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2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,693 miles

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2009 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #11

Oct 182016

Sonata

  • 70,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Sun visor will not stay up it keeps falling down obstructing my vision while driving.

- Leesburg, FL, USA

problem #10

Sep 082016

Sonata

  • 75,000 miles
Sun visor on driver side is broken (won't stay up) and the sun visor drops down vertically blocking the driver's field of view. This problem was part of a recall in the two prior year models (2007 and 2008), but Hyundai refuses to acknowledge the problem persists in the 2009 year model

- Falls Church, VA, USA

problem #9

Aug 122015

Sonata

  • 80,000 miles
Lowering the driver side sun visor made a crackling noise then the visor would not stay in a fixed position up or down. Currently, I taped it up to old it out of my field of vision for driving until I can get it to the dealer.

- Carol Stream, IL, USA

problem #8

Sep 102015

Sonata

  • 116,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Driver's side sun visor suddenly made a "crack" noise during normal operation and now the visor does not stay in place. I am not unable to use during bright sunny days because it greatly reduces my visibility by not staying in position. Instead I have to fight the sun which is dangerous too.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #7

Jul 242014

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 76,124 miles
Driving along and driver side sun visor fell to down position. It will not stay up.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

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problem #6

Dec 102013

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
2009 Hyundai Sonata limited drivers side sun visor will not stay in the up position, had the visor down to block sun and when I went to put it up it will not stay in that position, make it hard to drive with it in the down position, blocks view of the road.

- Elida, OH, USA

problem #5

Apr 242013

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 47,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Driver side sun visor fails to stay in home position. Falls down in front of drivers vision.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #4

Dec 152012

Sonata

  • miles
My visor on the driver side will not stay up. It seems to be loosing and it will not stay forward either. When I am driving it is all in the way. It hits me in the head. I do feel like this is a recall issue because this have been a problem with 2007- other year models. I just really need the problem fix before it cause a problem and I do have kids that I Transport in this car. This is my only means of transportation so I am in need of this to be fix before it causes a huge problem. I love my car...huge fan of the Sonata but this is really making me not want to buy another or even to refer any one to buy one for themselves.

- Atmore, AL, USA

problem #3

Aug 102012

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 69,000 miles
The driver side visor made a strange sound as I pulled it down in a normal fashion. When I tried to return it to the normal position, it just flopped back down. It will not stay in place. I have tried velcro strips and tape to hold it in position and nothing works. The visor is obstructing my view and it will swing around when I make turns, which results in the visor hitting me in the head while I'm attempting to drive with an already obstructed view. To make matters worse, tonight I was driving and the light that normally comes on when you open the mirror, came on unexpectedly and would not turn off. I had to drive for 25 minutes with my passenger holding their hand over the light so that I could drive home. This probably wound not have been such a problem in the daylight, however, this was at night. I have contacted Hyundai about this problem and they told me that it would cost over $70 just for the visor and even more to have it installed. They also told me that there was a recall on the 2006 Sonata but that doesn't help me.

- Grand Bay, AL, USA

problem #2

Aug 032012

Sonata

  • 69,000 miles
I pulled down the drivers side visor in a normal fashion and it made a strange noise then it would not work properly. It hangs down and will not go back in the normal position. Now it just hangs blocking the drivers vision.

- Grand Bay, AL, USA

problem #1

Jul 122012

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 54,000 miles
As seems to be the case with Hyundai's, the driver side sun visor would no longer have the tension to stay up. It would continually fall down and not stay in up position. It would also not stay in the position against the window to block the sun. This has been a problem with Hyundai's for a long time and in my opinion it is a safety issue. I did a search of the internet and it is a recurring problem for many years. Apparently Hyundai is unable or unwilling to get to the problem and fix the sun visor issue. This issue causes a visibility problem as the visor keeps dropping into the driver's field of vision!

- Ocala, FL, USA

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