2015 HYUNDAI SONATA VIN: 5NPE34AF7FH067665

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Make

HYUNDAI

Manufacturer Name

HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC (HATCI)

Model

Sonata

Model Year

2015

Series

Sport / Limited / Sport 2.0

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama

Plant State

ALABAMA

Series2

LFa

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Displacement (CC)

2400.0

Displacement (CI)

146.45698582735

Displacement (L)

2.4

Engine Model

DOHC GDI THETA-II

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Fuel Delivery / Fuel Injection Type

Stoichiometric Gasoline Direct Injection (SGDI)

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Curtain Air Bag Locations

1st and 2nd Rows

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2015 HYUNDAI SONATA Crash Test Score

5

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Overall Side Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Seat
Rear Seat

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Risk:
10.5%

2015 HYUNDAI SONATA Safety Features

Advanced Safety Features

Rearview Video Systems Not Available

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Driver, Front Passenger
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver, Front Passenger

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Torso/Pelvis Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Driver
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Rear Seat
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Driver, Front Passenger

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 5NPE34AF7FH067665

Components: STEERING UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 16, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11429963
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5NPE34AF7FH****

Summary of Complaint

Steering column made gravelly noise and felt wrong after service checkup. Finally acknowledged and fixed (no charge: paid $1600 for extended warranty on purchase 5 years ago) a month later. Horn honks briefly and intermittently sometimes after stop after service checkup. Not yet acknowledged or fixed. Tried to charge an exorbitant amount for service, despite our having an extended free warranty, and refused us a loaner car. Service horrible.

Components: ENGINE

June 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11420243
Consumer Location: FOREST PARK, IL
VIN: 5npe34af7fh****

Summary of Complaint

The contact's daughter owns a 2015 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that her daughter's vehicle was consuming an excessive amount of oil. The check engine warning light was illuminated. Her daughter was taking the vehicle to an independent mechanic weekly to top off the engine oil. The same mechanic also replaced the spark plugs on two separate occasions however, the failure persisted. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown.

Components: STEERING

June 06, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11419909
Consumer Location: STROUDSBURG, PA
VIN: 5NPE34AF7FH****

Summary of Complaint

When driving at low speed straight ahead, steering locked up and was unable to turn left, steering wheel could not be turned from straight ahead position. Stopped vehicle and then started again, tried series of left/right turns to try and duplicate problem, steering would then randomly lock up when attempting to turn, more in left turns than in right. Occasionally was able to make full lock turn to left or right, however steering wheel would "catch" and wheel could not be turned to full lock unless vehicle was stopped and started again. At this point vehicle is not safe to drive and will need to be towed to Hyundai dealer, however Hyundai dealer says it will be at least 2 weeks before they can look at it, so vehicle is completely out of service.

Components: STEERING WHEELS

February 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11395435
Consumer Location: NORTH BERGEN, NJ
VIN: 5NPE34AF7FH****

Summary of Complaint

EVERY TIME IT'S BAD WEATHER I HAVE THIS TERRIBLE SHACKING AND DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS

Components: ENGINE

July 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11339656
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5NPE34AF7FH****

Summary of Complaint

MY VALVES HAVE BEEN RATTLING UPON EXCELLERATION OR CLIMBING A HILL. I TOOK IT TO HYUNDAI TO GET A DIAGNOSTIC. WHILE WAITING THE SALES BUZZARDS STARTED CIRCLING. AFTER FINALLY BREAKING AWAY FROM THEM I WENT TO GET RESULTS OF MY TEST. THE TECHNICHAN TOLD ME I NEEDED A NEW MOTOR AND GOOD THING I WAS TRADING IT IN. I TOLD HIM I WASNT TRADING IT IN AND THEN HE SAID I NEED TO DO A FEW MORE TESTS. OF COURSE WHEN HE CAME BACK IT WAS A DIFFERENT STORY. I NEEDED PLUGS. MY CAR STILL HAS SAME PROBLEM. THEY ARE WAITING AND HOPING MY WARRANTY RUNS OUT IN 10000 MORE MILES. WHY ISNT THERE A RECALL ON THIS MOTOR??????

Components: STEERING

May 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11338881
Consumer Location: MIAMI LAKES, FL
VIN: 5NPE34AF7FH****

Summary of Complaint

STERLING IS LOCKING UP

Components: STEERING

July 12, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11338961
Consumer Location: MIAMI LAKES, FL
VIN: 5NPE34AF7FH****

Summary of Complaint

STEERING GETS HARD AND YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO TURN THE STEERING WHEEL. WHILE YOU ARE DRIVING.

