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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,306 miles

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2002 Hyundai Sonata wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2002 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 212006


  • 61,000 miles


Valve stems have been pulled from tire by shifting hub caps. This has happened after tires were recently replaced. Once while the car was stopped and once while backing out of a driveway.

- Holbrook, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 012004

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
I replaced my tires with the correct type called for my car, 205/65R15 H94 bf goodrich traction T/a and now I keep getting flat tires from the factory installed hud caps shifting on my weehls and pressing on the valve stem. So far the car was not moving when this happened, but I am affraid of what will happen when I am at highway speed and it happenes. The dealer says that it is a problem with the tires, but how so if they are the correct tires for my car. The dealer will jnot do anything about this problem at all!

- Sinking Spring, PA, USA

problem #2

Sep 192004

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,200 miles
Bf goodrich tires (20565H15) on a 2002 Hyundai Sonata. After less than 50 miles front left tire went flag due to a severed valve stem. Stem was severed by hub cap movement. Remounted tire, and tire leaked while driving on highway. Removed all hub caps for now. Hyundai blaming tire manufacturer, but size is recommended size as stated on auto specifications. This is a potentially dangerous situation for anyone who changes tire brands on this model. Tire dealers shoul dbe made aware of this problem before someone is needlessly injured.

- Hazlet, NJ, USA

problem #1

May 052004


  • 25 miles
Goodrich control plus tires caused problems with 2002 Hyundai Sonata. This problem has been present since the first day of ownership. With 25 miles on the tires, a flat tire was present. The tire dealer informed the consumer that the valve stem had been cut and needed to be replaced. Two days later another flat tire was present. The left front tire each time. It was recommended to change from a "T" series rated to tire to an "H" rated tire. Soon after placing the "H" rated tire, and using a shorter valve stem, the hub caps continued to rotate on the rim, caused by the tire flexing against the hub cap.

- Parrish, FL, USA

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