fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,950 miles

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2012 Hyundai Sonata wheels / hubs problems

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2012 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 232013

Sonata 4-cyl

  • miles


Rear tires are cupping every 10,000 miles. I had front and rear alignment done and no change. Read online it is a big issue with these. Maybe faulty manufacturer struts? sounds like tires are about to fall off the rear hubs. Very loud. And keep having to buy new tires.

- Kerrville, TX, USA

problem #7

Mar 072014


  • 24,000 miles
I was driving from my sisters at 17 mile and garfield home when I noticed my low pressure tire warning light had come on. I stop at the marathon gas station at 14 mile between hoover and schoenner to fill the tire. That is when I noticed the tear/cut in the sidewall of the tire. Air would not fill back into the tire. I even tried to use fix a flat, and that would not work either. I just had my oil changed at the dealership a few days ago, and they had checked on their sheet that everything was normal. Needless to say I am very frustrated with this. Especially since I had heard there has been issues with Hyundai and their tires having this exact problem! I am hoping to have this problem rectified...don't even no where to start! [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Center Line, MI, USA

problem #6

Jan 112012

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Sonata equipped with a set of kumho solusk H25 tires, size: P205/65/R16 and dot number yol4ypl81411. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph in the snow, the tires began to slip. The contact stated that he took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the tires needed to be replaced due to bad tread. The tires were not replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure but a remedy was not provided. The failure mileage was 2,000. Updated 03/31/14 the consumer stated when the tires were cold, there was no grip, while driving in the snow, when the tires warmed up, the snow stuck to the tires

- Oclair, WI, USA

problem #5

May 112013

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 23,000 miles


Kuhmo tires constantly low air pressure refilled with nitrogen gas numerous times was told by dealership it was due to change in outdoor temperature, normal for kuhmo. Eventually at 23000 miles was told that I needed to replace worn tires, no credit my, expense kuhmo doesn't warranty.

- West Palm Beach , FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 012011

Sonata 4-cyl

  • miles
My car is one year old. I had perform recall campaign 928 on 7/23/22 and today the mechanic told me that my two front tires are wearing out. How am I going to claim for the damage and get fix with the alignments?

- Garden Grove, CA, USA

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problem #3

Mar 012012

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Sonata equipped with hankook P225/45/VR18 tires. The contact stated that the vehicle was parked when he noticed a bubble on the sidewall of the front driver's tire. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the tire was re updated 08/28/12 two months later, the contact's son was driving 65 mph when the front passenger tire blew out due to a bubble on the sidewall. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and the tire was again replaced. The vehicle manufacturer was notified and the contact was informed that they stopped working with that tire manufacturer due to excessive tire complaints. No further assistance was provided. The failure mileage was 18,000. Updated 08/15/12 the consumer stated only the front tire was replaced. The dealer, Hyundai motor and hankook all refused to replace the second tire. Updated 08/29/12

- Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jun 042012

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 4,500 miles
The sides of the tire in question seem very prone to sidewall failure. This tire has a lip on it that extends above the wheel's rim (as opposed to the smooth, rounded surface of other tires). Upon driving up on a curb while parking the car at work, a one inch flap of rubber 1/4" deep was ripped from our right rear tire. The right front tire shows two spots where a part of the tire's lip was ripped off (where it is flush with the tire) from other brushes against the curb. Most alarming is the left front tire which has a 1/2" crack or incision in the tire -- and this is not even close to the rim and shows no sign of hitting a curb. It's hard to tell how deep the incision is but it is at least 1/8" deep. The new 2012 Hyundai Sonata equipped with these tires was purchased in Nov. 2011. The vehicle currently has a little more than 5,000 miles on it. In the combined 80 years we have been driving, we have never experienced sidewall failure from driving onto a curb or just finding a crack in the tire. I do want to point out that hankook, the manufacturer, has had a recall for its hankook / dynapro as / P265/70R17S RH03 (NHTSA campaign id number: 10T021000). The cause was sidewall failure. We replaced the tire with the gash in it. We do have photos of the tires in question and can send pdfs to you if so desired. We also kept the tire with the gash in case we needed it for some reason in pursuing this (additional photos, insepction, etc.). it is hard to determine the date of when the damage was done so I've listed the date that the tire with the rip was first noticed. The tire with the incision or crack in it was noticed today (7-14-12) while getting the other tire replaced. The complete description of the tire size is 225/45R18-95V.

- Hebron, KY, USA

problem #1

Jan 032012

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 100 miles
Completely new vehicle (Hyundai Sonata limited 2012) with new tires as supplied by manufacturer Hyundai. Car kept skidding on a very light snow (less than half inch of snow), and tires would hold no traction. Happened repeatedly whenever there was even a light snow. Will not go up a gentle slope with snow. Has tires hankook optimo H-431.

- Shaker Heights, OH, USA

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