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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,606 miles

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2001 Hyundai Sonata wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2001 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

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

Sep 282007

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,426 miles
2000 Hyundai Sonata with a defective sub frame. Consumer would like to be reimbursed for expenses on the repair of the sub-frame. He also believes that Hyundai needs to put out a recall on them and get them fixed due to concerns with the sub-frame. The consumer stated as he was driving, the lower control arm of the front passenger wheel disconnected from the vehicle which caused him to slide to an immediate halt. The cause of the failure was due to a poorly designed frame which rusted and rotted so badly that the control arm had fallen off the frame, the axle ripped from the transmission and the wheel had slammed into the wheel housing and quarter panel. The insurance company declared the vehicle a total loss due to the extent of the damage prior to the frame damage, the consumer experienced a flat tire which was due to excessive wear on the inside of tire.

- Saratoga Springs, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 192003


  • Manual transmission
  • 54,000 miles
I bought my 2001 Hyundai Sonata less than 2 years ago. Since that time I have had to replace both window motors, front and rear brakes, timing belt and all tires. I would have thought that a brand new car would be trouble-free (that's why I chose Hyundai, because of the great warranty) however, it appears that is not the case. My car recently broke down on my way home from work, had to be towed and was in for repair for a week (timing belt), which was a huge inconvenience and expense for me. I am now looking for a suitable trade-in for my Hyundai and would not recommend one to friends and family members.

- California City, CA, USA

problem #1

Sep 162002

(reported on)


  • miles
The consumer states that the front, right ring had been replaced and he had to purchase a new tire. And also states that the location of the ding on the tire has made him perplexed as to how the dent came about.

- Conyers, GA, USA

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