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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,000 miles

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2012 Hyundai Sonata lights problems

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2012 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #1

May 272016


  • 73,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 15 mph, the police stopped the contact because the driver side tail light was out. The contact did not take the vehicle to an independent mechanic or the dealer for a diagnostic testing. The contact stated that the tail light bulbs were replaced at least seven times on both sides. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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