6th Aug 2002, 11:53

My 2000 Sonata GLS is a beautiful gift from my husband... but it is beginning to fall apart in my hands. After the door speaker and back door locks stopped working, the check engine light came on. I spent over $800.00 on total repairs. Four months later, I had to replace the battery, the check engine light is back on and the windshield wiper and turn signal levers broke off in my hands! I've never seen anything like it. I'm considering trading it in, but I don't have a car note now and there are only 47,000 miles on it. None of the problems are under the 10 year, 100,000 mile warranty.

23rd Aug 2002, 23:29

I have had many problems with my Hyundai Sonata (2001). The window mounts have broken 4 times, the back door lock broke once, the transmission went once, the radio had to be replaced due to an intermittent power problem, I have had to have two batteries replaced and the driver's seat has had to be replaced. This car is 1 1/2 years old and only has 35000 miles on it. I am very unhappy with the quality of the work. These problems have been replaced for free, but the time lost from work has been a burden.

27th Sep 2002, 21:04

I drive a 2000 Sonata, and I think it is a very reliable car. It already has close to 64,000 miles on it, mostly highway miles, and I never had a problem with it until recently. It turned out to be the brakes, which had gone pretty bad in the back, and the front was about to go too. But it was partially my fault, since I let it go for so long. Thinking that all repairs would end up costing close to $1,000, it only cost me $3-400. My Hyundai mechanic says it is a good little car, esp since we have so many miles on it and that was the only problem we've had.

25th Oct 2004, 17:45

I have a 2001 hyundai sonata. I have had nothing, but check engine light troubles since I purchased it. The dealership says it is because of the gas cap not being tightened enough.

Now, I have tried to have the car inspected 5 times to no avail. I have been told there is something wrong with the on-board computer system, which is not allowing any emissions tests to be run. I now have expired inspection stickers. The service dept. at the dealership says that my car may not have been road ready when it was made.

Gee, thanks!!

What a nightmare this car has been.

3rd Jun 2005, 18:00

I, too, have the same problems with my check engine light. It comes on constantly. My 2001 Sonata will not pass inspection. I have been to the dealership 3 times, to no avail. I, too, am driving around with expired inspection stickers. The dealership tells me my car is not ready also. They have told me to drive the car for 500 miles to reset the system. After I do that, it still does not pass. I have since driven the car 1,100 miles, brought it back to the dealership, and they still could not get a reading on my car. They told me to drive it a couple hundred more miles! Do you believe it? I told them no thank you, I will trade it. This car has been nothing, but a nightmare!

6th Jun 2005, 16:09

I have a 2001 Hyndai Sonata and I have had many problems including the window falling in the door twice. The brakes have squealed since almost since I first got the car and they tell me it is brake dust. My windshield wipers have quit twice and now my check engine light is staying on, but there doesn't seem like anything is wrong with the engine.

30th Oct 2005, 00:33

I have had my 2000 Sonata in the shop at least ten times in the past year. At least seven of those times were for an evaporation leak. Hyundai replaced my purge canister and about two months later (when my warranty was expired), the check engine light came on once again. It turned out to be the purge canister again. My mechanic gave me the old on which was obvioulsy not new and was glued together. Once again my check engine light is on and the computer reading keeps showing and emissions/evaporation leak. It also brings up something about my gas cap. I am very disappointed in the service I received on my car during the warranty. I am now paying out of pocket for problems they supposedly fixed. I like the car, but will probably never buy from Hyundai again.

4th Apr 2008, 05:58

I have a 2005 Sonata GLS and have had check engine light problems from the time I drove the car off the lot. I immediately returned to the dealership and they cleared the computer code, only to have this happen again and again and again. I have been to the dealer on about 5 different occasions for this problem, and each time they act like I'm crazy, telling me to tighten the gas cap. I have been able to get my car inspected, if I have them reset the light and immediately go to the inspection site. I hate this problem, and no one is doing anything about it. One time I was in the dealer, and two other people were complaining about the same thing. Is there anything we can do to get Hyundai corporate to do something about this? How does a company determine when to do a recall? Any suggestions would help. Recently, I was driving and the car just died in the middle of the highway and would not run. I brought it to the dealer, and surprisingly, they couldn't find anything wrong with it. I am constantly worried that this stupid car is going to die out again without warning at 40 miles and hour.