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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 8 of 8)

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problem #10

Jun 082009


  • 88,000 miles


Both of the sun visors on my 2006 Hyundai Sonata broke under normal activity. They were not pulled on or used inappropriately. Both will not stay in the up position. This is a driving hazard because it limits visibility and is a distraction for the driver of the car. Often times, I hit my head on the visor. Night time is the most difficult time because there is no reason to have the visor down (no sunlight) but the visor hinders proper vision of the road.

- Red Bluff, CA, USA

problem #9

Jul 052009


  • 59,400 miles
I have a 2006 Hyundai Sonata and have had the driver's side visor break on me 3 times, each through normal usage. When it initially breaks while driving the visor will drop into the drivers view with the inability to move it out of the way. After a while of driving with one hand, I had forced it out of the way, which further caused breakage of the tension and allowing me to move it to the side. However, it will only stay down at this point. Internet searches with "Hyundai Sonata visor" will show cases of multiple breakages for many owners. For example here: I'm sure further investigation of warranty claims for this part will reveal cases as well. The date listed is the 3rd time this has happened to me. In addition, further safety concerns with their lack of stock. I have been waiting for almost 3 weeks, driving without a visor, which has become very difficult at times with the sun in the eyes. Do we need a terrible accident to occur in order to cause them to redesign a simple yet important piece?

- Culver City, CA, USA

problem #8

May 152009


  • 30,000 miles
During normal use of my sunvisors they both broke. When it first began both visors would fall anytime I hit a bump, blocking my view of the road, very dangerous. I would push them back up. This happened over a period of several months. At this point both visors hang down and will not stay in the up position. Since they remain in the down position they obstruct my view of the road and are a danger. At this point all I have both visors tied with rope to the handle bar near the top of each door.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #7

May 052009


  • 13,000 miles


2006 Hyundai Sonata. Visor will not stay up on passenger side. Dealer refuses to repair saying I caused the damage.

- Schenectady, NY, USA

problem #6

Mar 012009


  • 59,900 miles
The sun visor on the driver's side of my 2006 Hyundai Sonata will not stay "up". it droops.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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problem #5

May 012009


  • 35,000 miles
Both sun visor spring mounts break. When the driver's side broke it causes the visor to hang down blocking the view of the driver. Driver's side has broken 3 times and the passenger side 2 times over the last 18 months. The last 2 times we had it in under warranty to get repaired we were told that Hyundai has fixed the known flaw, only to have them break again.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #4

Jan 152009


  • 80,000 miles


Sun visors will not remain in up position, falling into the drivers field of vision. Driver must then drive with one hand while holding visor in the up position. Visor was replaced under warrenty, but the replacement has broken in the same way. It distracts the driver and could contribute to a wreck.

- Garrison, TX, USA

problem #3

Mar 022009


  • 63,000 miles
The sun visors in my vehicle have broken several times since purchasing. The dealer has admitted that this is a factory defect but they continue to install these defective visors. When the visor breaks, it hangs directly in the drivers line of sight.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #2

Sep 152008


  • 23,500 miles
Driver side sun visor makes racheting noise when driver adjusts... then breaks and no longer moves up or down or stays in upward position. Rather, visor flops down and hangs in driver's line of vision and driver hits head on it upon entering/exiting vehicle.

- Brook Park, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 152007


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the air bag light illuminates whether or not someone was seated in the front passenger seat. The dashboard that contained the air bag was cracked all around. The entire dashboard was replaced, but the passenger side air bag light still illuminates. In addition, the driver's side seat would not move up when adjusted and the driver's side window would not go down. They were both replaced under warranty. The contact is extremely dissatisfied that she purchased a brand new vehicle and has experienced major failures. The current mileage was 13,000 and the failure mileage was unavailable.

- Lehigh Acres, FL, USA

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