $1600 main air bag wiring harness. Can 
Jul 2011

54000 mi

US $300
Sun visor replaced under warranty. Transmission fluid serviced for maintenance. 
Jan 2013

62000 mi
Oil leak from Valve Cover that was dripping on the alternator. Dealer fixed under warranty, but had to take it in twice to get it fixed correctly. 
Hyundai Sonata in Great Britain
Feb 2017 - Sep 2018
Mar 2017

39000 mi

£40
Rocker cover Gasket due to oil leak. 
Hyundai Sonata in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2008 - Dec 2011
May 2008

26000 mi

US $52
Frayed front door weatherstripping. 
Oct 2008

33000 mi
Rear spoiler is leaking water into the trunk. 
Jan 2009

36000 mi
Replaced spoiler, cleaned rust and mold out of spare compartment. 
Jul 2009

44000 mi
Short in trunk latch causing courtesy light in trunk not to illuminate when the trunk is open. 
Aug 2009

45000 mi
Trunk latch short. 
Mar 2010

53000 mi

US $200
gearshift indicator lights going off and on intermittently. 
May 2010

54000 mi
Passenger side sun-visor replaced. 
Nov 2010

65200 mi
Black tape peeling around windows. Part installed in a sloppy manner; had to to be re-done. Tape replaced properly this time. 
Feb 2011

70000 mi

US $50
The flap that holds larger cups in place broke. Recommended replacing cup holder. Dealer quoted $60. I ordered part and installed it ($50). 
May 2011

73000 mi

US $41
Drooping driver side sun visor. Replaced sun visor. 
Hyundai Sonata in Maryland, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Aug 2007

4100 mi
First oil change. Wiper problem, first 2 intermittant positions do not work - sweep constantly. Rear window defroster 4th line above brake light does not work. Dealer could not identify a problem with the wipers or the defroster. 
Oct 2007

7100 mi
Repair pinstripe - bad install at dealership, Repaint rear bumper cover, damage to both sides at seam to rear 1/4 panel, wet paint damaged when bumper cover was installed on car. 
Hyundai Sonata in Alberta, Canada
Apr 2007 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

34720 mi
Vibration felt in cabin when A/C compressor engaged. 
Oct 2008

35960 mi
Vibration felt in cabin when A/C compressor engaged. Issue appears to have been caused by engine cooling fan. Fan removed - bearings in track of fan casuing "out of balance" condition when fan spinning at high rpm. Fan replaced under warranty 
Mar 2009

41540 mi
LH window non-functional. Motor tested found to be shorted. Motor replaced under warranty. 
Hyundai Sonata in Nebraska, United States
Oct 2006 - Mar 2010
Jan 2007

4000 mi
Rear strut mounts knocked (knock was noticeably worse at low speeds and less noticeable as speed increased) 
Hyundai Sonata in Texas, United States
Aug 2006 - Mar 2011
Jan 2009

27000 mi
Broken sun visor reported in Jan. 
Feb 2009

27000 mi
Had to wait on parts - parts installed. Driver's seat belt release difficult to release. Throttle position sensor going bad. Technician replaced the wrong sensor and misdiagnosed problem even though it is a common and widespread problem with Hyundai. Replaced throttle position sensor. Replaced seat belt assembly. Anybody want to buy a low mileage Sonata? 
Oct 2009

39800 mi
Driver's door handle broke. Driver's door handle replaced. 
Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
Dec 2006 - May 2008
Mar 2008

50000 mi
LED in transmission shifter back light went out. 
Hyundai Sonata in Arizona, United States
Jan 2007 - Jan 2019
Oct 2007

14000 mi
overhead console (where sunglass are kept) has a real cheap rattle to it.  The entire console was replaced but still making same sound. If you hold your hand over it, the sound goes away. 
May 2009

34000 mi
Drivers side sunshade was broken. Dealer replaced both sunshades as they had a recall for the both of them.  They also replaced a sensor/switch for drivers side elec seat. Original battery was replaced for a prorated $87 
Jul 2010

50000 mi
auto up feature located in drivers side door no longer worked. Door switch still worked fine though. Not a bad issue but since I was getting battery replaced, I decided to get it taken care of. no cost as under warranty. 
Sep 2010

54000 mi
left/right movement of exterior drivers side mirror stopped working. Dealer ordered part, had it received painted and installed. 
Mar 2011

60000 mi
After a few weeks, problem with mirror resurfaced. Switch only in door was replaced and seems to have cured problem. 
Nov 2012

91200 mi
leaky valve cover gasket. Covered under warranty. 
Oct 2013

107000 mi

US $1250
Replaced valve cover gasket that the dealer replaced less than a year ago. I believe this was a dealer issue that wasn't properly repaired the first time. Under warranty. Replaced upper control arms. (Making noise). This was not a mandatory repair in that the car was still safe to drive but just noisy. Replaced all 4 shocks. lasted 107K. Great OEM parts. 
Jan 2015

110800 mi

US $512
replace power steering pump. This was found because of a leak. 
Hyundai Sonata in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2007 - Mar 2010
Hyundai Sonata in Nebraska, United States
May 2010 - Oct 2016
Jun 2010

57000 mi

US $500
Air condenser developed a leak. 
Jul 2011

77000 mi

US $660
Replaced bad AC compressor. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2008 - Jan 2017
Sep 2009

18600 mi
The sensor for the ABS, Brakes & Check engine has to be replaced. 
Dec 2009

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. 
Sep 2011

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! 
Oct 2013

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. 
Jun 2015

66340 mi
Oil leak from engine block. Diagnosed by dealer saying gasket needed to be replaced. 
Sep 2015

67580 mi
Engine required a new alternator  & block gasket. 
Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
Jul 2015 - Dec 2015
Aug 2015

64000 mi
Bolt came loose on brakes, causing brakes to seize 
Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

48000 mi
check engine light Shift console light replaced. 
Hyundai Sonata in Kentucky, United States
Aug 2011 - Mar 2015
Dec 2014

231000 mi

US $300
Had to replace upper and lower ball joints on both sides 
Hyundai Sonata in Texas, United States
Jan 2012 - Dec 2012
Aug 2012

64200 mi

US $20
Pcv valve clogged 
Hyundai Sonata in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2012 - Jul 2014
Nov 2012

42120 mi

C $30
Brake light in the rear window (inside the car at the base of the rear window) needing replacing 
Mar 2013

48360 mi
Strong burning smell started emanating into cabin from vents when hot air was turned on. Was a sporadic incident. Dealer could not replicate and found nothing apparently wrong. 
Dec 2013

60140 mi

C $500
Airbag light illuminated on dash. Caused by code B1706. Failure of passenger seatbelt pretensioner. Replacement part + Labor was $500. 
Hyundai Sonata in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2018
Jul 2011

53000 mi
Air bag light on again. Took out front passenger seat, sent to California to reprogram. So far, so good. 
Nov 2014

93000 mi

US $300
replaced alternator 
Jun 2016

109000 mi
Air bag light on. Was told passenger seat needed reprogramming again. Last time had to remove seat and ship it to California. Maybe not this time, they only had it three days. 
Jul 2017

119000 mi

US $900
Valve cover gasket leaking. Leak dripped into alternator, causing it to go bad. Had to replace gasket and alternator. 
Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2013
Mar 2011

42000 mi
Replaced driver seat heater switch Cleaned throttle body 
Sep 2013

75000 mi

US $5
ABS light would come on sometimes 
Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
May 2010 - Sep 2010
Jul 2010

31000 mi
Driver side door sometimes would not unlock by key fob. 
Hyundai Sonata in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2009 - Nov 2011
Dec 2009

27900 mi

C $688
Persistent engine check light on. Brake sticking. 
Jun 2010

32860 mi

C $400
Timing belt replaced under warranty 
Aug 2011

49600 mi
strut failed during long trip, both struts and engine mountings replaced under warranty by dealer far from our home - no charge to us. 
Hyundai Sonata in Maryland, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2009

22000 mi

US $225
Front two valve stems were broken off.  
Mar 2010

38000 mi

US $100
Window motor on driver side front slowed and then stopped. Motor was not properly lubed from factory. I replaced it myself without issue. 
Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
Nov 2010 - Jul 2018
Jan 2011

44000 mi
Right rear brake light 
Jul 2018

118000 mi

US $250
3rd battery failure in 3 years. Replaced alternator 
Hyundai Sonata in Alabama, United States
Mar 2015 - Apr 2017
Apr 2016

116300 mi

US $300
Replaced leaking valve cover gaskets. 
Hyundai Sonata in Iowa, United States
Aug 2012 - Jan 2017
Sep 2012

45000 mi

US $320
p2106, p1295, p161B Repair was attempted but car would not start easily and ran rough. Kept the car another day and discovered work was not done properly. 
Hyundai Sonata in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2008 - Apr 2010
Jun 2009

41000 mi
Air bag indicator light was on constantly. Repair consisted of removing connector and cleaning contacts, then reassembled. 
Dec 2009

45000 mi
Throttle position sensor was bad and the car was in "limp mode" and had to be towed into the dealership. 
Hyundai Sonata in Texas, United States
Mar 2011 - Jan 2014
Jun 2011

59000 mi

US $50
Power window motor for right rear passenger door broke and window fell down into door. Did not break window. 
Hyundai Sonata in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2014 - Dec 2016
Jan 2014

