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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2013 Hyundai Sonata electrical problems

electrical problem

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2013 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 022014


  • 17,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 40 mph, the gear shifter would independently move from drive to first gear, causing the vehicle to decelerate. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. The vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 14V434000 (power train). Also, when attempting to start the vehicle, the key became lodged in the ignition and failed to turn. The contact had to make several attempts before the vehicle restarted. Lastly, the front driver and passenger seat heaters would independently activate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was unaware of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 17,000.

- Newnan, GA, USA

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