2002 Hyundai Sonata Consumer Review: Nothing but problems

2002 Hyundai Sonata - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (2.4L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Nothing but problems
By Laurie on


2002 Hyundai Sonata 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Love the style, price, etc.But...I've had nothing but problems- only had car for 6 wks. rotors had to be replaced- warped,$400+, multiple belt problems, vibration in steering wheel, interior handles cheaply made - caused cuts on hands, brakes not covered under warranty- pulley problem was causing belts to be replaced every 2 weeks.Took back to dealership 5 times within less than 5 months for high pitched noises in front end.The pulley was chewing the belts up.Problems with engine cutting out.Carfax check prior to purchase showed car was clean.I'm reporting this under lemon law and trying to get another car, but because of amount owed will have negative equity in car. Very disappointed!

Best Features

Style of body.

Worst Features

Brake and pulley issues, along with inside handles should be considered recalls and covered under warranty- especially the warping of the brakes.
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