2008 HYUNDAI SONATA VIN: 5NPET46CX8H300746

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
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VIN 5NPET46CX8H300746 Decoding Hyundai Vin Decoder

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Make

HYUNDAI

Manufacturer Name

HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC (HATCI)

Model

Sonata

Model Year

2008

Series

NFA

Vehicle Type

PASSENGER CAR

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama

Plant State

ALABAMA

Body Class

Sedan/Saloon

Doors

4

Bed Type

Not Applicable

Cab Type

Not Applicable

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Transmission Style

Manual/Standard

Transmission Speeds

5

Drive Type

FWD/Front-Wheel Drive

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

2400.0

Displacement (CI)

146.45698582735

Displacement (L)

2.4

Engine Model

Theta - FF

Engine Power (kW)

120.8034

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Engine Configuration

In-Line

Engine Brake (hp) From

162

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Other Restraint System Info

Advanced air bag or Depowered airbag with suppression

Front 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

2008 HYUNDAI SONATA Crash Test Score

0

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

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 Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2008 HYUNDAI SONATA Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Optional
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
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 Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 5NPET46CX8H300746

Components: ENGINE

January 17, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11172655
Consumer Location: TULARE, CA
VIN: 5NPET46CX8H****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE FROM A SMALL CAR DEALERSHIP, WHEN PURCHASED THE VEHICLE HAD A PRETTY HIGH MILEAGE HOWEVER WHEN TEST DRIVED NO SERVICE LIGHTS CAME ON AND THE CAR RAN SMOOTHLY. AFTER FOUR MONTHS OF OWNING THE CAR WITH ONLY AROUND 2K MILES ADDED TO IT, WHILE I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE FREEWAY A KNOCKING NOISE SUDDENLY BECAME APPARENT AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON, I PULLED OVER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SINCE THERE WAS VISIBLE SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE HOOD OF THE VEHICLE.

Components: AIR BAGS

June 15, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 11002589
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
VIN: 5NPET46CX8H****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2008 SONATA WITH VIN [XXX] DOES NOT RECOGNIZE SMALLER ADULT PASSENGERS RESULTING IN ILLUMINATION OF THE "PASSENGER AIR BIG OFF" LIGHT IN THE CENTER CONSOLE. I NOTICED THIS AROUND 2009-2010. I DID RESEARCH THIS PROBLEM ONLINE AND NOTED THAT A RECALL WAS ISSUED (RECALL NUMBER 08V161000), WHICH AFFECTED THE VEHICLE'S "OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM" OR OCS. AT THE TIME, THERE WAS NOT A METHOD TO RESEARCH MY SPECIFIC VIN, SO I BROUGHT THE CAR TO TAMERON HYUNDAI IN BIRMINGHAM, AL IN THE 30-50K MILE RANGE. TAMERON HYUNDAI DID NOT PERFORM EXTENSIVE TESTING, BUT RATHER HAD A "130 LB" MECHANIC SIT IN THE VEHICLE AND CLAIMED THAT MY PASSENGER AIR BAG "OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM" OR OCS WAS IN WORKING ORDER. THE CAR CONTINUED TO FAIL TO RECOGNIZING SMALLER ADULTS. HOWEVER, MORE RECENTLY WHEN A LARGER ADULT PASSENGER SITS IN THE PASSENGER SIDE THAT CAN TRIGGER THE PASSENGER OCS, THE RED DASH AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATES ON THE DASH. IMMEDIATELY WHEN I NOTICED THE CHANGE IN THE OPERATIONAL STATUS OF THE VEHICLE, I CALLED HYUNDAI CUSTOMER CARE REGARDING THIS ISSUE. THEY CREATED THE CASE NUMBER 10343035 FOR REFERENCE TO MY CASE, AND REFERRED ME TO FRANK HYUNDAI. I TOOK THE VEHICLE TO FRANK HYUNDAI WHERE THE PROBLEM AS A MALFUNCTIONING PASSENGER OCS WHICH WAS THE SUBJECT OF THE RECALL ABOVE. BOTH FRANK HYUNDAI AND HYUNDAI CUSTOMER CARE ADVISED ME THAT MY VEHICLE'S VIN NUMBER WAS NOT SUBJECT TO THE RECALL ON THE OCS (RECALL NUMBER 08V161000). THE COST OF REPAIR WAS GREATER THAN THE VEHICLE'S VALUE. I WAS EASILY ABLE TO AFFORD A REPLACEMENT VEHICLE, SO I DISPOSED OF THE VEHICLE AND OBTAINED A NEW VEHICLE. HOWEVER, I AM CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY OF OTHERS WHO STILL DRIVE SIMILAR VEHICLES. I THINK SOME SONATAS MAY HAVE BEEN OVERLOOKED IN RECALL 08V161000, AND I THINK THE CAMPAIGN SHOULD BE EXTENDED TO OTHER VINS. INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

