Engine And Engine Cooling Problems of Hyundai Sonata - part 1

Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 423 problems related to engine and engine cooling (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Hyundai Sonata based on all problems reported for the Sonata.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 1
Failure Date: 03/12/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 65 mph, the contact depressed the accelerator pedal and the vehicle suddenly lost all power. There were no warning indicators illuminated before or after the failure. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. Smart Hyundai (1 Smart dr, white hall, ar) was notified of the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 156,000.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 2
Failure Date: 03/04/2018

It went to knocking and died the garage said engine bearings wore out and it�s under recall.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 3
Failure Date: 02/28/2018

Engine seized without any indicators while driving.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 4
Failure Date: 02/27/2018

Car hesitates taking off from stop. Shakes and sometimes is unresponsive for a couple seconds.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 5
Failure Date: 02/12/2018

While driving down the road my car is knocking out of gear, not getting acceleration. Pretty certain its the gear shifter. Also a burning smell comes from my motor.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 6
Failure Date: 02/05/2018

36,000 miles and the engine died without warning after proceeding through a stop light. Well maintained too. Was told they need to replace the whole engine with a refurbed engine. Don't like the idea of a refurbed engine that I don't know the history.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 7
Failure Date: 01/28/2018

Son driving car and would not accelerate. Son was able to get to vacant lot. Son tried to crank car 2 times and it would not start. Electrical system flashed on and off about 5 minutes after cutting on and off. Son got out of the car and saw smoke coming from under the hood. Son ran to bushes and 5 minutes or less car engine burst into flames.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 8
Failure Date: 01/27/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 75 mph, the vehicle lost power and the oil warning indicator illuminated. The contact drove the vehicle to an unknown mechanic where it was diagnosed that the engine consumed the oil prematurely. The mechanic placed oil in the engine; however, the repair did not correct the failure. Also, the engine lost acceleration while driving. The vehicle was towed to benson Hyundai (2550 reidville road, spartanburg, south carolina 29301, phone (864) 541-0029) where it was diagnosed that there was internal damage to the engine, which needed to be replaced. The cause of the failure was not determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 153,000.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 9
Failure Date: 01/22/2018

The steering wheel began clunking when it was turned even slightly. When I took it to get repaired, they could not tell me if it was the steering shaft or the rack and pinion. Also, shortly after we got the car, the engine went out in it (before the engine recall was issued). The dealership put in a junkyard engine and now I am having the same issue with it knocking. The left front axle boot is torn as well, and there is no indication how this occurred. The rear brake and tail lights are impossible to keep working. We change one and another goes out. We went as far as to change all of the brake and tail lights at the same time and less than a week later one was out again. The cruise control will come on but is unable to be set to control the speed of the car.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 10
Failure Date: 01/19/2018

Over the last month or so, my car has been losing power while driving. It started happening randomly on the highway and I decided to take into dealership to disables the issue. After a diagnostic test, it was determined to be the pcm. After replacing the pcm, I now have been experiencing this loss of power even while driving on side streets and off highway. I have since been back to this same dealership located in new london CT and have been given another possible cause for this issue and that is the motor. I am extremely frustrated and upset bc not only did I spend 1500 to fix the problem, the problem is not fixed and is actually worse. I have read several forums that indicate a safety recall on my motor however it seems as though my car is outside of the parameters that cover my motor. Please get back to me with any advice or suggestions in going about resolving this safety issue.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Hyundai Sonata 11
Failure Date: 01/10/2018

Takata recall, my engine has a very serious shake, it only happens every once in awhile and the car is always warm before so I know it�s not just cold. When it shakes my voice even shakes it�s so bad. I have pulled over and lifted the hood to find the entire engine severely shaking. This needs to be recalled. Very unsafe.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 12
Failure Date: 01/09/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. While stationary, the vehicle caught fire and the contact noticed smoke underneath the dashboard. After exiting the vehicle, the contact noticed flames under the hood of the vehicle. A police report was filed. The contact called the fire department, but the fire extinguished on its own. There were no injuries. White water motors in west harrison, indiana was made aware of the fire and stated that there was no recall on the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the fire. The failure mileage was approximately 207,000.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 13
Failure Date: 01/04/2018

I have had two separate incidents where my vehicle's engine completely lose power while driving. There is no warning and the steering locks up and my car is immediately disabled each time I came extremely close to being hit by on coming traffic. With the incident the car suddenly start slowing down and when I pressed the gas pedal nothing happened but all the sensors popped up I was able to pull over just as it lost power and the car wouldn't restart and I had it towed. Few days later car started as if nothing happened I began to drive it again but after about a week I was on the highway during morning rush hour attempted to cross lanes and it suddenly lost power again and I couldn't move the vehicle at all I feel very unsafe driving the car beacuse this happens randomly and without warning.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2009 Hyundai Sonata 14
Failure Date: 12/09/2017

The #3 bearing spun causing the car not to be able to run. Similar to the 2011 recall. Now car has a rod knock.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2009 Hyundai Sonata 15
Failure Date: 12/08/2017

