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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,472 miles

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2007 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #29

Aug 112016


  • 91,120 miles


Sun visor is obstructing the view of the road. It does not want to stay up anymore due to mechanical failure on the bumpy road. There is tsb or campaign on it, but local clarksville, md Hyundai dealer refused to replace the visor.

- Clarksville, MD, USA

problem #28

Jan 082015


  • 111,200 miles
I was driving straight down a city street at approximately 20mph when I heard a loud bang and saw glass fly from my car in my rear view mirror. I pulled off the road and saw that my sunroof glass panel had completely shattered, leaving a hole about a foot in diameter. There was no object that hit my car. I had my sunroof cover closed; I would have been seriously injured and likely to cause a wreck if it had been left opened.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #27

Nov 162015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving various speeds, the driver's and passenger's side sun visor partially detached and obstructed the view of the driver. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown. The VIN was not available. Updated 02/10/16

- Alexandria, LA, USA

problem #26

Sep 172008


  • miles


Both of my visors have never stayed up, they are always down in my line of vision this probably started 6 months after I had the car. I took it to the dealer they stated it was not covered. A few years back the drivers side air bag light came on and is still on. The passengers air bag comes on and goes off regularly. My back break lights have had to be replaces several times, something is wrong with them. Again the dealer wanted to charge me to replace them after my husband had just replaced them. There are so many parts that are falling apart. The gear shift has broken and the back handles on the outside of the car are broken. My brakes rotate and the whole care shakes when I press on the breaks on the freeway. Now my back end is making noises. I bought this car new, but will never buy another car from Hyundai again, this is the worst car I have ever had. From the beginning I have had problems and the dealer never wanted to fix anything unless I payed for it. I am not paying for things that I did not break..

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #25

Jun 012013


  • miles
Sun visor will not stay up. Stays down and blocks visibility

- Riverview, FL, USA

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problem #24

Sep 032015


  • 40,556 miles
The driver side sun visor for my vehicle has been drooping for over a year. It would hang just low enough to obstruct my vision through the windshield, but also block view of the rear view mirror. For some time, I was able to work around the problem, shifting the visor backwards against the windshield, in order to provide clear vision. This morning, however, I entered my vehicle to find that the visor had completely broken. Now, there is no tension to hold the visor in place against the roof of the vehicle or the windshield, it merely hangs down. There is no way for me to safely drive my vehicle, as my view of the road is completely obstructed. Shifting the visor off to the side only serves to block any and all view of my blind spots.

- Delran, NJ, USA

problem #23

Apr 012014


  • 55,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 70 mph and going over a bump in the road, the driver side sun visor fell down into the line of sight. The failure recurred on several occasions while driving various speeds. The contact stated that the failure occurred on the passenger side on several occasions and failed to close. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000.

- North Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #22

May 092015


  • 36,000 miles
The passenger visor broke creating a visual hazard because it will not fold up to the ceiling. It remains in the down position. It just snappef while attempting to adjust it. There are recalls on other visors that have done the same thing. This happened to the drivers side visor 5 years ago and was covered inder warranty. I feel like this is a defect in design which causes the visor to snap.

- St. Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #21

Jun 032013

Sonata 4-cyl

  • miles
This has happened on multiple, intermittent occasions. When decelerating while exiting a highway, the steering wheel "sticks" in the straight-ahead position. It becomes very difficult to turn & navigate a highway exit that curves. You have to fight with the wheel and pull hard to make it turn, at which point it feels like the wheel "unlocks" and turns freely again. This is truly a safety concern. I have only taken for service once, and they did not find anything wrong (now that I see others have had this issue, I plan on scheduling service again). I have had to replace my driver's side visor due to the spring breaking and the passenger side is slowly hanging and will probably break too. I too had issues with the ESC and jerking and pulling not long after I purchased the car, but those issues were addressed (after many trips to the shop & several highway scares) and finally repaired.

