hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,112 miles

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2009 Hyundai Sonata body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 282014

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 115,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Sonata. While in park, the contact noticed multiple cracks along the dashboard. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 115,000. Updated 07/12/16 updated 08/03/16.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 152014


  • 110,000 miles
The dashboard on the passenger side has two large cracks in it. It is very unsightly and should not have occurred. The cracks are becoming larger with time.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 022013

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
The "chrome" plating is peeling off of the interior driver side door handle used to open the door. The peeled plating has sharp edge and I cut my finger on it. I certainly hope this will be covered under the 5 yr bumper to bumper warranty.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 132013

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 50,450 miles
I believe that the Hyundai Sonata 2009 a has a paint defect problem. I now have 12 paint chips on the hood which I believe are the result of paint flaking off. I do not recall once hearing a rock hit the hood and yet I have 12 chips and now one similar chip near the trunk. There are no dents that would indicate rocks or other objects hitting the hood. I took the car to the dealer and spoke to the manager who told me that they were a result of normal wear. I do not agree and a quick look through the internet indicates that I am not the only one with the problem.

- Hobe Sound, FL, USA

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