The 2nd generation of the Sonata has a cumulative PainRank™ of 0.44. That can be compared against other Hyundai generations. Shopping for a Hyundai? This generation is generally a good bet.
Owners of the 1989–1994 Sonata model years have sent in 4 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (50%) followed by the electrical (25%) and the transmission (25%).