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Engine And Engine Cooling Problems of Hyundai Sonata - part 1

Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 385 problems related to engine and engine cooling (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 1
Failure Date: 09/24/2017

After starting the car on the street I pulled the car into the driveway to wash it. After about an hour, I tried to start the car to move it out of the driveway. It would no longer start. Turns out the starter had burned out. Took the car to the shop. They stated that the even after replacing the starter, the starter continues to try to start the car while the car is running. This will cause the starter to burn out. I have had to replace the starter with 69k miles on the car and now have been warned that there is an electrical problem that will burnout the new starter unless I get it fixed.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 2
Failure Date: 09/21/2017

Tl-the contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Sonata . The contact stated that while driving 40 mph that the vehicle power failed, the power steering seized, and the instrument panel fully illuminated. In addition the contact observed smoke from the engine. The fire department was called. The fire department was able to assist with pushing the vehicle off in front of an eyewitness home. The fire department used a heat gun to confirm that there was no combustion or fire within the engine, however that was the location of the smoke and smell. The fire report status was unknown. There was no fire to put out. The vehicle was towed to the local dealer (fairfax Hyundai, 10925 fairfax blvd, fairfax, va, 22030 ) where it was diagnosed that the engined had failed and needed to be replaced. The engine will be repaired under the warranty. In addition, the manufacturer was contacted and made aware of the failure who confirmed the result of the failure was due to a brochure that was just received in the mailed the day after the failure however it was not a recall. The failure mileage was approximately 61, 000. Jb.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 3
Failure Date: 09/19/2017

Poor mpg only getting 17 mpg on the car when I should be getting 25 to 27 was getting 14 till I got the new up dat in August go 2017 , car has now 10,000 miles on it will be 2 year old at the end of November , deal say there nothing wrong been in 3 times , told me unless cooperate comes up with fix live with it ,an there been a vibration in the steering wheel an drive seat since we owned the car all in told is that characteristic of the car , not to bother to bring bring back any more.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 4
Failure Date: 09/16/2017

I took my car to win Hyundai in el monte, CA for recall campaign 162. On 9/16/17. I was told it was complete, and received it back with other problems and attempts to "upsell" me. It appears that the recall was not done. I sent an email to Hyundai corporate and to the general manager of the dealership. I received an email back from corporate instructing me to contact dealership. No response yet from dealership.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 5
Failure Date: 09/13/2017

Vehicle would shut off unexpectally while driving on a busy mail road without any warning signs. This iincident occurred mntiple times. I am very concern for my safety for my family.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Hyundai Sonata 6
Failure Date: 09/12/2017

I went for an oil change, and they listened to my engine for the engine recall. I told the service department that it was the noisiest starting car I have ever owned. I believe they out an oil additive in it to quiet my engine before testing it to try to avoid replacing the engine. It is suddenly the quietest starting car I have ever owned. This upsets me greatly, as I believe they are not honoring the engine recall by using an engine quieting additive. I have been working on cars for over 40 years. I am very jn happy that this is happening.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 7
Failure Date: 09/10/2017

(ad no dealer info) tl the contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. While stationary, the vehicle would not start when prompted and the engine warning indicator illuminated. In addition, the vehicle hesitated to accelerate. The vehicle was taken to advance auto parts in virginia beach, virginia where the cause of the failure could not be determined. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 75,000. The VIN was not available.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Hyundai Sonata 8
Failure Date: 09/05/2017

Driving at 70 mph the car seized up. It did this 3 times in six miles. Scariest event I have ever had happen in a vehicle.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 9
Failure Date: 09/04/2017

Took car to dealership for engine recall check in 2016, was told my car was fine only to have the engine seize 12 months later while driving. Engine was replaced by northtowne Hyundai in kc, mo and car was returned after 7 weeks. Within a few days of driving with the new engine I heard a distinct whining at about 2500 rpm and noticed a steady leak due to spots on my driveway. I returned the car to the dealership who said that the leak was from the transmission and that they have no liability since the engine replacement did not cause them to have to actually touch the transmission since the two systems are completely independent of one another. Corporate Hyundai says that the powertrain (I. E. Transmission) is not covered under their extended 120,000 mile warranty and the cost of the repair is going to be an out of pocket expense to me.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Hyundai Sonata 10
Failure Date: 09/03/2017

