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Hey all,

So I charged my car 2 day sago as I usually do and when I started it, a warning light saying Check Hybrid System appeared. Did not do anything unusual in terms of driving wise the previous day (i.e. just drove it to and from work). Upon looking at the manual it advised to bring it in to service to get it checked out. So fine, no big deal, I called a local dealership where I work in Ottawa and made an appointment for today only now the stupid service department just called me and said they don't have any hybrid specialist technicians who can look at it until the weekend, but I have to go to Toronto this weekend (400 kms away). The annoying thing is I have only had this car for 3.5 weeks (1700km usage) and I want to drive it back to get serviced at the dealership in Toronto that I got it (they have availability to see me tomorrow).

The car starts fine, no problems noticed when driving it in EV or HEV modes, but the cruise control system has stopped working since the warning light came on. Would I be making a bad choice driving it to Toronto tomorrow to get it serviced?
 

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Hi,

I hope it is nothing serious. I purchased my PHEV end of January. I had it only a couple of weeks and the check engine light came on. Took it to the dealer and I was lucky as it was a minor issue. When they prepped the car the day I purchased it, the sales person filled the tank. When he put back on the gas cap, he didn't turn it until the click.

Please post back once they figure out the issue.
 

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I had to drive around in my PHEV for almost a full month before the issues with my car were resolved. HEV warning light on, malfunction indicator lamp cruise control inoperable, ICE on at all times despite a charge an in EV mode. When it finally got fixed... i was able to drive it for a day before the MIL went on. I'm sitting in the dealership now waiting for it to be look at again. FML
 

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I started a thread on May 18th about my My 2016 PHEV. I really wish there was a separate forum for 2016 Hybrid and PHEV Vehicles.
I had the same HEV light that came on 2 weeks ago. I just got my car back from the dealer yesterday after it being with them for 13 days. They rented me a car at no charge. They did 3 recalls and they HEV light required the transmission to be replaced. They had to call Hyundai Tech Line to figure out the problem and determine a solution and they ended up replacing the transmission. The car drives very well now. It may even drive a little better as it seems more responsive than it was previously. The 3 recalls that were completed were: EEWP Wiring, Battery Cover Replacement and a Logic Update. Still no Android Auto! Please let me know what happens with your car. I hope this helped.
 

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I bought my 2016 hyundai sonata phev on May 17, 2016. everything worked fine until yesterday. I had the car plugged in overnight (regular 110V). Today when I started the car the "check hybrid system" light came on. As soon as I start the car the ICE engine fire up regarless if I am in electric or hybrid mode. I drove the car in town for about 30 km and everything seems to work fine except that the ICE engine is running all the time. I plan to take the car to the dealership tomorrow.
 

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So my car manufacturing date is February 04, 2016. Anyway I've had the car at the local dealer today and they downloaded the error codes. Unfortunately they do not know what the codes mean at this time and are waiting for an answer from Hyundai Canada. They gave me the car back for now until they have an answer. Needless to say I am not very happy at the moment. I'll update everyone when I have news.
 

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I bought my 2016 hyundai sonata phev on May 17, 2016. everything worked fine until yesterday. I had the car plugged in overnight (regular 110V). Today when I started the car the "check hybrid system" light came on. As soon as I start the car the ICE engine fire up regarless if I am in electric or hybrid mode. I drove the car in town for about 30 km and everything seems to work fine except that the ICE engine is running all the time. I plan to take the car to the dealership tomorrow.
I had the exact same issue with my PHEV. It took the dealership and Hyundai Canada almost a month to resolve. Didn't help that the dealership didn't have hybrid trained techs... they had to bring my car to the neighboring dealership to have them fix it.

I've attached a photo of my report... have them take a look and with any luck it helps fix the problem. G'luck!
 

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Thank you

I had the exact same issue with my PHEV. It took the dealership and Hyundai Canada almost a month to resolve. Didn't help that the dealership didn't have hybrid trained techs... they had to bring my car to the neighboring dealership to have them fix it.

I've attached a photo of my report... have them take a look and with any luck it helps fix the problem. G'luck!
Thank you for the report; I will show it to my dealer once they call me.

I'll keep everyone informed as I have more details.
 

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Just wondering if there are any updates? I am waiting on delivery of my PHEV and these posts are scaring the begezus out of me.

Cheers
 

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I'm new to this site and am trying to gather as much information as I can on the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited. This thread is amongst other concerns I'm hearing about the Hybrid transmission failing prematurely. I'm concerned.
 

