Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 97 problems related to engine and engine cooling (under the engine and engine cooling category).
I was driving on the interstate 2/14/15 and started to slow down due to traffic. As I slowed to approximately 25 mph, my car died. I had enough momentum to make it over to the right shoulder. I had my vehicle towed to the local dealership who stated that my starter had gone bad on 2/14/15. I waited to hear back on Monday, 2/16/15 that they had fixed the starter, but instead they called and stated that my engine had seized up and I would need to purchase a new engine for $5600 (including labor). I made regular oil changes (I was not exactly 8,000 miles for every oil change though), I completed all recall requirements, I had my oil pan replaced Dec 2013, I had the car looked over 100% Dec 2013 and it was found to be in great working condition, & my engine actually turned over when it died on 2/14/15, so the starter made sense. I did some research, and it appears there is a class action lawsuit for ~ 30 incidents where the Hyundai engine seized on this year, make, & model. I am very frustrated that I have to pay for an engine that is pretty much what the car is worth now, when an engine should not seize up after only 120,000 miles when taken care of properly. The fact that it stopped while I was still driving is extremely unsafe and could have easily resulted in a wreck. I believe that the engines on this year, make and model should be investigated and should be recalled due to safety reasons.
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Earlier that day the wrench was lit up on the dashboard, but it disappeared. I was driving out of my neighborhood at about 15-20 mph and the screen read "warning! do not drive! irreparable damage to ? I can't remember" it started to freeze the driving. Then I parked it and it would not start back up. It was towed to the dealer and they replaced the battery and hpcu. It scares me to think what would have happened if I was on the freeway. I bought this car April 20, 2014 and now can just get 2/3's what I paid for it. Sad, but true. When I get some money I will be trading this in as I am nervous driving this car now.
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I was driving on the highway when my car threw a crank rod. In doing some research I see that this has happened on numerous vehicles having faulty bolts on the crank rod cap. There has been no recall but is an ongoing issue with many owners.
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In the span 2 months, there were 2 occasions where my car would not start. I thought it was the battery and had someone jump me and it still wouldn't start. However, after trying several times, car would finally start. One other time I pulled into a store and when I came out, my car wouldn't start. After several attempts, it finally started. Then on November 28th, 2014, my boyfriend was driving my car and it just stopped running. I had it towed to an independent mechanic and they stated that the engine had seized. I did not have any warning or indication that anything was wrong. Today I have to have it towed to the Hyundai dealership and they will let me know the exact problem and if it is covered under the warranty.
As I began driving my 2011 Hyundai Sonata that morning I heard a rattle whenever my rpm would reach between 2-3k. I contacted my local Hyundai dealership and made an appointment. Today 11/20/14i was told that my engine needed to be replaced. My car was previously in the dealership late September 2014for an oil change and also due to a small knock/bang as I accelerated. The technician found the knock to be a support hitting against the firewall. Upon tightening said support the problem went away. The car was reportidly teat driven by the technician numerous times to conclude that the problem was fixed. Oil change was done as usual and my car was given a clean bill of health (only a recommendation of brakes getting low).
At approximately 5pm on October 10th 2014 I pulled out of a parking lot in harrisburg, nc. When the car reached 15 mph it did not shift (the car is equipped with automatic transmission with shiftronic manual controls) and I had to shift the car manually into second gear and each successive gear. After doing so I noticed the car had turned off while driving. I was able to pull off the road with no incident and restart the car. The following day, I noticed clicking under the hood and took it into the dealer. After their examination they determined the engine had a defect. They are replacing the engine.
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While at a red light on highway 45 in whistler alabama car just cut off and would not crank back up, police had to come and stop traffic and push car out of the highway so it wouldn't be an accident because it was near the interstate exits to highway 45.
I was driving down a 4 laneroadway when the engine stopped. I was able to coast into a gas station and noticed a small amount of smoke coming from the engine. Had it towed to a dealership and 2 days later they told me it was a seized engine and that it was only 1/2 quaret low. I filed a claim with my extended warranty service. They sent an inspector out and his finding were it was 2-3 quarts low and cited owner negect. Warranty service denied the claim. I use royal purple synthetic oil and have used this same oil for the past 15 years in all my vehicles. I had my oil changed in July. . Approxiamtely 3 months prior.
While driving uphill at roughly 50 mph the rod bearing in my 2. 4 liter Hyundai Sonata failed. The engine was running approximately 5000 rpms at the time of failure. The motors was ruined. The vehicle has been maintained according to the normal use maintenance schedule, having oil changes every 5,000 miles.
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.
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!.
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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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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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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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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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.
In may 2014, while driving at about 40 mph, maybe 1200 rpm, my engine suddenly accelerated to 4500-5000 rpm, without a simultaneous rise in speed. A week or two later, the car did the same, under about the same conditions. The dealer could find no faults or codes, and could not duplicate the occurrence; not surprising since it was sporadic. The problem continued, with considerably more frequency; almost daily. Again I took it to the dealer in late July (mccafferty Hyundai, langhorne, PA), and while a technician was driving with me, the engine raced again. They told me that there was a tech bulletin on this problem, and they would repair the car. The problem was in a module and needed recoding. At least that's what I thought they said. That repair seemed to cure the problem, until September, when a single occurrence happened. I though this was maybe a fluke, but the problem happened several more times in the following weeks. Today, 11/4/14, after several days in the dealer's shop, an insurance service tech said he could find no problem. I am now afraid to drive this car. While the car does not accelerate, maybe it's just a matter of time when the racing engine will cause severe acceleration and a subsequent accident.
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.
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.
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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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?.
While driving in the fast lane of a 3 lane freeway on a steep upgrade, the car suddenly and without warning lost a huge amount of engine power. The effect was similar to no longer pushing the accelerator pedal. This caused the cars in back of me to slam on their breaks as well as scaring me as I had no idea what happened. This has occurred twice so far. Hyundai America (ha) is well aware of the problem and from what I have discovered after viewing ha forums, this problem is specific to the Sonata's with the 2. 0 turbocharged engines including model years 2011 - 2014. Not only is the problem a result of a poorly designed waste gate control rod, it is a huge safety issue. Inexperienced drivers as well as experienced drivers are going to be harmed. Ha is well aware of the problem and has decided not to cover the repair expense after 60,000 miles. Apparently, a functioning turbocharger is not part of the engine! please insure the ha not only fixes this safety hazard but also reimburses owners for previously charged repair expense. My car was repaired around 56,000 miles andat 67,000 miles, the problem is back. Thank you.
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.
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.
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|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||
|Car Stall problems||
|Check Engine Light On problems||
|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems||
|Engine Oil Leaking problems||
|Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problems||
|Gasoline Engine problems||
|Engine Stall problems||
|Engine Shut Off Without Warning problems||