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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,800 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.

2012 Hyundai Sonata engine problems

engine problem

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2012 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 222015


  • 42,800 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while idled, the accelerator pedal was depressed but the vehicle hesitated to accelerate. In addition, the vehicle lunged forward and the contact was able to avoid a collision. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that an ECU upgrade needed to be performed. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 42,800.

- Borden, IN, USA

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