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Engine And Engine Cooling Problems of Hyundai Sonata - part 1



Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 324 problems related to engine and engine cooling (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 1
Failure Date: 04/17/2017

Performed oil changes at two different auto repair facilities within 4 day span. The reason for this is each service showed overfill on oil dipstick. Showed the service advisers at both facilities. I took vehicle to Hyundai dealer and purchased a replacement oil level indicator as per VIN. They say I had wrong dipstick for engine. Placed replacement dipstick in engine and showed Hyundai service rep that oil level still showed overfill. I had them change oil and they showed me that replacement dipstick registered correct oil level. So, either this engine is operating ( 38000 miles) at under fill, overfill or proper fill level. Been using manufacturers oil viscosity recommendation (5w-20 and dealer used 5w-30 syn/bld).

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 2
Failure Date: 04/13/2017

I was drivinv anad with no warning at all all of the dash lights cam on and the car stopped. I had it towed to shop and was told that for someunknown cause the engine sisized, a few monts earlier Hyundai recalled my vehicle for metal in the engine. The dealer said they cleaned it out but I wonder if that is why the engine seized. I would like this looked into since I have read many similar complaints on thie forum. These cars should be recalled. This is a very danagerous issue.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 3
Failure Date: 04/13/2017

All lights came on in car and it immediately stopped in middle of street. Had itt towed to shop and was told the engine seized for no apparent reason.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 4
Failure Date: 04/12/2017

The contact owned a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 70 mph, the engine seized. When the accelerator pedal was depressed, the rpm gauge needle was in the red. The contact stated that the driver was able to pull the vehicle over to the side of the road and noticed smoke and flames under the hood. The fire department extinguished the fire. A fire report was filed and no injuries were sustained. The fire department stated that the cause of the fire appeared to be caused by fuel leaking into the engine block. The vehicle was towed to an impound lot and deemed destroyed. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 101,000.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 5
Failure Date: 04/10/2017

Several times when moving from a stop the engine seems to die and starts up.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 6
Failure Date: 04/07/2017

At about 12:00 pm on 7 April 2017, I was stopped at a red light on a major thoroughfare (50 mph speed limit). When the light turned green, I depressed the gas pedal, but the vehicle failed to move. Instead, it hesitated, bucked a bit, and then lost power altogether. I put the car in neutral and, after a couple of tries, the car restarted. As I accelerated, the car exhibited more hesitation, then operated normally. Ironically, I was on the way to the local Hyundai dealer to pick up our other vehicle and made it there. I reported the problem to the dealer and turned it over to them for diagnosis/repair. The dealer could neither detect any problem nor duplicate the incident. According to their write-"scanned for codes. No dtcs at this time. Fuel pressure is normal. 10 mile test drive and update has already been completed. . . . Unable to duplicate. . . " this morning, I learned that Hyundai has recalled 1. 2 million vehicles and symptoms of the problem are exactly those that my vehicle exhibited. However, my vehicle is a 2015 model and does not appear to be covered by the recall, notwithstanding the problem I experienced yesterday. In any case, my vehicle has only 26k miles and has been well maintained by the dealer. I suspect it has the problem for which Hyundai is now recalling over a million vehicles.


car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 7
Failure Date: 03/11/2017

Went to my mechanic for transmission flush, he checked engine oil found to be 3 quarts low (last oil change 2500 miles ago), no low oil indicator came on, been check oil regular now had to add 1 quart after 500 miles (mostly stop and go type traffic).

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 8
Failure Date: 03/10/2017

External high pressure fuel pump - my car just continually remained in the start up for 60 seconds without actually finishing the start up. I had to turn the car off try again 3 times. Once started and in motion after about 2 minute the car began sputtered and slowed down even when mashing the gas until I could get it to a repair shop thankfully the road was not filled with other cars going the posted speed limit of 55 because I may have been in an accident.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 9
Failure Date: 03/05/2017

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 65 mph and getting ready to exit the highway, all the warning indicators illuminated and the vehicle's speed decreased. The contact engaged the vehicle into neutral and coasted to a gas station. The contact attempted to restart the vehicle, but was unsuccessful. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the engine seized and needed to be replaced. After receiving a notice from the manufacturer in December of 2016 to have the vehicle evaluated to determine if a new engine was needed, the contact was advised by the mechanic that the vehicle was ok to be driven. The vehicle was repaired at the owner's expense. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 167,760.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 10
Failure Date: 03/01/2017

Takata loud rpm when starting then loud clicking in steering wheel coupler bad now brakes having issues and axles clicking radio goes on and off. Lights keep burning out.


 
car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 11
Failure Date: 02/20/2017

Engine died while driving down the highway - would not restart and was not able to jump it - towed 50 + miles back home -.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 12
Failure Date: 02/16/2017

Tl-the contact owns 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. Parts distribution disconnect. Aa.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Hyundai Sonata 13
Failure Date: 02/01/2017

