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9.5

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,067 miles

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2015 Hyundai Sonata lights problems

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2015 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 112015

Sonata

  • miles

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

Inside lighting of vehicle will not turn off. This interferes with night vision and also disturbs peripheral vision. This is like a passenger shining a flashlight into your eyes from the side. This is a very unsafe condition while driving at night.

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #2

Nov 022015

Sonata

  • 1,000 miles
1. the overhead lighting will not turn off. This causes significant and detrimental driving conditions as it impairs driving at night. This is just like a passenger holding a flashlight at the drivers eye at night. This is clearly unsafe and affects peripheral vision. 2. the wipers do not oscillate fast enough. I am not referring to the quality of the wipers but the speed at which they move. I have had many vehicles and this is the only one that when our normal rains in Georgia occur the speed of the wiper oscillation is not able to overcome the typical rainfall.

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #1

Oct 242015

Sonata

  • 2,200 miles
I wish to call attention to a terribly dangerous condition that seems to be inherent on autos equipped with projector type headlights. An overly technical explanation of the phenomena is: ¿while going down a slope the projector's cut-off of light shifts downward and the headlight's beam distance is significantly diminished out in front of the car (headlights appear to be driven down into the road surface). Obviously, this creates a safety issue because the driver cannot see pedestrians and animals out in front of the car to allow adequate and safe stopping distances. Additionally, road safety signs cannot be read on undulating roads because they are not illuminated on the down-slopes.¿ in much simpler language, if you are driving on a very dark and hilly road and go down a hill, you will swear that someone has suddenly put a black sheet over the upper portion of the windshield; the entire upper portion of the windshield appears to have instantly taken on a very dark tint and the field of vision has diminished to just a few feet in front of the auto. It is a terrifying, very confusing and dangerous condition the first time you experience it; understanding the mechanics of the problem and knowing that it is going to happen every time you experience similar conditions does little beyond making you dread having it happen again. Another disturbing condition that is also very dangerous that is caused by the highly focused beam of the projector type light at very dark intersections is that the visibility around corners is very poor and only extreme caution by drivers of cars equipped with projector headlights will prevent pedestrians from falling victim to this hazard. Obviously, accidents and death with be caused by the issues I¿ve described and an improvement in design and replacement of this inherently dangerous component is needed at once.

- Green Valley, AZ, USA

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