hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,500 miles

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2005 Hyundai Sonata fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2005 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 022011

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 95,000 miles


My vehicle has been shutting off or stalling after filling it up with gas. It began over a year ago with sporadic incidents and has progressed to occurring every time I put gas in my car. The first happened a few months after I bought my car. I was exiting a gas station after filling up. As I reached the main street and was pulling out onto the road, my car completely shut off and began rolling into the busy road. I turned it off, then on and it began running again. This happened 5 more times over the span of 1yr 4 mos, each time only after I put gas in my car. It has now progressed to not starting at all after I put gas in my car. Recently, I filled up my car and when finished, it would not start. I tried multiple times, giving the car breaks in-between and it either turned on then sputtered and died or didn't turn on at all. It took 30mins for me to start my car but I was eventually able to leave the gas station. I did some research and I discovered that this was a common problem for Hyundai Sonatas of the same year (and even some other models/years). The next time, I didn't fill up all the way but put in 1/4 tank of gas. Once again, my car did not start for around 25 minutes. That day, I paid $65 to have my car looked at by Hyundai and was told that I needed approximately $845 worth of repairs/replacements of my canister, canister valve, purge valve, and my idle control vent valve (not including the $219 labor fee necessary if charcoal bits have gotten into my gas tank). I have ever heard of any of these problems, much less believe that it should be the responsibility of the consumer to repair a commonplace problem with Hyundai cars. This problem is dangerous regarding the car's sporadic shutoffs which have happened to me in multiple compromising situations. This puts the consumer's life in danger ie: Rolling into the street and being stranded in my case.

- Ocala, FL, USA

problem #3

Nov 132011


  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the rubber seal around the fuel tank failed, causing fuel to leak. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the fuel tank. The manufacturer was contacted who stated that they would take the liability for the cost of the replacement parts but the contact would be responsible for the labor costs. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 78,000.

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #2

Mar 192011


  • 115,000 miles
Check engine light goes on (and produces code of P0441). From that point forward, whenever you add gas to the tank, the car hard starts and continually stalls. Purge control valve replacement becomes necessary to eliminate the problem. Online research revealed that this is a common problem with many Hyundai (perhaps all) models, and therefore a recall is in order.

- North Berwick, ME, USA

problem #1

Oct 232005


  • 90,000 miles
Cut valve in gas tank neck failed. When fueling vehicle gas would shut off within 2 seconds, attempting to fuel again gas would shoot out splashing gas on you. Quickly moving out of the way I broke off the cover plate to fuel cap.

- Lexington, KY, USA

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