2015 HYUNDAI SONATA VIN: 5NPE34AFXFH045689

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN 5NPE34AFXFH045689 Decoding Hyundai Vin Decoder

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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 5NPE34AFXFH045689

Components: ENGINE

July 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11439353
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5NPE34AFXFH****

Summary of Complaint

My car is burning through a quart of oil appx every 600 miles- this is NOT normal it's excessive oil consumption.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11437555
Consumer Location: HUNTINGDON, TN
VIN: 5NPE34AFXFH****

Summary of Complaint

The car takes off on its own. I've noticed several forums from the same make and model and year are having issues so I wanted to file a report. I'm out about $2k so far and potentially another $2k on a car with only 40,000 miles on it and it's only driven roughly 200 miles a month, if that, for Dr. appointments. When you put it in drive it will get up to 13mph without ever touching the gas.

Components: ENGINE

September 24, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11435193
Consumer Location: HUNTINGDON, TN
VIN: 5NPE34AFXFH****

Summary of Complaint

The vehicle is driven roughly 80 miles a month for groceries and doctor appointments only. It has 40,900 Mike's on it and began to continually have the check engine, ABS, and traction control lights come on. The vehicle once put in drive or reverse will increase speed on it's own, nothing faster than about 7-10 miles per hour on a flat surface. I also noticed when these lights are on and I am in park the odometer will jump from 0-80,90, mph randomly. The lights will not always stay on or come on, just occasionally. I did take it for inspection for the above problems and had to replace the intake and outtake valve on cam shaft and a sensor (may have named them wrong). Just want to o report in case others are having same issue.

Components: STRUCTURE

April 02, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11414605
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5NPE34AFXFH****

Summary of Complaint

PAINT PEELING OFF ON ITS OWN. THERE WAS ALSO A LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST THEM IN 2017 FOR THIS SPECIFIC ISSUE. I OWN A 2015 WHITE HYUNDAI SONATA LIMITED AND THE PAINT PEELED OFF ON ITS OWN.

Components: ENGINE

April 16, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11413415
Consumer Location: MARIETTA, GA
VIN: 5NPE34AFXFH****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION. I HEARD A NOISE UNDER THE HOOD. IT GOT LOUDER WHEN I WOULD LET GO OF THE GAS PEDAL. I TOOK IT TO THE HYUNDAI DEALERSHIP ON THORTON ROAD IN LITHIA SPRINGS, GA. IT'S TAKING 4-6 WEEKS JUST TO COMPLETE THE BEARINGS TEST. THE DEALERSHIP HAS NO AVAILABLE TEMPORARY VEHICLES, BECAUSE APPARENTLY SEVERAL OTHER OWNERS ARE IN FOR THE SAME ISSUE. THIS IS AN INCONVENIENCE, I'LL STILL BE MAKING PAYMENTS ON A VEHICLE THAT IS PARKED. WHEN I CALLED THE DEALERSHIP FOR A ROUGH ESTIMATE FOR TRADE IN, THEY TOLD ME 1K SINCE IT NEEDS A NEW MOTOR.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 24, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11397759
Consumer Location: NEW BRITAIN, CT
VIN: 5NPE34AFXFH****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE CONTINUOUSLY ALERTS THAT THE HOOD IS OPEN WHEN IT IS IN FACT CLOSED. HOOD LATCH IS IN GOOD CONDITION. THIS HAPPENS VERY RANDOMLY, EVEN WHILE DRIVING.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

December 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11377370
Consumer Location: SHELBYVILLE, IL
VIN: 5NPE34AFXFH****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR HAS FAILED TO START ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS. I ENTER THE CAR, PRESS THE BREAK AND THE PUSH TO START BUTTON, AND THE CAR FAILS TO IGNITE. IT HAPPENS NORMALLY WHEN IT IS COLDER, BUT WILL STILL DO IT WHEN IT IS WARMER OUT.

