2011 Hyundai SONATA Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2011 Hyundai SONATA Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1504617
 Internal NHTSA #11140238
 ManufacurerHyundai Motor America
 Model Year2011
 File date05/04/18
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemNhtsa in december 2015 the engine on our 2011 hyundai sonata failed while accelerating to merge into traffic on a very busy hwy 101 in the san francisco bay area. We brought our vehicle to the dealership where we had purchased it in may 2011. The following morning we were told by the dealership¿s service department that the engine had failed and that hyundai north american has authorized them to replace the engine at no cost to us. Afterwards, we brought the vehicle back complaining of 1. A noise coming from the engine compartment, and 2. A toxic smell invading the passenger cabin seemingly coming from the engine compartment. We were told that they were unable to replicate either of these conditions while the vehicle was with them. After several return visits we were told that the sound and smell were due to a failed ¿motor assembly¿ needing to be replaced. We were charged approximately $575 despite our objectives asserting that the failed motor assembly was the result of faulty work when the engine was replaced lest the other 3 motor assemblies would also need to be replaced. We were eventually reimbursed but not my the dealership but rather by hyundai n. A.. We again mentioned our complaint about the frequent toxic smell to hyundai n. A. Requesting that they buy the vehicle back from us based on the aforementioned conditions. We were advised that our vehicle was not eligible for buy back, rather hyundai n. A. Offered a settlement agreement for $2,000. We reluctantly accepted the settlement agreement and signed the release believing that there was no other forum for us to seek remedies except through the costly court system. We regret having accepted the settlement agreement each time the toxic smell invades the passenger cabin. After the recent news reports we are now fearful that our 2011 sonata will burst into flames.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure125000
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateROSEVILLE, CA
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase24/02/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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 Vehicle speed60
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  • 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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