Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
TSB-09-AT-01810/01/200910032908Hyundai: ata solenoid diagnostic trouble codes p0740, p0741, p0742, p0743, p0746, p0748, p0750, p0755, p0760, p0765, p0770. incorrect operation of the transaxle solenoids may result in the following symptoms-check engine light illuminated06/11/2010
TSB-09-AT-01307/01/200910030984Hyundai: automatic transaxle range switch diagnostic trouble codes p0705 (range switch signal problems), p0707 (range switch open circuit), and p0708 (range switch short circuit or multiple inputs). an improperly adjusted or improperly op12/29/2009
043600606/01/200410009152Unstable idle (simple diagnosis procedure for intermittently stuck closed egr solenoid valve). *tt09/14/2004
0301011201/01/200403010111100056452.5/2.7l v6 engine titanium o2 sensors (campaign v01) - revised tsb version 2. *tt03/09/2004
0301011112/01/20030301011100052692.5/2.7l v6 engine titanium o2 sensors (campaign v01) - revised tsb. *tt02/18/2004
033601908/01/2003023603710004433Ecm (engine control module) reprogramming for engine hesitation in the morning and diagnostic trouble code p0139. *tt12/09/2003
023603712/01/200210002220Ecm (engine control module) reprogramming for engine hesitation in the morning and diagnostic trouble code p0139. *tt08/15/2003
0236022112/01/200210000706Vehicles may experience engine rpm fluctuation - cruise control cable adjustment procedure. *tt03/27/2003
014001505/01/2001622938Subject regarding dual mass flywheel, clutch and starter motor parts information. *yh10/24/2001
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - GASOLINE
023602208/01/2002633770Subject regarding engine rpm fluctuation - cruise control cable adjustment procedure. *jg09/24/2002
002000305/01/2000613470Experiencing a crank no start, hard starting after filling with fuel, or erratic idle speeds. *tt07/19/2000
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - EMISSION CONTROL
000100510/01/2000618335Subject regarding mass air flow sensor connection campaign. *tt04/11/2001
06100010/06/2000618339Hyundai motor america is conducting a voluntary customer notification (safety recall) on certain vehicles equipped with 2.5l v-6 engines produced from the start of production through july 4, 2000 inclusive, to make repairs affecting the maf04/11/2001
09100010/09/2000618342Subject regarding a voluntary customer notification (mass air flow sensor connection recall campaign) on certain vehicles with v-6 engines, manufactured from start of production through july 4, 2000, inclusive. *tt04/11/2001
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - EMISSION CONTROL - GAS RECIRCULATION VALVE (EGR VALVE)
063600612/01/200610020878Exhaust gas recirculation (egr) system diagnosis. *kb01/25/2007
11710/01/2001631997Information on exhaust gas recirculation. *slc06/27/2002

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
08/13/200990000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2000 hyundai sonata. the contact was driving approximately 25 mph when the check engine warning light indicator illuminated on the instrument panel and immediately, the engine stalled. the vehicle restarted and resumed normal operation. the warning indicator remained illuminated until the engine was turned off. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. the failure was contributed to the mass air flow sensor. the vehicle was repaired for the malfunction. recall number 00v259001, electrical system, wiring was related to the failure; however, the vin was excluded. recently, the failure occurred whenever the vehicle was in operation without warning. the vehicle has not been repaired at this time. the failure mileage was 90,000. the current mileage was 97,000.
05/08/200213559
 Tl*the contact owns a 2000 hyundai sonata. while driving approximately 45 mph, the engine began to rev excessively high and the vehicle lunged forward unexpectedly. when the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle hesitated and vibrated. in addition, the automatic transmission shifted violently into gear. there was no power response during acceleration, which resulted in the engine stalling intermittently. the warning indicator also illuminated on the instrument panel intermittently. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection, but they were unable to duplicate the failures. the mass damper was replaced. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on six separate occasions for identical failures. the repairs consisted of a complete tune up, replacement of the output speed sensor, and the battery was replaced twice; however, the failures continued. the extended warranty on the vehicle expired at 60,000 miles. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was 13,559 and current mileage was 82,505.
