2012 HYUNDAI SONATA VIN: 5NPEC4AC5CH390288

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
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VIN 5NPEC4AC5CH390288 Decoding Hyundai Vin Decoder

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Make

HYUNDAI

Manufacturer Name

HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC (HATCI)

Model

Sonata

Model Year

2012

Series

Middle level

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama

Plant State

ALABAMA

Series2

YFA

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

2400.0

Displacement (CI)

146.45698582735

Displacement (L)

2.4

Engine Model

DOHC GDI

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

2012 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:
9.7%

2012 HYUNDAI SONATA Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Driver, Front Passenger
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
Pelvis/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
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) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Driver

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 5NPEC4AC5CH390288

Components: ENGINE

December 21, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11385958
Consumer Location: MAGNA, UT
VIN: 5NPEC4AC5CH****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING ON A CITY STREET WHEN THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT STARTED FLASHING. THE CAR STARTED KNOCKING NOT RUNNING WELL. WHEN I TOOK IT TO THE REPAIR SHOP THEY STATED I WOULD HAVE TO REPLACE THE ENGINE BECAUSE IT HAD SEIZED. THE REPAIR SHOP ALSO STATED THEY HAD REPLACED 20 OF THE SAME MODEL WITHIN THE PAST 12 MONTHS. WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING WITH THE EXTENDED WARRANTY COMPANY TO SEE IF THEY WILL COVER IT. WE HAVE MAINTAINED THE ENGINE WITH REGULAR OIL CHANGES

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

November 25, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11282166
Consumer Location: FORT GAINES, GA
VIN: 5NPEC4AC5CH****

Summary of Complaint

FOR THE LAST 6 MONTHS WE HAVE BEEN BUYING LIGHT BULBS FOR THE CAR. THEY ARE EITHER BLOWING ARE THERE IS SOMETHING THAT'S MAKING THEM GO OUT. IF WE CHANGE ONE EITHER THAT SAME ONE OR ANOTHER ONE GOES OUT. AND IT'S WITH THE FRONT LIGHTS BACK LIGHTS AND I CURRENTLY HAVE AN INTERIOR LIGHT OUT ALONG WITH A FRONT HEAD LIGHT. I CAN'T PIN POINT IF THEY GO OUT WHILE DRIVING OR NOT ALL I KNOW WE HAVE GOTTEN PULLED OVER SEVERAL TIMES ABOUT A LIGHT WE DIDN'T KNOW WAS OUT.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

May 31, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11217300
Consumer Location: HOUSTON, TX
VIN: 5NPEC4AC5CH****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING AND PRESSING THE ACCELERATOR IT ACTS AS IF ITS NOT GETTING ANY GAS, SO WHEN I REMOVE MY FOOT AND REPRESS IT, IT MOVES RIGHT ALONG. IT HAS HAPPENED 2 TIMES IN THE LAST 24 HOURS. NOW, I EXITED THE CAR AND WENT INTO THE HOUSE AND THE BRAKE LIGHTS ARE STILL ON.

Components: AIR BAGS

December 06, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11179713
Consumer Location: HOPKINS, SC
VIN: 5NPEC4AC5CH****

Summary of Complaint

2012 HYUNDAI SONATA. CONSUMER WRITES IN REGARD TO NHTSA RECALL NUMBER 18V-137 AND HYUNDAI RECALL NUMBER 174. *AS *TR

Components: STRUCTURE

February 15, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11180546
Consumer Location: HEMET, CA
VIN: 5NPEC4AC5CH****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVER DOOR, UNABLE TO OPEN FROM THE INSIDE DOOR HANDLE. ABSOLUTELY NO DAMAGE TO CAR, EVER, ORIGINAL OWNER, CAR IN MINT CONDITION.

Components: ENGINE

January 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11164719
Consumer Location: JACKSONVILLE, FL
VIN: 5NPEC4AC5CH****

Summary of Complaint

THE CAR HAS RANDOMLY STALLED THREE TIMES, TWO OF WHICH OCCURRED WHEN ENTERING TRAFFIC (RIGHT-TURN MAJOR INTERSECTION AND ENTERING HIGHWAY). ALL LIGHTS ON DASH APPEAR WITHOUT WARNING AND THE CAR WONT ACCELERATE, BRAKE OPTIMALLY, OR STEER (LIKE IN THE LAST INSTANCE). CAR WON'T START BACK UP AT ALL NOW, WON;T EVEN TRY TO TURN OVER. ALL INSTANCES OCCURRED RANDOMLY WHILE IN MOTION. THE FIRST TWO TIMES IT HAPPENED THE CAR STARTED UP WITH A SPUTTERING HESITATION, NOW I AM PRETTY SURE THE ENGINE SEIZED ON THE LAST OCCURRENCE.

