Safety Ratings
2003 Hyundai Sonata
Front Crash Driver Side 4.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 4.0000
Side Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Number of Recalls6
Number of Complaints142
Number of Investigations3
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2003 Hyundai Sonata vehicles

2003 Hyundai Sonata (8/7/2009)  

Campaign Number: 09V317000

Component Name: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor Company

Description: HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 82 MODEL YEAR 2002-2003 SONATA VEHICLES. REPEATED USE OF THE INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE MAY CAUSE WEAR OF THE CHROME PLATING. IF THE TOP EDGE OF THE HANDLE HAS VERY THIN CHROME PLATING THAT PORTION OF THE PLATING MAY WEAR AWAY MORE EASILY THAN MORE THICKLY PLATED AREAS AS THE DOOR HANDLE IS USED. THE WORN CHROME PLATING ON THE UPPER EDGE OF THE HANDLE MAY RESULT IN A CRACK OR SEPARATION BETWEEN THE CHROME PLATING ON THE INBOARD AND OUTBOARD SURFACES OF THE HANDLE, WHICH MAY FORM A SHARP EDGE.

Defect: A SHARP EDGE COULD LACERATE OR OTHERWISE INJURE A VEHICLE OCCUPANT.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE CHROME PLATED INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI OF PUERTO RICO AT 1-787-999-3333.

2003 Hyundai Sonata (5/21/2009)  

Campaign Number: 09V171000

Component Name: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH

Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor Company

Description: HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 91,350 MY 2002-2003 HYUNDAI SONATA VEHICLES. REPEATED USE OF THE INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE MAY CAUSE WEAR OF THE CHROME PLATE. IF THE TOP EDGE OF THE HANDLE HAS VERY THIN CHROME PLATING, THAT PORTION OF THE PLATING MAY WEAR AWAY MORE EASILY THAN MORE THICKLY PLATED AREAS AS THE DOOR HANDLE IS USED. THE WORN CHROME PLATING ON THE UPPER EDGE OF THE HANDLE MAY RESULT IN A CRACK OR SEPARATION BETWEEN THE CHROME PLATING ON THE INBOARD AND OUTBOARD SURFACES OF THE HANDLE, WHICH MAY FORM A SHARP EDGE.

Defect: THIS MAY INFLICT LACERATION INJURIES TO ANYONE USING THE DOOR HANDLE.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPAIR THE CHROME PLATED INTERIOR DOOR HANDLE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-633-5151.

2003 Hyundai Sonata (4/16/2009)  

Campaign Number: 09V124000

Component Name: SUSPENSION

Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor Company

Description: HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 188,282 MY 2001-2004 SONATA AND MY 2001-2004 XG300 AND XG350 VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF 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 APPLIED IN THESE JURISDICTIONS DURING THE WINTER MONTHS MAY RESULT IN PROGRESSIVE, INTERNAL CORROSION OF THE FRONT SUB-FRAME ON THE VEHICLES, AND MAY RESULT IN THINNING OR PERFORATION OF THE SUB-FRAME STEEL. THE CORROSION IS FREQUENTLY VISIBLE AND OFTEN DISCOVERED DURING INSPECTION OR ROUTINE MAINTENANCE, AND OWNERS MAY ALSO HEAR NOISES OR NOTICE TIRE MISALIGNMENT AND STEERING PULL. IF THESE SIGNALS ARE UNDETECTED OR UNHEEDED, THE CORROSION MAY PROGRESS AND THE FORWARD MOUNTING OF THE LOWER CONTROL ARM MAY DETACH FROM THE SUB-FRAME.

Defect: IF THAT HAPPENS, THE VEHICLE MAY LOSE DRIVE POWER TO THE WHEELS, AND THE FRONT WHEEL MAY MAKE CONTACT WITH THE FENDER OR WHEEL WELL, THEREBY INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL MEASURE THE THICKNESS OF THE FRONT SUB-FRAME AND INSPECT THE FRONT SUB-FRAME FOR CORROSION DAMAGE AND, IF NECESSARY, THE FRONT SUB-FRAME WILL BE REPLACED WITH A NEW SUB-FRAME THAT INCORPORATES ADDITIONAL HOLES IN THE UPPER AND LOWER PANELS. IF THE FRONT SUB-FRAME DOES NOT REQUIRE REPLACEMENT, THE DEALER WILL ADD DRAINAGE HOLES TO THE SUB-FRAME AND WILL TREAT THE SUB-FRAME WITH RUST-PROOFING MATERIAL TO STOP THE CORROSION PROCESS. THIS PROCEDURE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT THE HYUNDAI CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-633-5151.

2003 Hyundai Sonata (7/26/2004)  

Campaign Number: 04V369000

Component Name: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE

Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor Company

Description: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 301, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY" A VALVE ON THE FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY MAY NOT CLOSE PROPERLY. IF A VEHICLE ROLLS OVER AND THE FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY VALVE IS NOT PROPERLY CLOSED, FUEL SPILLAGE MAY OCCUR.

Defect: FUEL SPILLAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE MAY RESULT IN A FIRE.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN ADDITIONAL FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY VALVE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 5, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT HYUNDAI DE PUERTO RICO AT 1-800-981-0188.

2003 Hyundai Sonata (4/9/2004)  

Campaign Number: 04V178000

Component Name: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor Company

Description: SOME PASSENGER VEHICLES CONTAIN A FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY VALVE THAT MAY NOT CLOSE PROPERLY. IF A VEHICLE WITH A FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY VALVE THAT IS NOT PROPERLY CLOSED WERE TO ROLL OVER, FUEL SPILLAGE MAY OCCUR.

Defect: FUEL SPILLAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE MAY RESULT IN A FIRE.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN ADDITIONAL FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY VALVE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON JUNE 30, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT HYUNDAI AT 1-800-633-5151.

2003 Silver HYUNDAI SONATA for sale under $10,000

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2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS

$7,995

2003 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 52076 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Conshohocken, PA
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Hyundai Sonata LX

$6,900

2003 HYUNDAI SONATA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 36410 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Hawaiian Gardens, CA
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Hyundai Sonata

$5,798

2003 HYUNDAI SONATA

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 98962 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Corona, CA
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy

2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS

$5,000

2003 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 96717 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: North Chesterfield, VA
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS

$5,995

2003 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 80495 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Flemingsburg, KY
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Hyundai Sonata

$7,995

2003 HYUNDAI SONATA

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 92277 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Memphis, TN
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy

2003 Hyundai Sonata

$7,495

2003 HYUNDAI SONATA

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 69079 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Willow Grove, PA
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy

2003 Hyundai Sonata

$6,995

2003 HYUNDAI SONATA

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 132168 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Waycross, GA
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Hyundai Sonata

$6,995

2003 HYUNDAI SONATA

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 101000 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Saint George, UT
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Hyundai Sonata LX

$6,299

2003 HYUNDAI SONATA LX

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 91015 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Lakewood, WA
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy

2003 Hyundai Sonata

$5,700

2003 HYUNDAI SONATA

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 123194 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: York, PA
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy

2003 Hyundai Sonata

$5,995

2003 HYUNDAI SONATA

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 119941 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
  • MPG: 19 City / 28 Hwy

2003 Hyundai Sonata GLS

$5,995

2003 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS

  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Mileage: 59588 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Yorkville, NY
  • MPG: 17 City / 25 Hwy
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