We were driving to hesperia in the pouring rain just passing the cajon pass on the freeway when we heard a knocking coming from the engine & moved our way over to the slow lane & made our way off the freeway. Upon exiting the engine completely died while we were driving & would not restart. We luckily made our way over to the shoulder to pull over & had to wait over 2 hours for a tow truck to tow us 62 miles home.


 
car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 11
Failure Date: 09/01/2017

I never received the notice on my car recall number 123. I have taken my car in for all recalls I have received and I was never told that the engine could fail because of metallic debris wasn't removed from the crankshaft. My car is in the shop because the motor is locked. It just stopped and then would not move . Southern states Hyundai in raleigh is where I have taken my car for all recalls for four years. They knew about this defect in 1915, but have never informed me or done the work required by the recall. My car was made in alabama and the Hyundai web site confirms that my car should have been covered under this recall. Southern states is saying they have no recall for my car but one small thing that needs to be done. They don't want to fix my car even though it is there fault that the recall work has never been done.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 12
Failure Date: 08/24/2017

Air intake hose from the air filter box to the turbocharger inlet - 2. 0 turbo engine - melted and broke. Reduced power and potentially foreign debris can enter the turbocharger and damage it, reducing power even further. Apparently many owners with the 2. 0 turbo engine have experienced the same issue. I went to the local dealership this morning and they told me it could be a month before the back ordered part arrives. I was not offered alternative transportation.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata 13
Failure Date: 08/16/2017

Hard shifts when in sport mode and when it doesn't do a hard shift the vehicle will shut off on the highway causing the headlights and power steering to not fiction cause a possible crash have to stop and put in park to restart engine.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 14
Failure Date: 08/15/2017

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the vehicle was not operable. The vehicle was taken to capitol Hyundai montgomery (2820 eastern boulevard, montgomery, al) where it was diagnosed that the engine assembly needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 120,000.

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

The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. While the vehicle was undergoing a regular oil change at jiffy lube in rosberg, oregon, the mechanic noticed a lot of metal shavings in the oil pan. The mechanic showed the contact the oil pan and gave her the option of having the oil system flushed with fake oil. The contact then took the vehicle to butler Hyundai in medford, oregon for diagnostic testing. The dealer stated that the oil was clean and there were no traces of metal shavings; therefore, there was no need to repair the vehicle per NHTSA campaign number: 17v226000 (engine). The contact received notification for the recall on 4/14/17. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 126,000.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 16
Failure Date: 08/01/2017

2013 Hyundai Sonata. Consumer writes seeking reimbursement for vehicle repairs. The consumer stated the engine recall repair exceeded a reasonable amount of time. Also, the consumer was seeking a reimbursement for a break recall repair. Updated 10/03/2017.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 17
Failure Date: 08/01/2017

Engine seizing up driving back from visiting a friend in the next town. I lost engine power on a straight section of the road and with that power steering ability was lost as well. It was on a major highway but was grateful it didn't happen with a lot of vehicles on the road. I coasted to a stop along side the road (near an access road (a relatively dangerous place to park) but at the best place I could find with only a few seconds to make a decision. I did call the local police who came to aid me in maintaining a safe zone for me and my car. My local dealer I bought the car from seem to not be in much of a hurry to get my car fixed. I have called or texted back to the dealer over the last 9 days and have received the same message - we are waiting for Hyundai to authorize repair. I have also called a Hyundai customer care center and they basically said you will just have to wait. How long is too long to go without your vehicle? I need mine to get to work, to get to the store, etc. A car is no longer a luxury, it is a necessity.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 18
Failure Date: 07/28/2017

The engine broke down wile driving on the street. Mechanic is changing the engine.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 19
Failure Date: 07/25/2017

