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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 5 of 8)

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problem #70

Jul 252010


  • 73,000 miles


I am the original owner of a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The driver side sun visor recently broke. My understanding from information I received from the dealer and reports that I have seen on the internet this is a wide spread problem. I believe the 2008 Sonata had a recall for the same issue. Hyundai should be forced to recall and correct the apparent defect with the sun visors. I have even heard of reports from people who have already had their visors replaced that the replacements have also broken. It makes for very unsafe driving conditions because when the visor hangs down, your vision is impaired. Even when you push it to the side, your vision is partially blocked. What other recourse do consumers have to ensure the manufacturers are selling merchantability goods. We as consumers have no way of inspecting the sun visor mechanisms to know if they are working or will work properly when a car is purchased.

- Longview, TX, USA

problem #69

May 032010

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the sun visors on the driver and passenger side fell down. The contact and passengers have hit their heads on them and the drivers side visor also fell down in front of the drivers face, obscuring her vision while operating the vehicle. Hyundai was not notified and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were approximately 66,000. Updated 11/05/10. Lj updated 12/29/10

- Ridgefield , WA, USA

problem #68

Aug 102010


  • 101,303 miles
The driver's side sun visor on my vehicle broke and will not stay up. It hangs in front of the driver's vision now. I called the dealer and they said the part costs $101. However, it is available.

- Olathe, KS, USA

problem #67

Jul 242010


  • 56,000 miles


The drivers side sun visor will not stay in place. Keeps falling down or will always be down in field of vision.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #66

Aug 072010


  • 77,000 miles
The driver side sun visor does not stay in the fixed position. Instead it hangs at a 45 degree angle obscuring the driver's view.

- Walnut Creek, CA, USA

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problem #65

Jul 072010


  • miles
Hyundai Sonata, 2006 model - driver's side sunvisor dropped down and will not stay in place, blocking the view of the road.

- Lagrange, GA, USA

problem #64

Jun 232010

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 63,000 miles


I own a 2006 Hyundai Sonata 6 cyl, made in the usa, and I am having a problem with my driver side sun visor, it started toward the end of my warranty, of 60,000 mi., and I intended to take it to a dealer, but had to make several trips to columbus Ohio and put mileage on in excess of the 60000 mil. I now have about 65000 mi. On the car. I took it back to a dealer and they said it was out of warranty and they would not fix it. I believe this is a serious safety issue, because I almost caused a serious accident going to columbus on my last trip when a car cut me off at an exit on I-75 and in the midst of trying to maintain control of my car, the sun visor dropped all the way down and I lost control and ran onto the soft shoulder of the exit ramp; had it not been for an alert driver behind me, I could have been killed. The problem with the sun visor is a design flaw in the spring design which holds the visor in position it fails and expresses it's failure in that going over a bump or stopping suddenly causes it to drop to its full down position interfering with driver visibility; and I don't think safety equipment should be warranteed only to the first period of warranty but for a reasonable life of the vehicle. I have found over 75 people on line who have the same problem with the same make and model of Hyundai. Please check out the internet complaints and you will see for yourself.

- Grosse Pointe, MI, USA

problem #63

Jul 012010

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
2006 V6 Hyundai Sonata driver side sun visor broken. Will not hold position.

- Bella Vista, AR, USA

problem #62

Jul 282010


  • 64,200 miles
I have a 2006 Sonata and went to move the driver's side visor to block the sun today, heard a loud crack, and the plastic housing (that apparently holds the visor in place) around the metal bar cracked and broke. I was driving while this happened and now it just hangs there in the way- how dangerous! I tried gluing the broken piece back on, but it didn't help. Now I've got it velcroed up and can't use it! C'mon Hyundai - take some responsibility here and fix what is obviously a very common, and dangerous, problem!!

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #61

Jan 012008


  • 70,000 miles
2006 Hyundai Sonata gls drivers side sun visor broke and won't stay up.

- Spring, TX, USA

problem #60

Jul 182010


  • 62,000 miles


Both sun visors are broken. They do not remain in the upward position, but fall and block vision.

- Parks, LA, USA

problem #59

Jun 012010


  • 58,500 miles
2006 Hyundai Sonata drivers side sun visor broke and impairs drivers vision and head movement.

- Roanoke, VA, USA

problem #58

Jul 052010


  • 50,000 miles
2006 Hyundai Sonata sunvisors fail to stay up after being adjusted, causing a loss of forward vision. This is a common compliant with Sonatas, and can occur on drivers and passengers sunvisor.

- Calera, AL, USA

problem #57

Jul 152010


  • miles
Both driver & passenger sun visors do not stay in place. They fall down.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #56

Jul 042010

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Under normal use, and nothing out of the ordinary, the sun visor on the 2006 Hyundai Sonata gls V6 breaks and falls into the view of the driver, this has happened three times. A piece of plastic in the sun visor snaps and then the visor can no longer be used normally. Blocked vision, sun visor swaying on its own. This part out of warranty costs over 100 dollars at a dealership, however the sun visors in the 2006-2009 Sonatas break frequently and without cause.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #55

Jun 202010

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 52,000 miles
2006 Hyundai Sonata, 4 cylinder engine, 52,000 miles. Driver's side sun visor no longer maintains its tension, causing to fall down frequently and randomly blocking drivers view of road, as well as hitting driver it the head. Dangerous situation. Happens while vehicle is traveling on both smooth and rough pavement. As a result, visor can not be relied upon to provide intend safety benefits of block excessive sunlight to enable save operation of the vehicle.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #54

Sep 152009


  • 61,000 miles
The sun visor on the passenger side will not stay in its upright position. It hangs causing interference with vision. I'm fearful of this same problem occurring on the drivers side.

- New Bern, NC, USA

problem #53

Jun 272010


  • 80,588 miles
My driver side visor broke twice before the warranty was up. Now the visor is broken again, but I'm out of warranty. The clip that holds it up cracked and I cannot get it to stay up or down. It just hangs in the middle. This is dangerous and annoying.

- Saint Louis, MO, USA

problem #52

May 142010


  • 59,000 miles
I own a 2006 Sonata I have approx 59,000 miles and the visor cracked and no longer stays upright. Because it kept falling and obstructing my view I had to remove it.

- Chittenango, NY, USA

problem #51

Jun 032010


  • 85,000 miles
Both the driver and passenger sun visors have fallen down and won't return to the correct position resulting in decreased visibility.

- Eleanor, WV, USA

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