Components: ENGINE

December 22, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11290871
Consumer Location: ATLANTA, GA
VIN: 5NPE34AF7FH****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2015 HYUNDAI SONATA. WHILE DRIVING 60 MPH, THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO STALL AND THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING INDICATOR FLASHED. THE CONTACT PULLED INTO A GAS STATION AND, UPON DEPRESSING THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL, THE VEHICLE RUMBLED. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE THE VEHICLE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH A FAULTY ENGINE KNOCK SENSOR. THE CONTACT SPOKE WITH SOUTHTOWNE HYUNDAI (7665 GA-85, RIVERDALE, GA 30274) AND WAS INFORMED THAT THERE WERE NO RECALLS ON THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 73,000.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

October 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11265499
Consumer Location: DANVILLE, VA
VIN: 5NPE34AF7FH****

Summary of Complaint

AT NIGHT, WHEN THE HEADLIGHTS ARE SET TO THE AUTO FUNCTION, MANY TIMES THE HEADLIGHTS WILL GO COMPLETELY OUT FOR SEVERAL SECONDS WHEN USING THE TURN SIGNAL. OUR LOCAL DEALERSHIP HAS TOLD MY WIFE THEY HAVE HAD MANY COMPLAINTS FOR THE SAME ISSUE. THIS ISSUE ALSO SEEMS TO BE REPORTED ONLINE FREQUENTLY. THIS HAPPENS WHILE THE VEHICLE IS MOVING GOING AROUND TURNS. THE HEADLIGHTS AND TURN SIGNALS ARE ON THE SAME STALK ON THE STEERING COLUMN. THIS IS A SAFETY HAZARD AND I FEAR FOR MY WIFE WHEN SHE'S DRIVING THE CAR LATE NIGHT ON THE WAY HOME FROM WORK.

Components: ENGINE

August 13, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11255446
Consumer Location: CHANDLER, AZ
VIN: 5NPE34AF7FH****

Summary of Complaint

WE PURCHASED OUR 2015 SONATA LIMITED IN JUNE OF 2018 WITH JUST SHY OF 59K MILES. IN AUGUST OF 2019; AND AT 66K MILES; OUR VEHICLE STARTED PRODUCING A KNOCKING NOISE; WITH A FLASHING "CHECK ENGINE" LIGHT; AND WOULD NOT ACCELERATE. SINCE AUGUST OF 2019, OUR SONATA HAS BEEN IN THE DEALERSHIP SERVICE DEPARTMENT 3 TIMES; AND FOR A CONSECUTIVE 30 DAYS. WE WERE TOLD WITH THE FIRST TIME IN THE SHOP THAT THE VEHICLE NEEDED A NEW SENSOR; WHICH WAS REPAIRED WITHIN A DAY. WHEN MY HUSBAND RETURNED TO THE DEALERSHIP TO TAKE THE CAR HOME; HE BARELY MADE IT A MILE FROM THE DEALERSHIP BEFORE THE CAR STARTED REPEATING THE SAME ISSUES. THE VEHICLE WAS IMMEDIATELY RETURNED TO THE DEALERSHIP FOR REPAIRS. THE SECOND TIME WE PICKED UP THE VEHICLE; WE MADE IN NEARLY 20 MILES BACK TOWARD HOME BEFORE THE CAR DIED AGAIN. THE THIRD TIME INTO THE DEALERSHIP; AND THEY FINALLY DETERMINED THAT THE ENGINE HAD FAILED AND REQUIRED REPLACEMENT. DURING THIS WHOLE MESS, WE LEARNED THAT WE WERE EXPERIENCING THE CATASTROPHIC ENGINE FAILURE THAT IS ASSOCIATED WITH HYUNDAI'S DEFECTIVE 2.4L THETA II ENGINES. WE HAVE BROUGHT THIS TO THE ATTENTION OF HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA. THEY ORIGINALLY OFFERED TO BUY IT BACK FOR $4K LESS THAN WE OWE ON IT; AND CONTINUED TO MOVE US FROM ONE REPRESENTATIVE TO THE NEXT. AS OF TODAY, HYUNDAI HAS SUDDENLY CHANGED THEIR MIND AND REFUSE TO BUY THE CAR BACK. HYUNDAI HAS PRODUCED AN UNSAFE & DEFECTIVE VEHICLE; PRONE TO POTENTIAL ENGINE FIRES; ENGINE FAILURE; TRANSMISSION ISSUES; SEATBELTS THAT DON'T FUNCTION PROPERLY; AND POWER STEERING ISSUES. HYUNDAI REFUSES TO TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR UNSAFE & DEFECTIVE PRODUCT. WE NO LONGER FEEL SAFE DRIVING THE VEHICLE (WHICH IS STILL IN THE SHOP, BTW); AND NO LONGER TRUST IT TO BE RELIABLE.

