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Steering Column Problems of Hyundai Sonata - part 1



Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 43 problems related to steering column (under the steering category).

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 1
Failure Date: 10/17/2014

Steering column bushing becomes frayed and chips/breaks cause loud popping/clunking noise going over uneven payment and loose steering conditions. I am told this would ultimately cause failed steering ability. Many reports of exactly same issue are being posted on Hyundai forums.

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Failure Date: 10/04/2014

I have noticed a click or slight knock coming from the steering when turning wheel left or right at low speeds, especially when parking. Over uneven sufaces there is shaking or shutter in the steering column also. These conditions seem to be worsening. I will be scheduling for service.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 3
Failure Date: 09/29/2014

The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 5 mph, the contact heard a clicking sound coming from the steering column. The vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 14v434000 (transmission), but the failure recurred. The dealer stated that both front axles fractured and caused all four tires to be worn prematurely. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The approximate failure mileage was 18,000.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 4
Failure Date: 09/08/2014

The steering wheel feels like there is significant backlash when moving it from left to right (especially at low speeds). This is also associated with a clicking sound. In addition, when hitting a bump in the road, it sounds like something has come loose in the steering column. I am taking the vehicle in for service on October 16 to investigate.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 5
Failure Date: 08/15/2014

I brought my 2011 Sonata into the local dealership for an oil change. The service associate explained that my steering column would need to be replaced as it was making a clunking noise when turned left or right. I inquired as to what would cause this and they did not know. They wrote up an estimate to have the steering wheel and column replaced. They instructed me to get this repaired as quickly as possible as this was a safety hazard. If this is indeed a safety problem I think that Hyundai needs to recall these models and fix them.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 6
Failure Date: 08/12/2014

The steering column feels as though it will fall off any moment and the noise is clunking and rattles terribly when going over bumps or any slight moment. This is a huge safety issue and could cause a fatality.


car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 7
Failure Date: 07/28/2014

Steering column began making noise when turning either direction. There was looseness in the column that progressively bacame more pronounced over time. On September 4, 2014,I contacted the local Hyundai service center by phone and was told that my VIN was not covered in the published steering column-related recall for the 2011 Sonata.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 8
Failure Date: 07/21/2014

Loose steering column shaft detected by clunking when turning or going over small bumps. Notified that there is an existing recall for this issue on vehicles manufactured between 11 Dec 2009 and 10 Sep 2010. This vehicle was manufactured 12 oct 2010.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 9
Failure Date: 07/01/2014

The vehicle was making a clicking noise every time the car is steering in either direction. It's even worst if it is drive in an uneven terrain. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection where it was diagnosed that the steering wheel column needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired because it was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 10v457000 or #10v426000. For both campaigns, the last date of manufacturing is 09/10/2010 and my vehicle was manufactured on 10/18/2010. In addition, buttons on the right side of the steering wheel are not working. The approximate failure mileage was 87,000.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 10
Failure Date: 06/03/2014

Steering rattle over bumps and washboard type surfaces. Vehicle sounds like a steering component inside the steering column is broken. Hyundai acknowledges there is a problem but refuses to cover repairs under factory or aftermarket warranty which they also sold me.


 
car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 11
Failure Date: 05/25/2014

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the steering column shook and made a rattling noise. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 15,300 and the current mileage was 15,900. Updated 8/28/cn.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2014 Hyundai Sonata 12
Failure Date: 05/21/2014

The contact owns a 2014 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated while driving approximately 35 mph, the steering wheel seized and excessive force on the steering wheel was required. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The mechanic stated that the steering column needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 5,851.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 13
Failure Date: 05/15/2014

The steering wheel rattles anytime it goes over any bums, dips, center dividers or any inperfection on the road. There is a recall till September 10th, 2011. . . My vehicle is less than 20 days from the recall date and has the same identical issue. The recall is still affecting other vehicles close to the September 10 the, 2010. I truly need help for this, I am a single mother with no child support from the father, I can't afford to fix this issue. I am under stress everyday for the safety of my vehicle. Please, I am begging for help and would appreciate if you can investigate how close in time the make of my vehicle is to the recall date. There must be a connection to this recall, considering the fact that my vehicle was produced within 20 days of this recall pertaining to replacement of the steering wheel column; universal joint shaft. Please help me, I am pleading for help. I appreciate you taking time to read this and would truly appreciate all you assistance for the safety of my child and myself.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 14
Failure Date: 05/12/2014

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated while driving there was a popping sound in the steering column and the vehicle veered to the left. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 65,000.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 15
Failure Date: 05/01/2014

