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This version of the Sonata ranked among our top-rated family sedans. The ride is supple, yet composed. Handling is agile and responsive. The Sonata's swoopy, coupe-like styling comes with tolerable rear-seat room and visibility. The revised four-cylinder engine racked up impressive fuel economy of 27 mpg overall.
Alerts
There are 14 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2011 Hyundai Sonata owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

“In addition to a new rack and pinion, I also had to get the wheels balanced and aligned because the steering wheel vibrated”

Jason W., NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“hit pothole.... new tire and alignment”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Pulls to the left and can't correct”

Anonymous, CO (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The car won't stay in alignment and as a result I had tires replaced at 38,000 miles. They do not know why it won't stay in alignment”

Robert N., MO (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It all of a sudden starts to shimmy on the highway @ 65MPH which it has never done in the past I will be taking it in to the dealer to have it checked out, but not yet,as I just noticed it”

Stephen R., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Car pulls to one side or another randomly. Dealer has inspected and there was a recall but dealer refuses to accept that this car is not fixed”

Anonymous, GA (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Since purchase car has pulled to the left. There were several campaigns to repair it and it was mostly fixed by that. But now recently the car has again begun to pull to the left. Original tires were hard and lasted 80K miles. New Pirellis good”

Anonymous, CT (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“replaced ball joints”

Anonymous, AB (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Front and Rear ball joints replaced under manufacturer recall”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“My right front tire hit a pothole that I didn't see caused some loosening in the ball joint”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Going over bumps made noise. Replaced under extended warranty”

Anonymous, MI (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Excessive play in Electronic Power Steering due to worn rubber bushing that had to be replaced out of warranty”

Anonymous, AL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Bushing in steering system wore out cost of part was two dollars cost of labor was over three hundred dollars. Seems like poor engineering to me”

Anonymous, VA (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“had to be replaced”

Anonymous, SC (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Some bushing on the front end seized and made it difficult to turn in one direction. Fix under warranty but my option remains this brand builds old type cars of lower quality then a Toyota or Honda of which I have owned”

Dave E., ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Clicking in steering”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

“2 recall notices from Hyundai motors”

Anonymous, VA (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Power steering went off line and car was undrivable. Problem was electronic requiring replacement of steering column components. All (including towing) covered under warranty”

Henry L., WI (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The entire electric steering mechanism failed. All this is located in the steering column so the entire "upper section" of the steering column needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Power steering gear unit had worn bearing...lots of wobble in the steering wheel...Hyundai replaced the complete gear unit”

John H., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“works ok, just not a smooth ride”

Jack M., CA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“recall from manf”

Keith H., OH (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“There was a recall on the rear struts that may have cured the tire wear”

Anonymous, CT (2011 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“A bolt on the left front suspension was bad and had to be replaced, which caused that tire to grind off the inside edge”

William J., AZ (2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“began hearing a clanking clunking noise when traveling over minor bumps. Dealership has made one attempt to fix the problem. It improved slightly”

Drew M., MA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Squeak in front end had to replace struts and strut rods? Poor ride quality”

Anonymous, MA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Unsure warrantee repair. It was a recall”

Anonymous, BC (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The coil spring on the left front of the car simply broke”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Steering would click”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“too much steering wheel play. Worn out coupling”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“steering clunking and rattling”

Anonymous, GA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Two issues. One a Factory recall and another was replacement of a rubber part connecting steering wheel to steering shaft”

Mark M., LA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Steering wheel made a clicking noise sometimes when turning but the dealer indicated it wasn't a safety issue. Several months later when I was on a trip it began much worse and steering wheel felt loose and I had to get repairs at another dealer since I was afraid to drive it”

Anonymous, MA (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“steering made loud clicking noise, dealer replaced a rubber boot as part of a recall”

Dave M., CT (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The rack and pinion was bad on my Sonata which is apparently uncommon for the mileage on it. I had to replace in the past 6 months. Also had wheels aligned and balanced”

Jason W., NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“What I was advised was there was a plastic gear that is for steering in the front end. That was worn and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Recall on steering, four visits before it was corrected”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“needed to replace entire rack and pinion”

Anonymous, AB (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Expensive labor repair for $5 piece in steering column”

Anonymous, VA (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Steering failure resulting in steering column replacement”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Steering coupler was replaqced. It was later part of an extended warranty and I was reimbursed for the repair”

Mike S., GA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Balky or delayed engagement when wheel was turned to steer the vehicle”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I had a steering coupling go bad. Just recently i was contacted by Hyundai and they are covering the cost which was $250.00”

Anonymous, MD (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“steering FLEX cOUPLING NEEDED REPLACEMENT”

Anonymous, SC (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“steering became loose due to a cheap plastic gear in the column. Could only be replaced with another cheap plastic gear”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Noise from steering turned out to be steering coupler coming apart”

Ernie N., TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Excessive free play and noise from steering wheel. Replaced worm shaft coupling and bushing. No charge; covered under warranty. Took 2 hours”

John L., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Rubber coupling in power steering unit degraded causing large clunking sound on left hand turns. Dealer took care of problem under warranty. Problem appears to occur fairly frequently per on line comments - Manufacturer claims not a safety issue bu”

Anonymous, NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“car will not stay in a straight line. continually veers to the left or right. Linkage has been replaced once and car has been continually realigned but problem persists”

James S., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Odd vibration while turning wheel. Steering shaft replaced under warranty”

Frank R., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Vibration on corners”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“There was a clicking sound when turning the steering”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Was dangerous, they replaced the entire steering units”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Steering gear needed to be replaced after just three years. A link also was replaced during the repair. Was covered under warranty”

Rob M., ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“universal joint linkage became loose. Needed replacement”

Luis L., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“play in the steering wheel that was caused bya steering tube or something like that”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Steering would occasionally fail during turns and/or gentle steering maneuvers”

Margaret H., NY (2011 Hyundai Sonata Unsure Unsure)

“Failure of steering coupling - replaced under warranty”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“rack and pinion had a failed part”

Anonymous, SC (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“This auto has electric power steering and there is a coupling in the drive that wore causing play and a noise in steering as if loose. Was repaired under a service call. Not certain is was a recall but was repaired under the warranty”

Robert B., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The steering wheel made a clicking noise when turned, which became worse with time, I had to get a part replaced which cost me $375”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The vehicle has has steering issues since purchase in October 2010. Additionally, car has been at dealership waiting for engine replacement since February 17, 2017”

Anonymous, MI (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Clicking in the steering shaft upon turning the steering wheel. It was a worn bushing”

Suesan B., CA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Started as a tic noise, dealer said $900 repair but not unsafe. when worse would feel like power steering going out. Then changed and column moved slightly but drove ok, got on gravel, very scary vibration. Took in and they repaired free at 90,000 miles, No recall only if you ask. Have good video”

James M., MO (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The steering issue and vibration occurs when backing up. There was a class action suit filed against Hyundai to repair this problem, so the car has been in to have that fixed. Although the dealer performed this repair, the problem persists, but not as badly as before the fix”

Anonymous, VA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“sounded like two empty beer cans rattling around in the steering assembly.NOT covered under 100k warrenty”

John K., NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to replace a rubber "coupler" in the steering column due to excess wear. Hyundai has since extended the warranty on this part and will be reimbursing me for this repair”

David Y., OK (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Front end makes noise over bumps and steering wheel vibrates over 60 MPH and when braking. Had it looked at but no issues have been found and no remedy to date”

