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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,550 miles

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2006 Hyundai Sonata exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2006 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 132006

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,100 miles


: the contact stated while at any speed on bumpy road conditions, the exhaust pipe sounded like it was coming into contact with the body of the vehicle. The dealership determined the vehicle was secure and nothing seemed to be hitting the body of the vehicle. The dealership also informed the contact three other vehicles were test driven and the same sound was present. An employee who worked at the manufacturer's factory informed the contact the fuel tank was hitting the body of the vehicle. Updated 10/11/06.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

May 012006

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles
: the contact stated there is a subtle odor in the vehicle that makes the occupants ill. The vehicle was seen by the dealer, but the dealer was unable to duplicate the problem. Although the dealer did not detect an odor, the dealer suggested using an air freshener.

- Spokane, WA, USA

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