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With the Sonata's 2015 redesign, Hyundai made some significant improvements. They both improved ride and reduced road noise. The styling became more upright and less sleek, but it still looked pretty sharp. The new design made access easier and the view out appreciably better. As before, controls are easy to reach and simple to use.
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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Engine Cooling
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Drive System
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Electric System
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Body Integrity
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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2015 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

“Blind spot sensor on passenger side not reliable. When passing a car it does not always show other vehicle in blind spot”

Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Camera has stopped working twice. When returned to dealer is was working”

Daniel S., NY (2015 Hyundai Sonata ECO 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“No matter what electronic instrument panel display mode I selected, the mode automatically defaulted to indicate a malfunction with the vehicle rear alert system”

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

“The display goes blank, particularly when it's cold out, but other times, as well”

Anonymous, VA (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited Unsure)

“The rear view camera comes on when put in reverse with then goes blank for a few seconds then comes back on the dealer says nothing is wrong rear view camera is of no use because it can't be trusted”

Robert H., WA (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Screen is blank when started. Need to shut off and restart for screen to operate”

Daniel S., NY (2015 Hyundai Sonata ECO 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

“The music system flips back and forth from media to radio during very cold weather”

Richard M., OH (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The USB port went dead (power started pulsing). Prevented the use of Android Auto and USB drive MP3. Required replacement of entire head unit. Took about 3 visits to dealer and several weeks to get fixed”

Howard M., CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“Very difficult to operate and to understand. Not user friendly. Software years out of date”

Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“"Find the nearest" returns incorrect information. Finding an intersection requires entering a route name and will not accept route numbers”

Anonymous, PA (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Blip showing where the car is occasionally wandered all over the place”

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It didn't work when the car was delivered, and took 2 months to get resolved”

A P., ON (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Navigation software Hyundai soft was obsolete when I bought the car new Feb 2 2015, I waited over a year before paying $250 for latest map up dates and found roads and streets over two years including toll roads were not on the software and speed limits were not correct, I complained to Hyundai soft and they said too bad, but and would give me a refund or a free soft ware up date when they came out many major highways and correct speed limits are not on the car but I refuse to pay another $250 w”

Nancy-Jim D., TX (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Specifically has problems with Android Auto. It will frequently lose connection or have difficulty establishing a connection. Usually if I unplug it and plug it back in the connection is restored”

Anonymous, UT (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“display did not accurately show the siriusxm station that was playing”

Richard P., CT (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“smart trunk”

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited Unsure)

“Continually updates contacts and at times does not recognize voice commands. Very annoying”

Anonymous, ON (2015 Hyundai Sonata Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

“front bumper cover flimsy, noticed after delivery loose with small crack. dealer wouldn't fix and said i damaged it. at 400 miles? i don't think so”

Charles W., IA (2015 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The trim on the sunroof was loose and would hang up when the sunroof was closed. It was part of a recall by Sonata and they repaired it free of charge”

Douglas H., TX (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Clear coat coming up in a couple of areas”

Bonnie B., NV (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Loose interior trim or moldings

“After installing the new Bluelink module, the A pillars on both driver and passenger side are coming loose”

David F., CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The entire dashboard had to be replaced due to a bulge in the plastic. The part had to be ordered from Korea. It took 2-3 days to fix and diagnose. Now the climate control fan squeaks”

Brett F., AB (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Poor over spray”

Anonymous, TX (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint is very thin and does not hold up. Within the first two weeks for normal driving I got chips on the front bumper. I now have several chips on the front bumper. When looking at the paint in the open trunk it is very thin and has lots of runs”

Donna E., FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint on lower air dam has pealed a little bit”

Richard M., OH (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“we purchased the car at night, we soon found out there there were many paint chips in the car-poss from transport damage”

Geronimo B., NM (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“It's becoming riddled with spots that look like they've been sanded. It's very obvious in sunlight”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The front bumper cover is very brittle. A small stone hid it and six inch split in the plastic resulted in a $500 repair!”

