2011 Hyundai Sonata Repair and Maintenance
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2011 Hyundai Sonata ProblemsCheck 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.
Non-Hybrid Hyundai Sonata equipped with navigation units may suddenly stop playing audio from all speakers. This includes sound from CD players, radio, navigation, satellite radio, and telephone calls. All other features may still function properly.
This fault requires no part replacement, and is a software glitch that can be rectified by a 'hard reset'.
To perform the hard reset, simply disconnect the vehicles negative battery terminal, wait 15 minutes, and reconnect the negative battery terminal.
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.
2011 Hyundai Sonata QuestionsMy 2011 Sonata GLS trunk won't open even with the key or button. How do I get into my trunk? (2 answers)
Does the 3 owners effect on resale. As i am a student i am taking it for 9900$. What wlse i need to check.
Idling high need tap accelerator to lower idle, would not start with jump.
2011 Hyundai Sonata RecallsPower Steering Assist Fails
The electronic power steering circuit board may be damaged and result in a loss of power steering assist. Dealers will replace the control unit for the electronic power steering free of charge to resolve the concern.
The brake pedal stopper pad can deteriorate, resulting in the stop lamp switch plunger to remain extended when the brake pedal is released. This will cause the brake lights to stay illuminated, and will allow the automatic transmission shift lever to be moved out of park without depressing the brake pedal. Dealers will replace the brake pedal stopper pad with an improved part free of charge to resolve the concern.
The front coil springs may fracture from corrosion that occurs due to exposure to road salt. Dealers will replace the front coil springs free of charge to resolve the concern.