Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 37 problems related to door (under the structure category).
The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the driver's side door locked and prevented the driver from unlocking the door from the inside. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 105,000.
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2011 Hyundai Sonata. Consumer writes in regards to muffler noises, fuse outlet replacement, loose window handle and engine replacement repair issues. The consumer was informed the baffles in the muffler were coming apart. Also, the vehicle suddenly stalled while in the midst of driving and it would not re-start. The vehicle had to be towed to the dealer. The dealer stated the engine needed to be replaced. However, it would have to be taken apart to see what caused it to happen. The dealer informed the consumer the connecting rods were bad and a recall had been issue on the engine due to concerns of metal debris entering the engine compartment causing the connecting rods to fail. The engine was replaced. However, when the consumer went to retrieve the vehicle, the other problems were not fixed. When the consumer drove off the lot, the vehicle began to shake violently and the check engine light illuminated. The dealer informed the consumer the engine they put in was bad, and it would be months before they could get another one.
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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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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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Both outside door handles broke off.
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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.
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.
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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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.
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.
The chrome off the indoor handles peeled off and can cut your fingers when trying to open the doors.
The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the four interior door chrome handles exhibited extremely sharp edges. The contact suffered from a two inch laceration to both fingers on the left hand. The front driver and passenger upper door handles caused the injuries. The contact applied tape to the four door handles to avoid additional injuries. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09v171000 (latches/locks/linkages). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 95,000.
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.
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the exterior rear driver and passenger side door handles were detached. The interior rear passenger side door handle was also detached. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 103,533.
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This is the second door handle that has come off in the last 6months. I am not understanding why this the case. A friend of mine has a 10yr old elantra and none of her handles have come off. This car is only 6 yrs old.
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.
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.
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.
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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The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Sonata. While driving at various speeds, the engine stalled without warning. The contact stated that the door became inoperable and failed to open using the key. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the cause of the failure was not determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 40,000. The VIN was not available.
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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.
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.
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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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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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.