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 8 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 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 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 2013 Hyundai Sonata owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

Backup or other camera/sensors

"The camera stopped working. Hyundai replaced it at 91000 KM as a goodwill gesture even though it was long past the "warranty""

Peter C., ON (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Works only intermittently. I think this is caused by a loose wire since the mechanism is on the trunk opening"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
CD player

"CD player skipped after playing about 20 minutes. Dealer's service department verified the problem and replaced entire combination CD, Radio, and Navigation sysytem"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen difficult to see

"TIME AND WEATHER GLASS IS IN BLUE OFTEN IMPOSSIBLE TO READ SEAT DOES NOT GO UP ENUF FOR MY 5-2" BODY' I NEED A PILLOW"

G L., NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"Sometimes the radio display goes blank so I have to push a button to get it back"

Doug R., TX (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS)

"The audio is intermittent. When it is blank, I can't use the cd player, radio, or bluetooth. I am not able to use the controls on the steering wheel either."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"confusing, distracting poor interfaces"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"GPS has never worked properly. Dealer notified Hyundai, but there was never a response from Hyundai and dealer refused to do anything so issue remains. The thing though that is truly SERIOUS is that my car repeatedly had issues with the alarm system going off and not being able to disarm ed, so that the car dies and I have to have a tow company come. The last time resulted in a tow to the shop. Again dealer has repeatedly said they didn't know what the problem was and couldn't do anything. Th"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Touch screen lost much of it's sensitivity so pushing a Z brought up a S or some other letter. Same with the number's screen"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Froze"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The nav system did not recognize our correct location for about 2 months. It placed our car anywhere from 2 to 300 miles from our actual location. However, the problem seemed to correct itself, after we took the car to the dealer and was told that"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"GPS system malfunctions unpredictably during operation. The on-screen route map suddenly goes off-track in relation to the car icon and the system then starts giving new audible directions when the car is actually on course. But on unfamiliar roads"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Hyundai Sonata)

"Back-up camera takes 5-7 seconds to come on."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"System failed after an update and had to be replaced"

Charles H., FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"doesn't work because the touch screen is not responsive some of the time"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The keyboard stopped working properly. For example, If I pressed a 6, it would show up as a different number or even a letter. I was totally unable to enter the address I wanted."

Donald V., NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Just doesn't work well. Problems with connections"

Bruce S., MT (2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Bluetooth connection terminates randomly: Overnight sometimes; after a brief shopping event etc. VERY annoying"

Lyn T., PA (2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Phone does not always pair with car. Dealer can't find problem nor duplicate it"

Michael D., FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Phone pairing is inconsistent. Pair the phone and it works fine for a few days. Then, it doesn't work and the solution seems to be to delete the phone from the car's Bluetooth system and then re-establish the pairing. Very cumbersome"

Anonymous, NH (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"button on steering wheel will not answer incoming call"

Eugene S., ME (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The phone does not stay connected consistently and it is very annoying when I forget to check if it is connected and hear the phone ringing in my purse and cannot answer! The dealer has worked on this to no avail"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The phone pairing would not "stick", that is, would not recognize the phone each time I entered the car. After a number of attempts, the dealership has now got the car to consistently recognize the phone, but it still will not access or recognize"

Dorothy T., ON (2013 Hyundai Sonata)

"Not able to sync saved phone numbers from I phone 9 into car's phone book"

Allan S., PA (2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I couldn't get the IPHONE 7 to pair to Bluetooth. Bluelink customer service blamed it on Apple, Apple blamed it on Bluelink. Two different dealers said it was Hyundai's problem and they had no solution, they only sell the cars and service them. Finally found one dealer that understood the problem and was able to link my phone in less than a few minutes. Now it works perfect."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"bluetooth feature does not properly work well with the phone"

Anonymous, AB (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"The radio unit had an electrical short in it and stopped working"

Daniel F., NJ (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It "dies" if the interior temperature of the vehicle rises above 90 degrees. This kills bluetooth, SiriusXM, and AM/FM. Reset occurs overnight if the temp drops 20+ degrees or if I pull the fuse out and push it back in. It is annoying"

Robert M., FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"screen periodically went blank"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Static they replaced rear windshield with antenna and then replaced shark fin which solved the problem"

Robert K., MA (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"HD radio is continuously on then off - very frustrating"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The radio has been replaced, yet I continue to lose sound/service on Sirius/XM in places other than under bridges and solid walls...that were not a problem in a previous Hyundai. There is a problem with this particular radio!"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"IT STOPPED WORKING"

Irving S., FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"froze onoshort trip"

Judy P., MI (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car's system stopped accepting Sirius. It was a problem with the antenna system and the entire system had to be rewired- twice- before they located and corrected the problem. The dealership had to call head office- twice- to get instructions on wha"

