Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 15 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system 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.
The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Sonata. While the vehicle was stationary, the steering wheel and the ignition switch seized without warning. The vehicle was towed to tysinger Hyundai in hampton, virginia to be repaired, but the dealer could not find the cause of the failure. In addition, the dealer stated that a locksmith would need to unlock the ignition. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.
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The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 30 mph, a clicking sound was heard coming from the engine. Also, a rubbing sound was present while making right turns and the engine revved. The dealer could not duplicate the issue, but the air conditioner was repaired due to a leak and the habitual and ignition switch were replaced; however, the noises were still present. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 80,000.
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The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While the vehicle was stationary, the steering wheel and the ignition switch seized without warning. The contact stated that the failure was intermittent over a period of two years. The contact was able to unlock the steering wheel and the ignition on her own. West broad Hyundai in richmond, virginia was made aware of the failure and could not determine the cause of the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 60,000.
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The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the key would not turn in the ignition switch. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who determined that the ignition switch failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 45,000.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the engine failed to operate after engaging the ignition key on numerous attempts. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the ignition switch was replaced. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 61,116. Js.
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The incident is similar to NHTSA id# 10508953 which stated there was a grinding noise after starting the car. I experienced the same malfunction but sometimes the grinding doesn't stop until the engine is turned off. It doesn't happen everytime the engine is started but I also had other problems with the ignition switch. A few times the engine started while the key was just turned to the "on" position. After hearing of all the ignition switch problems with gm vehicles, I thought this should be handled by Hyundai as a recall because it is definitely an unsafe situation. I hope the NHTSA will take action on this matter. The vehicle owners should not have to pay for defectively manufactured components no matter how old the vehicle.
Tl - the contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the vehicle would turn on by itself when placed on the on position. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the ignition switch was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 72,600 and the current mileage was 72,700. Pm.
The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the key had to be removed from the ignition by turning the steering wheel several times. The dealer inspected the ignition switch however the failure did not duplicate. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 79,000.
The push to start button does not recognize the key fob while depressing the break pedal. The vehicle is totally disabled. I was unable to bypass the push button system. The vehicle had to be towed to the dealership under warranty. Apparently, this is a major problem for 2011 Sonata's. So far, the Hyundai corp. Has not responded to numerous owner complaints. The dealerships just replace what they believe is a faulty brake/ignition switch, even though some vehicles have had the switches replaced more than once. I've been unable to locate any recall information as of yet.
Try to start vehicle, depress brake and push ignition switch. Vehicle does not recognize keyfob being in car. This has happened a total of three times in the one week I have owned the car. After multiple attempts car will respond. But on one occasion did not start for over 4 hours. Eventually had to get a jump and car started.
My 2002 hundai Sonata blk 4 door automatic. I started to get in the car thurs morning 2/15/07 at 4am. The key in the ignition would not go in. I had the car towed to my local mechanic. He did advice to put a new battery in the car. He said it was time for a replacement. I have been going to him for some time. And find him very reputable in the area. However, the tow man also could not put the key in the ignition. When I picked up the car at his shop the key went in. Battery works great. So the next morning 2-16-07 the ignition would not go in again. I called my dealer and had the vehicle towed there. They said it didn't do that for them that the car was fine. They tried the key all day. They said they would repair the vehicle if the problem occurred at the time of testing the situation there. The car is under a policy of warranty for 60,000. 00 miles. However, I could give them $160. 00 to open up the ignition to the tumbler. I feel that if its under warranty that they should repair the problem. There only suggestion was to tow it again if it persists. I said what if I get stranded, and yes, I have no cell phone. They said just call the 800# anways for tow. So I wasn't satisfied at grapponies in concord nh. So I asked auto fair in manchester, they said the same thing. I think that its hard to believe that the tow man had the same problem as myself. And that we have to see if it happens for them, that they will repair at no cost at that time. When its' under the warranty. My feeling is that both dealerships that are local don't want to eat the part for inventory, if there is nothing wrong w/the chip in the tumbler. So I guess I have to just cross my fingers to make sure it doesn't happen. Grappine did make me a new key for the ignition. So I'm a frustrated consumer in manchester, nh.
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Passenger airbag off indicator works normally except under the following conditions concerning the front passenger seat: 1. Passenger seat is occupied - indicator is off. 2. Passenger temporarily leaves seat - indicator is on. 3. Passenger returns to seat - indicator remains on. 4. Indicator remains on until the ignition switch is turned off and then on. Obviously, the passenger is in mortal danger if the passenger airbag off condition escapes notice under these conditions. I asked service personnel about this and the answer was, " OH, that's normal. " it may be "normal" but it is dangerous design or an error.
When it is hot the key will get stuck in the ignition. Has to take ice water and put on the ignition switch to the key out. No trouble with the key in cooler weather. Took vehicle to the dealer and they changed the switches, but problem recurred. Also, the doors will not lock when the key is in the ignition. This happened on October 1, 2004.
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Recall 02v105000, after ignition switch recall repairs were performed the defect recurred. . Read more...
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Ignition switch short-circuited.
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