Anonymous, PA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It was a recall”

Anonymous, NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Steering column started vibrating when turning corners. It quickly progressed to a full shudder when applying brakes. This is a known problem to Hyundai”

Jill S., SC (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“cheaply made bushing/plastic piece in the steering column caused steering vibration and play in the steering wheel at the 70K range. The part was under $10 but total dealship cost was about $320”

James I., AL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Slack when turning the steering wheel”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Related to first problem”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Electrical problem was that the starter failed. Steering wheel - plastic bushing that costs $1.87 (plastic) went. According to technitian it was a common problem”

Dennis I., NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“despite aligment experienced continued steering wheel vibration. dealer was unheldful in fixing issue”

David E., CA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Steering has always been a bit loose. Have had car checked to verify not out of round tires, bad balanced tires or alignment. Linkage in steering column clicks and I noticed that there was a recall on steering column issued before we bought car. C”

Daniel R., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Vibration”

Anonymous, MS (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“One had to be replaced recently because it was loose”

Glen D., ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Tie rods on both sides (left and right) were broken. I must state, however, that the street conditions in my city are very poor. Pot holes and bumps are everywhere”

Anonymous, QC (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“had to replace tie rod ball joints wheel bearings also having to do two total brake relines with rotors and calipers”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Tie rod end worn, causing slight steering vibrarion”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I was told after a few thoUSnd miles the tire wear was uneven and so could not rotate tires. I have had three alignments and finally had to have tires replaced at 38,000 miles. They have not determined why it won't stay in alignment”

Robert N., MO (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Tire wear is uneven because of inabiity to be aligned”

Anonymous, GA (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“original tires were wearing unevenly, I replaced the tires with Michelin and still have uneven wear and alignment and balancing have been checked as OK”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear tires were worn and VERY noisy at less than 5000 miles. A recall for rear struts may have solved the problem but the tires had to be replaced at low mileage”

Anonymous, CT (2011 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

“Care whining sound when driving on highway, dealer replaced a wheel bearing as part of a recall”

Dave M., CT (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“drivers side back wheel bearing went bad”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“This is the third time I have had to replace a wheel bearing. The dealer even said that it happens way more in the hyundai cars than any other manufacturer they sell”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

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

“It had a lot of image issues, humid out, static issues, then when the starter died, the car was "jumped" the camera never worked again. I was informed not part of the warranty and wasn't due the starter issue (car dying and being jumped). Two hundred minimum to replace. Truly unimpressed”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Backup camera had to be replaces. Stopped working”

Anonymous, MN (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Back up camera went out. Still covered under warranty so the dealer fixed it”

Robert S., NE (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“back up camera failed. dealer replaced under warranty”

Jim B., CA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The backup screen sometimes goes blank. I have taken it back to the dealer about 5 times for this problem”

Jennifer D., VA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Unsure)

“The backup camera periodically stops working. We bring it in and are told, "No trouble found." When it works it is good, with a curved line tracking where the care will go”

Bruce E., NJ (2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Stopped working and needed a new camera”

Anonymous, MI (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“rear view camera looses connection resulting in a blue screen occasionally. Tapping on the camera on the trunk fixes the problem for a while so assume it's a loose connection to the camera inside the trunk lid. From what I've read online this is a”

Ron D., IL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I own a proximity keyed Sonata. Sometimes the driver door will not open when trying to manually open the vehicle. Button on the door itself seems intermittent at times”

Anonymous, NB (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It only works some of the time. Most times it's just a white screen and you can't see anything”

Anonymous, OH (2011 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Touch screen always selects something other than what you want”

Anonymous, MD (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Periodically the screen freezes and a restart doesn't clear it. It eventually comes back”

Bruce E., NJ (2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Display screen goes blank

“Backup camera display frequently erratic”

Anonymous, CO (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“i had an aftermarket navigation system placed. never worked well, replaced once. then i had crutch fields put in a new system using same back up camera. xm radio , cd player. all works well. use navigation with my phone”

Anonymous, VA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Without the display, your can't do anything internal the car: adjust radio, control bluetooth, radio, nothing. 3 dealers have told me to replace the panel it would cost between $3k-$6k depending on the EXACT problem. I told one dealer to order the”

Anonymous, MA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“iPhone doesn't work unless you purchase a special adapter for it so you can listen to your music”

Anonymous, SK (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“Difficult to use”

Anonymous, MD (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Entire system disappeares from time to time”

Peter F., CA (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Map update, too expensive and out of date”

Anonymous, BC (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“GPS freezes up in cold weather. Will not work. Works fine in warm weather or after the car has heated up during driving”

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Will not find most address”

Robert R., MO (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The GPS send me on long and convoluted routes. I tried updating the software (which cost $425 for a single update), but the new software was no better”

Jennifer D., VA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Unsure)

“Lack of consistent Bluetooth cell phone pairing”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Will not transfer contacts”

Anonymous, BC (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Often the pairing freezes, doesn't work, locks in the on dial mode (car dials the phone locked in that position) Also a high pitched hum with plugged in vice wifi. . Extremely irritating”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“suddenly unable to connect any phone to the bluetooth which prohibits the use of voice commands with phone”

Deborah W., NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Unsure)

“Phone wouldn't pair”

Anonymous, MD (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Phone/stereo dead”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata Unsure Unsure)

“I tried to pair two phones. One phone the pairing accepted the contacts and phone numbers but would not let me make calls. The other phone would let me make calls but used the other phones contacts”

Joseph R., NY (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Bluetooth totally failed, dealers only option to replace 4500 dollar radio. out of warranty 38 months. 36 mo warranty on radio/nav etc not 5yr 60k, as marketed on vehicle”

Victor L., NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Radio will not always turn on”

Peter F., CA (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Very limited AM reception”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Sirius XM Shark Fin Antenna failed”

George V., CA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Radio stopped working on 3 occasions & was repaired under warranty. But, failed again each time. Finally, we had to contact Hyundai corporate U.S. office for a replacement at their expense”

Anonymous, NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Radio would not play at cooler damp temperature. Usually 55 degrees down to freezing. At freezing and below would play”

Wayne B., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Phone/stereo dead”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata Unsure Unsure)

“usb broken”

William Y., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Satellite radio died and they could not fix it and would not replace it. Three year warranty expired. Rest of sound system still works fine including Bluetooth. Not happy at all. Told me they could order new one. $500.00 installed”

Rob M., ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Occasionally radio will lock up or the speakers will stop working. I had to pull the circuit breaker to reboot the system computer to clear the problem. Over 12 months ago a brake sensor malfunction and the car had to be towed, engine would not sta”

Anonymous, NB (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Sirius/XM antenna”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The sub woofer cuts in and out for no apparent reason”

Anonymous, SK (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Subwoofer in rear of car has a vibrating noise or rattle that is emitted when the music has to much base”

Anonymous, GA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Speakers and sub were cutting in and out”

Anonymous, SK (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Steering wheel controls

“Steering Wheel Bushing had to be replaced. But not until after I had to drive it this way for almost a year. Then, Hyundai decided to extend the warranty”

Aaron G., NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Controls would activate things that they didn't apply to. Example, the volume control might change a station or a station control might activate the Bluetooth”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The steering wheel was clicking and had it repaired”

Steve E., CA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The steering wheel controls are unreliable for both music control and cruise control. They sometimes work, sometimes do not”

Jeff P., GA (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Radio channel selector on steering wheel sometimes changes mode (as though mode switch is pressed)”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“cruise control would not set or cancel from steering wheel controls. Voice command and phone would not work due to Bluetooth failure”

