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 6 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

Owner Reports

Worse Better
Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
NA
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
NA
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
NA
Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
NA
Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2006. Side air bags standard from 1999. Head protection air bags and ESC standard from 2006.
Road Test

This version of the Sonata 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. On the other hand, complaints include noticeable road noise and inhibited rear-seat access due to the low roof line.

The Sonata Hybrid (which we also tested) is a far cry from the conventional Sonata. Although it gets better fuel economy than its non-hybrid doppelganger, the trade-offs in drivability, refinement and braking performance are too high. The car stumbles and hesitates as it makes the transition from electric to gas power, with occasional shakes and vibrations.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

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

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (274 hp)
  • 2.4-liter 4 (200 hp)
  • 2.4-liter 4 hybrid (199 hp)
  • 2.4-liter 4 (198 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2014 Hyundai Sonata owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Electric System

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

What Owners Say

Cruise control

"At 18mo (18k mi), the cancel switch and the resume switch had intermittent failure to cancel/resume. After the switch cluster replaced, ok until 39mo (37k mi), cancel switch intermittent, replaced again"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Cruise control will not engage. Cycle power, clear and will general Work. Problem identified shortly after purchase, notified dealers and unable to resolve"

Anonymous, NM (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Stop lights- sockets almost melted- they were temporarily repaired two weeks ago- car must go back to dealership for full replacement (both sides) next week"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The same rear turn signals and running lights were replaced twice at the dealer in one year."

Anonymous, MO (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"All of the lights; turn , brake, reverse, headlight, etc; have had to be replaced more frequently than any other car I've owned"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front left turn signal light became intermittent Replacing bulb does not always fix the problem. Access to this light is very difficult."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Multiple tail lamps, turn signals and parking lights malfunctioned over a period of 6 months. Each time I had to take to the dealer to get the lights working again."

Dave L., CA (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"Check engine light came on - was a sensor that caused it that needed to be replaced. The car wouldn't come out of park sometimes due to the sensor so it was replaced"

Anonymous, DE (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"Bulb went out, difficult angle for owner replacement"

Anonymous, (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When driving at night, lost all lights! Problem was solved with replacement of light switch on steering column."

Anonymous, AL (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace the headlight switch"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"At 37mo (35k mi), hi beam-lo beam switch erratic/intermittent operation: a slight touch in high beam position would flicker between high and low; switch replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"When selecting hi-beams there is a delay. Sometimes the lights actual blink off prior to switching to hi-beam from normal beam. Problem exsisted since shortly after purchase. Dealers unable to resolve"

Anonymous, NM (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"High beam switch is unreliable as it sometimes takes several times for the high beams to come on"

Anonymous, NM (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The headlights cannot be adjusted and they are permanently focused too low. We have replace the bulbs and considered adding more expensive high intensity beams until the dealer told us it wouldn't help. They would still be focused too low. Our next car will NOT be a Hyundai!"

Gerald C., ID (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Headlights and all lights would go out while driving, they would flicker then all go out! Scary as hell at night! They would come back on after 30 Seconds or so."

Lloyd G., AL (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Both headlights stopped working, one month apart from each other. The car had to be taken to the dealer to be repaired because of a poor electrical connection."

Dave L., CA (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Left head lite bulb displayed pinkish after awhile and was rejected for replacement because it still worked, although it seemed to have somewhat less brightness. I had the dealer replace it a couple or so months after its 3 year warranty expired when it went out, for $359.45 including labor ($60 to remove the front bumper) and tax. Hyundai refused any coverage. I did not originally pay for pink. I suppose that technically Hyundai was correct. Hyundai's advertised 5 and 10 year limited warranties really are quite limited should one use the opportunity to read them."

J L., TX (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heated or cooled seats

"Intermittent failure. Sometimes the passenger side works and sometimes it doesn't. Driver's side works ok"

Terry T., TN (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE)
Interior lights

"When making a left turn, if someone is sitting in the front passenger seat, the interiors lights come on for a moment. This is disconcerting when driving at night"

Lee P., FL (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"Door handle lock/unlock button intermittent. Occasionally, sensor alarms as if key was left inside the car when the key is not inside the car"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Tire pressure monitor

"Monitor needed to be replaced,,,$400+ at the dealer"

Anonymous, (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Tire Pressure monitor continues to come on even after checking tire pressures."