March 02, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10960113
Consumer Location: EAST MOLINE, IL
VIN: 5NPET46CX8H****

Summary of Complaint

MY AIRBAG LIGHT IS STUCK ON AT ALL TIMES. I HAVE NOT BEEN IN ANY ACCIDENTS NO BODY WORK HAS BEEN DONE TO THE CAR. THE LIGHT DOESNT FLASH OFF AND ON, IT STAYS ON ALL THE TIME. SEVERAL MECHANICS CANNOT CLEAR THE CODE OR FIGURE OUT WHY. IVE BEEN SENT TO CERTIFIED HYUNDAI DEALERSHIPS AND THEY CAN'T FIGURE IT OUT. I VE READ ALL OVER THE INTERNET OF PEOPLE PUMPING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS INTO FIXING IT, ONLY TO HAVE THE LIGHT COME BACK ON. IM NOT PUTTING MONEY INTO A BLACK HOLE FOR THE PROBLEM TO NEVER HAVE A PERMANENT SOLUTION. I FEEL UNSAFE NOT KNOWING THE REAL ISSUE. ITS NOT THE AIRBAG FUSE OR WIRING AS THAT HAS BEEN INSEPECTED AND TESTED. I HAVE ONE DEALERSHIP WHO WON'T EVEN LOOK AT MY CAR BECAUSE I THINK THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH IT. I HAVE NO DOCUMENTS TO ATTACH BECAUSE TECHNICALLY NOTHING HAPPENED TO MY CAR TO TRIGGER THIS LIGHT. IT JUST CAME ON ONE DAY. IT DOESNT MATTER IF THE CAR IS PARKED OR IN DRIVING MODE OR ANYTHING. ITS ALWAYS ON. I CAN'T PASS ANY STATE INSPECTIONS.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

August 05, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10726441
Consumer Location: EUGENE, OR
VIN: 5NPET46CX8H****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING AT APPROX. 50/55 MPH, ALL OF A SUDDEN THE SUN VISOR ON THE DRIVERS SIDE FELL LOOSELY RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY VISION. AS I WAS IN HEAVY TRAFFIC, I GRABBED IT AND HELD IT UP WHILE DRIVING WITH ONE HAND UNTIL I COULD GET OFF AT THE NEXT OFF RAMP. LUCKILY, I HAD SOME DUCT TAPE IN THE TRUNK AND WAS ABLE TO TAPE IT UP. IF A WOMAN HAD THIS HAPPEN WHILE A CHILD WAS IN THE CAR, THE OUTCOME COULD HAVE BEEN REALLY BAD!

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

April 10, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10705315
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5NPET46CX8H****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 HYUNDAI SONATA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE KEY WOULD NOT TURN IN THE IGNITION SWITCH. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC, WHO DETERMINED THAT THE IGNITION SWITCH FAILED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 45,000.

