Engine And Engine Cooling Problems of Hyundai Sonata - part 1

Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 436 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: 06/01/2018

Was driving on the expressway, going 55 mph approaching my exit, when my 2013 Sonata GLS began to shake, my eps light illuminated and the car stopped on me completely, then all my indicator lights popped on as the car began to just coast with limited steering ability. Luckily I was on my exit and coasted it downhill to a residential block. Tried jumping it thinking it was a battery problem and even replaced the battery. Vehicle still wouldn�t turn on. Contacted Hyundai after this because my vehicle only had 65,000 miles on it.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 2
Failure Date: 05/31/2018

I need to add more description to my previous complaint. I did not describe the problem in detail when driving around in the city, coming to a stop, (sometimes the brake doesn't engage) but more often, the concern is when trying to take off after coming to an intersection, there may be no acceleration for several seconds trying to take off. It basically just rolls until something engages, then the acceleration begins slowly. Once this problem starts occurring, it is happens constantly, but it does not occur every time I get in and drive around. This began last spring (2017), I had it worked on and they didn't know what to do. I told the mechanic to drive around (Hyundai service) and they didn't until they wanted me to pick it up. We drove and it happened. So, they 'fixed' something. It was better temporarily. Not completely fixed, but not as scary of a safety issue. Then in the cooler weather, it didn't occur. Now, the past couple of weeks it has begun again, worse than before. I will not be able to drive this vehicle until it is fixed, it is dangerous!.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 3
Failure Date: 05/30/2018

Was driving car on interstate, all dash lights came on and car was disabled. Pulled over, turned off engine and called for a tow. Car was taken to independant mechanic, whom diagnosed car with a serious internal engine issue, was told to take the car to the shop where it was bought and ask about a warranty. Upon getting to the shop, they said it is a common problem with the year the car is. That it should be covered under warranty, but we have to wait until June 6th, for them to look at vehicle. My car is 5 years old, 56,6xx miles and has a major engine issue.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 4
Failure Date: 05/26/2018

I was driving on the interstate and my car was exceeding very slowly and when I reached about 60 it cut off on the interstate I pulled over to see what was wrong put the car in parked and it started smoking. I let the car cool down and no it won�t start and I�m trying to see if the engine recall has been done to my car.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 5
Failure Date: 05/21/2018

I am appalled at the conditions I�ve had to endure with my Sonata. I�ve never seen or owned a more unsafe vehicle. My steering column broke, the engine was replaced twice, I�ve dealt with electrical problems, now it�s involved in the airbag failure recall and I�ve needed to take my car in due to the 13 recalls. My Sonata is one of the first made. It�s from the alabama plant. I would like to hear why the NHTSA has not made Hyundai buy these vehicles back? I don�t have the option of just going out and buying a new vehicle. I�ve raised my granddaughters and am now afraid to take them anywhere in my car. I�m begging that you make Hyundai get these cars off the road. It sickens me to know I�ve owned several Hyundai�s. Given them my trust and dedication to only feel they�ve turned their backs on me and the safety of my family. I�d really like to be contacted. I have records of all my work done. The only thing I could not get was receipts for warranty items they determined I didn�t need receipts for. Even after I complained and demanded them. My vehicle was purchased and serviced at superior Hyundai north in fairfield OH. I have so many records, even recordings, that I can�t possibly upload them all on here.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 6
Failure Date: 05/14/2018

Tl the contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to accelerate and lost power. In addition, various warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the engine was faulty. The failure recurred. The contact was notified of NHTSA campaign number: 15v568000 (engine). The dealer and manufacturer were not contacted. The failure mileage was 126,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 7
Failure Date: 05/05/2018

Engine stopped without warning at a red light stop. Was not able to start it up for several times.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 8
Failure Date: 04/20/2018

Takata recall my caught fire 4/20/2018, the smell came from near the passenger lower foot area, it was a rubbery burning smell that quickly became white smoke emitting from the area. The car began running very roughly about 6 months ago, I did an oil change. A month later the car was over 2 quarts low on oil, where the oil went I have no idea. The car has been in the dealership over and over and over for various electrical, mechanical and engine issues. I have all documentation and feel the car is a safety hazard. Why is Hyundai performing the inspections on these cars when clearly they are the ones responsible. The inpsections should be done by independent mechanics that will be non biased. My car doesn't have brake lights that operate correctly either they work sometimes or not at all. It just depends on the connectivity of the electrical wiring at the time, I am totally not sure. The car just began being able to start without pressing the brake pedal. This just started and the stop pad for the brake recall has already been performed. It isn't just a stop pad issue. The entire car is an electrical hazard waiting to happen I just pray I am not in my car when it catches fire and no one else is caused any accident or injury as a result of it.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2010 Hyundai Sonata 9
Failure Date: 04/18/2018

Starter failed. Car was exhibiting no problems. Parked at a store. Came out and wouldn't start. Battery was not a problem. Had to have car towed. Needed a new starter at 75,621 miles. Keffer Hyundai svc ctr stated they have had complaints, even issued statement to other automotive repair shops of what to look for should cars be brought to them for service (ours was). Keffer svc ctr further stated they "should probably issue recall".

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Hyundai Sonata 10
Failure Date: 03/31/2018

I wos draving on the haiway 75 south tampa. And the motor stop working. And the mecanic sed the motor have problem on piston # 2. And now I have new motor on mi car.

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car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2014 Hyundai Sonata 11
Failure Date: 03/23/2018

Tl- the contact owns a 2014 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated while the vehicle was operated 70 mph the vehicle experienced a complete loss of power. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was towed to preston Hyundai located 4327 preston rd, hurlock, MD where it was diagnosed the engine was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and was provided case number 11368681. The failure mileage was approximately 83,000. Kh.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 12
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.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 13
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 14
Failure Date: 02/28/2018

Engine seized without any indicators while driving.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 15
Failure Date: 02/27/2018

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

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 16
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 17
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 18
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 19
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.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 20
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 21
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 22
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.

car image   Engine And Engine Cooling problem of the 2007 Hyundai Sonata 23
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 24
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 25
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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