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Engine And Engine Cooling Problems of Hyundai Sonata - part 1

Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 349 problems related to engine and engine cooling (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2009 Hyundai Sonata 1
Failure Date: 06/20/2017

The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start until the third attempt. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact called a local dealer (jack giambalvo Hyundai 2425 industrial hwy, east york, PA 17402 (717) 755-2944). The contact was informed that the failure would have to occur while at the dealer in order to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 47,788.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata 2
Failure Date: 06/19/2017

While driving, my engine light came on and I got an alert that there was an issue with the engine control module. I made an appointment ASAP but continued to drive the car until my appointment in 4 days. Later on that day, I was I fully stopped iat a flashing yellow light, then attempted to cross over a lane of traffic. The car moved but would not accelerate past 12 mph - almost causing me to be hit by oncoming traffic. I had to turn my hazard lights on and coast until I could pull over. I called Hyundai and they expedited my appointment but claimed there are no active recalls. However the technician said that there is a "campaign" and that he replaced the part. Their website says this: Sonata 2. 4l ecm update & vcm (16-01-064) I almost got hit by oncoming traffic because of this ecm issue and I think that Hyundai is putting people in danger by downplaying the seriousness of this issue. It should be a recall - not a "campaign" and they should be required to notify car owners to get this issue resolved ASAP. It could be a matter of life and death.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 3
Failure Date: 06/17/2017

I was notified of the NHTSA recall number 17v226000 a few months. I believe that the issue with the engine should be addressed as quickly as possible since many of the affected vehicles are being driving in the nation's road. The recall was sent out in March 31, 2017 and so far there has been no remedy. The vehicle owners are entitled to a remedy to prevent any future damage to the engine.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2017 Hyundai Sonata 4
Failure Date: 06/15/2017

While driving to work this morning, brand new Hyundai Sonata with 980 miles shut down and turned itself off when I made a stop at a red light. I was lucky I wasn't moving fast on a highway when it happened and didn't get into an accident, but it's totally unacceptable for a brand new car to shut down like this.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 5
Failure Date: 06/14/2017

Driving in heavy highway traffic in the high speed lane of a six lane highway my engine died. No warning of any sort preceded the failure. I was fortunate to safely navigate across the other travel lanes in a vehicle with no power. .

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 6
Failure Date: 06/13/2017

Car stallled while driving. Was able to restart it and continue driving. Happened again. 3rd time could not restart and engine started smoking. Mechanic says that the engine in seized and smoking was the starter.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Hyundai Sonata 7
Failure Date: 06/13/2017

I have spoken to the dealer multiple times regarding manufacturer recall number162. The dealer's only response is that they have no idea how to correct the problem, so I have to wait. Considering that this issue may cause the engine to seize at any time, I don't find this to be acceptable.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 8
Failure Date: 06/08/2017

I have a 2013 Hyundai, VIN: 5npec4ac6dh591909, that had a recall on the engine for possibility of seizing up. It just so happened that it actually happened last week (Thursday, June 8, 2017). I had the car towed to antwerpen Hyundai, 6440 baltimore national pike, catonsville, MD 21228 where I have been having the car serviced. They have been trying to get a resolution from Hyundai since that time but have not had success. I do not have transportation to get to work, my children to their appointed places, etc and no one has authorized me a rental car or loaner car. I�m getting very distraught at this time due to lack of concern for my well being when the car�s problem is clearly a problem with manufacturing as the car only has 43,000 miles on it as well.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 9
Failure Date: 06/06/2017

My Sonata engine seize they have a recall on it but Hyundai wont honor it they blame it on sludge they tell every body this so they dont have too fix the car !!!! but want me to pay 5125 for new engine we need help with this.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 10
Failure Date: 06/06/2017

The engine seize they try to blame it on the frist owner !!!!! which was crazy they gave me one thousand too help buy new engine cast is 5140 minus the one thosuand came too 4140 dollars they stink bad fail onthe street in motion.


 
car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 11
Failure Date: 06/03/2017

Airbag and engine light on.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 12
Failure Date: 05/30/2017

While traveling on a highway at approx. 65mph with other vehicles in front of and behind me, all of the indicator lights on my 2012 Hyundai Sonata lit up and the engine siezed. The rpm dial indicated "0" and I had to coast to a safe place to exit the highway. The engine was not running, so I attempted to start it, resulting in smoke coming out from under the hood of the car. Had to have the car towed to repair shop and was told the engine was completely seized. I am the only owner of the car and have maintained service properly including having it inspected when recalls were received. I am now getting the run around from Hyundai as they say it is no longer covered under warranty. My financing has not even come to an end, but the engine did and I do not find that acceptable. Especially since learning Hyundai has known of a problem with this engine.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 13
Failure Date: 05/25/2017

