2002 Hyundai Sonata Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Hyundai Sonata
- Rough Idle Due to Faulty EGR Switching Valve
- Check Engine Light Due to Faulty Accelerator Pedal Position Switch
- Transmission Won't Shift/CEL Due to Failed Speed Sensors in Transmission
- NHTSA Concerned About Rust Forming at Front Suspension Mounting Points/Frame/Sub-frame
- Crankshaft Sensor May be Damaged by Broken Timing Belt
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.
Problems with the accelerator pedal position switch may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate; an improved switch is available to fix this problem.
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.
2002 Hyundai Sonata Questions
I have a 2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L automatic transmission. When driving my car it does not like to change gears until it has reached right around 4K-5K RPM's. It has also hesitated from take off and is slow to pick up speed. The CEL was on but as since gone off. I do not remember the exact cod...
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 bought my 2002 Hyundai Sonata 2.7L V6 brand new in Dec. 2001. Just replaced the timing belt on it for the first time today with 212,000 miles. When checked 80k miles ago was told it looked good and they wouldn't mess with it. Have never had a major issue with this car. The alternator had to be replaced at 195,000 miles (original to the car), and power steering line at over 190,000 miles. ...