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Steering Column Problems of Hyundai Sonata - part 1



Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 143 problems related to steering column (under the steering category).

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 1
Failure Date: 09/09/2016

I took my vehicle in for a recall in the power steering. A few days later, there was a clunking sound when I turned my steering wheel when car was not inmotion. On the freeway, when exceeding speed of 65mph, my steering wheel violently shook and felt like I was loosing control of the car. Took it back to Hyundai and they said this was not because of the recall work they did and a coincidence. I strongly disagree! they charged me $500. 00 to replace the steering column/coupler.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 2
Failure Date: 09/07/2016

I noticed a clunking sound when turing the steering wheel. After researching this problem I found this to be common complaint due to power steering coupling going bad, Sonata has a TSB 14-st-002-1 regarding this problem. The TSB says there is no steering performance issues associated with this condition. I strongly disagree with this statement. The degraded coupler introduced play or wiggle room in the connection between the steering wheel and the front tires. When the car is parked, you can rock the steering wheel back & forth to hear the clunking noise. When this is done, you can tell the steering wheel was moving further than it should without the wheels moving. Also you hear and feel the clunking sound at low speeds turning the steering wheel back and forth. You can feel loose playing in the steering wheel before the tires move in either direction. I believe this issue is very much a safety concern and should be a recall. Also I feel this should have been part of the safety recall for the column shaft ecu replacement since it is a safety concern issue with the steering system.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 3
Failure Date: 09/06/2016

I purchased my Hyundai Sonata on 12/31/2010. It has 39,000 miles on it now. Hendrick Hyundai of charleston SC has informed me the steering column coupler needs to be replaced and has quoted me a repair cost of $243. I declined their offer of repair, but have become concerned as the steering has begun to exhibit an increasingly loose feeling. Following my inquiry to consumer affairs at Hyundai motor America, I have been informed this would have been covered under their 5 year 60,000 miles warranty, but since my vehicle is beyond the 5 year period, the warranty does not apply. As a result of my internet search, I have found this part was part of a recall for VIN numbers not including mine, and that there have been numerous complaints filed with NHTSA about this issue. I suspect the fault with the part failure lies with Hyundai, and I resent having to pay for the repair, which I now intend to have the dealer perform because I am concerned about the safety risk. . I further resent that Hyundai has not been more pro-active about a repair issue that I suspect could be life-threatening should steering be lost at highway speed, resulting in a crash.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 4
Failure Date: 09/05/2016

The steering column makes a rattling noise when car is in motion making turns/bumps in road. I feel this is a safety issue/defect that Hyundai should correct at their expense. I have heard of this becoming a major issue with this model. I do not feel this is something to be taken lightly as this is not something that would be considered normal wear. Hyundai is aware of the problem but is not willing to correct this defected part.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 5
Failure Date: 08/23/2016

My steering column started clicking and getting more and more play in it. I took it to Hyundai and they already knew what was wrong with it but my car was not on the recall list-same problem as the cars that are on the list except I have to pay-put my car on that list and give my money back. Please this is a dangerous situation.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 6
Failure Date: 08/18/2016

Every time I go over a bump in the road even a bump so small most people dont even feel, a rattle comes from the steering column. While in the shop for multiple other recalls I ask them to look at this and he tells me the sterring coupler has been a major issue and probably needs to be replaced but I would need to pay to have it checked. This same issue has occurred on many other 2011 through 2014 Sonatas. It is going to cost over $300 to get it fixed. Given the many issues with this part, it appears to be one of the recalls. I love my car but this is starting to be a bit much seeing how I only have 67,000 miles on the car. Ready to sale it and get something else if Hyundai cant provide a safe and decent care for me and my family!.


car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 7
Failure Date: 08/11/2016

While driving my wife's Sonata, I felt a distinct "clunk" in the steering column while moving the steering wheel left and right. This occurs when stopped as well as when the vehicle is in motion. I am confident that this is a very serious safety issue that deserves an immediate safety recall response. It is also my understanding that this specific steering complaint (coupler failure) has been reported by numerous Sonata owners with no remedy issued by NHTSA. Why is that? does someone have to lose control of their vehicle and parish, before action is taken? please help. . . Tombstone justice is not the answer!!!.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2010 Hyundai Sonata 8
Failure Date: 08/09/2016

