3rd Gen (1995 – 1999) Hyundai Sonata Problems

The 3rd generation of the Sonata has a cumulative PainRank™ of 1.29. That can be compared against other Hyundai generations. Shopping for a Hyundai? This generation is generally a good bet.

Owners of the 1995–1999 Sonata model years have sent in 10 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the electrical (20%) followed by the engine (20%) and the transmission (20%).

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 1998 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
1999 1
1.16
1998 5
4.44
1997 1
0.17
1996 0
0.0
1995 3
0.66

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