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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

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2002 Hyundai Sonata brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #3

May 232005

Sonata 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Caller got into car, pulled it out of garage and got out of it. When she got back into vehicle and put it in gear it made a screaming noise and accelerated. She hit the brakes, but they did not work. She tried to stop the car by going up a hill instead vehicle hit a house three doors away. Upon impact, air bags did not deploy. Insurance claimed that dealer said there nothing was wrong with car. Manufacturer has not been contacted yet.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #2

Nov 292002

(reported on)


  • miles
Intermittly while applying brakes at a stop position car continued to roll. Dealer informed that air had to be removed frome brake line. Provide futher information.

- Newport News, VA, USA

problem #1

Feb 122002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes squeal very loud every time brakes are applied. Vehicle has been taken to dealer 3 times, dealer cannot remedy the problem.

- Marion, IL, USA

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