really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,200 miles

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2006 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #5

May 012013

Sonata 4-cyl

  • miles


2006 Hyundai Sonata. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle front control arms recall notice. The consumer was informed the control arms needed to be replaced, due to the fact the bushings were starting to separate. The consumer asked about the cause, and the dealer stated it was due to wear and tear. The consumer began to research the issue, and discovered a recall was issued for the front control arms. The consumer filed a complaint and Hyundai responded by saying they did not show any open campaigns on his vehicle. In October 2013, the consumer received a recall # 13V354000 which outlined an issue with corrosion that could result in detachment of the inboard control arm mounting points. As a result of the notice, he contacted the dealer and was told, it appeared to be related and that it would be fixed at no cost. Consequently, when he call the Hyundai dealership and was told the issue identified in the notice and his issue with the bushings that were starting to separate were two different issues and that the initial issue would not be a part of the recall. The consumer stated the only thing the dealer did, was add a corrosion kit under-coating aero and rust preventive V. the service department informed the consumer, they were not replacing the cross-member on any vehicles, they were merely using some kind of protectant to prevent further corrosion.

- Montgomery Village, MD, USA

problem #4

Jul 072011


  • 153,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated the front drivers side control arm broke. The contact was traveling 65 mph when he heard a cracking sound. The contact was attempting to exit the highway when the vehicle crashed into another vehicle because the contact was unable to keep the vehicle in one lane. The vehicle was towed to the dealer to be repaired. The failure and current mileage was 153,000. Updated 2/21/12

- Jasper , AL, USA

problem #3

Nov 102008

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 60 mph on normal road conditions, the contact slightly released the steering wheel and the vehicle began to drift to the left unexpectedly. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection and they performed a front end alignment. On two separate occasions, the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for identical failures without any resolution. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 23,000 and current mileage was 25,000. Updated 01/07/09. Updated 01/12/09.

- East Longmeadow, MA, USA

problem #2

Jan 012008

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
The Hyundai Sonata mine is an'06 has a strut problem in that it "thunks" on certain road surfaces and back into or out of driveways, I have tried in vain to get Hyundai corporate to do something about this problem only to fall on deaf ears, the edmonds car space forum is full of complaints about his problem. Factory reps say they cannot hear anything, dealers say there is nothing wrong with the car and it is up to corporate to issue a recall on these vehicles. This is a totally frustrating problem that they see fit to ignore and yet they have tsbs on two other of their vehicles with the same identical problem but choose to ignore the Sonata and Azera which have the same problem. Everybody on the forum has tried in vain to get Hyundai corporate to do something about, but nothing we can do is moving them.

- Ventura, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 252006

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
This complaint applies to a 2007 Hyundai Sonata limited (no option for 2007 was available in drop down menu) (issue 1) at or around the initial few days after taking delivery I began to notice abrupt vibration and shaking coming from the steering wheel; substantial enough to feel in the seat. Vehicle was taken back to dealership on 3 separate occasions to remedy the problem but they reported that they were unable to duplicate the problem and reported the vehicle to be in manufacturer specification. Nonetheless, dealer attempted wheel balance and radial force balance as a "good will gesture." Problem is now more articulated and the issue remains unresolved. (issue 2) engine emits a rattle noise similar to lifter clatter upon start and continues throughout operation; particularly in colder weather. Timing chain tensioner was replaced and one noise was resolved but the continual nature of the lifter clatter remains. Dealership and Hyundai representative reported that they were unable to duplicate the problem and the issue remains unresolved. (issue 3) fuel sloshing coming from the fuel tank. Manufacturer and dealer claims this to be normal and not a safety risk. Sound is more pronounced at or around 3/4 tank. Brought this to the attention of the dealer and the manufacturer directly and remains unresolved.

- North Brunswick, NJ, USA

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