really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,850 miles

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2005 Hyundai Sonata body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 012009


  • 34,050 miles


The exterior paint on the door handles came off both the drivers side and the passenger side..the metal wrapping of the interior door handles became dangerously sharp, and cut me on my finger. This all happened around 2009.since then the interior cloth header has come loose from the roof, and is now hanging.

- Hackettstown, NJ, USA

problem #2

Nov 272011

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,500 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the passenger side rear molding to the window fractured and detached from the vehicle. The dealer was contacted and they advised him that there was only a one year warranty on the molding. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileages were approximately 36,500.....updated 12/03/12 the consumer stated the chrome on top of the molding, above the right rear door, became detached and flew off. Updated 01/10/12

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 292006

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Sonata. When it rains, water enters into the vehicle and collects on the step plates. As a result, the screws have rusted. The contact stated that the paint has removed from her vehicle in three different places. She also stated that the steering wheel cover has detached and her door is experiencing electrical failure. If someone were to lean against the door, all of the interior lights would illuminate. The dealer had to change the switch inside the door. The contact stated that the hood smashes the headlights and also contains a gap. The vehicle fails to start intermittently and the turn signals and interior lights on the instrument panel illuminate due to electrical failure. The dealer does not know why all of the failures are occurring. The current mileage was 26,000 and failure mileage was 22,000. Updated 02-01-08 the consumer stated no one is able to inform her about the defect due to the fact the vehicle being in hurricane katrina. The consumer stated the vehicle's windshield has been replaced but to no avail. Updated 02/01/08

- Louisville, KY, USA

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