2012 Hyundai Sonata

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$22,699 - $34,199
2012 Hyundai Sonata

Key Specifications for 2012 Hyundai Sonata

Fuel Economy N/A
Horsepower 198 - 274 hp
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive
Engine Gasoline, Hybrid
Torque 184 - 269 ft-lb
Seats 5
 

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Recall Information

Recall number
Recall date
System affected
Model year(s) affected
Recall number
2024-080
Recall date
2024-02-08
System affected
Brakes
Model year(s) affected
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R0246
Units Affected:
349,280
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: On certain vehicles, brake fluid could leak into the control module for the antilock brake system (ABS) and cause it to short circuit. Note: This recall replaces recall R0246 (Transport Canada recall number 2023-527). For the Sonata model, only the Sonata Hybrid model is affected by this recall. Safety Risk: A short circuit could create a fire risk, even while the vehicle is parked and turned off. Corrective Actions: Hyundai will notify owners by mail and advise you to take your vehicle to a dealership to replace the fuse for the ABS module. Hyundai recommends that you should park your vehicle outdoors and away from other vehicles or structures until the recall repairs have been completed.
Recall number
2021-612
Recall date
2021-10-01
System affected
Engine
Model year(s) affected
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R0181 (GWMS:11D160)
Units Affected:
51,508
Notification Type:
Safety TC
Issue: Hyundai Auto Canada is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign that provides an update to the engine control module to detect potential problems before an engine fails. An engine failure would cause a sudden loss of power with an inability to restart. Note: This only affects vehicles equipped with a 2.4 L MPI engine. For the Sonata model, only the Sonata Hybrid is affected by this campaign. All vehicles previously included in TC # 2021-033 are now part of this new campaign. Vehicles that were previously repaired under campaign R0181 (Transport Canada #2021-033) do not require this software update. Safety Risk: A sudden loss of engine power could increase the risk of an accident. An engine failure could also create the risk of a fire. Corrective Actions: The company will notify owners by mail. Owners will be instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer to update the software for the engine control module. Note: Hyundai recommends that you should always follow the correct vehicle maintenance schedule, which is printed in the Owner's Manual. If you experience unusual engine noise, reduced power, or a check engine/oil warning light, Hyundai advises you to immediately visit a Hyundai dealership to have your vehicle diagnosed.
Recall number
2019-640
Recall date
2019-12-17
System affected
Engine
Model year(s) affected
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R0153
Units Affected:
275,533
Notification Type:
Safety TC
Issue: Hyundai Auto Canada is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign that provides an update to the engine control module to detect potential problems before an engine fails. An engine failure would cause a sudden loss of power with an inability to restart. Note: This affects Sonata and Santa Fe Sport equipped with a 2.4 L GDI or 2.0 L Turbo GDI engine, as well as Tucson equipped with a 2.4 L GDI engine. Safety Risk: A sudden loss of engine power could increase the risk of an accident. Corrective Actions: The company will notify owners by mail. Owners will be instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer to update the software for the engine control module. Note: Vehicles previously repaired under Product Improvement Campaign R0153 (TC # 2019-130) do not require this software update. Owners can find additional information at www.hyundaiengineinfo.ca.
Recall number
2019-130
Recall date
2019-03-11
System affected
Engine
Model year(s) affected
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R0153 (80CA08)
Units Affected:
255,370
Notification Type:
Safety TC
Issue: Hyundai Auto Canada is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign that provides an update to the engine control module to detect potential problems before an engine fails. An engine failure would cause a sudden loss of power with an inability to restart. Note: This affects Sonata and Santa Fe Sport equipped with a 2.4 L GDI or 2.0 L Turbo GDI engine, as well as Tucson equipped with a 2.4 L GDI engine. Safety Risk: A sudden loss of engine power could increase the risk of an accident. Corrective Actions: The company will notify owners by mail. Owners will be instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer to update the software for the engine control module. Note: Vehicles repaired under Service Campaigns, C0336, C0344, or C0347, already have this software update. Owners can find additional information at www.hyundaiengineinfo.ca.
Recall number
2019-012
Recall date
2019-01-10
System affected
Engine
Model year(s) affected