Starting may 2014, the steering column on my 2011 Sonata started making clicking noise when it was turned left or right. The noise is getting louder over time. Right before the clicking sound, I could feel the steering was losing traction . . . Like it was detached. This happens whenever I turned the steering wheel right or left like making turns. I took it to a Hyundai dealer for the steering column problem; and I was told the 2011 steering column recall work had been performed on my vehicle in 2011. The dealer informed me the steering column needed to be replaced and the cost would be my responsibility. My Sonata has about 76k miles. Based on my internet searches, there appears to be many complaints about 2011 Sonata steering column problem. This needs to be addressed by Hyundai before real serious accidents occur.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 16
Failure Date: 02/03/2014

Steering column makes clunk/rattle noise driving down rough road, bumps, and small potholes at high and low speed, it more noticeable at low speed. While at standing it makes no noise.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 17
Failure Date: 01/09/2014

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the steering wheel would begin to shake. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the bushing in the steering column needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 18
Failure Date: 12/31/2013

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that when driving above 50 mph, the vehicle would violently shake. The contact had the vehicle diagnosed by an independent mechanic, who indicated the steering column was defective. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 100,034.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2009 Hyundai Sonata 19
Failure Date: 11/25/2013

Driving car and pulled in parking space, put in reverse to turn around and steering column was totally disconnected. The steering wheel just went round and round and I had absolutely no control of the car. Had I not been in a parking lot it could have been a fetal crash in the 8 am work traffic. I find on the consumer report web site that this has happened to others as well. However my dealer charged me for all the repairs and a towing fee. I have no faith in this car anymore.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 20
Failure Date: 10/04/2013

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated stated that while turning at various speeds, he heard a knocking sound. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where who stated the steering column needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 10v457000 (steering). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 64,000.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 21
Failure Date: 09/27/2013

While driving at approximately 10mph I heard a rattle from the front of the car. I suspected it was suspension related but then noticed there was some play in the steering. Turning the steering wheel left and right just slightly causes the sound to occur. On the NHTSA website I found there was a recall for steering issues for my year and model car. I took it to key Hyundai in jacksonville and they verified the steering column and intermediate shaft were the source. My car is not included in the recall even though it has the exact issue. The dealer wants $1310. 75 to repair my 2 year old car.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 22
Failure Date: 09/16/2013

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS. The contact stated that while attempting to make a left or right turn, the steering column would make a loud clucking noise. In addition, the vehicle had become rough to maneuver. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the mechanic stated that the steering column was not working properly. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 15,142.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 23
Failure Date: 09/15/2013

My car was just serviced for excessive noise occurring when I would make turns as if the car could not grip the road. I brought the car to the deal as was told the alignment must be off, only to find that there was a recall that I was never told of. The dealer replaced the lower control arms on the car and a new alignment part their "tp3 recall" but when driving home the car did not make noises when making the turns on the on/off ramps but rather when driving straight and/or when changing lanes. Dealer due to being a Sunday and service department being closed as me to call them back. This will be the 3rd time I have had to bring the car in for the same issue with each time the steering column being loose and a natural pull to the driver side.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 24
Failure Date: 08/01/2012

With car running looseness in steering column. There is TSB on it but if out of warranty customer is responsible.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 25
Failure Date: 10/14/2011

While driving 65 mph on a state highway during rush hour with the cruise control on, the steering wheel/car suddenly starting shaking extremely violently and it was all I could do to maintain control long enough to pull over and stop/inspect the vehicle. It was remarkable an accident did not occur and if my child, a new driver, had been behind the wheel, I am certain an accident would have occurred. The electric power steering (eps) and electronic stability control (esc) warning lights came on and power steering no longer worked. The sensation I experienced was very much like that described in NHTSA campaign id no. 10v426000. I took the car to the dealership and they ultimately concluded that the problem was a brake switch which caused power steering to stop working. The dealership replaced the brake switch, concluding that my 2011 Hyundai Sonata, manufactured on 3/11/11, was not subject to the recall involving steering column intermediate shaft universal joint connections. I am currently driving the car, although I do so reluctantly, particularly with family members in the vehicle. While I do not know if these situations are related, on 9/11/11 my car had to be towed to the dealership because the starter would not recognize the brake was depressed. At that time a brake light switch was replaced. I have been in contact with Hyundai consumer affairs and the dealership's service manager, but remain concerned about my vehicle and this situation happening to other drivers who may not be as lucky as I was. I remain hopeful Hyundai will be aggressive and proactive in this process, but it scared and concerned me enough I felt it was necessary to pursue this situation with a regulatory body.