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This version of the Sonata has a comfortable and quiet interior, but it is less agile than its predeccesor. The compact sedan offers up-to-date standard safety gear for the time, which included side curtain airbags and electronic stability control. Bigger, more powerful and more refined than the car it replaced, the V6 is quick while the four-cylinder is economical and refined.
Alerts
There are 7 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

Worse Better
Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2006. Side air bags standard from 1999. Head protection air bags and ESC standard from 2006.
Road Test

This version of the Sonata has a comfortable and quiet interior, but it is less agile than its predeccesor. The compact sedan offers up-to-date standard safety gear for the time, which included side curtain airbags and electronic stability control. Bigger, more powerful and more refined than the car it replaced, the V6 is quick while the four-cylinder is economical and refined. Handling is predictable, but can't be described as sporty.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 5-speed Automatic
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.4-liter 4 (162 hp)
  • 3.3-liter V6 (234 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 Hyundai Sonata owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Headlights

“There is an obvious electrical problem with this car that Hyundai refuses to acknowledge. I have to keep changing the headlights because they go bad. I have changed one side or the other every 6 - 8 Months. Then the locks go goofy and try to lock automatically even after they become locked”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“the auto lights on position produces intermittent light failures at night”

Benjamin C., NY (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Problem was the electric junction box. We had it replaced. During this work, Hyundai shop discovered an oil pan leak which they fixed”

Anonymous, OR (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Have had to replace most head lamps once and one of them twice”

Stephen H., AL (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3-L V6)

“Bulb burnout-have replaced three times..Also lights do not light up roadway properly. Dealer adjust light twice, still not correct”

Irv A., FL (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Problems turning on and off. Also dashboard lights”

Anonymous, MI (2007 Hyundai Sonata)

“Changing the headlight bulb is almost impossible. Very tricky and difficult. And Hyundai charges #35.00 to replace one. That's crazy”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 3.3-L V6)

“Keep blowing headlights both sides about every 6 months. Mechanic cant give reason why”

Alan B., NJ (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“constant headlight and taillight failure since buying with 6200 miles on it”

Ronald R., MO (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3-L V6)

“The low beams do not last as long as the high beams. I have never changed a high beam bulb - changed 2 low beams in the last month”

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“bulbs burn up too often”

Dominic C., CT (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3-L V6)

“Automatic headlights do not turn off, causing battery drain”

Anonymous, CT (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Parking lights stayed on all the time unless you took the fuses out. Needed a new relay”

Wayne H., ON (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Running lights would not go off when the car was turned off. Fuse/junction block had to be replaced at a cost of over $500.00”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 3.3-L V6)

“Have had to replace lights more frequently than in other cars”

Stephen H., AL (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3-L V6)

“Have replaced tailie and parking light bulbs past year”

Irv A., FL (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Rear lights, including brake lights stopped working, required fuse change”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It took some time to isolate the cause of the problem. Hyundai replaced the junction box and all works well now!”

Anonymous, OR (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“a couple of door locks do not work electronically”

Dale M., OH (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3-L V6)

“Keyless entry fob has broken: rubber buttons deteriorated when bought, internal components non-operational after short drop. All door unlock sometimes did not unlock rear driver-side door, assumed electrical short as there have been several observed”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“It illuminates event when the tires are at the recommended PSI”

Anonymous, TN (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“tpms has not worked properly for a long time. Light stays on constantly”

David H., NY (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I have repeatedly taken my car to the dealership to turn the TPM off and they have failed to do so. It has been on since about a month after I purchased the car”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“it comes on way to often and then I have to check tire pressure”

Anonymous, UT (2007 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 3.3-L V6)
Body control module

“rear window control attachment arm broke, had to replace entire window operation unit, not just the plastic arm”

Larry L., KS (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3-L V6)

“parking light module defective”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“electric control for seats stopped working”

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Hyundai Sonata Unsure Unsure)
Cruise control

“This has never worked since year one or two. Had it in for warranty work but they said it was not a problem; it would always work for them but not for me. Then, I received a recall that, indeed, this is a problem. They replaced; STILL DOES NOT WORK”

