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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,908 miles

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2006 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #23

May 132016


  • 101,564 miles


Vehicle has 101,564 miles. Driver side visor flops down into driver field of vision. Visor will not stay in up position when operating the vehicle. Must be replaced as there is no adjustment which corrects the defective condition. After reading forums this was a common complaint by other owners.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #22

Mar 182016


  • miles
First, oil is leaking on alternator and area around, car needs a valve cover gasket, driver airbag light stays on, passenger sun visor wont stay up, the vehicle has 149000 miles on it. There are to many complaints for these subjects, a recall needs to be issued.

- Petersburg, VA, USA

problem #21

Mar 012016


  • 106,000 miles
Sun visor will not stay in place, visibility obstructed and dangerous.

- Brunswick, ME, USA

problem #20

Dec 172012


  • 60,000 miles


Both sun visors failed dropping down interfering front visibility. One was replaced at dealer under warranty but refused to pay for the other one repair.

- Lake Orion, MI, USA

problem #19

Aug 142015


  • 123,000 miles
The sun visor suddenly dropped and it will no longer stay up. Dangerous impediment to vision while driving. Appears to be a common problem, but Hyundai will not repair it although they could do so at only minor cost.

- Takoma Park, MD, USA

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problem #18

Sep 112012

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
The visor on the drivers side does not stay up. It hangs loosely down all the time. This is a driving hazard because it is always blocking your vision day and night. At night it is especially dangerous because you just can't plain see. I found online that the manufacturer knows about this issue and has corrected on later models but there a number of vehicles out there that used this defective part. I wrote Hyundai and there response was "your 2006 Sonata is no longer covered under the limited warranty based on the date of first use (dfu). With that in mind, we are unable to provide assistance with the cost of the parts needed for your Sonata. We apologize for the disappointment this may cause you. Please use the following link to navigate onto the NHTSA website if you wish to pursue to file a complaint." This is not right. If they know is defective then they should fix it. They know they built a part that is defective and hinders the safety of driving a vehicle and do not offer to fix it??

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #17

Mar 122012

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 110,000 miles


Both sun visors have collapsed and refuse to stay in the upright position. They fall down in front of my eyes at various times causing visibility issues. This is not safe!

- Sheboygan, WI, USA

problem #16

May 302014

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 38,900 miles
I've replace the sun visor on the driver's side about 2 years ago because of a "drooping" sun visor that would affect the drivers visibility. Since then both the driver and the passenger side visors "droop" whenever we try to use them. The visors are essentially useless and a detriment to our visibility and safe driving.

- Paducah, KY, USA

problem #15

Mar 012008


  • 50,000 miles
Visor arm joint cracked, causing visor to loosen and affect visibility.

- Maspeth, NY, USA

problem #14

Jan 182014


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving 40 mph, he heard a loud explosion and noticed that the sun roof had exploded. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection where they stated that they could not determine the cause of failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 80,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #13

Aug 152013

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles


The visor on my car has been broken for about two years now. At first it was just annoying while driving but I feel it is a safety concern now. The visor stays up by kevlar but I need to redo it since the plastic threads are no longer holding it together. I shouldn't have to hold the visor with my left hand because the manufacturer designed the visor badly. On a sunny day the visor won't stay in the position placed but stays in a vertical position, blocking my sight. Also, the cup holder design is horrible. The aftermarket cup holders won't even fit inside. Only large diameter cups can be held securely. Standard cups are not held secure. I need to be conscious of where the cup is when driving. A cup holder should actually hold the cup in place and not cause concern to the driver.

- Burbank, CA, USA

problem #12

Jun 062012


  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated while driving approximately 30 mph, the driver's side sun visor released independently which distorted the vision. The velcro strips were used to secure the sun visor in an upward position. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Portersville, PA, USA

problem #11

May 012013

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 81,000 miles
While driving the drivers side sunvisor came loose and now hangs down obstructing the driver's view. The sun visor no longer will stay up, it always hangs down.

- Vincennes, IN, USA

problem #10

Jun 012012


  • 97,000 miles
While driving my 2006 Hyundai Sonata at around 45 miles per hour, the driver's side sun visor fell directly into my line of vision. The mechanism that holds the visor up against the roof of the car is damaged, and the visor now flops up and down freely. Now the passenger side visor no longer works (114,000 miles) and both are a little over $100 to replace, and both of which present serious safety hazards. Imagine driving down the freeway and having a sun visor fall down and keep you from being able to see stopping cars. This needs to be fixed.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #9

Jan 082010


  • 50,000 miles
Sun visor on drivers side wouldn't stay up. Was replaced under warranty, but a year or so later again wouldn't stay up. And the passenger side visor also won't stay up.

- Centerburg, OH, USA

problem #8

Apr 032013


  • 63,000 miles
Passenger seat belt light is on dashboard. It doesn't matter if there is someone in the seat or not. Sun visor on driver doesn't stay up. Had it replaced due to not being able to stay up. Now the passenger side visor is doing the same thing. Visor shouldn't be having issues. As for seatblet light. Hopefully a recall will take care of this.

- Glendora, CA, USA

problem #7

Jan 102013

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
Driver sunvisor falls into your vision unexpectedly.

- El Dorado, KS, USA

problem #6

Dec 282012


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving 25 mph, the front driver's side sun visor became partially detached from the housing unit and blocked the contact's view of the roadway. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the visor should be replaced. The manufacturer was notified and also informed the contact that the visor would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 80,000.

- Ewing, NJ, USA

problem #5

Mar 122010


  • 45,321 miles
Sunvisor falls into my line of vision.

- Wheelwright, KY, USA

problem #4

Jan 162013

Sonata 4-cyl

  • miles
Sun visor will not stay up in upright position. Continues to fall posing an obstructed visibility problem when driving and diverts attention from safe driving.

- Nanuet, NY, USA

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