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R0151
Units Affected:
7,027
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: When repairs were completed under recall campaign 2015-428 (Hyundai #R0101) or 2017197 (Hyundai #R0130), the high pressure fuel pipe may not have been properly installed on the fuel pump outlet. A fuel leak could occur if the pipe was damaged, misaligned or improperly torqued during the recall repair. Safety Risk: Leaking fuel in the presence of an ignition source could increase the risk of a fire causing injury and/or property damage. Corrective Actions: The company will notify owners by mail. Owners will be instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer for an inspection. If fuel leakage is detected, the fuel pipe will be replaced with a new one.
Recall number
2018-261
Recall date
2018-05-15
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2011 2012 2013
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R0144 (81C049)
Units Affected:
41,067
Notification Type:
Safety TC
On certain gasoline and hybrid engine vehicles, the circuits within the airbag control unit may become damaged. This could cause the airbags and seat belt pretensioners to not deploy in certain collisions where deployment is warranted, which could increase the risk of injury to vehicle occupants. Correction: Dealers will install a wire harness kit between the ACU connector and vehicle harness connector as necessary. Note: This recall does not affect the 2013 model year Sonata Hybrid.
Recall number
2017-146
Recall date
2017-03-15
System affected
Seats And Restraints
Model year(s) affected
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R0128 (71CA10)
Units Affected:
64,106
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the connections between the front seat belts and the floor mounted seat belt anchor pretensioners may not have been attached properly during assembly. This could result in a front seat belt possibly detaching from the anchor pretensioner. If the vehicle were to be involved in a collision, and the seat belt were to detach, it could increase the risk of injury to the seat occupant. Correction: Dealers will verify the connection between the seat belt linkage and the anchor pretensioner’s cable connector for both front seat belts and repair as necessary. Note: For the 2015 model year, it is only Sonata Hybrid models that are affected.
Recall number
2015-428
Recall date
2015-09-25
System affected
Engine
Model year(s) affected
2011 2012
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R0101
Units Affected:
33,786
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the engine crankshaft may have not have been properly cleaned to remove metallic debris during manufacturing. If the debris is not completely removed from the crankshaft’s oil passages, it can be forced into the connecting rod oiling passages restricting oil flow to the bearings, increasing the potential of premature bearing wear. If the vehicle continues to be driven with a worn connecting rod bearing, the bearing could fail, which could cause an engine stall while the vehicle is in motion, resulting in loss of motive power which could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or property damage. A worn connecting rod bearing could also result in the illumination of the oil pressure lamp in the instrument cluster. Correction: Dealers will inspect, and if necessary, replace the engine assembly. Hyundai will also increase the warranty for the engine sub-assembly (short block) to 10 years/200,000 kilometers for both original and subsequent owners of 2011 and 2012 Sonatas.
Recall number
2014-323
Recall date
2014-08-01
System affected
Powertrain
Model year(s) affected
2011 2012 2013 2014
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R0092
Units Affected:
57,531
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions, the shift cable may detach from the shift lever. As a result, the driver may not be able to select a different gear position, or place the transmission in the PARK position. If the driver cannot place the vehicle in the PARK position and exits the vehicle without applying the parking brake, the vehicle could roll away, which could result in a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will inspect the shift cable connection and repair as necessary.
Recall number
2012-230
Recall date
2012-07-24
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2012 2013
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R072, R073, R074
Units Affected:
2,311
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On some vehicles, due to a defect in manufacturing of the inflator module, the side curtain airbag(s) could deploy without warning. Unintended airbag deployment, in a non-warranted (non-impact) situation, could startle the driver, which could result in a vehicle crash causing property damage and/or personal injury. In some instances, inadvertent deployment could cause injuries to vehicle occupants. Correction: Dealers will replace the affected side curtain airbag(s).

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