Does A Hyundai Sonata Have A Timing Belt Or Timing Chain?

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Hyundai Sonata Belt Or Chain

Hyundai Sonata have come with both timing chains and timing belts over the years.

From 2007 to 2021 all Hyundai Sonata engines have come with a timing chain and interference engine.

From 1989 to 2006 all Hyundai Sonata engines have come with a timing belt and a non-interference engine.

From 2006 to 2010 all the Hyundai Sonata's 3.3L engines have a timing chain and an interference engine.

For example, the 2021 Hyundai Sonata 1.6L 180 hp 4 Cyl. option has a timing chain while the 2006 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L 162 hp 4 Cyl. option has a timing belt.

Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Model Years Engine Option Timing Belt Or Chain Interference Or Non-Interference
2007 to 2021 1.6L, 2.0L, 2.4L, 2.5L timing chain interference
2006 to 2010 3.3L timing chain interference
1989 to 2006 2.0L, 2.4L, 2.5L, 3.0L timing belt non-interference
Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Sonata

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Timing Belt Basics

A timing belt on the left versus a timing chain on the right.
A timing belt on the left versus a timing chain on the right.

The primary purpose of the timing belt or timing chain is to maintain the timing (syncronization) between the crankshaft and the camshaft(s).

A timing belt is made of a rubber compound while a timing chain is made of chain similiar to a bicycle chain.

A timing belt wears out over time and must be replaced at the manufacturer's specified interval. Timing belt failure can result in serious engine damage.

Although a timing chain will wear over time it is usually good for the lifetime of the engine but it should be routinely inspected.

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Note: Replacement intervals are broad recommendations and can be affected by age, weather conditions, running conditions etc. Check with the owner's manual/ manufacturer/ dealership.

2021 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2021 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2021 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.6L 180 hp 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime
2.5L 191 hp 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime
2021 Hyundai Sonata Interior View
2021 Hyundai Sonata Interior View

2020 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2020 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2020 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
1.6L 180 hp 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime
2.5L 191 hp 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime
2020 Hyundai Sonata
2020 Hyundai Sonata

2019 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2019 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2019 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.4L 185 hp 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime
1.6L 180 hp 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime
4 Cyl. 2.0L Turbo 245 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2018 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2018 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2018 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.4L 185 hp 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime
1.6L 180 hp 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime
4 Cyl. 2.0L Turbo 245 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2017 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2017 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2017 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.4L 185 hp 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime
1.6L 180 hp 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime
4 Cyl. 2.0L Turbo 245 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2016 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2016 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2016 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.4L 185 hp 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime
1.6L 178 hp 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime
4 Cyl. 2.0L Turbo 245 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2015 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2015 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2015 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.4L 185 hp 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime
1.6L 178 hp 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime
4 Cyl. 2.0L Turbo 245 hp timing chain interference lifetime

2014 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2014 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2014 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.4L 198 hp 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L 274 hp 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime

2013 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2013 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2013 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.4L 198 hp 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L 274 hp 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime

2012 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2012 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2012 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.4L 198 hp 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L 274 hp 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime

2011 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2011 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2011 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.4L 198 hp 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime
2.0L 274 hp 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime

2010 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2010 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2010 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.4L 175 hp 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime
3.3L 249 hp V6 timing chain interference lifetime

2009 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2009 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2009 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.4L 175 hp 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime
3.3L 249 hp V6 timing chain interference lifetime

2008 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2008 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2008 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.4L 162 hp 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime
3.3L 234 hp V6 timing chain interference lifetime

2007 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2007 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing chain and are interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2007 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.4L 162 hp 4 Cyl. timing chain interference lifetime
3.3L 234 hp V6 timing chain interference lifetime

2006 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

The 2006 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L engine has a timing belt and is non-interference while the 3.3L engine has a timing chain and is interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2006 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.4L 162 hp 4 Cyl. timing belt non-interference. 60k miles
3.3L 234 hp V6 timing chain interference lifetime

2005 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2005 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing belt and are non-interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2005 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.4L 162 hp 4 Cyl. timing belt non-interference. 60k miles
2.7L V6 timing belt non-interference. 60k miles

2004 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2004 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing belt and are non-interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2004 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.4L 162 hp 4 Cyl. timing belt non-interference. 60k miles
2.7L V6 timing belt non-interference. 60k miles

2003 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2003 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing belt and are non-interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2003 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.4L 162 hp 4 Cyl. timing belt non-interference. 60k miles
2.7L V6 timing belt non-interference. 60k miles

2002 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2002 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing belt and are non-interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2002 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.4L 162 hp 4 Cyl. timing belt non-interference. 60k miles
2.7L V6 timing belt non-interference. 60k miles

2001 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2001 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing belt and are non-interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2001 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.4L 162 hp 4 Cyl. timing belt non-interference. 60k miles
2.5L V6 timing belt non-interference. 60k miles

2000 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 2000 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing belt and are non-interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

2000 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.4L 162 hp 4 Cyl. timing belt non-interference. 60k miles
2.5L V6 timing belt non-interference. 60k miles

1999 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1999 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing belt and are non-interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

1999 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.4L 162 hp 4 Cyl. timing belt non-interference. 60k miles
2.5L V6 timing belt non-interference. 60k miles

1998 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1998 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing belt and are non-interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

1998 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0L 4 Cyl. timing belt non-interference. 60k miles
3.0L V6 timing belt non-interference. 60k miles

1997 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1997 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing belt and are non-interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

1997 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0L 4 Cyl. timing belt non-interference. 60k miles
3.0L V6 timing belt non-interference. 60k miles

1996 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1996 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing belt and are non-interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

1996 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0L 4 Cyl. timing belt non-interference. 60k miles
3.0L V6 timing belt non-interference. 60k miles

1995 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1995 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing belt and are non-interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

1995 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0L 4 Cyl. timing belt non-interference. 60k miles
3.0L V6 timing belt non-interference. 60k miles

1994 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1994 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing belt and are non-interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

1994 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0L 4 Cyl. timing belt non-interference. 60k miles
3.0L V6 timing belt non-interference. 60k miles

1993 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1993 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing belt and are non-interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

1993 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0L 4 Cyl. timing belt non-interference. 60k miles
3.0L V6 timing belt non-interference. 60k miles

1992 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1992 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing belt and are non-interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

1992 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0L 4 Cyl. timing belt non-interference. 60k miles
3.0L V6 timing belt non-interference. 60k miles

1991 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1991 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing belt and are non-interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

1991 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0L 4 Cyl. timing belt non-interference. 60k miles
3.0L V6 timing belt non-interference. 60k miles

1990 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1990 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing belt and are non-interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

1990 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0L 4 Cyl. timing belt non-interference. 60k miles
3.0L V6 timing belt non-interference. 60k miles

1989 Hyundai Sonata - Timing Belt Or Chain

All 1989 Hyundai Sonata engines have a timing belt and are non-interference. See the data outlined in the table below.

1989 Hyundai Sonata Timing Belt Or Chain
Engine Option Belt Or Chain Interference or Non-interference Replacement Interval
2.0L 4 Cyl. timing belt non-interference. 60k miles
3.0L V6 timing belt non-interference. 60k miles

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