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Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,789 miles

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2006 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments (Page 2 of 8)

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problem #130

Jul 012011

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 64,000 miles


Hinge on driver side visor of 2006 Hyundai Sonata gls has broke and visor no longer stays up. Went to pull visor down to block sun and it snapped and now the visor just hangs there. I have to flip the visor backwards into the bracket to keep it out of view. Have contact dealership and was told that I am 4 months out of my warranty and that they will not be able to fix it without me paying for the repairs. After viewing multiple forums, this seems to be a common occurrence in this make of vehicle. I am really surprised that there hasn't been a recall placed for these. They pose such a hazard in blocking ones view from oncoming traffic, stop lights, pedestrians, etc. Considering all the issues that Hyundai used to have with their vehicles, you would think that this would have already been something that they would have corrected and placed a recall for.

- Vacaville, CA, USA

problem #129

Jun 262011


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the sun visor broke and would not stay up. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. The VIN was not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 90,000.

- North Billerica, MA, USA

problem #128

Jun 042011

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
2006 Hyundai Sonata sun visor on passenger side broke after 60,000 miles and approximately 5 years making it just out of warranty. Passenger side sun visor now hangs loosely and does not retain its position out of the way of driver's vision. Very difficult to see properly with the broken sun visor. This is definitely a safety hazard. In a quick internet search, this is a _very_ common complaint for the Hyundai 2006 - 2008 Sonatas. This condition causes reduced vision to on coming traffic and pedestrians. If Hyundai reads the forums, they already know this is a product design defect. If they track the service incident rate of replaced sun visors on this model, they would also know this is a defective design. This is a known safety hazard and should be recalled.

- Berrien Springs, MI, USA

problem #127

Jun 172011

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 38,000 miles


Piece of plastic on sunvisor support cracked, and now it won't stay up, impairing vision. I almost ran through a red light the other day because it blocks the view of traffic lights. I have read all the other complaints on this website and others, but you are doing nothing about it. Is there any other Agency that will look into this and do something about it?

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #126

Jun 022011

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
The driver side sun visor will not stay up and falls straight down blocking my view while I drive.

- Montrose, NY, USA

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problem #125

Jun 042011

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 25,000 miles
Driver side sun visor will not stay in the up position on 2006 Hyundai Sonata, when the car was taken to the dealership they said they would not cover it under NHTSA campaign number 06V-234 and we would have to pay $200 to have it fixed.

- West Des Moines, IA, USA

problem #124

May 032011


  • 81,000 miles


Driver's side sun visor suddenly fell down during operation of the 2006 Hyundai Sonata gls, causing driver's vision to be impaired.

- New Windsor, NY, USA

problem #123

Jun 012009


  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated the front passenger side sun visor intermittently flipped downward while driving at any speed. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the failure was a known issue. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 45,000 and the current mileage was 73,000.

- Centereach, NY, USA

problem #122

Dec 012010

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
Right front sun visor will not stay up. Falls down and passenger can not see.

- Plantation, FL, USA

problem #121

Apr 232009


  • 88,900 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the driver and passenger side sun visors would continuously fall from the upright position, blocking the driver and passengers visibility of the roadway. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised there was nothing they could do to assist. The manufacturer was also contacted who provided no assistance. There were no repairs to the vehicle. The failure mileage was 88,900.

- Coon Rapids, MN, USA

problem #120

Dec 032010

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles


Both sunvisors will not stay up and will fall. This causes line of sight blockage and a safety hazard.

- Sioux Falls, SD, USA

problem #119

Dec 012010


  • 53,000 miles
The driver's side visor on my 2006 Hyundai Sonata gls won't stay up anymore. It flops down and impairs my ability to see while I'm driving. I've done some research on the forums and found that Hyundai Sonatas seem to be having this problem.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

problem #118

Apr 032011

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 65 mph, the driver side sun visor fell open and would not remain shut. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for the failure where the dealer advised that the sun visor would need to be replaced. The part needed for repairs was not readily available and the dealer advised that the repair costs would be approximately $100, including labor. The contact declined and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 72,000 and the current mileage was 72,466. Updated 05/05/11 updated 05/16/11

- Warwick, RI, USA

problem #117

Apr 022011


  • miles
2006, 2007, 2008, Hyundai Sonatas. Sunvisor fails to remain in position or plastic arm cover breaks causing the sunvisor to not stay in the upward position. This is a safety issue. While on a trip the sunvisor failed to remain upright impairing road vision. There have been three tsb bulletins regarding the Sonata sunvisors. The problem persists and the internet is loaded with customer complaintsregarding recent failures of the sunvisor to remain in position.

- Oswego, KS, USA

problem #116

Mar 292011


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata with a webasto hollandia sunroof, model number 6230137. The contact spoke with the manufacturer in December and was informed that they would be contacted within thirty days to have the sunroof on the vehicle repaired according to recall 10E038000 (visibility: Sunroof assembly. The contact never received a call back. The VIN was unavailable.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #115

Jun 092009


  • miles
Broken visor. Will no longer stay in up right position causing restricted vision for the driver. Safety hazard.

- Naperville, IL, USA

problem #114

Jun 152008

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
1. events leading up to the failure: Common use of rotating the sun visor up and down to block the sun. 2. the failure: The visor fails to stay in place and hangs down "free-swinging" obstructing between 25% and 45% of the drivers view depending on height of the driver. In my case- the visor hanging down distracts 40% of my view through my windshield and I am 5'10". if left in its current condition, it is going to play a major part in vehicle accidents. This is a common problem among Sonata's for 2006. My dealership even admitted to it when I went in to see about getting it repaired 3 years ago. 3. correction of failure- unhinge the visor and shove it into the bracket backwards hoping that it doesn't fall, but usually does on any sort of aggressive braking or accelerating. The dealership told me it would cost over $300 to repair. This happened over 3 years ago. This is a major safety hazard that is going to play a major factor in wrecks. You can find other complaints all over the internet and nothing done about it. I can provide pictures to establish evidence of the problem.

- Richmond, KY, USA

problem #113

Feb 152011

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph or more the drivers side sun visor would not stay in place and it continued to fall down. The vehicle was taken to the dealer previously who replaced the sun visor and the replacement visor also failed. The previous sun visor was repaired under warranty and the recent repair will cost over $100. The manufacturer advised the contact to take the vehicle back to the dealer for the repairs and they might reimburse her after the repairs were made. The contact stated that she will not pay the repair cost. The failure mileage was 61,000. Updated 04/15/11 updated 09/19/11

- Hendersonville, NC, USA

problem #112

Apr 252010


  • 80,100 miles
The driver side sun visor broke while driving on RT3 to boston blocking vision in heavy traffic.

- Middleboro, MA, USA

problem #111

Jan 102011

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 77,000 miles
2006 Hyundai Sonata the driver and passenger sun visor falls straight down blocking your view of the road. Going 65 mph you tend to panick when this happens. If this is not a safety issue I don't know what is. I know of two other owners with the same problem. I removed my visor which causes another safety problem (the sun).

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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