Anthony P., PA (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

“ESC OFF warning light illuminates from time to time. Sometimes there is no problem for months, other times it stays lit for days. Assume the problem is an electrical short, as it often shows itself after a hard turn. ESC OFF button has never worked”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“evaporation sensor defect constantly sets them off”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“brake light module”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Check engine light is stuck on”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3-L V6)

“Most expensive and worrying”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Passenger Airbag shutoff sensor is malfunctioning”

Jason S., MI (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“check light keeps going on, then stops for several months”

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Hyundai Sonata Unsure Unsure)

“once a couple of them come on I have to go to a dealer to get them off”

Anonymous, UT (2007 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 3.3-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

“Again, on warm days, above 60, the antilock breaking system cuts off! Very worrisome! And dangerous!”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 3.3-L V6)

“THE TWO REAR CALIPERS WERE REPLACED DYE TO ONE OF THEM FREEZING UP”

Roy P., NY (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“They seized up after 1 year and I had to replaced both calipers and rotors”

Robert T., ON (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3-L V6)

“Two calipers froze up”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Froze up and cable snapped, had to be replaced”

David G., OH (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

“Rear brake pads and rotors have to be replaced annually as they rust, get hung up. Causes the fronts to wear prematurely”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Just had to have new brake rotors and pads installed again. How many times do I need to keep doing this nightmare? I do not "ride" my brakes or do hard stops etc. This is gotten so costly that I am ready to get rid of this car and will not consider another Hyundai because of all these problems”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Design flaw with rear brake caliper guides causes sticking of pads, leading to premature wear. Have replaced rear brakes four times, and front brakes two times, during ownership. Hyundai failed to respond to request that repairs be covered under warranty. NHSTA also failed to respond to letter about this problem. Otherwise, care has been dependable and economical”

Anonymous, MN (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The entire braking system has had to be replaced. The rear brakes continuously rub fusing premature wear in both the front and rear”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“WARPED FRONT ROTORS”

Roy P., NY (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“I had to clean them up after 6 months and replace them after 12 months”

Robert T., ON (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3-L V6)

“Rotors had worn to the point of degraded performance; AAA recommended replacing. Replaced with ceramic brakes”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 3.3-L V6)

“Rotors previously turned down required again after too short of mileage”

Anonymous, IN (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3-L V6)

“I live next to the ocean, and it seems that the salt water rots the rotors on this car and a previous one”

Janet W., NY (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rotors seem to develop rust and pitting sooner than experienced with other vehicles”

Anonymous, ME (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3-L V6)

“Pitted rotors due to rust”

R K., PA (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Take the brakes for service; when done, they still squeak. Told that's the way the Sonata's go”

Fred F., MD (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“although new pads have been put on front and rear, still having squeaking sounds”

Linda K., DC (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“brakes make a grinding noise. I have had these fixed twice and continues to grind”

Anonymous, WI (2007 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 3.3-L V6)

“Brakes would squeak whenever the brake pedal was depressed”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 3.3-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

“I just needed new brakes”

James R., NY (2007 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Brake pads and rotors had to be replaced”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“wear down of brakes”

Anonymous, VA (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Rear brakes wore out faster than aniticipated”

Anonymous, ME (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3-L V6)
Regular brake failure

“Brake lines corroded under body and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

“Bushing failed on right side front upper control arm”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)
Shocks or struts

“front shocks were leaking”

Barbara S., IL (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“front strut mounts separated”

Anonymous, IA (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Car doesn't always sound the good when riding over bumps. I'm sure I need to get shocks fixed but haven't yet. Car still gets me from point a to point b”

Michael T., OH (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“bad”

Anonymous, IA (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3-L V6)

“Replaced struts and strut mounts...noise”

Randy T., FL (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3-L V6)

“Suspension wore out. Had to get new suspension and associated parts”

Stephen T., TX (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“always noisy front suspension , I chose to have new shocks and struts put on . Still have noise but has always driven and rides well”

Ronald R., MO (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3-L V6)

“Ride is ok on even roafds. Struts make a lot of noise on uneven roads, bumps and potholes. Difficult to control while turning on icy and slushy winter conditions”