Components: AIR BAGS

August 04, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10644997
Consumer Location: YORBA LINDA, CA
VIN: 5NPET46CX8H****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR'S AIR BAG LIGHT IS ON. MAYBE SOMETHING PROBLEM FOR AIR BAG FUNCTION. AIR BAG WILL BE NOT WORKING. I THINK THE AIR BAG IS VERY IMPORTANT FUNCTION REGARDING SAFETY. HOW CAN I DO ? *TR

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

November 01, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10554070
Consumer Location: DANVILLE, IL
VIN: 5NPET46CX8H****

Summary of Complaint

PASSENGER SIDE VISOR HAS BEEN LOOSE FOR APPROXIMATELY 6 MONTHS. NOW IT STAYS DOWN ALL THE TIME AND IS IN THE LINE OF SIGHT OF THE DRIVER TO BE ABLE TO SEE OUT OF THE PASSENGER SIDE WINDOW. *TR

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

May 12, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10548152
Consumer Location: MOULTRIE, GA
VIN: 5NPET46CX8H****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 HYUNDAI SONATA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 35 MPH, THE DRIVER'S SIDE SUN VISOR RELEASED DOWNWARD, BLOCKING THE CONTACT'S VISION OF THE ROADWAY. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER WHERE THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED UNDER A SERVICE WARRANTY. THE FAILURE ALSO RECENTLY OCCURRED WITH THE PASSENGER'S SIDE SUN VISOR. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED FOR THE PASSENGER'S SIDE SUN VISOR FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE PROBLEM. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNAVAILABLE.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

August 30, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10538357
Consumer Location: HOPEWELL, VA
VIN: 5NPET46CX8H****

Summary of Complaint

REAR BRAKE LIGHTS (BOTH ALONG BUMPER AND IN THE BACK WINDOW) FAILED TO COME ON ALTHOUGH ALL FUSES AND BULBS ARE WORKING PROPERLY. PROBLEM HAS PERSISTED SINCE. *JS

Components: STRUCTURE VISIBILITY/WIPER

July 20, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10526409
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5NPET46CX8H****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING ON THE OHIO TURNPIKE, THE DRIVER'S SUNVISOR DROPPED DOWN FROM THE UPRIGHT POSITION AND PARTIALLY BLOCKED MY FORWARD VISION. SUBSEQUENTLY THE PASSENGER SIDE ALSO REFUSED TO STAY IN THE UPRIGHT POSITION. WHEN I CONSULTED WITH THE DEALER I WAS INFORMED THAT I WAS 4 MONTHS OUT OF THE WARRANTY PERIOD. I THEN CONTACTED HYUNDAI CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE AND RECEIVED A CASE NUMBER AND WAS ALSO TOLD THAT THE WARRANTY DID NOT APPLY. I WAS ALSO TOLD THAT I COULD HAVE THE PARTS REPLACED AND APPLY TO THEM FOR REIMBURSEMENT BUT THAT THERE WAS NO GUARANTEE THAT I WOULD BE REIMBURSED FOR THE PARTS OR THE REPLACEMENT. I HAVE SINCE SEEN A HYUNDAI TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN FOR 2008MY HYUNDAI SONATA SUNVISOR REPLACEMENT (SERVICE CAMPAIGN T97) DATED NOVEMBER 2009 WHICH STATES THAT IT APPLIES TO THE WESTERN,SC, AND SOUTHERN REGIONS ONLY. SINCE IT'S DESCRIPTION STATES "ON SOME 2008 SONATA VEHICLES, THE SUN VISOR MAY NOT STAY IN THE STORED (UP) POSITION. THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE SERVICE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE SUN VISOR ASSEMBLIES." APPLICABLE PRODUCTION DATE RANGE, MARCH 6, 2007 TO JANUARY 10, 2008. SINCE MY VEHICLE WAS BUILT JANUARY 02, 2008 THIS WOULD APPLY IF I LIVED IN ANY OF THOSE STATES (WHICH I DO NOT). SINCE THIS A NOT ONLY A DEFECTIVE ASSEMBLY BUT A SERIOUS SAFETY ISSUE, I FAIL TO SEE WHY THIS SHOULD BE LIMITED TO ONLY THOSE REGIONS AND NOT TO ALL AREAS. AT THE VERY LEAST IT SHOULD BE HANDLED AS A CUSTOMER SATISFACTION ISSUE EVEN PAST THE WARRANTY PERIOD. *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

June 02, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10470797
Consumer Location: PORTLAND, ME
VIN: 5NPET46CX8H****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 HYUNDAI SONATA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED CONSTANTLY. AS A RESULT, THE VEHICLE WAS UNABLE TO PASS STATE INSPECTION. THE DEALER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE WHO ADVISED THE CONTACT THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN ANY RECALLS AND OFFERED NO ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED WHO OFFERED NO ASSISTANCE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 110,000 AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 126,000.