Components: STEERING

August 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11154877
Consumer Location: DES PLAINES, IL
VIN: 5NPEC4AC5CH****

Summary of Complaint

STEERING COUPLING WORN OUT CLICKING NOISE AND EXCESS PLAY WHILE TURNING STEERING WHEEL

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

June 13, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11152529
Consumer Location: MIDLOTHIAN, VA
VIN: 5NPEC4AC5CH****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 HYUNDAI SONATA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE AIR BAG WARNING INDICATOR REMAINED ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V137000 (SEAT BELTS, AIR BAGS). THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO PEARSON HYUNDAI (LOCATED AT 9530 MIDLOTHIAN TURNPIKE, RICHMOND, VA 23235, (804) 276-0300), BUT THE PART WAS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE REPAIR. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 71,300. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: ENGINE

August 31, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11124006
Consumer Location: ROSEVILLE, MN
VIN: 5NPEC4AC5CH****

Summary of Complaint

I PULLED OUT INTO TRAFFIC ON A CITY STREET AND MY CAR REVVED UP BETWEEN 4 AND 5, AND THAN ALL LIGHTS ON DASH LIT UP AND MY CAR DIED. I COASTED INTO PARKING LOT (SAFELY THANKFULLY) AND CAR STARTED SMOKING SO GOT OUT IMMEDIATELY. MY CAR WAS TOWED TO LOCAL REPAIR SHOP WHO REPLACED STARTER WHICH WAS WHAT THEY BELIEVED IT TO BE. TURNS OUT IT WAS NOT STARTER IT IS ENGINE THAT WILL NEED TO BE REPLACED. I LOOKED INTO RECALLS AND CONTACTED HYUNDAI CUSTOMER SERVICE WHO INFORMED ME THIS ENGINE RECALL HAD BEEN COMPLETED ALREADY. I WAS DIRECTED TO DEALERSHIP TO FOLLOW UP ON WHAT OPTIONS THERE ARE AS 'EXTENDED WARRANTY' ONLY COVERS UP TO 120000 MILES WHICH MY CAR IS OVER. THE REPAIR SHOP I WENT TO MENTIONED THERE WAS NO OIL ON DIPSTICK WHEN CHECKED WHICH IS CONCERNING TO ME AS THAT SEEMS TO BE WHAT RESULT OF RECALL THAT WAS COMPLETED WOULD RESULT IN, ALONG WITH OTHER SYMPTOMS LIKE DASH LIGHTING UP WHICH I READ FROM OTHER REPORTS. I AM ALWAYS UP TO DATE ON GETTING REGULAR OIL CHANGES AT 5000 MILES THEY NOW RECOMMEND INSTEAD OF 3000 MILES (WHICH DEALERSHIP RECORDS WILL SHOW), AND WAS NOT AT 5000 MILE POINT SO THAT SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN AN ISSUE. I ALSO DO NOT RECALL BEING INFORMED OF ANY OIL LEAKS OR CONCERNS FOR THIS VEHICLE THAT I WOULD HAVE NEEDED TO KEEP AN EYE ON. I HAVE YET TO FOLLOW UP WITH DEALERSHIP AS IT IS HOLIDAY WEEKEND SO WILL SEE WHAT THEY ARE ABLE TO DO. I WANT TO KNOW WHO TO CONTACT IF A RECALL DOES NOT FIX THE PROBLEM AND WHAT NEXT STEPS ARE TO HELP ME AS A CONSUMER WHO ALWAYS TAKES CARE OF CAR. A CARS ENGINE SHOULD NOT BE BAD AT UNDER 130000 MILES AND TOO MANY SIMILAR SYMPTOMS TO NOT HAVE IT FOLLOWED UP ON AND MANUFACTURER TAKE SOME RESPONSIBILITY. I AM GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE REPAIR SHOP FIX IT AND GET REIMBURSED UNLESS HYUNDAI DEALER IS WILLING TO HAVE IT TOWED SO THEY BE RESPONSIBLE AND STRIVE TO PROVIDE HONEST CUSTOMER SERVICE AND STAND BEHIND THEIR CAR.

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS

July 13, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11111130
Consumer Location: EVANSVILLE, IN
VIN: 5NPEC4AC5CH****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2012 HYUNDAI SONATA. THE CONTACT RECEIVED NOTIFICATION OF NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 18V137000 (SEAT BELTS, AIR BAGS); HOWEVER, THE PARTS TO DO THE REPAIR WERE UNAVAILABLE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER EXCEEDED A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME FOR THE RECALL REPAIR. THE DEALER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE MANUFACTURER CONFIRMED THAT THE PARTS WERE UNAVAILABLE AND WAS NOT ABLE TO CONFIRM WHEN THEY WOULD ARRIVE. THE CONTACT HAD NOT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE. PARTS DISTRIBUTION DISCONNECT.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

