Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,214 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2011 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #1

Apr 222010


  • 2,200 miles


Just purchased a 2011 Hyundai Sonata, as I was driving home I was beside a tractor trailer who was attempting to turn into my lane. Here is the problem as I laid on the horn I noticed it's no louder than the road runner on disney channel. This is a huge safety concern and I think this should be brought to Hyundai attention asap. This horn needs to be changed to an appropriate sound level so oncoming traffic and dangerous situations can be avoided. I am not the only person the believes Hyundai should address this issue as I now see many complaints on the web about the horn just not being loud enough. Hyundai has come alone way and certainly has made a name for themselves and I would hate to see someone get injured or killed do to the horn not being able to get attention and avoid accidents... I hope NHTSA looks into this issue and it's addressed by Hyundai....the horn needs to be changed.

- Nashua, NH, USA

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