Will Hyundai honor the warranty on my engine?

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Asked by GeenaH Aug 15, 2018 at 02:16 PM about the 2012 Hyundai Sonata GLS FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2012 sonata has 103k miles on it. I was at a red light and when I took my
foot off the brake the engine shut off. I towed it to a Hyundai service and they
confirmed that there was 'internal engine failure'. My oil was really low when
it shut off, but I put more oil in before taking it to Hyundai. I was due for an oil
change this week but I've never seen the oil so low. Neither the oil light nor
check engine light came on. I get about 3-4 oil changes a year and get filter
changes. That's the only maintenance I get on the car other than tire
rotation, wheel alignment, and keeping brakes in check. I got the car in 2015
at 53,000+ miles. Due to a recall my car, along with 470,000+ others, was
issued an extended warranty on the engines short block assembly. The
extension is up to 120,000 miles. The dealer will send my oil and pictures of
my engine to a Hyundai plant. Do you think Hyundai will have to honor the
warranty? Does the cause of engine failure have to be what they recalled
for? Is it possible that I aided in damaging the engine?

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Sounds like you ran it too low on oil and ruined the engine. Do you really think Hyundai owes you an engine?

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Hi Bob, I believe that it's possible that a defect in the engine may have caused it to burn more oil than it should have. I have records of my oil change schedule. I had an oil change 3 months (3500 miles) ago and it wasn't reasonable for my oil to be so low.

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That may be the case, but it does not justify not checking the engine's oil level. My guess is that the owner's manual suggests checking the oil at every other fuel fill up or perhaps at every fill up. Best of luck with it.

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I hope Hyundai will honor their warranty. I have 70,000 miles on my 2012 sonata I bought new. I have records of oil changes approximately every 4000 miles. I was even was told by dealer my engine did not fall under the original recall engine failure back in 2014. Only to have literally out of no where my engine starting to knock and basically not being able to be driven even though the oil level is fine and checked no less then every other fill up.

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Call Hyundai Corporate my daughter had same problem it's a engine defect get it ti your dealer not YOUR fault but Hyundais!!!

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Hyundai is required by law suit to honor engine replacement warranty. They have no choice. The law suite claimed that Hyundai knowingly sold defective engines in the 2011-2012 vehicles with a titan class engine. As long as you are within the extended warranty mileage ect you should be fine.

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Here is the link from Hyundai to get your free engine. enter your vin# and if you qualify you get a free engine, expenses if you paid any monies and a free rental while they are repairing your vehicle. It's really that simple. www.HyundaiUSA.com/Campaign132

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I just got the engine in my 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT replaced under warranty at no expense (at 65K miles). Then engine started knocking quite dramatically when started on cold mornings. The knocking persisted for 10 minutes or more until fully warmed up. The dealer had to get approval from Hyundai to replace the engine, but they did not require detailed documentation of oil changes. I did in fact change the oil on a regular basis as required, but I would not have been able to document each and every oil change. It only took a week for the engine to arrive, get installed, tested and back in my hands.

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I just got the engine replaced in my 2017 Hyundai Veloster. It was covered under warranty at no expense, included rental car. It only had 44k miles and I had just purchased it from a used car dealer 3 weeks prior. The engine made a knocking sound one morning, and then it seized while driving (shut off). Restarted it but it would not go faster than 5 miles per hr. Hyundai did not hassle at all.

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The engine in my 2013 Sonata with 86k mileswhich I purchased used 3 months ago went into limp mode when I was doing 80mph on I-75 10 miles south of Knoxville Ky on my was home to Michigan. It was towed to Maco where they checked the code. They told me to take it to the Hyundai dealer a mile up the road because it was catastrophic engine failure. The dealership checked it and gave me a rental to get back home to MI. The engine was replaced at no cost and I am waiting for the car to be delivered to the nearest Hyundai dealership for pick up. I still have the rental at no cost to me.

