Safety Features by Model

GLS $17,670 - $21,120

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist
  • Driver/front passenger advanced airbags
  • Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side-curtain airbags
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions
  • Front seat belt pretensioners & force limiters
  • Emergency internal trunk release
  • Lower/upper anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system
  • Traction control system (TCS) w/electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Shift interlock system
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Body-side reinforcements
  • Hood buckling creases & safety stops

SE $19,570 - $22,220

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist
  • Driver/front passenger advanced airbags
  • Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side-curtain airbags
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions
  • Front seat belt pretensioners & force limiters
  • Emergency internal trunk release
  • Lower/upper anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system
  • Traction control system (TCS) w/electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Shift interlock system
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Body-side reinforcements
  • Hood buckling creases & safety stops

Limited $22,470 - $24,170

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) w/electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist
  • Driver/front passenger advanced airbags
  • Driver/front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side-curtain airbags
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions
  • Front seat belt pretensioners & force limiters
  • Emergency internal trunk release
  • Lower/upper anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system
  • Traction control system (TCS) w/electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Shift interlock system
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Body-side reinforcements
  • 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

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

Exterior Lighting Mar 28, 2009
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 28, 2009
NHTSA Campaign:
09E012000
Summary:
SABERSPORT IS RECALLING 16,270 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
Consequence:
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.
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, Exterior Lighting Apr 1, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 1, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V113000
Summary:
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2006-2009 Accent, model year 2007-2011 Azera, Sonata and Sante Fe,2006-2011 Tucson, 2009-2011 Elantra Touring, 2007-2010 Elantra, 2008-2011 Veracruz, 2009-2011 Genesis, 2010-2011 Genesis Coupe, 2007-2008 Entourage, and 2006-2008 Tiburon vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Hyundai recalled 1,059,824 model year 2007-2009 Accent and Tucson, model year 2007-2010 Elantra, model year 2007-2011 Santa Fe, model year 2008-2009 Veracruz, model year 2010-2011 Genesis Coupe, and model year 2011 Sonata vehicles. In September 2013, Hyundai informed the agency that it was adding more vehicles to this campaign, representing an additional 652,512 units. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 1,712,336. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the crui...
Consequence:
Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of Park without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. The safety recall began on April 22, 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's recall campaign number is 110.
Exterior Lighting > Headlights Feb 13, 2008
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 13, 2008
NHTSA Campaign:
08E021000
Summary:
HYUNDAI-KIA IS RECALLING 4,085 REPLACEMENT HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES SOLD FOR USE ON 2006-2008 SONATA AND AZERA VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMP ASSEMBLIES MAY NOT HAVE BEEN ALIGNED PROPERLY AND FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE PHOTOMETRIC REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
Consequence:
IMPROPER AIMING OF THE HEADLAMP MAY RESULT IN POOR VISIBILITY POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy:
HYUNDAI-KIA DEALERS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED AND INSTRUCTED TO RETURN THEIR SUPPLY TO HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA. NONE OF THE HEADLAMPS WERE SOLD AS RETAIL. AS A RESULT, AN OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER WILL NOT BE ISSUED.