2006 Hyundai Sonata Hyundai Sonata 2006

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2006 Hyundai Sonata repairs by problem area

Engine (25%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (34%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (9%)

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2006 Hyundai Sonata transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (7%)

$1000 - $2499 (14%)

$500 - $999 (7%)

$100 - $499 (29%)

< $100 (43%)

Chart based on 14 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2006 Hyundai Sonata

Engine not specified

77000 mi Transmission slipping. Dealer replaced transmission.  
174400 mi

US $3000
Replaced tranny 

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2006 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

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

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 
98000 mi

US $1176
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. 
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 
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. 
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. 
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. 
83000 mi felt like rougher than normal shifting; could not replicate. Problem subsided and is no longer noticeable. Road test only... no charge. 
147000 mi

US $244
drivers side cv joint needed replacement due to severe vibrations 

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2006 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan

162-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

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

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. 
161200 mi

C $500
Replaced CV boots due to rubber breaking. 
150000 mi

US $381
Gear shift was sticking. Gear shift mechanism was cleaned, and one part was replaced. 

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2006 Hyundai Sonata Transmission Problems

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