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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,487 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Hyundai Sonata brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 142004

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,460 miles


While traveling at 30/35 mph approaching and intersection where the light was red I applied the brakes I did not stop and went into the intersection and struck a ongoing vehicle. Airbag deployed, no injuries in other car, I was injured, car is totaled. Why won't the car stop? help, I got a ticket, the car failed me I didn't fail.

- Portsmouth, VA, USA

problem #2

May 012001


  • miles
Consumer says that he and his wife started having problems with the brakes. The brakes were squealing very loud. Consumer says there was somewhat a knocking or something loose within. Also the consumer had vehicle repaired but two days later the noise returned.

- Conyers, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 012001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving at any speed during normal operation vehicle fails to start, problem is intermittent. Dealer has examined vehicle numerous times, and failed to remedy problem. Engine light illuminated and then vehicle began havinb problems with no power, stalling, and making noises, dealer replaced the purge control valve, however problem till continues. Brakes feel low to the floor. Center ac vents and right passenger vent broke, dealer replaced. Dealer adjusted drive belts due to being noisy.

- Tamarack, FL, USA

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