really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,100 miles

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1999 Hyundai Sonata body / paint problems

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1999 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 012009

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 52,500 miles


I purchased my 1999 Sonata from a used car dealer & have had numerous problems with the car, its been a nightmare, one problem after another!!!! the crankshaft sensor had to be completely replaced because the component had severely melted, issues with the transmission, ABS/airbag warning light on, & have had to change out the half shaft on both drivers/passenger side, numerous tires, brakes but the most severe of all the problems which puts my safety, my 12 yr old son & fiance's safety, along with family/friend's safety at risk is the complete corrosion of the subframe I too to a mechanic today & he told me to not drive this car for anything because it will result in an accident where I can potentially end up hurting myself or other innocent bystanders because Hyundai made a defective subframe especially for us that live & drive in hazardous conditions of the wintry/icy elements for 5+months out of the year in upstate New York!!! I will be calling Hyundai's customer assistance ctr & fuccillo Hyundai(local dealer)& the attorney general for New York. I cannot imagine what could've happened if I drove over a pot hole resulting in my tire(s) falling off especially if I was on the expressway doing 55mph my loved ones or other's loved ones, & myself could've been severely injured or worse dead due to Hyundai using a subframe that would severely corrode the subframe especially in the "snow belt" states!!!!! I just hope that I do not have a difficult time having Hyundai fix the problem in a speedy fashion without trying to strong arm me into paying for repairs that I am not responsible for because it is an inconvenience being without a vehicle now until it gets repaired.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #4

Oct 092008

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 1999 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 35 mph on normal road conditions, the vehicle pulled to the right on its own. The contact maneuvered the steering wheel in the opposite direction of the vehicle. There were no prior warnings to this failure. The vehicle was still able to be driven and was taken to the authorized dealer for inspection. They stated that the failure was related to the front subframe near the front passenger side wheel. The vehicle is currently being repaired. The contact was concerned of the safety risk involved. The failure and current mileages were 130,000. Updated 11/24/08 updated 11/26/08.

- Waterloo, IA, USA

problem #3

Apr 172008

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 158,000 miles
I have a 1999 Hyundai Sonata, and I started to experience a wheel-bearing problem on the passenger side. When I took the car to my mechanic for a wheel bearing I was told that the engine cradle had rusted completely that it collapsed the lower passenger side "a frame. The car is not safe to drive and the dealer want $ 1700 to replace the engine cradle. This is purely unacceptable for 1999 car literally falls apart. The consumers of this brand were shortchanged. A car structural integrity should last longer than 8 years. We need your help to get Hyundai motorcars to issue a recall before serious injuries occur and to compensate those hard working folks that have lost use of their cars.

- Boxford, MA, USA

problem #2

Aug 012006


  • miles
The bars, in the consumer's 1999 Hyundai Sonata, that hold the motor up were rusted through on one side and cracked and rusted on the other side. The vehicle would not pass inspection because of the rust problem.

- Poland Spring, ME, USA

problem #1

Jul 282000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was traveling about35mph on a street and another vehicle came to a suddenly stop. When consumer looked up he had hit other vehicle from behind. Upon impact, dual airbags didn't deploy, consumer states that airbag light came on 3 times prior to accident and now twice after. Consumer hears rattle from trunk. Sunroof lining loose. Gas pedal vibrates while driving. When riding over bumps, there is a rattle in the right rear of the vehicle.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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