Door Problems of Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 22 problems linked to door (under the structure category).
#1 - Door problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle is a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Hyundai Sonata is KMHWF35H73_. The chrome off the indoor handles peeled off and can cut your fingers when trying to open the doors. The failure date was Monday, July 1, 2013.
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#2 - Door problem of the 2003 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle involved is a 2003 Hyundai Sonata. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is KMHWF35H13_. The chrome on the interior door handle of driver side exhibited a crack and separated. My wife cut her finger on the cracked chrome plating. I contacted Hyundai customer assistance center at 1-800-633-5151 and was told that my vehicle was not included in the door handle recall (I. E. , NHTSA campaign id number: 09v171000). I don't understand how one vehicle can be recalled while others of the same year and model are not. This issue happened on 02/13/2013.
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#3 - Door problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle having this issue was a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. I have had three door handles break off of this car. The first was 3/12/2012; the second 3/26/2012; and the third was 9/4/2012. The break was the same on the last two cause me not to access entry. The handle has a defect at a mold point that snaps off leaving the handle in the hand of the owner completely detached. The dealer and corp offices refuse to assist claiming it is out of warranty. It was Mar. 12, 2012 when this door issue occurred.
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#4 - Door problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle involved was a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of the car was 5NPET46C16_. Three out of my four door handles have fallen off of my vehicle. The first two fell off while the vehicle was under warranty. The third recently fell off and I had to pay for labor to have it repaired. I feel this should be a recall as the part that holds the door handle on is obviously faulty and I don't feel I should be responsible for the cost of the repair or labor. This door problem happened on Wednesday, February 2, 2011.
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#5 - Door problem of the 2004 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle involved is a 2004 Hyundai Sonata. The chrome on the inside door handles are cracking & peeling. I have cut my finger twice now on the sharp edges. Also, the paint is coming off the molding around the outside door handle on the rear driver side. This door issue occurred 03/09/2012.
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#6 - Door problem of the 2003 Hyundai Sonata
The car involved is a 2003 Hyundai Sonata. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is KMHWF35H73_. I took my car in to have a faulty door handle replaced which I cut my hand on. It had already been replaced once during a recall. Obviously the same faulty part was put on again. I was advised that I would have to pay $125. 00 for a new handle because they only perform a recall once. I thought that recall parts were replaced with different parts that are not faulty and the parts were guaranteed. I should not have to pay for this service due to another faulty handle that they replaced. I never expect to open my car door and cut my hand nor should I have to wrap my door handle as they suggested. I am so upset over this and will never purchase another Hyundai and even have my car serviced there again. All I am asking is for Hyundai to take responsibility and replace this handle with one that will not chip. The failure date was 04/27/2012.
#7 - Door problem of the 2005 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle involved was a 2005 Hyundai Sonata. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Hyundai Sonata is KMHWF35H75_. The drivers door handle has a chrome cover on it, that at one point was glued tight to the handle, but now due to wear and tear, the edge of the plastic chrome piece is exposed and it your not paying attention and slide your hand across it when opening the door, it can result in a cut. Gash in someone's hand. (injury) I have gotten a few cuts, nothing serious, but if someone really was in a rush, it could be quite a deep cut/gash in your hand. It was October 10, 2009 when this door issue happened.
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#8 - Door problem of the 2004 Hyundai Sonata
The car was a 2004 Hyundai Sonata. Seems to be a defect in the door handles. . . We have flaking of the chrome finish on our 2004 Sonata as well, primarily driver's door. It was 06/01/2007 when this door issue happened.
#9 - Door problem of the 2004 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is KMHWF35HX4_. 2004 Hyundai Sonata - interior door handle caused hand laceration by peeling chrome plating /crack in door handle assembly. This door issue occurred Aug. 30, 2009.
#10 - Door problem of the 2003 Hyundai Sonata
The car is a 2003 Hyundai Sonata. Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is KMHWF35H83_. Driver door alarm keeps alarming. I took it in to the dealer once already to be repaired. The service manager at this time told me that on this model the door needs to be tightened/adjusted. Now 2 months later the same thing is happening only worse. Now the door light is coming on and the light on the dash board is coming on. Maybe the door is defective and going to fall off. The failure date was October 2, 2006.
#11 - Door problem of the 2003 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle having this issue was a 2003 Hyundai Sonata. The VIN of this Sonata is KMHWF25S43_. Within one year of buying my Hyundai 2003 sonnta, I cut my finger on the silver coated inside door handle on the driver side. The silver coating of the door handle somehow splintered and cut my finger like a straight razor blade. The cut was very deep and my finger bled profusely for about 10 or 15 minutes. I contacted the dealer and the handle was replaced. A short time after, my husband sliced his finger on the passenger side inside door handle. Again the cut was very deep; it was like a straight razor cut. His finger bled profusely for 10 - 15 minutes. Again the dealer replaced the handle. Back in November of 2007, someone was getting out of the back seat, and then this person cut her finger on the silver coated inside door handle. This time I contacted Hyundai headquarters and told them about the problem. . The rep. I spoke to said she did not hear of any similiar problems. They contacted the car dealer and the handle was replaced. Now a couple of weeks ago, I cut my hand on the passenger door handle (this was a handle that had previously been replaced). I contacted Hyundai again and am awaiting disposition on this. There is something very wrong with these door handles. The cut it causes is like a straight razor cut. It slices deep and it bleeds very badly. I told Hyundai that I am sure I am not the only person to experience this serious problem. In fact, I searched the internet and found there are other people that have the same problem with these door handles. This is a very serious problem that I think the gov. Needs to get involved with. Thank you maria facchin thank you maria facchin. This door problem happened on 07/05/08.
