Check Engine Light On Problems of Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 31 problems associated with check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category).
#1 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2005 Hyundai Sonata
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. It was July 28, 2013 when this check engine light on issue occurred.
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#2 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Hyundai Sonata
The car involved is a 2002 Hyundai Sonata. 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. This problem occurred on Jul. 27, 2012.
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#3 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata
The owner has 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. It was April 19, 2012 when this check engine light on issue occurred.
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#4 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle involved was a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. The VIN of this vehicle is 5NPEU46F47_. 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. This check engine light on issue occurred Fri., Jan. 27, 2012.
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#5 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle is a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. Was pulling on to a road and the engine did not engage, the hybrid system",green ready" light began blinking and the yellow sevice " with the wrench " engine light also came on. I could only get it up to 3 to 5 mphs and the echo gage was up to red pegged out,, we pulled out on a county road that has a speed limit of 45 , a van had to stop ,because we pulled out in front of him, I had no doubt the vehicle would go ,but it did not. We had just drove up a hill that always requires engine ,grade steep, stoped and pulled out . Nearly causing an accident. . We pulled off road and tried again driving in electrical only mode light blinking we pulled back over and restarted car and everything was fine. . It s a dangerous problem that needs to be addressed ,when I push the peddle it should go !!!!. It was 09/16/11 when this check engine light on issue occurred.
#6 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata
I drive the Hyundai Sonata hybrid. The first time the problem occurred at approx 9800 miles, I was driving 60 mph on a highway when the vehicle lost battery power and an alarm sounded, and then a signal indicating to "check charging system. " I immediately took the vehicle to my Hyundai dealership where they were aware of the issue, but did not know how to fix it and suggested I just simply turn off and then restart my car. It happened two additional times, one while approaching a stop light, and another time while I was stopped at a stop light. The last time it happened, I could not get my vehicle to reset by restarting once. I had to shut the vehicle off, then attempted several times to restart. The 4th time I tried to start it, I was able to do so sucessfully. I did notice the last time it happened, the engine light remained on even after battery power was restored. I am taking it back to the dealership tomorrow and demanding a solution. This is just too dangerous to lose power in high-speed traffic, and the problem seems to be occuring at all speeds. The failure date was Thursday, Sep. 22, 2011.
#7 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle was a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. Engine can easily become hydro-locked in heavy rain and road splash back from other vehicles due to the design of the direct air intake of the Sonata hybrid. With its design, it does not have any water baffles to prevent water from entering the air filter and once it enters the air filter box, there are no drain holes for it to drain out. This forces the water through the engine as that is the only way for it to get out of the filter box. When the engine stalled, no electronic control warning lights were illuminated and the car remained in the â€œreadyâ€� state. This could lead to damage of the hev system and battery pack. Per the technician servicing the car, they stated that the hev warning light only illuminated when the hev battery reaches 15% charge (the point at which they have to replace it), this contradicts with the ownerâ€™s manual as well as counteracts the purpose of a warning lamp. Due to the nature of the design where the computer controls when the engine start/stops, the engine can damage itself before preventative action can be taken. For example, when the engine stalls due to water ingestion through the air filter and the oxygen sensor determines it cannot compensate, the engine will stall, but before the situation can be rectified, the computer attempted to restart the engine causing it to become hydro-locked. With my experience, I am convinced that the design of the car is flawed and is unreliable to drive in a heavy rain scenario which leaves it unusable several times a year. I have owned several hybrids in the past (2001 and 2005 Toyota prius) that I operated through the same conditions as your vehicle and I did not experience any problems with them. Additionally, with the Toyota, when the engine stalls against the computerâ€™s control (e. G. : running out of fuel), the hev and engine warning light both illuminated and the â€œreadyâ€� light was DE-illuminated. This issue happened on Jul. 7, 2011.
