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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
136,250 miles

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2005 Hyundai Sonata suspension problems

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2005 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 262016


  • 115,000 miles


Failed inspection in part due to front subframe rust through. Called Hyundai and spoke to a claims rep. By the name of mike ext.631677. Mike told me there were recalls on Sonatas up to 2004 for this problem, but not 2005. The 2005 model is the same model as 2004. The model year didn't change till 2006 so why was 2005 excluded from the recall" my car has 115K miles on it and the underbody is always washed during winter seasons. Mike told me it wasn't under warranty, and that Hyundai would not be able to do anything for me, to contact my dealership, maybe they would do something. I have a 1969 camaro and the subframe is fine. How is it the a car 10 years old has a bad frame" hope you will be able to help us.

- Dover, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 052015


  • 145,000 miles
I notice that there is a recall on Hyundai Sonata's from 2006 -2010 in regards to rust concerns with rear suspension. This was just detected by my mechanic that the attaching point for the control arm has rusted and became separated from the crossmember. The result and my immediate concern was the sudden change in vehicle handling, a loud noise coming from the rear tire when I hit a small bump. I was wondering why the 2005 Sonata isn't covered in this recall?

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 212015


  • 150,000 miles
According to mechanic the upper control arm rear passenger side is rusted and detached.

- Saint Paul, MN, USA

problem #1

Jul 102013

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the front driver's side wheel partially separated from the suspension system. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where it was advised that the sub frame was rusted and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 135,000.

- St Louis , MO, USA

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