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Every Hyundai vehicle has problems, some just have more than others.

PainRank combines owner data, recall frequency, vehicle age, and other factors to give you a guide about which vehicles are a pain-in-the-butt to own. We’ve also ranked Hyundai generations, so you can get a better sense of which vehicles and model years you should avoid like the plague.

Accent

Score 5.51

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 37
  • Investigations 35
  • TSBs 408

Azera

Score 4.2

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 42
  • Investigations 16
  • TSBs 165

Elantra

Score 55.34

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 70
  • Investigations 71
  • TSBs 787

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 11
  • Investigations 12
  • TSBs 35

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 10
  • Investigations 10
  • TSBs 74

Equus

Score 4.61

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 4
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 90

G80

Score 1.07

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 0
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 0

G90

Score N/A

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 0
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 0

Genesis

Score 13.52

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 19
  • Investigations 12
  • TSBs 229

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 17
  • Investigations 6
  • TSBs 84

Ioniq Electric

Score N/A

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 0
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 0

Ioniq Hybrid

Score N/A

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 0
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 0

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 0
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 0

Kona

Score N/A

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 0
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 0

Santa Fe

Score 21.51

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 53
  • Investigations 26
  • TSBs 604

Santa Fe Sport

Score N/A

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 0
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 0

Scoupe

Score 0.29

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 0
  • Investigations 3
  • TSBs 6

Sonata

Score 73.06

NHTSA Data

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 3
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 70

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 0
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 0

Terracan

Score 0.22

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 0
  • Investigations 0
  • TSBs 0

Tiburon

Score 6.52

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 27
  • Investigations 6
  • TSBs 340

Tucson

Score 18.42

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 43
  • Investigations 30
  • TSBs 278

Veloster

Score 9.8

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 3
  • Investigations 4
  • TSBs 127

Veracruz

Score 5.97

Generations

NHTSA Data

  • Recalls 25
  • Investigations 20
  • TSBs 70

Answers to the most frequently asked questions

What is PainRank™? Where Does it Come From?

PainRank™ is a CarComplaints.com algorithm that uses complaint data from owners (the average mileage of failures, the cost to make repairs, etc), relative complaints analysis, sales numbers, NHTSA data, & owners’ own vehicle rankings to come up with a number representing how much pain a car inflicts on its owners. The higher the PainRank™ score, the more painful a car is to own (typically).

What Are Vehicle Generations?

Generations are groups of model years where the vehicles are continuously produced, use similar engineering, and share features. Generational data is not always cut-and-dry – manufacturers might not always release generation information, some generations might last longer in different countries, and various trim levels and model variants can make the whole thing confusing. We do our best but make no guarantees about our generation data. When in doubt, we stick with data about US models.

What is NHTSA Data?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is a government agency dedicated to keeping the roads safer by conducting investigations into potential problems, recalling safety issues, and tracking technical service bulletins issued by automakers.