Hyundai - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Compare Hyundai models

The following chart shows the Hyundai models that have had the most problems reported. Note that a model on the top of the list may simply indicate that it is a popular model rather than a problematic car. For example, over the years, Hyundai has sold far more Sonata model cars than the Ld15 Bering model.

Table 1. Compare Hyundai models

Hyundai Model Number of Problems
  Sonata
10,804
  Elantra
5,748
  Santa Fe
4,723
  Accent
1,715
  Tucson
1,567
  Genesis
1,048
  Tiburon
1,008
  Azera
608
  Veracruz
473
  Veloster
432
  Sonata Hybrid
397
  XG350
381
  Entourage
358
  XG300
132
  Equus
43
  Excel
14
  XG
7
  Ld15 Bering
7

Number of problems reported for all models of Hyundai built from year 1996 to 2018.

Owners of Hyundai cars have reported a total of 29,465 problems across all Hyundai models built from year 1996 to 2018. The average number of problems per model year in this period, reported across all Hyundai models, is 1281.0. Cars from Hyundai's 2011 model year have the most problems reported (3,915 problems).

Table 2. Number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service

Model Year Number of Problems
  1996 Hyundai
320
  1997 Hyundai
413
  1998 Hyundai
263
  1999 Hyundai
547
  2000 Hyundai
821
  2001 Hyundai
1,320
  2002 Hyundai
1,236
  2003 Hyundai
1,360
  2004 Hyundai
1,026
  2005 Hyundai
1,101
  2006 Hyundai
2,047
  2007 Hyundai
2,652
  2008 Hyundai
1,931
  2009 Hyundai
1,459
  2010 Hyundai
1,220
  2011 Hyundai
3,915
  2012 Hyundai
2,402
  2013 Hyundai
2,525
  2014 Hyundai
688
  2015 Hyundai
724
  2016 Hyundai
900
  2017 Hyundai
547
  2018 Hyundai
47

Common problems of Hyundai Vehicles

The following chart shows the most common problems reported across all models of Hyundai cars. The number one most common problem of Hyundai cars is related to the vehicle's air bags, with 3,607 problems reported. The second most common Hyundai car problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (3,446 problems).

Table 3. Common problems of Hyundai vehicles



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