A friend of mine was getting out of my 2006 Sonata today (front
passenger seat) and when he pulled on the assist pull, one end came
loose from the roof. I assumed he had stripped the screw, but when I
got home and looked at it more closely, the screw looked good except for
maybe the first half thread or so. I then figured it must have stripped
the threads from the mounting hole, but when I screwed the screw back
in, it went in fine and took good torque. I then checked the front
screw and found it was backed out 1-2 full turns.
I then decided to check the other 3 pulls and it is good that I did.
The driver's side pull was about like the front passenger side. The
rear screw was just about to fall out. I didn't count, but I'm guessing
that screw took at least 4 full turns to tighten it down. The front
screw on that side took 1-2 turns.
The rear pulls weren't as loose as the front, but they took anywhere
from 1/2 to 2 turns to fully seat.
So, you may want to check your pull handles if you own a Sonata, at
least a 2006 model.