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Hyundai Veracruz 2008
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 17, 2013
Location:
Rockville, MD

when i use my turn signal to signal lane changing, but do not snap it into position, my headlights will flicker on and off and will also turn off for several seconds. additionally, i noticed during the day time that my dash board lights were brightening. i've reported the dashboard lights brightening on several occasions to the dealership while my car was in for service from 2009 to the present, but they weren't able to repeat the problem. most recently, likely because i was driving at night, i noticed my headlights flickering on and off. i called the dealership to report it as it was happening and talked to the service representative and told him that my headlights just went off and then they came back on. i brought it in the following week. i found the same issue reported by many other people on a hyundai forum. several people reported that the issue was with the turn signal stalk and replacing it fixed the issue. i shared this information with the hyundai dealership. this is a very concerning problem, as i go for seconds at a time with no headlights at random times, but always after using my turn signal. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 36500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KM8NU73C28U. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.

Hyundai Veracruz 2008
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 04, 2014
Location:
North Charleston, SC

driving less than 40 mph and multiple lights came on, almost simultaneously. first esc off, abs and parking brake lights. then momentarily afterwards check engine and tpms lights came on. took it to stealership, said the brake control module was bad and needed to be replaced. car kept in excellent condition with freq oil changes and proper tire maintenance. est cost to repair $2,800. out of warranty and was told that they haven't seen anything like this in their shop. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 121000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KM8NU13C58U. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.

Hyundai Sonata 2012
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 07, 2014
Location:
Hackettstown, NJ

i was getting ready for work and the temperature outside was -2 degrees so i went to warm up the car for 20 mins and then started to head out to work. as i was leaving not even 5 mins later i started to smell something burning. so i pulled over and started to see smoke, then i started to look around to find out where it was coming from and i see smoke coming from the bottom of the back seat right behind the driver seat. so i started taking my personal belongings out of the vehicle. after removing my personal belongings, i went to the car and now there was more smoke coming from the bottom of the rear seat closest to the rear door driver side. so then i pulled up the seat and i see flames, and there were flames, i call 911 and they came like in 5 mins.i'm just blessed that i didn't have my kids with me. *tr

Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 47808 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5NPEC4AB5CH. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 10 mph.

Hyundai Entourage 2007
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 01, 2010
Location:
Kailua, HI

we purchased '07 hyundai entourage in 2009. we had several minor problems that year, which we overlooked as result of normal maintenance. however, we now think otherwise as the electrical system seems to be faulty! issues: replaced battery three times within 1 year. remote entry stopped working for sliding doors, they lock/unlock but do not open/close. sliding door on driver's side doesn't work via switch inside the door or ceiling console. at times our doors slide open while driving! from beginning, a large quantity of watery like substance leaking from engine area. mechanic tightened a gasket during an oil change which temporarily lightened the problem...but it continues to this day. every mechanic has mentioned this leak but cannot determine origin. engine light came on 2 years ago, we were told to replace electronic throttle control ($1500!). however, light turns off for extended periods of time (loose wire? poor battery? faulty computer?), so we're hesitant to order that part...feel like the computer is faulty. couple of week's ago the air bag light came on and will not turn off, even though we have not been in a collision. driver's turn signal burns out within three weeks of replacement, it's been this way since day one. a few days ago the driver's side door wasn't responding to the keyless remote...it remained locked even as all other doors unlocked...curious to see if this becomes a recurring problem. additionally, the latch on the driver's side sliding door broke off several months ago, followed by the passenger sliding door latch one month ago, with regular use. not happy with this vehicle! we got a lemon, we believe the electrical system/computer is faulty, and we feel it should be the manufacturer's responsibility to repair...this is the first step that we're taking towards a complaint. any feedback/assistance welcomed. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNDMC233676. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: diesel.

