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Steering Column Problems of Hyundai Sonata - part 1



Hyundai Sonata owners have reported 119 problems related to steering column (under the steering category).

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 1
Failure Date: 06/21/2016

Every time I go over a bump in the road, a rattle comes from the steering column. There is play in the steering wheel when I go to turn the wheel. I had a professional look at this and he tells me the sterring coupler needs to be replaced. This same issue has occurred on many other 2011 through 2014 Sonatas. It is going to cost over $300 to get it fixed. Given the many issues with this part, it appears to be defective. Every time the vehicle is in motion on any street, a rattle comes from the steering column when I go over the smallest bump.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata 2
Failure Date: 06/08/2016

The contact owns a 2015 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 30 mph uphill, the steering column vibrated. The vibration intensified as the vehicle's speed increased. The dealer diagnosed that the vehicle was performing as designed. The failure occurred for approximately six months. The manufacturer sent a regional service supervisor to diagnose the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was invalid. The approximate failure mileage was 2,500.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 3
Failure Date: 06/07/2016

The steering column inside the cab rattles each time I hit a bump or hole in the road. I have 77,000 miles on the vehicle now, but I started to notice a suttle noise about 15,000 miles prior to what is now a major safety conern. Driving into my garage to park the vehicle, I heard a loud snap as I was turning the steering wheel and what sounded like parts falling in the steering column. I pulled forward far enough to close the garage door and there my car sits. Guess I'm lucky I wasn't at 3,000 ft level like I was the day before when the steering decided to break apart. Apparently, after doing some research on my own, the steering coupling is defective and may seperate and leave the driver with no means to steer the vehicle. No recall from Hyundai even though many are having the same issues as noted all over the internet. The Hyundai service center in fresno, CA seems to have marching orders to deny the fact that this issue is much more prevelant than simple wear and tear and are practically ready to fight you if you try to get them to admit it. Don't call the service manager "bro" or he will have the biggest hissy fit about how disrespectful that is. His name is "matt", ok; as though covering up an obvious safety defect that could cost someone their life is just silly childs play! Hyundai, do the "right" thing (ethics 101) and recall the damn thing before people get hurt or killed, if they haven't already.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 4
Failure Date: 04/29/2016

I started noticing while driving and making turns, a knocking sound coming from the steering wheel of my vehicle. Any time I would turn left, right or go over a bump, a large rattle would come from the steering column. I contacted a dealership that indicated this is an extremely common problem with Hyundai Sonata's and that it's due to a faulty steering coupler. They indicated that they replace close to 2 or 3 a week. I find this to be completely disturbing considering a drive my children around in this vehicle yet Hyundai has not issued a recall for a problem them obviously know they have.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 5
Failure Date: 04/18/2016

The steering column began to loosen and eventually had to be replaced because it was no longer safe to drive. I had to replace it at my cost at 67,000 miles.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 6
Failure Date: 03/16/2016

Purchased car on 3/8/2016, the car made noises while turning. Both shaft assembly replaced, parts $749. 70, labor $150. 00. Our daughter was given the car on 3/12/2016, on 3/16/2016 while driving the eps light illuminated, power steering was loss. Hyundai dealership diagnosed and replaced steering column and column assembly, cost $1701. 18. The passenger airbag has come out on two occasions. The dealership in charlottesville, va pushed it back in. On 6/11/2016, passenger airbag came out while driving. (husband pushed it back in, however, I don't feel our daughter and her passengers are safe). On 6/11/2016, while trying to drive the car, put the gear into d and the car moved backwards. Turn the car off and shifted into d(it worked). This according to our daughter, this has occurred on several occasions. Interior lighting has to be manually manipulated to turn them off.


car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 7
Failure Date: 02/22/2016

One day driving, this clicking noise, started to come from steering column every time I made a turn and also when I drove over a slight bump in road. This noise has progressively gotten worse. Now I can hear it all the time when driving. I took car in for other recalls and service manager said this needed to be repaired. Cost of 375. 00! I feel because this has been noted on websites from many upon many of Sonata owners that this particular steering coupler is faulty. Hence, the responsibility lies with the auto maker and not the car owner to absorb the cost of repairs. To make right, this dangerous wrong. Thank you.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 8
Failure Date: 02/19/2016

