really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,599 miles

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2006 Hyundai Sonata brakes problems

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2006 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

Oct 102006


  • miles


The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. Approximately six times, the brake module warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. As a result, the transmission locked on the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer's service station and they discovered a defective module. The module has been replaced six times, but the failure still persists. On another occasion, the vehicle was taken to the same service station, but they could not diagnose the cause of the failure and had to call the factory for a suggestion. The module was replaced again and there had been no further occurrences since. The mileages were unknown.

- Prattville, AL, USA

problem #7

Jan 172008


  • 15,900 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact heard a noise coming from the rear brakes. She took the vehicle to a dealer to have the tires rotated, but the noise continued. She returned to the dealer and they were able to hear the same noise; however, they could not identify any failures after the rear brakes were inspected. She had the vehicle state inspected and the technician could also not identify any failures with the vehicle. While turning corners, the noise worsens. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer and they identified the failure as rusted rotors, which caused the noise. They also informed her that it was because the vehicle had not been driven often. The dealer from where the vehicle was purchased, identified the failure with the brakes and stated that the brake pads, rotors, and calipers needed to be replaced at the cost of $400. The current mileage was 17,570 and failure mileage was 15,900.

- Canandaigua, NY, USA

problem #6

Oct 062007

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 5,000 miles
I had noticed at first the crack in the dashboard in 2006 right after I had purchased my car. They replaced the dashboard, but not correctly the first time. When I finally got my car back, I attempted to turn the headlights in my car on, at that time all of the interior lights of my car went out. There were wires that were apparently switched. At this time I called the dealership again and informed them of the new problem. This issue was subsequently fixed. After they replaced the dashboard I started to have probelms with the driver and passenger side air bag lights going on.the turned them off and stated it was my fault. About three months later both air bag lights came on again. At this time I took it to another dealer who looked up information on the computer and stated that it must have been my fault again. Someone went out to the car and shut them off but no paperwork was written up. Then another 3 months later the lights came on again and there was another crack in the dashboard around the passenger side air bag. I called the original dealer again and they ordered another dashboard for the car. At this time I asked them again to check to see about the airbag lights. They have had my car for a week now (I still do not have it back). While all the air bag lights issue was happening, there is also another issue with the ABS and ESC (electronic stability control) lights also coming on and not going off. I have been informed the the ABS and ESC light was coming on because there is a braking issue with the car. And the airbag lights that keep coming on and staying on is because of a sensor issue with the passenger side seat. They are not sure why this keeps happening. They are also not sure what caused the brake issue with the ABS and ESC lights.

- Douglassville, PA, USA

problem #5

Mar 052007

Sonata 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,053 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. While backing out of the driveway at 10 mph, the contact heard a humming noise near the rear of the vehicle. She took the vehicle to the mechanic and they could not determine the cause of failure. The contact heard the noise again and returned to the mechanic. The brakes were changed, but the noise recurred. The contact has taken the vehicle to the mechanic numerous times and is still waiting for it to be properly repaired. The current mileage was 21,967 and failure mileage was 8,053.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #4

Apr 032007

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The current mileage was 26,000. The vehicle makes a loud noise when braking. The dealer is unable to diagnose the failure. The failure mileage was 19,000. There were no warning indicators. The purchase date was unknown.

- San Mateo, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 272006

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,000 miles
: the contact stated when the fuel tank was filled to the or full mark, there was a creaking noise heard when the vehicle came to a complete stop. The first time the vehicle was taken to the dealership, who determined this was a normal occurrence. The second time, the dealership determined the spare tire was loose and this was the cause of the noise. The dealership tightened the spare tire, but the noise persisted. The third and last time, the dealership determined that because the gas tank was made of plastic, the tank may be expanding resulting in the creaking noise.

- Bellingham, MA, USA

problem #2

May 312006

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles
The brakes on my "new" Hyundai Sonata is the problem. The car will stop but with my foot on the brake pedal--the pedal will go to the floor. Took the car to the Agency 5/31/06 and was told that was "normal" for this car !!! duh !!! bought the car 5/02/06 have less than 1000 miles on it now.

- La Jolla, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 142006

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10 miles
1. rear passenger side repeat rattling thumping noise in suspension at speeds below 40 mph causing disturbance and agitation to cabin driver or passengers 2. rear passenger side droning-humming echo noise more noticeable over 40 mph and at steady maintained speed causing disturbance and agitation to cabin driver or passengers 3. sloshing noise of gasoline in gas tank after the gas tank is filled and a grinding noise when the brakes are depressed in and around the gas tank area after the gas tank is filled causing disturbance and agitation to cabin driver or passengers.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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