139,500 Hyundai Sonatas Recalled

Hyundai recalled 139,500 model year 2011 Sonatas this Sunday because of a steering issue. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NTHSA) said that on some of the cars, the steering column intermediate shaft universal joint connections were not put together correctly, or were too loose, which could make the car hard or impossible to steer.

The recall affects Sonatas made between Dec 11, 2009 and Sep 10, 2010.

Starting in October, you can take your Sonata into your dealer and they will check out the steering column, and update your power steering software, for free. For more info, call Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Previously, this same model was recalled for a problem with the door latch.

NHTSA Campaign ID number : 10V426000 [NHTSA]
Recall: 2011 Hyundai Sonata–steering column problem [Consumer Reports Cars Blog]

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