definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,396 miles

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2013 Hyundai Sonata lights problems

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2013 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #6

Aug 252016


  • 64,000 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. While driving various speeds, the headlights intermittently failed to illuminate. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 64,000.

- Ojai, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 072016

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 19,980 miles
Over the last 24 months my dashboard, parking, dome, and /or rear lights have gone on by themselves. It has happen more than 12 times the car was off and it happens sometimes during the day, sometimes at night. The vehicle was parked in a public lot or in front of my house. I was not able to shut light off using the remote. The dealer was not able to fix this problem and had no suggestions. This is a safety because the car would not start a number of times and service had to be called. Please advise if this is a recurring issue with this model and if you can be of help to rectify the problem. Thank you.

- Plantation, FL, USA

problem #4

Jul 242016


  • 79,000 miles
Driving car on a main street with my kids and without warning lights in dashboard come on and car begins to stall. I try tomove to side of road and park and car as best I can on the side. Car turns off and doesn't turn back

- El Monte, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 122016


  • miles


Headlights flicker while driving. They are getting worse as they are cutting completely off driving down the road. Some times it will even dim or completely shut off the interior lights.the lights cut off in the middle of a turn. I've had it in service 3 or 4 times and they can not seem to find the problem. The day I bought the car on the way home is the first time I noticed and called it in for repair. They have since then replaced the battery and the alternator in attempt to fix the problem which none of this has successfully helped. The car does this mainly while driving, but sometimes while in a stationary position. My job requires me to work nights which I can not even drive my car for this safety issue in the fear of causing a wreck and possibly injuring someone or myself. I had a video to share, but its not in the right format so it will not let me post. Please help me find the solution to this.

- Blountsville, AL, USA

problem #2

Jun 272015


  • 43,326 miles
Lights flicker on and off. When you turn the brights on it seems to do it more. They have no idea what the problem is as they have replaced the battery and the alternator to try and resolve the problem, but neither have worked. They have also tried to reset the lighting switch.... none which have worked I drive my car mainly in the dark hours so this problem had to be fixed. I have taken my car in to the dealership 3 or 4 times for this same problem.

- Locust Fork , AL, USA

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problem #1

Jan 052013

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the seat belt warning and the turning signal chime was completely inaudible. The contact stated that he believed it was a safety issue. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician did not offer any assistance since they were unable to alter the design of the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance and stated that the vehicle was operating as designed. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 70. Updated 2/25/13

- Laguna Woods, CA, USA

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