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that the steering ability seized when the vehicle started. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the steering column had to be replaced. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who confirmed the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was unknown. The approximate failure mileage was 100,500.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 9
Failure Date: 02/16/2016

2011 Sonata experienced steering difficulties: shaking at higher speeds on highway (70 mph), clicking in steering wheel at low speed and simply when turning wheel when car is in park, loose steering ,and, at times, quickly jerking in a direction while at high speeds-steering wheel seemed to lose control. Car was bought used and was serviced under 2010 steering column shaft recall. Hyundai dealership today says its the couplar and that is not included in the recall and offering to split the cost with me. It appears Hyundai is aware of this issue, as the service manager said it was couplar without even speaking with the tech yet. . I'm concerned this is a serious problem among 2011 Sonatas and Hyundai continues to sweep it under the rug while forcing customers to pay out of pocket for something that should have been fixed in 2010.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 10
Failure Date: 02/12/2016

Constant clicking in the steering column whether I am driving or sitting still. While in park, if I turn the steering wheel there is a clicking noise. While driving every bump in the road clicking. On the interstate a very bad vibration and clicking at 60mph. This only started happening after having several recalls completed on 02/05/16. Campaign 132 - complete engine replacement, campaign 122 and 123.


 
car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 11
Failure Date: 02/04/2016

Tl- the contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds their was a clicking nose emitting from the steering wheel and it becomes difficult to keep the steering wheel steady in one position. The contact took the vehicle to the dealership who stated this a common complaint with the vehicle however, there was no recall out with the component, steering. The dealer diagnosed that the steering column needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 128,000. Gl.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2013 Hyundai Sonata 12
Failure Date: 02/01/2016

My steering wheel has started to make this clicking noise when you turn it. As time goes on it is getting worse. I called Hyundai dealer they told me exactly what it was before I gave anymore information because numerous people with my type of vehicle around 50,000-60,000 miles something in the steering column is breaking and it is almost $300 to fix. I do not feel I should have to take what money I have to fix a brand new car. I will wait until Hyundai can fix it, if its there fault. But the question is what happens until then is it going to break on me one day and someones life is in danger????? please help.

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car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 13
Failure Date: 01/28/2016

My car was in the shop to resolve NHTSA campaign numbers 13v113000 and 15v568000 - Hyundai campaign numbers 132 & 136. I was told that - unrelated to the recall issues - a $3. 00 bushing needed to be replaced in the steering column at a replacement cost of about $257. 00. I advised that neither I nor a very frequent passenger in my car had ever heard a clunking noise as described by the service advisor or had noticed any other problem with the steering regardless of speed and/or terrain. Thus, I refused to have the service performed. I then checked out the NHTSA. Gov site and found a huge number of complaints regarding this issue. I then called Hyundai motors and advised that I was not experiencing a problem but clearly a problem was being anticipated. Hyundai motors said they would document my file but put me on hold several times. I am convinced Hyundai motors communicated and conspired with the repair shop and that sabotage is involved because when I later returned to pick up my vehicle, the service advisor demonstrated a distinct sound upon turning the steering wheel - a sound not so subtle that both my frequent passenger and me would have missed it. I told the service advisor I had never heard that sound before but still felt compelled to pay for the repair. Nhtsa should make this an across the board recall and require Hyundai to reimburse owners for the cost of repairs. After all, I was told by a Hyundai service advisor that it is a safety concern.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 14
Failure Date: 01/20/2016

The steering column started to make a noise about a month ago. The noise sounds like something is loose and has gotten worse over time. The car is now pulling to the left. The noise happens when the car is in any gear. Also, the car steering will vibrate sometimes at higher speeds.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 15
Failure Date: 01/15/2016

I took my car in to a Hyundai dealer for campaign #133, 136, 132, and was told that there is a problem with the steering column, it will be $400 to fix. Upon further research, I learned of a old recall in 2010 for this same problem, but only on certain VIN numbers. There are to many complaints for this not to be reopened with all VIN numbers included. Obviously the manufacture continued to make the same mistake on all vehicles.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 16
Failure Date: 01/07/2016

