TSB List for the 2008 Hyundai Sonata

Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for the 2008 Sonata are official communications between Hyundai & their dealerships that describe processes for troubleshooting or fixing certain common problems. All vehicle manufacturers are required by U.S. law to make their TSBs available to the public.

  • SUSPENSION
  • BRAKES (PWS)
  • SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK
  • ENGINE (PWS)
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
  • ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
  • FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM
  • FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM
  • POWER TRAIN
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
  • POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)
  • POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
  • ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE
  • EXTERIOR LIGHTING
  • AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
  • TIRES
  • WHEELS
  • SEATS
  • LANE DEPARTURE
  • BACK OVER PREVENTION
  • EQUIPMENT
  • EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
  • EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL
  • EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY
  • UNKNOWN OR OTHER
  • SUSPENSION

    • TSB #20-SS-001H

      Date Announced:
      FEB 05, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10172142

      This bulletin describes the requirements for all wheel alignment and/or vehicle tracking claims and best practices when diagnosing and conducting alignment-related repairs for all models and model years. Read More »

    BRAKES (PWS)

    • TSB #21-BR-002H

      Date Announced:
      MAR 23, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10190038

      This bulletin provides best practice recommendations when performing brake service procedures. Read More »

    • TSB #20-BR-002H

      Date Announced:
      NOV 30, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183963

      This bulletin describes the procedure to inspect and identify fluid which may appear around the brake caliper area. Read More »

    SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK

    ENGINE (PWS)

    • TSB #TSB-13-FL-002

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10052144

      HYUNDAI: THE THROTTLE CONTROL (ETC) BODY, ON SOME VEHIICLES, NEEDS TO BE CLEANED AND PROCEDURAL INFORMATION IS BEING PROVIDED, DUE TO DEPOSITS FOUND AT VALVE-TO-BORE INTERFACE. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

    • TSB #21-EM-004H

      Date Announced:
      MAR 30, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10190044

      This bulletin provides the service procedure for engine connecting rod bearing clearance testing. Perform the procedure outlined in this bulletin to fulfill the Bearing Clearance Test inspection requirements to determine next required ... Read More »

    • TSB #21-EM-003H

      Date Announced:
      MAR 10, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10189989

      This bulletin provides the inspection procedure and repair guidelines for certain vehicles listed below. Read More »

    ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

    • TSB #TSB-11-01-025

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2011
      NHTSA ID:
      #10041632

      HYUNDAI: INFORMATION IS PROVIDED FOR THE ECU UPDATE FOR HEV ACTIVE AIR FLAP (AAF). *PE Read More »

    • TSB #SB-10-EM-006

      Date Announced:
      DEC 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10038212

      HYUNDAI: A REVISED PROCEDURE FOR REPLACING THE TIMING CHAIN TENSIONERS. *RM Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-10-FL-010

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10034649

      HYUNDAI: DTC P2135/P0638 OR COLD ENGINE RPM FLUCTUATION; TPS REPLACEMENT AND ECM UPDATE. SOME 2.7L, 3.3L OR 3.8L ENGINES IN MODELS IDENTIFIED IN THE APPLICABILITY LIST MAY EXPERIENCE ONE OR MORE OF THE CONDITIONS LISTED. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB09-FL-003-2

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032793

      HYUNDAI: SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ILLUMINATED WITH THE ETC (ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL) SYSTEM RELATED DTC P2135 ( FORCED LIMITED POWER) OR DTC P0638 (POWER MANAGEMENT). Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-09-AT-018

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032908

      HYUNDAI: ATA SOLENOID DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0740, P0741, P0742, P0743, P0746, P0748, P0750, P0755, P0760, P0765, P0770. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-09-AT-013

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10030984

      HYUNDAI: AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE RANGE SWITCH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0705 (RANGE SWITCH SIGNAL PROBLEMS), P0707 (RANGE SWITCH OPEN CIRCUIT), AND P0708 (RANGE SWITCH SHORT CIRCUIT OR MULTIPLE INPUTS). Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-09-FL-003-1

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10029229

      HYUNDAI: MIL ON DTC P2135 OR P0638 OR COLD ENGINE RPM FLUCTUATION- TPS REPLACEMENT & ECM UPDATE. SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE EITHER SLIGHT ENGINE RPM FLUCTUATION AT COLD WARM UP OR MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ILLUMINATED WITH THE ETC ... Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-09-FL-003

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10028825

      HYUNDAI: SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ILLUMINATED WITH THE ETC (ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL) SYSTEM RELATED DTC P2135 OR DTC P0638. *PE Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

