2012 Hyundai SONATA Electronic Stability Control Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2012 Hyundai SONATA Electronic Stability Control Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1308183
 Internal NHTSA #10895330
 ManufacurerHyundai Motor America
 BrandHYUNDAI
 ModelSONATA
 Model Year2012
 File date06/08/16
 ComponentELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemLast week, my power steering suddenly stopped working while driving on a city street making it very difficult to maneuver. The eps dashboard trouble light as well as the airbag and esc lamps all illuminated at the same time. Thankfully, there was light traffic at the time so was able to pull off to the side to regain my composure. Using extreme caution, i drove the next few miles back home carefully avoiding any sudden situations where i was forced to make sharp turns. I had an extremely hard time steering. Yesterday, i took the veh into the local dealership. After a couple of hours, they said the steering column had to be replaced and that somehow it was also causing all the other unrelated trouble lamps to light at the same time!. Approx. $1200 repair cost. The veh is 2012 with 82,000 miles. I asked if it was covered by the 100k mile warranty. They said no. After only 4 years of owning this car, i can't believe the steering column broke. I never heard of that before. I went on-line and noticed that 2011 sonata's had a similar problem the year prior and as a result, there was a national recall to rectify the problem by replacing faulty equipment. I can't help but think that perhaps the same faulty equipment was perhaps installed in some of the 2012's also.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure82000
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateHESPERIA, CA
VIN pattern 5NPEB4AC4CHXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase07/07/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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 Vehicle speed35
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 Date of manufacture
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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