really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,789 miles

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2006 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments (Page 1 of 8)

problem #150

Jun 092015

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 115,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 55 mph, the driver side sun visor detached from the ceiling of the vehicle and obstructed the driver's view of the roadway. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the driver side sun visor needed to be replaced, but the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 115,000. MA 08/11/15 the consumer stated the dealer advised the vehicle was not included in the recall due to location. Updated 8/14/2015

- Whitehouse, OH, USA

problem #149

Aug 112014


  • 127,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the hinge attached to the driver side sun visor was cracked and caused the visor to remain in the down position. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 127,000.

- Kinnebuck Port , ME, USA

problem #148

Aug 062013

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
Sun visors do not remain in place. They will fall obstructing my view.

- Council Bluffs, IA, USA

problem #147

Feb 012014


  • 65,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the driver's side sun visor remained in the downward position and obstructed the view of the road. The sun visor was unable to be secured in the upward position. The visor was not repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 65,000.

- Lexington , MA, USA

problem #146

Aug 052011

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles
While driving, the driver's side sun visor suddenly flopped open. It startled me and almost caused an accident. The sun visor has not stayed up ever since. This creates a safety issue since it blocks my line of vision.

- Herndon, VA, USA

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problem #145

Jul 312013

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 136,527 miles
While driving at 65mph, passenger side sun visor fell, startling driver and nearly causing an accident. Sun visor remains down (will not stay up), causing a constant distraction at all hours and restricting visibility.

- Breinigsville , PA, USA

problem #144

Jul 012011

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 20,500 miles


The driver side sun visor stopped working. It does not stay in the up position. Apparently other drivers have experienced the same problem, but the dealer and manufacturer have refused to accept any responsibility for this defect.

- Northbrook, IL, USA

problem #143

Feb 102012


  • miles
Both sun visors on my 2006 Hyundai Sonata will not stay up near the ceiling of the car. Both slip down which is a huge distraction. I had to remove the passenger side visor and only keep the driver side one attached in case the sun is in my eyes. Putting it to the left creates a big blind spot. It is up to $100 to replace the visor and Hyundai has refused to do anything despite the huge number of people complaining about similar issues.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #142

Oct 102012


  • 102,000 miles
Two weeks ago I had to replace the power window operator on rear passenger side door. Today the power window on the rear passenger side window is not working and needs replacement. The bad solenoids on three door locks were replaced. Both sun visors on the car were replaced due to malfunction. The cover on automatic car seat operators keeps on falling down. The cassette player in the car was replaced due to bad design of the original player.

- Azusa, CA, USA

problem #141

Jul 112011

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
2006 Hyundai Sonata drooping sun visor, comes down while driving. Hyundai will not recall the sun visor although this is know problem and can cause an accident. Hyundai is shifting the responsibility of repair onto the owner of vehicle which costs $80 per sun visor and an installation of $20 per visor. Basically, $200 for a problem that is not the drivers fault, but a faulty design.

- Sickerville, NJ, USA

problem #140

Aug 262010

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles


My driver's side sun visor broke and cannot stay up. I have to put it to the side, but it blocks side view dangerously. This is a common defect for Sonata 2006-2008. The technician at the dealership noticed the problem, but never mentioned to me during warranty. Many complaints have been reported to Hyundai www.howtomendit.com/answers.php?id=157121, but Hyundai simply ignores it.

- Montgomery Village, MD, USA

problem #139

Apr 082010


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that both the driver and passenger side sun visors fractured, causing them to fall into the driver's view of the roadway. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who advised that the visor assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred one year later. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 30,000 and the current mileage was 58,000.

- Arvada, CO, USA

problem #138

Mar 032012

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
Sun visor will not stay up and out of the way when not needed. Visor falls down into the drivers line of vision also creating a constant distraction as the visor drops down and the driver tries to move it up out of the way while driving and trying to Focus on traffic, signals, etc.

- Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

problem #137

Feb 012012


  • 36,000 miles
Sun visor is not folding up obstructing driver view and potentially causing an accident.

- Murrieta, CA, USA

problem #136

Feb 072012

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 32,500 miles
The driver's side sun visor keeps falling down and will not stay up. It impairs the ability to drive the car safely by partially blocking the windshield and/or requiring the driver to drive with one hand so the other hand can hold up the visor.

- Middletown, NJ, USA

problem #135

Mar 062008


  • 42,000 miles
I own a 2006 Hyundai Sonata and the sun visor has broken twice, which affects my view of the road. The visor is unable to stay up and out of view when not in use. I've read Hyundai online forums and it seems to be a recurring problems with a lot of this model as well as the 2007 model. I've had to slide out the visor extension and wedge it between by rearview mirror and roof of my car, which is not a safe option either as it can become unwedged during driving and fall down and block my view of the road. It hasn't caused an accident yet, but it's only a matter of time which terrifies me. Please help.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

problem #134

Sep 262011

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 81,210 miles
I own a 2006 Hyundai Sonata (82K mileage). The driver side seat belt warning light came on and now stays on constantly. Based on a web search this issue appears to be a common problem with this model and one that is a major safety hazard. [the reason for the visibility complaint, this vehicle also had both driver side and passenger side sunvisor fail (another safety issue for another time)] I took the car to a Hyundai dealer who did not consider the problem within warranty. The dealer did note that the cost to repair could be as much as $1500 since the entire seat and safety belt system may require replacement. Follow up calls to Hyundai found that, though there are hundreds and possibly thousands of similar complaints, they have elected not to issue a recall related to the problem as they did for the passenger side. This is a very popular car model with a major safety issue that needs investigation. I strongly suspect your investigation will arrive at the same conclusion and with your help maybe Hyundai will issue a recall before someone is fatally injured. Here is a web link with numerous similar complaints: www.aboutautomobile.com/complaint/2006/Hyundai/Sonata/frontal+airbag thank you in advance for your help!

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #133

Aug 112011

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
2006 Hyundai Sonata visors both failed one at a time replaced one for free charge me for other recall on passenger seat air bag sensor I have recall paper they mailed me they refuse to repair it.

- Scranton, PA, USA

problem #132

Aug 252011

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 106,580 miles
Driver side sun visor broke and will not stay up now, greatly affecting driving vision and safety. I had to remove the visor just to drive the vehicle and now have no sun block when driving the car until I get it repaired.

- Weldon Spring, MO, USA

problem #131

Aug 132011

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
My sun visor is broken and has fallen down into my driving line of sight. It has also fallen down on the passenger's side.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

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