really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,455 miles

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2004 Hyundai Sonata wheels / hubs problems

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2004 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #5

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 #4

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

problem #3

Sep 132012

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 90,276 miles
Driving on clear paved street @ approximately 20 mph when loud crackling noise of front right fell to pavement. No loss of control, merely steered vehicle off main lane of street. No structure or object found on paved street for approximately 50 yds to final point of exiting off of street. Witness in car with driver can attest to no pot holes or other noted objects anywhere in area of tire markings on paved street. Auto required full tow to closest dealership.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Jul 102009


  • miles
The painted alloy wheels on my 2004 Hyundai Sonata are bubbling, pitting and corroding resulting in regular and unexpected loss of air. The paint is coming off in large pieces. The damage is necessitating air fill-up prior to moving vehicle on numerous occasions. Numerous trips to tire shop to "fix flats" have resulted in "bead leaks" due to the corrosion. Dealer acknowledges problems in this area but will not replace wheels or offer solution (I offered to accept regular steel wheels and wheel covers) even under extended warranty. Instead they gave me the name of a wheel "refinisher" to solve the problems myself.

- Mcmurray, PA, USA

problem #1

Nov 232005


  • Manual transmission
  • miles
18 months after purchasing my 2004 Hyundai Sonata brand new. The rear wheel bearing seized causing my tire to drag while driving and the tire then popped. I was able to have the wheel bearing replaced under warranty. However, they would not cover the tire.

- Pittsfield, MA, USA

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