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Car Will Not Start Problems of Hyundai Sonata - part 1



Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 37 problems related to car will not start (under the electrical system category).

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 1
Failure Date: 10/01/2016

The first issue is that my car will not start sometimes. Then after a minute or two it will start. I have the push button to start my car. It is beginning to happen more often in the last 6 weeks. The second issue is that my steering wheel is making a clicking noise when I turn the steering wheel. It happens all the time.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 2
Failure Date: 09/07/2016

Over the last 24 months my dashboard, parking, dome, and /or rear lights have gone on by themselves. It has happen more than 12 times the car was off and it happens sometimes during the day, sometimes at night. The vehicle was parked in a public lot or in front of my house. I was not able to shut light off using the remote. The dealer was not able to fix this problem and had no suggestions. This is a safety because the car would not start a number of times and service had to be called. Please advise if this is a recurring issue with this model and if you can be of help to rectify the problem. Thank you.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 3
Failure Date: 08/08/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that after the vehicle was shut off, the push to start failed to operate. As a result, the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 71,469.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 4
Failure Date: 03/16/2016

Tl-the contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. In addition, the contact stated that the vehicle took one hour before restarting. The vehicle was driving to the contact resident. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 87,000. Aw.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 5
Failure Date: 03/01/2016

When attempting to start the car yesterday normally, the car did not start. After reading the owners manual I discovered how to insert the Smart key into a slot within the center arm rest compartment and the car starts normally. However the car cannot be locked or unlocked with the Smart key anymore. The car was in the garage on the day of failure. Also when moving in reverse, and turning the steering wheel, there are clumping sounds from underneath the vehicle and that's getting louder. Unfortunately we owner's do not get any type of resolutions on these issues. Hyundai needs to step up and rectify these concerns. Ooh they got their money already. . . .

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 6
Failure Date: 02/20/2016

Car will not start when I hit the start button. Sometimes it will and sometimes it takes 4 or 5 times to start. Car makes an electrical rattle like noise but doesn't turn over. Also, when I try to shut the car off, my display will tell me to shift to park and the radio will stay on. I've had the car in for the shift lever cable recall but I believe there is more to this. The car is doing the same thing before and after the recall fix. I commute 200 miles to work so the miles I post will be high.


car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 7
Failure Date: 12/23/2015

Dashboard warning signs started blinking (wrench, battery, etc) while I was driving the car on a city 4-lane highway (route 1 in baltimore) at a speed of 30-50 mph. After starting and stopping my car, a Sonata hybrid, several times, eventually I lost all power to the car such that the brakes and steering would not work. At this point I was only going ~10 mph. Luckily I was at the mall at this point and the car came to a stop on its own. The car would not start and the door locks and fob did not work. I then had it towed to the dealer. They replaced an electrical board of some type and then were able to drive it but also noted all of the dashboard alarms going off. Their current working diagnosis is that there is a problem with the connection to the electric battery causing high resistance. It is still under repair at the dealer. I am worried that this could happen again.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2014 Hyundai Sonata 8
Failure Date: 06/20/2015

On three occasions my car would not start. After the second time it failed, I brought it in. Hyundai service department could not find anything wrong with it after hooking it up to the machine. No codes showed on the system check. They said they checked the battery. They said it could be the brake sensor, which was changed from a recall, so they said I have a new one, they would just adjust it and hopefully would fix the problem. Three days later on a Saturday morning, the car would not start again. I brought it back in. They kept my car from 06/20 - 06/30 and could not find or reproduce the same problem.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 9
Failure Date: 06/12/2015

(keyless entry) the car intermittently starts. When this occurs, the car will turn on, but will not start. The dashboard lights will come on and the steering wheel and brakes will lock. Sometimes after a couple tries, the car will start. There has been a few instances where the car would not start for hours and had to be left at the location, but will work the next day. This seems to occur mostly in the afternoon, after the car has been sitting out in the sun for a long period of time. There has been an attempt to jump the car, but was unsuccessful.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2014 Hyundai Sonata 10
Failure Date: 08/04/2014

The contact owns a 2014 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 5 mph, the engine stalled and was able to restart. When entering the key in the ignition, the vehicle failed to start intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 1,200.


 
car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 11
Failure Date: 02/24/2014

On multiple occasions, my car would not start with the keyless key fob. The car stated they key was not detected although the key was in the car. I could not unlock the car, could not open the trunk or use the buttons on the key fob in any way. This has happened increasingly in the past month.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 12
Failure Date: 04/17/2013

This vehicle is equipped with proximity key system. The vehicle would not start even with the key in the vehicle, we tired to use both keys, the vehicle would not recognize either key. Lights illuminated in the dash, engine light and oil light (car not running) other lights lit in gear shifter and still no connection. We could not open the trunk there is no key slot and the key fob trunk button would not unlock trunk. Car was towed to the nearest dealer. Note: this is the second time our vehicle experienced this problem. January 2013 same problem where we needed a tow to the dealership. Same problem 4 months apart.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 13
Failure Date: 03/31/2013

Brake pedal sensor failure resulted in a car that wouldn't start. The key-less entry depends on the brake pedal being depressed, otherwise the ignition will not turn over. Under normal operation when the driver is trying to start the car, the key must be inside the vehicle, the driver must depress the brake pedal and then press the ignition button. The car normally turns over. In this situation all systems function as if the car does not know the brake peddle is being depressed. The battery has full charge, all accessories function normally, but the ignition will not turn over. Because there is no way to manually start the car, the car is rendered completely useless.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 14
Failure Date: 08/01/2012

