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Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 84 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: 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 2
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 3
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 4
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 5
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 6
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.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 7
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 8
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 9
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 10
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 11
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 12
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 13
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 14
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 15
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 16
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 17
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 18
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 19
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 20
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 21
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 22
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 23
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 24
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.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2008 Hyundai Sonata 25
Failure Date: 06/07/2013

I was driving my car and, according to my mechanic, the crank rod came loose. I bought this vehicle used so the Hyundai 100,000 mile warranty will not cover it. I have done routine oil changes and up to this point had no real problem with the vehicle. It is disappointing to say the least as I have had this vehicle for about four years and purchased it based on the idea that Hyundai's are supposed to be reliable vehicles. I had hoped that Hyundai would have done something to help remedy the situation but at this point they have not, which is also disappointing. In the future I will not be purchasing a Hyundai.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2010 Hyundai Sonata 26
Failure Date: 05/01/2013

Delays in acceleration linked to a computer program that controls the transmission, shifting from 1st to 2nd gear automatic transmission, there may be a 2 to 3 second lag in acceleration due to the transmission control module programming or transmission.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 27
Failure Date: 04/21/2013

I leased this Hyundai Sonata in 2011 brand new and after 3000 miles began having issues with the car not starting by using the start button. The workaround was to place your foot on the brake and hold down the push button start for 1 minute and the engine would start. This was intermittent. It would happen frequently and then suddenly be better for long periods of time. Finally at 18000 miles went to start the car and everything was dead. It drove ok the day before (not like a car who's battery was bad). The car is being towed to the nearest dealership where I happened to purchase it. In addition to the start issue and the completely dying part (and it was not able to be charged by ordinary means) the car also has a low tire pressure warning that stays on regardless of how much or how little air is in the tire. That remained for 4 months and now seems to be staying off. The car also drifts to the left when driven (it has done this since I purchased it). I had several recalls fixed early on at the dealership, but it did not correct the drifting issue. There is also a rattle in the dash which began at 16,000 miles. The back door handle (behind the driver's seat) handle was stuck in an outward position and the door would not open. It finally opened one day and now the handle is back in place, but a small black piece hangs down from the handle. I have read on the internet several complaints that are the same or similar as all of my issues.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 28
Failure Date: 03/31/2013

Brake pedal sensor failure resulted in a car that wouldn't start. The key-less entry depends on the brake pedal being depressed, otherwise the ignition will not turn over. Under normal operation when the driver is trying to start the car, the key must be inside the vehicle, the driver must depress the brake pedal and then press the ignition button. The car normally turns over. In this situation all systems function as if the car does not know the brake peddle is being depressed. The battery has full charge, all accessories function normally, but the ignition will not turn over. Because there is no way to manually start the car, the car is rendered completely useless.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 29
Failure Date: 03/16/2013

Had just had my car smog checked, oil checked, tires rotated and began my drive from san diego CA. To san antonio TX. I get to ozona TX I hear a clinking in my engine. I pull off the freeway and the car dies, the car behind me almost hit me my car is towed to the Hyundai dealership in san angelo the following Monday, and the mechanics said it was low on oil and the engine had seized. I could not afford to have an engine put it in at the time, as it is an expensive engine costing 5, -$7,000. 00. I had the car towed to san antonio TX where by a mechanic who said it was low on oil (had just had oil changed @ Hyundai). He added more oil. The people at Hyundai said they changed the oil and got the car to unseize and turn on but it was knocking. My car was later taken to am aamco, where the mechanics looked at it and found parts falling off it as they removed the oil pan. They called Hyundai, because another can just like mine came in that day with the exact same problem. The person at Hyundai said there is now a service bulletin out on the car but it has not been voluntarily recalled as of yet, because not enough people have stepped forward n filed a formal complaint. They do know that there is a problem with the way the filter soaks up the oil in the engine. It happens with no warning. No indicator lights came on in my car. . . No engine light, no oil light, no overheating or smoke or anything. Was running fine, and died. In this horrific place ive been put in, being stranded in a small texas town for a weekend, then another, and having to pay for rental cars, towing, multiple mechanics, I have learned alot about the car. The engine (according to Hyundai)is expensive because they didnt make very many. It costs more than the v-6!! many people have had the same exact problem with their cars, its all over message boards online and known among the salvage yards, machinists etc.

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Failure Date: 02/25/2013

I bought a 2011 Hyundai Sonata in March of 2010 brand new. I have had problems with the tires had to be replaced after year two, and when they were being replaced they said that the air valve on the tire was corroded when I went to Hyundai to get the part replaced they said that it wasn't corroded it was broke off because there wan't a cap on it and it got wet. So, they said that I had to buy a new one, and they would send it up under the warranty and I would be refunded that did not happen. After that my push start would not start when I pushed it. I would have to push it about three times and then it would finally start. I took it to Hyundai, and had it replaced not under warranty any more is what they told me. So I paid the 287. 00 for it. After I got it home and went into grab something came back out and it did it again. Took it back to gateway Hyundai in richmond to have it fixed and they said it needed a nother starter. I didn't have to pay for the part but I was going to have to pay for the labor. Nope didn't get it fixed. I would just start it three times instead. Then I had to replace the brakes last year 2012 because it wore only on one side, and now the engine blew a rod. They claimed that it was because of not having enough oil in it, but then told me I had a quart to much of oil. Now really does that make any sense? this is absolutely ridiculous. Then they told me I could trade it in for a new Hyundai but would have to put $5000. 00 down on it which is convienantly the amount they quoted me to have my engine fixed because they said it wasn't under warranty because I hadn't kept all my receipts for oil changes for the past three years.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 31
Failure Date: 01/31/2013

Have the 2013 Hyundai Sonata turbo and was told when I bought it that it would appear to drive differently. It races before it shifts to the next gear and at times it seems to pick up speed when I am not on the gas. Have called and asked to be told that the rpm system has to get as high as 4 before it shifts - that doesn't seem right and it makes the steering difficult at times. The accelaration is poor and I only have 11,000 miles on it but I'm ready to trade it in - not sure if a turbo is suppose to really drive this way and can't seem to get an answer from the dealer when I call. Their service hours are not good because they're open while I work. Does anyone else have this problem?.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 32
Failure Date: 01/10/2013

The transmission slips.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 33
Failure Date: 11/28/2012

When braking, the car self-accelerates. There is no predicting when this will happen- sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. This has occurred approximately twenty times when I have started/stopped the car while parking and also once on a busy highway when I was unable to stop for a red light. When this happens, my foot is on the brake, but the car accelerates. The car has been to the ciocca Hyundai dealer in quakertown, PA three times. They've kept it as long as three days. They tried to duplicate the problem and I was told it did not occur. They've told me that they've never heard of a problem like this. They checked out the car and told me that nothing is wrong. The problem has been reported to Hyundai- regional case #6004610 and case #6342874. After filing there's nothing that can be done besides file the report with the regional representative. I've been fortunate that no one has been injured so far. My family members will not ride in the car with me. The car currently has 5,700 miles on it. It is a killer car- an accident waiting to happen.


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