hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
80,890 miles

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2006 Hyundai Sonata steering problems

steering problem

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2006 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Aug 192011

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 79,000 miles


While driving my 2006 Hyundai Sonata V6 the battery light came on and the steering wheel malfunctioned ( the steering wheel locked). This happen when my son was driving as well. This is not the first Hyundai Sonata that this incident has happen. I have checked a Hyundai forumwebsite only to discover that this is not unusual with Hyundai. However, I was fortune, I was strong enough to manage the car off the to the sideof the road.

- Upper Marlboro, MD, USA

problem #3

Oct 202010


  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. While driving approximately 10 mph she attempted to make a turn but the steering wheel was very stiff. The vehicle was driven onto the emergency lane and towed home. She was advised by an independent mechanic that a part within the steering mechanism fell off of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where it was repaired. The failure and current mileages were 106,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Claremore, OK, USA

problem #2

Nov 252006

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1 miles
This complaint applies to a 2007 Hyundai Sonata limited (no option for 2007 was available in drop down menu) (issue 1) at or around the initial few days after taking delivery I began to notice abrupt vibration and shaking coming from the steering wheel; substantial enough to feel in the seat. Vehicle was taken back to dealership on 3 separate occasions to remedy the problem but they reported that they were unable to duplicate the problem and reported the vehicle to be in manufacturer specification. Nonetheless, dealer attempted wheel balance and radial force balance as a "good will gesture." Problem is now more articulated and the issue remains unresolved. (issue 2) engine emits a rattle noise similar to lifter clatter upon start and continues throughout operation; particularly in colder weather. Timing chain tensioner was replaced and one noise was resolved but the continual nature of the lifter clatter remains. Dealership and Hyundai representative reported that they were unable to duplicate the problem and the issue remains unresolved. (issue 3) fuel sloshing coming from the fuel tank. Manufacturer and dealer claims this to be normal and not a safety risk. Sound is more pronounced at or around 3/4 tank. Brought this to the attention of the dealer and the manufacturer directly and remains unresolved.

- North Brunswick, NJ, USA

problem #1

Aug 022005

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The contact states that the vehicle over steers very badly. He states that if one barely turns the steering wheel it will lunge into that direction. Has to constantly correct the steering of the vehicle in the direction consumer wants it to go. The vehicle was taken to the dealership twice, and they told him that nothing was wrong with the vehicle. He contacted the manufacturer, and he wanted them to buy the vehicle back because he did not feel that his wife was safe while driving the vehicle. The manufacturer was going to consider a buy back of the vehicle. The air pressure to the vehicle was to be 30, but it was 45. This was to have been done at prior to delivery inspection. This problem gets worse while driving in the rain.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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