I have been experiencing issues with my alignment and my tires have been wearing incredibly unevenly. When driving on the highway my car will shake violently. I was advised to realign again several months ago and my tires continue to be destroyed and my car contributes to shake. Today when my power steering was being replaced for an open recall I was advised upon pick up that my steering coupler has gone bad and needs to be replaced as this is an extremely dangerous issue (never mind that I was informed of this issue after my steering column was reassembled so I have to pay labor for them to pull the entire unit again!). I've read many complaints similar to this online regarding bad couplers and shaking cars ruining tires. I was advised that if it breaks further my car will likely swerve into another lane of traffic and be extremely difficult to steer.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 9
Failure Date: 08/08/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While driving various speeds over a bump in the road, the steering column rattled. The contact stated that the vehicle was previously serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 16v190000 (steering), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the steering had not improved before the recall repair was performed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,200.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 10
Failure Date: 08/06/2016

Last week, my power steering suddenly stopped working while driving on a city street making it very difficult to maneuver. The eps dashboard trouble light as well as the airbag and esc lamps all illuminated at the same time. Thankfully, there was light traffic at the time so was able to pull off to the side to regain my composure. Using extreme caution, I drove the next few miles back home carefully avoiding any sudden situations where I was forced to make sharp turns. I had an extremely hard time steering. Yesterday, I took the veh into the local dealership. After a couple of hours, they said the steering column had to be replaced and that somehow it was also causing all the other unrelated trouble lamps to light at the same time!. Approx. $1200 repair cost. The veh is 2012 with 82,000 miles. I asked if it was covered by the 100k mile warranty. They said no. After only 4 years of owning this car, I can't believe the steering column broke. I never heard of that before. I went on-line and noticed that 2011 Sonata's had a similar problem the year prior and as a result, there was a national recall to rectify the problem by replacing faulty equipment. I can't help but think that perhaps the same faulty equipment was perhaps installed in some of the 2012's also.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 11
Failure Date: 08/04/2016

When turning the steering wheel 5 percent in either direction l or r, there is a clunking sound. The bearing at the bottom of the steering column needs to be replaced the car in question only has 43,000 miles and is 4 months past its warranty, cost id $350. 00.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 12
Failure Date: 08/01/2016

There's a clicking sound in the steering column. This happens whenever the steering wheel is turned. The clicking occurs also when the car is stationery.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 13
Failure Date: 07/26/2016

When I turn the steering wheel while parking or driving, there is a clunky feeling and noise. I had to take the vehicle in for a shift gear recall, and when the service tech pulled the vehicle into the service area, he got out and (without me mentioning the issue) said, that clunking is your "coupler", but it's not included in this recall, the cost to fix that is $350. Because he knew off-hand what it was, that led me to believe that there were others that have had the same issue. I wanted to do some research since I didn't know what a coupler was, and it turns out there are a few forums with Hyundai owners complaining of this issue. It seems to me if this could cause the steering to disassemble, that it should be a recall. . Read more...

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 14
Failure Date: 07/25/2016

Seemingly out of the blue, the steering wheel began to have extra give when turned even slightly. Days later, a rattling sound in the column started, especially whenever I hit a bump in the road or turned corners. I took the vehicle to the dealership and was told it was a broken column coupler.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 15
Failure Date: 07/19/2016

The steering wheel makes a clicking and knocking noise when making turns and reversing, I was told by the Hyundai dealer that the steering column coupler has to be replaced and that its dangerous to drive because the steering column can get separated and cause a crash. I noticed that there are many complaints regarding this. The cost to replace this is $550 for a part that probably costs $20. So at this point since I have kids I cant drive this car and it has to be parked until I can afford to pay for this. There have been so many recalls on the particular make and model. Please consider a recall on this also.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 16
Failure Date: 07/11/2016

Our family car has a recall with the steering that if read is due to loose steering and bolts that has caused other cars to loose control . Hyundai says they won't replace the steering column because of a chip that passed inspection. The article I read said nothing about a computer chip. The steering on the car is so loose we don't even feel comfortable driving it any longer. Hyundai keeps telling us that it will be 3 to 5 days everytime we talk to them to decide what they are going to do for us. We have a new born baby and cannot afford to drive this vehicle. We really are just stuck right now. This vehicle has had recall after recall. The tech that inspected the car said it should be fixed under the recall in his opinion and they he would fix it but corporate is dragging there feet.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 17
Failure Date: 07/07/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While the vehicle was parked, the steering wheel became completely loose and difficult to maneuver. The failure occurred after the vehicle was serviced per an unknown recall. The technician stated that the steering column needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16v190000 (steering). The failure mileage was 49,000.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 18
Failure Date: 06/28/2016

