4th Gen (2000 – 2005) Hyundai Sonata Problems

The 4th generation of the Sonata has a cumulative PainRank™ of 4.88. That can be compared against other Hyundai generations. Shopping for a Hyundai? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 2000–2005 Sonata model years have sent in 108 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (21%) followed by the interior (10%) and the electrical (10%).

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 2005 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2005 52
9.41
2004 17
7.45
2003 13
5.72
2002 13
3.32
2001 7
1.54
2000 6
1.87

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