2013 Hyundai Sonata Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2013 Hyundai Sonata

2013 Hyundai Sonata Problems

Confirm Latest Software For Transmission Control Module and Correct Fuild For Proper Shift Quailty

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.

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.

Improved Timing Chain Tensioners Available to Correct Noise on Startup

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.

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2013 Hyundai Sonata Questions

Why are my headlights arranged incorrectly and how or should I have it repaired (3 answers)

I have a 2013 Sonata GLS. I was inspecting my headlights and I've found that though the wiring appears correct from all videos I've seen, the high beam, which is supposed to be in the INSIDE on both sides is lighting up on the OUTSIDE of both sides. What the heck is going on? Better yet, ...

Whenever i get on the freeway and get to 80mph the steering starts shacking; Whats's the cause of that?? (2 answers)

I have the SE Model Sonata. steering becomes very heavy at highway speeds. (1 answer)

city driving steering is great, but get upto highway speed and the assist shuts down causing a dead spot which takes considerable effort to turn the wheel. assist does eventually engage, but always it is after the S-Wheel is pulled more than is needed to hold a straight line..car always zigzags d...

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2013 Hyundai Sonata Recalls

Shift Indicator Concern

These vehicles are being recalled because the transmission shift cable may come loose from the shift lever pin. If this were to occur, the gear selected may not match the indicated gear and the vehicle could move in an unexpected direction. Also, if the parking brake is not set when the vehicle is parked, the vehicle could roll unexpectedly even if the indicated gear is "park". Dealers will inspect and repair the connection between the shift cable and the shift lever to correct this concern.

The Side Curtain Air Bags May Deploy Unexpectedly

Hyundai is recalling certain 2012-2013 Sonata passenger cars, the side curtain airbags may inflate unexpectedly - Without a deployment command from the control module. Unexpected deployment would increase the risk of injury to vehicle occupants. It would also be a significant driver distraction and would limit the driver's visibility, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the side curtain air bags to correct this concern. The Hyundai recall number is 106.

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