hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,913 miles

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2006 Hyundai Sonata transmission problems

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2006 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 112012

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,651 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated the steering wheel became very difficult to steer while turning right. The contact stated that the failure occurred twice. The contact spoke with the dealer and was informed that water got onto the steering belt and caused the failure. The contact felt that there was more of an issue because they were unable to shift the vehicle out of drive and into park when they attempted to park. The failure and current mileages were 25,651... updated 08/15/12 the consumer stated the battery light illuminated as well. Updated 08/21/12

- Vero Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 052010


  • 102,000 miles
While driving the vehicle at 50 mph, it suddenly slams into third gear causing a violent jerking and sudden deceleration. The engine light comes on and the car remains in 3rd gear for a period of time and then returns to normal. This occurred two days in a row. The second time I was almost rear ended when my vehicle slammed into third gear. It was determined that the transmission wiring harness and overdrive solenoid were defective. Error code was P0765.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #2

Apr 252009


  • 60,000 miles
09V122000-I have taken my car to the dealership and they have refused to fix the car as they have not started their campaign yet. My car has no brake lights and the ABS/ESC light is on in the dash along with the check engine light. I cannot shift out of gear without depressing the shift release button.

- Dumfries, VA, USA

problem #1

Dec 212006

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
- the contact stated that the 2006 Hyundai Sonata LX, had problems with the transmission slipping. While driving at 10 mph and trying to make a right turn the vehicle started to make a racing roaring noise. This has happened on two occasions. The vehicle continued to go 10 mph, but he couldn't stop it. He applied the brakes, and the vehicle wouldn't stop. The contact sat on the side of the road for a few minutes, turned off the vehicle let it sit. He started the vehicle, and drove home without any problems. The contact did take the vehicle to dealership and they did a diagnostic and found nothing wrong with the vehicle. The contact stated that this has happened on 2 occasions and the dealership did contact the manufacturer. The manufacturer told the dealership to make sure the motor mounts were tightened, and to check and clean all terminals. This was done in January 10, 2007. The contact hasn't had any other problems since. The contact wanted NHTSA to be aware of this problem, he has sent the manufacturer a letter regarding this problem on 01/20/07 and hadn't gotten any response. The current mileage was 7050.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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