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Hyundai replaced my engine at 104k miles, due to excessive oil consumption. Oil light came on in November, needed 4 quarts. It happened again in February, also requiring 4 quarts. Hyundai performed the oil consumption test for every 1,000 miles 3x, and within hours of my last test word came back that my engine was being replaced. Picking the car up today, cannot be happier.

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They will replace your engine at n/c. Mine is 2013 and they are replacing engine next week. Also they gave me rental car...all under warranty.

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Same thing happened 8/2019 on 2012 sonata. Lost power after filling up and getting on highway, starter burned out as result, was towed to dealership. Hyundai is honoring the extended warranty requirement, replacing engine and components, and paying for rental until car is complete and rechecked.

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I am getting my engine replaced but Hyundai is saying they need to replace starter and battery also because it’s a new engine and I should be paying 650 dollars for starter plus battery. Does it sounds correct ?

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They aren't paying for anything for mine. Any suggestions? My car has been affected but are saying they cant doing anything?

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I purchased a 2015 Santa re sport on 9/19/2019 had it 4 days cut of at a stop sign got it started drove fine for 4 days car seized only drove the car 35 miles toke to Hyundai they are replacing it with a rebuilt one at no cost

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Just got the word today that the engine will be replaced on my 2013 Sonata with 137,000 miles. Dealer gave me a brand new Elantra as a loaner car until mine is fixed. Took a lot of back & forth to the dealer for oil consumption tests & pictures of engine but was worth it.

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218,000 and new engine due to recall notice on 2013 Santa Fe 2.0T AWD. NO CHARGE!. Love Hyundai. Had an 06 Tucson that went 400,000km. No compliant. Chevy Cruze and Honda in the family fleet not nearly as confident in the dealer network or parents.

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Dealer has had my 2013 Sonata for 3 weeks after a catastrophic engine failure at 148k miles (engine shut off on the highway at 70 mph). I was about 1,500 miles overdue on my oil change and the oil was almost empty. I dropped it off on Tuesday afternoon, dealer took engine apart on Wednesday and gave me a loaner on Thursday. The Hyundai technician said this is a known issue in all 2011 - 2015 Sonatas, the dealer merely had to take photos and send to corporate for the ok to go to do the work. So, here I am starting my 4th week of driving the dealer's 2019 Sonata that had 12 miles on it when they loaned it to me...

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my 2011 Hyundai sonata shut off on me while driving too just took it to the dealer and waiting on the answer on the recall im literally at 120,700 miles lol so not sure if they will shut me down for the 700 miles

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Hi Everyone, I just wanted to update everyone... Hyundai approved me for engine replacement about a week after this post. Their report stated that my engine was indeed affected and that metallic debris was found. This could (most likely) or could not have caused my engine to seize, but since the debris was found they had to replace it under the recall. It took them about 2 months to receive all the parts and install everything. I had to wait 2 weeks for a loaner car, because of the dealership's backlog. A year later, I just traded my sonata in for a Tuscon. Hoping for better luck with this one.

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It’s the bearings within the engine that are failing, I have a 2012 sonata SE that has already had the engine replaced not just once...but twice! Failed 3/2015 with 80k Failed 8/2019 with 140k Both covered under campaign recall with rental. No questions asked they just went straight to replacement the second time around. Other things I’ve had covered in case you were wondering... Steering wheel coupler (clicking when turned) Front axel CV joints Ignition starter This car has been frustrating to own to say the least, I’m ready to get myself into a Honda again.

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Our 2013 Sonata (48,500 miles) passed all recall checks including the engine recall. 2 weeks ago, the car shut off in the middle of the road. Got it towed to the dealership where they confirmed it was a seized engine. Got the rental car with no issues. Less than a week later the ‘new’ engine was installed. Found out it’s a remanufactured engine. And it now ‘hums/clicks’. Never had that sound before. So did I get a used engine with 5,000 miles on it or 150,000 miles on it? I am pleased with the dealership as they have been wonderful to us in any issue, but upset that I was under the impression that I was to have a new engine installed, not a remanufactured one. And now the humming/clicking noise. There have been 7- 8 recalls/campaigns in our car. Bought it with 15,000 miles on it. Garage kept. Very well taken care of. But these recalls are making me nervous. There’s too many.

