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Engine And Engine Cooling Problems of Hyundai Sonata - part 1



Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 273 problems related to engine and engine cooling (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 1
Failure Date: 08/18/2016

I drive 45 minutes on the open highway between fort collins, CO and cheyenne, wy each day. As I arrived in cheyenne and exited the freeway I made one turn to the right on to missle dr and was rolling forward when the car completely shut off. Everything stopped working. I managed to make a turn to the left and coast slightly up the hill near the Hyundai dealership. When I got out of the car, nothing worked and I could smell and see electrical smoke. I had it towed to the dealership and they said the engine had seized and melted the starter. I did see smoke but no flames. I am very thankful that this did not happen at 75 mph on the highway in the middle of no where between ft collins and cheyenne. At this time I'm waiting to hear if my car is covered under the recall.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 2
Failure Date: 08/14/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 80 mph, the vehicle independently decelerated and all the warning lights on the instrument panel flashed. The contact pulled over and discovered that the vehicle was on fire underneath the front end. The police extinguished the fire, but a fire report was not filed. No injuries were sustained. The vehicle was towed to a local dealer, but was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was previously serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 15v568000 (engine). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 58,658.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 3
Failure Date: 08/04/2016

The starter motor contains a plastic lever that engages the starter motor with the engine. This plastic part failed at 53,429 miles. The dealership new immediately what part had failed based upon my description of the problem (can hear starter motor running but it was not engaging with the engine). They knew the cost of the repair off the top of their heads and the parts department had a supply of the part in a drawer at the register. Not sure how often this occurs but it must be quite frequent based upon the dealers familairity with the problem.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 4
Failure Date: 08/01/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the engine seized without warning. The manufacturer was notified. The dealer diagnosed that the engine block failed and the engine assembly needed to be replaced. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v568000 (engine). The failure mileage was not available.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 5
Failure Date: 07/29/2016

Recall 15-01-048 , recall campaign 132, states on page one 'dealers must perform this recall campaign whenever an affected vehicle is in the shop for any maintenance or repair. ' they key word is 'whenever'. The dealer did the check once only. Whenever means every time that the car is being serviced. And the car has been to the same dealer that I bought the car from several times with no additional checks for the recall. Novchecksvmean that there is not the slightest of preemptive actions that could protect me from serious injury. My car is 6 years old. To be effective 'whenever' must be implemented.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 6
Failure Date: 07/23/2016

Car won't start with push button. I took it to dealer who replaced shifter cable, brake switch and some other recalls that was part of the porblem and supposedly it was fixed. Next day I went to gas station with my 4 years old daughter and wife and got stuck. First it won't start, then it started but gear display won't ready. I shifted to drive to leave but car started moving in reverse direction. I almost hit the car and person behind me getting gas for his car. Car transmission was not reading what mode drive, reverse, neutral it was in and with guessing I left the area. I took it to the hyunda dealer who tested and replaced inhibitor switch and said it's fixed but charged me #311. 25. I believe all of these issues with shifter cable, brak swtich and inhibitor switch are inter related and should be further looked into to avoid accidents and Hyundai should expand the recall to replace the swtich. I have spokend with Hyundai customer service but they refused to further look I nto this issue and cover the cost of replacing inhibitor swtich.


car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 7
Failure Date: 07/16/2016

When vehicle was moving it felt like went into a coast but rpm did not increase speed slowed. . Gas peddle was pushed in nothing happened when peddle was released and then pushed all functions resumed.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 8
Failure Date: 07/12/2016

When I received the recalls to took car in. As recalls come more problems came up. There was a problems with the shift gear which cost me $501. 00 on July 12th. The last thing, last weekend 23rd, was the steering which cost me 365. 00. At this point in time I do not want the car any more.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 9
Failure Date: 07/10/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving at 5 mph, the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle hesitated before accelerating. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that there were metal shavings in the oil pan. The technician stated that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 15v568000 (engine). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 56,000.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 10
Failure Date: 07/06/2016

The contact owned a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. While making a turn at 5 mph, smoke and flames emitted from the hood of the vehicle. The contact parked and exited the vehicle. A fire report was filed. The fire was extinguished by the fire department. The contact did not sustain any injuries. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 15v568000 (engine). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 112,000.


 
car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 11
Failure Date: 07/05/2016