620 mi

C $400
Windshield wiper motor burned out; Part about $180 Canadian and $280 CAD labor; Ouch! 
Mar 2014

108500 mi
Check Engine Light just came on. Checked the code myself - issues with Catalytic Converter, it appears. 
Dec 2014

120900 mi
Check Engine Light on with P0420 code indicating perhaps issues with the O2 sensor or with the actual catalytic converter. Due to the vehicles age and that I intend to only keep it for another 1-2 years. Repair is expensive. 
Jan 2016

133800 mi
Check Engine light blinking; OBD indicated that all 6 cylinders misfired; read online numerous engine issues identified with '07 Sonata. decided not to repair due to cost vs car resale value. 
Dec 2016

139500 mi
Check Engine Light started to flash. Car was at around 225,000. extremely well kept with all regular services done at the dealer. Too early, imo, for such an issue. resale value was less than $5000, again, too low for a 2007 imo. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2018
Jul 2014

66300 mi

US $500
Rear brake lines rusted through and needed replaced. 
Aug 2015

76900 mi

US $600
Fuel pump seal wore out resulting in check engine light. No performance hit but repair required the removal of my back seats. 
Aug 2016

90000 mi

US $425
Dead starter 
Nov 2017

103000 mi

US $2500
Rusted front struts replaced Cylinder head gasket replaced 
Hyundai Sonata in New York, United States
Jan 2013 - May 2017
Oct 2014

61000 mi

US $187
Emission codes indicating small vapor leak, this needs to be repaired before the car will pass a New York State inspection. This did not affect the safety or the driving of the car. 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. Alternator failed, original battery tested and found to near failure, battery was replaced at my request. 
Apr 2015

61000 mi
Right parking mechanism stuck caused parking brake to drag. This ahs been an on going problem with vehicle 
Sep 2015

63000 mi

US $524
Parking brake inside the vehicle was bound up, technician removed and disassembled it, cleaned and lubricated Emission system, small vapor leak, O ring and a plastic tube was replaced. Emission system, left lower Oxygen sensor fault. 
Oct 2016

67000 mi

US $150
New York State inspection, small emission leak. This not a safety or reliability problem. 
Hyundai Sonata in Nevada, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2017
Sep 2012

46000 mi

US $400
o2 sensor light. 
Jan 2013

61500 mi
the automatic headlights / running lights - stay on when car turned off. It takes turning off and back on multiple times before they will go off. Cannot repair as it is an intermittent problem. 100$ per hr to attempt to find 
Apr 2013

49300 mi

US $238
O2 sensor on opposite side quit working. First one replaced in Sept 2012. 
Jul 2014

59500 mi

US $100
The drivers' side door will not lock. Part had to be ordered. Still not contacted that the part has been received to complete repair. 
Jul 2015

68000 mi

US $100
another O2 sensor. This is the 3rd trip same problem. 
Aug 2015

69200 mi
They replaced one sensor and a few days later the check engine light came on and it was ANOTHER 02 sensor 
Dec 2016

75000 mi

US $40
the drivers seat separated and the electric seat could not be adjusted. Partial repair, awaiting parts from the extended warranty company 
May 2017

76000 mi

US $200
Unknown, but a real PIA having dead battery twice. The eletronics for doors and lights suck in this car 
Hyundai Sonata in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009

16740 mi
Crank shaft damper pully. 
Hyundai Sonata in Montana, United States
Nov 2008 - Dec 2010
Dec 2008

13000 mi
My rear defroster broke, but when I took it to the dealer they said it was fine; and that's after leaving it there for the night. 
Dec 2009

20000 mi
Both front struts replaced. Clunk had been heard on driving, and going over bumps. 
Nov 2010

25000 mi

US $700
Car has had a persistent "thunk" from the right front end since new that has progressively gotten worse. Dealer replaced both front struts, but noise soon returned. Took to outside repair shop to replace struts, mounts, and sway bar links 

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2007 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

162-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
Oct 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

76000 mi
Just diagnostic code that went on and off but impaired cars function 
Hyundai Sonata in Colorado, United States
Feb 2007 - Jan 2014
Mar 2008

49100 mi
Replaced head rest (rattled). Replace headrest (rattled), under warranty, no charge. 
Mar 2009

95000 mi
Suspected wheel bearing wear. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2011 - Apr 2017
Nov 2013

74680 mi

C $350
Vent actuator in heating system. 
Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
Aug 2007 - Jun 2018
Sep 2007

7000 mi
Vibration in manual transmission when shifting between third and fourth gear. Dealer says this is normal, I do not agree. 
Aug 2008

19000 mi
Intermittent ABS,ESC light after start up. Dealer said they replaced brake light switch. Problem appears fixed. ABS and ESC light comes on intermittently. Dealer replaced brake light switch under warranty. Problem appears to be corrected. 
Dec 2008

24000 mi
Sun visor would not stay up. Dealer repaired.  
Mar 2012

57000 mi
MAF replaced. Brake light switch replaced. Splash shield under engine compartment replaced. 
Jun 2013

65000 mi

US $850
Random stalling. MAF and throttle body replaced. Dealer claimed K&N air filter damaged them. K&N tested parts, found no defects, probably only needed to be cleaned. K&N refunded repair cost, seeking settlement with Hyundai of Wesley Chapel. 
Jun 2015

75000 mi
Cruise control sometimes did not work properly. Cruise control switch on steering wheel and clutch pedal, both replaced. 
Dec 2015

78000 mi
Passenger seat removed and recalibrated after air bag light came on. 
Mar 2017

86000 mi

US $48
Replace front passenger window regulator. 
Apr 2017

86000 mi

US $1300
Replace defective dual mass flywheel. Submitting repair to Hyundai for 100K mile, 10 year drive train warranty. 
Jun 2017

88000 mi

US $31
Dual mass flywheel replaced. Because the transmission was disassembled the clutch, slave cylinder and two seals were also replaced. The original clutch showed minor wear. 
Nov 2017

90000 mi

US $245
Front. Replaced brake pads, rotors and flush brake fluid. 

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2007 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

Hyundai Sonata in Maryland, United States
Jun 2012 - Sep 2018
Mar 2013

63000 mi

US $1100
Airbag warning light always on Passenger Occupancy Sensing system not working properly. Not sensing presence of passenger. 
Jul 2013

67000 mi

US $3321
Airbag system complete replacement 
Oct 2013

71000 mi
Airbag OCS and rear suspension recalls. 
Sep 2018

124000 mi

US $571
fuel pump assembly was replaced due to loss of electrical connection of connector inside of fuel tank 
Hyundai Sonata in Western Australia, Australia
Nov 2007 - Jun 2011
Dec 2008

42160 mi
Loose wire on horn caused short and blew lights.  Dent in door. 
Mar 2009

48980 mi

A $50
Light bulb. 
Apr 2009

49600 mi

A $150
cracked washer tank front bumper dropped and loose horn not working 
Feb 2010

62620 mi

A $90
Horn failed - found the fault, reinstalled manufacturer parts 
Jun 2010

71300 mi

A $250
Now selling vehichle  
Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
Aug 2007 - Mar 2010
Hyundai Sonata in Illinois, United States
Oct 2007 - Jul 2018
Apr 2008

20500 mi
Front end squeal that has not been found or fixed..goes away when brakes applied or wheel turned...brake pads have 3/4 life remaining so not wear indicators..No cost so far. 
Sep 2009

44000 mi

US $350
The driver side sunvisor broke, in the same manner as the 2006 did in August. 
Jan 2010

94800 mi

US $48
Faulty TPMS sensor 
Jul 2010

58700 mi
tpms light on.. reprogrammed to correct another sunvisor, another problem.. wouldnt properly stay in one place. replaced visor.. not perfect but good enough. 
Mar 2011

69000 mi

US $569
check engine lite on... error code P0011. Replaced oil control valve leaking intake manifold Gasket .. replaced gasket 
Jun 2013

99000 mi

US $850
no-start condition. Car towed to repair shop. Diagnosed as bad fuel pump. Replaced fuel pump 
Nov 2013

102000 mi

US $2
TPMS light came on. Dealer checked and reset system... note, light has since come back on Once again, passenger sun visor failed to stay up. Dealer replaced. 
Dec 2013

103000 mi

US $140
TPMS light back on.. replaced sensor and reprogrammed (ok for a week and them back on...) 
Jun 2014

113000 mi

US $97
Another attempt at clearing tpms light... replaced sensor but light has once again turned on. 
Jun 2017

147000 mi

US $198
Rear driver side brake seems to have stuck, totally wearing pad which had been replaced 10k miles previously. Repair shop could not find issue causing the brake to stick. replaced rear brake pads and rotors. Lubed sliders. Inspected calipers. Split cost. 
Aug 2017

149000 mi
Left rear brake had once again worn out completely. Shop replaced pads, rotors and calipers. No charge for repairs. 
Hyundai Sonata in Texas, United States
Feb 2009 - Jul 2014
Jun 2014

103000 mi

US $140
Car door handle broke 
Jul 2014

103000 mi

US $60
Brake light switch 
Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2017
Dec 2008

9000 mi
Front dash panel exhibited a vibration sound after the first 5/6 months. dealer installed a cement to eliminate problem. 
May 2011

