2003 Hyundai Sonata Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Hyundai Sonata

2003 Hyundai Sonata Problems

Parking lights don't turn off

    Parking lights not turning off intermittently or all the time. The common problem is with the cabin fuse box.  Complete replacement of the assembly is necessary to fix the problem.

Rough Idle Due to Faulty EGR Switching Valve

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.

NHTSA Concerned About Rust Forming at Front Suspension Mounting Points/Frame/Sub-frame

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»

See More Problems (6)

2003 Hyundai Sonata Questions

will not start or try to crank over, all electrical works, battery is good (1 answer)

I have checked the fuses, I don't know what this could be. I drove it 9 hours earlier and it was fine. There has never been any kind of problem with it. The only thing I've noticed is the negative post cover is very loose. But do you have any other ideas?

DO TRANSMISSIONS HAVE BELTS? (2 answers)

MY BOYFRIEND TOLD ME TRANSMISSIONS NO LONGER HAVE BELTS. WHEN I AM DRIVING THE TRANSMISSION SOUNDS LIKE IT IS SLIPPING SOME BEFORE THE GEARS CATCH. i BELIEVE ITS THE BELTS THAT HAVE WORN . AM I RIGHT OR IS IT SOMETHING ELSE. ALSO THE RPMS DON'T GO OVER 2500. I WAS TOLD I'M OK THERE.

I pulled out a jumper wire leading from trunk fuse to shunt. (1 answer)

I pulled the jumper wire from the shunt that is still in the Trunk Fuse, why would this jumper wire be there ands exactly what is the shunt for?

See More Questions (114)

2003 Hyundai Sonata Recalls

Recall 09V317000
HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 82 MODEL YEAR 2002-2003 SONATA VEHICLES. REPEATED USE OF THE INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE MAY CAUSE WEAR OF THE CHROME PLATING. IF THE TOP EDGE OF THE HANDLE HAS VERY THIN CHROME PLATING THAT PORTION OF THE PLATING MAY WEAR AWAY MORE EASILY THAN MORE THICKLY PLATED AREAS AS THE DOOR...
Recall 09V124000
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...
Recall 09V171000
HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 91,350 MY 2002-2003 HYUNDAI SONATA VEHICLES. REPEATED USE OF THE INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE MAY CAUSE WEAR OF THE CHROME PLATE. IF THE TOP EDGE OF THE HANDLE HAS VERY THIN CHROME PLATING, THAT PORTION OF THE PLATING MAY WEAR AWAY MORE EASILY THAN MORE THICKLY PLATED AREAS AS THE ...

See More Recalls (6)

2003 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

Battery keeps dying, I guess I have to replace it and I need a relay switch to the fan for the radiator. I go on line to ROCK AUTO PARTS. COM. I SHOPPED ON LINE AND COMPARED PRICED, ILL NEVER BUY PARTS FROM AUTO ZONE OR O'REILYS AGAIN. VERY REASONABLY LOW PRICED PARTS. I'm on a fixed income so I really have to be fruggle. You should visit this place.
Our 2003 V6 has been in the auto repair shop for three weeks now they repair man says he has one fuel line and that the other is on back order, we even called the mfg, he was nice but still no results,tired of waiting. help
I bought my 2003 Hyundai Sonata new, and now at 102,000 miles, it still runs like a top. I haven't had any major repairs on it. The only issues are that about 4" of paint have chipped off on the hood, and the interior chrome is chipping as well. Mechanically, it is the most reliable car I've ever owned.

See More Reviews (6)