2012 Hyundai SONATA Steering Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2012 Hyundai SONATA Steering Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1309922
 Internal NHTSA #10896841
 ManufacurerHyundai Motor America
 BrandHYUNDAI
 ModelSONATA
 Model Year2012
 File date11/06/16
 ComponentSTEERING
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemStarted hearing a knocking noise in the steering column while turning. The steering wheel literally feels like it is going to fall off in my lap. It has progressively gotten worse quite rapidly to the point where it does it as i drive down the road normally around 65 mph or faster. It also seems like the car will walk all over the road while it is making this noise. The steering wheel also has slack and makes a knocking noise while stationary if you move it back and forth. I initially thought my tie rods had already worn out on the vehicle. I took it in to have the tie rods replaced to find out it is in my steering column. It seems as if a box in the steering column is loose or bad and i have been told i am going to lose the steering shaft if it doesn't get fixed. It is also believed that my airbag light has come on due to this same issue. It has caused a sensor in the steering wheel to go out. I called the dealer to see if there is any kind of recall for the steering on my car and they say they do not have anything. But they knew exactly what i was talking about and said that my steering coupler most likely needs to be replaced. It is going to set me back at least $350. Since this seems to be a major safety issue and a known issue, i ask why there isnt a recall and just got told he doesnt know. I was reading that there is this same issue in the 2011 sonatas. My car is a 2012 but was actually manufactured in dec 2011 but they still wont do anything about it.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure127000
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateBEAUMONT, TX
VIN pattern 5NPEC4AC0CHXXXXXX
 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 speed0
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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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