35200 mi
sun visor would not stay in close position 
Nov 2011

41600 mi

US $60
rear high brake lamp replacement. Not covered under warranty 
Jul 2015

77500 mi

US $500
New fuel pump 
Hyundai Sonata in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2007 - Jun 2018
May 2008

13000 mi
CVC Boot came loose and had to be reinstalled. A part was ordered. Part was installed. Covered under warranty. CVC boot came loose on the driver side. Covered under warranty. 
Dec 2013

122000 mi

US $110
Replaces driver's visor as it would not stay in the up position. 
Jun 2016

165000 mi

US $36
Driver's electric seat would not go forward or back. Replaced driver's electric seat forward-back switch with original part ordered online. 
May 2018

185000 mi

US $860
AC compressor needed to be replaced. 
Hyundai Sonata in Texas, United States
Jun 2007 - Jul 2011
May 2010

43000 mi
Passenger seat airbag occupancy sensor failed, replaced under warranty 
Hyundai Sonata in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

153000 mi

US $520
Replaced intake manifold gasket (perhaps a bad diagnosis by the dealer?), and then the O-rings around the fuel injectors. 
Hyundai Sonata in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2006 - Jun 2016
Dec 2011

143000 mi

US $450
Exhaust System needed repairs, flex pipe replaced, 250 Motor for front driver seat, 200 
Mar 2016

243000 mi

US $350
Oil Pan was leaking, need to be replace because of Rust 
Jun 2016

243000 mi
Engine blew after 248,000 miles . 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2006 - Nov 2011
Mar 2010

22320 mi
front sway bar bushings replaced 
Hyundai Sonata in New Brunswick, Canada
Feb 2008 - Nov 2010
Jun 2009

39060 mi
Passenger sunvisor broke and would not stay in place. 
Hyundai Sonata in Iran
Jun 2008 - May 2009
Dec 2008

13020 mi
Door locking motor being changed as it was't work properly. 
Hyundai Sonata in Michigan, United States
May 2009 - Nov 2011
Jun 2009

43000 mi

US $350
The seat switch to lean/relax stopped working. It was really uncomfortable. Had to get it fixed only to find out that it was a recall. Hyundai didn't notify me earlier. 
Oct 2011

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. 
Hyundai Sonata in Virginia, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

108000 mi

US $100
Bad mass air flow sensor 
May 2018

137000 mi

US $25
Bad headlight and center brake light 
Hyundai Sonata in Michigan, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2013
Jan 2013

160000 mi

US $3700
Engine blew out and car would not start at all! 
Hyundai Sonata in Delaware, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Oct 2013

18300 mi

US $525
The brake lines burst due to rust and had to be replaced. 
May 2014

23300 mi

US $1600
the total air conditioning system needed to be replaced. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2018
Dec 2008

27000 mi

US $5
replaced both brake lamps 
Feb 2010

48000 mi

US $32
lean fuel mixture - leaky intake gasket replaced under warranty right front low beam 
Nov 2010

66000 mi

US $125
Intermittent check engine light on for day, off for several - found an oil valve was faulty. extended warranty covered repair. water into passenger floor board (16 oz +) dealer used subcontractor - said it was windshield seal and repaired. they broke parts and wiring during repair - shop now fixing those 
Sep 2012

101000 mi
electric door lock failed. replaced under extended warranty third brake light failed 
Jan 2013

108700 mi
Parking lights would not turn off without removing fuse. relay in fuse box was bad. worked with dealer and regional warranty to get paid for under warranty as presented prior to warranty expiration 
Jun 2013

106000 mi

US $200
Right rear window regulator failed. 
Jan 2015

105200 mi
airbag light illuminated. mechanic read codes, cleared and light is out for now loud squeaks from front end driving over bumps. much louder when car was cold. mechanic said all parts appear okay, lubricated everything and noises disappeared. 
Jun 2015

134000 mi
air bag seat belt buckle system 
Jan 2016

128300 mi

US $450
Ignition key cylinder failed - key would not work 
May 2017

168000 mi

US $980
pads, rotors, and calipers 
Dec 2017

170000 mi

US $394
O2 sensor, valve cover gaskets,  brakes 
Hyundai Sonata in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2011
Dec 2010

30000 mi
Timing chain failure, dealer did repair under warranty coverage, went to pick up after 3 days and found leaking oil in their lot, dealer took 2 more days to repair oil leak. 
Hyundai Sonata in New York, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2016
May 2015

73000 mi

US $200
drivers side window motor failed 
Jun 2016

85000 mi

US $700
compressor froze up and vehicle wouldn't run 
Sep 2016

88000 mi

US $300
front Passenger window regulator failed 
Dec 2016

88000 mi

US $200
Engine completely failed - jumped timing and was a total loss 
Hyundai Sonata in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2018
Mar 2010

43000 mi
Satellite radio module replaced. 
Apr 2011

52500 mi
TPMS light on. (System fail light, not the low pressure light.) Reset, and checked for error codes. Test driven, all ok. 
Jan 2012

51700 mi

US $300
Rear brake piston seized, replaced calipers and rotor. 
Nov 2016

93200 mi

US $1575
Rear wheel bearings,  calipers and pads 
Hyundai Sonata in Washington, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2014
Dec 2008

29000 mi

US $50
Cabling connector to headlight assembly had the pins pushed in by the auto body repair people when they reassembled it. Had to pull out and reinsert pins.  
Jul 2009

41000 mi
Warranty repair of an electrical malfunction, the tire pressure system warning light came on because a sensor had gone bad. 
Sep 2009

44000 mi

US $30
Car failed to start - called roadside assistance and they couldn't get it to start, either. Towed to dealer. The car started for them.  
Oct 2009

46000 mi
The hydraulic pistons used to open the trunk failed. They replaced both of them. They had me come in for one visit of 1 1/2 hours to determine the problem and then come back for another hour to replace the units. 
Jul 2011

73866 mi
Intake manifold gasket leaked. Replaced. OCV (Oil control valve) for timing advance was malfunctioning. Replaced. Warranty items.  Intake manifold gasket leaked. Replaced. OCV (Oil control valve) for timing advance was malfunctioning. Replaced. Warranty items.  
Feb 2014

115000 mi
bumper paint peeled off 
Hyundai Sonata in New York, United States
Oct 2010 - Aug 2013
Jun 2013

79000 mi

US $15000
evaporative emissions 
Aug 2013

79000 mi
Airbag error light for passenger seat 
Hyundai Sonata in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2009 - Apr 2015
Apr 2015

68000 mi

US $650
Battery needed adjusted. 
Hyundai Sonata in Texas, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2011
Feb 2011

17000 mi
Ignition key cylinder would not let key turn. Unable to start car, towed under original recovery plan. Dealer replaced cylinder, no direct cost as still under warranty. 

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2007 Hyundai Sonata 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Hyundai Sonata in Colorado, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2010
Feb 2007 the car only had 400 miles on it and I have three issues with the car's performance along the lines of steering, suspension, gas tank and other noises coming from the front/back end. 
Mar 2007

3000 mi
struts on backwards 

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2007 Hyundai Sonata 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Hyundai Sonata in Alabama, United States
Oct 2006 - Mar 2010
Dec 2006

1000 mi
Water leakage from SRS cover on left side of windshield. Repair of water leak from SRS cover on left side of wind shield. Faulty windscreen seal. Replacement of windscreen seal. 

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2006 Hyundai Sonata

Engine not specified

Hyundai Sonata in Kentucky, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

75000 mi
needed left bank o2 sensor replaced. Also need to check suspension 
Hyundai Sonata in Arizona, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2011
Sep 2011

78000 mi

US $1050
Window switch  Starter Suspension rods 
Hyundai Sonata in Kentucky, United States
Apr 2011 - Jul 2011
May 2011

76000 mi

US $365
Had issues with check engine light and car stalled out. Dealer diagnosed throttle body bad and owner paid cost of replacement. 
Jun 2011

77000 mi
Transmission slipping. Dealer replaced transmission.  
Jul 2011

77000 mi
Surging remained. New spark plugs end fix. 
Hyundai Sonata in Michigan, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

60000 mi
car currently in garage for the 6th heater core failure and no cause for problem found. Hyundai not addressing this Lemon problem properly. Car is totally unreliable for trips 
Hyundai Sonata in Saskatchewan, Canada
May 2011 - Dec 2011
Dec 2011

103540 mi
Made a weird noise when started. Caused by the timing belt. Hyundai should have recalled. Expensive to fix out of warranty, so I didn't. 

