5th Gen (2006 – 2010) Hyundai Sonata Problems

The 5th generation of the Sonata has a cumulative PainRank™ of 17.83. That can be compared against other Hyundai generations. Shopping for a Hyundai? You should probably steer clear of this generation.

Owners of the 2006–2010 Sonata model years have sent in 342 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (24%) followed by the exterior (17%) and the interior (11%).

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 2008 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2010 106
2009 66
2008 46
2007 53
2006 71

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