- April 12: Hyundai Recalls Elantra Cars That Lose Power Steering recalls | 16 days ago
- April 6: Hyundai Recalls Sonata and Santa Fe Sport After Engines Seize recalls | 22 days ago
- April 3: Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Stall Class-Action Lawsuit Settled news | 25 days ago
- March 15: Hyundai Recalls 978,000 Sonata and Sonata Hybrids recalls | 44 days ago
- February 24: Hyundai Sonata Locking Brakes Investigation Closed investigations | 63 days ago
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 problems223NHTSA complaints: 427
- steering problems135NHTSA complaints: 858
- electrical problems51NHTSA complaints: 207
- interior accessories problems39NHTSA complaints: 44
- lights problems38NHTSA complaints: 118
- body / paint problems25NHTSA complaints: 41
- seat belts / air bags problems22NHTSA complaints: 142
- AC / heater problems13
- transmission problems11NHTSA complaints: 25
- suspension problems10NHTSA complaints: 81
- exterior accessories problems9NHTSA complaints: 17
- wheels / hubs problems9NHTSA complaints: 47
- brakes problems8NHTSA complaints: 120
- drivetrain problems6NHTSA complaints: 85
- fuel system problems6NHTSA complaints: 39
- windows / windshield problems3NHTSA complaints: 9
- cooling system problems1NHTSA complaints: 1
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 56
- exhaust system problemsNHTSA: 1
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