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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,882 miles

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2005 Hyundai Sonata transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 282010


  • 59,755 miles


Check engine light come on when it rains 2005 Sonata and transmission won't shift till the light goes out.

- Farmingdale, ME, USA

problem #1

Dec 092004

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10 miles
Bought 2005 hyuandi on 12/8/04. Experienced vibration on 12/9/05 took car back to dealership in cleveland Tennessee, they said nothing was wrong, but they thought that the bolts that hold the motor in car needed to be tightened. Took car back 3 days later for the same problem vibration, they said that the bolts needed to be tightened again. Took the car back on three other occasions and they continued to tighten the bolts that hold the engine in the car. Finally a representative was called in to look at the car he had me to drive the car and told me that it was normal for the car to have a vibration when sitting still and that nothing was wrong with the car. Also, he said that the bolts needed to be tightened that hold the engine in.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

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