Ignition Switch Problems of Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 7 problems related to ignition switch (under the electrical system category).
#1 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle having this issue was a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The VIN of the problem Sonata is 5NPEC4AC2B_. 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. The failure date was Apr. 8, 2013.
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#2 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle was a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. 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. This ignition switch issue occurred 12/02/12.
#3 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle involved is a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is 5NPEU46F76_. 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. This problem occurred on 06/01/2006.
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#4 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2002 Hyundai Sonata
The car involved is a 2002 Hyundai Sonata. The VIN of the car is KMHWF25S12_. 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. This ignition switch issue occurred Thursday, February 15, 2007.
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#5 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2001 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle involved is a 2001 Hyundai Sonata. The vehicle identification number (VIN) is KMHWF35VX1_. Recall 02v105000, after ignition switch recall repairs were performed the defect recurred. The failure date was 09/09/2004.. Read more...
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#6 - Ignition Switch problem of the 2000 Hyundai Sonata
The car involved is a 2000 Hyundai Sonata. The VIN of this vehicle was KMHWF25S1Y_. 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. This problem occurred on 10/01/2004.
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#7 - Ignition Switch problem of the 1996 Hyundai Sonata
The vehicle was a 1996 Hyundai Sonata. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is 1FTEF15Y5L_. Ignition switch short-circuited. It was Thursday, Feb. 1, 1996 when this ignition switch issue happened.
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Other Electrical System related problems of Hyundai Sonata:
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Electrical System problems||97|
|Car Will Not Start problems||21|
|Horn Assembly problems||21|
|Dash Wiring problems||9|
|Instrument Panel problems||8|
|Ignition Switch problems||7|
|Underhood Wiring problems||4|
|O2 Sensor problems||4|
|Ignition Module problems||3|
|Ignition Coils Failure problems||2|
|Battery Dead problems||2|