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Hyundai Sonata Problem Trends and Complaints

August 2022 Overview

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

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Excessive engine oil consumption

Model Year:

2011

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

The Sonata I drive is a 2011 with approximately 130,000 miles or so on it. The engine burns/ drinks a quart of oil a week. I’ve come close to running out of oil the first time it came into my Pervue as an issue about 2 years ago. I had

Review submitted by:Kacey

Pros:It runs

Cons:It drinks excessive oil

Oil consumption

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No, dealer refused to help

For the last two years, I have had to add extra oil to my car well before an oil change is due. I always made sure to do regular oil changes, and found it weird this was happening. It started off showing that I was low on oil around 400-600

Review submitted by:Caleb

Pros:Good gas mileage and size

Cons:Oil consumption is way too high

My car is needing the oil checked daily

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I have a 2018 hyundia sonta with 80k-85k on it and it taking 1 quart of oil a day and now is starting to have issues.. My oil light has never came on a few days a go it came on for a few seconds then went off i was

Review submitted by:Sarah

Pros:Its roomy and was a great car til it hit 50 k and i biught it at 39 k

Cons:The engine isnt great and has a lot of issues

Engine burning oil

Model Year:

2011

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

My Hyundai has been burning oil for the past six months (at least). During my regular oil changes, my oil would be super low and I was told that I should check it in between oil changes to add more oil. I’ve been doing this (adding additional quarts). However the

Review submitted by:Kinsey

Pros:Nice looking vehicle and spacious

Cons:Engine burning oil

Oil consumption

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Car start consuming oil at 80k, went to Dealership they are not helping at all . All services done from Hyundai. Every time visiting Hyundai they are telling to keep checking oil,already went 4 times every time they added 1 litre oil. Still saying to come 2 more times.

Review submitted by:Sarabjeet

Pros:Good features

Cons:Bad quality engine

California

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

2016 Hyundai Sonata 136,000 miles Appox Took my car to Wal-mart for oil change/and the service tech tell's me i have very oil in my car.They put oil in my car along with new filter. A month later my husband tell me i have no engine oil in my car.

Review submitted by:Alma

Pros:It run's very good. Fast. I used to think it was one of the best cars on the market. Not any more.

Cons:The problem i described above

Oil will burn up.

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Oil will burn up in 1000 miles or less. I’ve changed my oil and have professionals change my oil and it still runs out 1000 miles or less. It put my car in limp mode at one point while i was on the highway. I shouldn’t have to worry about

Review submitted by:Levi

Pros:Gas mileage

Cons:The oil light comes on all the time.

Oil consumption nightmare

Model Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

My 2015 Hyundai sonata started giving us problems in March of 2022 it is now almost July. One day out of the blue the car went into limp mode with no warning. Luckily we weren't far from home, got home and the oil was completely empty. Took to the dealership

Review submitted by:Nena

Pros:I loved this car

Cons:This oil consumption garbage has been awful!

Excessive oil consumption

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Car under manufacture warranty at 50000 of 60000 mile, and car experiencing 1quart usage or more at 1000 mile mark and apparently Hyundai thinks this is acceptable amount. However having reviewed complaint cases they don't seem to be honoring the warranty for this problem as it clearly is engine and

Review submitted by:Norman

Pros:Good running car tall fit in car well

Cons:could have little more power for size of car

Excess oil consumption-currently under consumption test

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata Hybrid

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

A few months ago, I started losing around 1/2 dipstick every 1000 miles. Just before the dealership started the consumption test, I had the PCV valve changed and their 3 step fuel system service. I had a borescope that only sees the piston tops and noticed it didn't clean pistons

Review submitted by:Robert

Pros:Other than this issue, its a really dependable car. I plan on keeping it. 44 mpg

Cons:Needs radio replaced now that 3G is gone and can't use BlueLink anymore.

EXCESSIVE OIL BURN

Model Year:

2011

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No, dealer refused to help

I had approximal 119000 miles on the car and my wife had come back for 500-mile trip in the Hyundai Sonata, so I check the oil and the oil was below the minimal line on the oil stick. I had to add 3.5 quarts at that time. I took the

Review submitted by:Tyrone

Pros:Like how it looks.

Cons:It is expensive filling the car with gas and now oil

Engine oil consumption

Model Year:

2014

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

This car burns through oil at a much higher rate than my 2010 without turbo ever did. Always top off with 3 quarts mid way between standard recommended oil changes. Sometimes twice on my own dime. I know there is a class action lawsuit now and am very surprised this

Review submitted by:Robert

Pros:Roomy, sufficient power

Cons:Oil consumption

Engine seized

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata Hybrid

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Low engine oil light came on, added more oil. Driving fine for couple days then engine starting knocking and oil leaking and took to dealer and they say engine now seized. Took to the dealers and been sitting over a week to see if hyundai going do right thing. Bought

Review submitted by:Daryl

Pros:Drove fine before all this

Cons:Didn't know vast engine problems until looking online. They should have replaced engine

Oil consumption

Model Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Burning oil can't find oil leak it is using too much oil. Heard there was a lawsuit 4 oil consumption. I just had an oil change May 11th 2022 and I had to add more oil a week later three and a half quarts it's ridiculous need help filing with

Review submitted by:Brenda

Pros:Like everything

Cons:Using too much oil

Sonata Engine Failure

Model Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by an independent shop

My Sonata began consuming excessive oil, I had to change the oil every 1500 or so miles and was usually always low on oil. A few weeks ago the engine stalled and the engine rod was damaged due to not receiving sufficient oil. The dealership quoted me a 6 week

Review submitted by:Ernesto

Pros:MPG

Cons:HYundai

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