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Check Engine Light On Problems of Hyundai Sonata - part 1

Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 53 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 1
Failure Date: 11/18/2015

My 2012 Sonata has stopped accelerating and shifting properly. When the gas peddal is pressed, the car revs high and does not upshift properly, resulting in substantial power loss. The check engine light came on days after this began and gave code p2562 for an error in the turbocharger. Further research has shown that this is a common issue on this vehicle relating to the waste valve of the turbocharger. This is a grave safety concern as the car cannot safely merge onto roadways and can lose power randomly at any time, resulting in a rear end collision. This problem has happened numerous times at posted speeds on side roads and on highways. I have contacted the dealer and they claim they have never heard of this issue and must charge me to diagnose before determining it is covered under the powertrain warranty.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 2
Failure Date: 10/23/2015

On 10/13/15 while driving to work this car stutter when slowing for a stop light. The car did not stall so I kept on driving. On 10/16/15 while taking my daughter to school I was crossing the man-o-war and lyon drive intersection and the engine stopped running. I coasted across the intersection and got the car to the side of the road. I put the car in park and restarted the engine. The engine went on running as if nothing had happened. On 10/18/15 I decided to look the engine over to see if I could see why the engine stopped. I checked the oil and discovered that the dip stick showed no oil. I added 2 quarts of oil I had on hand and the dip stick now showed that the engine had oil, but it was still below the low mark on the dip stick. That day while driving the car the check engine light came on. My wife took the car into the dealer to change the oil and determine what the check engine light was for on 10/20/15. They changed the oil and said the check engine light indicated that I needed to replace the "exhaust oil control valve". On 10/22/15 the engine started acting funny. My wife took the car back to the dealer, on 10/23/15, and they said the engine was full of sludge and we needed a new engine. I did not believe it and wanted a second opinion. My wife barley got the car home. That same day I had the car towed to another service facility and they confirmed that we needed a new engine. They are now replacing the engine.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 3
Failure Date: 10/15/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving at approximate 30 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated and the vehicle failed to accelerate when the accelerator petal was depressed. In addition, when parked, the vehicle had a delayed start when the key was turned to the start position. The failure occurred constantly. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 52,772. Jo.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 4
Failure Date: 10/07/2015

Engine began to knock. Minutes later the engine seized requiring a tow. Hyundai service reported that a bearing failed resulting in engine damage. Prior to this the car did not report oil pressure lights or check engine lights. Hyundai is covering the replacement parts, but not the labor. The failure mode of the vehicle is as described in the current recall campaign effecting the 2011 and 2012 motors. I contacted the customer service line to see about getting my vehicle covered. It is a 2013, but was an early model year build in 2012. The car has been under repair for over a month because of the scarcity part as a result of the 2012 recall. My feeling is that my car should be included.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 5
Failure Date: 09/04/2015

Loss of engine power due to turbo waste gate control rod out of specs which happens every time there is a change in weather every time weather cools down or heats up check engine light comes on and code give is turbo waste gate actuator malfunction and engine losses almost all of its power makes it difficult to move out the way at highway speed and its is a sudden loss of power it happened last year when winter rolled around then it happened again this year when summer rolled around and now fall is here and the problem is back and Hyundai wants to charge not only the adjustment fee but the diagnostic charges as well the first time it happen my car had about 30000 miles second time it has 54000 and now the car has about 84000 miles on it.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 6
Failure Date: 09/02/2015

My daughter was driving on the highway in the 2nd to left lane about 65 mph, check engine light was on and all of the sudden she lost complete control of the accelerator pedal. She say's she pushed it all the way down to the floor several times, no pressure, no control and obviously slowed down. She moved over to get to the right shoulder to stop and see what is the issue, luckily the brakes worked (hard pedal), but many cars were dodging her trying not to hit her. She didn't get in an accident, but sure close to being in one and high speeds. Frightening to say the least. I has about 87,000 miles on the car. I am still concerned if I put another engine should I worry about this happening again? it could happen again unless it's recalled and the problem fixed! I am just glad she didn't get seriously injured or killed. I am very concerned knowing that this could happen to anyone with the 2011-2015 2. 4l engine. I tried to be proactive therefore I'm posting this complaint for others. I guess it takes collateral damage of people losing life for car companies and the wonderful federal government to take notice. Beware most 2011-2015 hyundae Sonata cars have this problem from what I am told.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 7
Failure Date: 08/04/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving at 25 mph. The vehicle stalled. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle. The check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of he failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v568000 (engine). The failure mileage was 77,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 8
Failure Date: 07/17/2015

