Hyundai Sonata Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Worst car ever made.

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Bought 2 of these first one only survived 3 months. Second one lasted almost 3 years it has major oil issues Hyundai says that is normal.

Review submitted by:Ron S

Where do i start?

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata Hybrid

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I will preface my review by saying that is by saying that I have always been a fan of Hyundai and their automobiles. Sadly this is one of the worst vehicles I have ever owned. Reliability is lackluster . The trim is it's sloppy at best. They have basically lowered

Review submitted by:Scotty B

Pros:Looks

Cons:Road noise, poor quality parts, unreliable, underp

Heartbroken

Model Year:

2012

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I loved my car up until the 4 yr mark. All downhill from there. Make/Model from Alabama produced junk!. Every recall listed ,this car HAD IT!. SOME acknowledge by Hyundai some not. Many, many other major complaints, ie electrical are yet to be recalled. IF BUYING MAKE SURE TO LOOK

Review submitted by:So-NoNo

Pros:Everything

Cons:Smooth ride

Lots of issues

Model Year:

2013

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

1) The passenger side seat is very low and doesn’t have hydraulics. 2) Windshield blind spot at eye level where people on crosswalks not easily visible 3) Mine makes a loud noise that no service has been able to be corrected. 4) No driver right arm rest 5) Too many

Review submitted by:Sue J

Pros:Size of the trunk

Cons:Everything else

Not bad at first but then turns into a nightmare

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

Had the car for awhile now it wasn't bad at first but sooner or later it will give u problems i spent a total of at least 4k if not a little more on repairs its one thing after another and foreign car parts are not cheap. im getting tired

Review submitted by:Glenn Z

Pros:Not bad at first

Cons:will have problems

Highly unreliable

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

Previously owned a 2012 Nissan Altima, maintained well and sold with over 150k miles, never had any issues, no engine lights ever! Just regular maintenance like brakes change or tire changes or new battery etc. Later I got a 2016 Sonata. I have religiously done all the maintenance according to

Review submitted by:Brian K

Pros:Standard android auto and apple carplay

Cons:Noisy engine, highly unreliable, expensive repairs

If you are a second+ owner beware

Model Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata Hybrid

Complaint Resolution:

Yes, by the dealer

I loved this car once..... It started with my car kicking out of cruise control. I did not think much of it at first. What happened next was a knock and a hybrid system failure. Now I am expected to pay to replace both at well over the value of

Review submitted by:Teman H

Pros:Comfortable and gets good gas milage

Cons:Unreliable in the long run. Costly repairs!

Great Features - Horrible Reliability.

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Sonata Hybrid

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

(1) It broke down on the highway about 3 weeks ago 90 miles from home and is still in the shop for a hybrid system failure. They said there was another one their for the same/similar problem. At least it is under warranty and they are paying for the rental

Review submitted by:UnhappySonataOwner

Pros:Lots of standard features.

Cons:Horrible reliability

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