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Steering Column Problems of Hyundai Sonata



Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 34 problems related to steering column (under the steering category).

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Failure Date: 08/15/2014

I brought my 2011 Sonata into the local dealership for an oil change. The service associate explained that my steering column would need to be replaced as it was making a clunking noise when turned left or right. I inquired as to what would cause this and they did not know. They wrote up an estimate to have the steering wheel and column replaced. They instructed me to get this repaired as quickly as possible as this was a safety hazard. If this is indeed a safety problem I think that Hyundai needs to recall these models and fix them.

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Failure Date: 08/12/2014

The steering column feels as though it will fall off any moment and the noise is clunking and rattles terribly when going over bumps or any slight moment. This is a huge safety issue and could cause a fatality.

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Failure Date: 07/21/2014

Loose steering column shaft detected by clunking when turning or going over small bumps. Notified that there is an existing recall for this issue on vehicles manufactured between 11 Dec 2009 and 10 Sep 2010. This vehicle was manufactured 12 oct 2010.

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Failure Date: 06/03/2014

Steering rattle over bumps and washboard type surfaces. Vehicle sounds like a steering component inside the steering column is broken. Hyundai acknowledges there is a problem but refuses to cover repairs under factory or aftermarket warranty which they also sold me.

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Failure Date: 05/25/2014

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the steering column shook and made a rattling noise. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 15,300 and the current mileage was 15,900. Updated 8/28/cn.

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Failure Date: 05/12/2014

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated while driving there was a popping sound in the steering column and the vehicle veered to the left. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 65,000.

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Failure Date: 02/03/2014

Steering column makes clunk/rattle noise driving down rough road, bumps, and small potholes at high and low speed, it more noticeable at low speed. While at standing it makes no noise.

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Failure Date: 01/09/2014

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the steering wheel would begin to shake. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the bushing in the steering column needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000.

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Failure Date: 12/31/2013

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that when driving above 50 mph, the vehicle would violently shake. The contact had the vehicle diagnosed by an independent mechanic, who indicated the steering column was defective. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 100,034.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2009 Hyundai Sonata 10
Failure Date: 11/25/2013

Driving car and pulled in parking space, put in reverse to turn around and steering column was totally disconnected. The steering wheel just went round and round and I had absolutely no control of the car. Had I not been in a parking lot it could have been a fetal crash in the 8 am work traffic. I find on the consumer report web site that this has happened to others as well. However my dealer charged me for all the repairs and a towing fee. I have no faith in this car anymore.

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Failure Date: 10/04/2013

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated stated that while turning at various speeds, he heard a knocking sound. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where who stated the steering column needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 10v457000 (steering). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 64,000.

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Failure Date: 09/27/2013

While driving at approximately 10mph I heard a rattle from the front of the car. I suspected it was suspension related but then noticed there was some play in the steering. Turning the steering wheel left and right just slightly causes the sound to occur. On the NHTSA website I found there was a recall for steering issues for my year and model car. I took it to key Hyundai in jacksonville and they verified the steering column and intermediate shaft were the source. My car is not included in the recall even though it has the exact issue. The dealer wants $1310. 75 to repair my 2 year old car.

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Failure Date: 09/16/2013

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS. The contact stated that while attempting to make a left or right turn, the steering column would make a loud clucking noise. In addition, the vehicle had become rough to maneuver. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the mechanic stated that the steering column was not working properly. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 15,142.

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Failure Date: 09/15/2013

My car was just serviced for excessive noise occurring when I would make turns as if the car could not grip the road. I brought the car to the deal as was told the alignment must be off, only to find that there was a recall that I was never told of. The dealer replaced the lower control arms on the car and a new alignment part their "tp3 recall" but when driving home the car did not make noises when making the turns on the on/off ramps but rather when driving straight and/or when changing lanes. Dealer due to being a Sunday and service department being closed as me to call them back. This will be the 3rd time I have had to bring the car in for the same issue with each time the steering column being loose and a natural pull to the driver side.

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Failure Date: 08/01/2012

With car running looseness in steering column. There is TSB on it but if out of warranty customer is responsible.

