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2002 Hyundai Sonata miscellaneous problems

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2002 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 082007


  • miles


My 2002 Hyundai Sonata the finish is peeling off the door handles and people have been cut as it peels it is very sharp.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #3

Jul 222007

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The door handles are peeling (silver coating) and it has caused severe cuts to anyone getting out of the car, both on the passenger and drivers front side.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 242006

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1) engine light seems to come on at least once a month 2) fan knob for heating/air conditioner does not work on 1 or 2, it will only work on 3 or 4. this is a new problem.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #1

Jan 042006


  • miles
The paint is peeling off of all 4 door handle assemblies of my 39 month old Hyundai Sonata. Hyundai refuses to cover the obvious failure.

- Redondo Beach, CA, USA

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