fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,538 miles

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2001 Hyundai Sonata windows / windshield problems

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2001 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 082006

Sonata 4-cyl

  • miles


My 2001 Hyundai Sonata was bought new. It has given me nothing but problems from the time I drove it off the lot and as soon as I hit the 60,000 mile mark (the bumper-to-bumper warranty ended at this point), the car constantly has something wrong with it. I have spent thousands of dollars in repairs. The airbags were fixed by the dealer because there was a problem. The brakes had a loud squeak and dealer replaced (under warranty at that time). The side front window motors have been fixed twice and now the passenger side window motor is broken and I had to put tape on it so that it will stay up. The timing belt went out after the warranty. Some kind of coil broke and needed replacement. The engine light is always turning on. I stopped taking it to the dealer after the car broke down, had it towed, dealer in laurel, md claimed to have fixed it, charged me $768, picked up car, same problem, engine light still on and took it back to dealer. Dealer said there was yet another problem. They said they fixed it and they charged me over $500. Still the same problem. I took the car to a mechanic and was charged $45 for the repair. There have been several other problems that I have had to pay for repairs. I just spent $435 on another repair. Now, after each repair, I just wait for the engine light to turn on again for the next expensive repair and yet I'm still making car payments. Absolute worst car I have ever had.

- Bowie, MD, USA

problem #3

Jun 222005

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 62,150 miles
The car is a 2001 Hyundai Sonata gl. My right rear window regulator failed and the window will not stay up. The cable has issues with binding to the assembly housing and puts stress on the motor as well. The window will not stay in the up / closed position.

- Ada, OK, USA

problem #2

Apr 202004

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
3 of 4 window mechanisms have failed in the down position do not allow the windows to be rolled up. First the driver side window mechanism failed in April 2004 and was repaired. The back passenger window failed in July and front passenger windows failed in October. It appears the window mechanism cording is causing the malfunction. The passenger windows have not been repaired and are secured temporarily in the up position. The old parts still in tact.

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 252004

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
In three of the four windows in my car, the windows when put down have been stuck and not able to to remain in the up status. The first window (drivers side door) happened two years ago and was fixed under the warranty, however, the passenger side front and back windows have happened with in 3 months of each other. The belt in the window is wrapping around the rotor and causing problems.

- Morrisville, NC, USA

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