The steering column is loose and "clicks" whenever the steering wheel is placed close to the neutral position, causing a feeling of "loose steering" to the driver. The dealer was called and confirmed this has been a recurring problem for Hyundai cars manufactured in my year, yet they said there was no recall for this problem. It is a definite safety issue which seems to be getting worse, affecting the steering and overall control of the car.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 17
Failure Date: 01/04/2016

When driving, or stopped, and you turn the steering wheel there is a clunking noise and a dead spot in the steering wheel. At highway speeds if you hit that spot on the steering wheel the wheel would start to shake and vibrate as if there was a front end alignment problem. The mileage on the vehicle was 71, 657 when I brought it to the dealer for repair. They informed me that a flexible coupling in the steering column had "worn out" and needed to be replaced. The cost was estimated at $568 which included the cost of the part at $3. 53 and the remainder labor and tax. This is ridiculous that a part in the steering column of a vehicle that was purchased new and is primarily driven on highways wears out at this mileage.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 18
Failure Date: 12/23/2015

Making clicking sounds while turning steering wheel. My has started doing this when I took it for a recall approx 6 months ago. The dealer said that this could be dangerous as steering column could deteriorate and would affect accuracy of steering wheel. This has been an issue with many of Hyundai forums online, specifically with steering coupler and column. Defect in manufacturing when thousands have problems with this.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 19
Failure Date: 12/12/2015

Knocking in steering column when turning or when driving over uneven pavements/roads.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 20
Failure Date: 12/08/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while the vehicle was being serviced, the independent mechanic observed that when the steering wheel was turned, an loud knocking sound was heard. The failure occurred constantly. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the bushings for the steering column had been worn down and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000. Jo.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 21
Failure Date: 12/01/2015

2011 Hyundai Sonata. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle steering column coupler issues. The consumer stated the part was made out of a flimsy piece of plastic that could potentially fail at any time.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 22
Failure Date: 11/12/2015

Play in the steering and rattle in column when going over bumps. Sitting still the steering wheel column makes a clicking noise when turning the wheel. While driving down the road the column makes rattle noise.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 23
Failure Date: 11/02/2015

Had become a frequent occurrence that upon turning the steering wheel whether at high, low or even no speed that you would hear a clicking/clunking noise. This was annoying, but then at high speeds (interstate driving) when braking there began to be an occasional considerable vibrating that went through the steering wheel. I originally thought it might be my rotors causing the vibrating when braking and thought the clicking noise was from a wear in my axle rod which a mechanic had previously mentioned would cause clicking noise when turning (and didn't need immediate care). However when I took my car in for the 132 and 136 recalls the Hyundai service tech immediately knew it was the steering coupler by turning my wheel because he sees it so often. He even had examples pinned up on their board to explain it. He explained the safety risk of not getting it fixed as it could cause shaking of the whole steering column (already was), looseness in the steering making it less responsive to turns, and could even cause the steering wheel not to respond to a sudden turn increasing the risk of a crash. I of course went ahead and had it repaired, since my 3 kids ride in it every day. During my wait in the lobby I googled the issue to see if the $266 I was being charged was reasonable (it was) but I found so many posts about this issue and some people seemed able to have the repair cost covered even when outside of their warranty, so I called Hyundai asking for a refund of the cost. They said since my car had over 60,000 miles they couldn't help me with any compensation. I do have over 100,000 miles on my car, but considering the widespread issue with this part and the safety concern I believe Hyundai should take responsibility. The mechanic had reassured me the replacement part is improved, which also shows Hyundai knows its a problem. (date will be estimate of highway vibrating).

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata 24
Failure Date: 11/01/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Sonata. The contact stated that while turning the steering wheel in either direction the wheels would not immediately turn and the clicking noise was present coming from the steering column. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed or repaired and the manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 139,000. Jft.

car image   Steering Column problem of the 2012 Hyundai Sonata 25
Failure Date: 11/01/2015

Steering column has started making a knocking noise when turning left or right. From what I have read, there are many other individuals with this same problem. I don't have $300 plus to fix this part especially since I purchased the extended warranty. My car has 89000 miles and was purchased new.

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