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Steering Column Problems of Hyundai Sonata - part 1



Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 169 problems related to steering column (under the steering category).

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 1
Failure Date: 11/27/2016

At various speeds, when turning the steering wheel, a loud knocking sound can be heard. On the highway, the steering column will shake if the vehicle reaches high speeds. This has been an ongoing issue.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 2
Failure Date: 11/23/2016

Car stalled and engine shut down while trying to cross over a 4 lane highway came within 5 feet of a major collision with 2 approaching vehicles there is also another issue with the steering column. Hyundai chose to use a plastic bushing in the steering column that has completely failed at 65000 miles. The dealerships, 2 separate ones, state that this is not covered by the multiple other recalls with the steering. The bushing is hard plastic, about the size of a nickel and costs 2. 00 at the dealership. But they want 300. 00 labor to install it.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 3
Failure Date: 11/17/2016

I own Sonata 2012 GLS with current mileage approx. 41000. I get some noise every time I turn the car left or right. When I inquired to the dealer to get it fixed, they said it was a coupling on the steering column and which seems to be common with Sonatas manufactured between 2011-13. I have to pay few hundreds to get this fixed before winter approaches else it will get worse. If this is common in Sonatas, why Hyundai hasn't recalled them yet. I do not think any other car, which is under 45000 miles experiencing this kind of problem. I am very much upset with Hyundai.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 4
Failure Date: 11/11/2016

When I start driving over 60 mph, the steering wheel and column starts shaking violently, as well as when I apply the brakes or go over rough/patchy road. It feels as though the steering will fall off. Car only has 82,000 miles on it. When I took it to the dealer to get it fixed, they said it was a coupling on the steering column, and they told me it was a wear and tear item. That is ridiculous, because I have had several vehicles over years, some with over 200,000 miles on them and have never experienced this. I had to bite the bullet and pay the price to get it fixed because of how dangerous it felt driving, as if at any moment I could have lost control, causing an accident. The dealer told me this is a common problem with the Sonatas, but yet Hyundai hasn't recalled them, but did go on to replace them in the newer models, as if leaving owners of the pre-2013 styles to their own devices. Not to mention, countless other problems we have had with the this particular Sonata, such as the starer going out with less than 20,000 miles on it, the constant locking of the steering wheel (to which I am afraid it will do while driving), and the radio going out with less than 30,000 miles on it. I have never been so disappointed with a company in my life.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 5
Failure Date: 11/10/2016

I have taken my car into Hyundai 3 times for the same repair on the steering column. I have clicking and chunking in the steering wheel and now my key will not release. I was told this time by Hyundai that it would cost me 150. 00 for diagnostic and thousands if it isnt a related issue. This car is a lemon, and im stuck with it.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 6
Failure Date: 11/02/2016

The steering column is shaking if you hit a bump . Cruise control and the horn does not work now.


car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 7
Failure Date: 10/28/2016

Failure of the steering column flexible coupling. - I was driving on the highway when this occurred- this caused my car to lose driving control - I had knocking sound in the steering wheel and it was very difficult to control the driving. The part is a small rubber coupling that is located inside of the power steering assist motor. The part appears to be the manufacturer default (it was made of soft rubber) - Hyundai has developed a new replacement part that is made of a harder rubber the new part # 56315-2k000-fff. Everyone that has a Hyundai Sonata 2011 should have this flexible coupling replaced to prevent losing control of the automobile. At a minimum car owner should be notified of the possibility of this happening when driving. This does not appear to be in normal routine maintenance issue.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 8
Failure Date: 10/24/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the steering column was improperly assembled. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who diagnosed that the steering column needed to be re-assembled. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10v457000 (steering), although the contact experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 110,000.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 9
Failure Date: 10/18/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 30 mph, a grinding metal noise could be heard coming from the steering column. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the flex coupling needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 91,430.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 10
Failure Date: 10/17/2016

Steering wheel makes loud clicking sounds when turned or when the vehicle goes over a bump or down a hill. I took the vehicle to a Hyundai dealership for service today and was told that this is a common problem with the mechanics of the steering column.


