Steering Column Problems of Hyundai Sonata - part 1

Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 226 problems related to steering column (under the steering category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Hyundai Sonata based on all problems reported for the Sonata.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 1
Failure Date: 04/01/2018

Have a clucking noise emanating from behind the counsel inline with steering column. I checked online and found a technical service bulletin for Hyundai and kia vehicles. I also located some videos on youtube on the replacement of the part that is the cause of most noises. The part in question is a flexible rubber coupling in the mdps (motor driven power steering) assembly. The technical service bulletin for Hyundai is TSB 14-st-002-1. I found a pdf with the information with pictures online and the date that is stated within it is may 2014. It does appear that they have a updated replacement coupling to replace the ones that are failing. When the coupling fails, it results in metal on metal contact. With that said, metal on metal contact over time may result in damage to the mdsp and have a higher dollar amount in repairs. I am hesitant in driving my 2012 Sonata very much as I am worried about safety. The safety of others along as myself.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 2
Failure Date: 03/28/2018

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While the vehicle was stationary or while driving various speeds, the steering wheel made a loud tapping noise when turned left or right. An independent mechanic was made aware of the failure and stated that the steering column was faulty. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer and dealer were not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 3
Failure Date: 03/19/2018

The steering column on my 2011 Sonata started making terrible noises due to a known issue with the steering shaft. Even though there is a formal NHTSA investigation NHTSA action number: pe10035) and recall (NHTSA recall no. . Read more...

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 4
Failure Date: 03/13/2018

Knocking in steering column, especially when going over bumps. Took to dealership, with only external inspection was told steering coupler needs replacement. At at 120, 000 miles out of warranty.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 5
Failure Date: 03/02/2018

The steering column vibrates and makes noise when going over bumps and when going over 65 mph on the freeway the wheel vibrates and makes noise and feels loose. This problem has bern reported and there is a campign for 2010 models, but they are not willing to fix the problem because my car is a 2012 model.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 6
Failure Date: 02/24/2018

The steering column should be defective, the wheel has a gap when you are driving and sound like metal vs metal, the same sensation when you get a bump, something in the steering column down there looks like unattached and sounds metal vs metal.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 7
Failure Date: 01/05/2018

My Hyundai Sonata 2013 steering column has always made a clunk sound when turning the steering wheel, recently it is getting worse and raises a cause of awareness as it is a manufacturing defect that apparently keeps being reported on this vehicle. Two personal mechanics and autonation have ad said it is the most common problem with my type of vehicle. I am afraid it will lock on me while driving causing an accident of any kind due to negligence of the governed standards required by law to protect consumers vehicle purchases. I deeply request and highly insist the government investigate the apparently most common problem of this vehicle before it becomes something to haunt the company in regret.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 8
Failure Date: 01/01/2018

When car turns loud clicking sound comes from steering wheel. When going over bumps steering column makes loud noise.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 9
Failure Date: 11/25/2017

2011 Hyundai Sonata w/ 89000 miles. Bought less than 2 yrs ago, certified. Car has been making a groaning and clicking noise when turning the wheel, especially in reverse. Had car at dealership this weekend and they tell me the entire steering system is host. Need a new column, brackets, and coupling. This is not normal wear an tear on a car. There is a recall on the coupling but the rest is not covered and they want over $1000 to fix!.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 10
Failure Date: 11/21/2017

Above approximately 60 mph steering column develops a shudder which builds and wanes - steering becomes more challenging as a result. The greater the speed, the more pronounced is this condition. This is a suboptimal condition that is not typical for a functional vehicle, and is unrelated to wheel quality, rotation or balance. It is a temblor-like shudder which clearly will interfere with safety if it continues or progresses. Perhaps this is related to NHTSA id number: 10110926, but this vehicle is now at 108k miles, so that doesn't cover it, does it. Further, I have no record of notification of receiving manufacturer communication number: 5np-f8m5g-03. I will be contacting the dealership contending inadequate notice, and needing this to be repaired to assure safety.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 11
Failure Date: 11/15/2017

Severe clunk from steering column. When the wheel is initially turns, there is a short amount of "play" before a loud clunk can be heard. This is also heard going over bumps. I feel this may be something coming loose and can lead to problems with steering.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 12
Failure Date: 10/16/2017

For the last few months, my steering column shakes and rattles anytime it goes over 60 mph. I had a tire repair at a local shop and the guy suggested I may need an alignment but because they told me at the last minute of picking my car up at their closing hours and having to go to work, I waited to get it looked at. I took it to a local Hyundai dealer for one recall campaign and asked them to assess the issue with my steering wheel rattling and mentioned the guy at the other place mentioned an alignment. The guy dismissed the car symptoms I described and said the noise was from the bottom spoiler hanging. It wasn�t assessed and I took it to a goodyear affiliate and they needed more time to assess why it was the steering but were able to tell me in fact that it was potentially loose. Between October 2017 and Jan 2018 is how long people have been looking at it with no assistance.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 13
Failure Date: 09/28/2017