The engine hesitates and we took it to the Hyundai dealer for the recall #162 for problems with the engine. They checked the engine with a stethoscope and found no debris according to the technician. But according to the lady in the service department she stated that the problem has been seen in engines with over 100,000 miles and that is why the warranty has been extended to 120,000 miles. This make me very uneasy because it is makes me feel that she is saying that it is still going to happen but not until the engine has over 100,000 miles. So it is not a matter of "if" just a matter of "when" and I do not think that it is fair that I may be at risk of being in an accident as well as my children in the future. I think that it should be remedied even though there is no debris at this time. What can I do to have this rechecked?.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 20
Failure Date: 07/18/2017

The car seized up and died when going up a hill.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 21
Failure Date: 07/17/2017

Takata recall. Mi carro Hyundai Sonata desde que lo compre tenia problemas lo llevaba al dealer y me cobraban por todo, menos por el cambio DE aceite. Resulta que el dealer DE roswell reparando el sistema electrico puso mi carro a 0 millas, ellos dicen que no pero yo tengo los recibos. Llevo al rededor DE 3 semana sin carro, a mi y mi marido nos despidieron del trabajo y estamos durmiendo en la calle en el carro DE un primo sin aire y sin nada, la Hyundai dice que yo tengo que pagar eso, esroy pagando por algo que en realidad no funciona, por favor ayudarme. Ya he hablado con el manager ya he hablado con todo el mundo hasta con el banco el carro paso su primera inspeccion en octubre y en febrero nos dan una multa por el cinturon y la luz delantera, no frenaba, no enfriaba,problemas en la direccion, gastaba la goma, cuando echabamos gasolina el olor se quedaba dentro, problemas electricos, los intermitentes pon�as para la derecha y sal�a el DE la izquierda, mucho ruido dentro del carro, con todo y eso no me import� segu� pagando el carro a pesar que ellos me cobraban por todo, pero ahora esto DE las millas si que no. Y Hyundai no quiere hacer nada, el gerente dice que ellos no pusieron el carro a 0 millas pero yo tengo el comprobante DE todo. Por favor no tengo donde vivir, no tengo trabajo, necesito que me ayuden por favor para aunque sea buscar un trabajo.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2009 Hyundai Sonata 22
Failure Date: 07/16/2017

Emissions warning had been on for a short time. 20 minutes after a big puff of smoke, the car died and the mechanic says the motor is locked and it will need a new engine. Very little warning or poor car performance.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 23
Failure Date: 07/11/2017

When I took my 2011 Sonata in for the motor recall, I was told my motor was ok. On July 11, 2017 my 2011 Sonata limited suddenly stopped running while driving about 55 mph and stranded me in the middle of a busy four lane highway. I had 146 thousand on the odometer when this happened. As it was out of warranty, I had it towed to my regular mechanic. A few days later he informed me the motor completely seized. How can this be as Hyundai assured me my motor was ok and I change the oil every five thousand miles with pure synthetic? I think it is one hell of a coincidence that you had a recall on that motor, you found mine to be ok, and then it suffers a complete and absolute failure. I paid my mechanic $4602. 05 to replace the motor with a used motor that has 48 thousand miles on it, as I could not afford a new car. This is my last Hyundai or kia.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 24
Failure Date: 07/11/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. While the vehicle was stationary, it would not start when prompted. The vehicle was towed to rick case car inc (located at 3190 satellite blvd in duluth, georgia, 30096), but the cause of the failure could not be determined. The dealer informed the contact to change the battery in the key fob, but the push-to-start remote fobik malfunctioned. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 72,000.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 25
Failure Date: 07/07/2017

My daughter was driving home from work and said that her car stopped going like it was out of gas she pushed the accelerater and it just started making a pounding noise and would not go then all of the dash lights came on and it lost all power and she tried to get to the side of the highway where she called me. After I got there I tried starting it and it started but sounded like a diesel truck so I turned it off. I had a friend pull it home to her house 2 miles away I have a kia optima as well that has the same motor do exactly this in sept 2016. Its not drivable it has 109,587 miles it's a 2011 and the VIN pulls up a short block motors issue that has to be checked for this issue how do I get this car to a dealer and checked and fixed?? please help.

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