Components: WHEELS ENGINE

November 22, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11376805
Consumer Location: BLYTHEVILLE, AR
VIN: 5NPE34AFXFH****

Summary of Complaint

FIRST I GOT MY TIRES CHANGE 2 ON THE BACK AND THE TPMS HAS BEEN ON SINCE THEM , AND DRIVING FROM WORK IN THE INDUSTRIAL PART OF TOWN WHERE TRAFFIC IS HIGH HEAVY AND FAST DRIVING IN ALL THE MY CAR JUST QUIT WHILE DRIVING AT 2:30AM GETTING OFF WORK, SO A GUY I WORK WITH SEEN ME SLOWING DOWN AND GAVE ME A BOOST AND AGAIN BEFORE I MADE IT HOME IT QUIT AGAIN AND I LIVE 15 MIN FROM AND WHEN I STOPPEDI WAS ABOUT 9MIN AWAY. LIGHTS STARTED FLICKERING AND THE CAR SHUTDOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF TTAFFIC. SO I BOUGHT A NEW BATTERY FOR ALMOST $200 AND THAT DIDN'T WORK IT STARTED FOR A MOMENT AND WENT DEAD IN TRAFFIC AGAIN .

Components: STRUCTURE VISIBILITY/WIPER

February 17, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11317702
Consumer Location: FAIRHAVEN, MA
VIN: 5NPE34AFXFH****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING ON A SECONDARY HIGHWAY, THE HOOD OF MY VEHICLE RELEASED AND SLAMMED INTO THE WINDSHIELD CAUSING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE CAR.

Components: ENGINE

November 25, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11282599
Consumer Location: LEAGUE CITY, TX
VIN: 5NPE34AFXFH****

Summary of Complaint

THE ENGINE CONSUMES EXTRAORDINARY AMOUNTS OF ENGINE OIL. AT 72,000 MILES, OVER 70% OF ENGINE OIL IS LOST BETWEEN AN OIL CHANGE RANGE OF 7500 MILES. RADIATOR FLUID LEVELS DROP AS WELL. I BELIEVE THE ENGINE HAS INTERNAL PROBLEMS THAT LEAD TO ENGINE OIL AND RADIATOR FLUID TO ENTER THE COMBUSTION CHAMBER. THIS HAS BEEN THE CASE SINCE VERY EARLY DAYS AND WAS ALSO REPORTED TO US BY OTHER SERVICE CENTERS. IT HAS GOTTEN WORSE OVER TIME.

Components: STEERING

November 07, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11280679
Consumer Location: RAY CITY, GA
VIN: 5NPE34AFXFH****

Summary of Complaint

ON 11/5/2019 WHILE DRIVING STEERING WHEEL LOCKS UP THROWING A EPS CODE. HAD TO PULL OVER IN 55 MPH TRAFFIC. LUCKY I WAS ABLE TO GET OFF THE ROAD. TURNED OFF THE CAR AND RESTARTED IT AND THE EPS LIGHT WAS GONE. I MADE IT HOME. ON 11/7/2019 ON THE WAY TO DEALERSHIP WHEN I LOST ALL POWER STEERING AND HAD TO HAVE THE CAR TOWED TO HYUNDAI OF VALDOSTA, WHERE IT CURRENTLY SITS. THIS IS REALLY DANGEROUS.

Components: ENGINE

October 06, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11144740
Consumer Location: WEST CALDWELL, NJ
VIN: 5NPE34AFXFH****

Summary of Complaint

AFFECTED VEHICLES MAY DISPLAY A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, SLIGHT HESITATION OR REDUCED POWER DURING ACCELERATION, ERRATIC SHIFTING FROM THE TRANSMISSION DURING ACCELERATION OR A CLICKING NOISE FROM THE ENGINE WHEN ENGINE SPEED IS INCREASED. ON 2015 SONATAS ONLY, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT MAY ILLUMINATE, THE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL WARNING LIGHT MAY ILLUMINATE OR THE CAR MAY EXHIBIT LIMITED ENGINE POWER. VEHICLES AFFECTED BY THIS SERVICE BULLETIN: 2015 HYUNDAI SONATA 2016 HYUNDAI SONATA EQUIPPED WITH THE 2.4-LITER GDI ENGINE. THE CAR WAS SERVICED AND WHEN I PICKED IT UP GOT ABOUT 10 MILES FROM THE DEALERSHIP AND THE ABOVE HAPPENED ON A HIGHWAY. RETURNED THE CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP AND THEY HAVE NOT HAD IT REAL CLOSE TO 4 WEEKS. THE DO NOT KNOW WHAT THE PROBLEM IS

Components: POWER TRAIN

October 27, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11143347
Consumer Location: HUNTLEY, IL
VIN: 5NPE34AFXFH****

