Question about 2008 Hyundai Sonata
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.
Posted on Feb 04, 2013
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.
Posted on Jan 17, 2013
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Jun 28, 2009
SOURCE: car alarm randomly goes off
there is a hood switch located at front passenger side under hood. check to make sure the plunger at hood is pushing the switch completely down. sometimes there may be just enough clearance that a strong wind will set the alarm off.
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
SOURCE: 2008 hyundai getz wont start
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.
Posted on Jul 28, 2009
SOURCE: 2007 Hyundai Sonata At
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.
Posted on Jul 04, 2011
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
Posted on Aug 28, 2011
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