Vehicle starting shifting hard, then while driving approximately 45 mph, the car fell out of gear into "neutral". Pulled over. Vehicle ran fine for about a week. Vehicle then continued to shift hard and the check engine light came on. Took to dealer. I am the original owner. Was told it was two selenodes and wiring harness. This repair lasted 48 hours. Was repaired under warranty although they said it could be my driving habits.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 9
Failure Date: 07/03/2015

I had a minor fender bender ( a person hit me and took off) 1 block later the engine died. It was taken to the shop where I was first told it needed a new battery and a starter. Battery was only 12 months old and starter was not a problem. I had it towed to Hyundai and they told me the engine seized from sludge and water. I I dont even have a sprinkler system for water damage and we are in a drought and the oil was changed a few months ago. I had read about the seized engine issues on this model but Hyundai says that is not true. I pointed out to them that no oil light came on and no check engine light came on. I have had no problems with this car until this happened. They refuse to do any thing about it but are willing to charge me $6700. 00 to replace the engine.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Sonata 10
Failure Date: 05/05/2015

While driving the check engine light and esc light go on simultaneously. When this occurs, the car goes into reduced power mode ("limp mode") and you are not able to drive above 15 or 20 mph. This is a very dangerous situation, especially when driving on the highway. This is a known issue with Hyundai in which they issued TSB #'s 09-FL-003-2 and 10-FL-010. The TSB's address a faulty throttle position sensor which is to be replaced with a new one with different settings than the original. One the part is changed, an update to the electronic control module is required. There are numerous accounts of this incident happening. How can a flaw of this magnitude not warrant a recall?.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 11
Failure Date: 04/28/2015

I was driving home from work when all of a sudden my check engine light came on and I started hear noises coming from my engine. I pulled over somewhere safe and eventually had to get it towed to a Hyundai dealer. I'm not the original owner of the call so the dealer tells me I cant used the 100,000 mile warranty. I have another warranty company who wants the dealer ship to come to a final decision as to why my engine stopped working. There was no sludge in my oil pan but there us metal which obliviously means something messed up on the inside. Hyundai is telling me under no circumstance will they further investigate what happened to my vehicle and wynn is telling them they will not pay for my vehicle unless they have the specific reason as to why a engine that only had 86,000 miles stopped working. My husband has a 2007 Honda civic that has 210,000 miles on it and yet my newer car dies out at only 86,000 miles to me this doesn't make any sense and I'm getting the run around on all ends. I don't have 6000 dollars to pay out of pocket expenses that is why I got the warranty in the first place. My engine shouldn't have gone out and with no warning!!!!!! so now I'm stuck without a car, paying a car payment for a car I cant drive, and no way to get back and fourth to work this will cause me to lose my job and not be able to care for my family something has to give.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 12
Failure Date: 03/04/2015

This is the second 2015 Hyundai Sonata which had computer problems. The first one purchased in July 2014, Hyundai took it back in Dec 2014 because of the computer problems. The second picked up in Dec 2014 currently has approximately 2900miles with the same basic computer issues. Both vehicles when travelling from about 40 to 65mph the engine's computer system would cut the speed down and lose compression to approximately 20mph to protect the vehicle from some kind of engine damage. You would be forced to get off the road and shut the vehicle off. Once the engine was off 5 minutes the engine would start up, the check engine/anti skid lights would stay on so that the dealership could see what codes were causing the problem. The first vehicle was assigned a case# by Hyundai -case# 6788232 and was finally taken back by Hyundai in Dec 2014 after being out of service for well over 35 days due to the continued computer problems. The replacement vehicle recently had 3 incidents while travelling at approx. 65mph the engine would go to 20mph without warning. The only exception was that when I restarted the vehicle the check engine light would remain on until I turned off the vehicle. When I restarted the vehicle the check engine light went off leaving me in a difficult position when bringing the vehicle in for service, the computer didn't store the event to verify the problem. The dealer said if it occurs again to let them know and they would contact their technical hotline. The service dept knows there is a problem since they went through this with me on the first vehicle, that's why they took the vehicle back. I established a new case file 7799545 on 4/16/2015 with Hyundai consumer affairs.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 13
Failure Date: 02/17/2015