Anonymous, OH (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"It failed"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The car doesn't cool off enough- Can't change direction of vents"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"failed intermitted"

Milton M., MS (2014 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC compressor failed in such a way that all the components connected with it had to be replaced and the cost exceeded $2500."

Anonymous, NM (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"with the ongoing problem the A/C compressor stopped working"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Froze up this past winter"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

"uneven heating and cooling in dual passenger mode."

Anonymous, NS (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the diverter that switches between floor, dash, and defrost output makes a lot of noise and doesn't move properly. They wanted $1000 to look at it, probably more to fix"

Anonymous, AL (2014 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The A/C was not cooling well at idle. The dealer checked the auto and replaced a valve in the system. Works OK now"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Switch did not work"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"vent mode switch would not switch to defrost mode---noticed December, 2019---not currently resolved (covid19 stay at home order)"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When I turn on all but two of the fan direction settings the fan motor makes a banging noise."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Hyundai Sonata 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Fan motor stopped working"

Richard L., CA (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Condenser

"Evidently I picked up a rock on the regular road (not a gravel road) going about 50 or 55mph and it pierced a hole in the codenser to the cost of over $1,000 to be repaired"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"On several occasions, electronics of car malfunctioned"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Evaporator

"Evaporator drain clogged with debris, so the condensate drained into the cabin. After repair the vent selector controls became inoperative."

Anonymous, MD (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Air condoned condensation leaked inside car flooding passenger area"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"The Heated Seat on the Passenger Seat did not work. The wiring became disconnected"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"Purchased vehicle in fall of 2017, so didn't use AC until summer 2018 and found it not working. Dealer recharged coolant and it worked for the summer, but is now not working. Dealer says it probably needs a new compressor."

Anonymous, ME (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rocks from road pierced where fluid is held and we had to pay the cost of replacement . There has been too many recalls and we have to post a warning in the glove compartment in case of engine problems which is very scarry."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Leaking o'rings"

Robert R., FL (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"stopped blowing cool air. warranty covered cost but it shouldnt have went bad already."

Corey F., MA (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"AC not working summer of 2017. Dealer could not locate leak. Paid for recharge - worked well rest of summer. Again not working in late April, 2018. This time dealer located leak, repaired under warranty and refunded price for recharge from 2017."

Anonymous, OH (2014 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

"water leak in roof area near sunroof controls"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"It took multiple trips to Hyundai to get the noise resolved (it was a air leak in a seal in the driver's door). They did, however, take exhaustive measures to correct it, and provided loaner vehicles during repairs"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"not sealing around doors"

Doyle J., KY (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Seems like a rear suspension issue. When you enter/exit vehicle, there is a squeak from the rear of the car. Sometimes you just press on the driver/passenger seat to create that noise from the rear. My 2011 Sonata had the same issue,but at a great"

David F., NV (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"squeak in right front--actually disappeared after 4000 miles"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front passengers side window rattles quite a bit"

Elliot F., NY (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Their is a noise in the dash that is hard to detect"

Bernard K., FL (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Creak in the panoramic sunroof"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattle sometimes evident in passenger front area. Location not identified"

Anonymous, MB (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Rattle right headliner"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattle from right side of vehicle. Service center unable to isolate or resolve"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The engine makes a loud rattle you hear it most outside the car. I took it to get it checked and was told, that was normal."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Started in the past 12 months. Not there all the time. Potholes certainly don't help."

Anonymous, SK (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"there is a creaking noise in the rear suspension. Most parts replaced, still creaks."

Anonymous, AL (2014 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"This car has the most annoying squeaks of any car that I have ever owned. Unfortunately, the dealer is not able to replicate them"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"the left Pillar making noise"

Anonymous, QC (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I've come to the conclusion that Hyundai suspension isn't the best. You can feel every little bump in the road. Cold weather shines more light on the rattling and squeaks."