Components: AIR BAGS SEAT BELTS SEATS

July 05, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10464750
Consumer Location: WEST LAFAYETTE, IN
VIN: 5NPET46CX8H****

Summary of Complaint

THE OTHER DAY, I FOUND THE SRS AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT KEEPS ON ON THE INSTRUMENT CLUSTER AND THEN I FOUND THAT THE SEAT BELT WARNING LIGHT IN THE FRONT PASSENGER'S SIDE IS ALSO ON AND THE "PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF" INDICATOR IS TURNED OFF WHEN THERE IS NO PASSENGER OR LUGGAGE ON THE SEAT. I WENT TO THE LOCAL DEALER AND IT TURNED OUT TO BE THAT VEHICLE HAS NO COMMUNICATION FROM OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) MODULE UNDER THE FRONT PASSENGER'S SEAT. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

December 23, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10386320
Consumer Location: STATEN ISLAND, NY
VIN: 5NPET46CX8H****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2008 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE LEFT REAR BRAKES WERE GRINDING ABNORMALLY. THE DEALER INFORMED THE CONTACT THAT THE BRAKES WERE WORN AND WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE DEALER REPLACED BOTH REAR BRAKES AND PADS. THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 30,279 AND THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 29,000. UPDATED 03/31/11*LJ UPDATED 04/05/11

Components: AIR BAGS

July 05, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10336460
Consumer Location: FLOYD, VA
VIN: 5NPET46CX8H****

Summary of Complaint

2008 HYUNDAI SONATA. THERE IS A RECALL BUT WE ARE TOLD OURS IS NOT PART OF THE RECALL. HOWEVER AT LEAST 75% IF THE TIME WHEN I OR MY HUSBAND ARE IN THE PASSENGER SEAT THE PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF LIGHT IS ILLUMINATED. WE HAVE TAKEN IT IN TO HYUNDAI OVER AND OVER, THEY HAVE REPROGRAMMED IT SEVERAL TIMES EVEN REPLACED THE ENTIRE SEAT BUT WE STILL HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM. THE SEAT DOES NOT RECOGNIZE ME OR ANYONE AS AN ADULT, COMPUTER REGISTERS ME AS NOT BEING HEAVY ENOUGH AND I WEIGH ALMOST 200LBS. I AM TOLD BY HYUNDAI THEY WILL NOT GIVE US A LOANER TILL THE PROBLEM IS RESOLVED AND THEY ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE IS WE ARE IN AN ACCIDENT AND THE AIRBAG DOES NOT DEPLOY AND IT CAUSES MORE SERIOUS INJURY. IT HAS BEEN OVER A WEEK SINCE THE SEAT WAS REPLACED AND THEY HAVE MADE NO DETERMINATION OTHER THAN OUR SEAT IS NOT UNDER WARRANTY. WE HAVE BEEN TAKING IT IN FOR THIS PROBLEM SINCE LAST SUMMER, NOT LONG AFTER IT WAS PURCHASED IT!! WHAT CAN WE DO? *TR

Components: AIR BAGS

June 17, 2008
NHTSA ID Number: 10278499
Consumer Location: DINUBA, CA
VIN: 5NPET46CX8H****

Summary of Complaint

44 TIMES THE PASSENGER AIR BAG LIGHT HAS STAYED ON WITH A PASSENGER IN THE SEAT(6-17-08/7-22-09) HYUNDAI CO. HAS REPAIRED ATTEMPTED TO REPAIR THE PROBLEM AUG, 08, BUT THE PROBLEM STILL EXISTS. I MUST TURN THE ENGINE OFF AND RESTART THE VEH.. TO CLEAR THE PROBLEM. VERY CONCERNED FOR SAFETY REASONS. *TR

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