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Door Problems of Hyundai Sonata



Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 31 problems related to door (under the structure category).

car image   Door problem of the 2003 Hyundai Sonata 1
Failure Date: 09/15/2014

The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the chrome covering on the interior door handle was corroded and cracked, which created sharp edges on the handle. When using the door handle to exit the vehicle, the contact experienced scratches and small lacerations due to the sharp edges. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09v317000 (latches/locks/linkages). The failure mileage was 105,000.

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car image   Door problem of the 2010 Hyundai Sonata 2
Failure Date: 03/13/2014

Cpsc:i1430249a. 2010 Hyundai Sonata. Consumer stated the internals of the door handles on the car are made of a brittle, inferior plastic instead of metal. The consumer stated the door handles could easily break off, leaving the occupants in the vehicle trapped, in the event of an emergency. Two of the door handles broke off in one day, on the consumers vehicle.

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car image   Door problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 3
Failure Date: 01/01/2014

Both outside door handles broke off.

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car image   Door problem of the 2010 Hyundai Sonata 4
Failure Date: 10/31/2013

I am filing a complaint regarding the door handles on Hyundai vehicles. I drive a Hyundai Sonata and have had the door handle break off three separate times in my hand. When I have taken it in to get fixed, I am told that this is a common occurrence, they replace it with the same style handle and send me on my way. My concern with this, besides that it is a known defect that is not covered by the company, is that it is a safety issue. I have a young child in a carseat in my car with me almost always. If the door handles continue to break off, there is no way for me to enter the car from the outside and she is trapped inside the car in her carseat.

car image   Door problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 5
Failure Date: 10/13/2013

The door handle on the outer passenger side broke loose. Now the door cannot be open from outside. I find so many complains on the website for the similar problems.

car image   Door problem of the 2009 Hyundai Sonata 6
Failure Date: 10/01/2013

The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated the front and rear passenger's side interior door handles fractured. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 88,000. Updated 12/24/lj the consumer stated on October 1, 2013, both rear side(passenger and driver) exterior door handles broke off when trying to open them. The dealer quoted the consumer a price of $500. 00 the vehicle was not repaired, due to the cost. Updated 12/26/13.

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car image   Door problem of the 2003 Hyundai Sonata 7
Failure Date: 09/01/2013

The interior door handles of my 2003 Hyundai Sonata went under a recall in July 2009 because the chrome plating was splitting open and cutting people. Three door handles were replaced and one was rewrapped to fix the problem. In September 2013 the same issue arose when my wife and brother-in-law cut their hands on the door handles, whose chrome plating has again begun to split. Hyundai has said that no repairs will be made, since the handles were treated and the 2009 recall has finished.

car image   Door problem of the 2010 Hyundai Sonata 8
Failure Date: 07/14/2013

I own a 2010 Hyundai Sonata, which has never been in an accident and I have owned the vehicle since new. Since July 2013, I have had 3 door handles break off in my hand. I am a single person, that does not have continuous use of the passenger side front and rear handles or the driver side rear door. At this time, I have one door handle left on my car, which is the driver side and very worried if this falls off, I will not be able to get into my vehicle. At this point, the vehicle is unsafe. If I had anyone in my vehicle and was in an accident, the rescue attendant would not be able to assist in getting people out. I have talked to the dealership service dept. And the Hyundai customer care and was told because of mileage, I am out of warranty and Hyundai will not cover the replacement of the door handles. Because this is not a normal wear and tear issue, but I believe this is a manufacture defect of the door handles and a safety issue, Hyundai should issue a recall.

car image   Door problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 9
Failure Date: 07/01/2013

The chrome off the indoor handles peeled off and can cut your fingers when trying to open the doors.

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car image   Door problem of the 2003 Hyundai Sonata 10
Failure Date: 02/13/2013

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.


 
car image   Door problem of the 2010 Hyundai Sonata 11
Failure Date: 06/04/2012

Rear driver door handle just fell off the car when trying to open door. Had to replace entire handle assembly. Never had this ever happen in any car I have ever owned, and I have owned quite a few older cars.

car image   Door problem of the 2003 Hyundai Sonata 12
Failure Date: 04/27/2012

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.

car image   Door problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 13
Failure Date: 03/12/2012

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.

car image   Door problem of the 2004 Hyundai Sonata 14
Failure Date: 03/09/2012

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.

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car image   Door problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 15
Failure Date: 02/02/2011

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.

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car image   Door problem of the 2003 Hyundai Sonata 16
Failure Date: 06/03/2010

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.

car image   Door problem of the 2005 Hyundai Sonata 17
Failure Date: 10/10/2009

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.

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car image   Door problem of the 2002 Hyundai Sonata 18
Failure Date: 09/16/2009

The contact owns 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.

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car image   Door problem of the 2002 Hyundai Sonata 19
Failure Date: 08/30/2009

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.

car image   Door problem of the 2004 Hyundai Sonata 20
Failure Date: 08/30/2009

2004 Hyundai Sonata - interior door handle caused hand laceration by peeling chrome plating /crack in door handle assembly.

car image   Door problem of the 2003 Hyundai Sonata 21
Failure Date: 07/05/2008

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.

car image   Door problem of the 2004 Hyundai Sonata 22
Failure Date: 06/01/2007

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.

car image   Door problem of the 2003 Hyundai Sonata 23
Failure Date: 03/01/2007

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.

car image   Door problem of the 2003 Hyundai Sonata 24
Failure Date: 10/02/2006

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.

car image   Door problem of the 2002 Hyundai Sonata 25
Failure Date: 09/08/2006

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.

car image   Door problem of the 1998 Hyundai Sonata 26
Failure Date: 11/16/2004

Passenger window and driver's door inoperable.

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car image   Door problem of the 2002 Hyundai Sonata 27
Failure Date: 01/17/2004

: 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 -.

car image   Door problem of the 1998 Hyundai Sonata 28
Failure Date: 10/15/2001

Consumer states that fornt doors do not un lock. Dealer notified.

car image   Door problem of the 1996 Hyundai Sonata 29
Failure Date: 01/24/2001

Front passenger door handle broke. Nlm.

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car image   Door problem of the 2000 Hyundai Sonata 30
Failure Date: 06/15/2000

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.

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car image   Door problem of the 1999 Hyundai Sonata 31
Failure Date: 09/16/1999

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.

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