Hyundai Sonata 2011
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 10, 2014
Location:
Baton Rouge, LA

the car would not start and all the electrical component lights came on (emergency lights blinking, turn indicators, electronic stability control, battery light indicator, etc.). the horn was blaring also and the key was in my pocket. i thought i hit the emergency button by accident so i pulled out the key and hit the button off. it would not stop. i tried starting the car, but it would not. it went off finally. so, i tried starting the car and all the stuff started again. so, i came home while i could. this is totally unacceptable and dangerous. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 40275 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5NPEB4AC7BH. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 2012
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 20, 2013
Location:
Sharon, CT

electrical smell like melting plastic wiring: first incident as noted above; 2nd incident on 1/29/2013, mileage 9227-on vehicle start up (engine warm as it was after earlier driving) same hot, melting wire type smell coming through climate control dash vents; 3rd incident on 4/12/2013-mileage 12,353-hot burning smell through heater vents occurring on/after climbing steep hill for a mile or so; 4th incident-4/16/2013, mileage 12538, location of incident same as 3rd incident, same hill climb, same smell occurring during drive. reported to dealer. could not be duplicated during service appt. no further incidents of burning smell to current date: 01/13/2014. cruise control and transmission gear selection issues: first incident: around 1/20/2013; subsequent incidents periodically since then to current date of 01/14/2013: when on cruise control, speeds set at anywhere (40-60 mpg for these incidents), on coasting down or flat terrain transmission will shift from 6th (high) gear down to 3rd or 4th and hold that gear with engine rev ving accordingly, until i either manu-shift it back up to 6th, or, perhaps after 10 or more seconds it might shift into higher gear on its own. i have deliberately not disengaged cruise control during these incidents to continue to assess the condition. related to this is occasional excessive acceleration as car can drop (on cruise) to below set speed as in a dip in the road, and then applying speed to get back to set speed, but, it will accelerate aggressively to as much as 10 mph above set speed before cruise control mode 'back' off the acceleration action, making the car feel like it is 'taking off'. this can happen often on certain roads at same transition points from coasting downward into a dip in the road, then (cruise control) reapplying power to get the car backup to speed. rest will be sent in a second submission following this. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 8700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KMHEC4A42CA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: hybrid electric. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Hyundai Tiburon 2003
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 19, 2013
Location:
Sharonville, OH

while driving at night and after a right hand turn the right turn signal stayed illuminated both front and rear. after i parked the car at destination and turned off the ignition and removed the key the turn signal light stayed on.i changed the bulbs and the fuse which did not fix the problem. after looking up on the internet for known tiburon issues, i found several instances of the identical issue for the 2003 tiburon. the problem is a relay in the bcm and coincidentally the issue happens at around 65- 80000 miles. the cost of the bcm is approximately $400 without labor. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 73526 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph.

Hyundai Genesis 2013
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 18, 2013
Location:
West Palm Beach, FL

i went to go to work and the drivers door opened, and would not latch. this has happened 4 times in the last 9 months. i will be driving down the highway at 60 mph, and the drivers door opens by itself, and it will not latch. so at this point i am trying to drive the car while holding the door. this is extremely dangerous for me, as well as other drivers. we had the car towed to the hyundai dealer two weeks ago, and they replaced the door actuator again. this did not fix the vehicle the last time they did it. i will not drive this vehicle again, due to the fact that it puts me in grave danger. the general manager from napletons hyundai in west palm beach, florida has yet to return any of my calls. we have purchased four vehicles from this dealership. hyundai feels it is fine for me to drive this unsafe vehicle. in may 2013 the service manager took the vehicle home for 5 days to see if he could get the door to malfunction, and he experienced it. they replaced the door actuator, but his did not fix the problem. we have a four year lease on this vehicle and we are at a loss as what to do. the vehicle is not safe for me, or anyone else to drive. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 1125 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KMHHU6KJXDU. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 30 mph.

Hyundai Sonata 2014
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 03, 2014
Location:
Willow Spring, NC

car battery goes dead,unable to start car, could happen at any time. this has happened 3 times. the dealer has no idea why. even hyundai corp does not have any answers. the car has been back to the dealer for days at a time with no resolution. i feel this is a safety concern because the car can leave you stranded, it is so unreliable. this is a 2014 sonata. i see many problems on the internet for this problem with hyundai cars. it appears to be associated with cars with "push to start". *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5NPEC4AC0EH. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Hyundai Elantra 2011
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
May 22, 2013
Location:
Spring Hill, FL