Anonymous, GA (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"emanating from center console. Brought it in and they replaced only to have it start again"

Deborah F., TX (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"It is not a quiet drive. You hear the wind and noise from the outside"

Bernard K., FL (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Not as quiet as my old Chrysler. Both my Hyundai let in a lot of wind noise"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"Bad valves in one cylinder. Intake and exhaust valves were replaced under warranty. Dealer also replaced head gasket, and spark plug. Car at dealer for two weeks but had free 2015 loaner car"

Kennet T., VA (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Engine rebuild or replacement

"Incorrectly installed wrist pin (part of piston assembly) resulting in metal shavings in oil"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light came on at 99,750 miles. Car quickly moved into "limp mode" (reduced revs and power). Drove (slowly) straight to local dealer. Diagnostics run, engine failed, engine replaced under warranty. Dealership gave me a rental car while they waited for a crate engine tobe delivered, installed and tested. It took about a week. I also took the opportunity to replace all belts and hoses at my cost."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Main crankshaft broke. Could not drive vehicle. Hyundai replaced at no charge and added extra warranty."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"I had a knock sensor upgrade performed on my car computer. Several weeks later, I am driving to work and all of a sudden my rpm's reduces and my speed would not go over 50. Had vehicle towed to husbands mechanic. He ran a diagnostic, got a code and said it could be the engine and it should go to dealer. Dealer dropped oil pan and found metal shavings in the pan. Hyundai replaces the engine with no charge to me. Hyundai also covered the majority of the rental car Whole process was about 3 weeks."

Anonymous, MD (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Check engine light came on Saturday but continued to run fine. Made appointment to be looked at on following Wednesday. Tuesday on way to the office engine stopped while rolling at 40 mph. It did re-start. Wednesday the mechanic I've used for 25 years tells me Hyundai owes me a new engine. Replaced at no cost at 49,700 miles."

Anonymous, (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The engine started knocking as I approached my home,I called the Hyundai 800 number and a tow truck was dispatched picked up my vehicle and towed it to my dealer. I was given a loaned vehicle and the engine was replaced in my car and returned to me in about 10 days"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"While driving at speed of 50 miles per hour engine stopped working. I was able to coast to a turning lane where the vehicle came to complete stop. The break pedal and accelerator pedal locked during this. All lights on inside car went off before it completely stopped moving. No smoke coming from engine. But was a weird smell that came through the ventilation system. No injuries thankfully. Dealer towed and placed new engine/with rebuilt component into vehicle. Told me warranty currently on the car remained as is. I had no problems dealing with the dealership."

Anonymous, (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited Unsure)

"When I took it in for the hundred thousand mile check up The lifters had always been loud, and when they did the computer upgrade it froze the engine. So they replaced it with a rebuilt engine. Covered by warranty. No charge to me"

Anonymous, WA (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I heard a knocking and took it to be checked out and they told me the engine needed to be replaced. It was covered under the warranty and I was given a loaner car."

Anonymous, (2014 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Hyundai has a major recall on engine failures called Campaign 162. The engine will completely shut down due to oil compression failure and the engine will lock up. Hyundai will have to install a whole new engine block. Stay away from Hyundai vehicles!!!!!!"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Internal oil leak caused sludge build up, engine bogging down and smoking exhaust. Hyundai replaced long block free of charge under warranty. No further problems"

Bruce D., CA (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Factory recall for engine problems. Metal pieces in engine."

Livia P., CA (2014 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Metal shaving in engine block had to replace engine block."

George M., OH (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced as the result of a recall for machining debris that wasn't removed properly at a supplier."

Carl H., WI (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Turbo or supercharger

"Turbo just quit working on a trip causing loss of acceleration."

Anonymous, TN (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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 blind spot monitoring is alarming when no other vehicle is around"

Anonymous, AL (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
CD player

"CD player does not play the first couple seconds of each new song. Passengers have asked why my CD player is skipping. Replaced by dealer under warranty but still does the same thing"

Kenneth C., MA (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"very easy to detect and see- and yet, the mechanics failed to ascertain that it does not work properly- I showed them when I got the car back how it behaves: conclusion- it needs a replacement- which it will be done next week as well"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Hardware replacement

"GPS system was malfunctioning I brought to my dealer who replaced the GPS unit. Had to return the same day for the same problem . The replaced the antenna the next day which corrected the problem"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Sonata was brought In 3 times before the GPS system was repaired. The Navigation screen was replaced first and did not fix the problem the antenna was replaced which fixed the problem"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"Bluetooth works intermittently"

Cary S., CA (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"We all have Hyundai cars and when using the Bluetooth to make a call, it drops the calls way too many times."

Craig M., IL (2014 Hyundai Sonata)

"No one seems to know how to do this. If I get a new phone i have to take it to the dealer. It’ takes them several tries"

Carole K., IL (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"I travel long distances and the radio on search always goes to the home stations that are not where I am driving"

Jack A., CA (2014 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Lousy reception. Static noise."

