2013 Hyundai Sonata Repair and Maintenance

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

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2013 Hyundai Sonata Problems

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.

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.

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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2013 Hyundai Sonata Questions

Having problems with my front brakes and wondering what it is? (1 answer)

Bought new brakes 2 days ago and put them in followed all proper procedures but later in the same day i bought and put them in my car started doing this jerk pulls and when i checked my brakes they are uneven (wear) and not fully in place and i tried everything but nothing. Also the caliper is to...

How do I know if it's the flywheel (1 answer)

I was initially the starter. Now he saying it's something else. Maybe the flywheel. Car won't crank. Would crank after several tries but now nothing.

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, ...

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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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