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Steering Column Problems of Hyundai Sonata - part 1



Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 108 problems related to steering column (under the steering category).

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

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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 3
Failure Date: 02/04/2016

Tl- the contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds their was a clicking nose emitting from the steering wheel and it becomes difficult to keep the steering wheel steady in one position. The contact took the vehicle to the dealership who stated this a common complaint with the vehicle however, there was no recall out with the component, steering. The dealer diagnosed that the steering column needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 128,000. Gl.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 4
Failure Date: 01/28/2016

My car was in the shop to resolve NHTSA campaign numbers 13v113000 and 15v568000 - Hyundai campaign numbers 132 & 136. I was told that - unrelated to the recall issues - a $3. 00 bushing needed to be replaced in the steering column at a replacement cost of about $257. 00. I advised that neither I nor a very frequent passenger in my car had ever heard a clunking noise as described by the service advisor or had noticed any other problem with the steering regardless of speed and/or terrain. Thus, I refused to have the service performed. I then checked out the NHTSA. Gov site and found a huge number of complaints regarding this issue. I then called Hyundai motors and advised that I was not experiencing a problem but clearly a problem was being anticipated. Hyundai motors said they would document my file but put me on hold several times. I am convinced Hyundai motors communicated and conspired with the repair shop and that sabotage is involved because when I later returned to pick up my vehicle, the service advisor demonstrated a distinct sound upon turning the steering wheel - a sound not so subtle that both my frequent passenger and me would have missed it. I told the service advisor I had never heard that sound before but still felt compelled to pay for the repair. Nhtsa should make this an across the board recall and require Hyundai to reimburse owners for the cost of repairs. After all, I was told by a Hyundai service advisor that it is a safety concern.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 5
Failure Date: 01/20/2016

The steering column started to make a noise about a month ago. The noise sounds like something is loose and has gotten worse over time. The car is now pulling to the left. The noise happens when the car is in any gear. Also, the car steering will vibrate sometimes at higher speeds.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 6
Failure Date: 01/15/2016

I took my car in to a Hyundai dealer for campaign #133, 136, 132, and was told that there is a problem with the steering column, it will be $400 to fix. Upon further research, I learned of a old recall in 2010 for this same problem, but only on certain VIN numbers. There are to many complaints for this not to be reopened with all VIN numbers included. Obviously the manufacture continued to make the same mistake on all vehicles.


car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 7
Failure Date: 01/07/2016

The steering column is loose and "clicks" whenever the steering wheel is placed close to the neutral position, causing a feeling of "loose steering" to the driver. The dealer was called and confirmed this has been a recurring problem for Hyundai cars manufactured in my year, yet they said there was no recall for this problem. It is a definite safety issue which seems to be getting worse, affecting the steering and overall control of the car.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 8
Failure Date: 01/04/2016

When driving, or stopped, and you turn the steering wheel there is a clunking noise and a dead spot in the steering wheel. At highway speeds if you hit that spot on the steering wheel the wheel would start to shake and vibrate as if there was a front end alignment problem. The mileage on the vehicle was 71, 657 when I brought it to the dealer for repair. They informed me that a flexible coupling in the steering column had "worn out" and needed to be replaced. The cost was estimated at $568 which included the cost of the part at $3. 53 and the remainder labor and tax. This is ridiculous that a part in the steering column of a vehicle that was purchased new and is primarily driven on highways wears out at this mileage.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 9
Failure Date: 12/12/2015

Knocking in steering column when turning or when driving over uneven pavements/roads.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 10
Failure Date: 12/08/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while the vehicle was being serviced, the independent mechanic observed that when the steering wheel was turned, an loud knocking sound was heard. The failure occurred constantly. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the bushings for the steering column had been worn down and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000. Jo.


 
car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 11
Failure Date: 12/01/2015

2011 Hyundai Sonata. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle steering column coupler issues. The consumer stated the part was made out of a flimsy piece of plastic that could potentially fail at any time.

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Failure Date: 11/12/2015

Play in the steering and rattle in column when going over bumps. Sitting still the steering wheel column makes a clicking noise when turning the wheel. While driving down the road the column makes rattle noise.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 13
Failure Date: 11/02/2015