Victor L., NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Had to replace a switch on steering wheel for initiating voice control”

Roland H., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Bluetooth has never recognized verbal commands”

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Hands free system stopped recognizing most names for phone calls. Had radio replaced. Works better but still not perfect”

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

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

“Works intermittently; sometimes it will not turn on”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“A $2.00 part (rubber pad) under the brake pad was not making proper contact. It was on the same switch that controls the cruise and stability sensor”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Failure of "set" button in steering wheel. Dealer replaced speed control module at no cost to me”

John M., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Cruise control would not activate and then would begin to work again”

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Turning on cruise control functions 50% of the time using steering control switches. Switches replaced under warranty but issue remained”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Incorrect programming. Required two trips to the dealership to correct GPS map updates are an added expense”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Fuel level gauge failed”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Went out”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The original headlights melted into the socket”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“When I used to have the lights on all the time while driving, the headlights would burn out about every 3 months (not at the same time). Replaced them many times. Finally quit running them all the time and only at night. Now they don't burn out”

Lee O., MN (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I always left my headlamps on and they would go off by themselves when i shut off the car. Around 1 year ago the lights starting going on by themselves in the middle of the night. Hyundai was never able to fix so I manually turn lights off now”

Diane B., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Not long from new, we would have the headlights go off and then back on periodically. They checked and couldn't find anything but it stopped doing it. Started again, they replaced something with the fuse box and it hasn't since”

Ronald H., WA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Low beam / high beam switch on steering column was not working”

Carolyn F., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“Lights seem to burn out quickly -- my guess is an electrical issue of some sort”

James M., CA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The vertical & horizontal reach of the headlights at night is limiting. I've nearly hit pedestrians walking on the curb to my right. I can't see street signs as I approach. Dealer told me these are factory settings. DANGEROUS! Can't wait to move on!”

Michael B., KS (2011 Hyundai Sonata Unsure Unsure)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“The wiring for both rear lights has separated multiple times over the last few years. The dealership is pretty much worthless; they always just try to tape it back together rather than actually fix the issue. Now that it's out of warranty, they won't touch it without coughing up hundreds of dollars. Hyundai...never again”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Brake light out 2 times”

Anonymous, NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear tail light fell out. The the plastic housing that holds bolts that connected the tail light assembly to the car (inside the trunk) disintegrated. Not covered under extended warranty”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I had the bulbs changed at the same time - the driver's side always goes out first”

Pamela E., IL (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Right tale light keeps going out and dealer can not determine why”

Anonymous, NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear brake lights stayed on after car had been turned off”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Brake light went out. Replacing the bulb didn't fix issue”

Rita K., IL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Brake lights failed three times”

P H., TN (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“the lights wouldn't go off. It was repaired under warranty”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Just burn out "quickly" --”

James M., CA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

“Lights on the steering wheel switches/controls no longer function. All of the dashboard controls light up; however, the steering wheel remains dark”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The cabin light does not go off automatically at times so I have it turned off most of time. There must be a short”

Steve E., CA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“light switch would keep lights on when vehicle was parked”

Gary R., NV (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Driver side door will no longer unlock when using the key fob. You must use the key to unlock”

Anonymous, NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Push button on door would not aways work, as well as the start button”

Anonymous, BC (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The driver door could no longer open, not even with the key. It was repaired under warranty within 2 hours”

Dominique D., ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The power lock on the front passenger door no longer works”

Greg P., IL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“replaced 3 door sensors”

Anonymous, TN (2011 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Over the life of the car we have had a car that won't start maybe 30-40 times”

Robert R., MO (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“I'm talking about the starter push button. Recalled for "brake stop lamp switch" replacement. Car just wouldn't start at times. Thought it was battery at first. You have to step on brake for push button to engage, but contact was not being made. They”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“just simply stopped working”

Anonymous, NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to replace all 4 TPM. Each at a different time and more than once. LEAKING and/or RUSTING OUT or BREAKING”

Anonymous, OH (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“`as soon as cold weather hits the light comes on and has to be set”

Sheridan F., PA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Frequent false warning light indicating low tire pressure that would go away as misteriously as it appeared”

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“"Check Engine" light appears sporadically, but not within the past two months or so”

Charles R., CT (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Several of the warning lights have been going on & off intermittently for several months. Resetting codes does not help. The factory man replaced a computer, but that did not help. They are still working to fix the problem . It does not appear to af”

J S., TN (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heated or cooled seats

“The seat heaters stopped working, unknown cause, waiting for next regular service to have the dealer repair”

Sandra E., IN (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

“Washer motor failed after 45000 miles. Not very good reliability in my opinion”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

“ABS warning light, ESC indicator (ESC malfunction indicator), malfunction indicator light (check engine light), and low tire pressure telltale (TPMS malfunction indicator) all on simultaneously. Three trips to the dealer. I think it's electrical”

Anonymous, IN (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS Unsure)

“Flashing ABS/ESP light”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Caliper slides require bi-annual lubrication or corrosion causes them to stick. Had trouble getting the car out of the garage once”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Same as rotors, rusted to the point of replacement at 32K miles”

Frank R., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear disc brakes faulty, maybe due to poor mtc. by first owner, not really an excuse for the defect. Bought as certified used car, it should have been fixed. I'm now seeking warranty repair, that seems can only be done by selling dealer”

Ray L., MA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“serviced regularly but still stick and wear prematurely”

Jeff M., NS (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Actually, the hydraulic braking system had to be replaced. Luckily for me, it was under warranty”

Thor S., GA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“This was a proactive recall to replace the main line from the master cylinder, I do not believe I experienced any problems in this area personally”

Anonymous, AL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Intermittent vibration and engaging due to rusting”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It is not fixed yet. I believe the lining has come loose on the left rear parking brake and periodically jams the wheel when the parking brake is released”

Harry N., NY (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

“Took it in for a recall and the dealer talked me into state inspection. $1000 later”

Ken G., NY (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Brakes wore out prematurely, rotors locked up”

Warren J., IA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Garage indicated brakes were rusty and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I didn't expect to need new brakes on this car after owning it for 3.5 years. My previous car wasa Toyota camry and I didn't need brakes for a longer period of ownership”

Charles T., MD (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“excessive wear for only having 54000 miles. brought to dealer. have to assume that they are correctly doing necessary repair”

Richard F., NY (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Driven mostly highway very easy on brakes yet complete overhaul of all rotors, pads etc at 80k. Easily driven on highway excepted to last longer and there was no warning they were going. Hyundai doesn't seem to believe in squeeking sensors to alert y”

Dave E., ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Brakes were gone and all rotors were grooved at 37000 miles. $ 600 repair”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“OEM brake pads and rotors did not last long. They wore out @ 28,000 miles. On my purchased new 2007 Toyota Camry, they lasted about 45,000 miles. Same with OEM tires. Sonata tires wore out @ 28,000 miles. OEM Camry tires around 45,000 miles”

Pravin P., PA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“replaced oem brakes @82000. at a Goodyear Tire Service center. Had to replace them all again last week@ 119000 because of inferior quality of Brakes and Rotors the Goodyear Service Center installed”

Bob S., NJ (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I had to replace front and rear pads at 20K miles (the disks were fine). I am an extremely conservative driver and if appropriate will coast when approaching a traffic light to avoid applying the brakes, if possible. I feel the pads should have laste”