#12 - Door problem of the 2003 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle is a 2003 Hyundai Sonata. The VIN of the problem Sonata is KMHWF35H93_. Two of the inside door handles have a silver metallic foil that has split and come loose. My son cut his finger opening the door. Now the driver door inside handle also has the silver foil coming loose. We have had to put tape on it to prevent getting another cut finger. This issue happened on Mar. 1, 2007.
#13 - Door problem of the 2003 Hyundai Sonata
The VIN of this vehicle was KMHWF35H33_. My wife and I have both cut our hands on the chrome inside door handles of our 2003 Hyundai Sonata. When I questioned the dealer , lafontaine automotive group , in dearborn,mi. I was told that my vehicle was not included in the door handle recall. I don't understand how one vehicle with a problem can be recalled, and another with of the same year and model is not included. Please explain to me. I have pictures that I will try to send to the web site, if I can't I do have them for future reference. It was June 3, 2010 when this door issue happened.
#14 - Door problem of the 2002 Hyundai Sonata
The car involved is a 2002 Hyundai Sonata. : the consumer stated the interior material on the passenger's door handle of the vehicle caused minor injuries to a child. The vehicle was taken to the dealership where they replaced the door handles. The consumer is now having the same type of problem with the driver's side door. Updated 3/9/2006 -. This door problem happened on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004.
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#15 - Door problem of the 2002 Hyundai Sonata
The VIN of the car is KMHWF25S62_. Hyundai Sonata 2002 outside and inside painted door handle peeling causing injury to hands. Injury more cause by inside door handles due to sliver painted door handles. Becomes very sharp once peeling. This problem occurred on September 8, 2006.
#16 - Door problem of the 2002 Hyundai Sonata
Vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle is KMHWF25H52_. Repeated use of interior door handles on my 2002 Hyundai Sonata caused wear of the chrome plating and handles cracked and then had sharp edges which cut myself and some of my passengers and then I had to tape them. I took car back to 2 dealers, 1 didn't respond and the other fixed the problem with a bandaid, literally. They fixed it by putting a chrome adhesive pad over each of them, when I drove the car out of the lot and it was parked in the sun, the chrome plated adhesive strips came loose. I feel the need to fully replace all the defective door handles. This didn't resolve the problem and only made it worse with the doorhandles being sticky and unable to open at times until you stick the adhesive strip back on. I love my car and Hyundai but don't think they did the right thing with just masking the problem to save a little money. Please help! no deaths, but there were three people who were injured by cutting through the skin and would have been in bad shape had I taken a hemophiliac with me at some point. It was 08/30/09 when this door issue happened.
#17 - Door problem of the 2002 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle was a 2002 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph the exterior rear passenger door chrome plating detached from the door landed onto the hood of the vehicle. Unintended separation and exposure of sharp fragments can cause a serious injury. The vehicle has not been inspected or repaired to determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle identification number was unavailable. The failure and current mileages were unavailable. This door issue occurred Sep. 16, 2009.
#18 - Door problem of the 2000 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle is a 2000 Hyundai Sonata. There was an erratic operation when the accelerator pedal is applied. The dealer could not duplicate the problem. The horn malfunctioned, the door(s) closed by themselves, and when the vehicle was driven pass the 40 mph mark, the transmission operated as if were catching up. Scc. This issue happened on 06/15/00.
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#19 - Door problem of the 1999 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle having this issue was a 1999 Hyundai Sonata. May 27, 1999: car was taken in due to low fuel light remaining on at all times. Sending unit was ordered. July 8, 1999: sending unit was replaced with new unit. Low fuel light continued to remain on at all times. Service department ordered another part (unsure of what this part was). July 22, 1999: returned car to service dept due to low fuel light remaining on at all times. Description of service on this date: board-prin, gauge assy. After this service, light no longer remains on at all times, but during the next few months, we notice the low fuel light does not come on at all, even when gas gauge falls below empty. Sept 16, 1999: (new complaint) reported that both front door speakers crackle and pop when radio is on and front doors are open. Service dept checks wiring, but problem continues upon picking up the car. We also report that power door locks will lock on their own. This problem is not fixed. Service dept says they cannot duplicate problem. December 7, 1999: we report once again that speaker wires pop and crackle mainly on passenger side door while radio is on. Service dept reports they test drove car, but could not duplicate problem. We also once again report that power door locks will lock on their own while driving. Service dept test drove car, but could not duplicate problem. July 3, 2000: report continued problem with front door speakers, power door locks, and low fuel light. Parts ordered. Sept 12, 2000: sending unit replaced again, however light still does not come on when gas gauge falls below empty. Service dept repaired short to ground wires to fix popping in front door speakers. Upon return home, problem continues. Problem with power door locks also continues. The failure date was Thu., Sep. 16, 1999.
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#20 - Door problem of the 1998 Hyundai Sonata
The car involved was a 1998 Hyundai Sonata. Consumer states that fornt doors do not un lock. Dealer notified. This problem occurred on Monday, October 15, 2001.
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#21 - Door problem of the 1998 Hyundai Sonata
The car is a 1998 Hyundai Sonata. Vehicle identification number (VIN): KMHCF24FXW_. Passenger window and driver's door inoperable. It was 11/16/04 when this door issue happened.
#22 - Door problem of the 1996 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle having this issue was a 1996 Hyundai Sonata. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Hyundai Sonata is KMHCF24F9T_. Front passenger door handle broke. Nlm. This door problem happened on Jan. 24, 2001.
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