Hyundai Sonata Repair and Maintenance

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

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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.

Peeling paint

The problem Im having with my 2007 Sonata is the paint is peeling off like nail polish. And rusting on the hood near the wiper blades. Squiking front end during cold weather.

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.

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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 can I time a 2.4 engine on a Hyundai Sonata? (1 answer)

I want to know how can I time the time chain and the engine.

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.

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Hyundai Sonata Recalls

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Does Not Inflate Properly

The second stage of the dual stage driver's frontal air bag may not deploy properly due to a missing chemical enhancer necessary for the second stage deployment. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.

Power 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.

Brake Lights Stay Illuminated

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.

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Hyundai Sonata Reviews

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...
Comfortable ride, a bit noisy with a/c, lots of electronic sensor and other mechanical issues that I experienced and read about but Hyundai has not been responsive to recall or covering under warranty. Buyer beware unless you know a certified mechanic, a backyard mechanic may be ill equipped to diagnose the various computer technological issues with this vehicle.
Battery keeps dying, I guess I have to replace it and I need a relay switch to the fan for the radiator. I go on line to ROCK AUTO PARTS. COM. I SHOPPED ON LINE AND COMPARED PRICED, ILL NEVER BUY PARTS FROM AUTO ZONE OR O'REILYS AGAIN. VERY REASONABLY LOW PRICED PARTS. I'm on a fixed income so I really have to be fruggle. You should visit this place.

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