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my 2013 Sonata has 120,620 miles and the engine just stopped in the middle of the highway. Do you think Hyundai will honor thw extended 120,000 mile warranty?

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@GuruQQ4CH - see my post above. Mine died at around 145k and they installed a new block along with about 4 different "kits". Also, the starter burned out and was replaced as well

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thanks- at the dealers now- fingers crossed all goes well

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@GuruQQ4CH any update? my 2011 sonata is at 125,000, seems like nobody is getting declined service. will they inspect it for damage free of charge? Also, shouldn't they have mentioned this to me when I go in for oil changes? Unprofessional, it sucks i am just finding out about this. My car goes through oil like crazy like many of us.

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i have a 2011 sonata 190k miles, spun a bearing, they put a new engine in it free of charge, very happy

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Currently facing this problem- have a 2013 sonata with just 60k miles on it. It shut down while driving at ~45-50mph, I coasted off the highway to a safe place and attempted to restart. Got nothing from it but a dash full of lights and smoke from the engine. Had it towed to local mechanic who says the engine is seized and recommended I take it in to dealer. Praying that this gets fixed as easily as everyone above describes.

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My Sonata 2012 which already done 172k Km, started creating some abnormal noises in Engine, I am afraid and parked my car. Please advise. Thanks in Advance to all.

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I just picked up my 2014 Sonata with the replacement engine on Monday. It took 9 days all up, had a free loaner car from the dealer while they were working on it. My car only had around 79k miles on it but the warranty was actually extended to 120k miles due to the recall. The dealer handled it all and made it very easy for me. I was getting a bunch of white smoke when accelerating, pinging in the engine and excessive oil usage (3 1/2 quarts in 1200 miles).

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I just had the same problem with my 2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS 103k miles that I just gotten a fresh oil change on Saturday 1/11/20 , Monday 1/13/20. I was on the highway going 80 mph rushing to work when I noticed a faint noise then as I pressed the accelerator my car stopped picking up in speed as I tried to switch lanes. As I got off on my exit on the ramp and hit the brakes to slow down my car completely shut off. Tried to restart and there was a loud knocking noise & a dash full of lights. Got it towed to the same place I got my oil changed and was told my engine was failing and there was a recall on my engine through Hyundai yesterday. Called the service department gave them my VIN & my car has 4 open recalls including the replacement of the engine. Got it towed to the nearest dealership for inspection. I’m now awaiting an answer & keeping my fingers crossed that they’re going to replace my engine free of charge .

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On my first visit regarding recall of engine dealer could not guess the noise, Hyundai dealer kept my car for 2 days and later informed me that everything is fine and asked me to pickup your car. But that bad noise it was like timing chain was still there, after 2 days and run about 100Kms I visited dealer again for the same bad noise, they checked again and kept the car, same day in evening they informed me that there is some noise in engine and we already submitted the approval to Hyundai to replace or repair the engine under recall and warranty. So my Sonata since yesterday is with them.

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Did the dealership offer a loaner or rental car?

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Not yet, but they informed me that they will provide once they will get the approval.

