Car Stall Problems of Hyundai Sonata - part 1

Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 142 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: 10/12/2017

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled and lost power without warning. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic who diagnosed that there was no oil in the engine and the engine seized. A dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the vehicle had already been serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 15v568000 (engine), although the contact stated that the vehicle had never been serviced for that recall. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 2
Failure Date: 09/25/2017

Purchased 2015 Sonata for son. Sonata started stalling out at low rpm, idling very rough. When it unexpectedly stalls out, very dangerous to brake, steer. Took it to 2 Hyundai dealers, both said car needs engine replaced, neither could tell me exactly why. Said engine is all gunky. First dealer said it was due to metal shavings in oil. Second dealer tried to blame us for poor maintenance, even though we have service records. Car has 80,000 miles. Paid $19,382 16 months ago, $5800 remains on loan and car is worthless. $8000 to replace engine. I am 2nd owner. Purchase from enterprise car sales, with 60,000 mile warranty. Also purchased extended warranty, but at 80,000 miles, we are over. I have owned 4 camrys and 2 accords in my life. All have run and been sold at around 200,000 miles. Big mistake to trust Hyundai. Many recalls on Sonata engines 2011-14, but no engine recall on 2015. . . Yet.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 3
Failure Date: 09/18/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 60 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to an unknown dealer where it was diagnosed that the engine block needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 82,000. The VIN was not available.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2017 Hyundai Sonata 4
Failure Date: 09/16/2017

On Saturday 9/16/17 I was at a stop light sitting still when my car stalled and went dead. I looked at the dashboard and saw the engine light was on. The brake was frozen and before I could restart the car it rolled into the vehicle in front of me. There no damage to her Jeep. However my car hit the spare tire and rack on the back of her trunk, causing damage to the hood of my car, the grill and lower bumper. We did not exchange information, as she did not have damage to her car, so she left the scene. I drove the car home (2 miles from my house) and called the dealership. They told me to bring the car in. I brought it in the same day. Raymond, the service agent came outside to survey the damage and I told him what happened. He went to talk to the service manager and later came out and said they will take the car and put it on the machine to get a diagnostic reading to see why the car stalled. They gave me a loaner car and I left. On Monday, 9/19/17, I returned to the dealership after I got off work and was told by raymond that they could not find anything wrong thus far. He said he wanted to keep the car another day or two to take it for a drive and try to see if it would stall again. I agreed and asked raymond to also check the fuel injectors, fuel pump, fuel regulator, as my friend who is a car mechanic suggested to me that this can cause a car to stall also. He said okay. On today, Wednesday 9/21/17, raymond called me and said they took the car out for a drive and it did not stall, nor could they get a reading that anything was wrong when they put it on the machine. He said he could not understand why the car would stall. I asked for a diagnostic report and he said he could only give me a copy of the service ticket. I am afraid that this car could stall again and what if it happens while driving -- it could be much worst damage and bodily harm. Please help!.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 5
Failure Date: 09/06/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle stalled and the engine seized without warning. The vehicle was towed by aaa to haddad Hyundai (689 east st pittsfield, massachusetts 01201) where it was diagnosed as having an engine seizure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The vehicle was previously repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 17v226000 (engine and engine cooling) prior to the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 140,000.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2014 Hyundai Sonata 6
Failure Date: 09/05/2017

The contact owns a 2014 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 70 mph, the vehicle stalled twice and the entire instrument panel was illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v226000 (engine and engine cooling). The manufacturer was notified of the failure and sent a tow truck to the contact's residence to take the vehicle to the local dealer (buerkle Hyundai, 3350 hwy 61 n, st. Paul, mn 55110). The dealer diagnosed that the battery was faulty and uncertified, and needed to be replaced. The local dealer informed the contact that there was no knowledge of the recall. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was approximately 39,000.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 7
Failure Date: 08/28/2017

I was driving on a 2 lane hwy, cajalco rd. In riverside county California driving about 50 mph suddenly the car loses all power and stalls out. The vehicle would no longer start. I check engine oil levels where normal. Had to have the car towed to the nearest dealer and I am waiting Hyundai response to how this will be fixed.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 8
Failure Date: 08/12/2017

The contact owns a 2015 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 10 mph, the vehicle shook and stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer (Hyundai village, 24 commonwealth Ave danvers, MA 01923), but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 15,000.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 9
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.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 10
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 11
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.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2014 Hyundai Sonata 12
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.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 13
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 14
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 15
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 16
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.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 17
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 18
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 2011 Hyundai Sonata 19
Failure Date: 03/01/2017

I experienced a total engine loss in 2015 while travelling on an interstate highway in my 2011 Hyundai Sonata. My mechanic diagnosed it as an engine debris problem. This was prior to Hyundai disclosing that it had a known engine debris flaw with the engine. Rather than scrapping a four-year old vehicle, I had the engine replaced because the rest of the vehicle was in good shape. At the time of replacement new 2011 Sonata theta ii engines were impossible to obtain (because of the high failure rate) so a low mileage (53k) used theta ii engine from a different 2011 Sonata was obtained by my mechanic and installed in my vehicle. Obviously, this occurred before it became public knowledge that the alabama manufactured theta ii engine had inherent and dangerous flaws. Tragically but predictably the new engine is now exhibiting the same symptoms as the old one. Upon inspection the engine was diagnosed by my Hyundai dealership as having failed the campaign 132 diagnostic test. Hyundai has however repeatedly refused to provide any remedy to this second engine problem, saying that they don't want to provide remedy because the engine was sourced from a different 2011 Sonata (and that the engine is not the original one). It is unconscionable to deny compensation because I had the unfortunate experience of being the recipient of not one, but two engines that failed due to the same faulty design flaw. Hyundai should stand behind its faulty product and provide a remedy to the problem of their making.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 20
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 21
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 22
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 23
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 24
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 25
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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