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20 problems related to electronic stability control have been reported for the 2006 Hyundai Sonata.

car   Electronic Stability Control problem 1
Failure Date: 11/11/2014

My vehicle lights for the ecs system, seat belt and airbag keeps illuminating. I took it to Hyundai here in jacksonville and was told that a diagnostic for $94, would need to be done to see why the esc light is on. The air bag light will go off when the seat cushion is recalibrated but, something is wrong with my seat belts(both), so it will stay on and therefor the air bags will not deploy on impact, I pray that I dont get into any accidents till I find out what the problem is. Why arent the seats belts part of the recall for the airbag system? they work inconjuction with each other. The esc was suppose to have been fixed in 09 but here it is 2014 and the same thing is happening again, the same problem as before. I have to pull over turn the car off and wait a minute to restart it only to have the light come on again once I start to drive. What is wrong with this car, it is suppose to be safe.

car   Electronic Stability Control problem 2
Failure Date: 10/13/2014

All of a sudden the esc off light turned on my vehicle. Took it to the dealer for inspection and found that there is a problem with the g sensor and esc module. Researched in the net and found that this issue was reported multiple times in the past for similar models. The cost of replacing the piece from out of pocket is outrages and need help in getting attention from the manufacturer to address this manufacturing defect.

car   Electronic Stability Control problem 3
Failure Date: 09/30/2014

Vehicle skids of road and the esc light came on. The light has been on since and its not going back. The back wells are making funny noise and vibrates at speed of over 50mph.

car   Electronic Stability Control problem 4
Failure Date: 07/14/2014

Over the course of a few days, the driver's air bag light started to be lit continuously while an occupant was in the seat. Initially, the light would come on and then go out after a few moments. However, after approximately a week of the on/off, the light then remained lit anytime the car was on. A few weeks later, the esc off light began to light up while driving the car. The light would come on while the car was in motion and would not shut off/turn esc on unless the car was stopped, turned off, and then back on. The issue has appeared sporadically, usually when associated with a turn. It has happened approximately 10 times thus far.

car   Electronic Stability Control problem 5
Failure Date: 06/13/2014

I was driving on the highway, going about 60 mph, and suddenly the esc off light came on and and I could not able to switch it off with esc control button. Its quiet frequent now whenever car touches 60 mph and sometime it automatically comes within city driving 30-40 mph. I have taken my vehicle to wheel works for the checkup and they suggested to get it checked with dealer as it could be a sign of a bigger problem. I have also read several forums and come to know that many consumers are facing similar problem and it could be related to accelerator pedal or brake pedal. This is also known problem to Hyundai but they are not doing a recall for this known problem. Please help in assisting on this problem and your urgent action will be appreciated.

car   Electronic Stability Control problem 6
Failure Date: 04/02/2014

The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 35 mph, the electronic stability control and check engine warning indicators illuminated. Additionally, the vehicle's speed suddenly decelerated. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 127,000.

car   Electronic Stability Control problem 7
Failure Date: 02/24/2014

The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the vehicle stalled intermittently. The vehicle would also accelerate and decelerate independently. The failure was recurring. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 05v316000 (electronic stability control). The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who replaced the brake switch but the failure recurred. Additionally, the warning lights for the air bags, brakes, and battery were illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who diagnosed that the electronic stability control module and the sensor box to the esc would need replacing. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact later noticed that the vehicle was smoking as it stalled. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000.

car   Electronic Stability Control problem 8
Failure Date: 09/27/2013

The esc off light turned on by itself. When pushing the button for the esc off, nothing happened. A few days later I noticed a minor stutter-step of the car's forward motion with a slight grinding noise, and the esc off light was illuminated again. The esc off light stayed illuminated. When I arrived at my destination, I shut the car off then turned it on again. The esc light was no longer illuminated. August 27, 2014, I left my car at the dealership and proceeded to work, they "found damage to left-front wheel speed sensor and left-front tone wheel. They also stated both the speed sensor and left-front tone wheel need to be replaced before further diagnosis could be performed. August 30, 2014, I was traveling at approximately 40 m. P. H. When traffic ahead began slowing. I applied the brakes and the car didn't just stutter & grind, it was like one side of the vehicle wasn't braking at all and the other side was breaking hard. The car jerked side to side for a short distance then seemed to right itself. The esc off light was now illuminated again. If I had been traveling any faster, or in heavier traffic, this certainly would have caused me to have an accident. I feel this is a design flaw, not an error on my part as the consumer, and believe this to be a life and death safety issue. My brakes have never been worked on and there's no logical reason for the speed sensor and left-front tone wheel to be damaged.