Dorothy T., ON (2013 Hyundai Sonata)

"The radio will glitch and reset to factory defaults. I have to reset all my presets. This has happened at least three times in 3 years"

Jennifer P., OH (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It stopped working."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Routine software updates

"Navigation updates are expensive and still not equal to other systems"

Charles H., FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Speakers

"Replaced tweeters in last 12 months, and now Bass speakers need replacing"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited)
Steering wheel controls

"the steering wheel controls for the radio/CD/entertainment system fail to work properly intermittently. I originally had this repaired under warranty because it also affected the cruse control (which did not work correctly). It was repaired under warranty but now does not work correctly"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"cruise control replaced 3 times"

Neil K., OH (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Set for cruise often does not work. The answer button for Bluetooth on steering wheel no longer works"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Control buttons for phone, radio, volume work intermittently."

Barry S., NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the radio volume control switch is malfunctioning. I can still control the volume with the control knob on the radio itself."

George B., TX (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

"GPS misinterprets voice commands & address input. Keyboard Input often has errors"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited)

"When requesting contact names for making a call, only a few people consistently come up correctly. Sometimes the list that come up isn't even close to the name requested"

Lyn T., PA (2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It syncs with my phone no problem, but my contacts don't sync ever since I switched from an iPhone 4 to an iPhone 6. This means I can't tell the car who to call and I can't tell it to repeat a recent call. Very disappointing!"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"often the voice commands are not understood. The Blue Link Navigation was the real problem"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"doesn't understand commands"

Anonymous, IN (2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Contact list all screwed up, multiple times"

Albert T., FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"it stinks--------"

Marilyn W., NJ (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Command given to stop immediately and take to garage. Was a loss of ground in the electrical system. Hopefully corrected!"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"No matter how I said, the system could not understand non-accented English. Ended up cancelling the GPS system as my smart phone was easier to set-up, use, and control"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"You must follow the program prompts in their order to get to the prompt you need. This sometimes takes too long to be useful as I have had to cancel and repeat from the beginning because it was unable to understand my voice. or I didn't use their terminology exactly and it cancels. (Used Siri instead)"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

Alignment

"Wheel was out of alignment due to a faulty tie rod end"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Ball joints

"lots of chuckholes. Dont think its cars fault"

Phil G., IN (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Bushings

"It involved a recall dealing with a steering part that had to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the stabilizer bar"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Clicking noise heard when I turned steering wheel. Took it to Hyundai and they replaced the worn part, no charge. (Not sure whether it was the bushings, but cushioning around column."

C P., NC (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"I was advised that my rear suspension would need to be replaced soon. I've been putting off the repair because my car rides fine currently and the quoted cost is too expensive (IMO) given the residual value of my car (>15%). If it fails, I will probably just try to use it as a trade-in for a new car"

Michael H., CA (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The left rear shock was found to be leaking. Hyundai replaced both rear shocks under warranty"

M H., ON (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Noticed ride is less smooth. Bumps are harder when I hit potholes. Got recall notice already about front end. Going to get it checked."

Anonymous, WV (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear shocks replaced at 40,000 miles. Struts replaced at 90,000 miles. Normal wear and tear???"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"See previous response. Same car."

Anonymous, WV (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"minor bumps on the wheel causes mis alignment"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

"Both front anti-sway bar links needed to be replaced"

Jeff G., MN (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"front coil spring broke, punctured tire."

Anonymous, MO (2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Excessive play when steering, dealer replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Lots of play in steering wheel. Dealer fixed no charge. Said this is a known problem"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Steering wanders constantly at highway speeds. This is a common, documented problem that Hyundai is not addressing"

Anonymous, UT (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Just a worn joint in the steering column"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"(?)Had to replace the steering column. First diagnosd as needing new shocks/struts/tie rod but that did not fix problem (loud noise when driving on unpaved patches of road). Took long time, over a week, to order part and repair. Repair was under warranty so I didn't pay for it"

Susan B., VA (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"rubber bushing in the steering column; covered by warranty recall"

Anonymous, LA (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The power steering coupler has to be replaced but was covered under the extended warranty"

Robert R., CA (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"not smooth action when turning steering wheel, notchy feel"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Steering would stick in a spot while driving. This was very dangerous and Huyndai replaced the entire steering column and linkage. No problems since"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Steering column clicked when turning wheel from side-to-side. Progressing got worse with loud clunk from steering column anytime I drove over rough pavement at slower speeds. Dealer replaced failed rubber coupling in the motor driven power steering assembly. Hyundai recently provide warranty extension to cover this repair for 10 yrs or 100K miles"

Paul K., CA (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Steering wheel coupling began to fail. Noisy clanking sound with a loose feel when making minor steering adjustment at highway speeds. I can't tell how serious this was. There was no recall on this but the dealer replaced it free of charge. I'm happy but confused."