my hyundai elantra has had several issues since purchasing it march 09, 2013. chief complaints are my vehicle will not start. took it to dealership and they informed me to pop off the shift lock button on gear shaft and my car started. took it to the dealer for further evaluation and was informed it was a relay switch, which was not covered under my warranty. paid $260.00 to have this part fixed and my car still has problems starting. i have been stranded several times and unable to start my vehicle. second complaint is my car is not getting the gas mileage it is supposed to. spoke to the dealership about this issue as well. they informed me to only use shell gasoline. i still do not receive the gas mileage i was promised upon purchasing this vehicle. i did some research and have found that i am not the only person that has encountered either one of these issues. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 58000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KMHDH4AE6BU. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Hyundai Veracruz 2011
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 19, 2014
Location:
Cornelius, NC

following email sent to hyundai dear sir: i have a 2011 vercruz with 27499 miles that i have loved until january 19, 2014. while traveling at 50mph, the car suffered catastrophic loss of all electrical power: no power straining, no power brakes, no engine power. it could not be restarted. by researching the net, i have learned that this problem has been described many times before. an oil gasket leaks that drips oil on the alternator producing loss of all electrical power and a dead engine. my dealer, l------n hyundai, did the repair work, only charging me for the depleted battery. nor were tow charges reimbursed. they concluded that oil had leaked from the gasket, destroying the alternator. i regard this has a serious safety issue. if the problem recurs for me, or for others; serious injury or loss of life could result. i request that you issue a national recall and permanent fix for this problem. i will be contacting the national highway traffic safety administration. *tr ------ ---------

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 27499 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KM8NUDCC4BU. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 50 mph.

Hyundai Azera 2008
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 05, 2014
Location:
Cincinnati, OH

i purchased a used 2008 hyundai azera from a non-hyundai dealership. several days after taking possession of it, we drove it on an overnight trip out of town. on the drive back home, the front driver's seat, which is equipped with full power seat controls, moved forward autonomously, crushing my husband against the steering wheel while we were on the highway. he quickly pushed the power seat control to move the seat back, but as soon as he let go, the seat would move forward again. after several incidents of moving the seat back only to have it move forward again, he pulled over, got out, pushed the seat back, and got back in. however, once he was back in the car, it moved forward again. after moving it back yet again, it didn't move again for a little while. i contacted the sales person the following day. he said i needed to clear the "seat preference" memory (which i subsequently did several times) but otherwise he (and the dealership) disavowed any responsibility. due to inclement weather, i drove another car for several days. but, when i went to drive the azera, the front driver's seat was up against the steering wheel, having moved on its own sometime after the car had been parked/turned off. i continued to find the seat up against the steering wheel over the next several days, despite it being in a normal position when i had turned the car off. then the driver seat start moving forward while i was driving. i was able to override the control temporarily. i parked the car, but when i attempted to get back in it, it kept pinning me against the steering wheel. i finally managed to hold the seat switch with all my strength to drive the car several block home. it has since been towed to a hyundai dealership to be repaired. given the other complaints of the seat moving on its own, i believe there is a defect in the switch equipment that hyundai should fix. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 43450 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KMHFC46F58A. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Hyundai Accent 2008
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 08, 2011
Location:
Conneaut, OH

had a recall on brake light switch, (campaign 110) took it to hyundai dealer nassief in jefferson, switch supposedly replaced. notified them that problem was recurring which was turn signal light would light on dash when pedal was depressed, and it progressed to external right rear turn signal wouldlight when braking, or dash lites would lite, then blower motor would work intermittently and finally the right external turn light would light when braking.. sometimes it was one condition, and others a variable of many or all conditions.. which did not exist until the brake lite switch was replaced by nassief hyundai. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 83000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KMHCN46C18U. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.

