definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid steering problems

steering problem

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2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 012016

Sonata Hybrid

  • 18,500 miles


Steering is very "loose" and makes alarming clunking sounds on turns or at speeds above 60mph

- Kihei, HI, USA

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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