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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,254 miles

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2012 Hyundai Sonata drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2012 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #2

Jun 012012

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 6,000 miles


This is a hybrid vehicle. It chugs, hesitates and almost stalls when accelerating from a complete stop. The service people tell me that it is normal but this is my 3rd hybrid and this is not normal.

- Birmingham, AL, USA

problem #1

Mar 082012


  • 6,500 miles
Vehicle check engine lit and all dash lights lit upon starting the car. It would not let me shift it into any other gear. Car was towed to dealer for several days with them consulting with Hyundai. They replaced some control module to repair it. -------------------------- two weeks later, the same problem occurred. Idiot lights were on after starting the car, but I could not shift it out of park. Dealership swears its a different issue and they are consulting Hyundai yet again. My car has been in the dealership for over a week now and they can't tell me when I'll get it back.

- Cumberland, RI, USA

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