2004 Hyundai SONATA Tires Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2004 Hyundai SONATA Tires Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID636695
 Internal NHTSA #10196640
 Model Year2004
 File date26/06/07
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemTire valve stem failed on 2004 hyundai sonata. There were defective wheel covers. All tires were replaced on this vehicle on 11-10-2006. Mileage wa s37,063. Vehicle was taken to dealer for tire rotation on 6-21-2007. *ak on 6-26-2007 while travelling at 70+ mph on the interstate, i experienced sudden loss of air in the left front tire. Luckily, i was able to control the vehicle to a safe stop. Took the tire to the vendor. Determined that the cause of the failure was a broken valve stem. Vendor stated that they have had problems with the hyundai wheel covers. Affected tire was unusable due to the time it took to get stopped from 70+mph and was replaced. After that event, i began watching the wheel covers and observed that the wheel covers rotate on the wheel while driving, and bend the valve stem with significant force. I frequently removed and re-installed the wheel covers to relieve the force on the valve stem, only to find out that the problem would re-occur with less than 100 miles of driving. I became concerned and worried to drive my car at interstate speeds due to the possability of a potential crash due to the rapid loss of air should another valve stem break. Consulted the internet (google) and seached for "hyunadi sonata valve stem problems." others have experienced the same problem. Also, found this problem being investigated on 2002 - 2003 hyundai sonatas. See nhtsa "pe05-059 2002 - 2003 hyundai sonata tire valve stem failures 07-nov-2005 " note: today, i replaced the original hyundai wheel covers with ftermarket wheel covers purchased from auto zone. These wheel covers have a close apparence to the originals and appear that they cannot bind the valve stems. A $29. 95 fix. My opinion is that the factory hyundai wheel covers are improperly designed and represent a safety hazard. Had i not been an experienced driver and paying attention to my vehicle, i could have easily wrecked at 70 mph.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure50515
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateSOPHIA, WV
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase10/08/05
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlY
Number of cylinders6
Drive train typeFWD
Transmission typeAUTO
 Vehicle speed73
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's telephone number
 Dealer's cityBECKLEY
 Dealer's state codeWV
 Dealer's ZIP code
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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