pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
97,500 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. replace coupling (1 reports)
2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid steering problems

steering problem

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2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 152018

Sonata Hybrid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,500 miles


I've found a lot of information about this same issue across the Web. I agree that this should be a recall issue for Hyundai. I have owned several cars and driven more than one far past 100,000 miles with no steering issues. (GMC, Ford, Honda, Nissan) Hyundai should replace this coupling with a higher quality rubber. There is a recall involving the airbag and seat belt tensioners. While your in there... replace the damn coupling!

- David A., Lewisburg, US

problem #3

Jun 012018

Sonata Hybrid

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles

I thought the rattling I was hearing was from the wheel. My mechanic checked it out yesterday and advised it was the steering column that was rattling.

- Yolanda T., Jacksonville, FL, US

problem #2

Aug 132016

Sonata Hybrid Premium

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles

Steering wheel is clanking and rattling a lot. It's very loud and clanks with every slight turn of the steering wheel and even worse when I hit a bump in the road.

- tluu, Lakewood, CA, US

problem #1

Aug 252016

Sonata Hybrid V4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,400 miles

there is a clunk in my stering wheel and a rattle

Apparently the coupler in the steering column is an issue with the 2012 Hyundai Sonata according to Hyundai service. I would certainly think that if Hyundai knows this is a problem they would have an extended warranty or recall for this coupler replacement.

- Lynn P., St. Petersburg, FL, US

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