car   Electronic Stability Control problem 9
Failure Date: 08/25/2013

I turned the car on and the dashboard lights indicated all affected parts listed above went on. Drove the car for 3 miles and shut it off for 2 hours. Turned the car back on and had the same problem. I've read many owners with the same issue, but haven't seen a resolution this this problem. This is a very serious issues god forbid the air bags don't eject in a accident. What do I do??.

car   Electronic Stability Control problem 10
Failure Date: 08/07/2013

Esc sensor would light up on and off. Took it to mechanic and they could not find problems with the vehicle. Reset the sensor. The esc goes on and off all of the time. It will stay on for a month and then not be on for 2 months. This appears to be an ongoing issue from other boards that I have seen. This needs to be fixed.

car   Electronic Stability Control problem 11
Failure Date: 07/10/2013

Noticed a shimmy vibration louder than normal while driving to work on highway, upon exiting on main road heard very loud thump bang on left rear drivers side. I assumed it was a blow out as I couldn't steer the car (pulling to right) but managed to make into parking lot off the main. Upon inspection left rear tire still on car not flat, but on a total slant approx 45 degree. I was very glad to be off highway however still this is a major safety issue. After towing to garage, mechanic called me later and said the entire rear sub-frame rotted and broke from car needing to replace everything suspension sub-frame, including control arms, and would need an alignment, he also said that's why my tires wore down quicker than usual due to suspension issue. I didn't contact dealer since car no longer on warranty, after checking the internet for used parts (could not afford new parts as mechanic's estimate was already at the $1800. 00 mark) was surprised to see the hundreds of complaints already posted with this same issue. I did repair the car with a total bill (used/recycled parts) for $1567. 00. I still did not feel safe driving this car. Why would it take so long to have a recall. . . It is obvious this is a defect which could cause serious crash, fatality serious injury and should be covered by Hyundai for repair or full reimbursement.

car   Electronic Stability Control problem 12
Failure Date: 05/13/2013

Casual driving just proceeding from a stop sign and suddenly esc flashes and steering got stiff and brakes seemed to stutter and grinding sound without my pressing of brake. Had costly repair done at Hyundai dealer and exactly 12 months later same problem. The esc seems to be an issue and does interrupt normal driving even if the esc is off.

car   Electronic Stability Control problem 13
Failure Date: 04/10/2012

While turning corners the engine shuts down and unable to turn steering wheel. Restart car and it works again. Has happened numerous times. Airbag light has been on continuously. Brake lights replaced freq. Cruise control no longer works. Esc light comes on intermittently. Had to use shift lock release numerous times for 2 days at a time. I am unable to put the car into reverse or park and I have to use the shift lock release to move the gears. Heat and air conditioner stop working a few seconds at a time. Engine light comes on for a few days at a time. If I hit the brakes hard the esc light will come on and do not go off for days. Cigarette lighters replaced and one still will not work. Head lights dim intermittently. I have brought back to dealership many times and have spent hundreds of dollars and time off work and problems return quickly.

car   Electronic Stability Control problem 14
Failure Date: 02/06/2012

The esc comes on everyday I start the car then it comes off when the car is turned off completely.

car   Electronic Stability Control problem 15
Failure Date: 09/03/2011

Stop lamp switch was replaced under recall in sept 09. Same part went again in approx July 2011. Charged for diagnostics and replacement of stop lamp switch 1429 ckr $79. 95 and 1 93810-sk000 switch asm $6. 60 for a total of $86. 55. Dealer, motorworld of wilkes barre, PA indicated that I already had recall done so I would have to pay for this repair. I also own a 2011 Sonata and had to have the same part replaced two months ago (under warranty). Seems like there is still a problem with this part.

