Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 88 problems related to steering column (under the steering category).
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?.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
Anytime I drive over 40 mph the steering wheel makes a loud clicking noise and shakes heavily. It's hard to control the wheel it feels like something is loose in the steering column. The clicking sounds as if something is vibrating so hard that it banging on something. When I took it to my mechanic he informed me he replaced a flexible coupling in 2 2011 Sonatas within the last 6 wks. I looked online about the specific issue and thoundsand of 2011 Sonata owners were complaining about the same thing. I called the Hyundai of ft. Mill dealership in ft mill SC where I purchased the car to explain what I have been experiencing. Service rep larry v. Said that is a common problem amongst some Sonatas made in 2011 which is why Hyundai build the vehicle with a metal coupling vs. A rubber one. He said it's a dangerous matter because the steering wheel is not fully attached and the car could lose control while driving and the fragment wear down more and more as you drive. He informed me to have it replaced ASAP and it can cost up to 300.
Tl-the contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving at 60 mph, the steering would shake violently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the column is lose and needed to be repaired. The vehicle VIN was not included in hntsa campaign number: 10v457000 (steering). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 60, 000. Aw.
Steering column clicks loudly when turning steering wheel left or right while stationary or moving. Steering column makes a loud rattling noise when when going over any bumps or if at a high speed. Vehicle was manufactured 1 month after a recall was issued for the same issue at the same manufacturing facility but my vehicle is not included in the recall. Problem started at about 75,000 miles.
Approximately 4 pm on August 24, 2015 driving my 2014 Sonata limited with 11450 miles onto the local freeway on ramp, car stalled and total loss of steering occurred. I had just enough time to get the vehicle to side and avoid possible collision from behind. Had absolutely no warning, and was driving normal for the clear road driving. Weather was good, clear and sunny, upper 80f. Traffic was starting to build for rush hour and had this occurred 5 minutes later major collision would have occurred due to traffic congestion on freeway during that time. At the time of occurrence it felt as if I had a flat tire with the front wheels wanting to turn in direction of weaker tire side. Complete and total loss of power both electrical and engine were immediate. I placed shifter in neutral as quickly as possible maintaining some momentum to get car to side of road while trying to restart it. Vehicle started but I did not have any steering control at all. Hyundai bluelink roadside assistant then called and summoned a tow truck to take it to local dealer for warranty service and repair. Service technician has stated that the steering column needs to be replaced. No indication as to what caused the fault to occur and to whether the cause of the fault has been determined.
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The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the steering column made an abnormal noise. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10v457000 (steering). The failure mileage was 61,000.
I purchased this car less than a year ago. The steering wheel is making a clicking noise when moved from left to right and there is a clunking sound coming from the steering column when driving between 10 - 40 mph. When searching online, I have noticed that hundreds of Hyundai owners that have this make and model are experiencing the same issue. I feel unsafe when driving this car, especially when my grandchildren are with me. I understand there was a recall but I was told my car did not qualify. The dealer wants to charge me $100 just to look at it. This is a major safety issue!!!! is Hyundai waiting for someone to be killed before they do something and take responsibility for their cars. I now have 64,000 miles on this car, 4000 over the warranty and Hyundai refuses to fix unless I pay up front. I was told that Hyundai was a very good car but after reading all these horror stories about the steering issues, I will never purchase a Hyundai again. I believe safety comes before money and Hyundai should take responsibility and issue a recall for all 2011 Sonatas. Please help in keeping everyone safe and make Hyundai stand behind their cars and fix these known issues. Thank you.
I having notice when accelerating up to about 25-35 miles per hour there is a consant rattling sound coming from my steering column. Also when I hit a small or large bump in the road there is a loud clicking sound coming from the steering wheel like it is about to fall off. In the last few days I have notice when I trying to brighten or dim my lights at night, the slightest touch causes the lights to flicker on the inside of the car and the lights to go out momentarily. It seems what ever is affecting my steering column is affecting my lights as well. It is getting very dangerous to drive and this is my only source of transportation.
The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 50 mph, the steering wheel became loose. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician diagnosed that the steering column needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.
