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2005 Hyundai Sonata repairs by problem area

Engine (50%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (13%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (0%)

Chart based on 38 repairs.
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2005 Hyundai Sonata repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (39%)

< $100 (33%)

Chart based on 36 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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2005 Hyundai Sonata

Engine not specified

Hyundai Sonata in India
Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

43400 mi

$600
Radiator Issue - replaced Radiator. Engine still heats occassionally. 

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2005 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
Dec 2011 - Feb 2017
Jul 2014

150200 mi

US $220
right outer tie rod end badly worn. replaced, and alignment. 
Nov 2015

162000 mi

US $1000
Hole in manifold/catalytic assembly. Replaced. 
Feb 2017

174000.0 mi

US $1500
Tie rod end failed while driving. Lost all steering and brakes. Luckily was the right side so the car came to a stop on the shoulder instead of crossing the centerline into oncoming traffic. Very very bad situation. Mechanic said he suspected possible severe but hidden damage to the transaxle and warned of likely very expensive future repair as a result. We opted to salvage the car instead of the $1500 for repairs. Not happy! 
Hyundai Sonata in South Carolina, United States
Mar 2014 - Oct 2014
Oct 2014

187000 mi

US $40
Car would not start after refueling at the gas station. I replaced the purge solenoid under the hood behind the motor of my V6 Sonata.  
Hyundai Sonata in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2016
Sep 2014

101000 mi

US $45
Replaced headlight bulb - passenger side low beam, and wipers 
Sep 2016

180000 mi

US $250
AC blower motor and resistor replaced 
Hyundai Sonata in Colorado, United States
Feb 2014 - Apr 2017
Apr 2014

70000 mi
needs to be replaced 
Jul 2014

71000 mi

US $150
wheel bearing noisy 
Mar 2015

73000 mi
Bent front control arm, no alignment done 
Sep 2015

75000 mi

US $1200
Compressor went out 
Hyundai Sonata in California, United States
Jan 2015 - Apr 2017
Aug 2015

118100 mi

US $905
Car would Vibrate when the A/C was on at stop lights in drive and when in reverse. Spark Plugs Wires and Oxygen Sensor were replaced. The 'check engine' light later came on as well and then went off after a week. 
Hyundai Sonata in Tennessee, United States
Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
Jul 2016

128000 mi

US $298
Shift range sensor failed. 
Aug 2016

128000 mi
trans would intermittantly "skip" or hesitate regardless of speed or terrain. a friend said that his wife's car did the same thing before the trans failed completely. we got rid of the car. 

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2005 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

Hyundai Sonata in Arkansas, United States
Jul 2015 - Apr 2017
Sep 2015

101000 mi

US $425
along w/ 100K maintenance, replaced CV axles,  struts, crankshaft sensor (maintenance included timing belt, accessory belts, brake job and stereo upgrades) 
Hyundai Sonata in Virginia, United States
May 2013 - Jul 2014
Sep 2013

173000 mi

US $350
Had crank position sensor and timing belt replaced 
May 2014

179900 mi

US $1300
Crankshaft sensor had to be replaced for the second time in less than 6 months. Valves were replaced because oil pump sprocket was left loose causing bent valves. 
Hyundai Sonata in Indiana, United States
Mar 2012 - Apr 2017
May 2012

80700 mi
Timing belt/chain module Dealer repaired same issue. 
Jun 2012

82000 mi

US $150
# 1 spark plug wire failure to # 4 coil. 
Mar 2016

110000 mi

US $317
Engine overheat due to radiator leak,replaced radiator and fluid . 
Aug 2016

117000 mi

US $600
Hard to accelerate... SCOPE TEST, COMPUTER SCAN,FUEL PRESSURE TEST. Changed spark plugs, spark plug wires,ignition coil. Stored catalytic converter code as a result of misfires. No converter work. 
Feb 2017

125000.0 mi

US $214
Replace trans cooler line. 
Hyundai Sonata in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Dec 2013
Jul 2010

57040 mi
Transmission replaced under warranty. 
Hyundai Sonata in Kazakhstan
Nov 2010 - Nov 2016
Jun 2011

65100 mi

$150
Engine was knocking under load after cold start. Replaced main and rod bearings. Were really worn. Mechanic indicated oil starvation. Will soon check oil pressure. Probably engine abused by previous owner - run low on oil or used bad filter 
Dec 2012

76260 mi
Ball joint (right) replaced due to wear 
Jul 2014

85560 mi

$75
Rear right shock absorber replaced due to leak. 
Hyundai Sonata in Texas, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2013
Nov 2012

92700 mi

US $200
Oil Leak at valves. Transmission fluid needed change. Spark Plugs and Drive belt change. valve cover replacement After this repair, car started having a thermostat problem. Engine was going hot and car was stalling on the road and hesitating to move. 
Hyundai Sonata in Rhode Island, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2013
Jun 2013

80000 mi

US $125
Radiator seal leaking. Engine overheated. Replaced seal and replaced anti-freeze 
Hyundai Sonata in Ohio, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2017
Jul 2007

30000.0 mi
Dome light quit working; dealer tightened electrical contacts free under warranty and it has been working fine since. 
Jun 2011

62000 mi

US $770
Increasing frequency of rough idle/misfire problem, finally threw code, replace EGR, replaced spark plug wires and coil packs as preventative measure. 
Jul 2015

85000 mi

US $711
A/C stopped blowing cold. Shop said compressor had failed, replaced it and recharged system. 

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2005 Hyundai Sonata 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Hyundai Sonata in Tennessee, United States
Nov 2010 - Sep 2016
Oct 2011

96200 mi

US $100
A crank shaft sensor was out, causing mistiming on engine. Car would stall and die. This might have been caused by an old timing belt problem (which was also replaced, but not listed above - routine maintenance). Sensor replaced. All good. 
Jul 2013

113500 mi

US $10
Chrome-looking trip strip came unglued on the driver's side of the car immediately behind the rear door. 
May 2014

123400 mi

US $300
One of the engine mounts had deteriorated and needed to be replaced. 

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