Charles A., FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Steering connector between the steering shaft and the steering motor failed (electric power steering) causing play in steering. This was covered under a free extended warranty from Hyundai on this item only."

Anonymous, GA (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Steering wheel was making a clicking noise when turned so flexible coupling needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, MO (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The steering is very stiff. Dealership could not repair it."

Anonymous, CT (2013 Hyundai Sonata)

"The ESC system continues to fail and lock up for a variety of reasons the dealership has not been able to locate and permanently fix. Failure has occurred three times, which resulted in being towed on a roll-back tow truck to the dealership. The steering column has been replaced twice, with one failure since the last repair in 11/2017."

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

"Steering wheel coupling broke"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"bump feel when turning stearing wheel Recall problem fixed"

Robert H., FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"needed to have dealer replace power steering coupling"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to have bushing of steering wheel replaced at a high cost due to limited access."

Gregg H., KY (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Mechanics could not determine the problem, so they replaced the entire steering column."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The dealership noticed a slight vibration while doing a recall for another problem. The dealership fixed it at no cost."

David B., SC (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"steering bushing replaced under warranty"

Phil G., IN (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

"réparé sur la garantie.probleme mineur"

Anonymous, QC (2013 Hyundai Sonata)

"left tie rod wore to the extent that it wore out the strut bearing. Daughter mostly drives car and by the time i realized there was a problem it wore out the strut bearing, Parts were less than $50 dollars and had it repaired for less than $200."

David T., WI (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Tire wear is uneven

"Second set of tires on this vehicle are cupping/scalloping just like the stock tires did. Problem exist somewhere in the suspension but unsure where the problem lies. The tires are very loud due to the cupping"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Tires kept getting flats finally replaced all tires much better wish I had done it earlier"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"replaced wheel bearings"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Started noticing the noise, (a repetitive one, usually when the vehicle is moving with a speed above 20-30 miles/hour), more than 1 year ago, after the dealership performed the tire balancing. I thought it was a bad job, but another mechanic pinpointed to the issue. The dealer suggested changing tires and steering rack was needed prior to determine the wheel bearing was the cause. Looks like they were trying to do a milking job."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 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

Cruise control

"The set and cancel buttons did not work correctly. I was told the problem was caused by the brake switch"

Anonymous, DE (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Will not set without pounding on the steering wheel a few times and sometimes will not disengage without hitting the break. Had it replaced and after a few weeks the problems started again"

Darrell H., NM (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The Cruise Control in intermittent when trying to activate it. I can turn it on for use, the try to set it and it won't set. I'll have to hit the cancel button, then turn it off and back on again before it'll begin to work. Will not cancel with bu"

Barry R., IL (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Cruise control set or cxl switches do not work until I honk the horn. Occasionally if I honk the horn, radio station changes mode (eg FM to AM). i.e., Something is going on with electronics behind the airbag module cover"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Some times failed to set & some times failed to cancel with steering wheel control"

David J., CT (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Worked intermittently. Dealer could not diagnose (so they said) unless car was brought in during failure"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed to replace the on/off button 2x, get the software upgraded. Cheap components"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Switch on steering wheel sometimes would not turn on cruise control. Switch has been replaced once before under warranty."

Lewis W., CT (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Cruise would not engage. Had to replace steering wheel switch and 'reset' connection in steering column due to an electrical short."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Had to replace the wiring harnesses for both tail light assemblies"

Martin C., TX (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I was told the bulbs used for the running lights are after market bulbs that do not last long"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"blown lights"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Just a burned out bulb, but found out via a police traffic stop as there is no indicator or warning light to let the driver know there is an issue."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Tail and/or brake lights need to be replaced approximately every four to five months."

Joseph F., NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed two new wiring harnesses for brake and running lights. Had no lights except brake light in the rear window."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Tail light socket and bulb were FRIED Replaced socket and bulb."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replacing rear brake light bulbs frequently"

Anonymous, SD (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Routine burned out bulb"

Robert J., MD (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Brake lights and tail lights would intermittently stop working."

Sandra P., SC (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"they were not bright enough and pointed down so that the top half of the windshield view was dark"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Headlights burn out constantly as do brake, daytime and flashers. Spent 600 CAD to date. Electrical issues still occurring. Source of issue has not been identified. The issue got worse i.e. bulbs burning out more frequently after car repairs due to an accident; however, I had replaced my headlights at least 3 times since I began financing the car in 2014"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Low beams aimed too low. Hyundai mechanic unable to readjust."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the headlights to HID since standard regular front headlights were insufficient and extremely dim. Changed lightbulbs several times until finally having to replace to HID system."

