Hyundai

Hyundai repair questions? Ask a mechanic for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This began yesterday. My car is having difficulty starting…

Customer Question
Hi, this began yesterday...

Hi, this began yesterday. My car is having difficulty starting when I push the button on my 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The last time I tried, it wouldn't start.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?

I took it by Autozone and they checked the battery, starter, and alternator. Said all was fine.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Sonata yourself? What have you tried so far?

I haven't done anything but try pushing the button. I read a post to try putting it in reverse or neutral to crank, saw something about the Parking light needing to be blue before it would start. Mine is blue and the other didn't work at all.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I changed the battery in the remote key fob last week and it works the doors well,

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Hyundai
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Hyundai Question
Answered in 43 minutes by:
11/12/2017
Hyundai Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 8 months ago
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose), Technician
Category: Hyundai
Satisfied Customers: 52,579
Experience: 16 years of experience
Verified

Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose).

  • WORK TIME, I am here 7 days a week but not all hours of the day, do not worry I will respond.
  • FEES, I am user of the website like you, not an employee. Any fee or account questions need to be addressed to the website.
  • PHONE CALLS, I will never offer nor ask you to pay more for a call, calls and memberships are pushed by the website..
  • UPLOADED LINKS, if I upload dropbox links, without the phone app use the box in the top right for direct download.
  • RATING ANSWERS, please let me know what you need from me so you are pleased with my answer.

Can you go into more detail on difficult?

Are you saying it cranks but will not start or it cranks slow or will not crank?

Ask Your Own Hyundai Question
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
The car finally cranked after pushing the start button several times, more like 14 times, on/off, while pressing the brake (on to start and again to turn the engine off). The last time I tried, it didn't make any noise but an airish sound. I just tried it again and it is doing the same thing. I pressed the brake and pushed the button and nothing but air. I've read a lot of complaints about the 2011 Sonata. I hope that I don't have a bad apple.
Hyundai Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 8 months ago

When it will not crank if you move the shifter in park will it then start?

When it will not crank can you verify the brake lights work?

Do you get the same issue with both fobs in the vehicle?

Ask Your Own Hyundai Question
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I only have one working key fob. I'm alone and will have to get someone to check the brake lights for me. Shifting from park didn't help when I tried it earlier but can try it again.
Hyundai Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 8 months ago

Do not shift from park, just move the shifter around in park.

Use a stick on the seat and pedal to apply the brakes while alone.

Ask Your Own Hyundai Question
Hyundai Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 8 months ago

Hello Chris here again,

I am checking in to make sure you got everything you expected from my answer. The option to rate my response or reply is still available. I want to make sure you were pleased with what you paid for.

Thanks Chris

Ask Your Own Hyundai Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a hyundai mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask George H. Your Own Question
George H.
George H.
George H., Hyundai Technician
Category: Hyundai
Satisfied Customers: 2,141
2,141 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Hyundai Gold certified, ASE Master tech 15+ years

George H. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

George H.

George H.

Hyundai Technician

2,141 satisfied customers

Hyundai Gold certified, ASE Master tech 15+ years

Ron Z.

Ron Z.

- Hyundai Tech -

676 satisfied customers

18+yrs experience. State Inspector and Hyundai Diagnostics

Chris (aka- Moose)

Chris (aka- Moose)

Technician

52,579 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

K. Wiggins

K. Wiggins

ASE Certified Technician

364 satisfied customers

ASE Certified Technician, Associates Degree in Automotive Technology, 15+ years in the trade

Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly

Hyundai Mechanic

259 satisfied customers

17 years experience as an auto mechanic, foreign and domestic. 5 years running my own repair business.

