hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
122,333 miles

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2006 Hyundai Sonata body / paint problems

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2006 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 292012

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 127,000 miles


Rear sub frame rusted through and broke off where it conncects to wheel. Updated 12/27/12 updated 12/31/2012

- Jefferson Twp, PA, USA

problem #2

Oct 262012

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
This problem was discovered Oct 26, 2012. My son noted some loss of control after hitting a road bump. I inspected the car and noted that the rear diver-side wheel was at a weird angle. The car was moved to my local repair shop on Nov 1st. They informed me that there was subframe corrosion effecting the rear control arm and making the car unsafe to drive. He advised me to have my Hyundai dealership look at it. I called garvey Hyundai, of queensbury, NY, where I purchased this vehicle. I spoke to the service manager and arranged to have the vehicle towed from my shop to garvey. He informs me that there has not been any prior problems with subframe corrosion and this model year and no recalls. He tells me that it will cost between $1350 and $2400 to repair and although Hyundai is not responsible they offered me $500 toward the repair work. I feel that this should not be an issue with a vehicle that is only a 2006 and that the repair should be covered in full by Hyundai. The car has spent winters in a garage when not driven. I have had multi issues with this vehicle, including needing to have the engine replaced (while still under warranty) I see that there has been subframe corrosion issues with prior years.

- Clifton Park, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 022012

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
I was just getting off the interstate and was driving home when the car made this clunking noise and then I lost control of the steering. I could no longer drive the car. After I got the car home, it was looked at and I was told the control arm rotten off the sub-frame from the inside out. I did some research and found that this was a problem with the 2001-2004 Hyundai Sonatas. I contacted Hyundai and they did not seem to want to help me and told me this has not been a problem in the past. It apperas to me that if they recalled previous models that they have not fixed the problem. I am very thankful that the control arm did not brake while I was on the interstate driving at 65 mph.

- Roxbury, VT, USA

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