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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,286 miles

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2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid electrical problems

electrical problem

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2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 122014

Sonata Hybrid

  • 13,286 miles


The warning signal "hybrid safety warning do not drive" appeared and I could not move my car. The day before I drove my car with no problem and then when I was about to drive this morning I received this warning. My car had to be towed to a local dealership so they can run diagnostics. From reading other complaints, it seems that this is happening to other Sonata hybrids. I am worried about the lithium battery and not sure what is causing this. I have only had the car for a year and it might be time to look for a new one.

- Pawling, NY, USA

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