Harry N., NY (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Early on, first year, I found that the brake pads were getting too much wear. After replacement and readjustment (I believe the problem was related to calipers), wear rates returned to normal”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“brakes wore down faster than expected and i had to replace front and back brakes”

David E., CA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rotors calipers replaced 3 times 2 wheel bearings replaced”

Derek W., NL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“had to replace brake rotors on front brakes”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“This car goes through brakes about every 8-9 months, pads and rotors. NEVER had a car that needed new brakes every 15,000 miles. and rotors??”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Rotors

“Had them replaced”

Anonymous, MN (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I have 32K miles on this car and live near the ocean and experience street flooding. The rotors, calipers and related hardware has rusted and must be replaced. Other vehicles in the same area seem to have no such problems”

Frank R., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“When I had new breaks installed, the rotors were locked up and had to be replaced. Car company denied any problems on their end”

Warren J., IA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“They had to be turned down, now brakes are ok”

Barry B., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“have had brakes worked on two times during my 54000 miles. seems excessive to me. otherwise I love this car”

Richard F., NY (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear Wheel Rotors corroded prematurely. The Front Rotors were fine and able to be turned down”

John V., PA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“OEM rotors did not last long... only about 28,000 miles. Again, on new 2007 Toyota Camry they lasted till about 45,000 miles. Squeaking/rubbing noise from front disc breaking system always there @ cold start & during winter season”

Pravin P., PA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“replaced rotors with only 20000 miles”

Thomas L., NY (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Went on vacation for 6 weeks. Returned and the brakes made lots of noise. Had the brake rotors turned which didn't fix the problem so I had all four rotors and pads replaced. the problem appears fixed”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I started hearing a squeaky noise each time I make a turn left or right from the stirring wheel”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Needed a front in brake job”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear brakes not smooth and make slight sound”

M S., OH (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“normal brake wear after 77000 km”

Robert W., ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“front rotors needed resurfacing”

Anonymous, CA (2011 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

“Alternator went after 61k miles, battery had to be replaced with that. So alternator, starter, battery along with normal maintenance. Because the car was not ceritfied, the warranty ended at 60k miles. Better big expense for a car at 1/2 li”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

“Problem with battery in electronic start button. No warning that battery was dead and I didn't know how to start the car using the fob itself! Very hard to understand directions in owners manual”

Carol B., NJ (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Dead”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The battery died on my car and the dealer said that it was only guaranteed for 3 years? I bought a new battery and a year later I thought that I had a battery problem and was told only the selling dealership would honor that warranty”

Joseph R., NY (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Car would not start, but would turn over as normal. Didn't know a weak battery could cause the starter to not engage the engine. Replaced the battery”

Bill T., IL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Around the 51000 mileage mark, it began working intermittently. I would have to crank the car 3 to 4 times before it would start. No further issues since I had it replaced the starter”

Anonymous, MD (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I have had three different occasions where the push start did not work and twice had to be towed to the dealer to fix. The third time it finally started working after 20 minutes of trying”

Kenneth R., GA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Transmission switch failure which rendered car unstartable. Had to be towed, not covered by warranty”

Anonymous, VA (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“car wouldn't start, had to be towed. Replaced switch”

Cary M., IN (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Needed new starter”

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to replace it because it stopped working”

Anonymous, NE (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“a plastic part in the starter broke, needed new starter & warranty didn't cover it although it's under 100000 miles. i understand others had the same problem”

Anonymous, CT (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“A/C comp clutch and starter motor both failed in the 75k mile range. Starter intermittently failed to turn and crank the engine. Both failures NOT covered by Hyundais 10yr/10000M warranty. Both failures showed unacceptable service life, way short of normally expected life”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Starter failed. I replaced it”

Mark W., CA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“starter failed at 72000 miles”

John K., NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Starter would not connect with the engine itself and the engine would not turn over”

Anonymous, MN (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Car would not start”

Martin R., CA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Replaced starter lever arm. Car would not start”

Anonymous, MO (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Starter failed and had to be replaced”

Roger P., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Starter stopped working. Manual said if you don't replace the key fob battery could damage the starter. Apparently it did”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“wife got stuck car would not start, brought to Hyundai and had to put in new starter, was not covered under warrenty at 60000 mi”

Richard M., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The starter failed at 40000 miles ... not very good reliability in my opinion”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“STARTER FAILED AT 40000 mI. TOWED TO DEALER AND REPLACED AT NO CHARGE”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“At 49,600 miles the starter lever failed. Vehicle towed to dealer under warranty. A weak part replaced hopefully with a stronger one”

Wayne B., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Starter failed and drained the battery. Car would not start”

Anonymous, NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It went out, leading to an expensive ($550) repair. That's disappointing at only 70,000 miles and only 10k mile out of warranty. Otherwise an excellent car”

William R., NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Starter failed due to failure of plastic yoke inside starter”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Starter rod failed”

Anonymous, MD (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“would not start”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Starter Solenoid stopped working”

P M., MN (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Starter repaired free under guarantee”

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“For the second time since I bought the car, the push button switch is not working. My car had to be towed”

Anonymous, AZ (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“starter went bad at 64000 mile”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The plastic actuator broke on the starter. It was not covered under the warranty. The cost to repair was ridiculous”

Laura W., CA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Starter went out and had to be replaced. A plastic part inside broke”

Dean S., TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Hybrid/electric system and battery (excluding replacement)

“delay of power when push pedal”

Anonymous, QC (2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

“There is a recall for this vehicle and its engine. my vehicle passed the test, and i was not given a new engine. if i failed the test i would have been given a new engine”

Brian M., MD (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“unfortunately ,not well explained by the dealer”

Denis G., QC (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine rebuild or replacement

“Engine failed. Recall replaced engine but it took 2 months”

Anonymous, GA (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Complete engine failure at 98000. Hyundai replaced long block motor for free and supplied a rental for the entire period”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Factory recall for the engine due to metal shavings in the oil journals of the crankshaft. Longblock replacement of engine”

Graham D., VA (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine was replaced by Hyundai on a recall”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“regular oil changes , then i hear a loud knocking by the time i got off the off ramp it was dead and seized”

David M., PA (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Have oil valve problems that were repaired. The next day the rods broke in the engine. That was the middle of March 2017. At this time I am still waiting for the engine to be replaced. It may not be done till July. At this time they are paying for my rental car”

Anonymous, MI (2011 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine rebuild after engine seized. This was covered under Hyundai's recall”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine recall. Engine being replaced. Have not had car since end of February. Waiting on Hyundai replacement,”

Timothy D., CT (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine seized despite good maintenance Hyundai replacing under extended warranty”

John R., CT (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“During the past year, between oil changes I noticed the engine oil was extremely low. An engine test was started and it was determined that 1.5 quarts of oil were disappearing every 1000 miles (no residue seen under vehicle when parked). A rebuild or new engine replacement is planned this month”

Jamie S., LA (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The engine was replaced under a Hyundai recall. I didn't have my car for about 2-3 weeks waiting for the engine to arrive at the dealer”

Thomas S., IL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“There was a recall, so I took the car to the dealership, they did the repair, tested the engine. The engine failed, so the engine was completely replaced. Took 7 weeks for me to get my car back, but the dealership provided me w/ a loaner car”

Anonymous, VA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Engine failure at approximately 90k miles from a manufacturer defect. This was outlined in a recall from Hyundai that a possible failure was possible. Engine block was replaced taking nearly 3 months to complete the process”