11/14/2008810901
 Car stalls out in low speed driving, idling, and or when back up. i have been able to avoid an accident with passengers in the vehicle or not in the vehicle while i was driving. i have had oil changed, fluids checked, alternator changed, spark plugs and wires also checked. the car has also had fuel system flushed and problem with stalling persist. *tr
05/05/2008129358
 Tl*the contact owns a 2000 hyundai sonata. while driving 25 mph, the front passenger side tire assembly was falling off the vehicle due to a rusted engine cradle on the front passenger side. the vehicle was taken to a service station and they replaced the passenger side driveshaft assembly. after the repair was made, the contact still heard noises. the vehicle was returned to the shop and, upon further inspection, the engine cradle wheel hub assembly was found to be out of place due to rust. the entire wheel rotated while the driver side remained stationary. the failure caused the engine cradle to rust. there is a current investigation (pe08029) for this failure. the current and failure mileages were 129,358.
09/01/2006720003005/19/2001
 The crankshaft position sensor is faulty. i don't understand how hyundai can have a recall for this item in their kia optimas and santa fe 2.5l v-6 engines, but not in the 2.5l v-6 sonatas. the least of the problems is difficulty starting, which seems to be the culmination of the problem. the beginning of the problem is the loss of power and stalling, incredibly dangerous while on the highway traveling at 60 mph and without warning the car loses power. last year i spent over $500 for a tune up and spark plug wires. the check engine just came on today after having trouble getting started and had it diagnosed as a p0335 crankshaft position sensor a circuit malfunction. i called several dealerships and the repair is in excess of $400 for labor plus parts. *jb
09/18/200645580104/26/2000
 2000 hyundai sonata - mass air flow sensor failed at 45,000 miles - was this item replaced in 2000 recall? *nm
07/31/200674400105/15/2000
 I was traveling down the highway when without warning my engine simply shut off, and the power assist to the brakes and steering was stopped. i tried moving from the center lane over to the shoulder and was almost rear-ended by a vehicle in the right lane. i was able to pull the car off on the right shoulder and stop. the vehicle would not restart and i had to have it towed to the nearest dealer in the area, pugi hyundai in downers grove, il. they took the vehicle in for service and later in the morning informed me that the crankshaft position sensor had failed. the cost of repair will be a minimum of $600, and possibly more, depending if they determine the engine needs additional repair parts. *nm
09/07/20041
 The vehicle caught fire while parked. the consumer called the fire department to extinguished the fire. no injuries. the consumer had the vehicle towed home. please fill in additional information. *jb
06/25/2004559971
 While driving engine warning light illuminated, then, vehicle stalled. consumer was able to restart the vehicle. dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. *ak
10001
 While driving vehicle loses power. it won't go any higher than 45 to 50 mph. dealer maintains that consumer's vehicle is not affected. *ak
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - COOLING SYSTEM - FAN
05/05/200461000108/19/2001
 Air bags light keeps coming back on after i have taken it to the dealership. check engine light comes on and off at randum. air/heating unit stop working, put the car on the machine and no light/signs showing anything was wrong with the car. had the force feed blower motor changed and still not work.*ak
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE
09/09/200873899106/01/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2000 hyundai sonata. while driving at any speed, the check engine light illuminates on the instrument panel and the vehicle suddenly shuts off. the failure occurs intermittently and the vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. the current and failure mileages were 73,899. updated 10/14/08 *bf the oxygen sensor was replaced. updated 10/15/08. *jb
11/12/2007143000104/25/2006
 Tl*the contact's daughter owns a 2000 hyundai sonata. while the contact's daughter was pulling into the driveway, the passenger side front wheel detached from the vehicle. the contact stated that the engine cradle rusted out where the two bolts were attached to the subframe. the vehicle was inspected by a mechanic and he confirmed the failure. the speed was unknown. the current and failure mileages were 143,000. updated 01/23/08 *lj. updated