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2006 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

Hyundai Sonata in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2011 - Dec 2017
Dec 2012

37200 mi

C $775
car would not start and flooded itself 
Feb 2013

37900 mi

C $550
Starter had to be replaced 
Dec 2013

40920 mi

C $453
Vehicle would not start and was flooded. they had to clean plugs and checked the systems. New battery was installed 
Feb 2015

43600 mi

C $450
Starter was no good 
Jul 2015

44220 mi

C $500
Condenser replaced 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2009 - May 2014
Dec 2010

48360 mi
airbag light - sensor relaced 
Hyundai Sonata in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2010 - May 2011
May 2011

50840 mi
The visor on the driver’s side would not stay up. Would have cost $120 to fix. I took this as a sign and traded the car to get back under warranty. 
Hyundai Sonata in Rhode Island, United States
Mar 2011 - Apr 2011
Apr 2011

28000 mi

US $3000
Timing chain broke & blew the engine; oil changed every 3k ml. Had oil change 5 days before this @ Tarbox Hyundai RI - was told no current problems w/car. Ordered used engine online & had private service station replace it. 
Hyundai Sonata in Georgia, United States
Apr 2007 - Mar 2016
May 2007

10000 mi
Timing belt problem 
Mar 2009

28000 mi
Passenger door would not unlock. 
Sep 2009

32000 mi
Broken horn Driver door weather-stripping torn. 
Apr 2012

52000 mi

US $410
Driver door lock actuator 
Feb 2013

56900 mi

US $310
Could not turn off heater. 
Aug 2014

66000 mi

US $726
No cooling. Compressor and expansion valve replaced. 
Hyundai Sonata in Georgia, United States
Nov 2010 - Jan 2011
Dec 2010

181000 mi

US $98
This is the seventh time since April 2010. My Sonata still exhibits the same identical problem with the engine intermittently shutting off without warning. The dealer just reset the ECU. 
Hyundai Sonata in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2011 - Jan 2015
Nov 2011

62800 mi
It was the typical broken drivers windshield visor. 
Aug 2013

83440 mi

C $500
rear struts 
Jan 2015

75640 mi

C $799
Had struts replaced and rear shocks, bushings replaced on sway bar. 
Hyundai Sonata in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2009 - Apr 2016
Dec 2010

78000 mi

US $10
Air and other crap in brake lines. Required purging the brake lines. 
Sep 2012

105000 mi

US $109
New battery 
Nov 2013

123000 mi

US $287
Replace faulty Throttle Position Sensor. 
May 2014

131000 mi

US $540
Drivers side front wheel bearing replaced due to noise and vibration 
Feb 2015

142000 mi

US $700
Replaced all 4 struts 
May 2015

147000 mi

US $244
drivers side cv joint needed replacement due to severe vibrations 
Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
May 2007 - Jun 2009
Nov 2007

24000 mi
Windshield washer stopped working. Dealer replaced pump motor under warranty. 
Nov 2008

36000 mi
auto-dimming mirror was not functioning 
Hyundai Sonata in Pennsylvania, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

87000 mi

US $300
Replaced bad fuel pump 
Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
Jun 2011 - Aug 2011
Jul 2011

76000 mi

US $466
Harmonic balancer was about to fall off. It was damaged and had to be replaced. 
Hyundai Sonata in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2011 - Mar 2014
Dec 2011

112000 mi
new tensioner pulley thermostat housing replaced. seems after 100,000 miles car is falling apart under normal driving situation. 
Mar 2014

181000 mi
Ball joints both sides & mounts 
Hyundai Sonata in New York, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2016
Dec 2013

112000 mi

US $280
The cam position sensor needed to be changed. 
Dec 2015

128000 mi

US $580
Upper control arms replaced on both sides. Alignment as recommended, after repair. 
Apr 2016

131200 mi

US $125
The key got stuck in the ignition. I had to get a locksmith. 
Hyundai Sonata in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2008 - Jan 2012
Feb 2009

33000 mi
Side-mirror control switch needs replacement. Engine sometimes loses power under full-throttle acceleration. Check Engine, ABS and ESC lamps lit. ABS and ESP lamps go off after restart, and engine power is restored. Check Engine lamp goes off after multiple restarts. Dealer claims OBD has no codes. 
Mar 2009

33000 mi
Side mirror control switch had shorted. Replaced under warranty. Replaced side-mirror control switch, under warranty (no charge). 
Jun 2009

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. 
Oct 2010

45200 mi

US $146
Rear high brake light socket was replaced, along with bulb. Replaced cigar lighter element. 
Jul 2011

48200 mi
Replaced harmonic balancer. 
Hyundai Sonata in Utah, United States
Jan 2007 - Jan 2008
Apr 2007

17000 mi
Timing Chain was making noise when engine started Mechanic knew what the problem was when described. 
Dec 2007

23000 mi
there was a problem with the car trying to get up a hill if it snowed. the first time the ECS system was on and the front wheels would "lock" up and the car would come to a complete stop and when told by the service department to turn off the ECS switch 
Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
Jul 2008 - Feb 2009
Feb 2009

23000 mi

US $56
Both brake lights failed simultaneously. Took it to the dealer because I assumed it was the switch, but it was both bulbs. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
Jul 2008 - Jul 2012
Sep 2009

48000 mi

US $20
Replaced burned out passenger side low beam halogen bulb. 
Jan 2010

51000 mi

US $30
Replaced low-beam headlamp on driver's side. 
Jan 2012

74000 mi

US $20
High brake lamp replaced - rear seat and package shelf had to be removed by dealer in order to replace. Driver's side headlight required replacement. 
Mar 2012

75000 mi

US $70
Drivers airbag sensor showed as faulty. After troubleshooting it was discovered that technician at other dealership replacing high brake lamp previously had knocked airbag connector loose. 
Jun 2012

77000 mi

US $100
Leaking valve cover. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2008 - Dec 2015
Nov 2008

49600 mi
Weatherstripping at bottom of drivers door torn. 
Dec 2008

50220 mi
Torn drivers door weatherstripping which was previously inspected and a new part ordered was replaced. 
Dec 2012

99200 mi

C $442
Oil leak, valve cover gaskets replaced. 
Hyundai Sonata in Georgia, United States
Mar 2009 - Sep 2013
May 2011

64327 mi

US $58
Replaced driver's side visor. Replaced driver's side visor. 
Sep 2013

92000 mi

US $458
Charging light kept coming on and when checked was told that the alternator was not charging. The alternator was replaced and the shop advised that leaking oil caused the failure. Gasket still to be replaced to stop oil leak 
Hyundai Sonata in New York, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
Aug 2012

60600 mi

US $10
Brake switch failure causing ABS led failure and brake lights not to come on when activated. 
Hyundai Sonata in Maryland, United States
Nov 2007 - Dec 2015
Apr 2009

22000 mi
power window switch had bad connection 
Jul 2011

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. 
Nov 2011

57000 mi
Power mirror switch functioning intermittently. Was replaced under warranty once after showing identical symptoms. Warranty is over and not going to waste money fixing it again. 
Jun 2013

70000 mi
Low tone horn broke. High torn hone is behind headlight and easily replaceable. Getting at low horn behind bumper is difficult so decided not to repair. 
Nov 2013

74000 mi

US $100
driver's side power window regulator broke. 
Jun 2015

97000 mi

US $400
front lower control arm bushings done. replaced arms. 200 parts + 200 labor. 
Dec 2015

101000 mi
Low tone horn never repaired. 
Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Sep 2017
Mar 2009

34000 mi
ABS/ECS Lights On. Driver seat hard to lock into rail when adjusting.  Washer reservoir pump failed. Replaced both sunvisors per campaign T64.  
Aug 2015

118100 mi

US $3000
Engine mount 
Aug 2016

168 mi

US $500
steering pump replaced alternator replaced 
Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
Sep 2008 - Jun 2018
Oct 2008

22950 mi

US $2
Needed a new rear driver side brake light 
Nov 2008

24000 mi
Windshield Fluid Pump died. Dealer replaced under factory warranty. 
Sep 2009

34000 mi
Drivers side visor was droopy and had to be replaced 
Hyundai Sonata in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009

39060 mi
Throttle Position Failed and vehicle could not be driven. Air Bag light was on. Issue was a short within the seat belts buckle. 
Hyundai Sonata in Alabama, United States
Oct 2009 - Jan 2016
Feb 2011

54700 mi
front O2 sensor 
Aug 2011

59700 mi
rear O2 sensor 
May 2015

89600 mi
replaced the windshield washer pump 
Sep 2015

106000 mi

US $300
Replaced spark plugs and cleaned injectors. Latter was preventive. 
Hyundai Sonata in Illinois, United States
Sep 2007 - Jan 2017
Aug 2008

16000 mi
Strange noise after starter engaged..dealer said they were aware of this problem. 
Aug 2009

29000 mi
Both driver and passenger sunvisors broke... would not stay up. Both were replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2010

42000 mi
headlights would not turn off and alarm would randomly activate. Dealer found shorted fuse box and replaced faulty fuse box.  
Jun 2011

48000 mi
Faulty upper radiator hose... previous dealership service department did not correct the problem.. new dealership did. 
Apr 2012

56500 mi
Seat belt warning lite came on. Dealer removed passenger seat and sent it out to be reprogrammed. 
Dec 2013

71000 mi
Airbag warning light on. They seem to be backed up on fixing this problem right now and will try next month. 
Jan 2017

53000 mi
Airbag light issue never fixed. Hyundai said they'd only fix it once. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2009 - Jun 2013
Mar 2012

34720 mi

C $64500
higher reving,idles rough,sputters. code retrieval,$89.99,fuel supply system $87.00,throttle $302.90,Parts $324.42,labour $246.59,taxes $74.23.Total $645.24 
Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
Sep 2007 - Sep 2014
Apr 2012

46000 mi

US $35
Both valve cover gaskets replaced gas cap replacement 
Dec 2013

65000 mi

US $125
Door lock actuator 
Hyundai Sonata in New York, United States
Jul 2009 - Jul 2012
Aug 2009

