Hyundai Recall: Sonata 2011 Problems Highlighted Months Ago

By Peter Chubb - Sep 26, 2010

Earlier today we reported to you yet another recall, this time involving the 2011 Hyundai Sonata. If this was not frustrating enough for owners, then the fact that these problems with the steering were highlighted months ago will just add salt to the wounds.

The recall affects about 140,000 Sonata models, which in fact is the Korean carmakers best selling model, so getting the issue fixed will be a high priority. According to one owner who had only had the car for a few weeks, he found that the car was pulling to one side, which he then had to take back to the dealer.

After an inspection they found that the wheels needed a re-alignment. However, after just one more week the car was back in again with the same issue. Instead of having the vehicle for three days like the first time, they kept the vehicle in for two weeks.

This incident was written on the Hyundai Forum back in April, and they could never solve the issue. It has taken the carmaker months to recognize this as a series issue, and hopefully the recall will be able to fix the steering issue for not only the owner above, but the other 140,000 or so owners as well.

Have you been affected by this 2011 Hyundai Sonata recall?

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  • mike dacosta

    Had a Hundai with a steering problem. Couldn't keep it aligned, finally found out that the spotwelds that held the front subframe to the body had failed allowing the subframe to move around. Hundai took the car back on the spot, apparently they didn't want this out.

  • Mark Gallard

    I have a 2010 Genesis Coupe. I've noticed that the steering seems to favour going right on my car as well. Could the problem be also in this model? Do they have a similar steering mechanism? This might bear looking into. My email address is