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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,250 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid steering problems

steering problem

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2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 022016

Sonata Hybrid

  • 52,000 miles


A loud rattle started sounding in the steering column when going over even small bumps. The steering wheel had excessive "play" in it. The dealer replaced the "steering column flexible coupling" free of charge. I saw a similar complaint on this issue and feel there should be a notice (recall?) about this since it could be a serious safety issue.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #1

Jul 222015

Sonata Hybrid

  • 66,500 miles
We took the vehicle to the dealership for service and when it was returned to us, we were notified that the steering coupler was defective and it would be $250 +taxes and fees to replace. There is a tsb and after investigation of same on the internet there have been several occurrences of failure of this part and it is a safety related part and failure could result in injury or death. I feel that a recall of this part should be considered.

- Moncks Corner , SC, USA

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