Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 247 problems related to engine and engine cooling (under the engine and engine cooling category).
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.
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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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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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The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15v568000 (engine) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.
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When I went to park the car and turn the engine off the horn began to honk as I tried to exit the vehicle. The hazard lights where flashing at the same time the horn was honking. I re ebtered the vehicle and tried sticking the key back in the ignition. No sound from the engine at all. Would not turn on. I adjusted the gears with the key & let it sit for 40 minutes. I was then able to start the vehicle. So annoying and stressful. I called the dealership and I was told that the car was out of warranty. I don't know if this was electrical or what but it was certaintly not the battery. All the lights in the vehicle came on even the radio. Four days ago I had fuses replaced for the radio and the door locks. I don't know if the vehicle not turning over/on/starting had anything to do with the fuses being replaced or not. Mileage 74,000.
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After acquiring this brand new vehicle in 2012, Hyundai Sonata 2012 2. 0t limited, the vehicle failed and lost all power just before its first oil change. I called the dealer, o'brien Hyundai dealer as an emergency as the vehicle was malfunctioning and lacking of power to use it and I was on the road. I managed to get to the dealer. This happened approximately 2500 miles only. A quick patch or adjustment was performed at the moment. The patch just lasted several weeks as the vehicle was not performing as when it was bought 2 months ago. Since then, I have been in the dealer multiple times and quick adjustments have been performed. I left the vehicle several times for a full inspection and dealer claimed that vehicle is in working order. I tested vehicle with the shop supervisor, jim haas, with the mechanic and, of course, they are always right. This vehicle is equipped with 270 hp and after the failure, the vehicle performs as 100hp at the most. After numerous attempts to get the issue fixed, I demanded to replace the wastegate controller, just to discard issues with the original unit, and today, 4/9/16 the vehicle came with a p2565 error code, related to the turbocharger wastegate controller. I am sick and tired of dealing with such a lack of interest from Hyundai and authorized service providers. I am just banning this brand for life. I am just waiting to return this lease and run out such a bad experience with this car dealer.
As I was exciting the freeway I began to hear a "knocking" sound, as I made the turn on to the street the car completely shut down and all the lights on my dashboard came on. Since I was in the middle of the street I attempted to restart the car and after initially starting up it then abruptly turn off once again about 20 seconds later. At this point I managaged to pull into a parking lot with the left over momentum. Had to get it towed to the newrest Hyundai dealer. After they inspected it, they determined my crankshaft had seized and 2 and half weeks later here I am still waiting for an engine they say is on backorder.
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I purchased a used 2015 Hyundai Sonata with 43k miles. I have had it for three months with minor problems such as sluggish acceleration, hard deceleration when removing foot from gas pedal, and a noisy engine. However, on 4-8-2016 at about 7:30 am, I was attempting a left turn on a busy metropolitan street when the 2015 Hyundai Sonata shut down suddenly, completely turned off! all the warning lights on the dash lit up like a christmas tree and then went dead. The 2015 Sonata came to a stop, and there was a truck approaching at a high speed rate that had to swerve around me to prevent a collision with me. I was lucky the driver was paying attention. This problem is very dangerous and it is just a matter of time before someone is killed due to this problem, which seems to be occurring in many 2015 Hyundai Sonata vehicles. I believe Hyundai must know about this and Hyundai probably knows what is causing this safety issue with the 2015 Sonata. Hyundai or NHTSA need to recall the 2015 Hyundai Sonata vehicles ASAP!! if nothing else tell the owners what the problem is so that they can repair it on their own dime!.
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Ecm computer failed. Nothing will work. Not only undrivable, it is unstartable! had to be towed from our driveway. (many systems on this car have failed previously!!) cannot get local dealer to repair it. No one seems to know what to do. Hyundais are a joke!!.
Car has just over 30,000 miles on it. Started shaking while we were driving it. We took it into the dealership within 15 minutes. The dealership stated that the engine blew and that there was no oil in it. Oil was changed regularly and no oil pressure notification indicated low oil.
Was on highway north GA when I tried to pass someone and the engine just stopped. Towed it to the dealer where I bought it. The dealerts hip tore the engine down to find metal shavings in the oil pan also scarring on the lifters and valves this is 2014 Sonata with 107,000 miles. I was also made aware that this problem has acured in earlier models. Hyundai is replacing my engine with a new one also have a loaner car while mine is being repaired.
