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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,502 miles

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2008 Hyundai Sonata body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 012011


  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Sonata. While driving at various speeds, the engine stalled without warning. The contact stated that the door became inoperable and failed to open using the key. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the cause of the failure was not determined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 40,000. The VIN was not available.

- Eustis, FL, USA

problem #1

Dec 272012


  • 37,003 miles
Tried to open driverside door handle come off in my hand 3 months after warranty was up never heard of plastic door handle breaking.

- Lithia, FL, USA

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