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I am having problems with my 2011 Hyundai Sonata SE. I did all the recalls back in 2017 and the car has been running fine but around November 2019 the check engine light came on. I took it to my friends shop and they told me it was code p0014 (camshaft timing was off). I took it to another friend who made sure all the electrical components were working on the engine and they were. I bought the car at 44k miles, I am the second owner and now it has 67k miles. They reset the codes many times and it came back on over and over again. Since the vehicle is way under the 120k warranty I took it to the dealer to have it checked. They told me that the engine sounded good but that I needed to pay 160$ for a diagnostic which I did. I got the call back saying I needed to replace both my camshaft sensors (intake and exhaust) because it seems to be a sensor problem. They charged me 190$ each for the sensors, 380$ total, I said fine if it will fix the problem let’s do it. (Even though on Amazon the sensors cost about 30$ each from Hyundai themselves). Any how, the parts arrived and they wanted to charge me $209 dollars to change the parts. I decided not to and did the job myself in about 15 minutes (it was VERY EASY TO CHANGE THE SENSORS. I just unscrewed the two bolts and switched it back in and connected the sensor, paying 200$ for a 15 minute job is insane). The check engine went away for about 7 hours but came back on at night. I took it back to the dealer to let them know it was still giving me the same code and check engine light. They stayed with it over night and called me the next day saying that one of their techs reset the code and drove it for 30 minutes and no code came on and the car was ready to go. I kid you not I picked up the car and went around the block to get some coffee at McDonald’s and boom check engine gets back on!!! I take it back to the dealer right away and drop it off saying the same problems occur. 3 days pass by and I get a call and they tell me that it seems to be an engine problem and I might need a new engine!!! To find the root cause of the problem thought they want to charge $400 more dollars to find out what part of the engine is wrong so that then I can pay for parts and labor after that. I said I don’t mind paying the 400$ but since I already paid you $380 for the sensors I’d like to return that SINCE IT DIDNT FIX THE PROBLEM and pay the extra $20 so I atleast know what I’m working with. They tell me that they don’t accept returns on parts!!!! Lol which is insane because I got the parts AFTER THEIR OWN DIAGNOSTIC TECH TOLD ME I NEEDED THAT TO FIX A PROBLEM IT NEVER FIXED. I was fed up and called corporate now I have a case number and am patiently waiting. My guess is that when I checked the car back in 2017 for the recall for the engine everything was fine but from reading online it seems that these engine problems starts to affect the cars after 60k miles! And my car is giving me early warning signs now. The camshaft timing is probably off because the crankshaft is probably messed up. None the less, my car is way under 100k miles and I really hope they keep their word on their warranty. I was really looking to get the new 2020 Sonata but if this doesn’t work out I am done with Hyundai. Hope I get positive news soon! The corporate person that helped says that he thinks that sounds like a recall problem and it should be fixed at no extra cost and that I should of been given a loaner until the problem was fixed. I also forgot to mention that about a year ago my car turned off on me on the highway with my 7 year old in the car. Thank god I was able to maneuver to the side of the road and nothing happened. I waited a few minutes and turned it back on and it hasn’t happened again but thinking about it now, I think the car has been trying to tell something is wrong for sometime now.

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Just wanted to update on my earlier post. My engine WAS replaced along with my starter- picking it up later on today. No charges to me other than a $50 deposit on a rental car that was provided to me by Hyundai via Enterprise car rental. To touch on what someone else mentioned above about camshaft sensors- that’s the SAME thing that my car read as the problem while tested... with a seized engine. I’d bet that you will get your engine fixed at no cost to you.

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I just got approved in 1 hour at 141,000 miles cylinders 1+2 were toasted on my 2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T. I conducted regular oil changes at intervals under required mileage 3500 - 4000 miles i knew nothing of the recall until I noticed that my oil consumption was way too much and started doing my own research. I went through the oil consumption test with one dealership that didn't feel that the company would honor the replacement even though i was burning through a quart of oil every 500 miles...instead the dealership recommended $750 worth of work ignored my pleads and didn't even bother to submit the claim. I went and had the recommended fixes worked on at a local garage for half the price, however the engine light was still on and I had to go to a dealership... I went to a different dealership in the area and was told I was approved for a replacement engine and provided with a rental car at no charge ... If one dealership says you do not qualify for and engine replacement,, do yourself a favor and shop around other dealerships , as i received totally different outcomes.

