Notes: The 2011 Sonata has a seriously defective engine that seizes without warning. It was awarded the dubious honor of being the first CarTalk / CarComplaints Turd of the Week in late September 2015.

A class action lawsuit was filed in May 2015 against Hyundai that claims the 2.4L Sonata engine is defective. More info here.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100 miles

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2011 Hyundai Sonata windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2011 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 142010

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the windshield had distorted images and a rippled effect at the bottom. When she looked at the right of the windshield, it seemed as if vehicles were moving into her lane, causing her to move into the left lane to avoid accidents. When she rode in the passenger seat, she noticed the same problem. She took the vehicle to the dealer where the windshield was replaced. However, she noticed the same rippled effect. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer but the dealer told her to contact the manufacturer. The manufacturer had not been notified of the second windshield's problem. The current mileage was approximately 2,100. The failure mileage was approximately 100. Updated 02/07/11 updated 04/21/11

- North Fort Myers, FL, USA

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