 
car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 11
Failure Date: 10/11/2016

The steering column coupler is clanking and needs to be replaced per Hyundai dealer's service department.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 12
Failure Date: 10/10/2016

The steering column seems loose and every time I run over a bump whether small or big there is a rattle that seems to come from the steering column section. And it seems to be getting worse. It is actually described in a recall from 10/2010. Something is loose in there. I have seen that it's more recent to in the complaints. Can the closed recall be reopened?.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 13
Failure Date: 10/08/2016

Clunking sound caused by the steering column coupler when turning or going over bumps on a city street. Steering is wiggling itself and loose.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 14
Failure Date: 10/07/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving 2 mph, the steering column made a loud clunking noise. At 40 mph, the contact stated that it was difficult to turn the steering wheel and that the vehicle jerked to the right of the road. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 105,000.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 15
Failure Date: 10/01/2016

My 2011 Hyundai Sonata recently began having play in the steering column. It has 91,853 miles on it now but started about 1,500 miles ago. When you turn the steering wheel there is movement before the actual wheel assembly is engaged. I am concerned that it may get worse or even fail. Although there are recalls for this model car my VIN is not included at this time.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 16
Failure Date: 09/30/2016

Recently took the vehicle in for a recall on the power steering system and at the same time said the presenting problem with steering was a clicking in the steering column when turned a few degrees left or right from center. They noted this was the steering coupler covered under a TSB 14-st-002-1. The service manager had drawer with a number of worn out rubber steering couplers that he noted was a very common problem and was potentially dangerous. He noted Hyundai had changed to an abs part for replacement. Based on the flawed design, it appears there would be close to a 100% failure rate at some point on the part.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 17
Failure Date: 09/28/2016

There is a clunking sound in steering column when turning the wheel while stationary and in motion. Also, there is a loud rattling sound in the steering column when going over any bumps at any speed, which has progressively worsened to the point where it sounds as if the steering column is going to disconnect. I was afraid to drive the car for fear of losing control of steering. The dealership said it was the coupler, which is an issue they have been repairing a lot. The part cost $3, but the process is labor intensive, so the total bill was over $300.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 18
Failure Date: 09/13/2016

I purchased a pre-owned 2011 Sonata in oct 2013. In September of 2016 the steering wheel at times would be hard to steer. Then around October of 2016 my steering wheel started making a clicking sound when turning the wheel and the esc light remained illuminated even when I depressed the button numerous times . When I went to a local mechanic to find out what the problem was, I was told it was the steering column and that I would need to take it to Hyundai to fix it because the steering would have to be reprogrammed. I called and was surprised to learn that it was not covered under warranty. I had to shell out $1100 just to have it repaired.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 19
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.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 20
Failure Date: 09/08/2016

My driver side tail light fell out of the casing, driving down the highway during the summer of 2015. Luckily, the wires kept it holding on or it would have flown into traffic. Now, a bit over a year later, in September of 2016, and out of warranty, the passenger side has done the same thing. The dealership refuses to do anything since I am out of warranty. According to Hyundai forums, there are a lot of cars that are having this issue. . Read more...

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 21
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 22
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 23
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 2012 Hyundai Sonata 24
Failure Date: 09/01/2016

Steering column has become loose when turned. Rattles back and forth when turning. After numerous stops at car repair places, finally found a place in a very tiny town who knew exactly what was wrong. This is the third car they have said yhey have repaired. Hyundai apparently knows this is an issue as this shop had to wait as the part was seriously back ordered. Fortunately they ordered extras as the owners mother has the same vehicle. Just waiting for hers to fall apart. He also showed me the new part(cog wheel) ad an old chewed up one off a repair. Hyundai needs to issue a recall and reimburse all who have paid for the repair.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 25
Failure Date: 09/01/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 35 mph, the steering column rattled and shook forcefully. The contact also stated that the function buttons on the steering wheel were inoperable. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The contact stated that the vehicle was experiencing the same failure as described in NHTSA campaign number: 10v426000 (steering). The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not repaired. The failure mileage was 70,000.