2009 Hyundai Sonata Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Hyundai Sonata

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2009 Hyundai Sonata Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Faulty Accelerator Pedal Position Switch

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

Noise on Startup Due to Failing Timing Chain Tensioner

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.

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.

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2009 Hyundai Sonata Questions

Why does car clunk when decelerating from 4th to 3rd gear around 35 kph? (2 answers)

I just had the transmission fluid replaced and there is no diagnostic code registering. But there is a definite clunk on decelerating.

2009 Hyundai Sonata gls has a flashing check engine light & shakes (2 answers)

My 2009 Hyundai Sonata has a flashing check engine light, mildly shakes when in park and when I accelerate it starts to shake a little bit more.

Discharging Refrigerant from Overcharged A/C System (2 answers)

So my "expert" roommate decided he'd add almost a whole can of r134a to my 2009 Sonata and I believe it's overfilled. How do you discharge and get the pressure back down around the correct amount?

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2009 Hyundai Sonata Recalls

Rust Concern with Rear Suspension

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.

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2009 Hyundai Sonata Reviews

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I bought my 2009 Hyundai Sonata in 2010. It was a great car and never had any issues with it. Have driven it cross country round trip 3 times. Until I had to have the timing chain replaced and took it to a 'certified' shop near me who failed to clean out the oil pan when they replace the chain and gears. The metal pieces from those old gears got into the oil pump and caused it to fail which...
Bought a used Hyundai sonata (pearl white) at 53,000 miles from a local owner. When I first took it to a car wash, I found that the hose chipped off a section of the paint on the roof. More chipping happened on the roof and hood recently after driving in a huge thunderstorm. My insurance company refused to cover that as they stated it was manufacturer defective paint job. Now I have to pay out ...
I purchased a 2009 Sonata GLS new in 2009. It now has over 90,000 miles on it and it is unquestionably the most reliable car I have ever owned. Handles nicely, economical to drive, fantastic warranty,dealer service departments very customer friendly and besides nornmal servicing has required nothing. Since I purchased my Hyundai my son has purchased an Elantra and my mother-in-law and my fat...

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