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Engine And Engine Cooling Problems of Hyundai Sonata - part 1



Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 85 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: 08/28/2014

An engine rod blew a hole in the engine block. This was done at a speed of around 48 mph. This is based on the dealership technician¿¿ inspection. Luckily I was not next to another car when this occurred or it very likely would have caused an accident.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 2
Failure Date: 07/28/2014

My 2011 Sonata just stopped one day, with no warning. No lights came on, I call roadside assistance, key hyandai in milford, CT took 3 days to get back to me, and told me that my engine seized due to lack of oil. I had oil in my car, they said that sludge is in the engine because I did not keep my regular schedule oil change with them. I check my oil! but why didn't the car alert me? why didn't the oil light come one and tell me something was wrong? factory warranty will not cover the car even though I shown proof of doing oil change else where. I bought this car with 5 miles, how can a new car engine just seize!.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2003 Hyundai Sonata 3
Failure Date: 07/21/2014

The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while inspecting the vehicle, the front wheels appeared to be angled inward. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who discovered that the front passenger side of the engine cradle was rusted. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 131,000.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2005 Hyundai Sonata 4
Failure Date: 07/18/2014

While driving on the freeway the car started accelerating on its own. Tried pumping the gas pedal to release it, car still accelerated. Brakes did little good. Was able to down shift into first gear, then into neutral and utilizing the emergency brake was able to get the car slowed down enough to cut the engine. Some problem happened immediately when I turned the car back on trying to get it off the freeway off ramp. Was able to stop safely in a parking lot without hitting anything. Had the car towed to the dealership, where they said it was a problem with the throttle.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 5
Failure Date: 07/17/2014

The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 60 mph, the esc and the engine warning lights illuminated intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 69,000.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 6
Failure Date: 07/02/2014

I was turning on to smith switch road in ashburn virginia from waxpool road. I reached to turn on the emergency flashers due to bicyclist on the roadway and I bumped the starter switch for the car and it shut the car off while it was still in motion. This caused the steering to be heavy and brakes very hard to use. Luckily I was able to coast off the road without an accident. I had to stop the vehicle totally and put back into park before it would start again and it would not start again while it was coasting. I tried and it didn't work.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 7
Failure Date: 06/22/2014

The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that after parking and turning off the vehicle in her residential garage, the vehicle started rolling backwards. In an attempt to stop the vehicle the contact fell which caused her to scrape her chin needing 10 stitches. The contact was taken to the emergency room. The failure mileage was 39,000. The consumer stated she and the police attempted to piece together the scenario, that the vehicle was not in park, when she turned it off. The consumer stated the vehicle could be put into any gear, and it could roll, whether it was on a flat of hilly surface. Updated 08/20/14 updated 8/27/cn.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 8
Failure Date: 05/15/2014

While attempting to accelerate from a stop the vehicle got to 30 to 35 mph and would not go any faster despite pressing gas pedal and rpms went up to 7 and 8. After pushing gas pedal several times the car will finally increase in speed which is very concerning given I drive on an interstate. This has happened 3 times in past 4 months and same exact thing at 10 mph and rpm went to 4 and 5 and car would not increase speed. I stopped vehicle and accelerated and then it operated normally. Dealership has been in unable to duplicate it and has questioned me several times about driving with two feet which I do not do and laying purse on console against shifter which I also do not do. 3 of the 4 times it happened it was at the beginning of my drive within first mile or so. 1 time was near end after about 20 miles. Purchased car used with 18000 miles on it and did not drive on interstate from July 2013 until March 2014 on regular basis.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 9
Failure Date: 04/16/2014

When I applied break my rpm idle goes up. I don't know if that is safe I show in other car rpm goes down. I took to dealer got oil change. And I asked why this happens. He told me to chack eco system. I chack eco system it was on off postion. I ask him when I bought car I never show rpm go up when I hate break. There no engine sing comesup on dashboard either. This really safety concern for my family. Rpm should not go up when u hate breaks. It's should bring rpm down. Rpm should go up when u hate gas padel. I get this. But when I go to any speed. And tried to applied break it should drop rpm should not go up.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 10
Failure Date: 04/02/2014

The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 35 mph, the electronic stability control and check engine warning indicators illuminated. Additionally, the vehicle's speed suddenly decelerated. The failure occurred on multiple occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 127,000.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 11
Failure Date: 03/24/2014

My vehicle hyndai Sonata 2011, crashed into a parked construction in a parking lot at the speeds of up to 30 mph. The crash damaged basically the whole front side of the driver side and damaged the front two wheels. The front windshield was damaged as well with cracks on the shield and it also knocked out the rearview mirrors. I was in the driver seat when the crash happened and my head crashed up against the steering wheel, which left a little soreness. What I was wondering is with such an impact and such damage, how did the airbags not go off?. My head slammed pretty good up against the steering wheel and a little more impact I could've been severely hurt. So I just want to ask why did the airbags not work?.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 12
Failure Date: 02/05/2014

The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while braking to a complete stop, the engine rpms increased to 6000 as the contact repeatedly applied the brakes to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 7,600. Updated 3/28/cn updated 04/22/14.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 13
Failure Date: 01/29/2014

