Hyundai is recalling the new Sonatas


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The recall of the new 2011 Hyundai Sonata is official, which is reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). As much as about 139,500 new 2011 Hyundai Sonata will be recalled due to a wheel steering problem.

According to the NHTSA’s report, it states, “the steering column intermediate shaft universal joint connections may have been either improperly assembled or insufficiently tightened.” The consequence could be “a complete separation or compromised attachment of the connections, such that the driver could experience a loss of, or reduction in, steering capability increasing the risk of a crash.”

2011 Hyundai Sonata sedans that were built between December 11, 2009 and September 10, 2010 are affected by this recall. Customers should receive letters from Hyundai dealers by the beginning of this October to bring their vehicles in for inspection and repair. The fix will be an inspection of the steering wheel column and re-torque of the steering wheel column assembly, and also an update of the steering software.

Owners of the 2011 Hyundai Sonata can contact the Hyundai Customer Assistance Center at 1-800-633-5151 to make sure if their vehicles are affected by this recall. The NHTSA vehicle safety hotline is also available at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

Source NHTSA