- Lorain, OH, USA

problem #20

Feb 032015

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 21,500 miles
Heard cracking sound when visor was put in down position. After that the sun visor doesn't stay up.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #19

Jan 012012

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


We have a 2007 Hyundai Sonata with two defective sun visors. One started to fall down and not stay up in position about 3 years ago. Now both are defective and stay down all the time and are not able to stay up at all greatly effecting the visibility from within this vehicle. I'm a tall person and have to constantly shift the visor on both sides in order to see oncoming traffic. Hyundai has a "campaign" notice for 2006-2008 Sonata's with the same problem but only in warm states. The cost of the visors are between $90 and $100 dollars. Hyundai offered to give us $100 toward our next service, but we'd just like to have the defective parts replaced like in the warm states.

- Merrimack , NH, USA

problem #18

Aug 212013

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 950,000 miles
I was driving my car and suddenly the driver sun visor dropped to the point where it obscured my view of the road. It now wont stay up and its a danger. The same has also started to happening with the passenger side causing passengers to become annoyed with having to try and wedge an object in to the top of the sun visor to stop it dropping down. This is a risk because if there is a crash their face would be propelled towards the now propped up blunt edge of the visor, same with the driver. I went in to a dealership and was told there is no recall which I find insane as this is a big issue. I could have had it fixed for free at 60,000 miles but I am now well passed that mileage and the issue did not start until after 60,000 miles. Hyundai needs to take responsibility for this issue before someone gets hurt in an accident due to obscured road visibility.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #17

Sep 012013

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Sunvisors fall down blocking vision through windshield.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #16

Feb 012014


  • 10,100 miles
Sunvisor on the driver's side dropped down without a warning and will not go back to the upright position and continues to drop down. This is a safety hazard especially when driving on the road and visor drops down without a warning and blocks driver's view and can cause an accident. This should be a recall to have this fix.

- Edmonds, WA, USA

problem #15

Oct 162013


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that both the driver and passenger's side sun visors sporadically failed to remain secure when placed in an upward position. The malfunction distorted the contact's visibility when driving. There was voluntary recall issued by the manufacturer related to the sun visor however, the vehicle was ineligible for the recall because the vehicle was not registered in a sun belt state. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Champaign, IL, USA

problem #14

Mar 112014

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 176,500 miles
While I was driving down the highway, the driver's side visor spontaneously fell down blocking my view. The visor would no longer stay in an upright position. After doing some research, this appears to be a common issue with the model year of my vehicle. Hyundai has a technical service bulletin out for numerous states, but apparently, it doesn't cover my state and vehicle. They are refusing to repair the visor at no cost to me, even though this appears to be a safety issue. It's concerning there is no recall that has been issued for this issue.

- Jackson, MI, USA

problem #13

Jan 262014

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
The sun visors on these cars (as well as 2006 and 2008 models, I believe) are defective. They do not stay up, which causes visibility issues. This is a well-known issue among Sonata owners, and Hyundai has known about this for years. They refuse to issue a recall, and dealerships want over $100 per visor to fix.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #12

Oct 212013

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 49,560 miles
Both sunvisors have lost their tension and now flop down anytime there is movement while driving. It startled me while driving. I am having to use double sided sticky tape to hold it in place now making the sunvisor not usable.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #11

May 082012

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
The driver's side sun visor tensioner broke (defective), allowing the visor to move down to a point where it was directly in your eyes, affecting road visibility. After researching the internet, it was determined to be a quick do-it-yourself fix after purchasing the visor on-line for less than $50. However, after reviewing the multiple complaints on this same problem, a decision was made to add weight to this common problem that Hyundai has failed to address.

- Sunbury, OH, USA

problem #10

Jun 042013

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
The driver's side sun visor mechanism broke and the visor now hangs down impairing the driver's visibility. This is a common complaint for this model year Sonata according to my internet research. Hyundai has issued technical serv. Bulletin #09-01-00, Feb. 2009 re: This problem to its dealers so it obviously is a common problem. Also see NHTSA item #10028945.

- Columbia, NJ, USA

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