Frequently Asked Questions Ask APW
Can the Hyundai Sonata's side mirrors be upgraded to have turn signals?
Answer: It's possible to add LED signal indicators to the side mirrors of older and/or non-hybrid Hyundai Sonata models since there are both OE and aftermarket manufacturers that sell side mirror replacements with turn signals. It's a bit of a tough project, especially since it needs some wiring work, but the added security that these indicators give could be well worth it.
How can the mirrors on a Hyundai Sonata help reduce its blind zone?
Answer: Blind zones are areas behind cars that a driver can't see. These are measured by seeing how far away a traffic cone had to be from a car before a 5'8" man could see the top of the cone through the rear window. According to Consumer Reports, the 2006 Sonata had one of the best blind zones for a mid-sized sedan at nine feet long, while the 2009 model has a respectable 11-foot long blind zone. Remember, these can be lessened further by adjusting the rear-view mirror to feature a centered view of the rear window and having the side mirrors feature most of the road and a bit of the rear end of the Sonata.
How different are Hyundai Sonata side mirrors from those on other cars?
Answer: It's much easier to adjust a Sonata's passenger side mirror for better visibility since it is electrically-connected to a remote that's located at the driver's side. Instead of getting off his seat and smudging his mirror with fingerprints, the driver can just press a button to move the mirror up, down, sideways, and at different angles. Also, Hyundai gave the Sonata a mirror panel that's separate from the door, so there's no need to open up or remove the entire door panel just to replace an old or broken mirror.
Why did the Hyundai Sonata's rear view mirror fall to the floor?
Answer: Rear-view mirrors are stuck on the inside of the Hyundai Sonata's windshield with a strong adhesive. Over time, this glue wears out and the mirror falls off. But this can be easily fixed at home by gluing the mirror back on using a store-bought rear-view mirror adhesive kit.