    • TSB #TSB-09-FL-003-1

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10029229

      HYUNDAI: MIL ON DTC P2135 OR P0638 OR COLD ENGINE RPM FLUCTUATION- TPS REPLACEMENT & ECM UPDATE. SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE EITHER SLIGHT ENGINE RPM FLUCTUATION AT COLD WARM UP OR MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ILLUMINATED WITH THE ETC ... Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY

    • TSB #TSB-13-FL-003

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10052842

      HYUNDAI: INFORMATION REGARDING THE INSPECTION PROCEDURE FOR FUEL LEVEL SENDER AND SYMPTOMS OF CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON, ERRATIC OR UNRESPONSIVE FUEL GAUGE OR FUEL GAUGE DOES NOT REACH FULL LEVEL AFTER FILLING UP. Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

    • TSB #FIR-0909

      Date Announced:
      SEP 09, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10052730

      HYUNDAI: PROCEDURE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON SYMPTOMS AND INSPECTION OF FUEL LEVEL SENDER WITH CERTAIN SYMPTOMS. MODELS 2006-2011 SONATA, 2012 GENESIS, 2010 TUCSON. *PE Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM

    • TSB #TSB-13-FL-002

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10052144

      HYUNDAI: THE THROTTLE CONTROL (ETC) BODY, ON SOME VEHIICLES, NEEDS TO BE CLEANED AND PROCEDURAL INFORMATION IS BEING PROVIDED, DUE TO DEPOSITS FOUND AT VALVE-TO-BORE INTERFACE. Read More »

    FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER:STORAGE:FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM

    • TSB #TSB-13-FL-003

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10052842

      HYUNDAI: INFORMATION REGARDING THE INSPECTION PROCEDURE FOR FUEL LEVEL SENDER AND SYMPTOMS OF CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON, ERRATIC OR UNRESPONSIVE FUEL GAUGE OR FUEL GAUGE DOES NOT REACH FULL LEVEL AFTER FILLING UP. Read More »

    POWER TRAIN

    • TSB #21-AT-006H

      Date Announced:
      MAY 21, 2021
      NHTSA ID:
      #10196546

      Hyundai approves only the ATF, DCT gear oil and IVT gear oil specified in the vehicleâ¿¿s ownerâ¿¿s manual. ï¿· Use of other ATF may result in improper shift quality or other drivability conditions. Read More »

    • TSB #20-AT-016H

      Date Announced:
      APR 17, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174807

      The automatic transmission warranty repair policy authorizes in-dealership repairs of the following components for both OEM (new) and remanufactured automatic transmissions: Read More »

    • TSB #19-FL-003H

      Date Announced:
      APR 15, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160098

      This bulletin provides the procedure to write the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) during the replacement of the Engine Control Module (ECM) or Powertrain Control Module (PCM). Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

    • TSB #5NP-S9D9P-10

      Date Announced:
      SEP 02, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10082725

      THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION ON COMPONENTS, ATTRIBUTES, AND PRECAUTIONS OF THE 7-SPEED DRY-TYPE DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION (DCT). Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-09-AT-013

      Date Announced:
      JUL 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10030984

      HYUNDAI: AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE RANGE SWITCH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0705 (RANGE SWITCH SIGNAL PROBLEMS), P0707 (RANGE SWITCH OPEN CIRCUIT), AND P0708 (RANGE SWITCH SHORT CIRCUIT OR MULTIPLE INPUTS). Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

    • TSB #5NP-B6E2P-10

      Date Announced:
      AUG 09, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10082455

      "THE PCM OR TCM CONTAINS LOGIC TO ADJUST SOLENOID DUTY AND LINE PRESSURE AS NEEDED TO COMPENSATE FOR NORMAL CLUTCH WEAR OVER THE LIFE OF THE TRANSAXLE. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-13-FL-001

      Date Announced:
      MAR 01, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10052143

      HYUNDAI: DUE TO AN ERROR IN THE INTERNAL CONTROL MODULE READ ONLY MEMORY, INFORMATION IS PROVIDED REGARDING THE REPLACING OF THE PCM AND A POSSIBLE WARRANTY CLAIM. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-09-AT-018

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032908

      HYUNDAI: ATA SOLENOID DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES P0740, P0741, P0742, P0743, P0746, P0748, P0750, P0755, P0760, P0765, P0770. Read More »

    • TSB #08-AT-004

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10025101

      ECM AND TCM UPDATE - VIBRATION, SHUDDER OR BOOM NOISE AT 38-42 MPH. *PE Read More »

    POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY

    • TSB #5NP-B6E2P-10

      Date Announced:
      AUG 09, 2016
      NHTSA ID:
      #10082455

      "THE PCM OR TCM CONTAINS LOGIC TO ADJUST SOLENOID DUTY AND LINE PRESSURE AS NEEDED TO COMPENSATE FOR NORMAL CLUTCH WEAR OVER THE LIFE OF THE TRANSAXLE. Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

    • TSB #20-EE-003H

      Date Announced:
      APR 23, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174808

      This bulletin provides information on identifying dealer stock vehicles with either: ⿢ A Battery SOC alert - low Battery State of Charge (SOC) at or below 50%. ⿢ A 30 Day alert - vehicle has not started and reported an SOC in 30 days. Read More »

    • TSB #20-BE-001H

      Date Announced:
      JAN 16, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10170883

      This bulletin provides guidelines to inspect the USB, head unit, and multi-box for common connection conditions. 2. This bulletin presents guidelines to inspect for common Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connection conditions. 3. Read More »

    • TSB #19-FL-003H

      Date Announced:
      APR 15, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10160098

      This bulletin provides the procedure to write the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) during the replacement of the Engine Control Module (ECM) or Powertrain Control Module (PCM). Read More »

    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

    • TSB #15-BE-002

      Date Announced:
      FEB 01, 2015
      NHTSA ID:
      #10057849

      HYUNDAI 2006-2008 SONATA: BULLETIN INFORMATION REGARDING SERVICE PRCEDURES TO REPAIR THE SYMPTOM OF AN AIRBAG WARNING WITH DTC CODE, B1701 OR B1706. *LJ Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-11-01-025

      Date Announced:
      AUG 01, 2011
      NHTSA ID:
      #10041632

      HYUNDAI: INFORMATION IS PROVIDED FOR THE ECU UPDATE FOR HEV ACTIVE AIR FLAP (AAF). *PE Read More »

    • TSB #0736008

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2007
      NHTSA ID:
      #10023629

      ECM UPDATE - MIL (MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP) ON WITH DTC P0110 OR P0300, EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE NO SYSTEM FAULTS. *NJ Read More »

    EXTERIOR LIGHTING

    • TSB #20-BD-014H

      Date Announced:
      JUL 14, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10178175

      This bulletin provides information regarding condensation related to moisture accumulation in the headlamp, rear combination lamp, daytime running lamp (DRL), or fog lamp. Read More »

    AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

    • TSB #08-01-006

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10025122

      OCCUPATION CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) "PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF" INDICATOR LIGHT MAY NOT TURN OFF WHEN SMALL STATURE ADULTS ARE SEATED IN THE RIGHT FRONT PASSENGER SEAT. REPROGRAMMING - CAMPAIGN 083. Read More »

    TIRES

    • TSB #20-SS-004H

      Date Announced:
      NOV 19, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183960

      This bulletin provides tire vibration service procedures, including how to optimize vehicle vibration performance. Read More »

    • TSB #20-SS-002H(1)

      Date Announced:
      MAY 06, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10176182

      This bulletin provides information on tire maintenance best practices and procedures for dealers and customers to maximize tire life and performance. Read More »

    WHEELS

    • TSB #20-SS-004H

      Date Announced:
      NOV 19, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10183960

      This bulletin provides tire vibration service procedures, including how to optimize vehicle vibration performance. Read More »

    • TSB #20-SS-002H(1)

      Date Announced:
      MAY 06, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10176182

      This bulletin provides information on tire maintenance best practices and procedures for dealers and customers to maximize tire life and performance. Read More »

    SEATS

    • TSB #083

      Date Announced:
      NOV 27, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10059603

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #083

      Date Announced:
      MAY 30, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10025557

      OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) REPROGRAMMING ON CERTAIN 2006-2008 MODEL YEAR SONATAS. *PE Read More »

    LANE DEPARTURE

    • TSB #19-BE-011H-1

      Date Announced:
      NOV 04, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169370

      The Blind Spot Detection (BSD) or Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) is a system that measures the speed of and distance from the following vehicles by using two magnetic wave radar sensors attached in the rear bumper. Read More »

    BACK OVER PREVENTION

    • TSB #19-BE-011H-1

      Date Announced:
      NOV 04, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10169370

      The Blind Spot Detection (BSD) or Blind-Spot Collision Warning (BCW) is a system that measures the speed of and distance from the following vehicles by using two magnetic wave radar sensors attached in the rear bumper. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT

    • TSB #20-BD-014H

      Date Announced:
      JUL 14, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10178175