Steering column makes very loud clunking sound when driving over uneven roads or when traveling in excess of 20 mph. It literally feels like the steering wheel is about to come off in the driver's hands and the sound is unbearable. There is also a fair amount of "play" in the steering, with a loud "clunk!" sound at either end of the "play" zone. Clunking sound while driving in excess of 20 mph lessens when wheel is engaged in a turn.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 14
Failure Date: 09/25/2017

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the steering column made an abnormal clicking sound when turned. The failure occurred without warning. Atlantic Hyundai (193 sunrise hwy n service rd, west islip, NY) was contacted; however, the vehicle was not diagnosed for the failure. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was approximately 119,158.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 15
Failure Date: 09/18/2017

Tl-the contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving at 40 mph, the steering wheel and column shakes as while as when driving over a bump rattling noise was heard. The contact stated that no warning lights were illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to an independent mechanic or dealership for diagnoses or repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 53,400. Aa.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 16
Failure Date: 08/30/2017

Steering column making a terrible noise and shaking while driving.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 17
Failure Date: 08/30/2017

Vehicle is making a loud clicking sound in the steering column and while turning either left or right its a double clicking loud sound. While the vehicle is at a still position when you turn the wheel you can hear a clicking noise both right or left. If you hit a bump you can hear a loud annoying sound like something is loose. It gets louder and louder. You can hear it over the radio. This happens either on streets and the interstate aka highway.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 18
Failure Date: 08/26/2017

My steeeing column started making a terrible noise and started shaking made me very nervous to drive to the rest of the way home from church. This is a secondary road that is paved but has lots of curves . It also felt loose.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 19
Failure Date: 08/07/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the steering column made an abnormal noise and felt loose. The failure occurred without warning. The dealer and manufacturer were not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 26,000.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 20
Failure Date: 07/15/2017

The steering column shakes like it's going to fall off. I have to be very careful when driving. I was told to drive careful over bumps. That is hard to do. It makes noises when turning.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 21
Failure Date: 07/14/2017

I have a 2011 Hyundai Sonata writing in regards to the Hyundai steering gear assembly recall no. 0## I have a vehicle that has this loose steering wheel concern where this vehicle is immobile now and cannot be safely driven anytime. This vehicle has been parked in my yard since it was picked up from the dealer several weeks ago. When I spoke to the local dealership about it, I am told it is not covered due to its mileage. This item has been a concern awhile and brought more clearly to my attention when driven by my father. He describes it as "a death trap" and told me not to drive it until it corrected. There is excessive play or a loose feeling in the steering wheel and it is very slow to respond. It feel like it will fall apart at anytime when driving and it has a clicking noise when making a turn either direction. I have written a letter to the Hyundai assurant program and I have been told the same thing; its not a covered warranty item. I says it is covered due to the recall no matter when it was discovered, because the assembly of the steering column is definitely malfunctioning. An upload of the letter forward to Hyundai assurant program is attached to this complaint. Unhappy owner oklahoma.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 22
Failure Date: 07/10/2017

With the car just running I can move my steering wheel and makes a clanking noise. It also makes really loud noises when hit bumps or go over railroad crossings. It doesn't feel safe and is very scary when seeing 2011 had recall for same thing and many 2012 have had same complaints. This is my only transportation and I have children. I had it checked out and was told same problem that I have read about with steering column and steering shaft. Please advise best way to get this taken care of.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 23
Failure Date: 06/20/2017

Clacking sound coming from the steering column when wheel is turned during driving and when the car travels over bumps in the road.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 24
Failure Date: 04/12/2017

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While the vehicle was operated, the steering column made an abnormal clicking sound. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer for an oil change and front wheel alignment. The contact was informed that the alignment could not be performed. The technician was informed that the error in the software for the power steering caused an error in their system; therefore, an alignment could not be performed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The technician stated that the vehicle fell under NHTSA campaign number: 10v426000 (steering), but the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was approximately 123,000.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 25
Failure Date: 04/11/2017

Steering wheel/column makes very loud clunking sound when driving over uneven roads or when traveling in excess of 20 mph. It literally feels like the steering wheel is about to come off in the driver's hands and the sound is unbearable. There is also a fair amount of "play" in the steering, with a loud "clunk!" sound at either end of the "play" zone. Clunking sound while driving in excess of 20 mph lessens when wheel is engaged in a turn.



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