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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,298 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2010 Hyundai Sonata body / paint problems

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2010 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #5

Sep 012013


  • 79,900 miles


On Sunday 9/1, I came out of church and could not open my passenger back door from the outside. My son took it to the dealer on 9/4 where I get my service done, he was told it would be $80 to look at the problem because my warranty had run out, but they would deduct the $80 from the price of repair, I did not get it fixed, low and behold on 9/4 after getting off work I went into the store, came out and my passenger side front door would not open from the outside, very dangerous, if I have an accident no one would be able to get me out nor my grandson out who sit behind the passenger seat, he is 5. what can I do if I cannot afford to get the doors repaired at this time. Seems like a very bad safety issue to me and the manufacture should fix this at no expense to me, seems like a recall to me.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #4

Jan 042013


  • 61,000 miles
I purchased a used 2010 Hyundai Sonata year ago with 60,000 miles on it. In this time I have had 3 different plastic door handles break off when trying to open the car doors. Each incident costing me $200. For a total of $600. With no reimbursement from Hyundai. They said it wasn't a problem and were not responsible. There should be a recall on this.

- Archer, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 132013

Sonata 4-cyl

  • miles
Both door handles on the drivers side of my 2010 are broken. Went to open door and latches gave away.

- San Jacinto, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 252009


  • 15,000 miles
I bought the car in November of 2009. The car is a 2010 Sonata. Since I have purchased the car I have had to replace 3 exterior door handles. The dealer covered the first on but I had to pay the other 2. because I drive long distances and my car is out of warranty. What does high mileage have to do with door handles.

- Easy Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 012012

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Since August 2010, I have had three exterior door handles brake off. This has to be a manufacture default. One breaking is believable. But, three is unacceptable.

- Woodstock, GA, USA

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