Anonymous, MI (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“The alignment must be corrected every 3 - 4 months. I realize that this is caused by the local road conditions, but it seems to me that the suspension of the vehicle could be "beefed-up" to prevent the alignment issue”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“replaced up control arm. the ball joint was worn out”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Worn lower ball joints”

R K., PA (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)
Power steering leaks

“hose was leaking from oil leak repair. dealer fixed”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

“Power steering leak which resulted in having to replace power steering pump”

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3-L V6)
Tie rods

“The entire front suspension needed to be replaced due to the harsh road conditions. The problem was the many pieces that should have been functional had rusted in place”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Tie rods wore out”

Anonymous, GA (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Worn out and had to preplace with new parts”

Stephen T., TX (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Had to have tie-rod replaced at last state inspection. I think I hit a pot-hole last winter (2013-2014) so it probably was an issue, but I think the inspection station I went to was running a scam, because the lady in front of me had the same proble”

Anonymous, VA (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3-L V6)

“Noticed a bald spot about 10 inches long on the outer side of the driver side front tire”

Anonymous, MI (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

“Two door handles have come off with regular use”

Anonymous, TN (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“door handle broke”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“1 bad power window regulator”

Ruben R., CA (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“broken door handle”

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Locks and latches

“Driver door handle came off in my hand”

Allan S., WA (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“broken right rear exterior door handle. needed to replace entire handle”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3-L V6)

“A little over a year ago, the handle on the front driver's door can off, and I couldn't open the door from the outside. I got it replaced. Then April 2017, the handle on the front passenger door broke, and I couldn't open the door from the outside. I got it replaced. The cost each time was around $175.00”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear left door handle just fell off”

Ruben R., CA (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Key FOB stopped locking/unlocking the driver side door. Had it worked on at the dealership. Worked great for a few days then the entire handle came off in my hand when I opened the door. Had to pay dealership to replace entire door handle”

Blair W., TX (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Seat controls - movement

“Button sticks in whatever position it is moved to so the seat moves all the way to the end of that motion. Only on the bottom seat cushion motion. The seat back button lost the cover so I have to use my fingers to find the little plastic piece that used to hold the cover to move back and forward. -All driver side because the passenger is manual”

Anonymous, MO (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Driver seat control stopped working for forward back movement”

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“repaired under warranty at no cost”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Window control broken, took 4 trips to dealer to fix. finally was fixed at local service station”

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“front automatic window motor on both sides have had to be replaced at $350 each”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3-L V6)

“I have researched this and in the model year of 2007, hyundai sonatas driver side rear window power mechanism is defective. This should be a recall item. The actuator/motor is defective and the window will not close. I actually saw another Hyu”

Randi M., TX (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

“condenser coils rusted out”

Barbara S., IL (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to replace the compressor due to failure”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“A/C compressor seized and had to be replaced along with the serpentine belt”

Thelma T., IN (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“replaced”

Jean B., MA (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“No cooling”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“part failed”

Anonymous, TN (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Had to replace a/c compressor in Feb 2015. Stopped cooling. Was covered under my extended warranty”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to be fixed 4 times”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“It just blows cold air even when it's set at a high temperature”

Michael U., FL (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

“Needed to add freon, first time in this car last year”

Larry R., GA (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“low refrigerant that needed filling with a can”

Cameron T., OH (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3-L V6)

“Leaks from compressor and condenser”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

“If I do not have the car on air recirculate it smells like mold and exhaust. I have had this problem the entire time I have owned the car. Hyundai has never been able to fix the problem. They used to spray the disinfectant into the system for free bu”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 3.3-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

“Plastic molding that protects the undercarriage is loose and scrapes on the ground. Been fixed once, broke again”

Blair W., TX (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Both visors have broken. The spring mechanism is defective and the visors will not stay in upward position”

Randi M., TX (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“paint is dull & discolored. will not polish”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The 2007 Sonata was NEVER properly painted. Large flakes came off roof. Hyundai fixed it. Large flakes came off side panels & trunk. I had to pay for a complete paint job”

John S., LA (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Front and rear bumper paint is peeling”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Back bumper”

