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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,519 miles

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2008 Hyundai Sonata windows / windshield problems

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2008 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #26

Feb 012010


  • 30,000 miles


I purchased a 2008 Hyundai Sonata from the Hyundai dealership in August of 2009. The car had 27,000 miles. 7 months from the day I purchased the car the passenger side sun visor was stiff, I pulled it down and you could hear the insides crack. The sun visor never went back up, it now hangs and refuses to stay up. Now a few days ago the same thing happened to the drivers side. A year and 12,000 miles after purchase. The visor now blocks my line of sight and causes a safety concern. I did some research and have read this happens extremely often and some people have even gone through multiple sets of visors within a few months.

- Chatsworth, CA, USA

problem #25

Aug 112010


  • 48,000 miles
Driver's side sun visor will not stay in place. It will not stay in the up position or the fully forward position. It hangs in my line of sight and makes driving dangerous.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #24

Jul 012010


  • miles
I have a 2008 Hyundai Sonata whose driver side sun visor broke. While moving the visor into position a small piece of plastic broke from the visor. Now the visor randomly falls from it's position at the ceiling onto the driver's head. Despite wearing sun glasses there are times the use of the visor is critical - esp when driving into the sun. Also the unexpected movement causes a startle reaction compromising the driver's attention to traffic.

- Baldwinsville, NY, USA

problem #23

Jun 152010


  • miles


My 2008 Sonata's driver side sun visor will no longer stay up and secure and is always moving suddenly or "floating" into a position that obscures my view often. I purchased the vehicle in Dec. 2009 and the incident occurs in June 2010. I have not yet contacted a dealer for replacement or maintenance out of concern it will cost me an arm and a leg to fix.

- Xenia, OH, USA

problem #22

Mar 012010


  • 37,000 miles
My sun visor started falling down and would not stay up. I finally had to get some velcro because it kept blocking my vision.

- Rowlett, TX, USA

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problem #21

Jul 182010


  • 51,000 miles
Passenger-side visor made a cracking noise when it was pulled down, now it will not stay up all the way; it just hangs halfway down.

- Grove City, OH, USA

problem #20

Mar 012010


  • miles


2008 Hyundai Sonata. Both the driver and passenger sun visors do not stay in the up position. They dangle right in the line of site of driver. Not safe.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #19

Mar 282010


  • miles
The sun visor on the driver (and passenger) side will no longer stay up. The drivers side constantly falls down while I or my wife is driving. It hits the driver N the head or face and startles the driver, blocking the field of vision. I turn the visor to the side but it covers the side widow and I have difficulty seeing out the side window. My mother in Florida has a Sonata and told me that she experiences the same problem.

- Stewart Manor, NY, USA

problem #18

Jul 132010


  • 31,000 miles
Driver's side sun visor on 2008 Hyundai Sonata has suddenly lost ability to stay up. It droops so sun visor is in driver's line of site. Drooping sun visor also is very near driver's head. Making impact with edge of visor highly likely in a crash.

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

problem #17

May 162010


  • 61,500 miles
Normal use has caused the driver's side sun visor on my 2008 Hyundai Sonata to not hold its position. It will not remain in place whether it is placed in the upright or down position. Further, while operating the vehicle, the sun visor will drop suddenly and obstruct the driver's view. It has also hit me in the head while operating the vehicle.

- Eden Prairie, MN, USA

problem #16

Jun 262010


  • 45,000 miles


Windshield wipers sometimes stop working.

- Forestville, NY, USA

problem #15

Jun 012009


  • 70,000 miles
The sun visor on my 2008 Hyundai Sonata keeps falling down and blocking my vision while driving. In its "up position" it hangs down to where my head would hit the hard edge in any kind of an accident.

- Live Oak, FL, USA

problem #14

Jun 292010


  • miles
The driver's side sun visor made a cracking noise and will not come down anymore. It does not stay in the full upright position either.

- Salt Lake City, UT, USA

problem #13

Jun 182010


  • 64,000 miles
2008 hyndai Sonata limited. Drivers side visor no longer stays up. Cracking noise heard when it was moved and it then will only hang down. It obstructs your field of vision and could easily be a safety issue. Have researched on the internet and found many other instances of the same thing.

- Bowling Green, KY, USA

problem #12

Jun 242010

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 15,300 miles
I have a Hyundai Sonata 2008 4 door gls full size sedan 6 cylinder VIN: [xxx] the driver side sun visor, when taken out to protect when driving East in the morning or West in the evening to and from work, just hangs, and does not go back up to its socket or go all the way down against the window. It just hangs blocking the eye view of the road ahead. I had to practically catch the visor against my head or hold it with one hand to complete the trip this is a safety hazard. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Keller, TX, USA

problem #11

May 192010


  • 72,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Sonata. While traveling at speeds of 35 mph, the drivers side sun visor suddenly fell into the contacts line of vision. The dealer advised the sun visor would need to be replaced. The current and failure mileages were 72000.

- Davent Port, IA, USA

problem #10

Apr 152010


  • 46,000 miles
2008 Hyundai Sonata, w/sunroof, 46K miles. The drivers side sun visor position-control mechanism failed. The visor can't be parked in any position. It hangs straight down blocking the drivers view. The friction mechanism broke with a "cracking" sound.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #9

Apr 302010


  • 22,908 miles
Driver side sunvisor failure on my 2008 Hyundai Sonata 22908 miles. It began with a week of 'cracking' when I used it until it finally broke today. It won't stay up or down completely and it is affecting my field of vision. It is just flopping in the middle. I have moved it to the side but it is still affecting my field of vision.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #8

Apr 302010


  • 22,908 miles
The sun visor on the driver's side on one of the first 80 degree days of the year gave a few cracking sounds and then went limp. Now the sun visor doesn't retract back to the tucked away position. It also doesn't stay up against the window. It stays rather low and slightly obstructs my vision when I am driving. This probably should be replaced under warranty, but I found many instances of this problem on the internet on this site: it seems like it is a major design flaw. The NHTSA should pressure Hyundai to make a recall for this particular minor yet potentially dangerous design flaw.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #7

Jan 242009


  • miles
Sunvisor will not stay up, obstructing vision.

- Ozark, AL, USA

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