Have car for 6 mos. Bought with 30k miles on it. Now at 42k. While driving on the highway/streets, all dashboard lights start flashing, speedometer/odometer go to zero then back up to 100 mph and then back down to zero, ac blows hot air, no power steering. Brought to dealership twice. First time, they said they didn't find anything and sent me on my way with the car. Happened again (obviously). Dropped it off a second time and they performed a "cluster" (whatever that is). That did not work. They kept the car. Mechanic saw what was going on during a test drive, but when checked in the shop, found nothing. They still have the car and I had to rent one. They are calling Hyundai, but have no idea when it will be done and their mechanics have never seen anything like this. Just my luck. I have video of this, but unfortunately no photos. Let me know if there is any way to send a video. Thank you!.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 12
Failure Date: 07/02/2016

I was driving with my daughter and took a wrong turn ending up on a dead end street on a hill in sonora. When I put it in reverse turned around then started going forward my entire car and brakes failed without warning. I quickly through on the emergency brake that stopped me from hitting a tree. Thank god it happened there as the next morning I would have been on a 2 lane mountain highway with all 3 of my daughters on a holiday weekend and it could have been fatal. My car has had all services and had just been serviced recently there were no issues and no recalls.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 13
Failure Date: 06/30/2016

2 weeks ago I bought a pre-owned 2011 sonota GLS with 69,000 miles,from drivetime. I asked for a car fax report which they provided something similar but their report only showed one recall on the vehicle which was recall number 143, regarding the eps problem. So for a week I looked into all the recalls this vehicle has but it was past the 5 day return policy by drivetime. We figured if it was a recall then it would have to be repaired by law, right? so I put my VIN # in to verify that indeed my vehicle was part of numerous recalls, so I scheduled an appointment for recall 132 at vandergriff Hyundai in arlington, TX. Before they even looked at the car they said that campaign was "closed" & said they couldn't assist me any further. I asked them what does closed mean, does that mean the engine block was replaced previously or not? they just said "its been done," nothing more. We've had this car two weeks & already my girl has got a ticket for the left rear brake light being out which I've replaced 3 times now, the car for no reason pulls to the left which could cause a possible head on collision, & the engine & transmission both sound that they are on their last leg. Finally, I received a notice in regards to the extended warranty 10yr/120,000 miles which I was thinking we can get it looked at that way, but then after a series of questions I was told that our vehicle does not qualify for this warranty due to the vehicle we just purchased 2 weeks ago has issues. I told the rep I thought all of the 470,000 vehicles that were affected by the recall automatically was given that warranty? I want the info on what was done to fix/repair the vehicle on each recall & why are we being told all the problems we are having with the car now have been "closed. " there's no way this vehicle has been repaired because we still have all the problems & symptoms explained in the recalls.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 14
Failure Date: 06/22/2016

Recall - NHTSA 15v-568 - engine recall - engine could seize up at any time while driving. On 6-22-2016 Hyundai dealership inspected engine and stated no issues at this time. I do not feel safe driving this car, especially with two toddlers. Thank you recall - steering - loss of power steering could happen at any time while driving. Hyundai dealer stated no current fix is available yet from Hyundai as of 6-22-2016 when my vehicle as getting checked for the engine recall and the brake pad recall was done at the same time. I do not feel safe driving this car, especially with two toddlers. Thank you.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 15
Failure Date: 06/14/2016

Whilst driving on MD 50 highway, in the right lane fortunately, the engine just stopped. The vehicle was coasted to the shoulder. When towed to my mechanic it was examined and the engine was seized. The symptoms are exactly the same as occurred with the 2011 and 2012 models of this car. It appears that the manufacturing problems are not fully resolved. The vehicle has since been towed to a Hyundai dealer for examination. (preston Hyundai, hurlock maryland).

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2010 Hyundai Sonata 16
Failure Date: 06/10/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Sonata. While driving at various speeds, the check engine warning indicator illuminated and the vehicle lost power. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the motor seized due to lack of oil. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 98,000.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata 17
Failure Date: 06/09/2016

While driving 65mph at 10pm on a the interstate, I heard a pound "thunk" and thought I had a tire issue, so began to steer toward the emergency lane. I quickly realized I had no power to accelerate, no power steering and the dash was blacked out. . . Car was dead. Only ever thing working was radio, emergency flashers and dome light. Door locks did not even work. Called for roadside assistance and car was towed. I have no further information about the car's disposition as it was a rental. It was terrifying and could have ended catastrophically in serious injury or death. The reason I am filing this report is to insure it will be investigated thoroughly. I did report it to Hyundai .

