Car Stall Problems of Hyundai Sonata - part 1

Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 133 problems related to car stall (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 1
Failure Date: 07/11/2017

Txx3 is the campaign but there was also another campaign that was talking about the specifics of what is happening with my vehicle that all relate to this. My car has stalled numerous times including on the highway. I have already had it towed to another shop, and now I need it to go to the dealership. The guy on the phone at the dealership knows the recall and issues, but basically says my car doesn't qualify. It only gets the extension of warranty on the motor. How can a company make a vehicle that could kill someone due to poor assembly and not really be willing to help? they should assume responsibility and fix my car.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 2
Failure Date: 07/06/2017

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart on the first attempt. The contact was unable to recall when the recall notification was received, and was unaware that there was a recall until the failure occurred. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v568000 (engine). The vehicle was taken to the dealer (lake norman Hyundai, 02520 chartwell center dr, cornelius, nc, 28031) and the recall repair was completed. The contact was advised that the oil level was low and provided an oil change. The vehicle did not produce the diagnostic codes through the inspection that required replacing the engine; however, the recall remedy failed to repair the vehicle. Four days later, the failure recurred three more times. The vehicle was able to restart on the first attempt after one failure. Two other times, the vehicle restarted after a few attempts. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer, but no diagnostic codes were found. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that they could not do anything based on the information that the dealer provided. The vehicle was not registering the failure codes and no additional assistance was offered. The failure mileage was approximately 140,000.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 3
Failure Date: 06/20/2017

The contact owns a 2015 Hyundai Sonata. While driving various slow speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled after making a right turn, usually directly after stopping at a stop sign. Rancho grande motors of san luis obispo, California was made aware of the issue, but could not duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 18,000.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2014 Hyundai Sonata 4
Failure Date: 06/01/2017

The contact owns a 2014 Hyundai Sonata. While driving, the accelerator pedal was applied and the vehicle failed to respond above 60 mph. The vehicle stalled without warning. The local dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 25,000.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 5
Failure Date: 04/25/2017

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The contact was concerned that the vehicle was unsafe to drive. The vehicle was towed to the dealer to be diagnosed, but the mechanic was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v568000 (engine). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 6
Failure Date: 04/24/2017

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. After the vehicle was repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 15v568000 (engine). The vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who noticed metal fragments in the engine. The cause of the failure was unknown. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 42,000.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata 7
Failure Date: 04/10/2017

Car stalls while driving - has happened multiple times - very dangerous. Has been at dealer for 40 days now and not been fixed.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 8
Failure Date: 03/21/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. While the contact's wife was driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle stalled and all the warning indicators illuminated. The contact's wife was able to restart the vehicle, but it stalled twice before reaching the destination. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that there were metal shavings present in the engine oil and the engine needed replacement. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 17v226000 (engine and engine cooling) but the contact had not received a notification. The failure mileage was 143,097.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 9
Failure Date: 03/20/2017

Car has begun randomly and unpredictably "stalling" while in motion. Just simply stops moving forward for a few seconds , not responding to gas pedal . This has been both as car starts from stopped position as well as during cruising. Because most of our driving is city, we do not know if car will stall at highway speeds and we are afraid to drive on highways now. Hundai will not attempt any repair because they cannot document the problem. We feel it is either a bad computer or a transmission issue. No repairs have been attempted even though we have been into hundai several times.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 10
Failure Date: 03/07/2017

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While the contact's daughter was driving 45 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was unsure if any warning indicators were illuminated. The vehicle was unable to restart and was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed with metal fragments in the motor, and the engine needed replacement. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the repairs would not be covered under an extended warranty recall. The failure mileage was 99,466.


 
car image   Car Stall problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 11
Failure Date: 03/01/2017

Car hesitates almost stalls from a stopped position. Almost caused someone to rear end me.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 12
Failure Date: 03/01/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. While reversing the vehicle at 10 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart on the first attempt. The vehicle was driven home and then taken to a local dealer (hoselton auto mall, located at 909 fairport rd, east rochester, new york), but the failure could not be duplicated or diagnosed. The contact took the vehicle to another dealer for a second opinion (vision Hyundai located at 755 ridge rd, webster, NY), but they were also unable to diagnose and duplicate the failure. The failure occurred three times previously. Hoselton auto mall stated that there was no failure with the vehicle. The dealers informed the contact that no remedy was available. The manufacturer was not made aware of failures. The failure mileage was approximately 32,500. Parts distribution disconnect.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 13
Failure Date: 02/18/2017

Car just stalls out. Also clanging of metal sounding under car; no leaks.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 14
Failure Date: 02/10/2017

Driving to the movie theater in my 2011 Sonata 2. 4 GLS, 113k miles, traveling through 40mph and accelerating on an access road and the engine quit. There were no warning signs, it just stopped. I coasted into a parking lot and tried to restart. It wouldn't turn, so I tried jumping it - no luck. Bought/installed a battery from a walmart that was near the parking lot - no luck. So, I thought it was the starter and had it towed to the nearby autotire repair shop. After some investigation, they called me and stated the engine had seized. Awesome. After doing some research on line, I found out it's a common problem, necessitating a class action settlement. I called the Hyundai customer care line and they towed it to the Hyundai dealer in st charles, mo. So far, I'm in for $180 for the two tows, $165 for the diagnostic check, and $671 for the rental car. Have my lawyer at the ready if Hyundai tries to weasel out of their obligation to fix this known defect. More to follow.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 15
Failure Date: 02/02/2017

