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Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 74 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 1
Failure Date: 06/19/2017

Cylinder one misfire causing vehicle to loose power while driving, significant shaking of vehicle. Vehicle had minimal acceleration. Check engine light flashing, remained illuminated when vehicle was safely maneuvered to highway shoulder. Required new spark plug and coil. Vehicle only has approximately 41,000 miles.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 2
Failure Date: 05/03/2017

I was on a city street approaching a red light, as I was coming to a stop my car's engine shut off without warning. Oil light, check engine light, and battery light were illuminated. I put my hazards on, put the car in park and attempted to re-start the car with no luck. Car did not make any turning over sounds when trying to re-start. Dashboard lights, radio, powers windows still worked. I called roadside assistance and waited in my car blocking one lane of traffic. After about 10 minutes a passerby pushed my car to the side of the road, at this time I noticed it was very hard to steer and the brakes started to lock up. I put the car in park and waited for the tow truck. While waiting I made several attempts to re-start the car. After about 30 minutes the car restarted and I was able to drive the 3 blocks home. The following morning I had the car towed to the dealership. I was told they couldn't find anything wrong with the vehicle. They could not recreate the issue and no error codes showed up. There were also no error coeds in the log but if the engine shut down it seems like something should be in the log. I'm extremely nervous to drive thinking this can happen again in a more dire situation (like on the freeway). I see other complaints online with this same situation and am concerned for mine and my passengers' safety.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 3
Failure Date: 04/17/2017

I've had consistent problems with my engine. Problems range from the check engine light coming on several times over the past 2 years, twice since 2017 started, 2). I've complained to the dealer about the abnormal amount of engine oil the car uses in less than 20,00 miles. 3). Engine will not start, even when there is no alternator or battery problem. 4). Car doors lock with key fob inside. 5) shaky steering wheel, that I've complained about since I owned the car. 4) seats are suppose to be leather, "leather" is cracking in the front around the base of the seat. (dealers says it's normal wear and tear. I've had leather seats before and none of them cracked).

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 4
Failure Date: 03/22/2017

Complete engine failure while driving. No warning and it did not trigger the check engine light.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 5
Failure Date: 01/28/2017

When I start my car, put it in drive, and proceed, the car will jerl. As. Ifnits struggling to change gears. It usually stops after a minute or so. It doesnt always happen, but its occured twice today and the check engine light finally came on. Im up to date on my oil changes, have had my transmission fluids flushed and the problem still persists. It shows that there are no active recalls, however ive heard from numerous people that these cars are known for engine problems.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 6
Failure Date: 12/21/2016

White driving either in motion or stopped behind a light, engine starts to shake and stall. This make the car share heavily and nudge forwards and backwards until the call stalls out. Then the dash gets lit up with all the check engine lights. Then, pressing the start button multiple times until the vehicles starts. The car does this every so often. You drive off, it shakes and stalls, it has a hard time starting. Then it starts and everything seems normal. This happens at least 1 or 2 times a month. Currently vehicle at deal service to see what is going on. Google search resulted in other with similar issues. See link below if necessary. . Read more...


car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 7
Failure Date: 12/17/2016

Me and my wife were driving to southern California on a road trip. When accelerating uphill, the transmission downshifted to above 3,500 rpm's. Immediately the fuel cutoff and the car would not accelerate. I tried several times but noticed the car would not accelerate past 3,500 rpm's. I immediately went to manual mode and selected a gear that was below 3,500 to make it up the "grapevine" hill. Soon after the check engine light came on. I went to the dealer the next day and they said it was the vcm motor- code p0200a. It was replaced under warranty. The dealer service was great. We were lucky this malfunction didn't happen when my wife was driving alone and needed to pass another vehicle or drive uphill. She would not have been able to accelerate.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Hyundai Sonata 8
Failure Date: 12/04/2016

Check engine light code reads intake valve circuit has low voltage. Noticed reduced gas mileage economy and poor engine performance.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Hyundai Sonata 9
Failure Date: 11/04/2016