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Failure Date: 10/14/2011

While driving 65 mph on a state highway during rush hour with the cruise control on, the steering wheel/car suddenly starting shaking extremely violently and it was all I could do to maintain control long enough to pull over and stop/inspect the vehicle. It was remarkable an accident did not occur and if my child, a new driver, had been behind the wheel, I am certain an accident would have occurred. The electric power steering (eps) and electronic stability control (esc) warning lights came on and power steering no longer worked. The sensation I experienced was very much like that described in NHTSA campaign id no. 10v426000. I took the car to the dealership and they ultimately concluded that the problem was a brake switch which caused power steering to stop working. The dealership replaced the brake switch, concluding that my 2011 Hyundai Sonata, manufactured on 3/11/11, was not subject to the recall involving steering column intermediate shaft universal joint connections. I am currently driving the car, although I do so reluctantly, particularly with family members in the vehicle. While I do not know if these situations are related, on 9/11/11 my car had to be towed to the dealership because the starter would not recognize the brake was depressed. At that time a brake light switch was replaced. I have been in contact with Hyundai consumer affairs and the dealership's service manager, but remain concerned about my vehicle and this situation happening to other drivers who may not be as lucky as I was. I remain hopeful Hyundai will be aggressive and proactive in this process, but it scared and concerned me enough I felt it was necessary to pursue this situation with a regulatory body.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2003 Hyundai Sonata 17
Failure Date: 09/14/2011

The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated while driving 25 mph the steering wheel detached from the steering column. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who diagnosed that the welding that was holding the steering wheel together broke. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was no longer under warranty. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 120,000.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 18
Failure Date: 08/22/2011

While braking hard to avoid a coyote, vehicle pulled hard right even though I was trying to steer left. Was pulled off road to the right and hit a driveway. Caused extensive damage to under carriage and bumper. Notified dealership of the issue while vehicle was repaired at the same dealership I purchased vehicle from. At the end of September 2011, I received an e-mail from Hyundai blue link that there was an issue with the esc (electronic steering control). Brought the vehicle to the dealership and was told that it was an error with the blue link system. A month later, another e-mail, took car back to dealership, they performed diagnostics and a clock wheel sensor was dead in the steering column. The esc adjusts pressure to the brake calipers in an attempt to maintain the vehicle in the same direction before braking. Was told by service manager that if a sensor was bad in the steering column, it would affect the braking and could have caused the vehicle to improperly apply braking pressure thus pulling the car off the road. Contacted insurance company and they were pursuing Hyundai about this issue.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 19
Failure Date: 06/30/2011

This is for a 2012 Sonata. Your options to select this make and model only showed 2011 as the option year. This comlaint is for a 2012. I purchased a 2012 Sonata in late June. Technically this is the second one I purchased. I can explain it this way. The first one I bought had a horrible pulling issue. It pulled right aggressively. Before I took delivery I test drove it and had the salesman drive with me. Even he said, this is dangerous and not right. The dealership put it in the shop and they said they fixed it with an alignment. I test drove it again and it was even worse. I refused to buy that car. They found me another one. At first it seemed to drive fine on the test drive. I should have driven it more then a couple blocks. Same issue as the first one after I took delivery. The car pulled and still pulls right, especially at highway speeds. Border line dangerous on the highway. So, the dealership took it in again and worked the camber. It still pulls now it goes to the left or right and is very unpredictable. I have researched this on line. Edmunds forums, various Sonata columns, yahoo forums etc…there are people all over the country having the same problem with the 2012 Sonata steering. Some Sonata techs say it’s the same problem they had in 2011 when the recall was announced. This will be the third time this ride is in the shop and my frustrations driving it are high. It can be dangerous at highways speeds. Constantly have to correct the vehicles path.

