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Hyundai Sonata Problem Trends and Complaints

January 2023 Overview

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle.

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Engine

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

My check engine light is on constantly. Some days it will go off, but return either later that day or the following day. Some days my car will start, some days it will hesitate when starting and some days it won’t start at all. I keep up with all the

Review submitted by:Jordan

Pros:MPG, comfortability and style

Cons:Engine problems for a car that has low mileage.

Excessive oil consumption and related repairs

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Hello, I am the second owner (of which I was not informed when I purchased the vehicle in 2016; thus, I believed I had a 100K powertrain warranty, only to find out now that a Hyundai employee short-term leasee was technically the first owner) of a 2016 Hyundai Sonata Limited

Review submitted by:Stephanie

Pros:Love the feel, the look, the ride, the convenience of the features, and it was a very reliable car---until it wasn't

Cons:Just the engine (oil) problem

Exessive Oil Consumption/Camshaft Position Actuator Circuit (Bank 1) p0010 code

Model Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I bought the car new, and have always gotten an oil change within the manufacture's warranty/manufactures recommendation per manual. I did oil changes every 7000 miles till it hit about 80,000 then switch to 5,000 miles. When I brought my car in for an oil change around the 120k mark

Review submitted by:Derek

Pros:drives smooth

Cons:the smell of burnt oil

Oil Consumption Problem

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

My name is Ronald Newman. I live in Memphis, TN. I have had persistent problems w/ the engine light in my 2018 Hyundai Sonata. It flashes off and on fairly chronically. In addition, the engine appears to be burning through oil at an unusually rapid rate, forcing me to top

Review submitted by:Ronald

Pros:appearance

Cons:engine problems

engine oil consumption

Model Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I've been dealing with my vehicle rapidly losing oil since November of 2021. I never see any oil spots on the ground, nor smell burning oil. But when I check my oil every 2 weeks it’s always VERY low. My car has been at the mechanic at least 4-5 times

Review submitted by:Gracie

Pros:great sound system, one touch turn signal, gets around fairly well in winter weather, easy to track gas mileage, good gas mileage, sleek look, extremely spacious for a sedan

Cons:oil consumption problem

Engine Oil Consumption

Model Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Engine Oil Consumption too high/ Burns 1 quart every 800 miles. Started having this suddenly at around 95K miles. 2015 Hyundai Sports. First signs in Sept 2022 when the oil indicator was flickering - not continuously but ot times. Immediately took to a mechanic and he said the oil was

Review submitted by:RAMKUMAR

Pros:Gas economy

Cons:Excessive engine Oil consumption

Hyundai Sonata excessive oil consumption

Model Year:

2013

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

2013 Hyundai sonata burning 1-2 quarts every 2 weeks. Oil consumption study from dealer indicates 1 quart every 1285 miles. I disagree with dealer calculation. Each time vehicle was taken in the reading on dipstick was between low and empty not possible only 3 quarts burned throughout this study.

Review submitted by:Jamie

Pros:Nice car besides engine issue

Cons:Excessive oil consumption

Excessive engine oil consumption goes unresolved for more than a year.

Model Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No, dealer refused to help

I bought a 2015 Hyundai Sonata used at a dealership that I worked at, still with the factory warranty in place. The car had around 35k miles at the time of purchase. At 60k miles the car started to have issues accelerating most of the time while driving, to the

Review submitted by:Cody

Pros:Comfortable

Cons:Performance. Reliability. Customer service. Faulty manufacturing. Dishonesty from dealership when trying to have the vehicle repaired under warranty.

using oil with no warning light

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

My 2018 honda sonata has ran fine with no issues up to 11.15.2022 when it would not start. Went through the normal battery checks, had it tested at O'Reilly's and battery is good. It was fully charged. Then had the car towed to an auto repair shop that i have

Review submitted by:Carla

Pros:It has been a very good car up to this point. It's comfortable and stylish.

Cons:It's no longer drivable!

High oil concumption

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I am burning over a quart of oil less every 1000 miles or less, if i dont check before service is due I would have no oil, I once checked and I was 2 quarts low since it was 2000 miles since oil was changed... I have dual exhaust, the

Review submitted by:Lynn

Pros:I love the safely features, the heated seats and stearing wheel, lane assist, moon/sun roof, size, ride, comfort

Cons:Engine burning oil, the way my exhaust pipes turmed black

Oil Consumption Issue

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I have been having issues with my vehicle and the oil. It started a few months ago and I took it to the dealership where they did some work on it in Lexington, Ky after it locked up on me on the highway. I then a few months later even

Review submitted by:Macy

Pros:Good on gas

Cons:oil issues

Oil consumption

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

This is my second oil consumption test they are having me do after the first they performed what they called a top engine cleansing on my car which was supposed to help it but did not it was then using 1.5 and 1.7 quats every thousand miles this second time

Review submitted by:Debra

Pros:I like most everything about my car

Cons:The oil problem and the rough way it's starting to run

OIL CONSUMPTION/P1326 CODE

Model Year:

2014

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I Bought this car, and it ran great for a while. Then it started using more and more oil. I have kept up on the regular oil changes and have records for this because I am sure they will be needed. I have also had to buy quarts of oil

Review submitted by:SHANNON

Pros:Roomy, trunk, style, back up camera,

Cons:Oil consumption

Excessive oil consumption

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Vehicle oil light came on around 65,000 miles. brought vehicle in and after oil consumption test was performed by dealer and it failed they sent results to Hyundai requesting a new engine. Hyundai responded by telling dealer they performed test incorrectly. After another round of tests was done the dealer

Review submitted by:David

Pros:Rides well

Cons:Engine

Excessive oil consumption

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I bought my car in 2019 and travel out of state quite often. At about 80k miles, my oil light started to come on. Since then, I have to change my oil every 1k miles as it is burning a great amount of oil. Also my paint is leaking, emblems

Review submitted by:Joinel

Pros:It’s just a car

Cons:Expensive to maintain with oil changes every 1k

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