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1998 Hyundai Sonata steering problems

steering problem

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1998 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

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Sep 212001


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I had just exited the highway (70mph), pulle off onto exit ramp. When I came to the stop sign my steering wheel "free spun" and I lost control of the vehicle. The left tire veered to the left and the car spun. If this had happened seconds before we could have been dead. The front end had a slight vibration a bit before but we didn't think much of it. Hyundai claims no responsibility. I have read, online. Of people who own the same make and model who have experienced "vibration" in the front end. I am at this point trying to get some compesation. My wife and two daughters were with me at the time and it really scared them.

- Berrtville, AR, USA

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