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Hyundai Sonata Recalls & Reliability

Recalls

There have been 4 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLYRecall Date: 06/29/2015
  • Summary: Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015 Sonata vehicles manufactured April 25, 2014, to December 4, 2014. The affected vehicles have a front passenger seat belt whose buckle latch assembly may prevent the front passenger from fastening the seat belt.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 128804
  • Consequence: If the front passenger seat belt cannot be latched, an occupant sitting in the front passenger seat has an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
  • Remedy: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will repair or replace the front passenger seat belt buckle, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 21, 2015. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059. Hyundai's number for this recall is 130.
  • Dates of Manufacture APR 24, 2014 to DEC 03, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 130
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V414000
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFTRecall Date: 12/08/2014
  • Summary: Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 1.6 liter model year 2015 Sonata vehicles manufactured August 29, 2014, to October 28, 2014. The affected vehicles may have been assembled with an incorrect left axle shaft which may result in the shaft separating from the transaxle differential.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 208
  • Consequence: If the left axle shaft separates from the transaxle, the vehicle may stop moving, increasing the risk of a crash. Additionally, a separated axle shaft may allow the vehicle to roll away as the driver and other occupants exit the vehicle or anytime thereafter. A vehicle rollaway increases the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.
  • Remedy: Hyundai will notify owners, dealers will inspect and replace the axle shaft, as necessary, free of charge. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 126.
  • Dates of Manufacture AUG 28, 2014 to OCT 27, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 126
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V784000
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPERRecall Date: 06/23/2014
  • Summary: Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015 Sonata vehicles manufactured April 25, 2014, through June 16, 2014. Due to a manufacturing error, one or both of the front brake calipers may fracture.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 16900
  • Consequence: If a brake caliper fractures, brake effectiveness would be reduced, lengthening to distance required to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Hyundai contacted the affected owners on June 19, 2014 and instructed them not to drive their vehicles. Hyundai dealers will replace the affected brake calipers, free of charge. The recall began on September 12, 2014. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 120.
  • Dates of Manufacture APR 24, 2014 to JUN 15, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 120
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V368000
STEERINGRecall Date: 06/11/2014
  • Summary: Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015 Sonata vehicles manufactured May 2, 2014, through May 23, 2014. A poor connection within the vehicle's wiring harness may result in a reduction of steering assist from the vehicle's motor driven power steering system or the inability to move the vehicle's shifter from the Park position.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 2138
  • Consequence: The reduction of power steering assist can increase the steering effort needed, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Hyundai notified dealers to suspend sales of affected Sonata vehicles and has published recall bulletin 14-01-024 providing a service procedure to repair the affected vehicles. On June 7, 2014 Hyundai began to contact the affected retail customers. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 119.
  • Dates of Manufacture MAY 01, 2014 to MAY 22, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 119
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 14V325000

Reliability

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Predicted Reliability Score 3_0
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  • 5 Among The Best
  • 4 Better Than Most
  • 3 About Average
  • 2 The Rest

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Warranty

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata has a five-year/60,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

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