While driving on a residential road the steering column ¿froze¿ and became impossible to steer correctly while going around a sharp left hand turn. This caused the car to veer into the guard rail causing damage to the front and side of the car (passenger side). The car regained steering capability and was immediately parked in an adjacent parking lot.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 19
Failure Date: 06/21/2016

Every time I go over a bump in the road, a rattle comes from the steering column. There is play in the steering wheel when I go to turn the wheel. I had a professional look at this and he tells me the sterring coupler needs to be replaced. This same issue has occurred on many other 2011 through 2014 Sonatas. It is going to cost over $300 to get it fixed. Given the many issues with this part, it appears to be defective. Every time the vehicle is in motion on any street, a rattle comes from the steering column when I go over the smallest bump.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 20
Failure Date: 06/17/2016

I was driving my car and the steering wheel started to violently vibrate and shake up/down and in and out of steering column at 65 mph (not left to right when steering). It also made a clicking noise and vibration within the steering column when turning the car even when slightly correcting. I took it to Hyundai and they fixed the the issue saying it was "common". They have had a recall on the vehicles manufactured in 2011. I had to pay for the same issue/loaner/and other fees. This is a safety issue that Hyundai needs to fix for free for their consumers. I have complained to Hyundai and requested a refund but I have not heard from them.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 21
Failure Date: 06/08/2016

The contact owns a 2015 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 30 mph uphill, the steering column vibrated. The vibration intensified as the vehicle's speed increased. The dealer diagnosed that the vehicle was performing as designed. The failure occurred for approximately six months. The manufacturer sent a regional service supervisor to diagnose the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was invalid. The approximate failure mileage was 2,500.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 22
Failure Date: 06/07/2016

The steering column inside the cab rattles each time I hit a bump or hole in the road. I have 77,000 miles on the vehicle now, but I started to notice a suttle noise about 15,000 miles prior to what is now a major safety conern. Driving into my garage to park the vehicle, I heard a loud snap as I was turning the steering wheel and what sounded like parts falling in the steering column. I pulled forward far enough to close the garage door and there my car sits. Guess I'm lucky I wasn't at 3,000 ft level like I was the day before when the steering decided to break apart. Apparently, after doing some research on my own, the steering coupling is defective and may seperate and leave the driver with no means to steer the vehicle. No recall from Hyundai even though many are having the same issues as noted all over the internet. The Hyundai service center in fresno, CA seems to have marching orders to deny the fact that this issue is much more prevelant than simple wear and tear and are practically ready to fight you if you try to get them to admit it. Don't call the service manager "bro" or he will have the biggest hissy fit about how disrespectful that is. His name is "matt", ok; as though covering up an obvious safety defect that could cost someone their life is just silly childs play! Hyundai, do the "right" thing (ethics 101) and recall the damn thing before people get hurt or killed, if they haven't already.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 23
Failure Date: 05/02/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 5 mph in reverse, there was a loud popping noise coming from the vehicle. Also, the steering wheel felt as if it would detach. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who diagnosed that the shaft joint was separating from the steering column and a repair was needed. The failure mileage was 90,000.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 24
Failure Date: 05/01/2016

The steering wheel makes a clicking and knocking noise when making turns and reversing, I was told by the Hyundai dealer that the steering column has to be replaced and that its dangerous to drive because the steering column can get separated and cause a crash. I noticed that there are many complaints regarding the same issue. The car is no longer under warranty and they can do the repair at a cost to me. The issue at hand is that it is a common issue among Hyundai Sonatas and therefore I feel that they should cover the repair. It seems to be a lot of steering problems with this make and model.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 25
Failure Date: 04/29/2016

I started noticing while driving and making turns, a knocking sound coming from the steering wheel of my vehicle. Any time I would turn left, right or go over a bump, a large rattle would come from the steering column. I contacted a dealership that indicated this is an extremely common problem with Hyundai Sonata's and that it's due to a faulty steering coupler. They indicated that they replace close to 2 or 3 a week. I find this to be completely disturbing considering a drive my children around in this vehicle yet Hyundai has not issued a recall for a problem them obviously know they have.