Mitchell K., LA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine died while on interstate highway. Was towed to dealership. Engine was replaced under warranty. No cost to me”

Anonymous, PA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“their engines suck, engine locked up they replaced it”

Timothy S., OH (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Engine starting making a ticking noise so I took it to the dealer and they are replacing the engine”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“A "SMALL"OIL LEAK AT RRONT OF PAN THEY "cOULD NOT FIND?" led to a siezure at 46.000 miles and poor dealer response or cooperation”

Anonymous, MD (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Our car had rattling sound at 3200 RPM. Took it to dealer and it need a motor. Folsom Lake Hyundai took care of it under warranty. Good service. Curious to see if this was a one year problem because we love our car and would get another”

Louis D., CA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine had to ne replaced. Piston rods broke”

Cynthia L., VA (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine suddenly stopped working while getting to freeway speed. would not start or turn over again. Diagnoses: "engine seized". Engine had to be replaced”

Michael P., MN (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The engine was "eating" oil and finally seized up. We had not choice but to replace it because the car wasn't paid off”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Check Engine light continuously on. Cylinders were misfiring. Sent egine out to be worked on .Replaced all 4 fuel injectors”

Pam L., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The engine blew up with 73000 miles. This is a CPO from Hyundai and I had to FIGHT AND FIGHT for 4 weeks to get them to cover the warranty-engine under the 100K powertrain I fought for 15 hours with HMC and there 2nd party warranty comp for the 100K”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“While driving the car suddenly lost power and every light on my dash went on. The car would not drive faster than 5to 10 km per hour and the engine had a lot of vibration. A tow to the dealership resulted in being told that my turbo charger went out of align,ent and needed adjustment”

Anonymous, SK (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“I have had 4 issues with the turbo. 3 were issues where it had to be reset/calibrated. The last issue was with the exhaust actuator; is had to be replaced”

Clyde M., MS (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Turbo failed while driving on the interstate and the car could not drive faster than 50 MPH. Took three days to get a new one in. I had been to the dealer a week before to report a strange noise while accelerating and they said it was nothing”

Kenneth R., GA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Hose between engine and cooler broke”

Anonymous, VA (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“ENGINE HAD NO POWER, WAS A SENSOR OF SOME KIND”

Timothy S., OH (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Engine lost the turbo charger which means the car was running with far less HP. Was not covered by the warranty even though I thought it was part of the power train”

Bill T., IL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“car occasionally slipped out of turbo mode. It took three trips to the dealer to have the problem corrected”

Anonymous, NS (2011 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“This car was taken back several times because the turbocharger failed. It took more than a year to get the problem solved”

Carol G., PA (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Car engine loss power and would not go over about 50mph, which I took to the dealer and it was the turbo that needed adjustment”

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Timing belt or chain

“Timing belt broke while driving. Vehicle had to be towed 180 miles as I was far from home”

John P., PA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

“Has trouble switching from heat to cold. Have to rev engine to get cold air and doesn't always help”

Anonymous, GA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Needed to be replaced - covered by extended warranty”

Glenn W., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Emits strange sounds (shine) during humid weather or rain, during idling or upon acceleration, then goes away. first time we took to dealer, they fixed it (don't recall the reason they gave for this.) A year later, sound began again. This time dealer said was compressor, which is costly fix. We are letting it go for now. The AC output (temperature ) seems to not be affected. Yet”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The compressor failed. I had to replace the compressor . I've never had to replace a compressor on any car I've owned. in the past history of owning cars”

Ron K., SC (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The compressor would not kick on when the A/C was turned on. There was a bad electrical switch on the compressor that needed to be replaced”

Timothy S., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Bearing went bad, apparently”

Anonymous, NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Did not work when first turned on. Instead blew out hot air and took nearly 5 minutes to get cold”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Compressor quit working but was covered under 100,000 mile warranty with no issues”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“noisy;was replaced under warranty”

David R., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

“Driver's side automatic climate control stopped working, but passenger side continued to function”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“sometimes it can take up to 5minutes of drive time before a/c will start cooling”

W R., TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“would not hold temp as set”

Anonymous, UT (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“When the outside temperature is over 50 degrees and temp is set at 73 without AC, AC still kicks on. Even when I manually turn on and then off the AC, it still comes back on after several minutes. It is impossible to force the system to just bring in”

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Air flow switch went bad”

Anonymous, NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Blower motor has a whinning sound when A/C most of the time”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“only would work on high”

Anonymous, NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“small part needed to be replaced. It wasn't cooling fast enough”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Intermittent noise from fan”

Michael O., VA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“while driving with AC on car will just stop cooling and blowing but fan still makes noise it's as if a damper is shut.after car is stopped and not driven problem goes away very intermittent has happened three times since purchase”

Jeff M., NS (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The fans would not switch between modes”

Kevin T., OH (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“dealer replace ac switch”

Ted T., HI (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Ac unit froze during a trip. Dealer kept car a week and determined the hose from the compressor was leaking. Hose replaced”

Anonymous, GA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Evaporator

“Leaks onto the passenger side floor”

Michael O., VA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

“Trim is falling off”

W R., TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Taillight mounting (plastic) broke allowing tail lights to begin to fall out of their mountings. Repaired by my grandson with 30 second epoxy”

Anonymous, PA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Side chrome molding popped out of the body. Additionally, the chrome molding on the grill has bubbled up”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Entire left rear taillight assembly came off in a car wash”

Marcia J., NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Driver's side tail lamp fixture casting came loose, when the anchor bolts tore loose from the car. Casting was replaced free of charge. Faulty casting blamed. I believe it was actually vibration which broke off the anchor bolts”

K G., NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“bumper...too low to ground,,detached.front..curbs cwE WOULD never BUY ANOTHER”

Anonymous, NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear bumper was the wrong bumper as it did not have an exhaust hole, not sure if this was the original owner issue or dealership”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“front grill pieces falling off, Both rear tail light assemblies fell out of the car! The plastic bolts that hold them in place just broke off after touching them. Junk!”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“paint is easily chipped on doors and rock chipping on hood. trunk shows signs slight fading”

Louis T., VA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Where trunk lid meets body abrasion from improperly fitting parts scrapes the paint off. Dealer painted and it rubbed off again”

Anonymous, SC (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint is chipping around roofline over windshield, around trunk lid and edges of doors”

Marcia J., NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Car has been painted twice before for paint issues. Paint is now peeling off the roof of car”

Anonymous, GA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint fading and cracking in front of the car and on the hood”

Marcel V., QC (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“the trim on the inside around the cup holders is peeling. the steering wheel same thing the paint is fading”

Anonymous, MD (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“minor paint bubbling on passenger side above door handle”

Allan S., MA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint was chipped and stated to peel”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint around the windshield has chipped off, along with paint on the steering wheel has come off and looks cheap”

Anonymous, OH (2011 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Paint clearcoat peeling on spots on hood and RR quarterpanel”

Karen W., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Rust

“Just above the windshield I began to have rust. Most cars have a plastic strip, the Sonata's don't have one. It began to rust so I had it repainted. Hyundai wouldn't cover it under warranty”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Chips in paint leading to a little rust”

Anonymous, AL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I paid additional for paint protection. I have rust pits on the front hood right next to the chrome on the front. Hyundai refused to repair this, claiming that it was a stone chip. I see no evidence of a stone chip. The paint protection plan is a was”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rust has already begun to appear at the top of the windshield. Normal rust spots appearing on hood from stone chips caused from highway driving”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

“Rubber seals around the doors have been replaced, but still have noise from wind and tires in the cab area”

John C., MT (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Air leak noise!”