car   Electronic Stability Control problem 16
Failure Date: 09/23/2010

Lights across instrument cluster will not go off including: esc off, check engine, airbags and abs. There is also a visibility issue regarding the sun visor on the driver side. These are all issues that I have seen many other people are having as well and are potentially dangerous.

car   Electronic Stability Control problem 17
Failure Date: 08/11/2010

I have a 2006 Hyundai Sonata 3. 3. I started my car one morning and had no acceleration in the gas peddle. I turned the car off got husband and we restarted it and had no problem. I then took a trip to houston a few weeks later and again had the problem happen to me a few times there. I did not know what to do and had to return home. I called the dealership in houston and they said it would be a minimum of $100 dollars or more to just see what was wrong. My husband said to bring it home and we will check on it. On my trip home the esc off light kept coming on and I lost acceleration while in motion on interstate 10. This happened to me many of times on the return trip home. When it went out on me, several times I had to coast to the side of the road and 3 times nearly got hit in the rear and 1 time was seriously almost rammed in the rear while on the side of the road letting the car rest before restarting it. The most terrifying moment was going over the bridge in baton rouge, la. And the esc off light kicked in and I lost acceleration and there was no side road to pull over on. I had to come to a complete stop to turn off the car and restart it 3 times before the esc off light went off and I again had acceleration. Then about 20 miles outside of metairie, la. Where I was heading, it started sputtering. The rpms would go down and the car would pull back, then they would jump up and the car would jerk forward. I finally made it to my destination what is normally a 4 1/2 hr drive turned in to a very stressful and fearful 8 hr drive. I did look up on google about 2006 Sonata's and esc off light and found many off people having the same problem. I am putting the car in the shop tomorrow morning. I read of a woman having this problem and her car accelerating on her and plunged into a tree. This sounds to me a serious matter and seems it is going to be extremely expensive to fix when it seems to be a manufactures defect and should be fixed by Hyundai.

car   Electronic Stability Control problem 18
Failure Date: 09/01/2009

At first it was the radio, turning on and off by itself when I would try to lower the volume it would be louder. My headlights would go out and turn on again, my emergency brake light will turn on as my car would stop in the middle of the street. Air bag deployment sign is on and the bag it is not deployed. The abs, esc and other glow lights will turn on; sometimes I cant roll down the windows or lock the car with the button. Now my car will not start, no power and it resets my clock. I have gone to the dealership twice and they are greedy money hungry !@#$% who do not care for their customers, I replaced the battery and the alternator and its been through diagnostics and the alternator was the only thing found wrong. I have issues with the car at least twice a day and three times its died completely. This is an 2006 Hyundai Sonata it should not give me these problems.

car   Electronic Stability Control problem 19
Failure Date: 08/05/2009

I received notification from my dealership that my rear disc brakes on my 2006 Hyundai Sonata needed to be replaced (pads, rotors). My car currently has 56k miles on it, and any car I've ever owned never need a rear brake job (pads only) before 100k miles. The front disc brake pads were just replaced in November, and during that visit the technicians stated that all brakes (after the job) were fine. Additional issues with car, repaired during recall: esc light displayed on dashboard abs light displayed on dashboard airbag light displayed on dashboard.

car   Electronic Stability Control problem 20
Failure Date: 07/24/2009

That's the problem there is no serious event leading up to the problem. It is happening because theses cars are not built for safety. I have had my car for 5 months and there are some serious problems, Hyundai and you all may not think so but it is. If it was your car that had all of these problems you would be complaining also. Problems that I have with my Hyundai Sonata: passenger airbag light on every time you crank up, airbag light in the dash board on, check engine light (sensors going bad in the car). If its not equipped for the car don't try something that's going to have people spending out of the pockets and then paying for a car also. Recalls on 06 Hyundai Sonata what's the purpose if it cant be fixed everything on the recall list is happening to my car. If I had a second chance I would not have bout that !@#$% from Hyundai.

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