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Failure Date: 06/30/2011

This is for a 2012 Sonata. Your options to select this make and model only showed 2011 as the option year. This complaint is for a 2012. I purchased a 2012 Sonata in late June. Technically this is the second one I purchased. I can explain it this way. The first one I bought had a horrible pulling issue. It pulled right aggressively. Before I took delivery I test drove it and had the salesman drive with me. Even he said, this is dangerous and not right. The dealership put it in the shop and they said they fixed it with an alignment. I test drove it again and it was even worse. I refused to buy that car. They found me another one. At first it seemed to drive fine on the test drive. I should have driven it more then a couple blocks. Same issue as the first one after I took delivery. The car pulled and still pulls right, especially at highway speeds. Border line dangerous on the highway. So, the dealership took it in again and worked the camber. It still pulls now it goes to the left or right and is very unpredictable. I have researched this on line. Edmunds forums, various Sonata columns, yahoo forums etc¿there are people all over the country having the same problem with the 2012 Sonata steering. Some Sonata techs say it¿s the same problem they had in 2011 when the recall was announced. This will be the third time this vehicle is in the shop and my frustrations driving it are high. It can be dangerous at highways speeds. Constantly having to correct the vehicles path.

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Failure Date: 01/10/2011

One of my relatives died in an auto accident in her new 2011 Sonata, which was manufactured on 10/28/2010 by Hyundai motor alabama. The accident was reported on a community website. . Read more...

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Failure Date: 01/02/2011

I purchased a 2011 Sonata on 12/24/2010. I have driven the car 600 miles and now the car veers to the left after turning right. It is extremely dangerous to drive. At 60mph on the expressway the veers to left as if I am going to crash into the concrete median. I took the car back to the dealership (1/6/2011) and the said they performed software download and the car is fixed. Driving it home from the dealership on the expressway the car again veered of the road to the left. (this almost caused me to cash the car) I have taken the car back to the dealership (1/7/2011) they are currently working on the vehicle. I asked if this was a common issue and they said no after the recall on a loose steering column. My problem does not have to do with the steering column it has to do with the fact the car magically drives to the left. After doing some research on my own it looks as though I am one of many experience this problem with the 2011 Sonata. After my experience I am truly afraid that this car may kill me when driving. To me this is a very serious issue with this make of car.

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Failure Date: 12/31/2010

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the vehicle pulled to the left while he drove at any speed. The failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer several times where the steering column assembly was replaced and an alignment performed the failure continued. The contact called the manufacturer and filed a complaint. The failure mileage was 108 and the current mileage was 500.

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Failure Date: 12/25/2010

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata limited turbo. The contact stated that when driving at least 50 mph, the vehicle would abnormally pull or drift to the left beyond the contacts control. In addition, the steering wheel was not properly aligned or angled correctly and sat abnormally to the left. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer and the contact was informed that the vehicle would need an alignment, adjustment to the steering column and a reprogramming of the computer. The vehicle was repaired but to no avail. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was approximately 100.

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Failure Date: 11/24/2010

I purchased a 2011 Hyundai Sonata se turbo on November 22, 2010. Within approximately two to three days of driving the vehicle, I had problems with the vehicle severely pulling to the left. I notified my local dealership from where I purchased the vehicle and brought the vehicle in to have it checked out. I was informed that the steering column was off centered and that I would need to have a wheel alignment done. I had a wheel alignment done and the same day that I received the car back, it was still pulling to the left. I notified the dealership once again about the problem at which time another alignment was performed. Once I received the vehicle back the vehicle was still pulling severely to the left and now the low tire pressure light came on. While driving this vehicle it is a constant fight with the steering wheel just to maintain a straight path. Simple things such as using one hand to turn on the blinkers or I. E. Windshield wipers causes the vehicle to pull to the left. I am concerned about my safety while driving this vehicle and feel as though this problem need to be addressed immediately. Please help concerned driver.

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Failure Date: 10/19/2010

This incident occurred with a 2011 Hyundai Sonata limited: 6 months of perfect operation and approx. 11000 miles. Violent shaking of steering wheel and steering column after acceleration onto an on ramp. Immediate and entire failure of steering with violent and extremely loud shaking and vibrating of steering wheel. Shaking continued even after ignition shut off. Occurred for 20+ minutes. Disabled only by disconnecting battery. Blisters on hand from hanging on to steering wheel. Nothing could be done to steer, operate, or control vehicle. This incident occurred without warning and within seconds. Towed to dealership. Kept for 3 days. Could not replicate. Steering column recall performed with steering software update, esc reflashed, reprogrammed eps. Hyundai was excellent in their response - both dealership and Hyundai USA. Hyundai USA engineers and tech's were involved with resolving the problem. This was a frightening and dangerous incident and possibly life threatening. Whether repair attempt will resolve only time will tell.

