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2004 Hyundai Sonata repairs by problem area

Engine (42%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (1%)

Other (1%)

Chart based on 71 repairs.
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2004 Hyundai Sonata repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (26%)

$100 - $499 (29%)

< $100 (40%)

Chart based on 62 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2004 Hyundai Sonata

Engine not specified

Hyundai Sonata in New York, United States
Jul 2011 - May 2012
May 2012

90000 mi

US $500
body damage do to collision. brake line rot thru. rear brake backer plate rot out.  Vacuum line rot thru.  Wheel bearing wear out.  Open close vent burn out. 

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2004 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
Feb 2011 - Nov 2012
Nov 2012

120000 mi

US $60
Both upstream oxygen sensors developed faults, and were replaced. 
Hyundai Sonata in Colorado, United States
Feb 2011 - Jun 2014
Jun 2011

55000 mi

US $80
speedo & c.control worked intermittently.replaced vehicle speed sensor 
Sep 2012

63000 mi
Door locks not working electricly(to unlock,locking worked O.K.)The lights flash and I could hear the lock relay click,but no action.Solution;the door lock relays are located behind the fuse block by drivers seat.R&R the relay,clean contact. 
Hyundai Sonata in Pennsylvania, United States
- Apr 2004
Apr 2004

500 mi
replaced steering rack due to a leaking seal under warranty 
Hyundai Sonata in New York, United States
Jun 2011 - Jan 2016
Nov 2014

164700 mi

US $400
All four struts and right front ball joint 
Jan 2016

167000 mi

US $350
Coil new wires and plugs and some fuses 
Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
Nov 2011 - Apr 2012
Apr 2012

81000 mi
oil pan leak 
Hyundai Sonata in Texas, United States
Apr 2013 - May 2013
May 2013

186000 mi

US $350
Alternator failed 
Hyundai Sonata in New York, United States
May 2013 - Mar 2015
Jun 2013

76000 mi

US $900
replaced air conditioner compressor. AC had not worked in a few years. 
Sep 2013

78000 mi

US $500
gearwheel right control arm bolt rusted loose. replaced control arm 
Jun 2014

85000 mi

US $200
Air condition system recharge. it had drained completely and was not cooling . Had the system checked thoroughly for any leaks none found. the air condition fluid was refilled properly. 
Mar 2015

90000 mi

US $1100
Timing belt 
Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2017
Oct 2016

180000 mi

US $700
Timing belt broke. Belt replaced in addition to water pump 
Apr 2017

181000 mi

US $54
AC started blowing warm air. Mechanic diagnosed it as a compressor leak. ~$850 estimated replacement charge. I declined to have it repaired as the car isn't worth that much. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
May 2008 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

56451 mi
Replace fuel sending unit 
Oct 2008

57040 mi
Replace rear sway bar bushings due to loud squeeking noise. 
Jun 2009

62000 mi

C $1
Hyundai Sonata in New York, United States
Aug 2009 - Nov 2010
May 2009

90000 mi

US $16
Replace door lock relay- self. Cost is for part. 
Hyundai Sonata in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2010 - Sep 2017
Apr 2010

116000 mi
Rear passenger brake backing plate totally rusted and was rubbing on rotor. So I removed the portion of the backing plate that was rubbing, since it was rusted through it came off easily. ASked the dealer to look at this 20K miles ago. 
May 2012

150000 mi
tape deck won't accept a tape cartridge 
Aug 2012

156000 mi

US $116
Check engine light, scan code showed both oxygen sensors faulty. replaced both sensors.(sensors 1 on banks 1&2) 
Jan 2013

191700 mi

US $700
rear shock leaking, had to change the struts and do a four wheel alignment. 
Oct 2013

169000 mi
Single stoke windshield wiper button doesnot work anymore. Alos the car self loks the doors . Like it's haunted. 
May 2014

178000 mi

US $50
O2 sensor 
May 2015

193000 mi

US $550
compressor bad 
Dec 2015

195000 mi

US $175
flex pipe was leaking so they cut it out and welded in a new one. Took it to a custom exhaust shop. It only took 20 minutes. 
Feb 2017

197000 mi

US $800
Brakes lines rusted out, Hyundai has lousy corrosion protection. 
Hyundai Sonata in Florida, United States
Mar 2010 - Jan 2012
Dec 2011

151000 mi
Paint on door handles peeled 
Hyundai Sonata in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2010 - Jan 2012
Mar 2011

170000 mi

US $220
coolant replaced and AC charged found leak in compressor. estimate $1,400 debating whether it is worth to get it done with the high mileage. 
Jun 2011

178000 mi

US $1000
Total AC assembly with timing belt kit and water pump replaced 
Jul 2011