The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 40 mph, the engine seized and the check engine and oil warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage and VIN were unknown.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 14
Failure Date: 05/24/2017

The car suddenly starts losing power and a ready sign starts blinking, two times it worked to shut it off and back on, last time it didn't work and I had to take the car to the dealer and they are investigating the issue.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 15
Failure Date: 05/08/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v226000 (engine). The parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The local dealer (wallace Hyundai at 3801 se federal hwy a, stuart, FL 34997) stated that parts were not available. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 16
Failure Date: 05/02/2017

There is no remedy for recall campaign #162 which I would consider to be a fairly serious issue with the engine. Nothing has happened yet but I don't want to wait for it either.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Hyundai Sonata 17
Failure Date: 05/01/2017

The contact owns a 2014 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 17v152000(engine) was received in may of 2017. After contacting NHTSA, the contact was informed that the parts needed for the recall remedy were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. The manufacturer and dealer were not contacted in reference to the recall. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 18
Failure Date: 04/17/2017

My engine has hesitated on several occasions and when I looked up the information to see if there was a recall or defect online I noticed that there is in fact a recall. Recall number 162 shows that we are suppose to get a letter but I have still get to get a recall notice and there still appears to be no remedy for the recall. How long to we as the consumer have to wait for the problem to be remedied?.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 19
Failure Date: 04/17/2017

Performed oil changes at two different auto repair facilities within 4 day span. The reason for this is each service showed overfill on oil dipstick. Showed the service advisers at both facilities. I took vehicle to Hyundai dealer and purchased a replacement oil level indicator as per VIN. They say I had wrong dipstick for engine. Placed replacement dipstick in engine and showed Hyundai service rep that oil level still showed overfill. I had them change oil and they showed me that replacement dipstick registered correct oil level. So, either this engine is operating ( 38000 miles) at under fill, overfill or proper fill level. Been using manufacturers oil viscosity recommendation (5w-20 and dealer used 5w-30 syn/bld).

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 20
Failure Date: 04/13/2017

I was drivinv anad with no warning at all all of the dash lights cam on and the car stopped. I had it towed to shop and was told that for someunknown cause the engine sisized, a few monts earlier Hyundai recalled my vehicle for metal in the engine. The dealer said they cleaned it out but I wonder if that is why the engine seized. I would like this looked into since I have read many similar complaints on thie forum. These cars should be recalled. This is a very danagerous issue.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 21
Failure Date: 04/13/2017

All lights came on in car and it immediately stopped in middle of street. Had itt towed to shop and was told the engine seized for no apparent reason.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 22
Failure Date: 04/12/2017

The contact owned a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 70 mph, the engine seized. When the accelerator pedal was depressed, the rpm gauge needle was in the red. The contact stated that the driver was able to pull the vehicle over to the side of the road and noticed smoke and flames under the hood. The fire department extinguished the fire. A fire report was filed and no injuries were sustained. The fire department stated that the cause of the fire appeared to be caused by fuel leaking into the engine block. The vehicle was towed to an impound lot and deemed destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 101,000.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 23
Failure Date: 04/10/2017

Several times when moving from a stop the engine seems to die and starts up.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 24
Failure Date: 04/08/2017

A hole was torn in the engine block during normal straight highway driving use. Engine was deemed unusable by repair shop and is in the process of being replaced.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 25
Failure Date: 04/07/2017

At about 12:00 pm on 7 April 2017, I was stopped at a red light on a major thoroughfare (50 mph speed limit). When the light turned green, I depressed the gas pedal, but the vehicle failed to move. Instead, it hesitated, bucked a bit, and then lost power altogether. I put the car in neutral and, after a couple of tries, the car restarted. As I accelerated, the car exhibited more hesitation, then operated normally. Ironically, I was on the way to the local Hyundai dealer to pick up our other vehicle and made it there. I reported the problem to the dealer and turned it over to them for diagnosis/repair. The dealer could neither detect any problem nor duplicate the incident. According to their write-"scanned for codes. No dtcs at this time. Fuel pressure is normal. 10 mile test drive and update has already been completed. . . . Unable to duplicate. . . " this morning, I learned that Hyundai has recalled 1. 2 million vehicles and symptoms of the problem are exactly those that my vehicle exhibited. However, my vehicle is a 2015 model and does not appear to be covered by the recall, notwithstanding the problem I experienced yesterday. In any case, my vehicle has only 26k miles and has been well maintained by the dealer. I suspect it has the problem for which Hyundai is now recalling over a million vehicles.

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