At 11:38 am, car suddenly lost power while in middle of intersection, all the symbols on the dashboard lit up, pushing on throttle had absolutely no effect on cars movement. Car would go forward at idle speed only. Received a message on navigation screen and an email saying ?a possible condition with your engine control system has been detected. Hyundai recommends a full system check soon. To schedule an appointment with a Hyundai dealer, say service link when asked to say the name of a service. Pulled to side of road, turned off engine. Restarted engine, only check engine light was on, but acceleration still rough.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 14
Failure Date: 10/30/2014

I was making a right turn when the vehicle stopped. I could not restart it and had to have it towed. When the vehicle was inspected I was informed that the engine has seized. There was never any oil or check engine light that came on. The oil was changed when it should be. There was oil in the engine. Since the warranty was up I had to come out of pocket for an engine. .

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 15
Failure Date: 08/13/2014

We were driving highway speed when all of a sudden the cars check engine light, esc light came on while in the middle of traffic and the motor completely shut off causing no steering or any control of the vehicle, was able to coast to the side of the road and tried restarting the car with no luck. Called the dealership immediately and they stated it had done that to the previous owner but was not warranted to be fixed, but yet we only purchased this car 6 months ago. Sat on the side of the road trying to figure out what to do, when the tow truck came by and scanned in which I got the following codes: p2106,p1295,p2135. Its a sensor on the accelerator pedal and causes the car to shut off immediately because it cant respond to the throttle body. This is very dangerous as we could have been rearended and seriously injured. Please contact ASAP!!!!!!.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 16
Failure Date: 08/07/2014

I was pulling up to a stop light and my car made a jerking motion, as it had did one day prior as well. I looked at my dash and the eps light, battery light, check engine light, and one more light came on. I tried to drive the car forward and it began to roll back. I turned the car off to try and restart it, but the break would not push down for me to turn it back on. The car was towed to a dealership where I showed two service technicians the photo of the dashboard that I took, and both said that my engine had cut off. They kept the car overnight and drove on it to try and recreate the problem, along with running multiple tests, and nothing showed up.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 17
Failure Date: 05/25/2014

I started the car and it shook some and check engine light came on. I checked oil and it was 2. 5 quarts low. Filled the car with oil. Drove it to the shop to have a oil change done on it. The shop changed the oil and I drove the car home. As I was driving it home the car started sputtering and clattering. The car stalled. Towed to shop where mechanic immediately checked oil. It was full of oil. The mechanic changed the sensors. After changing the sensors the check engine light went off but the motor is still knocking. The mechanic confirmed the engine has been seized. The engine needs to be replaced. I have read on the internet that the 2011 engine is known to have major problems.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 18
Failure Date: 03/26/2014

My 2006 Hyundai Sonata has the check engine and esc lights come on, then the car wont accelerate as well as the rpms will not move. The car coasts like its in neutral. And today was the last straw when it decided to do it while going down the road instead of just when beginning the drive.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 Hyundai Sonata 19
Failure Date: 12/16/2013

The dealer refused to perform warranty work when the check engine light came on unless I agreed to pay a fee of approximately $125 if the dealer decided that the work was not covered by the warranty.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 20
Failure Date: 10/09/2013