Anonymous, MA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The left side driver's door seal is falling apart after 25,000 miles”

Joseph S., KS (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“No one can identify where the rattle or knock is coming from. It only happens sporadically, but is very annoying. If I hit the brakes enough times it eventually goes away for awhile. Spent $300 on a new wheel well that had a hole. We suspected the sound insulation was getting wet and flapping causing the noise. Spent another couple hundred on brake parts, that didn't do it either”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Steering column coupler(?) broken; steering column rattled over bumps and with turns. I had it fixed (yesterday) by an independent shop--not by the dealer”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Sunroof rattle”

Anonymous, PA (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Didn't see this as an option but we have to try to start the car twice before it turns over. All connections and battery and starter in good condition. Unknown rattling source”

Amy B., SC (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“As the car ages it has developed a range of annoying sounds, not in any one place but throughout the body”

Anonymous, MD (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine rattles on accelleration. Took to dealer three times without solution. Told the last time that it was just normal sounds”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Dash rattles. Moon roof seal squeaks due to body flex. Engine compartment rattle, probably waste gate shaft”

Donald H., OR (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Was getting strange chirping from rear. Dealer was unable to diagnose. Another shop correctly diagnosed that the suspension needed to be taken apart an lubed”

Brad B., MA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I have an occasional unidentifiable squeak that occurs”

Bernard K., NY (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“sounds unsure of the problem”

Anonymous, KY (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Front suspension squeak, sunroof squeak”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The body integrity is terrible”

Anthony M., PA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Just a few misc squeaks coming from the car. Not sure what is at fault”

Greg P., IL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

“already discussed this problem”

John C., MT (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“very annoying noises”

Anonymous, CT (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Noise is very distracting even at moderate speed”

Charles S., UT (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The car has been noisy from the start, especially on highways. As it ages, all kinds of highway noise get louder. Engine is also louder, most noticable at lower speeds when it isn't competing with wind and road noise”

Anonymous, MD (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Air leaks around front doors”

Anonymous, MA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The vehicle has extreme road noise. This issue would cause me to NOT purchase this same vehicle again”

Anthony M., PA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

“I have to move the fuel nozzle at most gas stations around too much to get it to stay on. The angle of the fill spout is not productive to putting fuel into the car. The nozzle clicks off every few seconds so you never know if you filled the tank all”

Laura W., CA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Have to position the pump at a severe angle so the auto fill switch doesn't keep stoping the pump”

Carol G., PA (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Would not communicate with transmission”

Anonymous, AL (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Oxygen sensor failed and was replaced”

Mike H., ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Engine knock or ping

“Hyundai recommends 87 octane fuel for my Hyundai Sonata SE. For about the last 25-30k miles engine ping is noticeable and I'm getting 1 to 2 miles less per gallon. No check-engine light, car has been serviced on schedule and new spark plugs installed but all to no avail. 89 octane seems to lessen the ping”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Recall - engine fillings inside engine from factory”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Recall repair on throttle control”

Richard H., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Engine carbon build-up causes pinging”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel leaks

“In the past had the oil pan gasket replaced because of a leak. Repair was covered under warrenty”

Anonymous, MI (2011 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Burning oil quickly undetected/undiagnosed leak at this time. Repairs have not been made”

Anonymous, VA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Oil leak in the turbo line; repaired under warranty”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“My car developed a bad smell of raw gas inside the cabin of the vehicle whenever I started it and warmed it up. When I took it to the dealership they advised that the problem was a combination of an oil leak with the timing cover, which given the design of the engine, also required changing the oil pan gasket as well and a computer programming upgrade. $1000 later at the dealership the repairs were made”

Anonymous, SK (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Sonata has started to burn over 2 quarts of oil between 5,000 oil changes. However, what is odd there is no evidence of oil leak on driveway or on garage floor. Have had dealership perform consumption test. No clear Hyundai solution provided unless engine has seized. Have read that Hyundai enginners knew metal scrap left in engine had caused problems in Alabama plant new 2011 and 2012 models”

John O., MA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The oil pan has a leak that was noticed at about 100,000 miles”

Clyde M., MS (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Oil pan was leaking , was repaired under warranty by dealer. Less than 12months later had same problem. Was repaired by independent shop who reported seal was not properly done before”

Anonymous, PA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“noticing oil leak from engine on ground in morning”

Thomas C., NY (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“They discovered a small leak around the oil pan. They resealed the oil pan at no cost to me. Vehicles had to left overnight”

Anonymous, MI (2011 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“OIL PLUG GASKET”

Anonymous, NV (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The 2011 Sonata has nearly continuous oil leaks and did early on. We get them repaired and mechanics just keep finding more. I think there may be a serious design flaw here”

Anonymous, CA (2011 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

“There were problems where key would on rare occasions get stuck in the ignition switch. This problem was addressed by 1. replacing the inhibitor switch, and 2. placing a clip on the transmission shift lever cable. Also, inhibitor switch mounting was”

Anonymous, AL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The gear indicator lights would turn off and the tranny would have trouble shifting”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rough shifting

“shifting got stuck in Sonata - first repair was to check key ignition - replace - did not fix - then focus was on gear shift - changed something - fix it”

Anonymous, CA (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“My automatic transmission is subject to "slippage" if I accelerate too quickly”

Albert M., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“When cold outside < 32 degrees the trans. will sometimes shift poorly/clunk from first to second gear. It's like it's not sure which gear it's in. The dealer replaced a temp sensor and it helped a little but didn't totally fix the issue”

John R., IL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Slipping transmission

“Acceleration issues with the transmission not engaging like it used to. I have to be very careful to slowly accelerate to avoid slippage”

Albert M., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission computer

“Was not communicating with engine”

Anonymous, AL (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The transmission sensor went out 150 miles over warranty. Cost over $500 to repair, and dealer would not cover”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Failed to shut off due to erroneous "not in park" shifter position detection. Electronics module replaced during second repair attempt which corrected the problem”

Hanson J., MI (2011 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Sensor failed intermittently. Vehicle occasionally would not shift gears properly. Sensor was replaced at dealership service center”

Anonymous, NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Computer sensor for transmission was causing the vehicle to shift abruptly and the Yellow Hazard light was constantly on”

Dave H., AZ (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“May have been replaced as part of shifter detection problem”

Hanson J., MI (2011 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“failure to upshift correctly. mileage dropoff”

Andrew A., NY (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Turbo wastegate solenoid needed replacing at 90,000 miles at a cost of around $600 at a dealership. Car operated safely but turbo would not kick it, which caused problems when trying to operate at highway speeds”

Anonymous, GA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Speed sensor inside transmission was intermittently failing and causing rough shifting. Took many visits to the dealership before it was resolved”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“sensor was replaced”

Anonymous, MO (2011 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The check engine light came on and the car jerked into gear. After that it wasn't shifting smoothly like it should. I took it in and was told the sensor went bad. The transmission had to be drained for this repair”

Gregory T., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“master cylinder went kaput. Under warranty, everything repaired and clutch replaced, cost nothing”

Michael T., WI (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

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

“REPLACEMENT OF CANISTER PURGE SOLENOID”

Anonymous, NV (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel cap

“Sensor would not allow full flow refueling”

Anonymous, AB (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Fuel gauge/sender