Anonymous, WI (2015 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

“the frame for the seat controls breaks off and becomes loose. 3 times”

Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Locks and latches

“the button on the driver side door was replaced after it stopped working”

Martin B., ON (2015 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear drivers' side door handle broke. Took almost 3 weeks to finally get it fixed”

Thomas D., NY (2015 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Mirrors

“The passenger side exterior power mirror pops out and dangles by the power wires, slapping against the door and scratching the paint. I have taken it to the dealer several times for repair, but they can't seem to fix it. Now I can't change the angle of the right side mirror without it popping out of the housing”

Steve W., WA (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Drivers side seat belt failed to retract fully. Many times were closed on by the door. If I tossed the belt on the seat I'd end up sitting on it the next time I used the car. I had it in the dealer 3 times and they finally did a partial fix on this item so it's not as irritating”

Thomas D., NY (2015 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“fixed with brand new one thank you”

Lawrence C., FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Sunroof

“Recall for roof blowing off when driving”

Anonymous, OH (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The car was recalled to fix a defect that could cause the sunroof to detach at highway speeds”

Kenneth S., VA (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Factory recall”

Joseph W., KY (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“It had a recall about something having to do with the sunroof mechanism. I don't know exactly what was wrong”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 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

“the car had a slight pull to the right while on the highway. The dealer corrected and to tracks straight now”

C V., AZ (2015 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Vehicle was misaligned upon delivery. It was aligned at a dealership under warranty”

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Car wonders back and forth while driving at highway speeds. Cannot make the car go straight. Have had to dealer and they cannot fix the problem”

Anonymous, IA (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electronic or air suspension

“The steering intermittently become hard to steer (of great concern) and the car was returned to the dealer. They loaned me a car and my car is still at the dealer for repair”

Raymond D., SC (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“Electronic power steering went out and became very difficult to steer. Components had to be replace after being towed to Hyundai dealer, under warranty”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The steering has a thump sound when the car is cold, the entire wheel could be moved side to side 1/2 a inch of the dealer said nothing wrong but the movement was fixed even if the thump never was”

Robert H., WA (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The entire rack in pinion was installed incorrectly and needed to be replaced when the steering wheel was turned to the right the wheels would rub against the control arm”

Wayne B., TX (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wheel bearings

“right rear wheel bearing assembly failed,it got so hot the bearing assembly turned blue”

Anonymous, UT (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The ball bearing prematurely wore out and had to be replaced”

Joshua W., MN (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 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

Squeaks or rattles

“The antenna wire in the ceiling was not connected to the roof, one trip fixed it. No more rattles”

John W., PA (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Sunroof rattles & squeaks loudly when closed. Dealer kept car for 3 days to fix but rattle returned after a few weeks. Design or mfg flaw. Takes all the joy out of driving this car and is very very irritating”

Anonymous, NY (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“squeak / rattle from panoramic sunroof”

Ruben L., CT (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Coming from the panaramic sunroof”

Alan S., NY (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Squeak in sunroof area. Not a big deal but noticable”

Joseph W., KY (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Head liner and sunroof rattle severely. I've taken it in several times and they fix it but it comes back within a short period of time”

Anonymous, UT (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Sunroof was noisy, when I told the dealer the database told them the likely cause which dealt with lubricant and fixed without charge”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“First time I took it to the dealer, they replaced a rear wheel bearing. That did not resolve the problem. When I brought it back, they determined that it was an alignment problem that had caused the tires to scallop. So, I got to pay for an alignment AND a new set of tires, with just 15,000 miles”

Anonymous, OK (2015 Hyundai Sonata SE Unsure)

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 SCC system has repeatedly flashed error messages indicating that the car needs to be repaired by the dealership. The dealership will not repair. When the SCC message appears the car will not allow cruise control to be used at all”

Brett F., AB (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“when set to a speed the cruise control makes the car speed up and/or slow down when going up or down a hill. it is like it has to re seek the speed set”

James O., CO (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“front driver fog light and rear driver light were out on most occasions”

Abe Z., MD (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Tire pressure monitor does not go off even when the tires are fine and it requires a trip to the dealer every time”

Anonymous, NY (2015 Hyundai Sonata Unsure Unsure)

“Emergency/parking brake light not working. The switch on the emergency brake peddle was replaced”

