Starter Problems of Hyundai Sonata



Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 12 problems related to starter (under the electrical system category).

car image   Starter problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 1
Failure Date: 07/02/2014

I was turning on to smith switch road in ashburn virginia from waxpool road. I reached to turn on the emergency flashers due to bicyclist on the roadway and I bumped the starter switch for the car and it shut the car off while it was still in motion. This caused the steering to be heavy and brakes very hard to use. Luckily I was able to coast off the road without an accident. I had to stop the vehicle totally and put back into park before it would start again and it would not start again while it was coasting. I tried and it didn't work.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 2
Failure Date: 03/03/2014

In February 2014 we started having issues with the car not starting at all. We would put our foot on the break and press the button and it just sits there. I have been stranded at many locations until it decided to crank. I called rick case in roswell GA and was told to bring it in if it does it again. Now the next thing that started to happen was the transmission lights p, r, n and d would start flashing and go blank as we were driving then you could feel the car loose power. I was told by the dealership to pull over and restart the car so this went on for a bit until it finally quit starting and sat in the garage for the tow truck who had to use a screw driver and it slipped into r easily because it wont start. Went to the dealership they could not get it started and kept it for many days saying everything is fine we think the starter was going and we had bought an extended warranty and they told us it does not cover that so we had to come up with $552,77. I am not working now due to cushing disease so we are down to one car. My husband had to get rides to work daily. I also found it very odd that the manager made us sign a form stating we would not bring this car back with the same issue again. The car is still acting up so we are not sure what to do. We do like the car and would trade it in but we are upside down and the payments would be so much. We feel we do need to get our money back because I truly believe it was not the starter. Please advise on what to do with a car we are now scared to drive. My son is 16 and this would be his car but not know. Thank you they gave me case#6773211.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2010 Hyundai Sonata 3
Failure Date: 09/19/2013

Came out to work parking lot. Car would not start. Battery was failing, not dead. Replaced battery [with duralast battery (autozone - 09/19/2013) - $115]; did not resolve issue. Starter was tested and had failed. Replaced the starter [with duralast starter (autozone - 09/20/2013) - $267. 11]; resolved the issue.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2010 Hyundai Sonata 4
Failure Date: 04/22/2013

Tl-the contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that when attempted to turn on the vehicle, it failed turn on. The vehicle was taken to a private repair shop for diagnostic, where it was determined the starter had failed. The vehicle was repaired by replacing the starter. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no further assistance. The failure mileage was 68,000. The current mileage was 70,500.

car image   Starter problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 5
Failure Date: 02/25/2013

I bought a 2011 Hyundai Sonata in March of 2010 brand new. I have had problems with the tires had to be replaced after year two, and when they were being replaced they said that the air valve on the tire was corroded when I went to Hyundai to get the part replaced they said that it wasn't corroded it was broke off because there wan't a cap on it and it got wet. So, they said that I had to buy a new one, and they would send it up under the warranty and I would be refunded that did not happen. After that my push start would not start when I pushed it. I would have to push it about three times and then it would finally start. I took it to Hyundai, and had it replaced not under warranty any more is what they told me. So I paid the 287. 00 for it. After I got it home and went into grab something came back out and it did it again. Took it back to gateway Hyundai in richmond to have it fixed and they said it needed a nother starter. I didn't have to pay for the part but I was going to have to pay for the labor. Nope didn't get it fixed. I would just start it three times instead. Then I had to replace the brakes last year 2012 because it wore only on one side, and now the engine blew a rod. They claimed that it was because of not having enough oil in it, but then told me I had a quart to much of oil. Now really does that make any sense? this is absolutely ridiculous. Then they told me I could trade it in for a new Hyundai but would have to put $5000. 00 down on it which is convienantly the amount they quoted me to have my engine fixed because they said it wasn't under warranty because I hadn't kept all my receipts for oil changes for the past three years.

car image   Starter problem of the 2009 Hyundai Sonata 6
Failure Date: 02/02/2013

Around Feb of this year, my car battery died and I got it replaced with a new one. Soon after I started experiencing an additional grinding noise that would occur sometimes after start up. Upon investigation, I was told it was the starter by Hyundai. I took my car to my mechanic however and was told that it was the ignition switch selector, that it had gone bad and that it needed to be replaced. I hope this solves the problem.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 7
Failure Date: 08/26/2012

Vehicle engine was shut off in a construction zone, waiting for line to move. Engine (push button start) would not engage, thus causing major traffic issues. Everything done according to manual trying to get starter to engage. Engine starter finally engaged after setting for sometime. This is the third occurrence of this same problem. Suspect linkage between brake sensor and start button. Could be a serious safety issue.

car image   Starter problem of the 2008 Hyundai Sonata 8
Failure Date: 08/25/2012

Would not start, lights worked. Tow truck driver checked battery,alternator, suspected starter. Towed over 100 miles home. (contacted Hyundai road service, only tows to dealer. ) called dealer to check if covered under warranty. Informed it was not. Towed to local mechanic who checked charging system and found alternator and battery good, but starter was bad. Removed and installed a new Hyundai starter. Re the America's best warranty 60/000-100,000: one would think that Hyundai would have covered this replacement with only 52 miles over 60,000.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 9
Failure Date: 04/26/2010

2011 Hyundai Sonata se 16 days old, 2018 miles: car has an "intermittent starting problem". It has left my wife stranded at work 3 times, two of those times in a deserted parking lot after hours, once at the dealer when I was called to pick it up. It has now been out of service for 18. 5 days since April 26, 2010. It has been taken to the dealer four times since April 26, 2010 and remains there at this time. Dealer has confirmed battery is always at full charge, they have changed both starter system relays, replaced the starter, checked transmission neutral position sensors. Safety issue: leaving a female driver in an unsafe and unprotected situation. Due to the non starting issue.

car image   Starter problem of the 2002 Hyundai Sonata 10
Failure Date: 12/14/2008

The battery is often drained and continues to do so all the time I've researched it on the internet and many owners of the 2002 have the same problem, possibly the ignition switch relay. Many have replaced battery, alternator and problems continue. My car is currently draining and dying all the time I have purchased a jump starter for my car. I have to jump my car every time I use it.

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car image   Starter problem of the 1999 Hyundai Sonata 11
Failure Date: 08/22/2000

Vehicle repair log states car exhibits a no start condition.

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car image   Starter problem of the 1999 Hyundai Sonata 12
Failure Date: 08/22/2000

Vehicle repair log states car exhibits a no start condition.


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