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Hello everyone

I have just had my car repaired this past Monday and the good news is that it was a minor issue; the fuse for the hybrid system coolant pump was blown. I have driven the car for five days now and everything is working fine. Now the question is why the fuse blew in the first place; the dealer mentioned that they have checked the wiring and also the only load on this fuse circuit is the pump itself and they believe it was a defective fuse. So will keep an eye on it but so far so good.
 

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Thanks for the update. It's really hard to gauge if there are systemic issues or sporadic as I have no idea how many cars are out there and basically this is the only forum I can find relating to this car. I am in the Toronto area and just purchased one (waiting on delivery) but I have never seen one on the roads (and I commute 160 kms daily).
 

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Thanks for the update. It's really hard to gauge if there are systemic issues or sporadic as I have no idea how many cars are out there and basically this is the only forum I can find relating to this car. I am in the Toronto area and just purchased one (waiting on delivery) but I have never seen one on the roads (and I commute 160 kms daily).
I thought it would be good to have a thread where we can tally the sales figures for both the PHEV and regular hybrids. I have the total PHEV sales figures. My figures are from Inside EVs - Electric Vehicle News, Reviews, and Reports. They don't break out PHEV Limited vs. PHEV base. It is encouraging to see that sales are ramping up each month.

November 2015 15
December 2015 145
January 2016 175
February 2016 200
March 2016 275


April sales were 250 and

May sales were 235

I believe the sales figures are only for the United States and would not include sales in Canada. However, you can see that about 1,300 Sonata PHEVs have been in sold total in the United states (through the end of May). At least based on what we are seeing on this web site, there does not appear to be any wide spread serious issue. I have taken my car in a couple of times and notice that each time, they have performed minor "recall" actions. I think they are closely monitoring any issues that develop and if needed doing corrective actions on the PHEVs as they come in for service. I have had my PHEV for 5 months now and logged in 7,300 miles. I have had one flat and I had to take the car in for a "check engine" notice but that was due to the salesperson not properly "clicking" the gas cap when he prepped my car. Happy to report no issues that can be blamed on the car.

It will be interesting to see when the 2017 models come out if Hyundai will ramp up production. Then on the other hand Kia will be producing its PHEV for the 2017 model so they might not ramp up production of the Sonata PHEV.
 

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I just bought my PHEV. The Check Engine light came on after only 3 weeks. I am NOT happy about this!! The car is being looked at now. I will see what the diagnoses is. Not a good look Hyundai.
 

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Bought my PHEV May 13, 2016, Santa Maria, CALIF. It was driven first in August 2015 (found that out by checking the eco driving log which lists about 10-15 or so of the last drives.)

The only problem I have had was when the plug-in EVSE 110V would not work. Turns out that if you do not have a properly grounded plug to plug your EVSE cord into, it will not charge, and that particular error situation is NOT listed in the manual.

But, I have about 3K miles, and no issues of any kind yet. SO VERY GLAD there are other PHEV members now....I could not locate them in the New Member Profile area when I joined.

I bought a 240V EVSE for $399 Home Depot (plus tax), that charges up from zero in 2.5 hours. LOVE IT!

I initially came on today to find out about Apple Car Play. It is now listed as being available for our cars (it was not when they first announced how to self-install it). But, there is NO "DOWNLOADS" tab on my "MyHyundai" web page.... Grrrrr

I will access this site more often now.

Regards,
Tim

PS. I am very new to this site, and if I posted my message in the wrong area, I apologize! I come from the vwvortex pages (Phaeton) and am having trouble learning this site. If a MODERATOR finds this mis-located, I would sure appreciate it being moved where it belongs (Sonata PHEV). Again, my apologies!
 

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My 2016 PHEV Sonota has a check engine light on and has been at the dealership in El Monte, CA since 6/25. They have no clue on the issue but they have changed out the driver cluster and now they are thinking to change out the High voltage Inverter. I am at the limits of my patience at this point and thinking this maybe a lemon situation since my car has been in operable for more than 30 days straight.
 

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What about that fuse for the pump everyone is talking about? Did they eliminate the faulty wiring as a possible reason?
 

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According to the dealer service tech, they were asked to pin test some 119 leads in almost all the harnesses for the Hybrid system and all checks out fine. The light is intermittent . As of 8/6 hyundai techline has authorized the inverter replacement, should arrive wednesday. I emailed Hyundai Corporate customer care and the assigned me a case number to reference. Seems like the email got something moving as the day after they called me things started moving very quickly. I am on almost 40 days now. If this fix does not work I will be lemoning this car.
 
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