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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2000 Hyundai Sonata electrical problems

electrical problem

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2000 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 012003

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles


The contact owns a 2000 Hyundai Sonata. The contact has been experiencing failure with the sensor plug on her vehicle. She has had to pay $200 each time the vehicle has been repaired. She stated that she is also experiencing failure with the powertrain automatic transmission, which caused her vehicle to stall. She has had to replace her engine and the battery approximately two to three times. The powertrain was unknown. The current mileage is 118,000 and failure mileage was 67,000. The consumer stated replaced the engine 1 time and the battery twice. The dealer stated radio jumping channels. Updated 09/05/07

- Hephzibah, GA, USA

problem #2

Feb 062006

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Car had a recall for the oxygen sensors and was taken care of. However, it has been in the shop 3 other times to have the oxygen sensors replaced and I just had another go out past the warranty period. I have also had the car 'slam' into a lower gear while on the expressway and the check engine light came on. When I take it they say it is a transmission sensor and replace it. This has done it five times!! it is very scary when it does this. The car is on it's fourth battery and it has 80,000 on the odometer. I have had numerous other problems too. Now it just will not start, it is going to an independent shop this time. This car has been one big headache!!!

- Florence, KY, USA

problem #1

Apr 232001


  • miles
Consumer states engine slow to start, turns over very slowly. Dealer replaced battery.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

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