Anonymous, FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

“Had this problem since We drove it home brand new, HID low beams were aimed too high, causing other drivers to flash their lights because I was blinding them, and high beams made no difference on visibility down the road because they were aimed way too high and lit up the tops of trees not the road ahead, had it to the dealer for this problem about four or five different times, first they said that headlights could not be adjusted, then on another visit they said there was limited adjustment and”

Nancy-Jim D., TX (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

“Interior light does not go on when the door is opened. I am currently waiting for a replacement part to arrive”

Daniel R., VA (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

“Keyless (push button on door handle) entry on drivers door handle would stop working, first intermittently and then completely. Took car back to dealer three times, last time 1 week ago. Seems to be working ok now”

Eric R., FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 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

Fuel pump

“They buried the fuel filter inside the fuel pump inside the fuel tank where you can't possibly change it, costing $2000 of labor for a $10 part”

Steven W., NJ (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“fuel pump failed...car unavailable for 3 days”

R H., WA (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“Valve on emission control system stuck. Was replaced”

Anonymous, VI (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“In spite of multiple repair attempts, the fuel gauge would indicate full when initial fueled however after driving approximately 3 miles the gauge would indicate 3/4 of a tank”

Wayne B., TX (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Fuel injection system

“During a trip the car stopped and refused to re-start, it was towed to the nearest dealership and we were given a rental car to complete our travel. Returning out-of-state 10 days later to pick up the car after 4 fuel injectors were replaced”

Conrad L., FL (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 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

Automatic climate control

“in winter feet and legs are always cold and head area always hot when set on automatic. in summer entire car so hot when set to 65 in automatic”

J J., IL (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“on automatic most heat is delivered to defrost level, very little if any to feet level. feet always cold not evenly distributed dealer says looks good to them switching back to camry in 2018”

J J., IL (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Will not heat up in winter”

Clesson B., WI (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Condenser

“Air conditioning would not get cold enough”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

“same”

Clesson B., WI (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 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

“At my last service, I was told there was a computer update. From the moment I drove away after they finished the service, the transmission does not shift the same. It surges between shifts, shifts way too soon, does not respond quickly when I need it to downshift to go faster, lugs the engine more than it should”

David F., CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Dual clutch transmission often performs terrible shifts around town. Sometimes it will fail to engage completely, which would get me T-boned if i was turning left at a light”

Harold P., SC (2015 Hyundai Sonata ECO 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“At my last service, I was told there was a computer update. From the moment I drove away after they finished the service, the transmission does not shift the same. It surges between shifts, shifts way too soon, does not respond quickly when I need it to downshift to go faster, lugs the engine more than it should”

David F., CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 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

Ignition switch

“Car has an ON/OFF button which is supposed to start engine in one push. In 95% of all cases, it takes two pushes to start engine. Dealer says he can't reproduce that behavior”

Jan C., CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

“On 12 occasions in the last 2 years the car was completely dead. It is not the battery but something in the vehicle completely drains the battery. In each case I have had to call a tow truck”

Kirk D., MN (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 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

Turbo or supercharger

“Hose to the turbo system developed a hole in it. Took it to the dealer because I heard a hiss sound. They order the hose told me I would be fine. Part was on back order. After two weeks of driving with the hose like that the car stalled on me. Had to be towed to dealer. I got a loaner. It took about 4 more days for part to come in, then I got my car back”

Omar G., NJ (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“cracked air intake”

Michael Y., PA (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

“Oil leak on CVVTi sensor. Handled as part of a TSB in a Hyundai shop free of charge”

Anonymous, OH (2015 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Had the CVT oil gasket come out twice when the temperature was around -10 F to -20 F”

Joshua W., MN (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 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

“please see what i wrote regarding pulsation and vibration issue - this is the same issue I previously wrote about”

Anonymous, PA (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

“The brakes adjust themselves when you turn off the car. Makes a hell of a noise. Hyundai dealership said that is normal”

Anonymous, OH (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

“Issues setting up service. The dealer had to install a new module in the dash because the original one stopped working”

David F., CA (2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 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

Driveline vibration

“Drive systems are well understood. For something this straightforward to be vibrating on a new car and to puzzle the dealer's mechanics is staggering”

Steven W., NJ (2015 Hyundai Sonata Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Cooling

