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Steering Column Problems of Hyundai Sonata - part 1



Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 135 problems related to steering column (under the steering category).

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 1
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.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 2
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 3
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 4
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 5
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 6
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 7
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 8
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 9
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 10
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 11
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 2011 Hyundai Sonata 12
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 13
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 14
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 15
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 16
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 17
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.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 18
Failure Date: 04/18/2016

The steering column began to loosen and eventually had to be replaced because it was no longer safe to drive. I had to replace it at my cost at 67,000 miles.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 19
Failure Date: 03/16/2016

Purchased car on 3/8/2016, the car made noises while turning. Both shaft assembly replaced, parts $749. 70, labor $150. 00. Our daughter was given the car on 3/12/2016, on 3/16/2016 while driving the eps light illuminated, power steering was loss. Hyundai dealership diagnosed and replaced steering column and column assembly, cost $1701. 18. The passenger airbag has come out on two occasions. The dealership in charlottesville, va pushed it back in. On 6/11/2016, passenger airbag came out while driving. (husband pushed it back in, however, I don't feel our daughter and her passengers are safe). On 6/11/2016, while trying to drive the car, put the gear into d and the car moved backwards. Turn the car off and shifted into d(it worked). This according to our daughter, this has occurred on several occasions. Interior lighting has to be manually manipulated to turn them off.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 20
Failure Date: 03/14/2016

The steering column clicks when making micro adjustments at any speeds low or high. Sudden stops or decelerating it shakes and clicks. Also if car is off it clicks if u move wheel side to side. Shaking makes the car more difficult to control when slowing down at lights.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 21
Failure Date: 02/22/2016

One day driving, this clicking noise, started to come from steering column every time I made a turn and also when I drove over a slight bump in road. This noise has progressively gotten worse. Now I can hear it all the time when driving. I took car in for other recalls and service manager said this needed to be repaired. Cost of 375. 00! I feel because this has been noted on websites from many upon many of Sonata owners that this particular steering coupler is faulty. Hence, the responsibility lies with the auto maker and not the car owner to absorb the cost of repairs. To make right, this dangerous wrong. Thank you.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 22
Failure Date: 02/19/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the steering ability seized when the vehicle started. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the steering column had to be replaced. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who confirmed the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 100,500.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 23
Failure Date: 02/18/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While driving at any speed, the steering became difficult to manage. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the column shaft failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 10v426000 (steering). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 73,000.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 24
Failure Date: 02/16/2016

2011 Sonata experienced steering difficulties: shaking at higher speeds on highway (70 mph), clicking in steering wheel at low speed and simply when turning wheel when car is in park, loose steering ,and, at times, quickly jerking in a direction while at high speeds-steering wheel seemed to lose control. Car was bought used and was serviced under 2010 steering column shaft recall. Hyundai dealership today says its the couplar and that is not included in the recall and offering to split the cost with me. It appears Hyundai is aware of this issue, as the service manager said it was couplar without even speaking with the tech yet. . I'm concerned this is a serious problem among 2011 Sonatas and Hyundai continues to sweep it under the rug while forcing customers to pay out of pocket for something that should have been fixed in 2010.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 25
Failure Date: 02/12/2016

Constant clicking in the steering column whether I am driving or sitting still. While in park, if I turn the steering wheel there is a clicking noise. While driving every bump in the road clicking. On the interstate a very bad vibration and clicking at 60mph. This only started happening after having several recalls completed on 02/05/16. Campaign 132 - complete engine replacement, campaign 122 and 123.