Felipe E., FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I've had to replace all of the exterior lights, headlights, taillights and the light over my rear license plate 3 times in the 6 years I've owned this vehicle. Because of the engine problems I've had, I signed up for an online safety alert for any issues with the 2013 Sonatas and received one earlier this month about Sonatas catching fire due to a possible fault with the headlights. I've heard nothing about this from Hyundai. I'm now afraid to drive this car but am not in a financial position to replace it. I keep a fire extinguisher in the cabin, just in case a fire does break out."

Brenda S., NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Bulbs went out and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The multi-control unit (stalk) mounted on the steering column failed causing the lights to fail. This started with occasional flickering of the headlights and progressed to total failure. A serious safety hazard!"

Anonymous, GA (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heated or cooled seats

"Unable to determine where the problem is as of right now. It's a rear seat heater and we live in Texas, No rush to repair on my end. Dealer ordered replacement switch but that did not repair the problem. Awaiting time to get to dealer when the HYBRID"

Richard F., TX (2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Horn

"Someimes when I beep the horn, the two tones sound like a dying horn. Probably relates to the cruise control description I just made. Occasionally when I honk the horn, radio station mode changes, e.g. from FM to AM"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"Overhead lights need a new switch. When doors are open the lights sometimes work and sometimes they do not. I have to keep the light switch OFF all the time. My cost of having dealer replace light switch is $225.00. Too much for me."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Light switch above driver has short. Cannot set interior lights to come on when door is opened."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"Power door locks have failed twice on this vehicle with the most recent occurrence in the past 12 months. Dealership had the vehicle for 10 days as they made multiple attempts to fix"

Paul K., CA (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Keyless entry system is working fine. Driver door lock does not open or close with keyless entry or door lock switch on door. Must be opened or locked manually. Mechanical problem inside door."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"The monitor keeps going off and I take it back and they tell me it's telephone receivers that is the problem. I have taken the car back 10 times and nothing was done, very dissatisfied with the service"

Victor N., WI (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When warning comes on, all other functions are disabled"

Eugene S., ME (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer repaired"

Richard N., NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"Faulty oxygen sensor, triggering "check engine" dashboard warning light"

Marck C., OH (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wiper motor or washer

"Washer moter failed"

Dennis S., CO (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Washer fluid pump only delivered a trickle of fluid. This made winter driving unsafe. Pump was replaced under warranty"

Bradford A., MO (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The MAJOR problem was that one rear door usually did not unlock when I pressed the key fob; but sometimes it did unlock but would not re-lock when I next locked the car. Rather expensive repair. Also, the windshield washer had very little pressure so I had to have the pump and hoses replaced."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 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

Antilock system (ABS)

"Speed Sensor was bad on rear wheel, repaired under warranty"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"calipers seized"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Stuck so wore pad"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"caliper seized"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Calipers were not releasing causing premature brake wearing."

Joseph F., MA (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Master cylinder

"brake fluid drain and replace"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The brake light came on and stayed on while the car was under warranty. They kept it for about a week, and completely replaced the master cylinder"

Anonymous, MO (2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Normal routine brake wear

"A squealing noise from the brakes (wear indicator)"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"scraping noise - needed rear brakes and rotors."

N N., NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata)

"Seems like I need to give attention to break wear more than usual. Not much of a problem."

Anonymous, WV (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The brake wear seemed to be premature."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"squeaks when locked in place. make noise when exiting car"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The parking brake does not hold the car in place when set. The dealer said it was OK and refused to fix it"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Premature brake wear

"The Sonata brakes are in my opinion make of inferior quality. I had to replace the back brakes at 29999 miles due to excessive brake wear. Now the front brakes are making a grinding noise and only have 32000 miles. The cost to me and I have only had the car 1/1/2 years has been 600.00. also the mileage is not as advertised. I'm 74 years old and drive at the recommended speed and do not jam on the brakes or stop nice and smooth. The car is a disappointment to me. there is also 3 recalls on the ca"

Danny B., IL (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front and back brakes goon after 60K miles. Usually get seventy on the front and ninty K on the back"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed $700 in brake work after 30,000 miles"

Thomas R., NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE)

"Brakes wore out in only about 27000 miles"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Brake rotors & shoes became rusty due to non use & had to be replaced."

Allen R., NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Very poor service from dealer. They did not check brakes as required in owners manual"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I'm not sure if 26,000 miles is premature brake replacement period or not? It would seem so to me."