Tl- the contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start after pressing the push-to-start button. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer who stated that they could not find a defect with the ignition. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 20,000. Mah.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 15
Failure Date: 07/23/2012

Car will not start! Hyundai replaced the brake switch and now it is happening again. This happens a couple times per week. This will be my second visit to Hyundai. This should be a recall! we could be without necessary transportation.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 16
Failure Date: 12/22/2011

I have experienced this problem 3 times, my 2011 Hyundai Sonata limited failed to start. I like many others had my foot on the brake and hit the start button as I usually do and nothing happened but the dashboard indicator kept reading "press on brake pedal and push button to start" I repeatedly tried over and over. After 15-20 failed attempts I pulled out my manual, no work arounds. I then called the dealer, who told me to stomp on the brake hard. I did and after three cycles it started.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 17
Failure Date: 12/13/2011

The engine failed to start. When you press on the start pedal, it would "lock" up and not recognize the automatic key in the vehicle. Took it to a dealer who said the brake switch needed replacing. Now, at the end of April, again, it is happening. It is going in again this week for the same situation. Also at the same time the esc electronic stability control light goes on randomly and stays on until the engine is restarted. I used the override procedure someone else mentioned to get the car going -- depress and hold the brake pedal for 30 seconds. Even once the engine started, the gear shift remained stuck in park and took awhile to take it out of this position. When I was idling in park today, the same thing happened which told me the situation was getting worse.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 18
Failure Date: 12/12/2011

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that when the brake pedal was depressed and the push-to-start button was depressed, the vehicle would not start. The failure was sporadic but became worse as time progressed. The vehicle had not been taken to the dealer. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage was 16,000.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 19
Failure Date: 10/24/2011

I have a 2011 Sonata that failed to start on three occasions. The first was about 8000 miles the second was at 10800 miles and the third was the next day from the second occasion. This car is less than 1 year old. As I went to start the car as I normally do the "press the brake pedal to start" would flash even though my foot was on the brake pedal. The first two times I was able to get it to start by repeatedly pressing the brake pedal and pressing the push button start more than 10 times. The third time I had no such luck and called the dealer for service. I noticed that on all 3 occasions that the brake pedal had more than normal pressure and would not depress at all. I assume that there is some sort of switch that tells the car that your foot is on the brake before the push button start will start the car. With the brake pedal not moving at all this switch is probably not being activated so the car does not start.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 20
Failure Date: 10/10/2011

6,500 miles into vehicle use, vehicle failed to start up while parked. Upon entering vehicle, pressing brake pedal, and pushing start on push-button start, screen would display "push brake pedal to start vehicle. " the vehicle failed to acknowledge brake pedal was being pressed. After 5 minutes of continuously pressing brake pedal down and simultaneously pressing start button, vehicle eventually started. Approximately 5 additional failures to start occurred before I brought vehicle in to selling dealer. The dealer diagnosed the problem, which my receipt lists as a a faulty brake lamp switch. Technician removed and replaced brake lamp switch. Approximately one week after vehicle was "fixed," the vehicle failed to start in the same fashion as had previously occurred. I had vehicle towed to dealership. Dealership again diagnosed same problem and replaced same part (brake lamp switch) as previously replaced. I have had vehicle for three days since last (second) repair. I will continue to monitor and report if issue appears again.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 21
Failure Date: 09/29/2011

This is the third time that I have gone to start the car and it failed to start because of a defective brake pedal sensor. The sensor has been replaced twice now. The second incident did not leave any codes for the dealership to find a problem due to the battery being disconnected. This appears to be a known problem for this model.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 22
Failure Date: 09/12/2011

I am the owner of a 2011 Hyundai Sonata limited. Within the last 2 days it has not started 4 times. The message screen within the car says "press brake to start". It will not allow me to depress the brake peddle at all, to have the engine start. Many dash system lights go on, but the car will not start. The electrical system definately has an issue. I looked on the internet to see if others have experienced the same problem. . . . I am still in shock. . . . !!!! hundreds from all over the USA have had the same problem and from what I read. . . . Nothing has been done to correct this problem. I drive 100 miles to work and I must have a reliable car. Here is a beautiful looking car sitting in our garage not able to start!!! this is really a problem. Please register this complaint and hopefully Hyundai is doing something to help us poor folks that bought these cars.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 23
Failure Date: 08/29/2011

Car would not start. . Dealer replaced brake switch.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 24
Failure Date: 08/26/2011

The constant reoccurring problem is my car will not start. I have been stranded several times and have each one documented. I also have problems with the steering wheel locking and the brakes are unable to press. I have contacted an attorney regarding the lemon law and she has notified the Hyundai motor America. My car is currently in the repair shop again and this has gone on for the 2 1/2 years I have owned it. There are over 598,000 complaints against this model of car and the problems are very serious and can cause deadly accidents. My car will not click out of the cruise control feature so I cannot use that feature. The brake lights do not always work and I have been stopped by cars behind me to tell me I have no lights and they almost hit me. What does it take to get this model of car recalled before many deaths occur. The internet has this problem documented and a recall was issued to replace that switch. I have taken my car in to have the brake light sensor replaced twice and it still occurs. I have to continue to pay payments on this car while I drive a rental car. I basically do not have a safe car to drive so I can't go anywhere in fear of being stranded. Can you please look into this and safe lives before it is too late?.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 25
Failure Date: 08/02/2011

Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed but the technician could not find the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage 73,845. Aw.

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