Ii had a recall on several things on my car. Took the car back to dealer I bought it from had the recall stiff done and two week later my starter went out. I informed them there was also a recall for the starter and they argue me down that it was not. Well several people I know with the same type of car year, make and model and they received an notice but when they took it in the recall was found. I had to get my car towed and pay for the repairs in the amount of $575. 00 at for they were trying to charge me over $700. 00. I should not have had to pay for a recall and now trying to find how to file a claim for a refund. My car stop on the street in front of my place of employment I got a jump it made it home and died again on the street call aaa and had it towed to dealer.
Car will not start when I hit the start button. Sometimes it will and sometimes it takes 4 or 5 times to start. Car makes an electrical rattle like noise but doesn't turn over. Also, when I try to shut the car off, my display will tell me to shift to park and the radio will stay on. I've had the car in for the shift lever cable recall but I believe there is more to this. The car is doing the same thing before and after the recall fix. I commute 200 miles to work so the miles I post will be high.
2012 Hyundai Sonata. Consumer writes in regards to excessive metal debris in vehicle engine crankshaft recall notice. The consumer stated the vehicle was inspected. However, he wasn't sure if the inspection was valid to guarantee there won't be any problems in the future. Recall # 15v568000.
The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. The contact received a notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15v568000 (engine); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer had not been made aware of the failure. Parts distribution disconnect.
Engine suddenly without any prior indicators stopped working while driving 60 mph on hwy. Lost all power including power braking and steering.
1/23/2016 8:02 am I received a call from my wife who was driving her 2012 Hyundai Sonata on the I-95 in south florida on the way to work going approximately 70 mph, when she went to accelerate to overtake a car driving slower. All the lights on the dashboard went on and the car completely lost acceleration power and the speed dropped all the way down to 40 mph. When the speed reached 40 mph, she could not accelerate anymore and hence quickly pulled off to the side of the road (upon my request). Due to the heavy traffic, she was extremely lucky not to get into an accident. When I arrived to switch cars with her, the car started fine and accelerated appropriately. I took it straight to the Hyundai dealership who after running diagnostics came up the following: no codes stored in memory and no signs of what could have caused the car to act like this. They recommended a throttle body cleaning which is currently being completed (I am writing this from delray beach Hyundai). They stated the throttle body sticking may be the cause, but went on to admit they really had no idea as diagnostics gave them no information. After this incident, we are concerned that the car is no longer safe to drive and the fact the dealership has been unable to come up with any cause is even more of a concern.
While driving and turning onto an intersection the car's engine quietly turned off leaving me in the middle of oncoming traffic. I pressed the gas pedal but no reaction. I had to put the car on park and turn the key off and attempt to restart the car. This worked for now. The car has only 6664 miles on it. I have had the car for only 6 months. No pending maintenance is due for this to have happened. There are also no pending recalls due. So this is obviously a very dangerous situation and common among others on the complaint board.
The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While the vehicle was being serviced according to NHTSA campaign number: 15v568000 (engine), the technician informed the contact that the recall was not able to be serviced. The malfunction indicator lamp and the mileage control circuit needed to be repaired. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 153,815.
The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. After the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 15v568000 (engine), a burning odor was detected in the vehicle continuously. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was undetermined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.
Traveling at 50 mph highway off ramp. A rattling in the engine - broken rod - loss of power and no acceleration.
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There is a transmission problem with Hyundai Sonata 2009, anytime the car is accelerated the transmission box gets stuck which could lead to safety hazards.
2011 Hyundai Sonata. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle engine consistently lose power while driving. The consumer stated the vehicle became unsafe to drive. The brake lights would stay on, even though the engine was off. The vehicle would not shift out of gear.
Tl- the contact owned a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the vehicle caught fire. The contact was alerted to the fire by a neighbor. The contact received notification of nhsta campaign number :15v568000 (engine)however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle mileage approximately 70,000. Parts distribution disconnect. Kh.
The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15v568000 (engine); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was 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 VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure.
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|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||
|Car Stall problems||
|Check Engine Light On problems||
|Engine Knocking Noise problems||
|Loud Engine Noise problems||
|Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problems||
|Engine Oil Leaking problems||
|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems||
|Engine Stall problems||
|Engine Failure problems||