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

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2006 Hyundai Sonata windows / windshield problems

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2006 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments (Page 4 of 8)

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problem #90

Oct 152010


  • 55,000 miles


I was driving my 2006 Hyundai Sonata in early morning. Sun was bright so pulled down sunvisor. Heard a cracking sound, a piece of plastic fell on my lap, and now the sunvisor will not stay in position. It just hangs straight down, blocking view.

- Highland Park, IL, USA

problem #89

Sep 152010


  • 63,000 miles
Both of my car visors have broken off. The first was replaced by the dealer because the car was under warranty, but this time I would have to pay for it because the warranty expired. This has happened to other people I know that has the same car. It is a manufacturing defect that poses a risk on the drivers. The visor stays half way, which affects the visibility of the driver. To be able to see, you have to manually move the visor back and forth while driving, which causes the risk to get into an accident.

- Sunrise, FL, USA

problem #88

Mar 212010


  • 98,000 miles
I have a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. This car has a known history of the sunvisors breaking or not staying up while not being used. At first the passenger side failed on me after trying several attempts at keeping it in the correct position. Now the drivers side is doing the same thing. I can move the visor to the side but this causes loss of sight to my side when driving which could prove to be dangerous. After researching the web it seems many owners with the same car have had problems and they are very expensive to cover out of warranty. My complaint is that the same thing will continue and cost a lot of money to keep repairing.

- Oklahoma City, OK, USA

problem #87

Sep 302010


  • 63,950 miles


Driver's side sun visor broke/cracked and will not stay up anymore, blocks my vision.

- Yuba City, CA, USA

problem #86

May 152009


  • 50,000 miles
Both sun visors in my 2006 Hyundai Sonata broke without warning. They both flop down and won't stay up. I took them apart and found that the plastic friction-sleeve around the metal hanger has broken on each one. The flopped-down visors restrict the driver's vision and their mid-way position between the windshield and the interior of the vehicle makes re-focusing one's eyes between the outside and the inside of the car problematic. My car is out of warranty so I have not had the visors replaced. Instead, I put strips of velcro on the roof and on the visors to keep them up.

- Newton, MA, USA

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problem #85

May 152010


  • 60,000 miles
Driver side visor came down unexpectedly while driving on highway and after hitting a bump on the road. Forward visibility immediately blocked. Visor would not go back to position; fumbled with it and held it until getting off highway and onto a surface road.

- Plantation, FL, USA

problem #84

Sep 232010


  • miles


Lights across instrument cluster will not go off including: ESC off, check engine, airbags and ABS. There is also a visibility issue regarding the sun visor on the driver side. These are all issues that I have seen many other people are having as well and are potentially dangerous.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #83

Sep 152010


  • 97,000 miles
I have a 2006 Hyundai Sonata and I have replaced the drivers side sun visor 2 times thus far. The first one was covered under warranty but the 2nd one wasn't. now it has broke for the 3rd time and it seems like this is a safety concern since it will not stay up.

- Holiday, FL, USA

problem #82

Sep 202006


  • 73,000 miles
The sun visor on my 2006 Hyundai Sonata will not stay in the 'up' position. It has started to hang in a position where if I move my head forward I can hit it with my forehead. It also blocks vision in front. I have already had one replaced about 2 years ago and now it is broken again. I think there is a manufacturing defect in this. I did an internet search on this issue apparently lots of people have had this issue.

- Bartlett, IL, USA

problem #81

Aug 252010


  • 99,560 miles
Driver visor will not stay up. Out of warranty, and is now not covered. Will have to pay for a new one. Blocks vision, either side or front. Very frustrating and a danger to others as well as the passengers in the vehicle. Could potentially cause an accident. Not fixable, only can replace at $100.

- Zanesville, OH, USA

problem #80

Aug 092010


  • 60,000 miles


The driver's side visor will not stay in the 'up' position or in the fully extended position (closest to the windshield). It falls over time, ending up either poking you in the head (if it was resting against the ceiling) or hanging straight down (if it had been fully extended). This really is a safety hazard!

- Macungie, PA, USA

problem #79

Sep 122010


  • 72,000 miles
The passenger side sun visor will not stay in the 'up' position or in the fully extended position (closest to the windshield). The visor blocks my vision and the passenger's vision while driving.

- The Colony, TX, USA

problem #78

Sep 012010


  • 66,000 miles
2006 Sonata driver & passenger visors failure. We are now needing the 4th visor that won't stay up. Dealer won't cover it as vehicle is over the initial warranty period. Was told by the dealer when the 2nd ones broke, that Hyundai had corrected the manufacturing defect - don't think so. This is a safety issue as the visor is angled in an unsafe position when broken to the occupant.

- Sun City, AZ, USA

problem #77

Sep 122010


  • 13,420 miles
The driver's side sun visor all of a sudden just dropped down and impaired my vision. This is extremely dangerous and easily could have led to an accident. Hyundai needs to recall these defective visors immediately to avoid injury or death to those who will certainly be involved in accidents caused by this defective part.

- Olney, MD, USA

problem #76

Sep 072010


  • 90,000 miles
Driver's side and passenger side sun visor will not stay in the up position. Keeps falling down while driving.

- Dale City, VA, USA

problem #75

Sep 022010


  • 64,000 miles
2006 Hyundai Sonata sun visor. I have had this replaced numerous times on my car. It will catastrophically fail while driving down the road. Last time was in traffic on the free way. Had to put car into ditch to avoid hitting another vehicle. 4,000 miles out of warranty and Hyundai wont replace.

- Glendale, AZ, USA

problem #74

Dec 102008


  • miles
The sun visors on both sides will not stay up. This is also the case for my neighbor-which has a 2006 Sonata as well. It impairs vision while I'm driving and hits passengers in the head. I have replaced them once- at $125 each- only to have the same thing happen a year later.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #73

Aug 312010


  • 69,500 miles
The sun visors break and don't stay up close to the ceiling. They fall down and obstruct vision.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #72

Feb 182008


  • 40,000 miles
I have a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The driver side sun visor is broken and falls down into my line of vision all the time. I have almost had more than one accident when it happens unexpectedly.

- Carmichael, CA, USA

problem #71

Jul 012010


  • 66,000 miles
Hyundai Sonata gls driver side sun visor drops down and cannot be returned to position blocking drivers line of sight.

- Bellmore, NY, USA

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