hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
131,429 miles

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2005 Hyundai Sonata suspension problems

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2005 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 022017


  • miles


Letter from senator portman on behalf of constituent re 2005 Hyundai Sonata safety recall. The consumer stated for several weeks, his daughter noticed some unusual vibrations and noise while driving. An inspection revealed the sub-frame under the front end also called the cradle, was badly corroded to the extent that significant metal in the sub-frame was gone;perhaps more than 50% gone at one location. The consumer was informed a recall had been issued for the very problem. However, it didn't apply to the 2005 model. Hyundai refused to cover the repair, stating the model was not covered. The consumer referenced recall # 09V124000.

- Hamilton, OH, USA

problem #6

Nov 262016


  • 225,000 miles
Brought to get oil changed, mechanic showed me the engine carrier was about to fail. It is almost rusted thru 2004 ha recall but not 2005 also when in park car rolls

- Glenville, NY, USA

problem #5

Sep 172016


  • 150,000 miles
I own a 2005 Hyundai Sonata gls. While driving down the freeway at 70 mph the car suddenly became hard to control, as in it started pulling extremely hard to the right. I had to drive home with the steering wheel cocked to the left in order to go straight. I brought it into the shop thinking it needed an alignment - both front tires were tilted in at the top - what I found out was that the subframe was rusted in half. It seems very shady to me that there is a recall for this exact problem for pretty much every year except 2005. This is the same model as the 2004 and it was manufactured that year as well. *also, the trim on the car, which is what makes it more expensive, is constantly coming off while I'm driving. The silver trim around the passenger window flew off on the tollway. The driver's window trim came off due to ice - it was replaced by a body shop, but later flew off on the tollway as well. The trim on all four doors is now bolted on as that kept falling off too. *also, there is significant rust right above the top of the windshield to the point that it will soon be raining in my car.

- Oregon, WI, USA

problem #4

Jan 262016


  • 115,000 miles


Failed inspection in part due to front subframe rust through. Called Hyundai and spoke to a claims rep. By the name of mike ext.631677. Mike told me there were recalls on Sonatas up to 2004 for this problem, but not 2005. The 2005 model is the same model as 2004. The model year didn't change till 2006 so why was 2005 excluded from the recall" my car has 115K miles on it and the underbody is always washed during winter seasons. Mike told me it wasn't under warranty, and that Hyundai would not be able to do anything for me, to contact my dealership, maybe they would do something. I have a 1969 camaro and the subframe is fine. How is it the a car 10 years old has a bad frame" hope you will be able to help us.

- Dover, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 052015


  • 145,000 miles
I notice that there is a recall on Hyundai Sonata's from 2006 -2010 in regards to rust concerns with rear suspension. This was just detected by my mechanic that the attaching point for the control arm has rusted and became separated from the crossmember. The result and my immediate concern was the sudden change in vehicle handling, a loud noise coming from the rear tire when I hit a small bump. I was wondering why the 2005 Sonata isn't covered in this recall?

- Rochester, NY, USA

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problem #2

Aug 212015


  • 150,000 miles
According to mechanic the upper control arm rear passenger side is rusted and detached.

- Saint Paul, MN, USA

problem #1

Jul 102013

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the front driver's side wheel partially separated from the suspension system. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where it was advised that the sub frame was rusted and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 135,000.

- St Louis , MO, USA

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