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Steering Column Problems of Hyundai Sonata - part 1

Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 218 problems related to steering column (under the steering category).

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 1
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.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 2
Failure Date: 01/01/2018

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

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 3
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!.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 4
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 5
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 2012 Hyundai Sonata 6
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 7
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 8
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 9
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 10
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 11
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 12
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 13
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 14
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 15
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 16
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 17
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 18
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.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 19
Failure Date: 04/03/2017

There is an issue with the steering column. When driving, it makes loud noises and then at higher speeds it starts shaking. This is clearly a safety concern.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 20
Failure Date: 03/12/2017

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 65 mph, a loud noise came from the engine and the check engine indicator illuminated. The vehicle was coasted to the side of the road and turned off. Previously, the steering column made a popping noise and the vehicle shook. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that nothing could be done. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that the recall was closed and referred the contact to the dealer. The failure was not remedied. The failure mileage was approximately 113,822.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 21
Failure Date: 03/06/2017

I felt a "looseness" on my steering column especially when hitting a bump. I put the car in for service with my personal mechanic. He pointed out to me that a plastic gear well in the inside of the steering column had worn down . Almost at same time I received a recall notice from Hyundai entitled "collision risk electric power steering unit may loss" NHTSA code 16v190000. I called the service manager at carousel Hyundai in west chester PA. Where I purchased the car. He told me that the worn plastic gear was not part of recall and it was a separate issue. Implying that I would have to pay for it . This is a safety issue and they will have steering column apart for recall ,why can't they replace plastic gear while steering column is broken down. It is hard to reach space. I am taking car to dealer for two recalls tomorrow at 8:00. I will let you know what happens.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 22
Failure Date: 03/02/2017

The steering wheel and column shake and make a horrible noise anytime I hit a bump in the road while in motion. It is only getting worse. It started out not doing it all the time and now it does it anytime I hit any slight bump in the road.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 23
Failure Date: 02/15/2017

Knocking or clicking or rattling sound is heard any time I drive over 50 mph and especially when slowing down from highway speeds, in which case the noise becomes very loud and the steering column physically shakes. I feel endangered whenever I drive this car. It is a hazard and a potential life-threatening defect. I put today's date but this has been going on for months and is now starting in my wife's car (same make model year) as well.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 24
Failure Date: 02/09/2017

I am the owner of a 2012 Hyundai Sonata 2. 0t. We've had the vehicle for almost five years, and about six months ago, we starting noticing a "clicking" sound in the steering wheel column. What makes it even more alarming is that the loud clicking sound happens while driving and while hitting any bump on the road. This is definitely very alarming, especially after investigating and finding out that there are a ton of complaints for the same in this 2012 vehicle, as well as earlier models. The conclusion appears to be the steering coupling (a rubber), where there was already a recall for older models but not this 2012 Hyundai Sonata. This is very concerning as my entire family is at risk of a car accident, including two small children. Please investigate and/or have a recall for what should have been fixed already on newer models. This is very urgent.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 25
Failure Date: 02/08/2017

The vehicle is in motion and every single bump or imperfection in the road results in the steering column clicking and rattling. Doesn't matter what u barely go over but it clicks constantly and rattles constantly. There should be a recall on this! it seems to be a very prevalent problem in Hyundai owners of the Sonata.