Steering column rattling steering column is loose it is very loud, I have called Hyundai manufacturer, this was a recall last year on this vehicle but I was told according to the VIN. Number that my car wasn't one that was recalled for the defected steering column, and I would have to pay to have it diagnosed to see if the problem is what was recalled last year, no way should a 2011 car sound like a hunk of junk when just driving at a speed of 30mph. What should I do?.
Tl-the contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the steering column shakes uncontrollably and make loud ticking noises. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 103,000. Ad.
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When sitting in my driveway with the car running, if I move the steering wheel back and forth it makes a clank noise. This happens while in park and also in gear. I have had a mechanic look at it and was told that it was the steering column intermediate shaft universal joint connections. He also said he knew there was a recall on the same body style as my car but a year older (2011). I feel this may be part of the same issue that cause the recall for the 2011 and may have been over looked.
Tl-the contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated while driving at 15 mph, the front drivers side of the vehicle vibrates. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the steering column and the intermediate shaft universal joint connections needed to be replaced. No repairs were done. Manufacturer was not notified of the failure. Failure mileage was 98,000. Ed.
My 2011 Hyundai Sonata limited displayed a loud rattling sound from the the steering column when driven over rough roadway. There was also a clunking sound from steering column when wheel was turned in either direction. Also noticed the steering wheel/column had dropped almost 2 inches from its originally mounted position. Local dealership indicated a flexible coupling in the steering shaft showed excessive deterioration--causing play in the steering, the noise and the dropping of the steering column. He stated it was the worst he has ever seen--extremely dangerous--his words--as steering capability could be lost. He wanted to keep the faulty part for reference--I declined and maintained the part for my records. I was advised Hyundai was aware of this particular defect and there was no recall at this time. Service manager simply said they don't make parts like they used to. The steering shaft coupler was replaced and the steering column was realigned. The repair was $383. 72 with the part costing $49. 50. This was not covered by recall or the extended warranty. I have researched this specific defect and found it to be an extremely dangerous one, and one which there have been numerous previous complaints filed with the NHTSA--I strongly believe a recall is warranted--for the safety of those in the vehicle and on the roadway.
My steering wheel has a significant click when I turn on it. I went to the dealership and they told me it was not covered under warranty. Hyundai of tampa told me it was a coupling in the steering wheel column and it is a common problem. I have 71745 miles on a 2012 Sonata. Hyundai had a recall with this problem on their 2011 model, but not one under 2012. I spoke to jessica with Hyundai customer connect center. She was polite but could not do anything except offer me a $35 coupon for maintenance.
Parking vehicle in front of home when power steering gave out. Took vehicle to dealership and was informed that steering column had to be replaced due to a defect. Nhtsa should seriously review the electric steering columns on the Hyundai Sonata . I have read many online complaints about steering loss and control at high speeds. Potential for serious injuries and fatalities on this issue.
When I first got the car the steering wheel was a little lose. I called the dealership and asked them about it. John d ask if my life was in danger I said no. He said it's nothing they can do. At the time my life was not in danger when it came to the steering column, so I thought. As time went on it got worse to the point I felt that my life could be in danger. So I took it to two different car shops to get it fix cause I don't have a warranty. But both shop said to take it back ASAP. It could lock up on me at anytime and it is not safe to drive. I can afford another car. I'm afraid that something might happen when I have my kids in the car. The steering column shakes and make noise. I have to hold it real tight when driving so it won't go into other lanes. Please help me I don't know what to do.
Steering wheel has been making cracking noises. I took my car to the vandergriff Hyundai dealership and was told this was happening to others and it was the flex couping in the steering column due to material failure which could resolute in loss of steering capability increasing the risk of a crash. I was told the original material in the steering wheel is a thick piece of plastic and could crack easily and Hyundai had sent a replacement piece, which is more flexible and durable, to the dealerships but I was forced to pay nearly $500 even though Hyundai is aware of the problem. I inquired about a recall linked to the problem and was told, there is no current recall. This is a safety issue.
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|Steering Column problems||
|Steering Wheel Vibrate problems||
|Steering Noise problems||
|Power Steering Light On problems||
|Steering Failed problems||
|Steering Is Loose problems||
|Steering Rack And Pinion problems||
|Steering Is Tight problems||
|Power Steering Pump problems||