45000 mi
Air bag light on. Drivers side seat belt buckle failure. 
Hyundai Sonata in Indiana, United States
Nov 2008 - Jul 2012
Mar 2009

19000 mi
Drivers window assembly/tracks needed cleaned and/or lubed due to SLOW window speed. Door panel was NOT removed to resolve this minor problem.  
Hyundai Sonata in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2009 - Aug 2014
Aug 2009

25420 mi
seal broken on steering rack - was dripping fluid. 
Sep 2010

44020 mi

C $210
windshield washer pump stopped working - replaced. trunk wouldn't latch and stay closed. Trunk latch mechanism replaced. 
Jan 2014

93780 mi

C $2300
Strut insulator, timing cover seal kit, drive belt, control arm & ball joint, plus numerous other minor repairs/replacements to avoid costly labor to get to the same area in the near future. Additional $200 for those 'pre-emptive' repairs. 
Jun 2014

99820 mi

C $491
Lost A/C fluid due to hole in condenser. Replaced condenser - then recharged. 
Jul 2014

99820 mi
Red airbag dash light stayed on. Seat buckle pre-tensioner was set too high - adjusted and airbag light goes off now. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

25000 mi
Passenger air bag light stays on when passenger is in seat. 
Apr 2009

29000 mi
windshield washer pump failure. 
May 2009

29000 mi
right rear power door lock not working 
Hyundai Sonata in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2007 - Jan 2011
Sep 2007

31000 mi
clicking sound noted when braking and going over bumps when passengers in rear. struts damaged. parts ordered and to be replaced under warranty. a/c will go extended periods (in excess of 15 minutes) blowing hot air. also smells musty. shop says operating within normal parameters. blew over 85 degrees most of way home. 
Oct 2007

32000 mi
shop replaced struts/shocks but intermittent clicking noise in suspension was still present. have not re-reported problem at this time. 
Aug 2010

88300 mi

US $1621
airbag passenger seat mat defective & unrepairable resulting in no functional air bags for car; have to replace seat 
Dec 2010

90000 mi

US $1500
After having passenger seat replaced approx 4000 miles ago for defective seat sensor which disabled air bag system, replacement seat had same defect and has to be replaced. $1550 for a seat. 100s of complaints reported for this to NHTSA. 
Hyundai Sonata in Rhode Island, United States
Jul 2013 - Jul 2015
Aug 2013

124500 mi

US $200
Strut mounts were shot. Dealer replaced for free. Suspension makes a lot of noise going over bumps. It sounded like front and rear stabilizer links needed replaced, by my mechanic said only the rear ones were worn. Noise remains in front. 
Oct 2013

125300 mi

US $340
Driver's side window wouldn't go up. Window regulator broken. 
Jan 2014

127500 mi
Valve gasket leaks a bit of oil on to alternator. Mechanic said I don't need to repair at this time. Update: unclear if still leaking when sold, would have had to clean engine to find out. 
Jul 2014

132200 mi

US $170
Hood latch cable broke. Had to replace latch and one section of the cable 
Jun 2015

140000 mi

US $150
E-brake completely shot. Replaced. All four calipers siezed up and replaced. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2006 - Sep 2012
Oct 2007

22320 mi
Driver's power seat not functioning properly... switch replaced under warranty New switch installed. 
Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
Jan 2006 - Oct 2016
Jan 2008

15000 mi
Trouble code indicated bad oxygen sensor. Tech found it okay. Needed factory computer connection to fix problem. 
May 2008

17000 mi
Driver's sun visor no longer snapped back into up position. New visor was installed. 
Dec 2008

21000 mi
Rear fold down seatback lock jammed. Seat would not release and fold down. 
Jul 2009

25000 mi
Driver side sun visor loose. Would not stay in up position. Entire unit replaced. 
Nov 2010

36000 mi
Left rear automatic door lock did not operate properly either by using the remote switch or onboard door switch. Repairs were made and unit is working properly. 
Jan 2011

37000 mi
Driver's outside power mirror was not working. Dealer installed new switch to correct problem. 
Aug 2014

59000 mi
Leaking front valve cover gasket. Repaired under 100k powertrain warranty. 
Mar 2015

63000 mi

US $116
Compressor has a freon leak. Too expensive to fix. Had the shop evac the system and recharge. 
Jan 2016

56000 mi
Valve cover gaskets and oil pan gaskets were leaking oil. 
Hyundai Sonata in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2005 - Apr 2015
Dec 2006

13000 mi
Rear shocks were replaced because of manufacturer defect. Shocks were noisy (made thumping noise). 
Nov 2008

41000 mi
Electronic stability control sensor replaced. 
Apr 2009

48000 mi
electric door lock actuator replaced 
Mar 2013

101000 mi

US $1100
Replaced right front upper and lower control arms, 4 shocks and shock mounts, and the brake pedal ESC/ABS switch. 
Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
Aug 2006 - Mar 2010
Oct 2006

20 mi
Washer pump had to be replaced, under warranty, no cost. 
Hyundai Sonata in North Carolina, United States
Jan 2006 - Jan 2010
Dec 2006

6000 mi
6-Disc CD Changer replaced. 
Apr 2007

8000 mi
Windshield Wiper Motor (for fluid) replaced 
Hyundai Sonata in Washington, United States
Dec 2006 - Jun 2018
Jan 2007

11000 mi
replaced windshield washer pump 
Sep 2007

24000 mi
check engine light indicated a problem with the accelerator position sensor 
Feb 2014

106000 mi

US $500
replace right front suspension control arm 
Nov 2014

115000 mi

US $600
Front ball joint needed replacement. 
Jun 2016

140000 mi

US $600
Alternator failed 
Hyundai Sonata in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2016 - May 2016
Apr 2016

82460 mi
table de roue droite, link arrière gauche 
Hyundai Sonata in Maryland, United States
Feb 2006 - Jun 2016
Nov 2010

42000 mi
door locks worked intermittently 
Jan 2011

45000 mi
KEY FOB REPLACEMENT 
Feb 2011

45200 mi
Received new fob. 
Feb 2014

68600 mi

US $300
Seat belts not working 
Aug 2014

70800 mi

US $400
Seatbelt sensor made airbag light come on. Attempt repair twice 
Mar 2015

82000 mi

US $450
replace seat belt (twice} 
Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2011
Aug 2008

32000 mi
Time chain tensioners 
Oct 2008

37000 mi
ABS ESC lights passenger seat 
Hyundai Sonata in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2009 - May 2010
Oct 2009

75000 mi
I am original owner. So far this car has had only one repair: the drivers seat began to settle from use. The seat was replaced N/C. Only wear items replaced by myself were front brake shoes and rotors and of course new tires at 50K. My 20th and best auto. 
Hyundai Sonata in Tennessee, United States
Jun 2017 - Jul 2017
Jul 2017

169000 mi

US $90
Rear pads and rotors. One rotor needed replaced at 170K miles. 
Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
Jan 2008 - Feb 2013
Mar 2008

2700 mi
Hyundai new V6 engine for 2006 had a defect with the timing chain tensor. A service bulletin was issued to resolve the issue under warranty. Dealer opened chain cover section of the engine and installed a newly designed component. 
Feb 2009

35000 mi
Although I noticed the sensor was having issues detecting a passenger, I didn't received any explanation when regular serviced was done. Hyundai sent me a recall letter and the dealer then removed the seat and send it to a facility for rep. 
Apr 2009

38000 mi
Although there was a service bulletin for noisy cars, I had to ask mechanics to check that wine noise on the engine, I bought the car with that detail but didn't bother me until I realized it was not normal. they replaced steering pump 
Jun 2009

40000 mi
Brake switch failed and my brake lights didn't work, my wife was told on the streets. NHTSA was investigating this and forced Hyundai to recall it, when I went to the dealer they told me recall was issued few days before. Switch was replaced 
Sep 2009

42000 mi
Apparently all the Sonatas got issues with the plastci rod that connects the sunvisor to the roof. the plastic cracks and sunvisor doesn't hold in up position. There was a service bulletin on it, dealer replaced them at different times. 
Hyundai Sonata in Connecticut, United States
Dec 2005 - Apr 2009
Apr 2007

19000 mi
Dropped a cylinder. Found corrosion on one coil pack causing the misfire. Replaced rear struts due to clunking on large bumps. Still does it, but not as bad 
Jan 2008

26000 mi
Windshield washer motor died--quick replace due to dealer familiarity and in stock 
Hyundai Sonata in Texas, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2017
May 2016

185000 mi

US $400
Starter solenoid went bad. Needed to replace it. 
Hyundai Sonata in Maryland, United States
Apr 2011 - Jun 2011
May 2011

63880 mi

US $50
Took car into dealer to check engine noise and see if it is the timing chain tensioner.Also had an oil change Had rolling locks turned on so that when the car reaches 10mph the door locks lock automatically. 
Hyundai Sonata in Texas, United States
- Jan 2010
Jan 2010

80000 mi

US $15
All three tail light bulbs burned out. Dealer replaced brake light switch for free. I replaced the bulbs and purchased them at autozone, dealer wanted 170$ to replace bulbs. 
Hyundai Sonata in South Carolina, United States
Dec 2005 - Dec 2015
May 2007

