2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Reliability

$25,500 - $38,850
Price Range (MSRP)

According to the J.D. Power and Associates Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid was rated 3.5 stars out of 5, placing it marginally better than average, but below the hybrid class leader, the Camry Hybrid, which scored 4.5/5 stars. The drivetrain found in the Sonata Hybrid is now proven after several years in use with little to no issues having arisen, meaning the Sonata Hybrid is a good buy if reliability is at the top of your priority list. Most buyers of previous year model Sonata Hybrids rate their vehicles highly, with the current generation only having occasional reports of minor electrical or mechanical problems – though nothing resulting in any recalls.

Problems and Recalls

March 11, 2018
HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
2,840 units produced from July 30, 2015 to August 30, 2017 affected
Manufacturer Recall Number: 175
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with a Voltage Protection Device (VPD), designed to protect the high voltage battery module, that may activate inadvertently.
If the VPD activates while the vehicle is being operated in Electric Vehicle (EV) mode, there may be a loss of power, increasing the risk of a crash.
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will remove the VPD switch and install a new Battery Management System (BMS) that contains an Overvoltage Protection Device (OPD). The recall is expected to begin May 2018. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 175.

Warranty

Basic 5 Years/60,000 Miles
Drivetrain 10 Years/100,000 Miles
Corrosion 7 Years/Unlimited Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components 10 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance 5 Years/Unlimited Miles

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