hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,400 miles

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2004 Hyundai Sonata steering problems

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2004 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #5

Aug 192016


  • 0 miles


Severe corrosion on front subframe. It is a recall but no feedback from Hyundai. Salt belt corrosion (lawsuit) again no feedback. Extremely dangerous, could result in injury

- Garden City, KS, USA

problem #4

Nov 182015


  • 70,000 miles
Front sub frame rusted. Crack in the sub frame near the right front wheel. Car has 70,000 miles on it. Danger of subframe breaking and control arm disconnect.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #3

Jan 052015


  • 140,000 miles
Took car to mechanic for fuel pump work. He informed us that the engine cradle is rusted beyond repair and is un-safe to drive. I found the recall online and called Hyundai. They informed me that remediation had been done in 2009. (a new hole for drainage had been drilled in the engine cradle frame and a sealant applied). Evidently this did not stop the corrosion of the frame and caused a weakening of the frame and a crack in the structural area of the frame. Is Hyundai liable to repair this defect? I can supply pictures of the defect and crack in frame if necessary.

- Rittman, OH, USA

problem #2

Oct 242014


  • 126,000 miles
I was driving at 35 mph on himilaya &came to a slight curve in the road when all of a sudden my car pulled hard to the left almost hitting the car in the left lane next to me, it dropped to the ground and I heard a very loud scraping noise.I got out of the vehicle to find the front passenger side tire completely detached from the lower control arm & the bolt & pin meant to keep the lower control arm from detaching was gone. There is extensive damage to the wheel well, front right panel of the vehicle, fluid is leaking & the car is no longer operational/capable of driving. My vehicle was manufactured in Maryland which is one of the states included in recall #09V124000.

- Aurora, CO, USA

problem #1

Mar 082013

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 131,000 miles
The right side of the engine cradle broke (due to corrosion); the result of this broke the right front half axle, and detroyed right front tire.

- Portage, MI, USA

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