      This bulletin provides information regarding condensation related to moisture accumulation in the headlamp, rear combination lamp, daytime running lamp (DRL), or fog lamp. Read More »

    • TSB #20-BD-007H-1

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10176178

      This bulletin describes the general guidelines to help disinfect and protect vehicle exterior/interior surfaces using recommended safe chemical products. Read More »

    • TSB #20-EE-003H

      Date Announced:
      APR 23, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174808

      This bulletin provides information on identifying dealer stock vehicles with either: ⿢ A Battery SOC alert - low Battery State of Charge (SOC) at or below 50%. ⿢ A 30 Day alert - vehicle has not started and reported an SOC in 30 days. Read More »

    • TSB #083

      Date Announced:
      FEB 08, 2013
      NHTSA ID:
      #10059638

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    • TSB #12-AT-023

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2012
      NHTSA ID:
      #10059631

      SUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE. Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

    • TSB #TSB09-FL-003-2

      Date Announced:
      OCT 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10032793

      HYUNDAI: SOME VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP ILLUMINATED WITH THE ETC (ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL) SYSTEM RELATED DTC P2135 ( FORCED LIMITED POWER) OR DTC P0638 (POWER MANAGEMENT). Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

    • TSB #TSB-10-GI-001

      Date Announced:
      APR 01, 2010
      NHTSA ID:
      #10034204

      HYUNDAI: LABEL REQUIREMENTS FOR VEHICLE LOADING TO COMPLY WITH FMVSS 110. EFFECTIVE 6/2/08, FMVSS 110 (FMVSS 110) SETS A THRESHOLD FOR CORRECTING LOAD CAPACITY INFORMATION INDICATED ON TIRE PLACARDS WHEN VEHICLE WEIGHT HAS BEEN ... Read More »

    • TSB #08-GI-001

      Date Announced:
      MAY 01, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10025141

      ALL VEHICLES RETAILED BEGINNING ON JUE 2, 2008 THAT MEET THE ADDITIONAL WEIGHT CRITERIA ABOVE. LABEL REQUIREMENTS FOR VEHICLE LOADING TO COMPLY WITH FMVSS 110. *PE Read More »

    EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

    • TSB #20-AT-016H

      Date Announced:
      APR 17, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174807

      The automatic transmission warranty repair policy authorizes in-dealership repairs of the following components for both OEM (new) and remanufactured automatic transmissions: Read More »

    • TSB #08-01-014

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10026787

      HYUNDAI: NF CENTER ARM REST; LOOSE MATERIAL. TO INSPECT THE CENTER ARM RESTS OF SOME 2009 SONATAS FOR LOOSE MATERIAL AND TO REPLACE THE ARM RESTS IF NECESSARY. *PE Read More »

    EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

    • TSB #20-BD-014H

      Date Announced:
      JUL 14, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10178175

      This bulletin provides information regarding condensation related to moisture accumulation in the headlamp, rear combination lamp, daytime running lamp (DRL), or fog lamp. Read More »

    • TSB #20-AT-016H

      Date Announced:
      APR 17, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10174807

      The automatic transmission warranty repair policy authorizes in-dealership repairs of the following components for both OEM (new) and remanufactured automatic transmissions: Read More »

    • TSB #20-BD-007H

      Date Announced:
      MAR 23, 2020
      NHTSA ID:
      #10173546

      This bulletin describes the general guidelines to disinfect and protect vehicle interior surfaces using certain safe chemical products. Read More »

    • TSB #19-GI-006H

      Date Announced:
      OCT 14, 2019
      NHTSA ID:
      #10167253

      This bulletin provides instruction detailing the proper methodology for scanning and uploading captured GDS data files to the Techline Repository. Read More »

    • TSB #TSB-09-01-032

      Date Announced:
      NOV 01, 2009
      NHTSA ID:
      #10033666

      HYUNDAI: SUN VISOR REPLACEMENT (SERVICE CAMPAIGN T97). THE SUN VISOR MAY NOT STAY IN THE STORED (UP) POSITION. BULLETIN PROVIDES THE SERVICE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE SUN VISOR ASSEMBLIES. *PE Read More »

    UNKNOWN OR OTHER

    • TSB #08-01-014

      Date Announced:
      SEP 01, 2008
      NHTSA ID:
      #10026787

      HYUNDAI: NF CENTER ARM REST; LOOSE MATERIAL. TO INSPECT THE CENTER ARM RESTS OF SOME 2009 SONATAS FOR LOOSE MATERIAL AND TO REPLACE THE ARM RESTS IF NECESSARY. *PE Read More »

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