2002 Hyundai Sonata Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Hyundai Sonata
2002 Hyundai Sonata Problems
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.
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.
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»
2002 Hyundai Sonata Questions
I have a 2006 Hyundai Sonata, on return from a 10 day trip I found battery dead in the Tullamarine airport and had the RACV in Melbourne change the battery. Car started OK as I drove off I immediately noticed the windows, mirror control, dashboard lights and mobilizer would not open the do...
runs fine but will shut down and restart 5 to 10 mins. later.mechanic told me probably crank sensor
removed from canister but unable to get movement when battery applied
2002 Hyundai Sonata Recalls
2002 Hyundai Sonata Reviews
I purchased a Sonata brand new in 2002. It has been the best car I have ever had. It has 174,000 miles on it and I am just now going to have the timing belt changed for the first time. It has never given me any problems and I have just done the usual maintenace on it likes brakes, tires and oil changes. My only complaint is that the headlights have the milky coating on it from the sunlight.
I have a 2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.7 V6 that I bought new and have 319,000 miles on it. It starts every day, replaced the radiator, alternator, ac pump and about 5 batteries, numerous tires and brakes but that's it. This is the best car I ever owned, will only buy Hyundai from now on. My wife has a 2004 Santa FE 4x4, 2.7 V6 with 135,000, just but brakes on it yesterday, also runs great.
I love this car. Cofortable, reliable, low maintenance and I have 185,000 miles on it. Only slight down sides are that it has needed more front end alignments than most of my other vehicles and at one point it went through alot of rear break work. I understand that some of the newer modles have better gas milage but I plan on driving it for as long as possible. Its a great car