Tom B., NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Pulsation or vibration

"warped rotors"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Hyundai Sonata)
Regular brake failure

"Brake pedal when depressed is as low or lower than my gas pedal. Dealership could not repair it"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Hyundai Sonata)
Rotors

"I replaced the back brakes. Now I need to replace the front brakes because of loud grinding coming from the rotor"

Danny B., IL (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"brake pads and had to replace rotors"

Anonymous, VT (2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rotors warped"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"After spending $1,000.00 on the brake system. My brake pedal, when depressed, is as low or lower than my accelerator pedal"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Hyundai Sonata)

"wore out very wuickly and couldn't be resurfaced"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"The Break pedal is squeaking when it is pressed hard or semi-hard, not just the slow push to gently slow. have had it in 4 times yet not fixed. claims from simple problem to replacing the master cylinder. not fixed. Claim is not a safety problem"

Thomas T., VA (2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"brake noises when applying brakes or releasing them at a stop"

Anonymous, VA (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 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

"The air conditioning condensation hose was plugged up twice"

Dave L., NJ (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There was water on the front passenger side floor.It was from the AC"

Karen I., NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"sun roof has had leaks two years in a row"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"The roof wind spoiler in front of the sun roof was not properly sealed and made a loud wind noise"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"It sounds like a frame integrity problem"

Anonymous, NE (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Rattle in engine when going downhill. Multiple mechanics unable to locate the source of the noise"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The drivers seat squeaks constantly. I am a large individual at 280lbs, so I am quite sure this has contributed to the issue"

George C., CA (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Sounds like something is lose inside the passenger door"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front passenger side suspension rattles"

Barry S., NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"annoying noise"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"rear passenger door speaker buzzes"

Barry S., NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"We have had the wheel well plastic come loose. It can rub the tires when it is loose."

Michael W., FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"On the highway, I can't even listen to the radio because of all the noise. I can't talk on my phone, even if I'm not the one driving. It's pretty annoying but I don't drive far for anything"

Julie G., IA (2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"See my previous answer about the roof wind spoiler"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Excessive road and wind noise"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This car from the time we drove it till now has a high level of wind noise while being driven at highway speeds. It's horrible"

Barry R., IL (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Wind noise and road noise are a problem that makes listening to the audio system or speaking on the Blue Tooth or having voice commands to the phone calling of Blue Tooth incorrectly understood"

Anonymous, CT (2013 Hyundai Sonata)

"First Hyundai and it is for more noisy than pass Toyota"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Noise"

James B., GA (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"sounds as if I have a hole in the floor"

Marilyn W., NJ (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Loud road noise"

Richard N., NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"so much wind noise that I have difficulty hearing the radio. My passengers have also noticed the wind noise."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"All outside noise comes into the car."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Road noise is so loud that is very distracting and hard to use a hands-free cell phone."

Brian L., GA (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"It appears that the noise is road/chassis or wind noise."

Anonymous, MD (2013 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

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Driver's side window did not run within the window rubber gasket. Door frame window tape peeling"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer replaced wheel trim"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"front lower piece is not well made. Separated from main liner and had to be glued. Body shop indicated this was a common manufacture problem"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"plastic protection piece under the front end and ahead of the front drive. It would catch on curb when parking. Does not serve a useful purpose so left it off"

Richard D., TX (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited)

"Rear bumper pulled away from body"

Harvey H., NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"The interior driver's door handle is made of plastic that cracked and pieces eventually broke off, it is now wrapped in tape. Disappointingly cheap materials used on a part of the car used EVERY time we drive."

Mike D., CA (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint cracked on the roof. " small amount""

Anonymous, CT (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Roof trim on each side of panoramic roof are fading. No longer matches body paint"

John K., FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"pinhole in trunk lid that started rusting. Hyundai repainted partial trunk lid. However the same problem is reoccurring at the same spot"

Anonymous, KS (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the paint easily chips off. it does not tolerate door dings at all"

T F., AZ (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Clear coat peeling on bumpers"

Justin G., TX (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Top layer separates in places."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Clearcoat had to be replaced on roof and trunk top. Cost $1300. Trim strips on roof had to be replaced. Cost $450"

Allen M., AZ (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front bumper clear coat fading"

Anthony C., FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint chipping. Places rising up from the surface."

Mike T., KY (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Clear coat began peeling in April 2018."

Charles A., FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Roof trim on each side of sun roof faded, looks bad."

John K., FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Rust

"Accident repair causing rust"

Anonymous, WV (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"small rust spot on roof. Chips from highway debris on hood"

David W., TX (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Small rust spot the size of a marker tip on trunk lid"

Jay H., ND (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Motor locked up"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine failure, Hyundai replaced the engine and provided a loaner car during the period it took to replace the engine - all at no cost to me! Everything was covered under they're outstanding warranry"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There has been a recall for the engine bearings wearing out (NHTSA recall 162). Will cause the engine to seize up. No remedy for the recall as of yet"

Lawrence M., MD (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"A recall was issued on this car for metal fragments in the crankcase, but too late to help me! The engine failed while I was on vacation. Had to be towed to the nearest dealer while I was on vacation thousands of miles from home! The dealer said I was the fourth car that was towed in for the same problem. I had to buy a new car to continue my vacation and get home!! NOT HAPPY!"

