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Engine And Engine Cooling Problems of Hyundai Sonata - part 1



Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 260 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: 07/16/2016

When vehicle was moving it felt like went into a coast but rpm did not increase speed slowed. . Gas peddle was pushed in nothing happened when peddle was released and then pushed all functions resumed.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 2
Failure Date: 07/06/2016

The contact owned a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. While making a turn at 5 mph, smoke and flames emitted from the hood of the vehicle. The contact parked and exited the vehicle. A fire report was filed. The fire was extinguished by the fire department. The contact did not sustain any injuries. The vehicle was destroyed. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 15v568000 (engine). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 112,000.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 3
Failure Date: 07/02/2016

I was driving with my daughter and took a wrong turn ending up on a dead end street on a hill in sonora. When I put it in reverse turned around then started going forward my entire car and brakes failed without warning. I quickly through on the emergency brake that stopped me from hitting a tree. Thank god it happened there as the next morning I would have been on a 2 lane mountain highway with all 3 of my daughters on a holiday weekend and it could have been fatal. My car has had all services and had just been serviced recently there were no issues and no recalls.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 4
Failure Date: 06/30/2016

2 weeks ago I bought a pre-owned 2011 sonota GLS with 69,000 miles,from drivetime. I asked for a car fax report which they provided something similar but their report only showed one recall on the vehicle which was recall number 143, regarding the eps problem. So for a week I looked into all the recalls this vehicle has but it was past the 5 day return policy by drivetime. We figured if it was a recall then it would have to be repaired by law, right? so I put my VIN # in to verify that indeed my vehicle was part of numerous recalls, so I scheduled an appointment for recall 132 at vandergriff Hyundai in arlington, TX. Before they even looked at the car they said that campaign was "closed" & said they couldn't assist me any further. I asked them what does closed mean, does that mean the engine block was replaced previously or not? they just said "its been done," nothing more. We've had this car two weeks & already my girl has got a ticket for the left rear brake light being out which I've replaced 3 times now, the car for no reason pulls to the left which could cause a possible head on collision, & the engine & transmission both sound that they are on their last leg. Finally, I received a notice in regards to the extended warranty 10yr/120,000 miles which I was thinking we can get it looked at that way, but then after a series of questions I was told that our vehicle does not qualify for this warranty due to the vehicle we just purchased 2 weeks ago has issues. I told the rep I thought all of the 470,000 vehicles that were affected by the recall automatically was given that warranty? I want the info on what was done to fix/repair the vehicle on each recall & why are we being told all the problems we are having with the car now have been "closed. " there's no way this vehicle has been repaired because we still have all the problems & symptoms explained in the recalls.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 5
Failure Date: 06/22/2016

Recall - NHTSA 15v-568 - engine recall - engine could seize up at any time while driving. On 6-22-2016 Hyundai dealership inspected engine and stated no issues at this time. I do not feel safe driving this car, especially with two toddlers. Thank you recall - steering - loss of power steering could happen at any time while driving. Hyundai dealer stated no current fix is available yet from Hyundai as of 6-22-2016 when my vehicle as getting checked for the engine recall and the brake pad recall was done at the same time. I do not feel safe driving this car, especially with two toddlers. Thank you.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 6
Failure Date: 06/14/2016

Whilst driving on MD 50 highway, in the right lane fortunately, the engine just stopped. The vehicle was coasted to the shoulder. When towed to my mechanic it was examined and the engine was seized. The symptoms are exactly the same as occurred with the 2011 and 2012 models of this car. It appears that the manufacturing problems are not fully resolved. The vehicle has since been towed to a Hyundai dealer for examination. (preston Hyundai, hurlock maryland).

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2010 Hyundai Sonata 7
Failure Date: 06/10/2016

The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Sonata. While driving at various speeds, the check engine warning indicator illuminated and the vehicle lost power. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the motor seized due to lack of oil. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 98,000.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata 8
Failure Date: 06/09/2016

While driving 65mph at 10pm on a the interstate, I heard a pound "thunk" and thought I had a tire issue, so began to steer toward the emergency lane. I quickly realized I had no power to accelerate, no power steering and the dash was blacked out. . . Car was dead. Only ever thing working was radio, emergency flashers and dome light. Door locks did not even work. Called for roadside assistance and car was towed. I have no further information about the car's disposition as it was a rental. It was terrifying and could have ended catastrophically in serious injury or death. The reason I am filing this report is to insure it will be investigated thoroughly. I did report it to Hyundai .

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 9
Failure Date: 06/09/2016

Fork in stater motor that moves the pinion gear gear to engage snapped. Hyundai has a TSB and this is a common report on the internet. Believe using plastic for this part was a poor decision guaranteeing failure.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 10
Failure Date: 06/06/2016

On three different occasions the dash flashed "check tpms" meaning check air in the tires. On all 3 occasions the car would not go into gear. The next occasion the check tpms came on so I put air in the tires and drove around the corner to reset the tire pressure monitor (computer). Upon coming around the corner to park the car the check tpms warning came on again the car powered down and I coasted to park. The next morning I called the dealership to have the car checked I was told from jared that the technician did a software update and that " he thinks, maybe, might have fixed the problem. At this point I did not pick up the car because they could not guarantee the car had been fixed and that it will not die while driving around Hyundai service department said they were not sure because they could not duplicate the problem I had with the car. I left the car there contacted hyndai corporate where they opened a case #9327831 . . They in turn had a fast team working on my car and they are not sure if the car is fixed or not because they could not duplicate the same problem. The have had my car for a month now still have not been able to find out what the problem is. I was told it does not fall under lemon law unless the car does the same thing again. But I do not know if the car is fixed 100% it only has 12,513 miles on it. Car would not go into drive the gear shift would not move to where I could drive the car.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 11
Failure Date: 06/02/2016

There is a recall on this car/engine. The dealer examined the vehicle on February 16, 2016 and states that the recall is closed; however, on June 2, 2016 to present is has been noticed that the vehicle is exhibiting issues as described in the recall. Specifically, cyclical engine knocking, tapping. Confirmed with independent mechanic.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 12
Failure Date: 05/30/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 45 mph, white smoke emitted under the hood. The driver coasted the vehicle to the side of the road and noticed black smoke and fire next to the engine. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that fractured metal fragments were in the engine, which caused it to fail. The engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 130,000.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 13
Failure Date: 05/26/2016

I received a letter stating my entire engine had been recalled, but the Hyundai dealer here in springfield, mo claims there was nothing wrong with it. The car was doing exactly what the letter said.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 14
Failure Date: 05/16/2016

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.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2009 Hyundai Sonata 15
Failure Date: 05/14/2016

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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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 16
Failure Date: 04/26/2016

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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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 17
Failure Date: 04/25/2016

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.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 18
Failure Date: 04/11/2016

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.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 19
Failure Date: 04/09/2016

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.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Hyundai Sonata 20
Failure Date: 04/09/2016

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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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 21
Failure Date: 04/08/2016

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!.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 22
Failure Date: 03/31/2016

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 image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Hyundai Sonata 23
Failure Date: 03/24/2016

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.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Hyundai Sonata 24
Failure Date: 03/22/2016

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.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 25
Failure Date: 02/29/2016

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.

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