Case no. [xxx] I purchased my 2007 Sonata from the denville, NJ dealership in may 2007. With only 38,000 miles on odometer I had the scare of my life¦. Driving on the highway, the engine died, and I lost all power. The ¿¿check engine¿� light came on. Thankfully, I was able to pull to the shoulder of the road and safely stop the car. After 2 minutes I tried to restart the car. It started and I drove it home with the check engine light still on. I checked that all fluids were ok. Next day driving to work, coming down a long grade, car engine died and again I was fortunate that I did not get into an accident. I brought my car to a aaa service station and reported the problem. They checked and informed me that the problem is due to the throttle position sensor,(tps) which they found a tech service bulletin describing the symptoms and condition. They gave me a copy of said bulletin. They noted that even if they installed the part, I would have to have a Hyundai dealer perform ecu software update. Therefore, I brought the car to the dealer and had them make the repair. I expected that this would be a ¿¿recall¿� by Hyundai, as failure of this part could be life threatening, as it was in my case. They said they could not honor any warranty service and I was charged $252. 24. I requested and received the replaced part. . I am rasked Hyundai motors of America to show good faith to a loyal customer, by reimbursing me for the costs associated with this known failing part. . Their response:" TSB are not recalls. Dealers are made aware of these and are asked to perform them on affected vehicles when they come in for other service. I vehicle outside of warranty, then the repair is an out of pocket cost to customer. They apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused. " they refused to reimburse me saying this part was not a recall. How outrageous of them!.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Hyundai Sonata 21
Failure Date: 07/28/2013

I have not owned my 2005 Hyundai Sonata for one year yet and is experiencing a confusing time with one set of the exterior lighting not working at all, the fuse were checked so I was told that it may be the switch, also the electrical system on the power doors always lock three out of the four doors. The check engine light goes on and off every other week the code says its a oxygen sensor. The lighting it restraining me form driving at night.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 22
Failure Date: 05/06/2013

Under normal driving, vehicle suddenly sputtered a bit and then the check engine light and electronic stability control light came on. The car then would barely move over 15-20 mph. We found out that these are the classic symptoms of a tps issue, for which Hyundai issued TSB 10-FL-010. We have had the vehicle at the dealership for all of the recommended repairs from that TSB twice with no resolution to the problem. My concern is that this problem occurs randomly and without warning. At least twice it has occurred on the interstate, and I felt we were lucky to get off to the side without another car running into us. I am extremely worried that the next time this happens we won't be as fortunate, and someone can be seriously hurt. This is also a very common issue with Hyundais. Frankly, I would not be surprised if someone has already been hurt because of this. I am also surprised Hyundai has not issued a recall or found a better solution to this problem. I believe this is a very serious problem and urgent safety issue. In fact, we would like to get rid of the car, but we cannot afford to buy another car, nor am I too keen on inflicting this problem on some other unsuspecting person thinking they are buying a good, reliable car. Please try to pressure Hyundai to come up with a better solution.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Hyundai Sonata 23
Failure Date: 07/27/2012

My car started getting erratic idling and then the engine light started to turn on. I got the spark plugs and spark plug wires replaced and then it mild down after around 1wk after, then the erratic idling while on drive or on reverse started again. Left it like that thinking it was maybe the fuel pump or something like that. Had my brother that is a mechanic check it and said he found the spark plug wires out of sequence, but after he made sure all were the correct order the same problem started again, same erratic idling and this time it really did feel like sometimes loosing power. It has gotten worse since then that I was driving, don't recall the mph, but it must of been around 50 - 60 mph cause I was on the freeway. The whole engine sporadically, in less than a split second, turns off then on. All the electric panel and the front dashboard and the whole car's electrical system turns off/on in a "blink of an eye". It made the car make an erratic and sudden stop, like if I had put the brakes completely or the engine just stopped that split second. Then it went back on and still driving. After that it did it about 2 more times like around those mins I was driving, about mins apart. After this happened, it's been getting worse and now the power shuts off completely and I have to drive to the side with no power on car. Then suddenly gets power again and I just start it again. I've checked the cables of batteries and they keep telling me I can't get the car checked for codes cause the engine light keeps getting reset since it looses power completely and they can't get any codes unless the engine light is lit up. Sometimes turning signal or putting the brakes or lights on make it stop or loose power completely.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 24
Failure Date: 04/19/2012

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the check engine warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for diagnostics, which located the failure at the engine. The engine oil experienced a block that caused the oil not to circulate and the engine to fail. The engine would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure and the current mileage was 30,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 25
Failure Date: 01/27/2012

2007 Sonata with 37,000 miles. Check engine light and esc light come on and car goes into limp mode. Extremely unsafe. Happens randomly. Have to pull over because car won't accelerate. Car needs to be shut off and turned back on. Code p2135 and p2106.

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