Kenneth K., IL (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Engine began to make noises. Was rebuilt via warranty"

Michael S., NJ (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Hyundai replaced the engine with new engine at no cost. It was part of a recall."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had a recall on engines might not have been cleaned before assembly. We had it checked at the dealer in oct 2017 and stranded us very quickly in January 2019 due to metal shavings in the cam. Took 2 1/2 weeks to put in refurbished engine. Satisfied so far."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine developed loud banging noise and was determined by Hyundai to be a failure covered by a recall requiring replacement of the engine."

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"My friend told me that the engine was not idling properly when he heard it running. When I went to get an oil change last summer(2018), I asked to have it checked out. I was told that there was not an issue. Then, I got an engine recall letter explaining that there there could be bits of metal in the engine compartment. In October, another oil change and a request to check the idling, as my friend still insisted that it was not idling properly. No problem(s) were detected. Once again, I went for an oil change before the New Year; at the same time, I asked for the engine idling to be checked out. No problem(s) were detected. Then, on February 26, 2019, I repeated the process ... oil change and check the engine, as my friend still kept insisting that the vehicle was not idling properly. When I went back at the end of the day, I was told that they had to get me into another vehicle immediately! The service was good and the vehicle arrangement were good.However, I was not given an opportunity to grab whatever I might have wanted out of my own vehicle. There was no cost to me either. It took until April 26 to get my vehicle back. What if I had planned to go to the States in that interim? I was not allowed to leave Ontario!"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The engine was replaced due to a recall which found that there were stray metal particles in some of the cylinders, apparently a manufacturing defect. However, the car and engine had both performed satisfactorily before the recall."

M H., ON (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rebuilt recall"

Walter L., ON (2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine locked up and would not run."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"In the spring of 2017 I received a recall notice for possible metal debris in the engine. Took the car to the dealer and upon inspection was told my car did not have this issue. At the beginning of September 2018 The engine flashed for a few seconds and did not remain on. I was near my house and as soon as I got home and the car had cooled down my husband checked the oil level. The oil had been changed the previous month and I had put less than 3000 miles on the car but there was no oil on the dip stick when my husband pulled it out. Had the car towed to my mechanic the next morning and rented a car to get to work. The mechanic found less than 1/4 inch of oil in the pan and could not find a leak or a reason for the car to be burning oil. Over the next two months the car continued to burn oil and the reservoir had to be filled twice a week. The first Monday in November, 2018 we were leaving my mother's house for the 250 mile drive home. My husband topped off the oil before we started our trip. We had gone approximately 70 miles and just gotten on the Pennsylvania Turnpike when the engine started making a loud grinding noise. We pulled over immediately and called for a tow truck. The tow driver opened the hood and had my husband turn the engine out. The noise started immediately and the drive yelled at my husband to turn the engine off. He told us the engine was seizing and was shocked when he pulled the dip stick out and it was coated with oil to the full line. The mechanic at the shop we were towed to confirmed that the engine had seized and needed to be replaced. We had to rent a car to get home. The following day I called the dealer to inquire about replacing the engine and was told it would be at least 4 months before they would receive the new engine and, because A) the car was no longer under warranty and B) it had been certified by them to be free of metal debris, I would have to pay for the new engine but they couldn't give me an estimate of the cost until the new engine had been installed. They also would not give me a loaner car. One of my brothers found a reengineered engine, with a 3 yr warranty, online and it was delivered to a mechanic near my mother's house in 3 weeks. It took the mechanic a week to install the new engine. He had planned to use a part from the original engine but had to order a new part because the original part was full of metal shavings. The total cost including the new engine/parts, 4 weeks car rental and an upgrade in my AAA membership to cover a long distance tow cam to over $7,000. I had been laid off 5 days before the engine seized and the expense used up an entire month of my severance package. I've found a class action lawsuit against Hyundai for this issue and will be joining it. I've also met 3 other Hyundai and Kia owners who have had to replace a seized engine."

Brenda S., NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Factory recall. I wasn't experiencing any problem but dealer replaced engine per factory instructions"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"2.4 L GDI engine recalled for engine defect. My car experienced this defect and Hyundai fixed it free of charge."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I answered this question already."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Turbo or supercharger

"Voltage of waste gate controller device drifts, will not stay at 4.1 volts to yield 17.5 pounds of boost. Had to adjust several times to get engine to remain in usable range"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

"The A/C will randomly stop working during the summer"

Jennifer P., OH (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a ticking noise coming from the engine compartment and dealer said is the compressor. Almost $800.00 to replace so decided to wait until it broke. Six months later it is still operating with the same noise. Unsure if dealer is telling truth or not."

