2012 Hyundai Sonata Consumer Review: Reliability issues

2012 Hyundai Sonata - Consumer Review

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Limited Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Automatic)

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Reliability issues
By epastrana on


2012 Hyundai Sonata Limited 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


I bought a 2.0t Sonata on November 2012. Since then the car had been 4 times at dealer for two issues that until today had not bee corrected. First, panoramic roof rattles no solution yet! Second, a/c stops cooling at idle. (at shop at this moment) Lets see.... Also a/c smells funny terrible during acelaration. No solution yet. Car has now 6k miles and is spending a week monthly on dealer! No fun... Hyundai does not reply comments on his site.

Best Features

Power, radio, performance, looks.

Worst Features

Reliability issues. Untrained service perssonel at dealers No response from customer service. Dealer is waiting a response from Hyundai (two weeks)
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By epastrana
on 03/16/12 08:35 AM (PDT)

Update: A/c corrected yesterday, so far so good. Although, still waiting fix for panoramic roof.

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By epastrana
on 03/16/12 08:37 AM (PDT)

New compressor and drier were installed.

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By wolffchad
on 04/20/12 17:14 PM (PDT)

I had the same issue with the panoramic roof on my 2012 Sonata. It's not an issue that all the limited models have but if your dealer actually does a search and calls Hyundai corp there is a solution. The first they attempt they tried to add some sealant to the roof but that didn't work. The second solution they tried was to take the entire roof apart and tighten/replace some hinges. This solved the creak coming from my roof. This is a complex repair so i would ask that the person doing this repair have some experience.

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