24000 mi
Engine not as smooth as when new. Right rear brake sometimes has a ticking noise and grabs sometimes under high humidity Extended headrest rattles when going over bumps Engine harder to start than when new. There is a periodic ticking sound coming from the dash area that appears to be related to engine speed. Driver's visor vibrates when going over bumps 
Sep 2010

76000 mi
Replaced right sun visor. The plastic at the right edge broke, causing the visor to flop down (would not stay up). Simple repair, less than a hour, and a cheap part on ebay. 
Jan 2012

113000 mi

US $50
Passenger sun visor will not stay up. 
Aug 2013

112700 mi

US $30
outside temperature sensor replaced 
Nov 2013

116000 mi

US $500
Passenger seat belt sensor needed replacing. 
Apr 2014

120500 mi

US $350
Replace upper control arm that was squeeking. 
Apr 2015

134200 mi
Transmission would not shift out of first gear. Dash indicator showed D1. D1 is not a valid option. It should be D or 1, but not D1. Once towed to shop, the mechanic was unable to replicate the problem. Suspect bad connector or moisture 
Hyundai Sonata in Texas, United States
May 2006 - Jul 2011
Oct 2010

83000 mi
felt like rougher than normal shifting; could not replicate. Problem subsided and is no longer noticeable. Road test only... no charge. 
Hyundai Sonata in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2006 - Mar 2010
Oct 2006

11000 mi
Car emitted a groaning sound when starting up from first gear. The sound was intermittent and occurred only for a few seconds before the car shifted to second gear. There was a TSB issued, but the technician at the dealer said he could hear no sound. 
May 2008

34000 mi
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. 
Aug 2008

39000 mi
The motors for both outside power mirrors needed to be replaced after I noticed that neither of them worked properly. The dashboard cracked in two places along the outline of the passenger airbag. This appeared to happen spontaneously; I had never placed anything on it nor applied heavy pressure when cleaning the dashboard. 
Dec 2008

46000 mi
Check engine light came on & stayed on. Brought car to dealership. The service department could find no reason for light to come on & reset system. 
Hyundai Sonata in South Carolina, United States
Jun 2006 - Jul 2010
Nov 2006

21000 mi
Door striker needed adjusting. Door sometimes would not close without adjusting lock mechanism. 
May 2007

35000 mi
Very small paint chips on hood, fender numerous scratches under drivers door handle. Reported because paint warranty was about to expire. Dealer denied warranty coverage, claiming road hazards (rocks from road, gravel trucks etc) hot covered. Showed ho 
Jul 2007

40000 mi
Motorist stopped me--No brake lights AT ALL. Switch problem suspected as all three lights did not work. HOwever all three bulbs were indeed burned only 18 months after I bought a new car. Dealer replaced left and right ones at no charge. However I did 
Oct 2008

81000 mi

US $500
Throttle assembly had bad sensors and had to be replaced. There were two other problems:Brake light switch and air bag sensor. The air bag problem was covered by warranty Brake light switch problem. ESC and ABS lights kept coming on. 
Jan 2010

US $600
Left front valve gasket cover brittle and leaking oil into alternator. Discovered when brought in to have spark plugs replaced at 107,000 miles (spark plug removal requires removing the intake manifold) 
Jul 2010

118000 mi
Car died today without warning while driving . Thought it was alternator, but wasn't that. Crankshaft won't even manually turn. Plenty of oil, battery good. Won't repair or replace engine due to high mileage and cost.Will junk car. 
Hyundai Sonata in Colorado, United States
Dec 2007 - Jun 2018
Feb 2011

44100 mi

US $600
Oil leak they had to take engine apart to repair it and reassemble but it was repaired 
Sep 2011

50000 mi
leak in car; pump replaced engine leak 
Nov 2011

50000 mi
leak started after shop pulled the engine and then continued after shop pulled the engine again. shop replaced bearing and leak discontinued 
Jan 2014

46700 mi
upper front arm noise leak repaired 
Apr 2018

70000 mi

US $950
Upper arm bearing 
Hyundai Sonata in Mississippi, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2014
Nov 2013

54300 mi

US $600
Gasket Leak 
Hyundai Sonata in Texas, United States
Oct 2006 - May 2007
Apr 2007

21000 mi
Windshield washer pump broke. Traded car for a 2006 Azera instead of fixing it. (email 050607) 
Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
May 2012 - May 2015
Jun 2014

83000 mi

US $350
O2 sensor went bad 
Mar 2015

94000 mi

US $550
Loud squeak from front end. Replacement of front upper control arms passenger and driver side. 
May 2015

94000 mi
I twice tried to get my dealer to deal with the ticking and rattle coming from the engine. The newest issue the ac compressor which sounded like it wanted to fall off. Throw in the groaning from the steering and it was time to change. 
Hyundai Sonata in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2012 - Mar 2012
Feb 2012

98000 mi
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 
Mar 2012

98000 mi
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. air conditioner light comes on but does not blow cold air. local mechanic says it could be several things but Hyundai does not share complete AC schematics so he is not sure of voltage readings at specific components. 
Hyundai Sonata in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2006 - Jul 2018
Jan 2007

50500 mi
Thumping sound from rear struts Rear struts replaced in March one day in shop no cost. 
Mar 2007

7000 mi
Replaced rear struts 
Jul 2008

22000 mi
ABS and ESC light would come on. 
Aug 2008

23000 mi
Driver front door and rear passenger door would not lock. 
Jan 2009

27000 mi
Check engine light was comming on also car was bucking and shaking at idle. Two sensors were replaced car seems OK now. 
Apr 2009

31000 mi
Passenger side window regulator replaced. 
Dec 2009

37000 mi
Check engine light on, car runs rough. Dealer cleared code said if it came back they would have to change the coil packs. 
Jan 2010

37000 mi
Same CEL light comes on dealer refuses to do anything. I contacted BBB and Hyundai"s main office,still waiting. CEL light constantly going on and off also runs very rough. 
Feb 2010

39000 mi
Same CEL light. District Hyundai Rep. drove car said he drove 50 miles, no CEL light came on. All in all, wasted my time and gas. Problem still not fixed. Guess they didn't learn anything from the Toyota fiasco. 
Mar 2010

40000 mi
Cel light on bad coil pack, replaced. Plugs fouled as a result of misfire dealer refuses to do anything about them. Warranty is useless. 
Apr 2010

40000 mi
bad idler pulley 
Oct 2013

72000 mi

US $119
front driver side sun visor wouldn't stay in up position. 
Feb 2014

73900 mi

US $225
bad tie rod had to be replaced 
Sep 2014

78000 mi

US $160
leak in A/C condensor 
Feb 2015

81300 mi

US $130
right side upper control arm was sqeaking 
Nov 2015

88000 mi

US $170
Harmonic balancer was coming apart. Also valve covers were leaking oil. 
Sep 2016

94000 mi

US $210
Needed to replace the starter. 
Jul 2018

106000 mi

US $400
struts replaced 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2006 - Mar 2016
Dec 2015

63860 mi

C $491
Alternator voltage dropped significantly, shop installed a new one 
Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
Jun 2015 - Apr 2017
Oct 2015

142000 mi

US $550
clunking noise when turning at slow speed into driveway. 
Mar 2016

144000 mi

US $200
Power steering pump was making a whining noise during acceleration. 
Dec 2016

147000 mi

US $260
Replaced front lower ball joints and front end alignment 
Jan 2017

US $650
Three motor mounts were busted and transmission mount was starting to fail. Replaced all four mounts. 
Hyundai Sonata in New York, United States
Dec 2007 - Oct 2013
Mar 2008

8000 mi
timing chain tensioner replaced as per TSB 
Feb 2010

13600 mi
replace rear coil springs as per TSB # 10-SS-001 
Dec 2010

16000 mi
Rear drivers side door lock actuator inoperable. Door removed and door lock actuator repaired/replaced. 
Hyundai Sonata in Georgia, United States
May 2006 - Feb 2015
Jun 2007

10000 mi
Engine made "tapping lifter" noise on cold starts. Dealer changed timing tensioner per TSB, but it didn't help much. Car also had exhaust leaks (may or may not be fixed). The rear bumper is being damaged by normal use of the trunk. Bumper replacement. 
Jun 2008

24000 mi

US $130
Dealer replaced timing tensioner in '07. Improper installation caused an oil leak which melted underbody plastic trim. They had to redo the tensioner cover seal and replace the melted trim. It took THREE complaints to get this done. I am angry. 
Aug 2008

25000 mi
Motor mount had popped loose. Made a clunking noise on acceleration. Dealer checked it and tightened the mount. Issue has not come back. 
Jun 2009

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. 
Sep 2012

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. 
Feb 2013

81000 mi

US $400
Front bushings were all eroded, rubber rotted about 75K. Strut bushings also rubber also rotting; not replaced yet. Dealer refused warranty repair. grrr Independent shop says they are seeing this repair a lot on 2006 Sonatas right now. 
Mar 2013

82000 mi

US $25
Car suddenly failed to start. Just clicked. Battery was good. Fuel good. Fuses and relays good. Towed to dealer and diag was bad starter. No warning signs, it just died. No warranty coverage for this repair. $600 with tow. Headlight bulb failed almost exactly one year after it was installed. H7 bulbs not lasting long in this car. 
Jun 2013