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Failure Date: 10/06/2010

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the power steering and esc warning lamp illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician diagnosed that the steering column needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 2,000 and the current mileage was 70,000.

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Failure Date: 09/13/2010

My wife was driving approximately 20-30mph, the electric power steering catastrophically failed, and did not fail over to manual steering. The steering wheel and column started violently shaking left to right and my wife was just barely able to get the car to the median, getting a blister on her hand in the process of trying to control the wheel, where she had it towed home and eventually to the dealership. The dealership pulled dtcs c1259, c1616, c1603, steering angle sensor - electrical malfunction, can bus off and derating (eps thermal protection). The mdps (electric power steering module) was replaced, but I am still very leery that this could happen again, and at interstate speeds, where the vehicle might not be controllable, as it was barely brought to the median at lower speeds.

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Failure Date: 09/13/2010

My wife was driving approximately 20-30mph, the electric power steering catastrophically failed, and did not fail over to manual steering. The steering wheel and column gyrated to an extreme level and my wife was just barely able to get the car to the median, getting a blister on her hand in the process of trying to control the wheel where she had it towed home and eventually to the dealership. The dealership pulled dtcs c1259, c1616, c1603, steering angle sensor - electrical malfunction, can bus off and derating (eps thermal protection). The mdps (electric power steering module) was replaced, but I am still very leery that this could happen again, and at interstate speeds, where the vehicle might not be controllable, as it was barely brought to the median at lower speeds.

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Failure Date: 08/06/2010

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the vehicle would pull towards the left or right while driving at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that he would have to get used to the driving of the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure continued. Later while driving approximately 40 mph, the vehicle pulled sharply toward the left and the contact lost control of the vehicle. The brakes were applied and the contact noticed that the power steering was no longer functioning. The vehicle was carefully driven to an authorized dealer where the steering column was being replaced. The failure mileage was 5.

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Failure Date: 06/15/2010

Traveling at around 5mph after leaving a stop sign, I pressed gas pedal, to my surprise noticed car was not really gaining any speed but instead, steering wheel started moving, violently, with such power, I could not even pull car to the side of the road. I put the car in parking and the violent steering wheel movement continued. I then proceeded to turn the car off, terrified something else was going to happen but nothing changed: violent movement of steering wheel continue from side to side for a total of 25 minutes. This is a 2011 Hyundai Sonata se that I leased just a month ago. I was contacted today by Hyundai and was told my car was fixed and ready to be picked up. As I asked what was wrong with it they answered "a defective mechanism was found and they have replaced the steering wheel column". I seriously wish I don't have to get that car back; am still terrified by the horrific experience. Even though Hyundai believe this a isolated issue, I wanted to put it out there in case it happens again.

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Failure Date: 06/09/2010

We rented a new 2011 Hyundai Sonata in June through budget in milwaukee wisconsin. We drove it approximately 150 miles, pulled into our hotel to register, and when we went to move into the parking lot something popped and the steering column completely disengaged from the control arm (I think), the steering wheel simply spun under our hands. Budget replaced the car for us but the Hyundai claim that all cars made it back to the dealer before problems got serious is simply not true.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 1999 Hyundai Sonata 33
Failure Date: 09/16/2007

The contact owns a 1999 Hyundai Sonata. The contact was experiencing steering wheel failure and was informed that the air conditioning unit leaked water onto the frame and rusted out the steering column. The failure could have resulted in a crash. Hyundai stated that her warranty does not cover the failure. While driving forward at 60 mph, the steering wheel was angled to the left. The current and failure mileages were 95,000. The consumer stated the new subframe was installed at owner's expense of $1,384. 55. Updated 12/12/07 updated 12/12/2007.

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