2015 Hyundai Sonata: Car Seat Check

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The Hyundai Sonata has a new look — both inside and out — for 2015. This midsize family sedan leaves its curves behind in favor of sharper angles. For families with young kids, this redesigned Sonata made easy work of car-seat installation thanks to its exposed Latch anchors, and it managed to improve on its previous generation's scores. The 2015 Sonata nearly fit our three child-safety seats across its backseat. Narrow car seats might allow parents to fit three across.

How many car seats fit in the second row? Two

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By Jennifer Newman | September 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

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2015 Hyundai Sonata Review

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"With its redesigned 2015 Sonata sedan, Hyundai has focused less on distinguishing design statements, and more on a clean, timeless, sophisticated design with detailed engineering and thoughtful features," said Cars.com reviewer Kristin Varela. Check out Varela's review for more.

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By Matt Schmitz | August 4, 2014 | Comments (2)

Recall Alert: 2011 Hyundai Sonata

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Vehicles Affected: More than 133,000 model-year 2011 Hyundai Sonata sedans manufactured between Dec. 11, 2009, and Sept. 1, 2010. See when your vehicle was built by checking the manufacturing sticker on the driver's-side doorjamb.

The Problem: The affected vehicles may experience a brake fluid leak from the two brake lines that connect the brake system's master cylinder to the hydraulic electronic control unit due to insufficient seal between the inner brake hose and metal brake line fitting. If the brake lines leak enough hydraulic fluid, the brake warning lamp in the instrument cluster will illuminate and a longer stopping distance will be required, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake hoses with a revised service part free of charge.

What Owners Should Do: The recall is expected to begin by the end of September. Owners can call Hyundai 800-633-5151, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.

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Recall Alert: 2011-14 Hyundai Sonata

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Vehicles Affected: More than 880,000 model-year 2011-14 Hyundai Sonata sedans manufactured between Dec. 11, 2009, and May 29, 2014

The Problem: The transmission shift cable may detach from the shift lever pin; if this happens, the transmission gear selection may not match the indicated gear, and the vehicle may move in an unintended or unexpected direction, increasing the risk of a crash. In addition, when the driver parks the vehicle, despite selecting the Park position, the transmission may not be in Park; if the parking brake is not applied, the vehicle could roll away, endangering occupants exiting the vehicle and bystanders.

The Fix: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, repair the connection between the shift cable and shift lever for free. The automaker has not yet announced a notification schedule.

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