#8 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata
The car involved is a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 5NPEC4AB4B_. Took delivery of a new Sonata limited turbo 2. 0 on the 24th of November. Check engine light appeared same day. Purchasing dealership reset the check engine light, said nothing to worry about. Light reappeared on the drive home. 2 days later, engine stalled. After being towed to the dealership, they discovered an exhaust valve melted/cracked and damaged the combustion chamber. Brand new engine ordered and replaced. This check engine light on problem happened on Wed., Nov. 24, 2010.
#9 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle was a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 45 mph the check engine light began illuminating on the dashboard. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was told that the oil sensor needed to be cleaned. The vehicle was repaired. The failure continued to occur; however, an authorized dealer advised her that the oil sensor needed to be replaced. The oil sensor was replaced but the failure recurred. The failure mileage was unknown and the current mileage was 93,000. The VIN was unavailable. This problem occurred on January 21, 2011.
#10 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata
The car involved is a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. Heard small knock in engine, told it was standard fuel injector knock. At 43k, my husband driving on PA turnpike -- knock starts pounding. But no check engine light. As he is getting off to a rest area, knock goes crazy, engine starts smoking, and the check engine light comes on. Engine overhauled, not replaced under warranty. Three subsequent related repairs. 2006 Hyundai Sonata. This issue happened on Monday, Sep. 17, 2007.
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#11 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle was a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. When accelerating from a stop or slow turn, "check engine" and "esc off" light come on. The vehicle acts as if it is in neutral, with no gas power or brake control, but the car is running and all other electrical functions are working (windows, radio, etc). It shimmies and shakes. You have to coast to the side of the road and restart numerous times to get it to run properly. The check engine light remains on for several hours and then shuts off. This started about 6 months after I purchased the used car in 2006, and is intermittent but still has the problem. It will act up several times a day for months then nothing. This should be considered a safety issue, having to stop in single lanes with no shoulders, on railroad tracks, or intersections and restart numerous times to get it running again. Took to merced CA Hyundai they replaced tsp wiring, which did not help. Of course it appeared ok as it takes time for the problem to repeat. Have been unable to return to shop, with the inconvenience of having to take time off work, drive 30 miles to the dealer, and pay for car rental. I live in a rural area and bought a fairly new car to be reliable. This was not it. This check engine light on problem happened on Apr. 15, 2007.
#12 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata
Consumer has a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 70 mph the engine and esc light illuminated on the instrument control panel, and then the engine stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealership for inspection. The technician from the dealer stated that the throttle position switch and the ecu software needed to be replaced. The current and failure mileages were 75000. The failure date was December 8, 2009.
#13 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata
The car involved is a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. S10 appropriate handling re defective engine-malfunction indicator light and erratic rpm reading involving reduce acceleration fm owner of a 2006 Hyundai Sonata lx. The consumer stated the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealership several times, only to be told there was nothing wrong. The tail lights burned out, the passenger side air bag light illuminated when the passenger seat was occupied, the esc light would blink while driving in the rain and due to the esc light being on , the vehicle would become un-drivable. This problem occurred on Friday, Jun. 1, 2007.
#14 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle was a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the vehicle would sporadically stall when driving at any speed. The check engine warning light would illuminate prior to the failure. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair facility for diagnosis. The mechanic advised that the main computer sensor was defective. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 72,000 and the current mileage was 102,000. It was Tuesday, September 1, 2009 when this check engine light on issue happened.
#15 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2004 Hyundai Sonata
The VIN of this vehicle was KMHWF35H94_. 2004 Hyundai Sonata GLS dies randomly when stopped at a red light or turning at a low rate of speed, then starts right up and may not do it again for a month or a few days. Check engine light does not come on and vehicle runs great besides dying in traffic which could cause a crash. This check engine light on issue occurred Aug. 9, 2010.
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#16 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Hyundai Sonata
The car is a 2002 Hyundai Sonata. Check engine light continues to come on. We have been told that Hyundai is having a large problem with O2 sensors, especially in warm climates. Dealer worked on the problem once already, but the problem seems to have returned. The car is currently at the dealership being worked on. The service person said there have been so many problems he is suprised they have not had a recall just for the O2 sensor. This issue happened on Monday, May. 26, 2003.
