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Door Problems of Hyundai Sonata - part 1



Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 40 problems related to door (under the structure category).

car image   Door problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 1
Failure Date: 06/20/2016

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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car image   Door problem of the 2010 Hyundai Sonata 2
Failure Date: 05/17/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the exterior door handles fractured and detached from the doors. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was confirmed that the door handles were fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The dealer informed the contact that this issue was inherent to the vehicle. The failure mileage was 140,000.

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car image   Door problem of the 2010 Hyundai Sonata 3
Failure Date: 04/05/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that both the rear driver and passenger side door handles were fractured and needed to be replaced. The contact mentioned that the rear passenger door failed to open when using the exterior or interior door handles. In addition, the front passenger side door failed to lock. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician verified the failure and replaced the door handles. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 95,000.

car image   Door problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 4
Failure Date: 07/01/2015

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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car image   Door problem of the 2003 Hyundai Sonata 5
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 6
Failure Date: 07/01/2014

The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Sonata. On several occasions, the door handles fractured and separated from the vehicle. The driver's side door handle was replaced. The contact also stated that the other door handles fractured and separated from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be inspected. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.


car image   Door problem of the 2010 Hyundai Sonata 7
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.

car image   Door problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 8
Failure Date: 01/01/2014

Both outside door handles broke off.

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car image   Door problem of the 2010 Hyundai Sonata 9
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 10
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 11
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 12
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 13
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 14
Failure Date: 07/01/2013

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

car image   Door problem of the 2003 Hyundai Sonata 15
Failure Date: 05/09/2013

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.

car image   Door problem of the 2003 Hyundai Sonata 16
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 2006 Hyundai Sonata 17
Failure Date: 01/01/2013

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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car image   Door problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 18
Failure Date: 10/08/2012

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.

car image   Door problem of the 2010 Hyundai Sonata 19
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 20
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 21
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 22
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 2008 Hyundai Sonata 23
Failure Date: 04/01/2011

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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car image   Door problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 24
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.

car image   Door problem of the 2003 Hyundai Sonata 25
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.

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