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Engine And Engine Cooling Problems of Hyundai Sonata - part 1



Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 301 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: 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.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 2
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.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 3
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 4
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 5
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 6
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 7
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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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 8
Failure Date: 12/02/2016

My engine is going to freeze it has no power and the transmission is slipping. It only has 74,000 miles on it. I spent all of my money on that car and it has a salvage title, so I cant sell it ortrade it in. I took it to the dealer for the recall and they said it didnt fall under that recall so I took it to a different dealer they said the same thing!, I want my car fixed!!!!! im a single mother and im homeless at the moment so I really need my car!!!!.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 9
Failure Date: 11/14/2016

The contact owned a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While the vehicle was at the dealer for routine maintenance and an oil change, the technician stated that the vehicle needed three recall repairs for NHTSA campaign numbers: 16v190000 (steering), 15v759000 (service brakes, hydraulic), and 15v568000 (engine). Shortly after the dealer's repairs, smoke emitted under the hood near the front passenger side of the vehicle while driving 60 mph. The contact was able to coast the vehicle off the road and the fire department extinguished the flames. The fire department filed an incident report. The vehicle was towed to a yard and then to the contact's residence. The vehicle was not diagnosed by a dealer and the manufacturer to determine what caused the failure. The contact was waiting on a response from the manufacturer. The vehicle was destroyed. The failure mileage was not available.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 10
Failure Date: 11/12/2016

The contact owned a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. The brakes failed while driving 60 mph and the check engine warning indicator illuminated. The driver pulled the vehicle to the side of the road and all the warning indicators illuminated. In addition, once the driver was able to pull the vehicle over to the side of the road, the vehicle was turned off but the engine remained operable. Upon inspection of the engine compartment, the contact observed flames. The fire department extinguished the flames. The driver did not see any smoke. The vehicle was towed to a salvage yard where it was deemed destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 61,000.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 11
Failure Date: 10/26/2016

Complete and total motor falure while driving at highway speed. Previously needed fule pump replacement. Cv joint (axel) failed prematurly.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 12
Failure Date: 10/26/2016

Our 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2. 4 engine caught fire as my wife was returning home from taking our son to school. My wife smelled gasoline and then it burst into flames. This was the second replacement engine covered under warranty and had less than 6000 miles on it. Hyundai mall of georgia has performed all warranty service work on this vehicle. After the second engine and many other warranty repairs tried to envoke the lemon law but was denied by hyundia case #9412898.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 13
Failure Date: 10/19/2016

The engine just died while crossing the rfk bridge, nyc. I noticed as the car was slowing down and I pressed on the accelerator to gain speed. Nothing happened and the instrument panel was lit up with warnings. I then put it on neutral and lightly pressed on the breaks to start the engine again, nothing happened. I subsequently lost power steering and breaks. After the initial stop in a dangerous position, I was able to roll the car to a nearby construction site (off ramp to harlem river drive shoulder) behind some traffic barrels but scraped up against the concrete barrier as the car lost power steering and breaks and was hard to maneuver. I tried starting the engine again but it would not. I also opened the hood and saw smoke coming from underneath the hood. I had the car towed to a nearby dealership. I have included the service intake form in the attachments.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 14
Failure Date: 10/05/2016

Engine seized at 41k miles while driving. At dealership now. Hyundai replacing engine at no cost. Was not under recall.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 15
Failure Date: 10/05/2016

My car had been having electrical problems and today I made an appointment to get it repaired and 5 minutes later the vast shuts off and won't turn on anymore. The dealer sausage it's because of rodents eating my wiring. And after a little research I come to find out the wiring is made of soy-based material. Apparently rodents love to eat thru them. And now I have to replace parts because of the wiring material.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 16
Failure Date: 10/01/2016

Crusie control brake lights parking steering engine all records I have with the dealership show the major problems ive have and its yet to be fixed along with the many recalls on this vehicle.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2008 Hyundai Sonata 17
Failure Date: 09/29/2016

Engine control module(ecm) failed without warning while the vehicle was stationary, requiring extensive repairs. May have also caused battery, alternator, brake switch, condenser fan, and other electrical components to fail.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 18
Failure Date: 09/24/2016

I was driving about at 50 mph on a highway with my kids and had only 1 to 2 miles left to exit. Suddenly, I felt something wrong in the engine or powertrain as I couldn't accelerate my car. When I tried to hit hard on the acceleration pedal, my car would accelerate a little bit, but not that much. While I stepped down on the pedal, I felt my car was rolling up and down. Anyway, my speed was being reduced as it didn't accelerate. Finally, I exited the highway. I had to stop at the intersection and then tried to start, but my car moved very slowly and hard with the rolling. It is only 1-mile distance to my home from the intersection, but I had to pull over my car to a shoulder as I found that I couldn't no longer drive my car without interrupting the traffic. I also could see white/black smoke coming out from my car through my room mirror and smell something burnt in the engine room. Lastly, I had to call a towing company for pick-up.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 19
Failure Date: 09/01/2016

Engine knock/ping gets louder with increasing speeds, car is part of engine recall but dealer states my engine is fine, absolutely no reason given to me why I have an engine knock. It sounds like 2 glass bottles clanging together. I am afraid my engine is going to fail, even though dealer states it is "fine".

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 20
Failure Date: 08/24/2016

Driving and car just lost power. Towed to dealer told engine seized and no covered due to poor maintenance.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 21
Failure Date: 08/18/2016

I drive 45 minutes on the open highway between fort collins, CO and cheyenne, wy each day. As I arrived in cheyenne and exited the freeway I made one turn to the right on to missle dr and was rolling forward when the car completely shut off. Everything stopped working. I managed to make a turn to the left and coast slightly up the hill near the Hyundai dealership. When I got out of the car, nothing worked and I could smell and see electrical smoke. I had it towed to the dealership and they said the engine had seized and melted the starter. I did see smoke but no flames. I am very thankful that this did not happen at 75 mph on the highway in the middle of no where between ft collins and cheyenne. At this time I'm waiting to hear if my car is covered under the recall.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 22
Failure Date: 08/14/2016

The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 80 mph, the vehicle independently decelerated and all the warning lights on the instrument panel flashed. The contact pulled over and discovered that the vehicle was on fire underneath the front end. The police extinguished the fire, but a fire report was not filed. No injuries were sustained. The vehicle was towed to a local dealer, but was not diagnosed nor repaired. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was previously serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 15v568000 (engine). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 58,658.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 23
Failure Date: 08/04/2016

The starter motor contains a plastic lever that engages the starter motor with the engine. This plastic part failed at 53,429 miles. The dealership new immediately what part had failed based upon my description of the problem (can hear starter motor running but it was not engaging with the engine). They knew the cost of the repair off the top of their heads and the parts department had a supply of the part in a drawer at the register. Not sure how often this occurs but it must be quite frequent based upon the dealers familairity with the problem.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 24
Failure Date: 08/01/2016

Heat from turbo melted air intake tube.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 25
Failure Date: 08/01/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the engine seized without warning. The manufacturer was notified. The dealer diagnosed that the engine block failed and the engine assembly needed to be replaced. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 15v568000 (engine). The failure mileage was not available.

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