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My 2015 Sonata started using oil at 108,000 miles. All maintenance and oil changes had been done at the dealership. After 3 months, Hyundai approved replacing the engine. I took my car to the dealership in mid March 2019. It's now the first part of February 2020 and I am still waiting on the engine to come in. Since I had another car, I didn't take them up on their loaner car. However, since they have ceased production in South Korea because of the coronavirus epidemic in China, I'm going down Friday morning and telling them I want a loaner - and not a basic car, but one with bells & whistles similar to what my car had on it. This was my third Hyundai. Needless to say, I WILL NOT be buying another one even though I love the car.

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This past weekend my 2012 Hyundai Sonata Turbo 2.0 started shaking from a cold start, blew black smoke, blew white smoke, and settled back into normal firing shortly after. The car is at 145,000 miles. I drove to the dealership the following Monday and they said my car was falling in line with other vehicles under the recall. Within 2 months December 19 - February 14th I had lost somewhere around 1 1/2 to 2 quarts of oil. At this time they are going to see if I am losing oil every 1,000 miles as part of the recall procedures. This is my second Hyundai but I did not realize how extensive this recall was or how it could cause a seized engine while driving my vehicle.

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Bob answered about a year ago Sounds like you ran it too low on oil and ruined the engine. Do you really think Hyundai owes you an engine? Bob, you posted that a year ago and the answer is YES. There was even a Class Action lawsuit that Hyundai settled because dealers were denying people a new engine. https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/closed-settlements/346228-hyundai-sonata-engine-defect-class-action-settlement/ My 2011 never burned a drop of oil. The dealer changed the oil at 97,000 and did not say anything about the oil being low at all. From 97,000 to 102,000 it burned over 2 quarts of oil! So something gives out and the car just starts consuming oil. You can even get a new engine for excessive oil consumption, even if it never knocks or stalls.

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My car is currently at the dealership with the exact same problem 2012 Hyundai Sonata engine seized up in the middle of driving on the road NO CHECK ENGINE LIGHT EVER CAME ON!! Took it to the dealership and the mechanic told me this car has been having this issue( engine seizing) currently waiting for approval from Hyundai to replace the engine. Got scheduled oil changes and maintenance. I even personally called Hyundai and asked them what they plan to do because this was definitely NO FAULT of mines. I will update when I hear back from someone. Fingers crossed!! Only had the car a year drove about 25-26,000 miles. Car has always been maintenance on time and had all recalls done.

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I just has my engine fail on me on a super busy highway. I have 127,xxx miles so obviously that is over the extended engine warranty. My car was part of the vehicles that were affected by the metallic debris found and was cleared when I took it in for the recall. The engine lost compression on 2/22/20. Skip forward a week later, I get a call from the dealership saying they heard back from Hyundai Corporate and they approved my engine replacement!!!! Even though I am over the warranty. If you're having this issue, just take your vehicle to Hyundai. Its only $126 for them to take a look at it, and if it is covered, the fee gets waived. What's an extra $126 to try and see if Hyundai will cover it! There's hope guys.

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My 2011 Sonata starting using excessive oil at 123,000 miles. At 130,889 the oil light flickered on one time and went back off, no check engine light. Started knocking and losing power. I pulled over and oil was only half quart low. I was pretty much putting a quart in at every fill up. I took it to dealer expecting the worse especially since out of warranty. They ended up replacing engine for free and gave me a free rental from Enterprise with the only contingency that it had to be a Hyundai. Rental gets hit and driver takes off. Right now I am out $500 to Enterprise. I found the car and driver, but looks like I will have to go to court to get my money back. Never a dull moment. Got my car back. What type of engine do they use for the replacement? Service manager said bring car back at 1000 miles and he will change oil free and check it out.