Hyundai Veloster 2012
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 28, 2014
Location:
Poughkeepsie, NY

vehicle fails to engage starter during start sequence. tried battery booster jump but no change in condition. car has full power to all lighting and gauges but will not engage starter, all you hear is a "click" sound from engine compartment. problem has been intermittent since car was towed to dealers on 11/25/13 for no start condition. dealer was unable to duplicate problem but performed technical service updates to ecm & info ctr. head unit. frequency of problem has accelerated over past 4 days and now have to "pop start" the car by rolling it and letting out clutch in gear to start engine. this is a safety issue since the car can leave you stranded with no warning. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 55100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KMHTC6AD3CU. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Hyundai Sonata 2006
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
June 01, 2012
Location:
Easton, PA

first of all the time and mileage are approximate. we experienced difficulty in turning off the parking/dashboard lights in our 2006 hyundai sonata. flicking the stalk back and forth a few times would eventually turn them off. i asked my mechanic and called 2 local hyundai dealers and all agreed the only solution is to replace the entire fuse/relay box. after consulting a few hyundai forums i learned that this was a problem affecting some 2006 and 2007 hyundias and that owners were paying between $700 to $1200 to replace the faulty part. many owners are upset that hyundai does not issue a recall. on monday, january 27, 2014 the stalk stopped working. a call to hyundai north america not only resulted in no help in finding out which fuse would disable the lights but also assured me that hyundai seems to expect the life of such parts to last just past the warranty expiration date. i decided to pull out the relay located under the dashboard which turned off the lights (among other things). the next day when my wife left work after inserting the relay back in, she couldn't get out of first gear and slowly things started to stop working such as the heated seat and the rear defogger. once home, i disconnected the battery, waited a few minutes, reconnected the battery and road-tested the car. everything worked normal; however, this is the only way to turn off the lights. on sunday, february 2, 2014 i bought a battery quick-disconnect and wired the other end to the existing hyundai positive battery cable. now, while we wait weeks (possibly months) to have the money to get this part replaced, my wife will have to leave work and in a dark parking lot, reconnect the battery using this quick-disconnect tool. while the car sits at home and at her place of employment, it remains unlocked with no alarm, i can provide digital pictures of this along with other complaints about the car. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5NPEU46F76H. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Hyundai Azera 2006
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Dec 03, 2013
Location:
Carrollton, GA

i can be driving and the d for drive will go out if i park and get out and get back in and put my car in drive my car won't go anywhere i will have to find a screw driver and press the release button beside the gears i can try to parallel park in traffic and as soon as i put my car in reverse then back on driver car won't move i have to continue to go in reverse or get out and have my car pushed until the car is ready to go back into drive. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Hyundai Elantra 2013
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 05, 2014
Location:
Las Vegas, NV

this car is equipped with daytime running lights, but there is no way to turn them on without also turning on the parking lights. when the daytime running lights and parking lights are illuminated, the taillights are on and the instrument cluster is dimmed so that it is difficult to read. this creates an unsafe and in some states (california and others) illegal situation if the daytime running lights are turned on. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 2600 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Hyundai Sonata 2012
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Jan 29, 2014
Location:
Paris, KY

unintended acceleration, had to slam on brakes and put car into neutral in order to prevent shooting into a intersection of oncoming traffic. the car immediately threw a number of codes, and a engine control system condition code, check engine code.... dealer tells me when unloaded off the tow-truck that the brake pedal went to the floor, after 6 days of having the car the dealership service manager is telling me no problem could be found due to not being able to reproduce the problem. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 26993 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KMHEC4A49CA. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: hybrid electric.

Hyundai Sonata 2011
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Apr 11, 2012
Location:
Pomona, CA

i have purchase my vehicle in march-2011 as a certified pre-owned vehicle. there are several complaints i have on this vehicle since purchased, but i will stick with a recurring issue. 4/11/12 i took my vehicle in because a blown passenger low beam headlight that went out. they determined that upon inspection found an open circuit due to blown right front bulb. it was "corrected." 06/07/12 took my vehicle once again for the drivers side headlight that went out. installed bulb 5/2/13 took my vehicle for a blown passenger low beam headlight that went out. "undetermined." 2/5/14 took my vehicle for a blown passenger low beam headlight that went out. "undetermined updated 04/17/14*lj *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 55946 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5NPEB4AC1BH. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.

Hyundai Sonata 2006
Hyundai Motor Company
Safety incident date:
Feb 13, 2014
Location:
Miami, FL

head lights dims, flickers, dashboard lights dims, radio shut off when slowing speed, sometimes brakes light come on. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5NPEU46F46H. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 15 mph.


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