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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33,875 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Hyundai Sonata brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 082013

Sonata 6-cyl

  • miles


Brake lights do not illuminate. Recall id #09V122000 dealer offered no help, said it was out of warranty, I would have to absorb cost.

- Boynton Beach, FL, USA

problem #6

Oct 032010


  • 65,000 miles
My vehicle is victim to NHTSA campaign number: 09V122000. I brought it to the dealer and they said fixed it but it still does it and they said they cant do anything for me since they already peformed fix. I also brought in vehicle do to seatbelt defect. Seatbelt on passenger side wont catch unless alot of force is applied which was supposedly fixed as well, which still exists. Do you know what I can do for my next step"?"

- Beaufort, SC, USA

problem #5

Jul 142010


  • 49,958 miles
July 14, 2010: While stopped at a stoplight, I was alerted by another motorist that none of my brake lights were working. After googling the problem, I found that a recall had been issued April 14, 2009, no. 09V122000, regarding the malfunctioning of the stop lamp switch. Having received no notification of the recall, I contacted my dealership and informed them of the problem. The dealership informed me that they had performed the recall repair on July 31, 2009, while my car was in for service. I immediately took my car to the dealership for them to look at the problem. The result was that the "stop lamp switch has circuit open." They replaced the stop lamp switch for the second time in less than one year. This is a serious safety concern, and it seems that the previous recall "fix" is not fixing the issue. Hyundai needs to find out what is causing the malfunction and remedy that, not just replace one defective stop lamp switch with another.

- Paducah, KY, USA

problem #4

May 212010


  • 62,166 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated the vehicle was included in NHTSA recall campaign id number 09V122000 (service brakes, hydraulic: Switches: Brake light) and the dealer made repairs to the vehicle. On a later date, while driving at speeds of 35 mph, the brakes light did not illuminate when depressing the brake pedal. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure and current mileages were 62,166.

- Beaver Falls, PA, USA

problem #3

Nov 042009


  • miles
Recall notice for a 2006 Hyundai Sonata concerning malfunctioning stop lamp. The consumer received a recall notice in the mail. He made an appointment, but when he arrived he was told the recall had already been corrected when he brought the vehicle in for routine maintenance work the previous month.

- Whiting, NJ, USA

problem #2

Aug 202009

(reported on)


  • miles
2006 Hyundai Sonata has issues with the brake lights burning out. The consumer also stated the ABS/ESC light illuminated and the cruise control was not working. The consumer was informed a recall had been issued regarding the problem he was experiencing. Recall # 09V122000.

- Unknown, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 252009


  • 60,000 miles
09V122000-I have taken my car to the dealership and they have refused to fix the car as they have not started their campaign yet. My car has no brake lights and the ABS/ESC light is on in the dash along with the check engine light. I cannot shift out of gear without depressing the shift release button.

- Dumfries, VA, USA

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