Donald F., TX (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Pearl essence paint easily chipped off by car wash. Have had 3 repairs to different sections”

Rodney H., CA (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“paint is bubbling and pealing all over the car. roof, hood, trunk”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3-L V6)

“Paint peeling on the front pvc bumper panels”

Anonymous, AB (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3-L V6)

“Paint began chipping within first few years of purchase”

Kim R., WV (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Front hood paint chipping i spots”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

“If you don't open the windows at intervals, the weather stripping around the window seizes the window. The window regulator then breaks when you lower the window”

Anonymous, VA (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

“Suspension squeaks over bumps”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had work done on undercarriage. Ever since, I have had squeaks whenever I hit a small bump”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“creak from front right side when over bumps or rough road”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The front passenger side wheel area squeaks all the time. Don't know whether it's bushings or shocks/struts or what”

Anonymous, AL (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3-L V6)

“Front suspension bushings and lower control arms needed replacement. Front shocks needed replacing. Body mounting mounts squeaking, needed lubrication. Noise in steering column when turning wheel. Front brake reline”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Suspension squeaks in cold weather”

J R., NE (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Mostly suspension noise from front and rear. Other owners report the same”

Janet W., NY (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“When unoccupied, front passenger seat rattles”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“parking brake”

Ted T., HI (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

“throttle control, a manufacturer recommended repair that the owner has to pay for”

Dale M., OH (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3-L V6)

“I don't know exactly the problem but the "check engine light" came on and it required a $400 repair”

Anonymous, GA (2007 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

“Went to Dealer for oil change. They discovered an oil leak in the front of the engine, near the timing belt. The repair cost $2000 & took a couple of days. The first repair was faulty and the engine leaked a lot of oil in my garage. I had it towed back to the dealer and it took 3 days to repair it”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 3.3-L V6)

“Leaks repaired under in 116th month of 10 year warranty at dealer urging to complete the work under warranty,”

Anonymous, MN (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Oil pan was leaking and it took the dealer three trips to fix”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Valve cover gasket leaks again, replaced at 100k and 153k”

J R., NE (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Oil pan rusted out and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Accessory belts or pulleys

“serpentine belt would squeak then stop and then start again replaced belt”

Linda K., DC (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Harmonic balancer and pulley came loose”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

“It stopped working”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Driving car and it just stopped. Lucky that I was not on the freeway”

John B., NV (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3-L V6)

“Had to replace it and the car only had 50'000 Kim's on it”

Anonymous, BC (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The fuel pump assembly had to be replaced because the car was not getting started”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3-L V6)

“oil sensor failed (but at over 160,000 mi)”

Benjamin C., NY (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Replaced Throttle Position Sensor”

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited 3.3-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

“Would not play CDs - would eject immediately after inserting”

Milton W., TX (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3-L V6)

“wlll not eject a cd”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 3.3-L V6)

“The radio screen/window has developed a cloudy screen which makes the radio's station numbers hard to read”

Richard M., FL (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

“uncontrollable volumn”

Kent E., CA (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

“an engine gasket failed and shorted out the alterator”

Bob W., BC (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 3.3-L V6)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

“4 year old battery died and was replaced”

J B., LA (2007 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 3.3-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

“Bearings disintegrated and engine failure”

Allan S., WA (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Head gasket

“Check engine light kept coming on. O2 sensor was replaced but problem came back. Mechanic found the gasket had a leak”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Electrical failure

“I had an electrical short in a wiring harness. The car would crank and run, but would go dead without warning. After several days of troubleshooting the electrical system, the problem disappeared. I assumed it was an electrical shortage in a wiring h”

Ivory H., LA (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“computer failed to identify problem - had to be replaced”

Anonymous, BC (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

“Stop working”

Anonymous, IL (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust leaks

“gasket between converter and exhaust pipe had to be replaced”

Maynard R., NB (2007 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

“When the outside temperature is over 70 or the car is warm, the gear shifter will not work without using the override button! This is much more than annoying!”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 3.3-L V6)
Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

“Slave cylinder lost seals, no compression”

John F., ME (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“No symptoms, yellow trouble light appeared, dealer replaced under warranty”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

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