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The volume knob does not work properly. You turn up the volume and it often just goes down instead of up. I have not taken it in for repair"

Craig M., IL (2014 Hyundai Sonata)
Speakers

"rear speakers cannot be tuned from radio"

Anonymous, TN (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Speakers crackle when listening to radio at any volume level"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel controls

"The cruise control failed on a long winter trip"

Anonymous, MB (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Intermittently, pressing the following steering wheel buttons often does the following: Volume ^ - voice recognition Volume v - voice recognition Seek ^ - volume up Seek v - volume up Mode button - volume down Link: http://goo.gl/WhrB97"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"rubber molding around front door,driver's side, was pealing away.replaced by hyundai"

Lou K., NJ (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Loose trim on dash. Should have been caught on PDI. Required trip back to dealer to repair"

Linda O., OH (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"All the coating on door handles have cracked came off it's not the actual paint but a top coat now parts of the body are doing the same"

Anonymous, (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"paint on the door handles has peeled off. Dealer said it was scratches from a ring. On all 4 handles?"

Anonymous, (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front end of car has a lot of peeling"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint was peeling"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The rear spoiler came with the auto when new and the paint was fading, lost its shine and would not polish out. Hyundai dealer inspected, agreed paint was failing. The dealer sent the auto out to a paint and body shop for repair of the paint failure. The auto was gone 3-4 days but a loaner was provided by the dealer. The spoiler is fine now"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Clear coat started peeling off of the hood"

Richard L., CA (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Black trim peeling around door trim"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint peeling on both front and back bumpers"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Rust spots in many places noted since the car was purchased. Hyundai did not acknowledge this as a problem and refused to repair although an active warranty was in place. The photos we took were not considered serious enough to warrant repair. increasing rust all over the car over the intermittent years. Frustrating!! We've been told this is a common problem for Hyundai's of 2014."

Carol L., ON (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

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

What Owners Say

Alignment

"Tires were wearing on the outer edges. Found out 4 wheel alignment was out of specs"

Wayne L., FL (2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)

"Pulling to the right"

Robert R., FL (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Tires were wearing unevenly and there was significant noise from the front end. Hyundai replaced under warranty"

Steven W., LA (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Hyundai has a history of wandering steering problems in their cars. It's very hard to diagnose and Hyundai refuses to admit there is a problem. The steering is very dangerous because of the wandering at various speeds. An alignment will not resolve the issue. The Rack and Pinion is electrical so therefore no leaks or any type of troubleshooting can be done."

Anonymous, GA (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Ball joints

"Clicking noise in turns. Ball joints had to be replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electronic or air suspension

"lights needed new switch replaced under warrwnty"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"There were two parts within the steering that needed replacement at a cost of about $1200."

Anonymous, MN (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Noise problems. Don't know why but fixed at dealer"

A S., PA (2014 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"steering wheel gets stuck takes great strength to unlock this is not a car for a woman ,elderly person or someone who otherwise lack strong arms"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

"pin brock hn steering collom . tromp when turning. fixed under warrenty"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 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

Calipers

"squeking"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"frozen caliper had to be replaced."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"I needed to replace the brake pads and have the rotors resurfaced in the rear brakes at about 32000"

Coleridge C., OH (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal brake work ,that was corrected"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Needed to replace front brakes and rotors"

Anonymous, CT (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"Was a warranty recall for brakes and Hyundai took care of it quickly"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Pulsation or vibration

"Stalling after fueling up and rotors becoming warped"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS Unsure)

"I think brake system is undersized for weight. After getting pulsation, got a brake job. Only a year later it was back. System not strong enough to brake vehicle without warping the rotors."

Sean W., CA (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"Warped prematurely"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS Unsure)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Sensor failed while driving on interstate that caused the check engine light to come on. Stopped & checked obvious things (coolant, oil, temp). There was nothing leaking, no steam, no knocking sounds. So I continued 30 miles to my destination at limited acceleration with 60mph limit. Took to dealer & they ran diagnostics and completed the repair under warranty. The warranty for this was also extended to 150,000 miles, transferrable."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Engine knock or ping

"Fuel pump pings real loud when engine is cold. I have had the pump replaced and it did not help."

Anonymous, TN (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Oil leaks

"Engine oil cooler failed leading to leaks. It was replaced under warranty."

