2006 Hyundai Sonata Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Hyundai Sonata

2006 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 you experience excessive engine noise on startup (after the engine has been turned off for several hours) that lasts for more than five or six seconds, turn off the engine and check that the engine oil level is correct. If the oil level is correct, the noise may be caused by the timing chain tensioner. Hyundai has an improved tensioner to correct this problem.

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

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2006 Hyundai Sonata Questions

My transmission is currently stuck in 3rd gear and my check engine light is one. An auto parts store read the code and said I need a Shift Solenoid D. I need to know if this is something I can fix myself. Thanks

It's been going on for a while, and has gotten louder as time goes on.

probably 1st time it was ever changed..wife never noticed vibration before i changed Cabin A/F...now she won't turn on heater for fear of something horrible being wrong...help?

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2006 Hyundai Sonata Recalls

The rear suspension is the attaching point for the control arms and other rear suspension components. Road salt and water can accumulate in and around the rear crossmember causing it to rust. Excessive rust could cause one or both rear control arms to separate from the crossmember resulting in a sudden change in vehicle handling, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the rear crossmember and repair or replace it as necessary to correct this concern.

The stop lamp switch may fail, affecting many vehicle systems including the brake lights, transmission shift interlock, electronic stability control, and the cruise control. Failure of any of these systems could increase risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the stop lamp switch to correct these issues. This recall is to begin on June 29, 2009. The Hyundai recall number is 092.

The front passenger seat sensor, to detect a child seat or adult in the seat, may recognize a small adult as a child seat. If this happens and the front passenger air bag is deactivated, the risk of injury in a crash may be increased. Dealers will verify the Occupant Classification System (OCS) is not working properly. After verification, dealers will remove the front passenger seat cushion and send it to a repair facility. The recall began May 26, 2008. The Hyundai recall number is 083.

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2006 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

I purchased new in 2007. I just passed the 32,000 mile mark and took the car to the dealer for 30,000 tune up. They tried to sell me rear brakes for 100.00 over quote outside. When took to reputable mechanic, he said I also needed an alignment both rear and front AND my rear tires needed replaced as they were worn out from not having proper alignment. Why wouldn't my friendly local dealer wh...

This car was a pleasure to purchase. Everything with it is a satisfaction to have. All works well with no problems at all. It has many things that could cost a fortune on other makers autos including the Electronic Stability Control that comes with it. I recommend this auto to anyone that enjoys pleasure on freeways.The V6 has plenty of zip and the LX model has an automatic temperature setting...

Best car on the road today, 3.3L V6 is very quick, good milage, rides smooth, lots of power. We purchased new in 2006 and have 47,000 miles on it so far. We had to replace recently fuel pump, A/C compressor, no expense to us, work coverd under warranty. Dealer advised to buy better grade of fuel. No explanation offered for A/C Compressor failure.

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