Why is my Hyundai Sonata not starting?

This is so frustrating! When I went to start my Hyundai Sonata this morning, it would not start! Everything seemed fine before. Why would a Hyundai Sonata not be starting?

Patrick Price · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
I’m sorry to hear that you’re having trouble starting your car. There are a few possible reasons why your
Hyundai Sonata
isn’t starting. The most likely reason is that you have a dead or damaged battery.
The vast majority of the time, when a Hyundai Sonata won’t start, it’s simply due to a dead battery. Fortunately, this is also the easiest issue to fix. If you notice that none of the electrical systems come on, you’ve almost certainly got a dead battery. Try jump-starting your
. The odds are pretty good that that will resolve the issue.
If jump-starting doesn’t help, it may be that your battery is actually damaged. Visually inspect the battery for signs of damage. If it’s swollen, leaking, or showing excessive corrosion around the terminals, that is probably causing the issue. You can sometimes clean the terminals yourself using baking soda. For any other damage, you’ll need a new battery.
If you’re certain the battery is in good working order, you probably have a bad alternator or a failing starter. You’ll need to have a mechanic repair/replace the faulty part.
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car insurance
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