Defect Alert — Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Check Engine Light

October 28, 2011
By: Robert Silverman

Hyundai is a company known for quality and solid customer service,  which it is why it so surprising that we are continuing to get calls on the 1 800 LEMON LAW hotline from so many distressed 2011 Hyundai Sonata drivers.

We recently wrote about the tire and alignment troubles and transmission problems, and now we are bringing your attention to the issues with Hyundai’s new hybrid model, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. There is a Hyundai Sonata Hybrid check engine light problem.  This is a beautiful car that just hit the production line this year, and unfortunately it appears there are few flaws causing the check engine light to come on, loss of power, and the car stumbling in traffic.  Sadly, being that the car is so new and the problems are intermittent, there are some Hyundai service advisors who are having difficulty verifying and fixing the issue.  But as we have discussed before, this is not your fault and it should not prevent you from fighting for your rights.  Even if the problem cannot be duplicated while at the dealer, make sure you receive a repair invoice with the date, mileage and the complaint. And if you feel that you are getting no satisfaction from your Hyundai dealer, take your car to another authorized Hyundai dealer.  You are permitted to do this under Hyundai warranty.

Lastly, there is an engine-associated recall that all Hyundai Sonata Hybrid drivers need to be aware of.  Please make sure you contact your Hyundai dealer to arrange for the recall as soon as possible.

If your Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is in the shop three or more times (with or without the engine recall), or an extended period of time for the check engine light, loss of power, stumbling, jerking, or any issue, we can help you seek remedy under State Lemon Laws and Federal Warranty Law. As you know, the help under these Laws is completely free to you.  Call 1-800 LEMON LAW (1-800-536-6652) or send us an e-mail and we will contact you to discuss your situation and how we can help.


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3 Responses to “Defect Alert — Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Check Engine Light”

  1. #1 Mohamed Ahmed says:

    Hi dear Sir or madam
    I am driving Hyundai sonata hybrid 2011 and i get Check Engine Light that make me worry because of i love my car. please help me out to fix. I always take care my car but now i do not know what i am doing to do

    • State: California
  2. #2 Vundale Webb says:

    I drive a 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and been in the shop three or more times or an extended period of time for the check engine light, loss of power, stumbling, jerking, or any issue, I got the from beach automotive in Jacksonville fl when I put the down payment on the car the day I got the car it broke down on me on the highway it stayed in the the shop their shop for about three and a half weeks so I was without a car for that long period of time they charged me for two tow bills for 250.00 both times and after I got the car back the last time it did ok for lil over 2500 miles or so and its back at it again doing the same thing I might have had this car for about 3 months or so give or take if you can help me out It would be a blessing thanks

    • State: FL
  3. #3 Amika randolph says:

    I had my car for 3 years never had a problem I get my car service at Hyundai car service dealership my check engine light is on and I just got a tune up in April 2019 I don’t know whst wrong I don’t have no money to tow it back there they can check to see what going on

    • State: Maryland

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