08/01/200367000308/01/2003
 Tl*the contact owns a 2000 hyundai sonata. the contact has been experiencing failure with the sensor plug on her vehicle. she has had to pay $200 each time the vehicle has been repaired. she stated that she is also experiencing failure with the powertrain automatic transmission, which caused her vehicle to stall. she has had to replace her engine and the battery approximately two to three times. the powertrain was unknown. the current mileage is 118,000 and failure mileage was 67,000. the consumer stated replaced the engine 1 time and the battery twice. the dealer stated radio jumping channels. updated 09/05/07 *tr
05/06/2005490001011/02/2002
 I have made five trips to the dealer with the same problem with my 2000 hyundai sonata which was purchased from allen turner hyundai in pensacola, fl and is serviced by them due to it is still in warranty. my car makes a loud clonking sound and then stops and all power goes off. this happens normally when i go over 30-40 mph and has happened while driving 70 on the interstate and almost caused me to wreck on a bridge because i had no shoulder to go off on and cars almost slammed into the back of me. after it shuts down, it takes anywhere from 10 minutes to one hour to start again. it turns over but will not start after this happens. as said i have taken this 5 times to the dealer, this last time they kept it 5 days and found nothing. i had them drive it home. prior they told me it was a computer error and was fixed, at first they said it was the computer board but then said the boss said it was just bad battery cables. and cleaned off the cables. i had a new battery put in. they told me it was the air filter had jumped off the track and just needed put back on. the last 2 times they said the computer read nothing. i asked them about the gas line or water in the gas and they said they check all this, checked crank sensor, changed mass air flow sensor, bad connection, tightened cable ends per tech line. the last time the invoice just tells me the computer reads ok. i had them drive it for 5 days for 218 miles but it did not reproduce per tech. i am going to get killed in this car and they honestly just don't take it seriously. i am a female and drive by myself alot and it scares me to lose control of my vehicle and for this to happen at night. i just can't seem to get the dealership to take it seriously. help me.
01/29/20031
 Steering wheel, check engine light, and catalytic converter *cb
06/06/2003208/30/2000
 I had my bearings replaced, my rear hub bearings. now it is making to same noise and they now say it is not the bearings-they do not know what it is! my car idle sounds like is going to stall all the time when i am stopped. the car pulls around 5,20 and 50 mph like it just cannot get gas or the transmission is bad. i brought it in 2xs. they say they do not know what it is and cannot get anything on the diag machines. now i am passed 60,000 miles. after having my car for 2 days (giving me no lender or rental) they found a problem at the last minute. oil leaked from the valves into the spark plug wires into the coil pack and that is the car pulling problem. they say i have to pay $600 to fix it. this was on june 6,2003. i brought the car in for the idle which was not fixed and brought it in for this engine hesitation 2xs. both times they did not and couldnot fix these problems. i have the receipts that they could not fix nor repeat these problems, but they are noted. i should not have to pay for these repairs!!!! this is not daily upkeep!! this must be defect!! i have a real problem with this car! i need to be contacted on this matter for hyundai to pay for these repairs! i am having a difficult time on this matter. these parts need to be replaced now and i cannot and shouldn't have to pay for these parts or labor! i also have had my front driver window regulator fixed 4 times, my front passenger side regulator fixed once, my rear regulator fixed once. i had to buy a new battery for my car and a new headlight in the first year(hyundai said i had to submit paperwork to see if they would vote to repay me for my cost of the battery). i had my air bag light going off(which now i never trust for it to go off when needed or even go off when not ). my paint is chipping everywhere! my front passenger window leaks all over my carpet inside floor. and many more problems! *jb thank you, darlene liddane dliddane@earthlink.net 941-637-0802
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - ENGINE - GASOLINE