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ASE MASTER

250 satisfied customers

30 YEARS EXPERIENCE, FORIEGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DIESEL

Daniel

Daniel

Hyundai Technician

247 satisfied customers

Hyundai technician

< Previous | Next >

Related Hyundai Questions
2017 Sport,lost the remote for the keyless start and have a
2017 Sport,lost the remote for the keyless start and have a new one coming but dont know if I can program it? … read more
davehop
davehop
Diagnostic Technician
Ford Master Certified Technician
1,171 satisfied customers
I have a 2004 Hyundai Sonata and read a forum on how to
I have a 2004 Hyundai Sonata and read a forum on how to reprogram an old key fob, unfortunately I just noticed the old one is a gm, when I tired to do it the forum said to turn key to on position and … read more
Jagmaster
Jagmaster
Bachelor's Degree
346 satisfied customers
I am looking for wiring schematics for my 2011 Hyundai
I am looking for wiring schematics for my 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS that will assist me with installing remote starter. … read more
George H.
George H.
Hyundai Technician
2,141 satisfied customers
I have a 2005 Sonata v6 that recently has started to
I have a 2005 Sonata v6 that recently has started to randomly lock the car when parked. Yesterday when this happened I unlocked the door the flashers started and it wouldn't start. After a few minutes… read more
gomi_otaku
gomi_otaku
Auto Technician (dealership)
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,229 satisfied customers
My trip/reset button stopped working and the dome light
My trip/reset button stopped working and the dome light ntermittently goes on. I can turn it all off with the overhead switch. … read more
Eric
Eric
Retired
N/A
14,436 satisfied customers
The engine immobilizer light is on and the car won't start
The engine immobilizer light is on and the car won't start with the fob in the slot or not. How do I reset the imobilizer … read more
davehop
davehop
Diagnostic Technician
Ford Master Certified Technician
1,171 satisfied customers
Won't start. Changed the stsrter, new batter and neutral
Won't start. Changed the stsrter, new batter and neutral safety switch in 2011 hyundai sonata key start . All lights come on, but when you try to start it no turning over just a click … read more
David Craig
David Craig
OWNER/MECHANIC
Associates
5,632 satisfied customers
2013 sonata 2.0 intermittent starts and doesn't lock or
2013 sonata 2.0 intermittent starts and doesn't lock or unlock doors or trunk...have to place fob in center console slot to start car.... … read more
Jared D
Jared D
Shop Supervisor
Bachelor\u0027s
3 satisfied customers
I was driving and it stop working. I pulled over and the all
I was driving and it stop working. I pulled over and the all the engine lights came on and said key not detected. But I had the key in my purse. Tried to jump, all lights came on but wouldn't turn ove… read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
52,579 satisfied customers
I have a 2013 Hyundai Santa fe sport. Both remotes suddenly
I have a 2013 Hyundai Santa fe sport. Both remotes suddenly wouldn't open the car remotely. They still work when I press the door handle and start with the push bottun. … read more
Andrew Martin
Andrew Martin
Level A Technician
Technical Certificate
425 satisfied customers
I have a 2012 hyundai sonata 2.0 4 liter turbo with a push
I have a 2012 hyundai sonata 2.0 4 liter turbo with a push button starting system. Yesterday i had to try a couple times to start it checked the oil was just under the Low line i filled the oil up to … read more
Jared D
Jared D
Shop Supervisor
Bachelor\u0027s
3 satisfied customers
I have a 2011 Hyundai Sonata push button start. When I press
I have a 2011 Hyundai Sonata push button start. When I press the start button the starter runs but the car does not start and the starter does not disengage and I have to press the start button again … read more
supermechanic
supermechanic
Service consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
10 satisfied customers
Hyundai Sonata: I have a 2011 hyundai sonata and three days
I have a 2011 hyundai sonata and three days ago it wouldn't start. The break pedal was hard to push in. I waited a few minutes and it started. All lights and power windows, radio worked even when it w… read more
supermechanic
supermechanic
Service consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
10 satisfied customers
Hyundai Sonata GL: Grandsons 2006 Sonata battery died one
Grandson's 2006 Sonata battery died one month ago. I jump started it and it worked fine. Yesterday, the battery died again. He and a friend jump started it and it started. while driving it immediately… read more
internal88
internal88
Product Manger
Bachelor's Degree
623 satisfied customers
Hyundai sonata: I have a 2011 Hyundai Sonata with push button
I have a 2011 Hyundai Sonata with push button start (keyless ignition). With key fob in pocket, I put foot on brake and pushed the starter button....dashboard lights come on as normal, but the engine … read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Technician
52,579 satisfied customers
Hyundai Sonata Limited: My 2011 Hyundai Sonata wont always
My 2011 Hyundai Sonata won't always start. I had the brake switch replaced a year ago. The past 3 days it has taken 2 pushes of the start button to start. This afternoon, it took 5 minutes of trying b… read more
AMD
AMD
Master Automobile Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
980 satisfied customers
2007 Sonata: alarm keeps going..fobs it stops for awhile..It restarts
It's Memorial day and my 2007 Sonata alarm keeps going off at random (started at 4am). If we push the alarm button on either set of fobs it stops for awhile. It restarts with no rhyme or reason. I've … read more
molurch
molurch
Owner
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
941 satisfied customers
Hyundai Sonata Hybrid my new sonata hybrid just went dead....sitting
my new sonata hybrid just went dead....sitting in the garage. when I pressed the start button, it beeped at me three times and went dark. what can I do? I don't know if the care can be jump-started? h… read more
AMEDEE
AMEDEE
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
9,105 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x