Car Stall Problems of Hyundai Sonata - part 1



Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 124 problems related to car stall (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 1
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 2
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 3
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.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 4
Failure Date: 03/01/2017

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

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 5
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 6
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 7
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 2015 Hyundai Sonata 8
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 9
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 10
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 11
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 12
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 13
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.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 14
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 15
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 16
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.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 17
Failure Date: 07/22/2016

I was driving home from work on the highway, and approximately 40 minutes into the ride the car struggled to accelerate while I was driving on the highway at about 65-70mph without a warning light or any type of warning display on the dashboard. The car hesitated when I put my foot on the gas to pass another car, or if I slowed down in traffic, it struggled to accelerate above 20 - 40mph. When I reached my exit, and came to a stop light, the gas pedal was all the way to the floor just so I could get up enough speed to go across the light, as well as accelerate so the car in back on me could go as well. The engine would hesitate, and when it did finally reach the right speed it was still not a smooth ride. When I reached my destination, I turned the car off, and turned it back on about 2 hrs later. The car started (with a little hesitation in the engine), although it still struggled to accelerate past 20mph. It was also hesitating, and felt as though it would stall. I drove the car to my mechanic, about a 15 minute trip on local roads. There were a couple of uphill battles, where I could barely get the car up the hill. My mechanic checked to see if there were any codes from the computer, and the code came back as 'turbo under-boost'. The turbo charge is dead. I have a turbo charged engine. Therefore, since the turbo booster is dead, it basically leaves the engine without little power!.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 18
Failure Date: 07/05/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. While driving various speeds, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to restart. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure recurred. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v568000 (engine). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 106,000.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2014 Hyundai Sonata 19
Failure Date: 07/02/2016

The contact owns a 2014 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was able to be restarted. The failure occurred twice. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 15,400.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 20
Failure Date: 06/22/2016

My car stalled in the middle of traffic and was told that it was because of a recall that I never received notification of. I think it was campaign 132 or 136. By the way, campaign 143 is also on the horizon. I could have been seriously injured and they are going to fix the car with no charge but I am out of work with no car because they only rent cars through enterprise. I cannot rent through enterprise and they are in no way trying to help me. I did not ask for this to happen and it is not my fault at all. I simply asked them to assist me in getting into something so that I could get to work. I'm missing days that I am not getting paid for because I am still new on the job. I work for the state highway administration and find this to be extremely wrong. You don't notify of me something and then say that if I can't use enterprise, whom they have struck some deal with, that I'm just left to my own devices. This is not right, I should be accommodated in some way regarding a car and I should be compensated for days missed at work. Ourisman Hyundai in laurel, MD has my car and they are telling me that it may up to a month to get the parts necessary for my engine! so not only are they forcing me to rent a car for something that Hyundai is responsible for (I was never notified of) but they are also telling me that I have to pay for a rental for a full month, won't get reimbursed for, and deal with the fact that I am not getting paid while being out of work. Are you kidding me? in what world is this okay?! something needs to be done about this and this whole system or way of doing things is not effective and penalizes the car owner for things they had nothing to do with. It's Hyundai's fault and I should not have to deal with this!.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 21
Failure Date: 06/20/2016

Stalling engine and speed cruse control, if you put the speed control on 70mph, it shows your at 65 mph and trasmission; while on motion at 20mph and while accelerating from a stop at a steady increase in speed and it deceleartes by itself.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 22
Failure Date: 06/07/2016

On my way to work I had turned off the highway onto a side street and my vehicle stalled out with no warning or warning lights. I coasted it to the side to safety. When I tried to restart it did and no warning lights showed up but when I went to accelerate it stalled out again. I had the vehicle towed to the dealer, waiting on an answer but sounds like it may be part of an engine recall. This could have been a fatal failure if it happened on the expressway or in another traffic situation.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 23
Failure Date: 05/30/2016

On may 30, 2016 at around 9 pm I stopped my 2015 Hyundai Sonata at a traffic light and without warning the engine died. I was almost rear ended when the light changed to green. No warning lights came on until the engine died. After about two minutes I was able to restart the car. I turned left at the intersection where my car had stalled and in the middle of the intersection the engine died again. I thought I was going to die. Exited the car and waved traffic by. Two more minutes and the engine started again and I was able to drive the three remaining blocks to my home. I had the car towed to ourisman Hyundai where I bought it. They have had it ever since. Today, June 6, ourisman called and said they could not duplicate the problem and I should return the loaner car and pick up my Sonata. I will not pick up a Sonata that dies in the middle of driving. I would like to live. I called Hyundai America and reported the issue and they open d a case file. I have left messages with the gm at ourisman and he has not returned my calls. Oh, I forgot to mention that when I bought the car (it was a year old) I told the salesman that I did not want a hertz, avis or any other rental car. He assured me it was not purchased from a car rental company. After over 5 hours at the dealership, I was told it had been from a rental company. I was worn out and thought it still had four years left on the warranty. I feel like a fool. I have asked Hyundai America to buy my car back.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 24
Failure Date: 04/24/2016

Recall campaign 132. Vehicle stalled/locked up causing a collision with heavy front end damage.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 25
Failure Date: 04/11/2016

When I place my car in park the car is,telling me to shift to park but I'm already in park. My car will turn off but my navigation screen stays on. Also the engine push to start/stop light won't turn off. In addition I am unable to use my favorite to lock the doors because it thinks my keys are still in the vehicle so I have to manually lock it. The car seems to stall occasionally and I have to gas it to pick up speeds and I've only had the car for two months.