really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,488 miles

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2001 Hyundai Sonata suspension problems

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2001 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 202014


  • miles


The contact owns a 2001 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 35 mph, an abnormal noise emitted from the front passenger side of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the front axle and the front subframe needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Bluss City, TN, USA

problem #4

Mar 212011


  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Hyundai Sonata. The contact was traveling 30 mph when the frame buckled and the front wheels began collapsing outward. The contact stated that the vehicle had been drifting from side to side for some time when the vehicle was being driven. The vehicle was not inspected or repaired. The VIN was unavailable. The failure and current mileages were 130,000.

- Waterloo, IA, USA

problem #3

Jun 252009


  • 73,000 miles
After recently purchasing a used 2001 Hyundai Sonata, I noticed an excessive amount of rust / corrosion on the engine cradle and sub - frame. Vehicle has only 74000 miles on it but does not appear as if it will last much longer. I am able to poke my fingers through the metal and pieces fall out of the steel assembly.

- Gloversville, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 172008


  • 77,095 miles
I was driving my 2001 Hyundai Sonata a car I bought new in Florida and has always been in Florida. My engine carriage rusted through and snapped the control arm on my car and the entire wheel came off sending me into two lanes of oncoming traffic. It was taken to Hyundai dealership I am waiting to hear if Hyundai will repair the huge damage to my car. Not to mention I was almost killed due to this catastrophic failure. The NHTSA needs to take action on this now. Lives are at risk. It is a catastrophic failure.

- St. Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #1

Aug 262008


  • 112,343 miles
My 2001 Hyundai Sonata's subframe rusted to the point of where there were 7 in" holes completely through- this caused the lower swing arm to detach from the frame and subsequently the vehicle suspension failed. This occurred while my two children were in the car. Both front tires were damaged. Dealer did not replace tires, did not pay for towing or alternate transportation- gary rome Hyundai, holyoke MA.

- Southamptone, MA, USA

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