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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,061 miles

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2013 Hyundai Sonata body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2013 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 052013


  • 4,061 miles


The plastic tabs on the left side bumper cover (so called bumper) broke completely off when it appears that the L- shaped lip of the plastic shield under the car rub up against a parking curve. The bottom of the bumper or the shield underneath the car was not scratched to indicate that the car dragged on the curve. The dealer stated the L-shaped lip of the shield rubbed upon the curve and lifted the bumper causing the tabs on the left side of the bumper to break off. The car will need a new painted bumper installed to repair this problem as the plastic tabs are molded to the bumper cover. I have never had a vehicle that would do any damage if the car shield scraped a parking curve. I have never seen a toy battery operated car break like this if it hit or scraped an object. It appears if I ran over a bottle, piece of wood, gravel, etc.,in the road and it hit this shield, if could break this bumper cover. I did not pay over $30,000 for a toy? the shield (should be other than bendable plastic) under this vehicle needs to be bolted to the frame of the car and not the bumper cover. When I pushed the shield under the car, the whole bumper cover lifts up! this is not a vehicle that should be on the roads and highways. It is a safety hazard! this car will not meet the 0 miles per hours test in a crash under any federal regulations safety tests. How could the manufacturer be allowed to put this car on the market? I would like to discuss this matter further and, also, would like for NHTSA to have a representative inspect this car. Because it is so fragile, I am sort of afraid to drive it!.

- Seymour, TN, USA

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