Car just stalled while driving on the freeway and wouldn't turn over after many attempts to jump start still nothing. Thought it was an electrical problem till the electrical shop I had taken the car to a electrical repair near my home and was informed that the engine was frozen or seized. My car is always well maintained with the necessary lubricants and fluids and had been serviced at the dealership for recall 132 recently but told me that they did not need to replace the engine. A couple months prior I had a valve job done at griffin automotive because the car started to barely even hold an idle because part of a valve had broke off sending a piece of metal thru the turbocharger which than also needed replacement for a grand total of $4,500 for valve job and new turbocharger.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2010 Hyundai Sonata 16
Failure Date: 02/02/2017

Driving in traffic and car stall on freeway doing rush hour traffic car died could not move gear selector fondling with key before it started was followed by a police until out of danger, had it tested at firestone auto repair no electrical problem was found.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 17
Failure Date: 11/27/2016

Shortly after exiting interstate and slowdown for signal, I attempted to accelerate and the vehicle was totally unresponsive, like I wasn't even giving it gas. I have had it serviced twice and towed once for stalling while driving, shuddering, sputtering. Took waiting and numerous attempts to get it restarted. The second time, the dealer kept it for a week in October and could not find anything. (this is my second complaint as I want all this documented). Doesn't mean it doesn't exist. They replaced the fuel pump. I just drove it back from out of town this weekend (300 miles) and I noticed the acceleration was quite sluggish especially when trying to accelerate to pass. It was like the passing gear would not engage. Afraid my car would just stall again, I did not pursue heavy acceleration or passing gear attempts any further. Then this happened today. I feel there is something definitely wrong with this vehicle, and that every time I drive it, I am at some kind of risk. Saw some other complaints about ecm. The problem needs to be identified and corrected; this is definitely a safety issue, especially at high speeds or heavy traffic. There is definitely something wrong here.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 18
Failure Date: 10/25/2016

On 10/25/2017, I was stopped in traffic in left hand turn lane waiting for the light to turn green. When light change I started to move forward and felt a shutter in the car. I stopped the car before making the left to enter into the intersection and all of the dash board lights came on, there was a small amount of smoke came out from under the hood and the engine was dead. Tried to restart the engine to no effect. If I did not stop at the car I would have stalled while making a left in the middle of a four lane road (the intersection of rt 1 & southampton rd) I had the car towed to my mechanic who informed me that the engine locked up and the starter was melted.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 19
Failure Date: 10/24/2016

I got my car with 15 miles on it, before I even had 10 thoursand miles the car had a transmission heat up. Took it to the dealer they run a test nothing was found. A week later same thing happen, now the car is at 31 thoursand miles im so scared driving the car stalling like a manual car everytime I accelerate. The car keep on vibrating hard at 40-up mph.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 20
Failure Date: 10/20/2016

"takata recall" my car takes a while before it actually cranks and while I'm driving it begins to stall in the middle of the highway. Once I go over 60mph my steering wheel begins to shake almost uncontrollably.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 21
Failure Date: 10/01/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. Without warning, the vehicle stalled and was unable to be driven. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v568000 (engine). The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 166,000.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata 22
Failure Date: 08/31/2016

Every time I release the brake pedal after sitting at a long red light the car shakes and shudders, sometimes really hard, and sounds like it�s choking for a few moments before I am able to accelerate. It sounds and feels and acts as though it is going to stall but it has not yet. The effect does * happen when the air conditioner or the vent are being used; only when those are off. It varies from mild to really strong. It took multiple trips to the dealer for them to determine that it is normal not just for my car but for all 2016 Sonatas. It is a feature where the transmission shifts into neutral at long stops then re-engages in drive when the foot is lifted from the brake pedal. The purpose is said to reduce engine load. I think this is a safety concern is because when a driver removes their foot from the brake and the car�s brake lights go off, it is a signal to the car behind them that they are about to go. But the wait time required for the shaking and sputtering to stop before the gas pedal will work results in �mixed messages� to the driver behind, thinking that you are ready to move forward but you�re not really ready yet, and may result in a rear-end collision. *detailed time line attached *official communication from corporate attached.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 23
Failure Date: 08/17/2016

The contact owned a 2015 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving at 35 mph, the vehicle stalled and smoke started to emit from underneath the hood and the air conditioning vents. The vehicle was pulled to the side and the contact quickly jumped out of the vehicle just before the engine compartment exploded and the hood flew open. The contact stated that the fire department came to the scene and extinguished the fire. A police report was filed but there was no fire report. The contact stated that there were no injuries. The remains of the vehicle was towed to a junk yard. The failure mileage was 27,000.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 24
Failure Date: 08/12/2016

The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the engine seized and would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 103,000.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 25
Failure Date: 07/24/2016

Driving car on a main street with my kids and without warning lights in dashboard come on and car begins to stall. I try tomove to side of road and park and car as best I can on the side. Car turns off and doesn't turn back on.