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Steering Column Problems of Hyundai Sonata - part 1



Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 182 problems related to steering column (under the steering category).

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

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 2
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.

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

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 4
Failure Date: 01/02/2017

The steering column is making a clicking noise when I drive and or hit bumps, there was a recall #10v457000 oct 2010 for steering gear box shaft not tightened properly and possibly to be replaced- this recall falls under teh production time of my car however I had not purchased the car when teh recall came out so was never notified and now I have the problem and am very concerned that I will have an accident if the sterring column fails- the dealer said they would charge me$800 to replace some part that they have heard of same complaints- Hyundai should cover my car for this recall how do I get that to happen.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 5
Failure Date: 12/28/2016

Brought my 2011 Hyundai Sonata to jackson firestone bryant automotive in jackson, NJ to service brakes. The owner/technician of the service center said he observed a click in the steering when he drove it into the service center garage. He investigated the issue and found the steering column shaft "coupler" was not fastened or tightened as necessary. He warned me (the owner) that it was unsafe to drive the car. He proceeded to fix the breaks and offered to repair the steering issue but suggested I bring it a Hyundai dealership. I brought the Sonata to freehold, NJ Hyundai dealership where they confirmed the problem with the steering. I had the steering fixed at freehold Hyundai and was charged $390. 00.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 6
Failure Date: 12/07/2016

My steering wheel has a clicking noise as I turn the wheel which is very annoying. I went to the Hyundai dealership and they said it is a steering column couper that is worn down. The dealership is in process of seeing if Hyundai will replace the small device. It should be a recall since hundreds or thousands of people have this complaint. So far, I caught it early and it does not shake yet like some.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 7
Failure Date: 12/06/2016

While driving down the road, whether it be on the highway or city streets, the steering wheel sticks at the center position and it needs to be tugged on to get it to move. It started out not that noticeable but as time has passed it has gotten worse. Because of this problem of the steering wheel sticking the car swerves quite a bit while driving. I was told by the Hyundai dealership that it was the steering column that needs to be replaced and it will continue to worsen if not repaired. This item is not covered under the extended warranty and I can't see how it cannot be a danger to drive the car in this state.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 8
Failure Date: 12/02/2016

The coupling has worn down resulting in a horrible clunking sound and feel when driving. I am scared my steering column will fall apart every time I go over a bump. . . . That or my wheels will fall off. $400 bucks to fix. I've read it's happening to yhsibmake and model and tear all over the place. . . Why did Hyundai use plastic couplings? Hyundai. . . You need to recall this.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 9
Failure Date: 11/27/2016

At various speeds, when turning the steering wheel, a loud knocking sound can be heard. On the highway, the steering column will shake if the vehicle reaches high speeds. This has been an ongoing issue.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 10
Failure Date: 11/23/2016

Car stalled and engine shut down while trying to cross over a 4 lane highway came within 5 feet of a major collision with 2 approaching vehicles there is also another issue with the steering column. Hyundai chose to use a plastic bushing in the steering column that has completely failed at 65000 miles. The dealerships, 2 separate ones, state that this is not covered by the multiple other recalls with the steering. The bushing is hard plastic, about the size of a nickel and costs 2. 00 at the dealership. But they want 300. 00 labor to install it.


 
car image   Steering Column problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 11
Failure Date: 11/18/2016

The steering column has become very loosened. When driving at a high rate of speed, the steering column will pop and jerk in the opposite direction, and sometimes cause my car to steer in the opposite direction. I have learned that the manufacturing could have been either improperly assembled or insufficiently tightened on certain vehicles. This manufacturing defect could suddenly cause me to lose the ability to steer my vehicle, possibly resulting in an automobile accident with a potential for property damage, injury and death. Hyundai (homer skelton, olive branch, ms) is refusing to repair the steering column. I have been told that I will have to pay $305. 00. I just purchased this vehicle from their dealership in Feb. 2016. The driver¿s side brake light housing unit has a defect, which caused it to melt and the blow the bulb. The bulb is hard to remove because the plastic assembly has melted to the bulb. I have been told by a certified mechanic that this is very dangerous and can even cause a fire. I have been told by Hyundai (homer skelton, olive branch, ms), that they will have to replace the entire light fixture, just to replace this blown bulb. The cost will be $253. 00. If Hyundai has had some of the same known problems with the 2011 Sonata, someone should hold them accountable to recall the 2012 Sonata and take a look at the same issues, before these defects cause someone and/or their family their lives.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 12
Failure Date: 11/17/2016

