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I have a 2009 Hyundai Sonata with a factory paint job that is defective primarily the hood. The prep to make the paint stick to the hood was not properly applied.

When I first took it to the dealer they told me I was within time for warranty coverage but over on miles. A defect is a defect and should be take care if by Hyundai. See photos for how unsightly this is for Hyundai and me. I would not be so pissed if this were due to normal wear and tear, but it is not.

I am pleased with the performance and service with my Sonata. I have 195k miles on it already, with only normal maintenance issues except this poor paint job that I want Hyundai to admit is an issue with their white paint.

Monetary Loss: $1000.

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As so many others here, I have a 2009 Santa Fe, pearl white, that had paint flaking off on the hood and the roof where it meets the windshield, to the point that the exposed metal began to rust. Hyundai said it was "normal wear and tear" which obviously it wasn't. It started happening at about 50,000 miles.


2013 santafe sport pearl white and same thing. Chipped paint all over the front of the hood and some on the top of the car too.

Very disappointing.

Thought about trading in...but who would want it? Love everything about it but since no recal I probably wont but another one.


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I have a 2006 pearl white sonata, same thing paint peeling on the roof , had to repair at my own cost. 89,000 on it,

no primer on car.

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I have the same problem, a white 2009, Hyundai Sonata, Paint on the hood flacked off last year had it repainted, at my own expense. This year (2016) in early October the paint on the A pillars and roof flacked off in big patches, all in one day! The dealer has pictures and vehicle information, I hope to hear back soon on this issue.


We are investigating the possibility of filing a class action lawsuit. Your information would assist in that investigation. email mike@wsrlawfirm.com

Brick Township, New Jersey, United States #1113019

I have the same year, make, model and paint color. The missing paint on your vehicle is identical to my. Hyundai should be ashamed!

to Ben2016 Houston, Texas, United States #1123978

I have the same issue with my 2011 Sonata. Go here to sign up for a class action lawsuit against Hyundai and this paint problem.



Same issue on a 2010 hyundai sonata, white with metallic silver flakes. Hood and roof pealing in dollars sized patches. Classaction.org has a topic started.


2010 Sonata that is white, paint is peeling off the hood and roof happened exactly at 100,000 miles. Please let me know if there is a way to fix this, hoping Hyundai gets a recall on this soon.


My 2004 Santa Fe has severe problems with the paint. It is silver in color and about 2 years ago, I noticed that the paint was starting to wear off on the hood and now the roof and the sides of the car are affected. I won't buy another Hyundai after seeing the number of complaints and Hyundai is doing nothing to help out its customers.


i have a 2010 that doing the same thing. car has 70k miles on it.

bought it from carmax.. still looking for help with my matter..goodluck with yours

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