Hyundai Motor America2013 hyundai sonata engine

J Oct 10, 2018 Review updated:

I am the proud owner of 2 Hyundai vehicles. My first, a 2013 Elantra, has been an absolute gem. I liked it so much I bought another Hyundai - this time a 2013 Sonata. I bought this car for my daughter who is away at college. I wanted her to have a reliable vehicle. The other night, while driving late in the evening on a busy road, the engine started to smoke and then completely shut down. I was told today that the car needs a new engine. My complaint is that there was zero warning from the electronics of the car - no "check engine" or "oil" lights ever came on, and the oil had completely burned up. There were no leaks at all when checked. I am now forced to pay over $5, 000 for a complete engine replacement. I do not think this should happen especially since there was no alert that anything was wrong with the vehicle. I am thankful my daughter was not hurt. I would appreciate anything Hyundai can do or offer to make this right.

Thank you,
John M. Ruffini
1915 Lakemont Avenue
Unit 335
Orlando, FL 32814


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    Anne Fischer Nov 21, 2018

    Dear John Ruffini,
    The 2013 sonata was recalled because the engine died on 500, 000 cars. Contact Hyundai to get a reimbursement for new engine.

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