Unintended acceleration, had to slam on brakes and put car into neutral in order to prevent shooting into a intersection of oncoming traffic. The car immediately threw a number of codes, and a engine control system condition code, check engine code. . . . Dealer tells me when unloaded off the tow-truck that the brake pedal went to the floor, after 6 days of having the car the dealership service manager is telling me no problem could be found due to not being able to reproduce the problem.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 14
Failure Date: 11/09/2013

The car would not start, battery is three weeks old. The car was brought in to the dealership by tow and was repaired and returned to me on 11/11/2013. I was told at the time that it wasn't the starter,it was the starter lever. The evening of 11/11/2013 the car wouldn't start on the first try , but did after the second. On 11/12/13 the car failed to start until the fourth try. I called and the dealer said to bring it back in, I did on the morning of 11/13/13, in preparing to leave for the dealership from my work location the car again failed to start three times and finally started on the fourth try. No car in my family has ever had a starter issue like this in a car that is less then three years old.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 15
Failure Date: 11/01/2013

2012 Hyundai Sonata. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle engine revved very high when started. The consumer took the vehicle to the dealer, but the problem could not be duplicated. Several weeks later, the engine revved to 4000 rpm. Again, the dealer was unable to duplicate the problem.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2009 Hyundai Sonata 16
Failure Date: 11/01/2013

The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the key was in the ignition when she exited the vehicle and the doors erroneously locked. The contact also mentioned that the chrome on the passenger's side front door handle was peeling and tore through the contact's hand. Additionally, the steering wheel failed to lock and the vehicle jerked abnormally when shifting down. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who stated that the door lock and jerking failure could not be diagnosed and the starter lever needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failures. The failure mileage was approximately 82,000.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 17
Failure Date: 10/21/2013

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated the engine would have to be replaced due to oil sludge . The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 44,000.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2010 Hyundai Sonata 18
Failure Date: 09/19/2013

Came out to work parking lot. Car would not start. Battery was failing, not dead. Replaced battery [with duralast battery (autozone - 09/19/2013) - $115]; did not resolve issue. Starter was tested and had failed. Replaced the starter [with duralast starter (autozone - 09/20/2013) - $267. 11]; resolved the issue.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2008 Hyundai Sonata 19
Failure Date: 09/13/2013

Oil light never came on, however no oil was in vehicle, took to southern auto mart in georgetown, SC they said it was okay, they changed my oil. Two weeks later no oil, engine is no good.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 20
Failure Date: 09/11/2013

The auto on several, sporadic occasions had an acceleration problem, while sitting still in traffic. While sitting still in traffic, the rpms would start to increase, going to 6000 rpms before I geared it back down and shut the engine off. I took it too the dealer on several occasions, they kept it couple of days each time, they told me, they could find nothing wrong, and go ahead and drive it, if it happened again, bring it back, sending me away in a unsafe vehicle. The last time, date mentioned above, a service technician test drove my car, the acceleration problem occurred, and he totaled out my vehicle. I was not notified until 2 days later that my vehicle had been in a accident. I was told, it happened the night before, I was notified on sept 13, 2013, that would have the accident occurring on sept. 12,2013, when in fact it occurred on sept. 11, 2013. I have searched and found on several occasions that this vehicle, did indeed, have acceleration problems, which the dealer had informed me, had never happened before. The vehicle, should have been diagnosed and the problem fixed, the first time, instead of the dealership, sending me away each time in a unsafe vehicle. Very unethical of the dealer, for telling lies about the car,and, the correct date the incident occurred, not notifying me for 2 days, that it occurred, and. Not fixing the problem, as should have been expected of them, the first time it occurred, and sending me away each time in a unsafe vehicle.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 21
Failure Date: 08/29/2013

I got into vehicle to go to work & it failed to start. Illumination light kept blinking telling me to push in brakes, but I was pushing in brake peddle. I just bought this car used, 35 days ago, have not had any issues until today. Contacted Hyundai dealer to find out that I am not covered under warranty, because I am not he original owner. Which I was told vehicle was covered until 100,000 miles from used dealer. Have an appointment to get vehicle inspected & keeping fingers crossed that the issue has something to do with one of the many recent recalls.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 22
Failure Date: 08/24/2013

The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the vehicle ignited into flames while parked and unoccupied. The fire department extinguished the fire. An independent investigator stated the fire originated in the engine compartment. The vehicle was completely destroyed and towed to an authorized dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 18,000.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 23
Failure Date: 08/06/2013

Car would not start when I pressed the brake and start button. Tried several times and nothing. Brake was very hard and after 10 minutes I gave up and drove my truck. This is about the 4th time this has happened. I will take to dealer. From reading the blogs sounds like the brake light switch will have to be replaced.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 24
Failure Date: 07/02/2013

First occurrence I was sitting at a stop light and started to move, car lunged forward with an unattended acceleration. Second occurrence I was at an intersection waiting to proceed through, stepped on the gas pedal and car did not accelerate. Third occurrence was in kansas and my brother was driving. It surged again and we both noticed it. Fourth occurrence resulted in an accident in ringgold GA on 10-28-13. I was starting to park in front of the church, the car surged fast and I tried to stop it with my brake, but it continued into the concrete building resulting in my serious injury and $6,000 damage to my car. With great concern about this car, I went to the dealer and asked if they had ever heard of this before and they said, "no".

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 25
Failure Date: 06/19/2013

The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the harmonic balancer detached while driving on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the failure was unable to be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000 and the current mileage was 95,597.

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