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This is the link for the 2013\2014 recall check. I just took mine in 3/30/2020 for a recall issue after my engine locked up. The oil was full as it was changed 8 days prior and had a small leak, pulsing vibrations from the engine. Then it starting knocking noise and when I pulled over it locked up on me. Waiting on their "resolution" now. I will let you know. If they don't replace the engine I will go to a different dealership. This should be covered. I think they are waiting on approval. Someone posted the link for the 2011\2012 sonata earlier. Here is the 2013\2014: https://autoservice.hyundaiusa.com/Campaign162/MicroSiteTemplate/MicroSiteTemplateVI NValidate/2904

"Bob", you should know what you're talking about before you open your pie-hole. I own a mechanic shop, so I definitely know what I'm doing, but, even I was surprised at how quickly the oil completely disappeared from my 2013 Sonata (due to the bearing failure that prompted the engine recall.) 2011-2014 Sonata/Optima engines are not failing because the drivers are ignorant and refuse to check their oil level. It's a known manufacturing defect .... hence the recall.

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Looks like I'm joining the club. 2013 Sonata with 123k miles just seized up like everyone else. No warning but just lost power and the dash lit up like a Christmas tree. I also had smoke. Towed it initially to a local repair shop that told me it seized up but the oil level was fine. Starter was burned out as well. It's at the Hyundai dealer now so starting the process. Glad to see guys with 145k mileage and beyond getting things taken care of. I was concerned they would skimp on the starter but someone else had the same problem covered. This forum definitely gives me hope! I'll update on the verdict

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The reason that Hyundai should take responsibility for engine failure is that all sensors failed too - low oil indication, engine temperature indication, engine function indication - all failed. My Sonata 2013 engine shut down on the highway 80kmps with no warning, This is a safety, life&death issue that requires a recall to replace 400,000! engines in North America. I understand it is serious but this is what it means. I just filled a complaint at https://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/7/PCDB-BDPP/fc2-cp2.aspx?lang=eng and if we all do maybe Hyundai will be forced to recall.

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Update on my 2013 Sonata with 123k miles and a burned out starter - I went to my Dealer and the next day Hyundai approved a new engine (Actually taking a refurbished block and machining it to original specifications and then adding new components to it), and replacing the starter. The dealer gave me the option to buy new hoses & belts without any labor costs since that's included in the covered repair. Obviously took that. They also gave me a 2020 Sonata loaner on the spot so no need to deal with Enterprise on a rental. I asked and it has a different style engine so no worries on it locking up on me. It should take 3 weeks to actually get the engine and we'll see how long from there based on scheduling. Well done Hyundai on the quick response and making it painless

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I have same issue with my 2013 Hyundai Sonata I only had less than two years...still waiting on reply at dealership. They say after submitting my oil change paper work, I may have to pay a none refundable break open engine type fee for Hyundai to investigate if they will give me a free engine replacement. Mt starter is all burnt out to they said, after I played the $137 for testing. Either way this is all a huge headache...back and forth to dealership during Covid with kids and no car. Hope it is worth the trouble.

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Anyone else told to pay a fee to break open engine of $600 for investigation to see if they will cover a new engine replacement?

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Update: So I initially went to a first dealer. They told me the problem was some cam shaft sensors. I purchased them and put them in myself (the wanted over $200 dollars for a 5minute job). Right after the check engine like was still on. I went back and they told me that they needed to get “deeper” to see what the problem was. I spent $300+ on the sensors and now they wanted an additional +$500 to break down the engine to find out what the problem was. I wanted a refund on the parts and they refused and I am still fighting to get my money back since the diagnostic was WRONG and they told me to get those parts which also didn’t fix the problem!!! This has been so frustrating. I decided to not break down the engine and took the advice of going to another dealer. The new dealer was like night and day. Very upfront and nicer and they actually FIXED THE VEHICLE. It ended up being another sensor that was faulty. I didn’t mind paying the diagnostic fee since this time around it was fixed. I am still fighting the old dealer and I won’t stop till I get my $500+ back for parts and a WRONG DIAGNOSTIC. Do not pay extra money to have the engine broken down. If I would have done that, I would of also been owed that money. Some dealers are just trying to steal money from their customers by giving you faulty fake diagnostics. This is unacceptable.

Bob there is a recall on the 2011 2012 Sonata. Metal shavings were not removed near the crank shaft. This causes the car to all of a sudden eat oil and engine will seize. The watranty was moved up to 120,000 miles. She medal shavings get into the oil and then engine failure. The car will not restart. Hyaundai will also give you a loaner car.

