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1.9

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,543 miles

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2001 Hyundai Sonata body / paint problems

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2001 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 302013

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 91,624 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I took my 2001 Hyundai Sonata gls in to the dealership for a routine oil change. They called me to the service department to tell me that the cross member on the drivers side was rusted badly and may be cracked. They took pictures and contacted Hyundai to see if there were any recalls for this problem, as they had "never" seen it before. Hyundai has told them I am on my own for repairing it. Ridiculous, there is a recall for cars just across the river in mn for this exact problem. I shudder to think what would have happened had I been on the interstate driving 75 mph and it broke. How about a little responsibility Hyundai?? I have had this car in for all routine maintenance as required, so it is not negligence on our part.

- Fargo, ND, USA

problem #4

Aug 072013

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 170,000 miles
I was driving and within 15 minutes my Hyundai ripped through 2 tires. Luckily I figured something was up and was taking back roads when the second time it happened parts of the rubber from the tires were in the road. I had to have it towed and apparently the cradle sub frame was completely rusted apart causing the alignment and tire issues. I am in the salt belt states so it should be covered under the rust/corrosion recall 089. I understand it has many miles but it was running really well until this and should be covered in the recall.

- Holland, MI, USA

problem #3

Aug 012012

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 82,142 miles
I bought this used 2001 sonota from a local guy who rebuilds cars for resale. I understood that it came with a salvaged title. However, I was assured that the vehicle was safe to operate. Six weeks, 4,000 mi. Later I hit a pot whole on my street and damaged the steering. I took it to a local repair shop and discovered the R-side sub-frame was broken due to corrosion. Who is responsible for allowing a vehicle that has a possible R-side sub-frame recalled, to never get fixed and placed back on the road? fortunately, it broke at a low speed in front of my house.

- Leavenworth, KS, USA

problem #2

Nov 242011

Sonata 4-cyl

  • miles
I inspected under the hood and noticed several large holes rusted through the engine cradle. I have read that there is a recall on this component and noticed that several people have had near fatal accidents because of this issue.

- Nicholasville, KY, USA

problem #1

Aug 312007

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,949 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Hyundai Sonata. While changing the oil in the vehicle, the contact noticed that the sub frame near the engine was corroded. He touched the sub frame and his hand went straight through. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and they stated that he lived in a rust belt and discovered that the control arm was held in place by only one bolt. The vehicle was repaired by taking a sub frame from a salvaged vehicle. The current mileage was 83,959 and failure mileage was 83,949. Updated 12/12/2007 updated 12/12/07

- Spencerville, OH, USA

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