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 18
Failure Date: 06/09/2016

Fork in stater motor that moves the pinion gear gear to engage snapped. Hyundai has a TSB and this is a common report on the internet. Believe using plastic for this part was a poor decision guaranteeing failure.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 19
Failure Date: 06/06/2016

On three different occasions the dash flashed "check tpms" meaning check air in the tires. On all 3 occasions the car would not go into gear. The next occasion the check tpms came on so I put air in the tires and drove around the corner to reset the tire pressure monitor (computer). Upon coming around the corner to park the car the check tpms warning came on again the car powered down and I coasted to park. The next morning I called the dealership to have the car checked I was told from jared that the technician did a software update and that " he thinks, maybe, might have fixed the problem. At this point I did not pick up the car because they could not guarantee the car had been fixed and that it will not die while driving around Hyundai service department said they were not sure because they could not duplicate the problem I had with the car. I left the car there contacted hyndai corporate where they opened a case #9327831 . . They in turn had a fast team working on my car and they are not sure if the car is fixed or not because they could not duplicate the same problem. The have had my car for a month now still have not been able to find out what the problem is. I was told it does not fall under lemon law unless the car does the same thing again. But I do not know if the car is fixed 100% it only has 12,513 miles on it. Car would not go into drive the gear shift would not move to where I could drive the car.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 20
Failure Date: 06/02/2016

There is a recall on this car/engine. The dealer examined the vehicle on February 16, 2016 and states that the recall is closed; however, on June 2, 2016 to present is has been noticed that the vehicle is exhibiting issues as described in the recall. Specifically, cyclical engine knocking, tapping. Confirmed with independent mechanic.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 21
Failure Date: 05/30/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 45 mph, white smoke emitted under the hood. The driver coasted the vehicle to the side of the road and noticed black smoke and fire next to the engine. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that fractured metal fragments were in the engine, which caused it to fail. The engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 22
Failure Date: 05/26/2016

I received a letter stating my entire engine had been recalled, but the Hyundai dealer here in springfield, mo claims there was nothing wrong with it. The car was doing exactly what the letter said.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 23
Failure Date: 05/16/2016

I was driving down an off ramp where they had some placed some speed strips to warn vehicles that the road ahead was stripped and under the process of being re-asphalted. I slowed down as I entered the main road and the power turned off and all the dashboard lights lit up. I was lucky no one was behind me and the road was clear to enter. I pulled into the parking lot of a retail store, glided into a parking space and put the vehicle in park. I tried starting the vehicle, which it did, and as soon as I pushed on the accelerator, the vehicle turned off again. I let it sit, called aaa and the dealership where I was having it towed to give them advance warning. While I was waiting for the tow truck, I attempted to restart the vehicle, which it did, and this time when I attempted to drive it, it did not stop but acted like nothing happened. I drove the vehicle around the parking lot and nothing happened again and backed the vehicle into a space to allow the tow driver easier access to the car. The dealership has had it all day and still have not located any problems.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2009 Hyundai Sonata 24
Failure Date: 05/14/2016

While driving the car at a rate of 30 to 40 mph, I felt a jerk in the engine or transmission speed of my vehicle, and afterwords noticed my esc off light and engine lights had been illuminated and unable to be shut off with my esc switch. I also noticed that I was unable to rev my engine past 3000rpm's, consequently affecting my vehicle's usable power band and rendering me(the driver) unable to control the car's overall speed. After turning my vehicle off and then back on, the problem would go away, but only temporarily until I was again driving. I then went to a mechanic to have my car's computer scanned and found that there was a problem with my crankshaft or crankshaft sensor. My computer was then reset, but the problems persisted again shortly after.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 25
Failure Date: 04/26/2016

Vehicle was in motion on chicago city streets and temp gauge started to rise slowly and I began smelling anitfreeze. Later the temp gauge rose signigigantly the antifreeze began leaking heaily from beneath and smoke began rising from under the hood very heavily. Upon auto shop inspection the repairman noticed that the smoke was coming from an area by the engines' heating core rubber hoses. The repairman removed the heating core rubber hoses for inspection and found that the engines' heating core metal tubing nosles/nipples appeared as though they have been dipped in acid. The repairman concluded that heater core metal tubing nosle/nipples severe corrosion is not normal wear or tear or a common automobile problem.

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