June 16, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11103587
Consumer Location: WICHITA, KS
VIN: 5NPEC4AC5CH****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS PARKED. I STARTED THE CAR AND PUT IT IN REVERSE TO MOVE IT CLOSER TO A BUILDING, FROM ONE SIDE OF A DIRT DRIVEWAY TO THE OTHER. WHEN I STARTED BACKING UP EVERYTHING SEEMED FINE BUT AFTER A FEW, MAYBE 3 SECONDS, THE ENGINE STARTED ROARING AND THE CAR TOOK OFF AT TREMENDOUS SPEED. I DON'T KNOW HOW FAST THE CAR WENT.I HIT THE BUILDING, THAT'S WHAT STOPPED THE CAR. I DON'T KNOW IF IT WOULD HAVE STOPPED OTHERWISE.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

October 19, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11035575
Consumer Location: AMHERST, OH
VIN: 5NPEC4AC5CH****

Summary of Complaint

BOTH HEADLIGHTS ON MY HYUNDAI WENT OUT AT THE SAME TIME. I WAS TOLD IT WOULD COST $1200 TO REPLACE BOTH.IT COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE IF I WAS ON THE ROAD AND THEY WENT OUT. THIS IS QUITE EXPENSIVE. IT SEEMS TO ME THIS IS A SAFETY ISSUE. WAS THERE A RECALL ON THIS PROBLEM? I NOTICED IT AS MY WIFE WAS PULLING OUT OF THE GARAGE.I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG THEY WERE NOT WORKING.

Components: ENGINE

September 23, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11025494
Consumer Location: MORRISTOWN, NJ
VIN: 5NPEC4AC5CH****

Summary of Complaint

THE ENGINE SEIZED WITH NO WARNING WHILE DRIVING. THERE WAS NO INDICATOR ILLUMINATED PRIOR TO THE ENGINE COMPLETELY STOPPING. APPARENTLY THERE WAS AN ISSUE WITH THE OIL AND THE ENGINE MUST BE REPLACED. I WAS DRIVING AT ABOUT 35 MILES/HOUR WHEN THE ENGINE FAILED. ALL OF THE DASH LIGHTS CAME ON AND THE ENGINE SHUT OFF. I WAS DRIVING UP A HILL AS I ENTERED A 4 LANE COUNTY ROAD GOING UP HILL.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

March 14, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10965990
Consumer Location: AUGUSTA, GA
VIN: 5NPEC4AC5CH****

Summary of Complaint

THE ESC LIGHT CAME ON 3/14/17 AND REMAIN ON FROM 7:00PM TO 8:00 PM AND THEN WENT OFF BY ITSELF. ON 3/13/ 17 IN THE MORNING I WAS 40 MIN TO WORK AND WHEN I ARRIVED TO MY DESTINATION OF WORK I CONTINUE TO PRESS THE GAS PEDAL WHILE DRIVING BUT THE CAR SLOWED DOWN LIKE IT WAS GOING TO CUT OFF, SO I PULLED OVER ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND CUT THE CAR OFF AND RESTARTED THE CAR, AFTER DOING THIS I WAS ABLE TO DRIVE THE CAR NORMAL BUT WITH HESITATION. IN AUGUST I WAS HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE CAR NOT STARTING, SO I PRESS THE BUTTON FOR IGNITION BUT IT WOULD NOT START THIS WOULD HAPPEN OFTEN I TOOK THE CAR TO THE HYUNDAI DEALERSHIP AND WAS TOLD THAT THEY COULD NOT DETECT THE PROBLEM WHICH THEY ALSO KEPT THE CAR OVERNIGHT BUT DID NOT FIND ANYTHING WRONG. MY CAR WOULD NOT START AFTER SEVERAL ENCOUNTERS FINALLY I WOULD PUT THE CAR IN DRIVE AND THEN START THE CAR AND IT WOULD START RIGHT UP EVERYONE IT WOULD CUT OFF. I CALL THE DEALERSHIP SEVERAL TIMES AND WAS TOLD THAT THEY COULD NOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT THIS PROBLEM I BECAME VERY FRUSTRATED AND WAS NOT HELP TO SOLVE THIS SITUATION AND STILL FRUSTRATED WITH THE PROBLEMS THAT I ENCOUNTERED WITH THIS CAR AND THE HYUNDAI TAYLOR DEALERSHIP ON WASHINGTON RD IN AUGUSTA GA WITH TIME BRING THE CAR, MONEY TO BE SPENT WITH DIAGNOSTIC TO FIND OUT THAT THEIR IS NO PROBLEM AND I AM STILL HAVING PROBLEM WITH THIS CAR- THIS IS MY COMPLAINT. HELP ME PLEASE ! MS. [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

February 18, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10956307
Consumer Location: RALEIGH, NC
VIN: 5NPEC4AC5CH****

Summary of Complaint

CAR JUST STALLS OUT. ALSO CLANGING OF METAL SOUNDING UNDER CAR; NO LEAKS.

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