Hyundai Sonata: Complaints & Recalls

First introduced in 1985, the Sonata steadily increased its sales throughout the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s. Today, it’s one of Hyundai’s most popular midsize car options.Though you’ll likely see Hyundai Sonata on the road regularly, not all owners are 100% happy. If you believe your Sonata may have been sold to you with a known defect, reach out to us at 833.4.CARLAW for a free consultation and we will investigate the problem.

Yearly Hyundai Sonata Complaints, Investigations, and Recalls

If you purchased a new Sonata in the last few years, here’s what you should know, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

2015 Hyundai Sonata

The most common complaints revolved around:

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Parking brake indicator may not illuminate. This could lead to drivers moving with the brake still applied.
  • Sunroof panel may detach. If the panel ends up on the road, it could become a hazard to other drivers.
  • Airbag may not inflate properly. This could lead to greater injuries in the event of an accident.
  • ABS warning lamp may not illuminate. If the driver doesn’t know there’s a problem with the brakes, they could wind up in an accident.
  • Front passenger seat belt might not latch. This could lead to an injury if the driver brakes suddenly or there is an accident.
  • Possible loss of steering assist. Without power steering, the vehicle becomes much more difficult to control.
  • Brake calipers may fracture. This could reduce brake effectiveness, which may cause an accident.
  • Left axle shaft may separate. This could prevent the vehicle moving, or it could cause the vehicle to roll away when the occupants are exiting.

2016 Hyundai Sonata

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Parking brake indicator may not illuminate. This could lead to drivers moving with the brake still applied.
  • Sunroof panel may detach. If the panel ends up on the road, it could become a hazard to other drivers.
  • Airbag may not inflate properly. This could lead to greater injuries in the event of an accident.
  • ABS warning lamp may not illuminate. If the driver doesn’t know there’s a problem with the brakes, they could wind up in an accident.
  • Airbag may not prevent neck injury. This could cause greater injury to the driver if there is a crash.

2017 Hyundai Sonata

Reasons for recalls include:

  • This could lead to greater injuries in the event of an accident.

2018 Hyundai Sonata

Information reflects nhtsa.gov data as of 7/29/18.

Seek Legal Assistance for Your Hyundai Sonata

Report your problem within the original warranty period and you will have the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act working in your favor. This federal law was designed to protect consumers from unethical warranty practices. You may also have state lemon laws on your side. Like the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, these laws exist to extend extra protection to you, the consumer.Don’t keep driving your Hyundai Sonata back to the dealership for repairs. Robison Lemon Law Group LLC can help you navigate both the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and state lemon laws to ensure you receive the justice you deserve.