85000 mi

US $335
Brake light switch failed, triggering warning light. Switch was known defective had already been replaced 50K miles ago under warranty. This re-repair was essentially covered for the part cost but the labor was not covered. 
Dec 2013

91000 mi

US $30
Standard annual headlight bulb failure. They last 12 months and die. 
Feb 2014

93000 mi

US $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. 
Hyundai Sonata in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2006 - Jun 2012
Dec 2006

17000 mi
Airbag light on -> broken clock spring in the steering wheel clock spring fixed 
Jun 2008

52000 mi
Engine belt tensioner pulley replaced 
Jan 2009

63000 mi
Gasoline engine sounds like diesel, making a clacking sound, when started cold. Lasts for 15 minutes, and is not simple cold start issue. This has been around for the last 4000 miles. My guess is some valve issue, perhaps no proper lubrication.  
Apr 2009

64000 mi

US $900
Electronic throttle assembly and related electronics 
Apr 2010

73000 mi
screeching sound from the engine compartment, owner's guess probably the alternator or water pump screeching sound from left front, owner suspects wheel bearing... 
Aug 2010

77000 mi

US $475
Harmonic balancer replaced. Earlier complained to the Service as 'loose belt', but 'could not reproduce'. 
Apr 2011

93000 mi

US $200
Suspension damage?, steering pulling left at 70MPH. Dealer can not pinpoint the broken part in the suspension, nor can they adjust anything. Randomly changing bits would become too expensive, so no repairs... 
Nov 2011

104000 mi

US $1300
Power steering rack cylinder leaking. Replaced the whole rack w/ a new one. 
Dec 2011

105000 mi

US $150
leaking valve cover replaced 
Apr 2012

109000 mi
Looseness in the steering since November 2011 replacement of the whole steering rack. Diagnosis: the new steering rack is faulty, dealership replaced the steering rack under 12 mo OME warranty. 
Hyundai Sonata in Washington, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2015
Apr 2013

50553 mi
Warranty repair, replacement of broken drivers side sunvisor Assy. 
Jan 2015 Pealing paint around the glass divider on the left rear window. Contacted dealer and was told that issue was not covered by existing or by extended warranty. Contacted CEO of Hyundai. He authorized dealer to repair paint. 
Hyundai Sonata in South Carolina, United States
Sep 2014 - Dec 2014
Nov 2014

174400 mi

US $3000
Replaced tranny 
Hyundai Sonata in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2013 - Nov 2017
Nov 2013

112000 mi
replaced rear shocks, mounts, rear links, stablizer bushings 
Jan 2015

123300 mi

US $400
Rear trailing arms 
Hyundai Sonata in Illinois, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2015
Feb 2015

106000 mi
Suspension feels weak during turns and bumps. Lower control arms diagnosed as culprit. No repairs/replacement done. 
Hyundai Sonata in Colorado, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

11000 mi

US $200
Vibration at high speeds. 
Oct 2015

14200 mi

US $100
Check Engine Light on...replaced 1 Oxygen Sensor. After getting car back, next day, check engine light blinking. Car towed to dealer. Per dealer replaced a second Oxygen Sensor. 

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2006 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

162-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
Feb 2008 - Jul 2011
Mar 2011

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

Hyundai Sonata in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2007 - Oct 2009
Dec 2007

40000 mi
bad door lock actuator causing alarm to not arm or disarm 
Jun 2008

48000 mi
Headlights burned out. 
Dec 2008

58000 mi

US $20
Headlight burned out again...left side. RIGHT side burned out again. 
Hyundai Sonata in New Jersey, United States
Jan 2006 - Jan 2013
Apr 2008

61000 mi
Air bag sensor to detect if there is a rider in front passenger seat had wiring problem. 
Aug 2008

68000 mi
Air bag sensor in passenger seat had to be replaced. Wiring repair did not hold. Lower portion of passenger seat replaced. 
Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
Sep 2007 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

113000 mi

US $530
both oxygen sensors became faulty and had to be replaced 
Hyundai Sonata in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2007 - Jun 2018
Jul 2008

21000 mi
AC worked intermittently. Dealer replaced a shorted thermocon. All covered under warranty. 
Oct 2010

50000 mi
Drivers sun visor would not stay in position. Dealer replaced it and now it works normally. Cruise control would not start consistently. Dealer updated/fixed under warranty. Airbag light stays on due to a broken seat belt sensor. Dealer has ordered necessary part. Waiting to take it in for final fix. 
Aug 2013

82600 mi

US $400
Had to replace ignition cylinder as the key would often not turn. 
Jan 2015

98000 mi

US $430
Needed to have the rocker arms replaced as they were super squeaky. Arms replaced and now all is back to normal. 
Hyundai Sonata in Kansas, United States
Mar 2007 - Nov 2007
Nov 2007

28000 mi
A surge had developed while driving at approx 55mph with the cruise control on. The dealer couldn't duplicate it - so no fix (yeah - I wasn't happy). 
Hyundai Sonata in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2014

105000 mi
Airbag system. Dealer sent seat out to have a part replaced. Dropped car off on Monday AM and picked up on Wed PM. Dealer provided a new loaner car. 
Oct 2014

107200 mi

US $95
Stripped wheel stud found during routine re-balance and tire rotation. 
Sep 2015

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. 
Dec 2016

120000 mi

US $300
Replace flex pipe. 
Apr 2017

122000 mi

US $251
Passenger side upper front control arm. Bushings became loose in both bushing sleeves. 
Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
Aug 2014 - Dec 2015
Oct 2014

106000 mi

US $100
The rear left door lock actuator wasn't locking/unlocking the door. The unit needed to be replaced The plastic latch on the armrest broke. Needed to replace the entire armrest console. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2014 - Jan 2016
Nov 2014

153300 mi

C $1300
Replace brakes including rotors and pads and front calipers 
Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
Jul 2015

145000 mi
abs and esc non-functioninal 
Aug 2015

145000 mi
HVAC: Blend door had to be moved manually--actuator failed. 
Hyundai Sonata in Maryland, United States
Sep 2012 - Apr 2017
Nov 2012

103000 mi

US $900
Car drove straight, but felt like it was "floating" on the road--either the wheel angles were wrong, or the shocks/struts were going bad 
Jul 2013

110800 mi
The horn has started to fail intermittently. I tried taking the front end of the car apart to get at the two horn elements to evaluate them. 
Sep 2013

115000 mi
High-note horn failed. Low-note horn intermittent. Took off grille, removed horn, adjusted striker bolt, and re-installed. Horn works perfectly, all the time. Neighbors becoming annoyed with my constant testing. 
Feb 2014

123200 mi

US $35
Needed to replace windshield washer fluid reservoir, re-mount strap-down hook (RHS) and tune driver's side horn. 
Nov 2014

138000 mi

US $140
Replaced left and right upper control arms myself. Then in to Hyundai for a 4 wheel alignment. 
Feb 2015

141400 mi

US $100
Replaced OEM battery 
Apr 2017

178000 mi
I brought the car in for an oil change (unreported) and tire rotation. As they had done once before, Mavis snapped off a wheel stud! They took full responsibility for it (assuming that they had cross-threaded the nut the last time they rotated my tires) and replaced it free of charge. 
Hyundai Sonata in Utah, United States
Oct 2012 - Nov 2012
Nov 2012

229000 mi
Threw a rod. Totalled the car. I gave it to the junk yard. 
Hyundai Sonata in Rhode Island, United States
Apr 2012 - Nov 2014
Nov 2013

66000 mi

US $50
Fuel filler overflow was not working correctly. Pump would not shut off when filling car. Replaced fuel line filter/valve assembly. 
Nov 2014

69000 mi
Took my vehicle in for a state inspection and was told it needed new rear struts. 
Hyundai Sonata in South Africa
May 2012 - Oct 2012
Hyundai Sonata in Texas, United States
Feb 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

86000 mi
Leaking oil 
Hyundai Sonata in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2016 - May 2016
May 2016

111000 mi
Exhaust pipe leak 
Hyundai Sonata in Louisiana, United States
Mar 2006 - Jun 2011
Jan 2006

91000 mi
Struts and shocks, brakes on rear, rocker arm front right. Had brake switch replaced twice, brake lights went out again. Dealer now saying it is connectors? First time paid for switch, second time covered under recall. Connectors not covered. 
Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
Dec 2005 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

36000 mi

US $20
Replaced a bulb in my left rear brake light. 
Hyundai Sonata in Pennsylvania, United States
- Oct 2007
Oct 2007

42000 mi
Catastrophic engine failure, subsequent three additional engine repair related repairs. 
Hyundai Sonata in Illinois, United States
Feb 2007 - Jan 2012
Mar 2007

8000 mi
Whining noise coming from the engine turned out to be a faulty power steering pump. Once replaced all is quiet again. 
Hyundai Sonata in Alabama, United States
- Jan 2007
Jan 2007

24000 mi
Gas gauge read inaccurate readings, Gas tank fuel sensor module replaced. 
Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
Aug 2006 - Mar 2010
Jan 2006

3000 mi
oil change, driver door sticks, will not close. 
May 2006

12000 mi
oil change, replace rr taillight 
Jul 2006

15000 mi
oil change, replace rear third taillight 
Sep 2007

33000 mi
oil change, replace front fog light 
Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2018
Feb 2008

