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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2005 Hyundai Sonata

2005 Hyundai Sonata

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2005 Hyundai Sonata Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

Problems with the accelerator pedal position switch may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate; an improved switch is available to fix this problem.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

    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.

Engine -- Verified

The timing belt can fail prematurely; if it fails while driving, it can cause catastrophic damage to the engine. Be sure that the timing belt is inspected and replaced according to the manufacturer's recommended schedule.

Drive Train -- Verified

Prior to replacing the automatic transmission fluid (to improve shift quality), make sure that the transmission fluid level is correct. Also, make sure the computer that controls the transmission has the most up-to-date adaptive programming information. When servicing these transmissions be sure to use fluid approved by Hyundai.

2005 Hyundai Sonata Questions and Answers

mom6, 2005 Hyundai Sonata, Lakeland, FL

My daughter is several hours away with a car that is apparently "dead"( no previous problems of any kind). There is not a single sound when she turns the ignition (nothing was left on pr...

repair and maintenance, 2005 Hyundai Sonata, 2.7L V6, Laguna Woods, CA

sometimes I get a noise when releasing the brakes that sounds like old leaf springs that are rusted and need lots of grease!.Is that caliper or spring noise. mainly comes from the rear,it seems!

renez24, 2005 Hyundai Sonata, 2.7L V6, Rock Hill, SC

When you turn the air or heat on there is a smell like dirty socks coming from the vents. What could be wrong?

roger9, 2005 Hyundai Sonata, 2.7L V6, El Cajon, CA

I understand that the Genesis will not have a timing belt but a timing chain instead. I spent several hundred dollars replacing a timing belt as part of the 60000 mile maintenance schedule as sugge...

roger9, 2005 Hyundai Sonata, 2.7L V6, El Cajon, CA

Looks like it's all the more reason to keep up timely oil changes.(No pun intended.)
Thanks for the answers fellas.

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2005 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

i love this car.. it has taken me places i have never been before...i hit 200,000 miles with only two bad batteries... the auto store replaced both of them cause they are under warranty...then i had a bad o2 sensor.. easy fix... but now my timing belt has broken. so we have driven the value out of it.. but its always got that special place in our life...at one point it was the only thing we could depend on.. so as for other hyundai owners i am a happy one...

I own a 2005 6cyl Sonata. Purchased it with 15k miles. Have taken outstanding care of it thru out the years. Has been a wonderful car; however, it lately has been making a ticking/tapping noise on a cold start, and goes away once it's warm. My mechanic diagnosed it by ear only...says it's engine bearings and will probably need a new engine soon :(((( I need an expert to tell me otherwise. Does this really make sense what he's telling me? Btw, it currently has 95k miles. Thanks.

I own a 2005 4 cyl Sonota. I purchased the car at 110k from my dad. We work in the insurance industry. This car gets driven 25-30k/year. At 120,000 replaced both CVs, one on the side of the road, and both ignition coils. At 130k replaced first brakes and rotors lasted to 165k when brake lines/calipers replace. At this time downstream cat-engine light and at same time upsteam was replaced as well. (find a good muffler shop for aftermkt) dealer replacement is $1100@.
All in all this is a great car. Too bad they wont be 14k new anymore. I get 19-21 city and 34 hwy.

I LOVE MY SONATA! I drove my 2005 Sonata off the lot with 6 miles on it. Today with very few major repairs and 356,000 miles, I am still loving it! Yes, you heard it right, 356,000 miles! I only know of one other Sonata in my area with 376,000 miles (2006). Hot Dog! I just can"tComplain!

I have had my 2005 for almost 3yrs and I love it. Very comfy and excellent on long trips. I have recommended this car to several people. Just get one you will love.

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