I own Sonata 2012 GLS with current mileage approx. 41000. I get some noise every time I turn the car left or right. When I inquired to the dealer to get it fixed, they said it was a coupling on the steering column and which seems to be common with Sonatas manufactured between 2011-13. I have to pay few hundreds to get this fixed before winter approaches else it will get worse. If this is common in Sonatas, why Hyundai hasn't recalled them yet. I do not think any other car, which is under 45000 miles experiencing this kind of problem. I am very much upset with Hyundai.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 13
Failure Date: 11/11/2016

When I start driving over 60 mph, the steering wheel and column starts shaking violently, as well as when I apply the brakes or go over rough/patchy road. It feels as though the steering will fall off. Car only has 82,000 miles on it. When I took it to the dealer to get it fixed, they said it was a coupling on the steering column, and they told me it was a wear and tear item. That is ridiculous, because I have had several vehicles over years, some with over 200,000 miles on them and have never experienced this. I had to bite the bullet and pay the price to get it fixed because of how dangerous it felt driving, as if at any moment I could have lost control, causing an accident. The dealer told me this is a common problem with the Sonatas, but yet Hyundai hasn't recalled them, but did go on to replace them in the newer models, as if leaving owners of the pre-2013 styles to their own devices. Not to mention, countless other problems we have had with the this particular Sonata, such as the starer going out with less than 20,000 miles on it, the constant locking of the steering wheel (to which I am afraid it will do while driving), and the radio going out with less than 30,000 miles on it. I have never been so disappointed with a company in my life.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 14
Failure Date: 11/10/2016

I have taken my car into Hyundai 3 times for the same repair on the steering column. I have clicking and chunking in the steering wheel and now my key will not release. I was told this time by Hyundai that it would cost me 150. 00 for diagnostic and thousands if it isnt a related issue. This car is a lemon, and im stuck with it.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 15
Failure Date: 11/02/2016

The steering column is shaking if you hit a bump . Cruise control and the horn does not work now.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 16
Failure Date: 10/28/2016

Failure of the steering column flexible coupling. - I was driving on the highway when this occurred- this caused my car to lose driving control - I had knocking sound in the steering wheel and it was very difficult to control the driving. The part is a small rubber coupling that is located inside of the power steering assist motor. The part appears to be the manufacturer default (it was made of soft rubber) - Hyundai has developed a new replacement part that is made of a harder rubber the new part # 56315-2k000-fff. Everyone that has a Hyundai Sonata 2011 should have this flexible coupling replaced to prevent losing control of the automobile. At a minimum car owner should be notified of the possibility of this happening when driving. This does not appear to be in normal routine maintenance issue.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 17
Failure Date: 10/24/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the steering column was improperly assembled. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic who diagnosed that the steering column needed to be re-assembled. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10v457000 (steering), although the contact experienced the same failure listed in the recall. The failure mileage was 110,000.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 18
Failure Date: 10/18/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. While driving 30 mph, a grinding metal noise could be heard coming from the steering column. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the flex coupling needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The failure mileage was 91,430.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 19
Failure Date: 10/18/2016

There is a clicking and ratteling in the steering column when turning (or when going over a bump). And there is a slight grip or pull from the column onto the steering wheel at certain degrees of its rotation. Definitely a potential safety issue. I believe it originates with the steering coupler. Online search reveals this is a widespread issue with the model, however there has been no recall.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 20
Failure Date: 10/17/2016

Steering wheel makes loud clicking sounds when turned or when the vehicle goes over a bump or down a hill. I took the vehicle to a Hyundai dealership for service today and was told that this is a common problem with the mechanics of the steering column.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 21
Failure Date: 10/11/2016

The steering column coupler is clanking and needs to be replaced per Hyundai dealer's service department.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 22
Failure Date: 10/10/2016

The steering column seems loose and every time I run over a bump whether small or big there is a rattle that seems to come from the steering column section. And it seems to be getting worse. It is actually described in a recall from 10/2010. Something is loose in there. I have seen that it's more recent to in the complaints. Can the closed recall be reopened?.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 23
Failure Date: 10/08/2016

Clunking sound caused by the steering column coupler when turning or going over bumps on a city street. Steering is wiggling itself and loose.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 24
Failure Date: 10/07/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving 2 mph, the steering column made a loud clunking noise. At 40 mph, the contact stated that it was difficult to turn the steering wheel and that the vehicle jerked to the right of the road. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 105,000.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 25
Failure Date: 10/01/2016

My 2011 Hyundai Sonata recently began having play in the steering column. It has 91,853 miles on it now but started about 1,500 miles ago. When you turn the steering wheel there is movement before the actual wheel assembly is engaged. I am concerned that it may get worse or even fail. Although there are recalls for this model car my VIN is not included at this time.