hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,355 miles

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2010 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #6

Apr 052016


  • 95,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that both the rear driver and passenger side door handles were fractured and needed to be replaced. The contact mentioned that the rear passenger door failed to open when using the exterior or interior door handles. In addition, the front passenger side door failed to lock. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician verified the failure and replaced the door handles. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 95,000.

- Florence, SC, USA

problem #5

Nov 112013


  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that two of the door handles detached from the vehicle while attempting to enter the vehicle. The dealer was notified, but the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 68,000.

- Bryant, AR, USA

problem #4

Jul 052013

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 53,229 miles
During an inspection I was informed that the rear brake pads and rotors needed to be replaced. I then took the car for a second opinion which verified that the rear brake pads and rotors needed to be replaced. I was surprised as the car had only about 53K miles and the front brake pads were still good (although I was informed they had about another 60,000 miles). Up to now the car has run well with the exception of the front door latch being replaced which I know is another problem with the Hyundai Sonatas. I did think Hyundai customer service could have been better for both issues.

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

problem #3

Sep 012013


  • 79,900 miles


On Sunday 9/1, I came out of church and could not open my passenger back door from the outside. My son took it to the dealer on 9/4 where I get my service done, he was told it would be $80 to look at the problem because my warranty had run out, but they would deduct the $80 from the price of repair, I did not get it fixed, low and behold on 9/4 after getting off work I went into the store, came out and my passenger side front door would not open from the outside, very dangerous, if I have an accident no one would be able to get me out nor my grandson out who sit behind the passenger seat, he is 5. what can I do if I cannot afford to get the doors repaired at this time. Seems like a very bad safety issue to me and the manufacture should fix this at no expense to me, seems like a recall to me.

- Chattanooga, TN, USA

problem #2

Apr 022013


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that exterior door handles on both front doors and the rear driver's side door failed. The doors could only be opened with the interior door handles. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to be inspected. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure and current mileage was 60,000.

- Greer, SC, USA

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problem #1

Oct 232010


  • miles
Our 6 month old child must have eaten too much or had an upset stomach and began to vomit. My wife and I begin to panic because of possible choking. So we are doing 40 mph on road with no shoulder and cars all around looking for a place pull off. But he's not choking yet, so I'm still driving. Finally a shoulder, so I pull off and stop. This is a rental car, but is no different from many other cars in that much to our dismay she finds that although she can open her door and get out she can't get into his door) because problem #1 it's one of those cars that has the doors that lock automatically when you take it out of park or move more than 5mph or something like that. So now we are fighting with the buttons on our respective doors, both trying to unlock his door, in our panic not thinking through that maybe I have to put it in park and they'll all unlock themselves. Now I'm panicking again - she's about to crawl over the seat, I'm about to start tearing pieces off this car but I can't get out cause cars are flying by my side. So she finally reaches around and unlocks his door from the inside and gets him out of the car seat. He's ok. Whew! I really believe these auto locks are a bad idea, and I have from the start, but now I know I never ever want a car of mine to have that feature and I will always disable it. In the meantime I have learned that while I have this rental car I can wait for the doors to lock and hit the unlock button and they will stay unlocked. Which brings me to problem #2. the unlock button on the door does not have the same symbols on it as the unlock button on my remote car key. And the symbols on the door button are far too small - I have to lean forward and squint to figure out which position is "unlock." The car key has the symbols of an open padlock and closed padlock. These to me should be the same symbols used on the door button - they should be a universal symbol, and they should be big enough to see from my seat.

- Derwood, MD, USA

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