2012 Hyundai SONATA Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2012 Hyundai SONATA Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1191367
 Internal NHTSA #10725191
 ManufacurerHyundai Motor America
 Model Year2012
 File date01/06/15
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemEngine rattling sound upon acceleration and oil burning fast. Brought into dealership 3x for the same concern. Twice while it was still under warranty. Sent home saying they couldn't figure it out. Even assured us it was nothing serious. On third time (60,800 mi), car burned through oil and oil light came on, rattling sounds came back, stereo stopped working, car died (new starter needed). Dealership inspected it and said they figured it out this time (how convenient that they finally did right after the warranty expired), suggested a brand new engine. Says there was tons of sludge and metal shaving in the oil. They cited 'owner neglect'. We provided them every documentation of maintenance and consistent oil changes. Denied honoring our warranty. Did research and found 2011-2012 sonatas have a manufacturing engine defect. People all have same issues and outcomes with their cars. Hyundai will not even look at our proof of maintenance and continue to deny there is an issue with their engine.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure60800
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateSAN JOSE, CA
VIN pattern XXXXXX
 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 purchase07/07/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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 Vehicle speed70
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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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