#17 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Hyundai Sonata
The car involved was a 2002 Hyundai Sonata. There was crash involved with this problem. While driving, the air bag inadvertently deployed which caused the consumer to hit a parked vehicle and subsequently the vehicle rolled over. Provide further details. The vehicle was once service for the check engine light illuminating. Recall campaign: NHTSA campaign id number : 02v145000. On certain passenger vehicles, the supplemental restraint system (srs) side impact air bag satellite sensors may be too sensitive to some lateral accelerations that are not caused by side impacts to the vehicle, such as forcefully slamming a door closed. It was 09/03/2004 when this check engine light on issue occurred.
#18 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2002 Hyundai Sonata
Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is KMHWF25S42_. Subject:2002 Hyundai Sonata. I have two problems ones the airbag light the other is engine light on. These could lead to a serios injury accident, if airbags dont work or if I cant stop car because engine dies!I know someone else that has the same problems with hers. My warranty has expired,but they should be responsible to fix both problems!anyway my main problem is the engine light that stays on,the car dies whenever it wants. I think this is a common problem with these cars and they dont want to fix . Please look into it for all Sonata owners,this should be a recall fix!thank you!. This problem occurred on Sep. 2, 2005.
#19 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2001 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle involved was a 2001 Hyundai Sonata. The VIN of the problem Sonata is KMHWF35VX1_. The consumer was going about 25 mph and the check engine light came on and vehicle just died. The vehicle jerked to a stop, then later drove normally. Later, the check engine light went off, and it began to drive normally. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, who was not able to duplicate the problem. However, the service manager said there was no problem, but the consumer $135. 00 for changing the transmission fluid. After getting the vehicle back on 8/24/04, the vehicle suddenly made a loud grinding metal sound, the dealership claimed it was the trans axle. The consumer stated that they were guessing just to get her out of the dealership. This check engine light on issue occurred Friday, August 20, 2004.
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#20 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2000 Hyundai Sonata
The car is a 2000 Hyundai Sonata. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) was KMHWF35V3Y_. Vehicle stalled without prior warning, and then engine check light/ air bag light came on dashboard. Dealership was aware of problem. This check engine light on issue occurred Mar. 1, 2001.
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#21 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2000 Hyundai Sonata
The car is a 2000 Hyundai Sonata. VIN of the vehicle was KMHWF25S1Y_. Steering wheel, check engine light, and catalytic converter. It was Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003 when this check engine light on issue happened.
#22 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2000 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle was a 2000 Hyundai Sonata. While driving engine warning light illuminated, then, vehicle stalled. Consumer was able to restart the vehicle. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. This check engine light on issue occurred Friday, Jun. 25, 2004.
#23 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 2000 Hyundai Sonata
The reporting person's vehicle is a 2000 Hyundai Sonata. While driving at any speed, the check engine light illuminates on the instrument panel and the vehicle suddenly shuts off. The failure occurs intermittently and the vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. The current and failure mileages were 73,899. Updated 10/14/08 the oxygen sensor was replaced. Updated 10/15/08. The failure date was Tuesday, September 9, 2008.
#24 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 1999 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle having this issue was a 1999 Hyundai Sonata GLS. The VIN of the problem Sonata is KMHWF35V3X_. Purchased car August 16th 2001 shortly after purchase about 3 months later the check engine light came on so I took it back to the place of which I purchased it wyatt johnson Hyundai dealership in clarksville TN . At that time the O2 sensor had went bad so that was replaced and we were also advised that it was way past due on transmission fluid which was their fault so they replaced that as well. A few months went by and the same thing happened again. These were once replaced again on the opposite side of the car. Also about 4 to 5 months later the check engine light came back on and the car was sputtering and then would not start because the spark plugs wires were fried as if they had caught on fire so they too replaced that with all new ones. I asked the manager there at the dealership what happens when the warranty runs out considering it had 34,000 miles on it when we bought it he stated that this would not happen again. Well now since then we have moved and the same problem keeps happening the airbag light is on of which we never received notification of this that it was a recall, there is the engine light on again and the car will not even start I have a 13 month old baby and nothing to drive. This issue happened on Saturday, May 3, 2003.
