On the 2.7L V6 and 2.4L 4 Cylinder, a defective exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) switching valve may cause an intermittent rough or unstable idle engine.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2001 Hyundai Sonata
2001 Hyundai Sonata
2001 Hyundai Sonata Problems
Concerned about safety, the NHTSA is investigating reports of rust forming at the front suspension mounting points, the frame, and the sub-frame. Some of these vehicles may have been recalled for this issue. For more information, please click here»
Premature timing belt failure may result in serious engine damage. When replacing a broken timing belt, it is important to inspect and possibly replace the crankshaft position sensor; it is often damaged when the timing belt breaks.
If the automatic transmission does not shift properly and the Check Engine Light illuminates, the speed sensors in the transmission may have failed. The sensors are simple and inexpensive to replace.
2001 Hyundai Sonata Recalls (Recent)
Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT COULD ILLUMINATE DUE TO MOTION OF THE SIDE IMPACT AIR BAG WIRING HARNESS AND SIDE IMPACT AIR BAG WIRING HARNESS CONNECTOR THAT MOUNT TO THE ADJUSTABLE SEAT CUSHION ASSEMBLY. THIS CONDITION ONLY RELATES TO THE DRIVER AND/OR PASSENGER SEAT-MOUNTED SIDE IMPACT AIR BAG(S).Learn more »
Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, AN INTERMITTENT CONDITION THAT LEADS TO THE SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATION COULD RESULT FROM MOTION OF THE SIDE IMPACT AIR BAG WIRING HARNESS AND SIDE IMPACT AIR BAG WIRING HARNESS CONNECTOR WHICH MOUNT TO THE ADJUSTABLE SEAT CUSHION ASSEMBLY. THIS CONDITION ONLY RELATES TO THE SIDE IMPACT AIR BAGS AND COULD PREVENT AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT DURING A CRASH WHERE SUCH DEPLOYMENT SHOULD OCCUR.Learn more »
Summary: HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 188,282 MY 2001-2004 SONATA AND MY 2001-2004 XG300 AND XG350 VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. ROAD SALT APPLIED IN THESE JURISDICTIONS DURING THE WINTER MONTHS MAY RESULT IN PROGRESSIVE, INTERNAL CORROSION OF THE FRONT SUB-FRAME ON THE VEHICLES, AND MAY RESULT IN THINNING OR PERFORATION OF THE SUB-FRAME STEEL. THE CORROSION IS FREQUENTLY VISIBLE AND OFTEN DISCOVERED DURING INSPECTION OR ROUTINE MAINTENANCE, AND OWNERS MAY ALSO HEAR NOISES OR NOTICE TIRE MISALIGNMENT AND STEERING PULL. IF THESE SIGNALS ARE UNDETECTED OR UNHEEDED, THE CORROSION MAY PROGRESS AND THE FORWARD MOUNTING OF THE LOWER CONTROL ARM MAY DETACH FROM THE SUB-FRAME.Learn more »
2001 Hyundai Sonata Questions and Answers
The RPM on my car is at 2200 RPMs when I am doing 60 MPH. I would think the RPM would be around 1800 to 1900 RPMs. Does anyone know what could be wrong?
What would cause the vehicle to go front and back and continue when someoen has their foot on the brake and the engine appears to be reving abnormally? Know of any recalls for this?
My engine check light came on and the car failed the emissions test. My mechanic told me I needed to replace the sensing units in front and aft of the catalytic converter. The emissions test was do...
My right wiper is working fine. But a few days ago my left one stopped. When the wipers are turned on, and the right one goes, the left one makes a slight movement, but does not go all the way up...
2001 Hyundai Sonata Reviews
I have had this car since 2005 and love almost every minute of it.
Very reliable. Fun to drive. Room for everything I need. Comfortable and great visibility from the driver seat.
We bought our 2001 hyundai sonata used with about 30,000 mils on it we have 80,000 now and we have replaced four sencors in it so far at $400.00 each and another one went out yesterday, needless to say we are fed up with this car and will never buy another hyundai we are going back to the dealer to see what they will do for us probebly will be like the government (NOTHING)
Bill and Robyn Tatman (Arizona)
2001 Sonata and I have driven it for about 7 years now. Got 184000 miles on it and just had my 3 rd timing belt installed. No major problems and it still runs like a champ. My only complaint is the brake rotors which need frequent resurfacing to enable smooth braking. Also had new sub frame installed from recall notice. Engine performance on my 6 cyl has been great in all the years. Never failed to start and still runs smoothly. Thinking about getting another Hyundai in the future.
I got this car 9 mths ago. I keep putting money on it.Thank god i got a good happy mechanic.Some times we find a good model some time we find a bad one...I found a bad one with low milage.