Components: ENGINE

May 10, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11206758
Consumer Location: CLEVELAND, OH
VIN: 5NPE34AF7FH****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE COMING TO A RED LIGHT CAR ENGINE REVVED VERY HIGH AND I HAD A HARD TIME BRAKING. AT RED LIGHT I PUT CAR INTO NEUTRAL BUT THE ENGINE STILL WAS REVVING HIGH. I PUT THE CAR INTO PARK AND WHEN THE LIGHT TURNED GREEN I PUT IT INTO DRIVE AND DROVE IT BACK HOME LESS THAN HALF A MILE AWAY.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

March 22, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11191048
Consumer Location: CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO
VIN: 5NPE34AF7FH****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING THE VEHICLE I SMELT AND SEEN SMOKE AND THEN A POP COMING FROM THE CAR AND WITHIN SECONDS FLAMES COMING UP FROM OUTSIDE OF THE DRIVER DOOR. PULLED OVER AND WITHIN 3 MINUTES THE CAR WAS FULLY INVOLVED IN FLAMES. WAS DRIVING DOWN A CITY STREET GOING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

August 12, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11121340
Consumer Location: TRINITY, FL
VIN: 5NPE34AF7FH****

Summary of Complaint

ON 08/12/2018, I WAS DRIVING MY CAR ON THE HIGHWAY WHEN THE ELECTRONIC DISPLAY INDICATED THAT I WAS TRAVELING AT 65 MPH WHEN I WAS HAD SLOWED FOR TRAFFIC. WHEN I PULLED OFF THE HIGHWAY AT AN EXIT THE DISPLAY INDICATED THAT I WAS TRAVELING AT 65 MPH WHEN I WAS AT A FULL STOP. I THEN NOTICED THAT WHEN DRIVING THE CAR THE MANUAL TACHOMETER WAS WORKING AND SPEEDOMETER SHOWED THE ACTUAL SPEED OF CAR OF 40 MPH WHILE THE ELECTRONIC DISPLAY SHOWED THE SPEED OF 65 MPH. WHILE DRIVING I NOTICED I COULD NOT SCROLL THROUGH THE MENUS ON THE ELECTRONIC DISPLAY AND THE ONLY THING SHOWING WAS 65 MPH. I PULLED OFF THE ROAD AND TURNED OFF THE CAR AND THE DISPLAY STILL SHOWED 65 MPH EVEN THOUGH CAR WAS OFF AND DOORS WERE OPEN. AFTER STARTING THE CAR AGAIN TO DETERMINE IF WORKING, ALL FUNCTIONS STOPPED WORKING. THE CAR SHOWED TRAVELING AT 65 MPH, EVEN THOUGH DRIVING TO PARKING SPOT, AND THE TACHOMETER, SPEEDOMETER, GAS LEFT INDICATOR, CAR MILEAGE, TEMPERATURE DISPLAY ALL STOPPED WORKING. THE RADIO AND NAVIGATION CONTINUED TO WORK AS DID SIGNALS. I HAD CAR TOWED TO DEALER AS IT WAS NOT DRIVABLE. AFTER CAR CAME OFF TOW TRUCK, ALL FUNCTIONS RETURNED. THE DEALER TOLD ME THAT THERE WAS AN ACTIVE RECALL ON THE CAR, BUT IT WAS SOMETHING ONLY THE SERVICE AREA COULD SEE AND THE CUSTOMERS WERE NOT NOTIFIED OF ISSUE FOR A RECALL. ON THE PAPERWORK THEY INDICATE IT IS 'CAMPAIGN HE1000 ' REFER TO LINE B.' A RECALL CAMPAIGN MUST BE SENT TO CUSTOMERS AS THIS STARTED TO HAPPEN WHEN I WAS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY AND COULD POTENTIALLY BE DANGEROUS TO OWNERS. I WAS ABLE TO QUICKLY PULL OFF THE HIGHWAY, BUT THAT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN THE CASE LATER IN THE WEEK. POTENTIAL LIVES ARE BEING PUT AT RISK.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

November 25, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11099145
Consumer Location: HENDERSON, NV
VIN: 5NPE34AF7FH****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING AT 70 MPH ON THE HIGHWAY WITH ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL OPERATIONAL, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO RESPOND ON 3 DIFFERENT OCCASIONS TO THE SUDDEN AND UNEXPECTED PRESENCE OF A VEHICLE THAT UNSAFELY MOVED INTO MY TRAFFIC LANE JUST FEET AHEAD OF MY VEHICLE. INSTEAD OF MY VEHICLE BACKING OFF, MY VEHICLE WAS MOVING CLOSER AND CLOSER TO THE CAR AHEAD AND I HAD TO APPLY THE BRAKES IN ORDER TO AVOID CRASHING INTO THE VEHICLE IN FRONT OF US. IT WAS AS IF THE ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL SYSTEM WAS UNABLE TO "SEE" SITUATIONS WHEN CONFRONTED WITH VEHICLES THAT SUDDENLY APPEAR IN FRONT OF MY VEHICLE AND ARE EXTREMELY CLOSE. IN ALL OTHER RESPECTS, THAT ADAPTIVE SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM WORKED PERFECTLY.

Components: ENGINE

May 05, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11092078
Consumer Location: MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
VIN: 5NPE34AF7FH****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE STOPPED WITHOUT WARNING AT A RED LIGHT STOP. WAS NOT ABLE TO START IT UP FOR SEVERAL TIMES.

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