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We own a 2008 hyundai sonata. Three times now, we have tried to start our car and when inserting the ignition key, it will not turn. We have spent up to 45 minutes trying to get it to turn with no luck. called dealer 3 times and no help.

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Rotate the steering wheel a bit just one way then the other as you turn the key. Sometimes the steering wheel locking mechanism prevents me from turning my key.

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I would suggest taking your VIN # and proof of ownership to your dealer, and have them look up the key code and cut you another key. It;s either a problem with the key or the tumbler itself. On a 2008 I wouldn't think the tumbler could be worn out aready, but anything is possible.

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Start with the basics - I had a car with this exact problem an the solution was simple - corroded battery terminals. Try cleaning them first if that does not get it try to jump start it or check charge the battery as if the terminals were corroded then it may not have gotten good charge from the alternator. If still no joy then look towards starter motor / solenoid for starter.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013

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The problem is in the tumbler(s) inside the assembly. Before you do anything, try penetrating oil to see if that works... otherwise, the entire assembly will need to be replaced.

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Posted on Jul 20, 2009

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I just worked on a different model Hundai with the same sounding problem. I discovered that the starter was drawing to much voltage and starving the ignition system not allowing it to fire. I ran an amperage draw test and when it was discovered that it was the starter that was the culprit we replaced the starter with a rebuilt starter and it cured the intermitant starting problem. I hope this helps solve your problem.

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It's not "normal" - it's an ian ignition key lock freeze-up as a known issue; I finally had to get the entire assembly replaced on my Hyundai 2007 Sonata. It happened to me about 8 times and had to have the car towed 2xs....finally relaced it under the 100k warranty to get it fixed = it's covered. Take it into Service and have them fix it.

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The 2003 Sonata is equipped with a 'starter KILL' burglar alarm system with disables the starting system (using a N/C 'contacts' configuration instead of a N/O contacts configuration). N/C=Normally closed, and N/O=Normally open contacts. When the alarm goes off with a MY Sonata, the only way to DISARM it is with the key fob (remote) originally programmed for it (unless you purchase a new remote & have it programmed for the vehicle at an authorized Hyundai Service Department). NOTE: So long as the keyless entry & burglar alarm system is functioning/operating normally, the alarm will keep going off and the STARTER KILL function will still prevent you from starting the vehicle. One option is left without purchasing a new remote and having it programmed.
1. When the alarm goes off, get into the vehicle and insert the ignition key into the ignition.
2. Turn the key to the 'RUN' position (NOT the ACC position) and wait for the alarm to STOP (usually about 3 to 5 minutes).
3. The engine should then start using the ignition key.

If this procedure doesn't work, the problem will need further diagnosis by a qualified/certified Hyundai Service Technician.

Hope this helps

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