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#25 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 1999 Hyundai Sonata
The car was a 1999 Hyundai Sonata. The VIN of this vehicle was KMHWF35V6X_. Vehicle repair log states that the engine light is on and engine not cranking. This check engine light on problem happened on 07/31/2000.
#26 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 1999 Hyundai Sonata
The car involved is a 1999 Hyundai Sonata. The car had a crash. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is KMHWF35V7X_. Consumer loss control and hit a solid barrier and none of the airbags deployed. Driver sustained a head injury. Prior to the accident the vehicle was taken to the dealer because the air bag light illuminated. The dealer removed and replaced the passenger seat air bag module. The dealer also performed recall 02v105000 related to the side impact air bag wiring harness routing. The rear defogger button flashed intermittently and the a/c and defogger were inoperative. The dealer replaced the control head. The outside rearview mirrors would not move right or left. Dealer found break in wiring in right kick panel. The check engine light illuminated. The dealer replaced the canister purge valve. * ph. It was November 7, 2002 when this check engine light on issue occurred.
#27 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 1999 Hyundai Sonata
The car was a 1999 Hyundai Sonata. At any speed engine check light came on and stayed on. Vehicle had problems shifting into gears, and stalled. Vehicle was taken to the dealership on numerous occasions, and the mechanics were not able to fix the problem. It was Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2002 when this check engine light on issue occurred.
#28 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 1999 Hyundai Sonata
The car involved was a 1999 Hyundai Sonata. The VIN of this Sonata is KMHWF25V2X_. Air box that is connected to the air hose fell off the engine, and laid in the engine compartment. This resulted in vehicle stalling . The first time this occurred check engine light came on after the vehicle stalled, the second time the check light didn't come on at all. Dealership reconnected the air box. This problem occurred on Mar. 20, 2004.
#29 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 1998 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle was a 1998 Hyundai Sonata. The VIN of this Sonata is KMHCF24F7W_. The contact stated the check engine light is not functional and that the the obd to the system is not communicating. Due to this the evaporative system is not ready. This vehicle is not conforming to the clean air act and cannot pass emissions. This issue happened on May 1, 2006.
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#30 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 1997 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle involved was a 1997 Hyundai Sonata. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was KMHCF24F1V_. Fuel tank has developed cracks and a fuel smell is present. 1) in Dec 2000 and Mar 2001 fuel tank replaced because of cracks on top of fuel tank; 2) in April 2001 service for recall 00v314001 was performed; 3) in October 2001 fuel was leaking from a seal between fuel tank and a pipe, leading to engine, resulting in fuel tank being replaced for fourth time and 4) in November 2001 fuel smell was present again and dealership was diagnosing the problem. The fuel gauge operation stays on full then drops drastically due to fuel sender/pump failure. The dealer replaced the gas tank cap. The check engine light comes on due to purge valve failure. Consumer was asking for reimbursement. This check engine light on problem happened on 12/07/00.
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#31 - Check Engine Light On problem of the 1997 Hyundai Sonata
The car is a 1997 Hyundai Sonata. Check engine light stays on after dealerships tried to fix muliple times. I have spend about 3,000 dallors of my money to fix the car. The dealership has finally told me that they do not know what is wrong with the car. The car wants to stall at a stop and the idle jumps aroud while driving down the road. The car really acts up when you have the a/c on. It was September 1, 2001 when this check engine light on issue occurred.
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|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||55|
|Car Stall problems||32|
|Check Engine Light On problems||31|
|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems||25|
|Gasoline Engine problems||14|
|Engine Stall problems||8|
|Engine Cooling System problems||7|
|Emission Control problems||6|
|Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problems||6|
|Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problems||6|
|Engine Exhaust System problems||6|
|Engine Oil Leaking problems||5|
|Engine Shut Off Without Warning problems||3|
|Manifold/header/muffler/tail Pipe problems||3|
|Engine Grinding Noise problems||2|