The contact owns a 2014 Hyundai Sonata. Upon coming to a stop at a light, various warning indicators flashed on the instrument panel. The vehicle had a strong hesitation as the failure progressed. The vehicle was not diagnosed to determine the cause of the failure. The manufacturer was notified. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 14,000.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 14
Failure Date: 01/28/2017

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle hesitated to accelerate and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The contact stated that the failure occurred between 4 and 8 times per year. The contact received a recall notification. The vehicle was taken to the dealer replaced the oil measuring stick and the vehicle passed the evaluation. The vehicle was taken to an independent certified mechanic for a second. It was diagnosed that one of the pistons was failing and eventually the engine would fail. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The recall details were not provided. The approximate failure mileage was 82,600.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 15
Failure Date: 01/26/2017

I was driving at 6:20 am on the new jersey turnpike. I was in the left lane and going approximately 70 mph using the scc (Smart cruise control). All of the sudden, the lights start flashing and the car completely turns off. Since it was before sunrise, everything was black and I couldn't even see where I was driving, not to mention that the steering wheel became locked. 10 seconds later, the care came back to "life". It did that same intro with the "system check" thing as it does when the car is started from a park position- only I was on the highway going 70 mph. I have never heard of something so absurd, but I guarantee that if this was during rush hour or a busier time during the day- there would have been a major accident!.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata 16
Failure Date: 01/21/2017

The contact owns a 2016 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 35 mph, the engine seized without warning. The vehicle was towed to a tow facility. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN and failure mileage were unknown.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 17
Failure Date: 01/14/2017

The hose leading to the turbo has melted off. The clamp with hose rubber remain firmly attached to the turbo with the remainder of the hose has fallen below the turbo air inlet. The issue occurred suddenly from one night to the next morning. Under load, the turbo operational noise was extremely loud compared to usual.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 18
Failure Date: 01/11/2017

Second time reaching out and I have gotten no kind of help or contact. I keep getting told that because I am stationed overseas that I can't be helped. I am active duty army serving overseas so you would think that the least that could get done is putting my safety as priority. The engine is on recall and I've already almost gotten into an accident because of it!!!!.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 19
Failure Date: 01/11/2017

There is a recall on the engine and the manufacturer refuses to have it fixed because I am located overseas. I am active duty army and currently on mission so my car is with me. The car went dead on the highway and I almost lost my life and they still made no effort to fix the problem.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 20
Failure Date: 01/06/2017

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 25 mph and making a left turn, the rpms increased independently and the vehicle lunged forward without warning. In addition, once the vehicle was placed in park, the rpms continued to increase and then decreased. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 21
Failure Date: 01/05/2017

On Thursday 1/5/17, upon starting my vehicle, my engine light was illuminated. Today, I had a diagnostic test done and was told the turbo component was not working. My vehicle has approximately 46,000 miles. I read online and this has happened to others with the same mileage. Is there another recall?.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 22
Failure Date: 12/29/2016

Dec 29,2016 vehicle engine completely broke down while driving 55 mph on rural highway. All lights came on at once and I was able to steer it to an intersection and pull over. Towed to local garage. Initially diagnosed as burnt out starter, however, once replaced the engine would not turn over. It was seized. The vehicle was towed to myrtle beach Hyundai on Jan 3rd where it will be tested. I believe this is related to the Hyundai recall regarding defective engines with metal shavings although I had just had the recall tests done at the dealership on Dec 16th. I have had a series of issues with the turbo ever since I bought this new car with service records at dealerships in burlington, nc as well as in shrewsbury, NJ and n. Myrtle beach. All receipts are in the vehicle right now at the dealership but I can upload at a future time.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2008 Hyundai Sonata 23
Failure Date: 12/15/2016

The engine started knocking loudly, slowing down and idling rough. I pulled over and the car would not remain running in idle. I had the vehicle towed and inspected at the house and the valves are bad. It happened without any warning, lights or gauges coming on or prior noise. I was driving around 45-50 to work when this happened out of the blue. 179,000 miles on the car and regular oil changes since I had the vehicle. I purchase the vehicle with 60,000 miles.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 24
Failure Date: 12/09/2016

The contact owns a 2015 Hyundai Sonata. While backing out of a parking space, the engine suddenly revved and the vehicle accelerated approximately 25 feet. The contact's vehicle crashed into a Jeep and damaged three other vehicle. The failure occurred multiple times prior to this incident and the manufacturer was notified. A police report was filed and there were no injuries. The approximate failure mileage was 13,300.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata 25
Failure Date: 12/03/2016

Ecm issues. Car had ecm problem and lost power. Went into the dealer, and they said they repaired it. Didn't even make it home from the dealer and it happened again. Back to dealer and they said again it was repaired. Car had 10,000 miles on it at the time. Less than 3,000 miles later, it happened again - car completely shut off on the highway. Complete loss of power. Dealer claimed it was the same problem and "fixed" it with a software update. Now scared to drive it - considering lemon law? three problems in 6 months on a brand new car, and same problem every single time.

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