04/21/2004117000110/18/2001
 Car began to hesitate during acceleration. cars have almost hit me from the rear because it happen while i was driving down the street. while driving, the car just cutoff in the middle of the street and never started again.*ak
 When slowing vehicle down vehicle would stall intermittently. dealer has repaired five times, but problem returned. please provide further information. *ak
 After recall 01v347000 repairs were done, vehicle stalled again.*ak
12/29/2000411/01/2000
 Vehicle is very dangerous - manufacturer needs to take steps in ensuring my safety as well as the safety of others on the road. *ak
04/14/2002208/01/2000
 Vehicle will stall without prior warning. also, electrical system was failing. consumer had one headlight. dealership was aware of problem.*akvehicle stalls while driving. leaving the driver in very dangerous situations. *jg
04/05/20023
 Consumer states vehicle would stalls or cut off while driving, vehicle been to dealer on three occasion and the problem reoccurring. nlm
02/01/2002
 Vehicle stalls intermittently. dealer has been contacted, please provide further details.*ak
03/01/20010
 Vehicle stalled without prior warning, and then engine check light/ air bag light came on dashboard. dealership was aware of problem. *ak
 Consumer contacted dealer in reference to recall 00v259001/manufacturer's recall 039. dealer lcorrected recall problems. but, while driving at any speed and without prior warning vehicle cut off, causing loss of all power. please provide any further details.*ak
04/10/2001
 Recall 00 v 259 001/engine stalling: engine stalling at low speed of 5-20 mph while applying accelerator pedal from a stop position or while driving. vehicle has restarted after each incident. waiting on dealer appointment. feel free to provide any further details on this matter . *ak
05/31/2000605/31/2000
 Vehicle has been to dealer 5 times for stalling, recall on stalling performed november 2000. dealer cannot remedy problem. *ak the vehicle stalls intermnittently at stop sign, red lights, low speed driving, while backing out and on highways, dealer has attempted to fix this problem several times however has not been successful, even with recall 00v259001 repair the vehicle is not fixed, dealer has also replaced the air flow sensor connection, purge valve (on 6 occasions), tps sensor and extension, and other sensor assemblies. lumbar support would not hold, dealer replaced. trunk would not stay open on incline. *slc
08/20/200012/01/1999
 Engine losses power and sometimes stops. difficulty turning on power
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - EMISSION CONTROL
09/09/200873899106/01/2006
 Tl*the contact owns a 2000 hyundai sonata. while driving at any speed, the check engine light illuminates on the instrument panel and the vehicle suddenly shuts off. the failure occurs intermittently and the vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. the current and failure mileages were 73,899. updated 10/14/08 *bf the oxygen sensor was replaced. updated 10/15/08. *jb
07/01/20009902/01/1999
 Vehicle stalls when low in a gear, sounds as if it is a vibration problem related to map sensor as recalled on the 2.6l sonata and the elantra models. *ak
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - EMISSION CONTROL - CATALYTIC CONVERTOR
01/29/20031
 Steering wheel, check engine light, and catalytic converter *cb
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING - EXHAUST SYSTEM - MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE
10/19/200688000102/15/2003
 Frame of 2000 hyundai sonata was found during oil change to be severely rusted to the point where vehicle was unsafe to drive. went to dealership where we were told to contact hyundai corp. after 2 week period we were told hyundai would do nothing to correct problem. went back to dealership and after 3 days were again told nothing would be done to fix problem. the car only had 88,000 miles on it when problem was discovered and still had original muffler. does frame usually rust out before muffler? eventually because of need for vehicle were forced to have vehicle fixed out of pocket. repair shop told us they had repaired several hyundai sonatas over the last year with rust all in the same spot on the frame and that some couldn't even make it to the shop without a tow. we paid to have a refurbished frame put on the car, at the cost of $1150, not to mention the inconvenience caused over the course of 3 months it took to get it fixed. we had pictures taken of the frame on the car and as it came off. *jb