pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
76,800 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
2012 Hyundai Sonata lights problems

lights problem

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2012 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #5

Jan 012016

Sonata ES 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


The dealership said the light is melted in the socket. They want to rewire the back tail lights. $800. They did a quick fix so I could drive it but said it was temporary. Well the light went out - 5 months later - I'm taking it in for tomorrow for NO AIR CONDITIONING - blows HOT AIR - 110 degrees outside! We will see what they do!!

- Yvonne S., Las Vegas, US

problem #4

Jun 012014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles

Rear brake lights frequently go out and or melt in the casing. I have replaced the brake light assembly kit on the left and right side 2x. Hyundai will not honor this issue when I was in warranty and of course they will not while I am now out of warranty.

I contacted Hyundai and have a case number hoping for some resolution.

- SJ R., Raeford, NC, US

problem #3

Aug 012016

Sonata GLS 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 86,000 miles

We have checked ever fuse, and running all possible checks , but this could have been very dangerous for our 17 yr old daughter who drives this car...

- dsmotox55, Tamaroa, IL, US

problem #2

Jan 022016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles

This is an ongoing problem, the plastic that the tail light bulb is attached to is melting and i have had to replace the tail light casing already recently. Since the replacement, i replaces a bulb and the plastic is starting to look burned again. two weeks since i replaced that bulb, the light is out again.This is ridiculous that the problem is not a recall since it is obviously and issue. if i have to spend money on the tail light casing again i am getting rid of the car and buying a toyota!

- Tatiana T., Carrollton, TX, US

problem #1

Aug 062015

Sonata 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

I have changed my tail and brake lights literally 5 times in the past 5 months. They keep going out, I am sure they should not go out this often. I believe there is an electrical short somewhere.

- kpaschall, Vallejo, CA, US

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