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Hyundai Sonata repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (29%)

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

Other (7%)

Chart based on 2263 repairs.
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Hyundai Sonata repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (15%)

$100 - $499 (39%)

< $100 (40%)

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Chart based on 1054 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

Hyundai Sonata problems by year

before 2001 (0%)

2002 - 2005 (7%)

2006 - 2008 (35%)

2009 - 2010 (15%)

2011 - 2013 (35%)

2014 - 2014 (1%)

2015 - 2017 (5%)

2018 - 2019 (0%)

2020 - present (1%)

Chart based on 2295 repair trips.
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Personal Experiences of the Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai Sonata Personal Experiences: Pros
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 274hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I have been looking at the Sonata for several years now. My experience with a 2008 Santa Fe bought through the dealership has been excellent. The 2012 Sonata was less that a 2011 Accord and has more bells and whistles. Honda had no dealing attitude full 2012 Hyundai Sonata review
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Have experience with our 2004 Santa Fe with which we are very happy. full 2009 Hyundai Sonata review
2009 4dr Sedan 175-horsepower 2.4L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
Have owned Sonata with I4 engine since 7/2009. Reason for buying was biggest bang for the buck at the time of purchase and past experiance with Sonata rental cars. Very happy with engine/auto transmission, the V6 would be a waste. Excellent fuel mileage, have been keeping accurate records, overall average since 2010 is 30.8mpg. During 2009 and 2010 was making a lot of 500 mile trips every other weekend. Until early 2010 I was able to obtain non-ethanol unleaded gasoline and was getting 36-38mpg on the interstates and 33.5mpg overall. Ethanol definitely lowers your gas mileage (simple physics). Had one trip to the dealership for warranty work for 2 items at 50K; broken spring on sun visor and defective brake switch causing an "ESC" malfunction. Obviously I'm very very happy with the car which has 66k on it now, and I plan on keeping it till 200k like I do all my vehicles. full 2009 Hyundai Sonata review
2007 4dr Sedan 234-horsepower 3.3L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I have had only 1 problems with this car at all in the 48 months (55,000 mi)that I have had it that was not related to a recall or preventative maintainance. Left mirror stopped moving (left/right)- under warranty. full 2007 Hyundai Sonata review
2006 4dr Sedan 162-horsepower 2.4L I4
4-speed shiftable automatic FWD
My Sonata is a BIG, VERY ECONOMICAL, GAS-SIPPER that I am very pleased with! full 2006 Hyundai Sonata review

Hyundai Sonata Problems and Repair Histories

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