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.

10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,734 miles

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2011 Hyundai Sonata brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #1

Sep 022010

Sonata

  • 3,817 miles

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

Brakes failed when trying to stop at red light at exit to parking lot driving between 5-10 miles per hr. Pressed on brake - did not go down. No response - car kept moving until I put gear in park and hit the truck stopped at the light. Driving a 2011 Hyundai Sonata purchased on 5/31/10.

- Roswell, GA, USA

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