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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,500 miles

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2002 Hyundai Sonata fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #4

Oct 212014

Sonata

  • miles

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

Server subframe rust right side about to break and not taking gas in fuel tank

- Johnson, TN, USA

problem #3

Apr 222015

Sonata

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Sonata. While attempting to refuel the vehicle, the fuel tank failed to accept the fuel. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer nor an independent mechanic. No repairs were made to the vehicle. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #2

May 032013

Sonata 6-cyl

  • miles
Throttle body got stuck wide open there us a pic of this in gettysburg times I got video of the car going wild my car drove into a support line and there was nothing I could do. Hamilton Hyundai - chambersburg, pa had a few mechanics come and they told me to clean the throttle cause it was sticking I have not done so and will not until they admit there an issue I could have been killed.

- Chambersbugr , PA, USA

problem #1

May 262012

Sonata

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while refueling, fuel spilled out from the filler neck. The contact also stated that the vehicle would only accept a small quantity of fuel before the fuel spilled. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that there was a failure within the fuel tank. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure occurred intermittently and had occurred more frequently in recent months. The dealer informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 04V178000 (fuel system, gasoline:storage:tank assembly). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Greenville, SC, USA

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