I was driving on interstate 75 when the check engine light went on. The car lost speed gradually from 60 mph to 10 mph. Fortunately I was near an exit and was able to exit and stop at a hotel parking lot. This was a frightening experience since other cars were speeding around me at 70+ mph, then cutting in front of me to exit the interstate. The car has been at the dealer at least three times because the engine light came on with no other result. No reason was found for the problem. The car was towed to the dealer who was closed for the weekend so I'm without a car for the weekend and will have to miss work tomorrow. Unknown cause. I'm not able to scan documents.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 10
Failure Date: 09/06/2016

I was driving on the freeway and my check engine light came on. Then suddenly the engine lost all power and was coming to a stall. I was able to coast over to the side of the freeway, and had to call a tow truck from there.


 
car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Hyundai Sonata 11
Failure Date: 09/01/2016

My esc & check engine light come on and car stalls and shuts off while driving on streets and the freeway.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 12
Failure Date: 08/19/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 20 mph, the vehicle stalled and crashed into a curb. The air bags failed to deploy. There were no injuries. A police report was not filed. After stalling, the contact was unable to restart the vehicle and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and was not diagnosed or repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 15v568000 (engine) and 15v759000 (brake system, hydraulic), but the contact was never notified. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 94,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 13
Failure Date: 08/02/2016

Faulty engine control module - while driving home from vacation, after approximately 9 hours on the highway, our check engine light came on in our 2015 Sonata. We were only two hours away from home and the light wasn't flashing, so we continued driving. While on an acceleration ramp changing highways, the car sputtered and seemed to be losing power, even with the gas pedal completely floored. Thankfully, the engine didn't shut off and we were able to continue driving, however, the engine seemed to "mis-fire" and the car was hesitating and riding rough. The next day, the check engine light went off. A few days later, it came back on, and while trying to gain enough speed to get on the highway, the engine felt like it was cutting out and began to ride rough again. I immediately called Hyundai to make an appointment to have the car looked at. When I made the appointment, the scheduler indicated there was a recall on my car. I asked if it had anything to do with the check engine light being on, and I was told it didn't. I took the car in, and after 2 or 3 hours they called and said my car was ready and they had replaced a faulty ecm (engine control module), which had caused the check engine light to come on. No mention was made of the recall. After reading all the posts on this site, I am convinced the problems people are having with their engines dying is the result of a faulty ecm. I have searched everywhere on the internet about Hyundai recalling vehicles that could be affected, and I could find absolutely nothing. We never received a recall notice by mail or email either. Symptoms of a bad or failing ecm include the check engine light coming on, engine stalling, misfire or performance issues. Shame on Hyundai for not protecting their customers against a potentially life-threatening hazard as this.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 14
Failure Date: 05/28/2016

The contact owns a 2015 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle began to lose power and the check engine light illuminated. The vehicle began to decrease in speed when the accelerator pedal was depressed. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the turbo failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 30,000. The VIN was not available.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 15
Failure Date: 05/23/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 50 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated, the vehicle decreased speed independently, and stalled. The vehicle failed to restart and was towed to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15v568000 (engine); however, the mechanic stated that the vehicle could not be repaired. The diagnosis was that the cylinder head needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 146,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 16
Failure Date: 04/14/2016

The contact owns a 2015 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 60 mph, the oil and check engine lights suddenly illuminated before the engine began to sputter and stall. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who did not yet determine the cause of the failure. No additional information was available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 56,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 17
Failure Date: 02/08/2016

Philadelphia, PA. While running a few errans my car's check engine light came on. I decided to shut the car off and start it back up. The check engine light went off and everything seemed fine. After about 30 minutes the car died out completely while driv8ng. Luckily I was able to let the car coast in a semi safe place. After the car stalled and began to smoke the car tried to start multiple times on its own and the smell was unlike anything I've smelled. In addition, I've been battlinng Hyundai to set up my blue link which they did not! lastly, I was actually able to capture this ordeal on my dash cam!.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 18
Failure Date: 12/25/2015

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 45 mph, the air bag and check engine warning lights illuminated. The failure occurred whenever the vehicle was operated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the air bag module failed. The cause of the check engine warning light illuminating was not found. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 24,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 19
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 2011 Hyundai Sonata 20
Failure Date: 10/30/2015

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 5 mph, the check engine light along with several other warning lights illuminated and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the crankshaft needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v568000 (engine). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 52,000.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 21
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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 22
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 23
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 24
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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 25
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.

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