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2011 Hyundai Sonata
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2011 Sonata has a seriously defective engine that seizes without warning. It was awarded the dubious honor of being the first CarTalk / CarComplaints Turd of the Week in late September 2015.
A class action lawsuit was filed in May 2015 against Hyundai that claims the 2.4L Sonata engine is defective. More info here.
Worst 2011 Sonata Problems by Category
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- engine problems236NHTSA complaints: 427
- steering problems139NHTSA complaints: 858
- electrical problems52NHTSA complaints: 207
- interior accessories problems40NHTSA complaints: 44
- lights problems39NHTSA complaints: 118
- body / paint problems28NHTSA complaints: 41
- seat belts / air bags problems25NHTSA complaints: 142
- AC / heater problems15
- suspension problems11NHTSA complaints: 81
- transmission problems11NHTSA complaints: 25
- wheels / hubs problems10NHTSA complaints: 47
- exterior accessories problems9NHTSA complaints: 17
- brakes problems8NHTSA complaints: 120
- fuel system problems7NHTSA complaints: 39
- drivetrain problems6NHTSA complaints: 85
- windows / windshield problems3NHTSA complaints: 9
- cooling system problems1NHTSA complaints: 1
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 56
- exhaust system problemsNHTSA: 1
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