My 2012 Sonata Limited 2.0T has 124K on it and upon hard acceleration had a timing issue with the cam and knock sensor code. They replaced my engine (sub assembly), gave me a loaner and had it fixed for free in less than a week. Can't beat the warranty/recall stance from Hyundai. Too bad it wasn't all new with the heads and turbo, but I'll take it!

I have a Hyundai Sonata 2012 Hybrid Engine Seized I have extended warranty and they will not cover it.

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I also have a 2011 Hyuandai sonata with 127,000 miles. Mine wasn’t due for a oil change until this month and I went to get on the interstate then boom with NO warning, the car all of a sudden started knocking very loudly and cut off! Thank god I was able to pull over because had I not been able to it could have costed us our lives. I was able to get the car started back up and got it home. Checked the oil and it seemed fine. I had an appointment scheduled to get the oil changed but didn’t make it that far. The car all a sudden will not start. I had no warning at all, no lights or check engine light came on. No knocking or ANYTHING. Just had the car towed to Hyundai and they are calling back today to let me know if I am covered. If not I will have to pay a $127 diagnostic fee but if I am covered, it will be free of charge they said. They have not mentioned a rental car or loaner yet so I will ask once she calls back. I just got this car three months ago and it has been very well maintained. It looks and even smells brand new inside. No interior or exterior damage what so ever. It’s usually quiet and smooth riding. This was suddenly with no warnings at all. I pray they give me a new motor since this happened, but since I am at 127k I am not sure if I’ll be covered, although when the lady initially called me back after looking up the VIN number she said I had a “lifetime warranty” but it appears online it is a “extended warranty” not lifetime. I will update when I know something.

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Update to my last post: Hyundai just called me about my 2011 Hyundai Sonata and offered me a loner car. A brand new subaru or a Nissan until my car is fixed. She said “I am still submitting all paper work and this takes time but I am positive we will be giving you a new motor”. I am so happy that they are being so understanding and helpful making this whole process easy and not allowing me to be careless in the process.

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My 2012 Sonata LTD went in for the engine recall in the spring of 2016 and got the "all clear". Skip to June 2016, when knocking and a horrible sound (like a clicking fan for lack of a better description) began. I took it to the dealership and was told that the engine had seized and they would be rebuilding a portion of it. They called me shortly thereafter and told me that I needed to have the entire engine replaced, it would be covered 100% by Hyundai, and a loaner would be provided. Apparently my engine was coming from South Korea and there were issues getting it here. I didn't get my car back until September. Granted, it was all covered, so for that I was thankful. Now here we are, August 2020, my car is back at the dealership waiting for a replacement engine AGAIN. This time it seized up on me on the interstate. Thank god it happened at the exit ramp just down the road from work. I was able to restart it and nurse it to our parking lot. It was taken to the dealership that evening and I received the call yesterday morning confirming that it was the engine and that the first replacement engine is also covered under the recall. Hopefully this doesn't take another 3 months or more. I've been nothing but frustrated with this vehicle with one recall after another. At least everything has been covered. The car has been paid off ever since the first engine, so I really don't want another car payment, but on the other hand, I suppose I'd be better off getting rid of this piece and getting a reliable vehicle.

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I have a 2015 Sonata Sport and have had multiple engine problems over the past 2 years. Engine light comes on, will not go over 40 mph. Towed to dealer at least 3 times. Have had burning smells & it turned out to be an oil leak & it was repaired for free. At one point they had my car for 3 months & gave me a new car to drive. Now, it is consuming crazy amounts of oil. I was 1700 miles until an oil change & it was down 4 quarts! They are having me bring it in every 1,000 miles for an oil consumption study. First 1,000 miles, it used 2-1/2 quarts. Just install a new engine already. It is a shame because I love this car & I loved my Elantra prior to this car! But I will never buy another Hyundai. :-(

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