Had become a frequent occurrence that upon turning the steering wheel whether at high, low or even no speed that you would hear a clicking/clunking noise. This was annoying, but then at high speeds (interstate driving) when braking there began to be an occasional considerable vibrating that went through the steering wheel. I originally thought it might be my rotors causing the vibrating when braking and thought the clicking noise was from a wear in my axle rod which a mechanic had previously mentioned would cause clicking noise when turning (and didn't need immediate care). However when I took my car in for the 132 and 136 recalls the Hyundai service tech immediately knew it was the steering coupler by turning my wheel because he sees it so often. He even had examples pinned up on their board to explain it. He explained the safety risk of not getting it fixed as it could cause shaking of the whole steering column (already was), looseness in the steering making it less responsive to turns, and could even cause the steering wheel not to respond to a sudden turn increasing the risk of a crash. I of course went ahead and had it repaired, since my 3 kids ride in it every day. During my wait in the lobby I googled the issue to see if the $266 I was being charged was reasonable (it was) but I found so many posts about this issue and some people seemed able to have the repair cost covered even when outside of their warranty, so I called Hyundai asking for a refund of the cost. They said since my car had over 60,000 miles they couldn't help me with any compensation. I do have over 100,000 miles on my car, but considering the widespread issue with this part and the safety concern I believe Hyundai should take responsibility. The mechanic had reassured me the replacement part is improved, which also shows Hyundai knows its a problem. (date will be estimate of highway vibrating).

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 14
Failure Date: 11/01/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while turning the steering wheel in either direction the wheels would not immediately turn and the clicking noise was present coming from the steering column. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 139,000. Jft.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 15
Failure Date: 11/01/2015

Steering column has started making a knocking noise when turning left or right. From what I have read, there are many other individuals with this same problem. I don't have $300 plus to fix this part especially since I purchased the extended warranty. My car has 89000 miles and was purchased new.

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Failure Date: 10/29/2015

My 2011 Hyundai Sonata was first repaired for front drive shaft assy and now I feel that it's having similar problems. I first checked for recalls and found one that could possibly be a match for my car. I called the dealership where the car was purchased, I explained to him what I was experiencing with my car and that I thought it may have been on the recall list, but the service gentleman immediately told me that it wasn't on recall. I told him that my car was making awful noises to the point where it feels like it was going to fall apart. It makes noise when I turn the wheel, when I hit a pot whole or bump (to the point where I go very slow or almost stop the car in certain situations because it feels like the car is falling to pieces). My car has lots of play in the steering wheel. The service guy told me over the phone that is was the steering coupler that would take about 2-3 hours to repair and cost $300. I have seen and heard so many people are possibly having the same issues with their cars and I don't understand why this doesn't qualify for recall. What's the difference in steering coupler and steering column intermediate shaft universal joint connections?.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 17
Failure Date: 10/28/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated while driving approximately 35 mph, there was a clicking sound from the steering column. The failure recurred multiple times and at various speeds. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign id number: 10v462000 (steering) however, the VIN was not included. The VIN was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 100,000. Mf.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 18
Failure Date: 10/22/2015

When making a moderate to slow turn in either direction there is a knocking/thud/clicking sound emanating from the steering column, with a slight jerk. Also, during acceleration onto a highway I experienced a vibration and jerk in my steering wheel. I am scheduled for a service at my local dealership tomorrow.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 19
Failure Date: 10/22/2015

Experienced loud vibration from the steering column at highway speed or while going over rough road. While the vehicle is stationary, there is a knocking sound when turning the wheel either left or right past center. Took to dealer to investigate, was told a bushing needed to be replaced. Failure occurred at 77,000 miles, was not covered under any warranty or recall at this time.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 20
Failure Date: 10/21/2015

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while turning the steering wheel, a knocking noise was present. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the steering column and the gear box needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10v426000 (steering). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 86,000.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 21
Failure Date: 10/12/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving approximately 60 mph, there was an abnormal sound coming from the steering column. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that an unknown part related to the the steering column panel needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number:10v426000 (steering). The failure mileage was 85,000. Ss.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 22
Failure Date: 10/02/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving the vehicle a clicking noise was present coming from the steering column. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who indicated that the steering column was faulty. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and the contact was informed that the vehicle was not included in the NHTSA campaign number 10v457000 (steering). The contact stated that the vehicle had experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 50,000. Jft.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 23
Failure Date: 09/08/2015

The steering is making a clicking noise every time you turn the steering wheel. Sounds resembles something loose in the steering column.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 24
Failure Date: 09/01/2015

The vehicle developed a clicking noise around 53kmiiles under the dash when turning the wheel. It became a larger problem one day on the highway at 65 mph the wheel started shaking as if the wheels were about to fall off. The dealer found the rubber gasket that holds the steering column in place had disintegrated, they replaced the part and the issue was resolved. I feel this was a very dangerous safety issue and since I have found so many others online postings of the same issue that I am convinced that this should be a safety recall. This model has a much higher than average amount of recalls. This however was the most dangerous issue I have had with the sonara and I was very afraid when I had a hard time to suddenly not be able to easily control the steering.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 25
Failure Date: 09/01/2015

Tl-the contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while the driver was driving at various speeds, the steering wheel shook and rattled without warning. The failure also occurred when the vehicle was idle. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the steering column coupler detached and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10v457000 (steering). The failure mileage was approximately 32,000. Djr.