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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
35,000 miles

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2008 Hyundai Sonata body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 312012

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 35,000 miles


Trunk opens by itself. Will enter car and see that" trunk open" signal on dash is on. Has happened dozens of times. I cannot figure out what is causing it. One time the trunk was open but the latch was in the closed position and I could not close the trunk until I manually opened the latch, but all other times I was able to simply close the trunk. The dealer says I must be unintentionally pushing the remote trunk button, but that is not the case for dozens of incidents. They say I must leave the car so they can create the problem, even though this issue is all over the internet in car forums. In fact my friend has same car and same problem.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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