Safety Features by Model

GL $2,993 - $4,212

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • 2nd generation front airbags w/occupant classification system (OCS)
  • Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side air curtains
  • Front 3-point seatbelts-inc: height adjustable anchors, belt pretensioners, force limiters
  • Rear 3-point seatbelts
  • Pwr window lock-out
  • LATCH child seat anchors
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Transmission shift interlock
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Body-side reinforcements
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Hood buckling creases/safety stops

GLS $3,586 - $4,797

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • 2nd generation front airbags w/occupant classification system (OCS)
  • Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side air curtains
  • Front 3-point seatbelts-inc: height adjustable anchors, belt pretensioners, force limiters
  • Rear 3-point seatbelts
  • Pwr window lock-out
  • LATCH child seat anchors
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Transmission shift interlock
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Body-side reinforcements
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Hood buckling creases/safety stops

LX $3,619 - $4,810

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
  • 2nd generation front airbags w/occupant classification system (OCS)
  • Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side air curtains
  • Front 3-point seatbelts-inc: height adjustable anchors, belt pretensioners, force limiters
  • Rear 3-point seatbelts
  • Pwr window lock-out
  • LATCH child seat anchors
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Transmission shift interlock
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Body-side reinforcements
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Hood buckling creases/safety stops

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Frontal Ratings Moderate Overlap

Tested vehicle: 2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4-door

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Left Leg
Right Leg
Kinematics
Structure

Side Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4-door

Overall
Structure
Side Airbag Configuration
Driver Head Neck
Driver Head Protection
Driver Torso
Driver Pelvis Leg
Passenger Head Neck
Passenger Head Protection
Passenger Torso
Passenger Pelvis Leg

Rear Ratings

Overall
Dynamic
Geometry

Rollover Ratings

Tested vehicle: 2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS 4-door

Overall

IIHS Crash Test Videos

Warranty

Basic Warranty

60 months / 60,000 miles

Drivetrain Warranty

120 months / 100,000 miles

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

84 months / Unlimited distance

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60 months / Unlimited distance

Recalls

Air Bags Apr 1, 2008
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 1, 2008
NHTSA Campaign:
08V161000
Summary:
HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 393,714 MY 2006-2008 SONATA VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AN ADVANCED AIR BAG SYSTEM WHICH FEATURES AN OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS) IN THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT. THE PURPOSE OF THE OCS IS TO DISABLE THE RIGHT PASSENGER SEAT FRONT AIR BAG WHEN IT DETECTS THE PRESENCE OF A CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM OR SMALL CHILD IN THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT. THE RIGHT FRONT AIR BAG IS DISABLED TO PREVENT INJURIES TO A CHILD THAT MAY RESULT FROM A RIGHT FRONT AIR BAG INFLATION DURING A CRASH.
Consequence:
MISCLASSIFICATION OF A SMALL STATURE ADULT AS A CHILD IN THE RIGHT FRONT PASSENGER SEAT MAY CAUSE THE RIGHT FRONT AIR BAG TO NOT INFLATE IN AN ACCIDENT THAT MERITS AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT AND MAY RESULT IN INJURY TO THE RIGHT FRONT OCCUPANT.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL VERIFY THAT THE OCS DOES NOT PROPERLY RECOGNIZE A PROPERLY SEATED ADULT OCCUPANT. AFTER VERIFICATION, DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE RIGHT FRONT SEAT CUSHION ASSEMBLY AND SHIP IT TO AN EVALUATION AND REPAIR FACILITY. THIS FACILITY WILL EVALUATE AND REPAIR OR REPROGRAM THE SEAT CUSHION AND OCS AS NECESSARY. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT MAY 26, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI AT 1-800-633-5151.
Suspension Aug 12, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 12, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V354000
Summary:
Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2006-2010 Sonata vehicles manufactured March 1, 2005, through January 21, 2010; and model year 2006-2011 Azera vehicles manufactured September 27, 2005, through November 22, 2010 originally sold in, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. Road salt and water can enter portions of the rear crossmember, leading to corrosion of the crossmember steel. This may lead to detachment of one of the rear control arms.
Consequence:
Control arm separation may suddenly change the rear wheel alignment, affecting the handling of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will repair or replace the crossmember assembly. The recall is expected to begin by the end of September 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai Custom Care Center at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's recall number is 113.
Service Brakes, Hydraulic Jan 9, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 9, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V026000
Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2006-2011 Hyundai Azera and 2006 Hyundai Sonata vehicles. Water may enter the Anti-lock Brake (ABS) Module and result in an electrical short.
Consequence:
An electrical short within the ABS Module may cause an engine compartment fire, even when the car is turned off, increasing the risk of an injury.
Remedy:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will install a relay in the vehicle's main junction box to prevent the risk of an ABS short-circuit while the car is turned off, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 23, 2018. Owners may call Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 172.
Suspension > Automatic Stability Control (asc) Jul 6, 2005
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 6, 2005
NHTSA Campaign:
05V316000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3.3 LITER ENGINES AND ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC), THE ESC MAY HAVE BEEN PROGRAMMED TO BE OVERSENSITIVE TO THE ONSET OF OVERSTEERING WHILE DRIVING ON BANKED CURVES, CAUSING INADVERTENT APPLICATION OF THE FRONT OUTSIDE BRAKE WHEN ESC ACTIVATION MAY NOT BE NEEDED.
Consequence:
THIS MAY CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO SLOW AND MAY AFFECT THE PATH THAT THE VEHICLE IS TRAVELING. BRAKE APPLICATION CAUSED BY INADVERTENT ESC ACTIVATION MAY RESULT IN A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE ESC HYDRAULIC ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT HYUNDAI AT 1-800-633-5151.
Seats > Front Assembly > Recliner Aug 26, 2005
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 26, 2005
NHTSA Campaign:
05V377000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FRONT SEAT BELT MAY INTERFERE WITH THE MANUAL SEAT BACK RECLINER KNOB AND COULD CAUSE THE FRONT MANUAL SEAT BACK RECLINER TO INADVERTENTLY RELEASE.
Consequence:
THE INADVERTENT RELEASE OF A FRONT SEAT BACK RECLINER MAY RESULT IN INJURY TO VEHICLE OCCUPANTS.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE MANUAL SEAT BACK RECLINER KNOB(S). THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT HYUNDAI AT 1-800-633-5151.