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear main seal leaking replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, MD (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"front end oil leak. taken to two different mechanics with zero satisfaction. next step is hyundai"

Lou K., NJ (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The valve cover leaks. it leaked after my car was supposedly checked out. The dealer could not diagnose this problem for 3 days. When diagnosed it took 5 day to fix. I was out of town. When they fixed it they expected me to come get it. I refused. They delivered it to me. When I had the car checked after 3M miles the local dealer said it was done wrong"

Carole K., IL (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Problem(s) fueling the tank

"From the very first time, the sensor in the gas tank keeps shutting off as soon as you start to fill the tank. Click, and start over. Click, and start over, Click, and start over. It is maddening! Many times I've had to leave without being able to fill the tank. I've tried multiple different gas companies/stations. I've had the car in for service about it twice, and they either dont see a problem, because its inconsistent, or try a few things (they say) and give it back to me to "see if that does it". Once, they had the car 4 days, and couldn't fix the problem. 5 years later, I still struggle at the gas station, and never dare let the fuel get too low, since I dont know if I will even be able to get gas at the next stop."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When the fuel pump shuts off, fuel gushes out. The pump never shuts off soon enough, so I have to stand there, pumping slowly, listening for the sound to change so I can try to beat the blow back. I always put paper towels under the fill tube to catch the gasoline. I put the wet towels into the garbage at the pumps. Hyundai dealer can't fix it."

Anonymous, AB (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 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

Driveshaft or axle

"wobbling at 45-55 mph- stopped when foot taken off accelerator"

William H., OH (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front half-axle failed and had to be rebuilt under warranty."

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"There has been excessive wear in the driver's side drive axel. It has already been replaced twice and will be again soon. They have been replaced after about 30,000 miles each. The most frustrating part of this issue is the service department's inability to discover the reason for the premature wear."

Anonymous, MN (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Right and left outer CV joints were noisy. A check determined the right and left front-axle outer half-shafts had failed prematurely. Both outer half-shafts were replaced under warranty."

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Front wheel bearing had to be replaced at about 53000 miles"

David S., FL (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Both front drive axels had to be replaced. They had been making loud clicking noises"

Herbert C., FL (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"Two problems. Faulty trunk latch was replaced. Intermittent problem with push start ignition not starting the car."

Edward R., NM (2014 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Stability control (ESC)

"Something to do withsuspemsion, can'tbe more precise"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited)

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

"Recalled"

Doyle J., KY (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Car locked in park. Factory recall repaired"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited)
Rough shifting

"Gears grinding when shifting into reverse . Had car towed to dealer , they could'nt find anything wrong . Have had no problems since"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Slipping transmission

"Issue has not been addressed as yet but reported to dealership"

Anonymous, NL (2014 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Faulty crankshaft position sensor..."

Anonymous, WA (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"would bump when shife to drive. even under warrenty, cost 400 dollars. said transmission problem was out side tramsmission . not covered."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 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

Locks and latches

"Front, Driver-side Door Not Locking. Neither the door handle button nor key fob locks door. Fron door cannot be locked"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Seat belts

"The drivers side seat belt is fraying"

Anonymous, AB (2014 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"will not retract everytime. Hard to put latch into slot"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Seat controls - movement

"I am really unhappy with the height of the front passenger seat and the inability to adjust it. I am 5'3" tall and find it difficult to see over the front dash. When looking out the side window I am looking right into the mirror. I am unable to see out of the rear window. The ability to adjust the height of the seat would make the drive much more comfortable and safe. I have to use a cushion which negates the seat heater. Also, when driving, there is a definite blind spot caused by r"

Anonymous, NL (2014 Hyundai Sonata 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Sunroof

"Would not close"

Jack K., CA (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 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 failed without warning. AAA Battery Service replaced. Mechanic confirmed electrical system working fine."

Anonymous, NC (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Battery failed....dealer says it was installed in Korea and is a comon"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"battery had to be replaced by dealer, very expensive."

Mary K., NY (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Ignition switch

"See keyless entry (above)"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

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

Fuel cap

"Automatic fuel door broke"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2.4-L 4 Cyl hybrid)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"purge valve installed under warranty"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"downstream O2 sensor failed at app 103000k. Very costly replacement by dealer. 3 aftermarket sensors failed to fit."

Anonymous, NS (2014 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Sensor light would not turn off. Hyundai replaced nocharge."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"wires chewed by chipmunk"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Hyundai Sonata)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

"have to add anti freeze dealer claims no leak never have to add antifreeze to my chevrolet"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
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