Summary of Complaint

YESTERDAY I TOOK MY CAR WHICH HAD 30,852 MILES ON IT TO THE DEALER FOR THE 30,000 MILE MAINTENANCE. I WAS INFORMED THAT THERE WAS A RECALL FOR AN ECM & CLUSTER SOFTWARE UPDATE THAT HAD TO BE PERFORMED. I WAS TOLD NOTHING ABOUT THE PURPOSE OF THE UPDATE. THE CAR WAS SERVICED, I LEFT THE DEALER AND DROVE APPROXIMATELY 2 MILES TO THE GROCERY STORE. WHEN LEAVING THE GROCERY STORE I HAD TO TURN LEFT ACROSS A LANE OF FAST MOVING TRAFFIC APPROXIMATELY 200 YARDS AWAY FROM A MAJOR INTERSECTION. AS I PROCEEDED MY CAR STALLED AND I WAS ALMOST HIT. THE ENGINE DID NOT DIE COMPLETELY AND I WAS ABLE TO LIMP BACK TO THE DEALER. THEY GAVE ME A LOANER AND SAID THEY WOULD WORK ON THE PROBLEM. WHEN I WENT HOME I DID A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF INTERNET RESEARCH AND DETERMINED THAT HYUNDAI KNOWS THESE ENGINES ARE DEFECTIVE AND THERE IS ANOTHER CLASS ACTION SUIT PENDING ON THE 2015 AND 2016 MODELS AFTER THEY HAD ALREADY SETTLED A SUIT ON THE 2011-2014 MODELS. THIS MORNING THE DEALER STATED THEY HAVE TO REPLACE MY KNOCK SENSOR BECAUSE ITS BAD. WHEN I STATED I KNEW ABOUT THE ENGINE PROBLEMS THE SERVICE TECH ADMITTED MY KNOWLEDGE TO BE CORRECT BUT SAID HE HAS TO GO THROUGH THE PROCESS WHICH FOR NOW IS TO REPLACE THE SENSOR AND HARNESS WHICH WILL NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF A DEFECTIVE ENGINE THAT CAN STALL IN TRAFFIC FROM PREVIOUSLY KNOWN PROBLEMS. THE SOFTWARE UPDATE IS WHAT CAUSED MY VEHICLE TO GO INTO "LIMP HOME" MODE. THIS IS A KNOWN DEFECT TO WHICH I WAS NOT INFORMED AND I WAS ALMOST KILLED YESTERDAY. HYUNDAI KNOWS THIS IS A PROBLEM ON THE 2015-2016 AND IS FURTHER EXACERBATING THE ISSUE BY INSTALLING SOFTWARE ON A SERVICE RECALL THAT IS DESIGNED TO ASCERTAIN THEIR EXPOSURE TO DEFECTIVE VEHICLES. I WAS LUCKY I WASN'T KILLED YESTERDAY AND NOW I HAVE TO GO THROUGH A PROCESS THAT FURTHER RISKS MY LIFE AND THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF VEHICLES OUT THERE WITH THE SAME PROBLEMS.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

August 26, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11122393
Consumer Location: HARLINGEN, TX
VIN: 5NPE34AFXFH****

Summary of Complaint

OCCASIONALLY WHEN APPLYING THE LEFT BLINKER SWITCH TO MAKE A LEFT HAND TURN IT WILL TAKE 5-10 SECONDS FOR IT TO START WORKING AND SOMETIMES WHEN I TURN THE LEFT BLINKER ON, THE RIGHT SIDE STARTS BLINKING FOR A WHILE THEN IT WILL AUTOMATICALLY SWITCH TO THE LEFT. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR THE PAST FEW WEEKS. DEALER WANTS $125 JUST TO LOOK AT THE CAR PLUS WHAT EVER THE SERVICE / PARTS WILL BE.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 20, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11066680
Consumer Location: NORFOLK, VA
VIN: 5NPE34AFXFH****

Summary of Complaint

THE REMOTES TO MY VEHICLE ARE DEFECTIVE THEY SLIDE OFF OF THE VALET KEY WITHOUT THE RELEASE BUTTON BEING PUSHED. SINCE THE VEHICLE DOES NOT USE A KEY TO START IT, WILL BE UNABLE TO USE MY VEHICLE IF THE REMOTE CONTINUES TO FALL APART. ONE OF THEY REMOTES WAS ALREADY LOST DUE TO THIS MALFUNCTION AND THE OTHER IS WRAPPED IN TAPED.

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