Marilyn W., NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Failing; needs to be replaced. Disappointed at how soon this happened. Interesting that the dealer can fix this for less money than my local garage. Local garage uses after-market parts and must replace addition items i.e. (evaporator) to make it compatible to get a valid warranty. Dealers uses OEM compressor that fits existing system and gives equivalent warranty. Stiil, this failure seems way to soon."

Charles A., FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The ac freezed on several occasions."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"We were on vacation and the sir conditioner went out on the way back in 98 degree weather. Not fun."

Gina S., CO (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Blower (fan) motor

"The blower fan has a high pitched whine to it. The vehicle is still under full warranty but the HYUNDAI dealer refuses to look at it without a large fee. We have had recurring service problems with the warranty and local dealer. We would not purchase this brand vehicle again"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Whilst on an 8 hour car ride in the middle of summer the AC stopped working. We had to endure 2 hours with no ac in a 100 degree outside temperature. The dealership could find no problem the next day"

Neil M., AR (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The fan motor recently began working only intermittently. The problem is likely a bad blower motor or a bad motor resistor."

Anonymous, WI (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Condenser

"water leaking into the passenger area"

Marcia N., NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Evaporator

"defogger does not work very well in this model"

Vincent T., NJ (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"Leaked refrigerant so cooling was a problem"

Richard C., CT (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Shortly after purchase of the used vehicle the A/C was blowing warm air. I recharged the system and it is now functioning. The front window condensates abnormally, which is a problem on some vehicles in the southern heat humidity"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Coolant line leaked. Decided to replace rather than repair."

Ed R., FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I was on a driving vacation, in 95 degree weather and my air conditioning went out. We drove home and took it to my dealer. Somehow on a new car the refrigerant leaked out and I got it fixed."

Gina S., CO (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Stopped blowing cold"

Raymond W., FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Engine malfunction light kept illuminating. I took the car to the dealership several times. They replaced the oxygen sensor and cleaned the contacts, but none of these repairs helped. Finally, just before my $60k warranty was about to expire, Hyundai replaced the engine control module assembly. I have had no engine problems since (5k miles)"

Michael H., GA (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Something in the computer was draining the power from my car; therefore, I had to jump start the battery approximately 2-3 times a week. It took 3 trips to the dealership to isolate the problem and get it fixed"

Anonymous, LA (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"MPG off by 2 miles checked against mile post and electronic signage. took in was told checked and will send in to Hyundai have not heard back. ex. at 30 m on column actual only 28 on electronic. dealer advise can't fix"

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine would hesitate, then surge, when applying the accelerator after a stop."

Sandra P., SC (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Engine knock or ping

"I've been experiencing off and on slight engine noise. The noise is really faint for now"

Lawrence M., MD (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This was actually a recall to check for the knocking r any noise in the engine."

Gina S., CO (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Fuel leaks

"This was also a recall issue, where the concern was that a fuel leak during operation might results in the engine catching fire. The vehicle was checked and after a precautionary tightening of a connection, the problem was solved."

M H., ON (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"the oil pan had a leak on the passenger side"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Slow drip of oil not yet fixed due to negligible loss"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"My Sonata has been back to the dealer 9 times over the last 15 months for excessive oil consumption. The dealer has had my Sonata a total of 26 days trying to figure out the problem, but continually told me that using a quart of oil every 1,000 miles is normal. Hyundai just announced a recall"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Valve cover leak"

James B., GA (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Small leak at rear of engine, repaired under warrantee in 3 hrs"

Phil S., MO (2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Recurring problem. It's been repaired twice"

Martin W., TX (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer repaired twice. Now it's leaking agail."

Martin W., TX (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"Transmission had gear selector cable linkage recall. Could have gone into reverse instead of drive or vice-versa"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car was recalled for a gear selector/linkage problem"

Mike C., FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rough shifting

"Was a recall problem, replaced at no cost"

Anonymous, OR (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Sometimes seems to slip out of gear briefly when driving. Dealer has not been able to diagnose this"

Anonymous, UT (2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"For months at a time the car would shift hard, by the time I try to fix the problem it goes away, but is inconvenient for the month or 2 it does it"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car has had rough shifting since we bought it."

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The transmission clunks when shifting from reverse to drive. It is intermittent, but very noticeable. We have taken it back to the dealer several times for repair,but they insist that there is no problem."

Martin C., TX (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Transmission temperature sensor failed. 500.00 repair at dealer"

Anonymous, OH (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There was sensor malfunction. It was repaired under warranty"

Linda M., LA (2013 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission temperature sensor stopped working. Engine light came on. Not a minor change."

