6th Generation (2011—2014) Sonata Hybrid Problems

This generations ranks 45th out of 52 Hyundai generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (33%), transmission (22%), and the interior (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Transmission Failure 19 complaints at an average of 72,118 miles in the 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.
  2. Engine Siezed 8 complaints at an average of 85,836 miles in the 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.
  3. Hesitation at Acceleration 2 complaints at an average of 65,750 miles in the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

What Sonata Hybrid Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Hyundai model years.

Watch out for the 2012 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2014 10 2 22 4.84
2013 30 2 23 10.2
2012 63 3 27 24.72
2011 24 3 30 17.61

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