2nd Gen (1989 – 1994) Hyundai Sonata Problems

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%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

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 1992 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
1994 0
0.0
1993 0
0.0
1992 2
2.12
1991 0
0.0
1990 2
0.53
1989 0
0.0

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