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

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
PARKING BRAKE:INDICATOR LIGHT
Jun 05 2017
If the parking brake indicator is not illuminated when the parking brake is applied, the driver may operate the vehicle with the parking brake partially engaged, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Sonata and Genesis vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the warning light to indicate that the parking brake is applied may intermittently not illuminate in the dash due to corrosion in the switch.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the parking brake switch, free of charge. The recall began on August 4, 2017. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059. Hyundai's number for this recall is 164.
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: 17V359000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 161074
VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY
Oct 11 2016
If the sunroof detaches from the vehicle it could become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Sonata Hybrid vehicles manufactured December 8, 2014, to August 18, 2015, and Hyundai Sonata vehicles manufactured May 28, 2014, to March 18, 2016, equipped with the panoramic sunroof option. Due to a bonding issue with the sunroof wind deflector, the sunroof panel on the affected vehicles may detach while driving.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will repair the wind deflector anchor plate, free of charge. The recall began December 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 152.
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: 16V726000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 62811
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Apr 21 2016
An air bag that does not inflate increases the risk of injury.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Sonata vehicles manufactured May 29, 2014 to February 11, 2016, 2017 Elantra vehicles manufactured January 12, 2016 to February 22, 2016, and one 2016 Sonata Hybrid vehicle manufactured October 15, 2015. In these vehicles, the driver's frontal air bag may be missing a chemical enhancer required for the second stage air bag deployment, resulting in the second stage not deploying in certain crashes. The primary stage will deploy as intended.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall began on May 5,2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 144.
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: 16V232000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 33
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL
Oct 20 2015
If the driver is alerted there is a brake system malfunction, but not specifically with the ABS system, the driver may operate the vehicle unaware that the vehicle's brakes may lock up during hard braking, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Sonata vehicles manufactured May 28, 2014, to August 21, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with an Antilock Braking System (ABS) warning light intended to warn the driver if there is an ABS malfunction. In the event of an ABS malfunction, the Brake System warning light will illuminate, but the ABS warning light will not illuminate. Since the vehicles have ABS malfunction lights that do not illuminate, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will update the ABS control unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected began on November 30, 2015. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059. Hyundai's number for this recall is 134.
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: 15V678000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 64744
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Jun 30 2015
If the front passenger seat belt cannot be latched, an occupant sitting in the front passenger seat has an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015 Sonata vehicles manufactured April 25, 2014, to December 4, 2014. The affected vehicles have a front passenger seat belt whose buckle latch assembly may prevent the front passenger from fastening the seat belt.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will repair or replace the front passenger seat belt buckle, free of charge. The recall began on September 15, 2015. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059. Hyundai's number for this recall is 130.
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: 15V414000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 128804
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
Dec 09 2014
If the left axle shaft separates from the transaxle, the vehicle may stop moving, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, a separated axle shaft may allow the vehicle to roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. A vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 1.6 liter model year 2015 Sonata vehicles manufactured August 29, 2014, to October 28, 2014. The affected vehicles may have been assembled with an incorrect left axle shaft which may result in the shaft separating from the transaxle differential.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, dealers will inspect and replace the axle shaft, as necessary, free of charge. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 126.
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: 14V784000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 208
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER
Jun 24 2014
If a brake caliper fractures, brake effectiveness would be reduced, lengthening to distance required to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015 Sonata vehicles manufactured April 25, 2014, through June 16, 2014. Due to a manufacturing error, one or both of the front brake calipers may fracture.
What should you do:
Hyundai contacted the affected owners on June 19, 2014 and instructed them not to drive their vehicles. Hyundai dealers will replace the affected brake calipers, free of charge. The recall began on September 12, 2014. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 120.
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: 14V368000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 16900
STEERING
Jun 12 2014
The reduction of power steering assist can increase the steering effort needed, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015 Sonata vehicles manufactured May 2, 2014, through May 23, 2014. A poor connection within the vehicle's wiring harness may result in a reduction of steering assist from the vehicle's motor driven power steering system or the inability to move the vehicle's shifter from the Park position.
What should you do:
Hyundai notified dealers to suspend sales of affected Sonata vehicles and has published recall bulletin 14-01-024 providing a service procedure to repair the affected vehicles. On June 7, 2014 Hyundai began to contact the affected retail customers. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 119.
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: 14V325000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2138
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