“The fuel indicator stopped working and Hyundai claims it is something wrong with so-called build up, even though I buy most of my gas from Sunoco, BP, and other reputable fuel companies. It no longer works at all, registering random numbers. Hyundai estimated a repair at over $1200, which I won't do, but that means using my mileage estimates to determine when to buy gas. I won't let anyone else use the car, such as my daughter because I don't want anyone to be stranded”

Anonymous, PA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Fuel gauge sender stopped working. Therefore no gauge. Needs replacement”

Timothy D., CT (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Fuel gauge would jump around showing empty when full. Dealer said I would have to pay since it had just gone out of warranty period. I complained saying that this is something that should be considered abnormal but dealer said unless I could get manufacturer to pay he had to charge me. I did not pursue with manufacturer”

David P., MD (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Fuel gauge occasionally (!!!) showed far different readings even within a few miles”

William A., SC (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Furl gauge dial would erratically go from full to much less, eventually to empty. As time went on, was more and more frequent. Had car into dealer twice, but it wasn't happening at the time, so they found "nothing wrong". Finally it went to empty and”

Anna M., NY (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Fuel Guage does not register somtimes. I can fill it up and the next morning it might read less than 1/4 full. Dealership has looked at it twice with no conclusion”

Anonymous, FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“check engine light will not go off”

Ted T., HI (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Fuel gauge is erratic. Started during warranty maybe happening once every month, dealer could never replicate. Just outside of warranty it no longer works at all, dealer will not warranty despite history of problem during warranty and a TSB on it”

Anonymous, VA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel pump

“Low pressure pump quit. Advised the high pressure pump usually goes soon after and total cost will be $1300”

Anonymous, NY (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“I had the fuel pump replaced - twice”

Anonymous, SC (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“numerous problems with sensor on brake pedal that has to be depressed in order to use push button start feature. also had other sensor issues (unkown) that were in some of the numerous recalls”

Anonymous, NC (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“MAP sensor failure”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“check engine light”

Gerald C., SC (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine not running correctly. Took to dealer and they replace the O2 sensor and did not charge because I was just inside the warranty limit by date”

Patrick L., IL (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

Driveshaft or axle

“bearings failed in front wheel. It was not covered under warranty. Dealer was very hard to deal with”

Anonymous, GA (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Clicking noise in reverse”

Michael B., AZ (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The starter had to be replaced”

Joseph C., ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“On at least six separate occurrences, on a rainy day, a sensor goes out and turns the engine off while I am driving”

Anonymous, MI (2011 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It is actually the hybrid system; but you do not provide a box for this. It has failed to start 12 different times since July 2013. Each time it went into a Hyundai shop for service. The last three service calls lasted 13 days, 35 days, and 14 days”

Ray B., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
CV joint

“CV joint was making a grinding noise. Went to a mechanic who asked a friend at the dealership - friend said that if it was going bad, you better replace both because they're having a problem with them”

Randy W., PA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“CV joint ( axle shaft) making noise on both sides. They are almost impossible to find in the after market and cost $350 each plus installation”

Clarence B., FL (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Boyfriend heard a low rattle. took it in under warranty and the cv joints had to be replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS Unsure)

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

Heated or cooled seat controls

“Heated seats stopped working”

Troy B., IN (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Seats will not warm as on switch will not turn the heaters on”

Anonymous, SC (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The rear passenger side lock/door actuator failed and made a bad sound when auto locking doors”

Anonymous, TX (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Seat belts

“Seat belt retractor passenger front wasn't working properly. There was a recall, and it was fixed”

Sheila G., NV (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“driver side seatbelt does not retract properly”

Anonymous, MD (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

“I have problem of paint on thiese area, and i have to adjust the tail gate”

Marcel V., QC (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Glass defects

“I had a windshield crack from the top with no visible other damage. the service manager scratched his pen into the crack and said "see a rock did it" and refused to cover it under warranty. the crack was about 18" long”

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Sunroof

“Squeaks”

Anonymous, ON (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

“Long term problems with dangerous hesitation when needing to accelerate”

Richard W., OR (2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

“shifting into 3rd gear was not smooth and there was hesitation when wanting to tramp on acellerater. The dealer replaced the transmission under warranty”

Anonymous, PA (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Jerking when accelerating. Automatic gears were hard to change and seem to be in the same gear when at higher speeds”

Anonymous, MD (2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Transmission was not shifting properly, missing a gear. The car was under the manufacturer's warranty. The first replacement transmission was a rebuilt unit which also failed within weeks and replaced with a new unit. The second replacement has been”

Michael M., MA (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Muffler

“Muffler had rusted out. Had to replace the muffler. I've never replaced a muffler on any car that I've owned”

Ron K., SC (2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“A baffle came loose and I had to have it replaced as the noise was obnoxious”

Anonymous, IL (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

“Leaked antifreeze. Replaced under warranty”