While driving on a freeway at approximately 70mph, my Sonata stopped accelerating. I had to pull off the road in the middle of traffic as my car was rapidly decelerating. I turned off the ignition, and after letting it set for a few minutes, I was able to start up again and proceed without trouble. This has happened three times in since, both on a freeway and once on a side street. I am on my way to my dealer today to check this out. Also, I have checked the internet, and found that this is a common occurrence among these models.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata 16
Failure Date: 12/04/2017

My cars engine has completely shut down while driving several times. If I turn the car off and restart it fixed the issue for the time being. The second issue is my steering wheel has locked while I�ve been driving making it impossible to control the car.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 17
Failure Date: 12/02/2017

2011 Hyundai Sonata. Car was in motion in busy traffic and engine seized without warning. Right before started hearing noise upon acceleration. Took car to get a diagnostic done, 11/29/17 nothing . Was sent on my way 12/02/17 car seized at busy intersection. Car had to be towed. Mechanic states the bearings are bad and engine needs to be replaced. We have had recalls and issues since purchased date 03/05/15.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 18
Failure Date: 11/28/2017

Vehicle was in motion and engine began knocking. Stopped driving it. Removal of engine has shown that it has thrown a rod and spun the insert out of it. This has happened on other Hyundai vehicles but the recall isn't going back far enough.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 19
Failure Date: 11/27/2017

Driving down the highway avoiding an accident the engine seized and died on the freeway. The mechanic said that these engines have a lot of problems and it was caused by shavings of metal in the oil pan and a bent bearing.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 20
Failure Date: 11/24/2017

My 2012 Hyundai Sonata engine has seize after researching came across a sight that requested my VIN # and advised me that there was a recall on 2011 and 2012. Upon entering my VIN it stated your car has been affected. And direct me to call a dealer for inspection. The car was towed to the doral Hyundai dealer and inspected the put in a claim and I was denied . The reason was I have a rebuilt title however the customer relation said that that didnt matter it was because it was previously inspected in 2015. For me a recall is a recall which a safety issue which has to be granted by law and the second customer relation rep agreed after he research is story I was denied because my title is branded. . . . 3 different storyies sombody please help Hyundai's number for this recall is 132; owners may also refer to NHTSA campaign number 15v568000.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 21
Failure Date: 11/24/2017

Sudden unintentional acceleration on a highway going approximately 45 mph. Saw brake lights on vehicles and started braking. Suddenly, my vehicle sped up, catching up to the vehicle ahead of me. The front of the car was bobbing up and down, but not stopping the vehicle. I do not know how fast I was going when I finally hit the other vehicle. We both got out of our vehicles and to my surprise, there was no damage on either vehicle. (miracle) there was no police or tow trucks called. I was able to get my car home safely. My car will probably be sold by the time you read this. Also, there were no injuries. I was so nervous I did not know what kind of vehicle I hit or if there were other passengers.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2003 Hyundai Sonata 22
Failure Date: 11/23/2017

The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start when attempted to drive. The check engine warning indicator illuminated. The failure recurred once. The vehicle was taken to potamkin Hyundai (6200 NW 167th st, miami lakes, FL 33014, phone: (305) 728-5030), but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 139,000.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2017 Hyundai Sonata 23
Failure Date: 11/22/2017

My car has been hesitating and cuts off while driving. Whether I go 25 miles per hour or 70 my car continues to hesitate. When it hesitates I can rev the car with the accelerator to the floor but my car wont engage. I have to take my foot off the accelerator and hope my car re-engages or my engine will cut off and I have to restart it. I have had my car in the shop 5 times. 0n 11/22 orlando Hyundai replaced low pressure fuel pump. On 12/18 per the tech line says high resistance injector harness and fuel rail high pressure sensor needed replacing. On 12/23 the pcm has intermittent internal open circuit. The pcm was replaced and fuel line. 1/12-1/23/18 replace control harness and crank sensor. I placed my car into lemon law. I received a letter from Hyundai to bring my car in today 2/22 I was asked if I had any other problems and told them my car hesitated at odometer reading 10022 miles they check my car and was told my car has no issues found. John mc my service advisor drove my car with me in it he says he knows there is a problem and it hesitated on him and say but we don't know how to fix it. He said today we didn't recreate the issue so we believe your car is fixed. This car is a safety issue. This is the same problem I had with a 2015 Sonata. I traded that in for a elantra that was way to small for me and I traded for this 2017 Sonata. This car is a major safety issue. Not sure what to do. Hyundai needs to find out what wrong with this car so when this problem arises to another Hyundai a solution can be found. Just give me a new Sonata and I would be happy, I bought my car with 6 miles on it do the right thing Hyundai. It's awful scary at 70 mph to have this hesitation begin. What does it take for Hyundai to do something (have an accident?).

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 24
Failure Date: 11/11/2017

I had a warning light turned on my display and when taken to the dealership, they charged me 240$ for the repair. Now I see that the part they replaced was on the recall campaign which started 4 months prior to my servicing. Are they supposed to charge for the parts which are in the recall?.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 25
Failure Date: 11/08/2017

My car was shaking, engine mounts moving and vibrating.


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