40300 mi
Driver's side sun visor replaced, under warranty. Visor did not go back up all the way. 
Mar 2008

42000 mi
Engine shut off after coming to a complete stop. Radio went out for 1-2 seconds, CEL came on. Restarted engine, CEL went off, has not reproduced. 
Jun 2008

45000 mi
Driver's side front door handle sometimes get stuck in open position. 
Jan 2009

54000 mi
Broken cupholder. Also airbag warning light--wait until return trip to fix. 
Feb 2009

56000 mi
Replaced console cup holder.  Reprogrammed front passenger seat airbag. 
Sep 2010

76000 mi

US $300
Timing belt issue, except it was not due for a replacement. 
Jan 2013

95500 mi
Airbag light stayed on, due to malfunction in the passenger seat detection. It's a recall case. 
Sep 2015

96000 mi
Replacement battery did not charge. 
Hyundai Sonata in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2012 - Feb 2014
Nov 2013

113300 mi

US $300
airbag light 
Feb 2014

115000 mi
Intermittent - running or dash lights would come on after turning off ignition. Ran battery down several times. Service thinks might be fuse box controller, but hard to isolate if not occurring continuously. 
Hyundai Sonata in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jun 2009 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

62000 mi
Engine had a hitch, service engine light came on just before arranged service. Engine continued to hitch and the service engine light came on again!!! 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2009 - Dec 2016
Jul 2012

123980 mi

C $75
Replaced dead horn 
Sep 2013

137020 mi

C $300
Steering fluid coolant radiator has corroded and had to be replaced. 
Dec 2014

161200 mi

C $500
Replaced CV boots due to rubber breaking. Replaced speed sensor due to rust on the sensor ring. 
Jun 2016

192200 mi

C $400
Replace speed sensor ring magnets on both front wheels 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2009 - Jul 2018
Jul 2009

54560 mi
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. 
Oct 2009

59520 mi
Airbag lite came on. Something in buckle/tensioner was replaced 
Feb 2010

65100 mi
Check engine light came on and disappeared several times, then constantly on. Detected code P2187 myself. Run the car as is and have to find reason. (looked it up - too lean) 
Jul 2011

89900 mi

C $105
Windows regulator changed due to broken cord. Windows regulator changed due to broken cord. Paid 105 $ for part, installed myself. 
Oct 2011

94540 mi
New engine code P0455. Not repaired yet for the lack of time. 
Jul 2014

119040 mi

C $150
Oil pan rusted through, leaked oil. Change of oil pan 
Aug 2014

119840 mi

C $20
Intake manifold gasket changed. Code p2187 cleared. 
Feb 2015

125200 mi

C $200
Purge solenoid valve replaced for code p0455 
Jul 2015

128540 mi

C $2
rt upper control arm, rt and lt front lower ball joints 
Feb 2016

132680 mi

C $136
Battery changed 
Mar 2018

161820 mi

C $500
Brake line leaking. Changed part of piping 
Jul 2018

164920 mi

C $200
Front struts replaced 
Hyundai Sonata in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2010 - Mar 2018
Feb 2012

112000 mi

US $164
When trying to start the car it would turn over but not start. After 7-8 attempts I was able to get it going and the engine light turned on. Deposits of carbon and sludge from the PCV system get into the throttle body. Cleaned throttle body. 
Mar 2014

149000 mi

US $900
They replaced the manifold. 
Nov 2014

162000 mi

US $400
Lower ball joints replaced. 
Feb 2015

165000 mi

US $825
Rear calipers seized. Replaced them and rear rotors and pads. 
Jan 2017

124500 mi

US $1300
All pads/roters and two callipers 
Feb 2018

210000 mi

US $610
Brake line under gas tank 
Hyundai Sonata in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2015
Oct 2009

54000 mi
Driver's sun visor would no longer hold a position, but swing down into driver's vision. It had lost its friction hold. 
Mar 2010

60000 mi

US $120
Sticking exterior door handle was lubed. 
Jun 2010

62000 mi

US $360
"Air Bag" idiot light was on. The front passenger seat belt (don't remember which end) had to be replaced. Extended warranty did not cover seat belt replacement. 
Nov 2011

82700 mi

US $454
Front strut was replaced, but it took two or three trips to the shop for them to diagnose properly. First, they replaced the strut mount. The unusual noise remained. They might have done a second step before finally replacing the strut. 
Jul 2013

105500 mi

US $220
Recharged the air conditioning refrigerant. No leak found. 
Hyundai Sonata in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2008 - Oct 2016
Jul 2014

100000 mi

US $340
Airbag light on 
Hyundai Sonata in Missouri, United States
Jan 2012 - Oct 2013
Feb 2012

102500 mi
Driver side sunvisor replacement 
Jun 2013

125000 mi

US $600
Change struts and right upper control arm 
Hyundai Sonata in New York, United States
Apr 2010 - Jul 2014
Jun 2010

75000 mi

US $270
Power window slow. Lubed but did not open up door to look at mechanism. 
Oct 2010

75000 mi

US $100
The mechanism for the window failed when the cable snapped after the window got covered with snow. So I ordered a new mechanism and repaired it myself; total cost for the parts (including a new motor) was about $100. It was not hard to do. 
Hyundai Sonata in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2011 - Apr 2017
Mar 2012

69000 mi
paint on door pillar was peeling. repainted under warranty 
Aug 2012

78900 mi

US $150
I replaced both front disc rotors and brake pads. I replaced rear brake pads. Rotors were in good shape. Air bag light on dash will not turn off due to bad sensor in front passenger seat. Refused to pay $1500.00 to repair. Will live with it. 
Dec 2013

87000 mi
Passenger seat air bag sensor faulty. Seat was removed & sent to California for repair. Hyundai paid for 8 day car rental. 
Dec 2016

105000 mi

US $1900
cam shaft gear replaced. Also timing chain 
Hyundai Sonata in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2011 - Jul 2012
Dec 2011

31000 mi

US $56
Bought car used end of Oct. Driver side visor would not stay up. When pushed toward the roof or toward the glass, it would just fall down unexpectedly. Bought new visor on-line and husband installed it. 
Jul 2012

41000 mi
Handle broke off of center console top compartment, as a result it no longer latches. I will not replace or repair. 
Hyundai Sonata in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2011
Aug 2010

53200 mi
replaced oil control valve, check engine light on, code P0011 
Hyundai Sonata in Illinois, United States
Sep 2011 - Mar 2018
Jun 2012

62000 mi

US $41
Loose right side sun visor 
Dec 2012

72000 mi
Oil pan leak, drain plug also replacement of oil pan and gasket.. upon removal found timing cover leak also replaced under 100,000 miles engine warranty. 
May 2013

77000 mi

US $345
Pasenger seat belt retainer. Electrical problem. Air bag light came on. Seat belt ; no passenger in seat. 
Jan 2014

US $110
Car taking too long to warm up. Changed thermostat, hopefully takes care of problem. 
Apr 2014

82000 mi
Air bag driver side light on dash. intemittentat times mostly stays on .. heard of many probelms in this area and year. was told to bring for inspection cost 150??? may cost if harness wire is damage. cost 1000 + .. 
Oct 2014

90300 mi

US $80
4 wheel to be aligned.. ONLY FRONT COULD BE FINISH... REAR Adjustments all frozen.. Just had aligned 12 months ago .. now fronzen >> I did see the problem so its not the Mechcanic 
Jan 2015

92000 mi
rusted alignment cam adjusters rear wheels ... Finally wd-40 loosened up by a different Repair shop Air bag light near odometer tried to test , only Hyundai may have proper test equipment .. Told cost 150.00 to 1100.00 
Jun 2015

95000 mi
dash airbag light on,, after inspection found a warrenttee repair seat belt tessioner resistance out of rangr ,, fixed under warrenttee 
Aug 2015

99690 mi
Drivers side air bag light..... Second time in 3 months Drivers side windows control panel, left front window stop working .. swicth not changable needed new panel Dealer parts and label 275.00 did self 1 hour offand on part is made by Borg -Warner check prices , VARY second time some type of software fix left air bag light... Seat belt tensioner resistance out of specs s ... fixed for second time in 3 month... Hyundai now has 250000mi 15 yrs. entended warremttee 
Jun 2017

115000 mi
squeak in control arms ... went away by itself.. silicone spray saved 900.00 
Hyundai Sonata in Georgia, United States
Jul 2010 - Mar 2015
Sep 2013

150000 mi

US $381
Gear shift was sticking. Gear shift mechanism was cleaned, and one part was replaced. 
Hyundai Sonata in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2011 - Apr 2017
Dec 2012

243000 mi

US $250
Suspension was squeaking excessively. Replaced upper control arm bushings and the squeak went away. 
Nov 2013

264000 mi
Passenger seat airbag sensor recall. Seat cushion was removed and repaired. 
Feb 2015

278100 mi

US $13
Replaced brake stop lamp switch 

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2006 Hyundai Sonata 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2005 - Mar 2010
Dec 2006

20460 mi
Low coolant level in expansion tank. 2nd time this has happened. 

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2006 Hyundai Sonata

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Hyundai Sonata in New Jersey, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2010
Nov 2008

25000 mi
Driver side sun visor would not keep position. Dealer replaced the visor. 

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