John S., OH (2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Dec 28 2018
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2011-2014 Sonata and 2013-2014 Santa Fe Sport vehicles previously repaired under recall numbers 15V-568 and 17V-226. The high pressure fuel pipe that connects to the fuel pump outlet may have been damaged, misaligned, or improperly torqued during the engine replacement procedure, allowing fuel to leak from the pipe.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pipe, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began March 1, 2019. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's recall number for this recall is 180.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V934000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 150730
AIR BAGS
Feb 27 2018
If the frontal air bags, seat belt pretensioners, and side air bags are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a vehicle crash that necessitates deployment of these safety systems.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2011-2013 Sonata and 2011-2012 Sonata Hybrid vehicles. On February 27, 2018, Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) notified NHTSA that they were recalling 154,753 model year 2011 Sonata vehicles. On April 18, 2018, Hyundai expanded the recall to include an additional 425,305 model year 2012-2013 Sonata and 2011-2012 Sonata Hybrid vehicles. In the event of a crash, the air bag control unit (ACU) may short circuit, preventing the frontal air bags, seat belt pretensioners, and side air bags from deploying.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will install an external wire filter kit, free of charge. The recall began October 15, 2018. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 174.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V137000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 580058
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
Oct 04 2017
If the seat belt linkage detaches from the seat belt anchorage, it can not properly restrain the occupant in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2011-2014 Sonata and 2011-2015 Sonata Hybrid vehicles previously repaired under recall campaign 17V-152. The seat belt linkages for both front seat belts may detach from the seat belt anchor pretensioners.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will again verify the connection between the seat belt linkage and the pretensioner and additionally install a warning label to prevent future seat belt linkage detachment, free of charge. The recall began November 6, 2017. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 169.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V617000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 443545
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE
Mar 08 2017
In the event of a crash, if the seat belts detach from the anchor pretensioners, it can increase the risk of injury.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2011-2014 Sonata and 2011-2015 Sonata Hybrid vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the seat belt linkages for both front seat belts may detach from the seat belt anchor pretensioners.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners and dealers will inspect the connection between the seat belt linkages and the seat belt anchor pretensioners, repairing them as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 7, 2017. Owner's may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for the recall is 160.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V152000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 977778
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Apr 05 2016
With a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required, especially at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2011 Sonata vehicles manufactured December 11, 2009, to October 31, 2010. In the affected vehicles, the Electronic Power Steering (EPS) circuit board may be damaged and result in a loss of power steering assist.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EPS control unit, free of charge. The recall began May 30, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9640. Hyundai's number for this recall is 143.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V190000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 173000
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT
Nov 16 2015
If the brake light switch plunger does not retract as it should when the brake pedal is not being pressed, the brake lights may stay illuminated preventing accurate communication to rearward following vehicles that the vehicle is slowing or stopping. Additionally, if the brake switch plunger is not retracted, then the transmission can be shifted out of PARK without depressing the brake pedal. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model 2011-2012 Sonata vehicles. The brake pedal stopper pad can deteriorate allowing the brake light switch plunger to remain extended when the brake pedal is released.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake pedal stopper pad with an improved part, free of charge. The recall began on January 6, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059. Hyundai's number for this recall is 136.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V759000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 304900
SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS
Oct 07 2015
If a front coil spring fractures, it may contact the tire, possibly puncturing it, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2011 Elantra vehicles manufactured November 12, 2010, to March 31, 2011, and Sonata vehicles manufactured December 11, 2009, to February 28, 2010, originally sold in, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Road salt may corrode the front coil springs, possibly resulting in the coil springs fracturing.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front coil springs, free of charge. Interim notifications were mailed on November 17, 2015. The recall began on January 6, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059. Hyundai's number for this recall is 133. Note: Vehicles that were previously registered in salt belt states but are currently registered elsewhere are eligible to be inspected and repaired.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V629000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 28157
ENGINE
Sep 10 2015
Engine failure would result in a vehicle stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Sonata vehicles manufactured December 11, 2009, to April 12, 2012 at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama and equipped with either a 2.0 liter or 2.4 liter Gasoline Direct injection engine. In the affected vehicles, metallic debris may not have been fully removed during manufacturing of the engine crankshaft. If the debris was not completely removed, oil flow may be restricted through the connecting rod bearings, causing connecting rod damage. A worn connecting rod bearing will produce a metallic, cyclic knocking noise from the engine and possible engine failure.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace the engine assembly, as necessary, free of charge. Additionally, Hyundai Motor America will increase the warranty for the engine sub-assembly (short block) to 10 years/120,000 miles for both original and subsequent owners of 2011 and 2012 Sonatas manufactured at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama equipped with 2.0 liter and 2.4 liter Gasoline Direct injection engines. Interim notifications were mailed to owners starting on October 8, 2015. A second notification will be mailed when parts are available. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059 or by visiting www.HyundaiUSA.com/Campaign132. Hyundai's number for this recall is 132.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V568000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 470000
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Jul 18 2014
If the brake lines leak brake sufficient fluid, the brake warning lamp in the instrument cluster will illuminate and longer stopping distance will be required, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2011 Sonata vehicles manufactured from December 11, 2009, through September 1, 2010. The affected vehicles may experience a brake fluid leak from the two brake lines that connect the brake system's master cylinder to the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU) due to insufficient seal between the inner brake hose and metal brake line fitting.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake hoses with a revised service part, free of charge. The recall began in September 2014. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 122.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V433000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 133075
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Jul 18 2014
If the transmission shift cable detaches, the transmission gear selection may not match the indicated gear and the vehicle may move in an unintended or unexpected direction, increasing the risk of a crash. Furthermore, when the driver parks the vehicle, despite selecting the 'PARK' position, the transmission may not be in 'PARK.' If the vehicle is not in the 'PARK' position and the parking brake is not applied, there is a risk the vehicle will roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. A vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Sonata vehicles manufactured December 11, 2009, through May 29, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the transmission shift cable may detach from from the shift lever pin.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, as necessary, repair the connection between the shift cable and shift lever, free of charge. The recall began in September 2014. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 123.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V434000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 883000
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT
Apr 01 2013
Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of Park without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2006-2009 Accent, model year 2007-2011 Azera, Sonata and Sante Fe,2006-2011 Tucson, 2009-2011 Elantra Touring, 2007-2010 Elantra, 2008-2011 Veracruz, 2009-2011 Genesis, 2010-2011 Genesis Coupe, 2007-2008 Entourage, and 2006-2008 Tiburon vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Hyundai recalled 1,059,824 model year 2007-2009 Accent and Tucson, model year 2007-2010 Elantra, model year 2007-2011 Santa Fe, model year 2008-2009 Veracruz, model year 2010-2011 Genesis Coupe, and model year 2011 Sonata vehicles. In September 2013, Hyundai informed the agency that it was adding more vehicles to this campaign, representing an additional 652,512 units. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 1,712,336. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake transmission shift interlock feature, preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. The safety recall began on April 22, 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's recall campaign number is 110.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 13V113000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1712336
STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT SECTOR
Oct 01 2010
IMPROPER ASSEMBLY OR INSUFFICIENT TIGHTENING OF THE CONNECTIONS COULD RESULT IN A COMPLETE SEPARATION OR COMPROMISED ATTACHMENT OF THE CONNECTIONS, SUCH THAT THE DRIVER COULD EXPERIENCE A LOSS OF, OR REDUCTION IN, STEERING CAPABILITY INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
HYUNDAI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 SONATA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 11, 2009, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 10, 2010. ON SOME OF THESE VEHICLES THE STEERING COLUMN INTERMEDIATE SHAFT UNIVERSAL JOINT CONNECTIONS MAY HAVE BEEN EITHER IMPROPERLY ASSEMBLED OR INSUFFICIENTLY TIGHTENED.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE STEERING COLUMN INTERMEDIATE SHAFT UNIVERSAL JOINT CONNECTIONS FOR PROPER ASSEMBLY AND TORQUE. IN ADDITION DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE POWER STEERING SOFTWARE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 11, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER AT 1-787-999-3333.
For more information:
HYUNDAI DE PUERTO RICO SAFETY RECALL NO. 097.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V457000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 60
STEERING:GEAR BOX:SHAFT SECTOR
Sep 20 2010
IMPROPER ASSEMBLY OR INSUFFICIENT TIGHTENING OF THE CONNECTIONS COULD RESULT IN A COMPLETE SEPARATION OR COMPROMISED ATTACHMENT OF THE CONNECTIONS, SUCH THAT THE DRIVER COULD EXPERIENCE A LOSS OF, OR REDUCTION IN, STEERING CAPABILITY INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
HYUNDAI IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 SONATA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 11, 2009, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 10, 2010. ON SOME OF THESE VEHICLES THE STEERING COLUMN INTERMEDIATE SHAFT UNIVERSAL JOINT CONNECTIONS MAY HAVE BEEN EITHER IMPROPERLY ASSEMBLED OR INSUFFICIENTLY TIGHTENED.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE STEERING COLUMN INTERMEDIATE SHAFT UNIVERSAL JOINT CONNECTIONS FOR PROPER ASSEMBLY AND TORQUE. IN ADDITION DEALERS WILL UPDATE THE POWER STEERING SOFTWARE FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-633-5151.
For more information:
HYUNDAI'S SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 097.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V426000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 138354
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
Mar 02 2010
THE DOOR MAY NOT BE IN THE LOCKED POSITION AND MAY OPEN WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURY TO THE DRIVER OR PASSENGER.
Summary:
HYUNDAI-KIA HAS NOTIFIED NHTSA ABOUT A DEFECT IN CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2011 SONATA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM DECEMBER 11, 2009 THROUGH FEBRUARY 15, 2010. THE FRONT INSIDE DOOR LOCK SWITCH CAN REMAIN IN THE UNLATCHED POSITION.
What should you do:
HYUNDAI-KIA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE VEHICLES BY REPLACING LATCHES AFFECTED BY THIS RECALL CAMPAIGN FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 12, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-633-5151.
For more information:
HYUNDAI'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS 096.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V070000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5893
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