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2016 Hyundai Sonata Reliability Ratings

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2016 Hyundai Sonata Recalls

There have been 5 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

PARKING BRAKE:INDICATOR LIGHT Recall Date: 06/04/2017
  • Summary: Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Sonata and Genesis vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the warning light to indicate that the parking brake is applied may intermittently not illuminate in the dash due to corrosion in the switch.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 161074
  • Consequence: If the parking brake indicator is not illuminated when the parking brake is applied, the driver may operate the vehicle with the parking brake partially engaged, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the parking brake switch, free of charge. The recall began on August 4, 2017. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059. Hyundai's number for this recall is 164.
  • Dates of Manufacture: APR 24, 2014 to MAR 02, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 164
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V359000
VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY Recall Date: 10/10/2016
  • Summary: Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Sonata Hybrid vehicles manufactured December 8, 2014, to August 18, 2015, and Hyundai Sonata vehicles manufactured May 28, 2014, to March 18, 2016, equipped with the panoramic sunroof option. Due to a bonding issue with the sunroof wind deflector, the sunroof panel on the affected vehicles may detach while driving.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 62811
  • Consequence: If the sunroof detaches from the vehicle it could become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will repair the wind deflector anchor plate, free of charge. The recall began December 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 152.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAY 27, 2014 to MAR 17, 2016
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 152
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V726000
AIR BAGS Recall Date: 08/23/2016
  • Summary: Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2016 Sonata vehicles manufactured March 28, 2016 through April 12, 2016. The affected vehicles have a driver-side frontal air bag that may not adequately protect the driver's neck from injury in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 1031
  • Consequence: A frontal air bag that does not adequately protect the driver's neck may increase their risk of injury in the event of a crash.
  • Remedy: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall began October 14, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 148.
  • Dates of Manufacture: FEB 24, 2016 to MAY 10, 2016
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 148
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V615000
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL Recall Date: 04/20/2016
  • Summary: Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Sonata vehicles manufactured May 29, 2014 to February 11, 2016, 2017 Elantra vehicles manufactured January 12, 2016 to February 22, 2016, and one 2016 Sonata Hybrid vehicle manufactured October 15, 2015. In these vehicles, the driver's frontal air bag may be missing a chemical enhancer required for the second stage air bag deployment, resulting in the second stage not deploying in certain crashes. The primary stage will deploy as intended.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 33
  • Consequence: An air bag that does not inflate increases the risk of injury.
  • Remedy: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall began on May 5,2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 144.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAY 28, 2014 to FEB 10, 2016
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 144
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V232000
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL Recall Date: 10/19/2015
  • Summary: Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Sonata vehicles manufactured May 28, 2014, to August 21, 2015. The affected vehicles are equipped with an Antilock Braking System (ABS) warning light intended to warn the driver if there is an ABS malfunction. In the event of an ABS malfunction, the Brake System warning light will illuminate, but the ABS warning light will not illuminate. Since the vehicles have ABS malfunction lights that do not illuminate, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 64744
  • Consequence: If the driver is alerted there is a brake system malfunction, but not specifically with the ABS system, the driver may operate the vehicle unaware that the vehicle's brakes may lock up during hard braking, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will update the ABS control unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected began on November 30, 2015. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059. Hyundai's number for this recall is 134.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAY 27, 2014 to AUG 20, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: 134
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V678000

2016 Hyundai Sonata Warranty

Warranty information last updated: 3/6/19

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