Anonymous, ON (2013 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

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"The vehicle computer malfunctioned and it caused a vehicle emissions issue that caused the vehicle to stall while I was driving it on the highway, very dangerous situation. There was a recall on this issue that I was never notified of. The dealership told me I should have been notified but I never was"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel cap

"The fuel cap release button broke and would not allow me to open the fuel door to refill...luckily I made it to the dealer before i ran out of gas and they replaced it free of charge under warranty"

Anonymous, TN (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Fuel injection system

"high pressure fuel pump was failing; injectors on the fuel "rail" were all replaced together as part of the solution. covered under warranty and good until 60K. free repair and free rental car but took a week due to parts availability. well handled"

Robert L., MD (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Fuel pump

"2 pump one at the tank one prior to the engine. The latter one is a higher pressure pump. It went bad. The engine would still run but it would surge due to lack of fuel"

John O., WA (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Pressure dropped while on the road coming back from CT. Notified by warning light and Bluelink while on road. They scheduled service with a local dealer and it was repaired under warranty and I was back on the road in two hours"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced high pressure fuel pump"

Mary M., CA (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"High pressure fuel pump broke. Very easily and cheaply replaced. No big deal"

Andrea B., OH (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"lack of response at highway speed engine would race but no drive power. would not start reliably. needed to be towed to dealership."

Anthony M., CA (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"When the vehicle went in for the computer/ emissions issue, they forgot to reconnect the oxygen sensor which led to another stop at the dealership. It caused the check engine light to come on"

Anonymous, MD (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

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

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"the lock actuator assembly broke in drivers front door and could not open door from the inside or outside that was fixed under warranty but now after warranty the drivers rear door just broke and have not fixed as of yet. also the interior of this car stains way to easily and almost impossible to get stains out. Interior also scratches easily. Also had steering wheel wraps replaced under warranty."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Glass defects

"Glass roof on limited, small panel at front shattered"

Anonymous, OK (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Locks and latches

"Passenger side door lock is not working. This problem does not allow you to lock and unlock the passenger side door remotely. Extremely inconvenient."

Felipe E., FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Cannot open drivers side rear door at all, not from inside or out and since the same thing happened to front door under warranty I assume it's the lock assembly has broken which seems to be common place for Hyundai Sonata"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Seat belts

"seat belt does not always retract fully.. has gotten stuck in door ripping rubber moulding"

F S., NJ (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Slow to return when released. sometimes have to help it. Also had a recall for attachment anchor issue. repaired."

Charles A., FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Sunroof

"sunroof leaked. Hyundai charged $300 to clean the sunroof drain tubes which were not even mentioned in the maintenance manual. This was a defect and s/b warranty covered"

Anonymous, PA (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"Tint coming off left rear window - dealership repairing"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

"Exhaust smell at certain times of the day when I am entering or exiting my car. Shouldn't smell exhaust up front, I wouldn't think, unless a wind is blowing it forward"

Stephen B., FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Other/unsure

"air bag recall under warranty"

Anonymous, NC (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"recall and replacement"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Hyundai is unable to fix the airbag warning light so we are not certain if there truly is a problem with the airbag. Unfortunately the ONLY way to know is AFTER we're in an accident. This is an important safety feature that may fail us! Unacceptable - but we cannot afford to replace the car."

Mike D., CA (2013 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

Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery dead. Had to get jump start. Test revealed low power and was replaced"

Richard A., FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Dealer determined battery failure partially covered by warantee. Suspect it could have been related to the intermittent not start problems incurred later"

Curtis B., CA (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Starter

"Intermittent will not start. Dealer is unable to determine the cause"

Curtis B., CA (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"transmission went out completely at less than 50,000 miles. still under warranty"

Anonymous, CA (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace transmission after owning for 12 months"

Anonymous, FL (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"They installed a re-built transmission at 40,000 miles. Original 100,000 mile warranty is now 60,000 miles"

Albert D., MO (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

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

What Owners Say

CV joint

"CV joints started to fail (after 5 years) but were covered under warranty."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Traction control

"car tires slip at the slightest snow on the road. Upon acceleration from a stop the tires slide most of the time. Had a brother who bought same kind of car and also had the same problem."

Anonymous, IL (2013 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Feb 28 2020
If the fuel line cracks, a fuel leak can occur, increasing the risk of a fire.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2013-2014 Sonata vehicles. The low pressure fuel hose that connects the low pressure fuel pump to the direct injection fuel pump may crack over time due to heat generated within the engine compartment.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the low-pressure fuel hose for damage or leaking, replacing it as necessary. If no damage or leaking is found, heat-protective tape will be installed. Repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began August 10, 2020. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 189.
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: 20V121000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 206896
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 b