179000 mi

US $235
Passenger side fan was replaced for $235 by Craig Radiator 

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2004 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Sonata in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2007 - Mar 2010
Dec 2007

49500 mi

US $353
Replaced transmission. Needed seals to repair, parts were backordered. Kept car almost 4 weeks, eventually Hyundai said to replace entire transmission instead of waiting for parts to rebuild. $3500 job but still under warranty (except for clutch parts). 
Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
Nov 2013 - Mar 2014
Mar 2014

98000 mi

US $160
Timing Belt Slipped...Caused Intake And ExhausT Valves To Be Damaged. No Repair Was Done And Car Was donated 

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2004 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

Hyundai Sonata in Arizona, United States
- Apr 2010
Apr 2010

112760 mi

US $865
Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
Jun 2011 - Sep 2014
Dec 2011

62000 mi
Serpentine belt and tensioner replacement. 
Sep 2012

69000 mi
CEL for unknown reason. Reset with no ill effects. 
Oct 2012

69500 mi
Driver's side headlight failed- again. 
Apr 2014

81200 mi
Right boot torn, boot and axle replaced. 
Sep 2014

82000 mi
CEL on: misfire due to worn or improperly replaced engine seals causing oil and coolant to leak. 
Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2017
May 2010

61700 mi

US $256
Auto car button in driver door panel shorted out and locks would only lock, not open with the FOB or button inside the car. 
Feb 2011

70000 mi

US $20
Drivers side headlight burnt out and owners manual states to remove the headlight assembly to replace bulb. The repair was quite easy with the right tools, but took almost an hour. 
Apr 2016

99000 mi

US $450
Car had boots that were torn, and so the CV joints and axles were replaced. 
Hyundai Sonata in Arizona, United States
May 2009 - Nov 2010
Jul 2010

69000 mi

US $99
Check engine light reading indicates 'Crankshaft Position sensor not working.' 
Nov 2010

71000 mi

US $846
Accesory belt not installed properly by Firestone Front Passenger side Engine mount worn out and replaced 
Hyundai Sonata in Oklahoma, United States
Aug 2010 - Jul 2013
Oct 2010

99000 mi

US $305
Front axle was replaced again. Front axle had been replaced less than a year before by dealer. Very unhappy with dealer. Everytime I take my car to the dealer--they have my car for 2 weeks to a month and the car returns with same problem. 
Jun 2011

108000 mi

US $30
Car overheating due to faulty thermostat. Replaced thermostat 
Aug 2011

108800 mi

US $520
Car was running very rough. Had 2 bad coils replaced in engine. This had been taken to the dealer previously but they did not diagnose the problem. They fixed sensors and not what was causing the sensors to malfunction. 
Apr 2012

117700 mi

US $565
Car was using oil. Replaced valve cover gasket, oil pressure switch. Power steering hose was leaking. Replaced power steering pressure hose 
Hyundai Sonata in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2009 - Sep 2013
May 2009

19220 mi
Windshield Wipers stalling after a few seconds of use 
Hyundai Sonata in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2015
Dec 2011

67500 mi

US $578
coils, plugs and wires: $578 
Jan 2012

67800 mi
Catalytic converter faulty after having plugs, coils and packs replaced. Thankfully was still under 8y/80k emissions warrantee 
Feb 2012

69100 mi
blower motor resistor went out. after some research I repaired it myself relatively easily 
May 2013

93000 mi

US $625
rear brakes were sticking, front brakes were also rusted and needed replaced 
Oct 2013

102800 mi

US $300
crankshaft pulley failed 
Mar 2014

112000 mi

US $600
valve cover gasket leaked, was replaced left front axle boot was cracked and failing, entire axle replaced exhaust flex pipe broken, repaired 
Sep 2014

122000 mi

US $700
fuel filler pipe had rusted through, causing emissions failure. part was ordered, yet to be replaced 
Dec 2014

123000 mi

US $120
Power steering line ruptured, causing loss of steering (but thankfully still driveable). Turned out line rusted out. 
Feb 2015

126000 mi

US $500
While getting 2 new tires put on (firestones which wore out very quickly) it was discovered that a wheel bearing was gone. There had been some shimmy and noise but I thought this was due to the tires being bad. 
Hyundai Sonata in Georgia, United States
Apr 2013 - Sep 2014
Aug 2013

119600 mi

US $120
Self-Replaced both driver/passenger cv axles. 
Oct 2013

123000 mi

US $490
Power steering pump squealed every time I started. And would cause steering failure every so often when attempting to steer while squealing. 
May 2014

141000 mi

US $1235
Replaced timing and driving belts due to squeak caused by worn belts. Engine hard to start and rough idle. Conducted Fuel Induction Service to include replacing of spark plugs. Rough idle remained following service, although car ran better. Owner diagnosis: Worn engine mount. 

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