The problem? A potentially defective power steering system.
Hyundai is recalling 173,000 examples of the 2011 Sonata sedan in the United States. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, these Sonatas might have a broken circuit board, and it can cause the power steering system to fail. Yikes.
The recall covers 2011 model year Sonatas built before October 2010. Production started in December 2009, but by March 2015, Hyundai received enough warranty claims related to a loss of power steering that it caused the company to investigate. Earlier this year, Hyundai discovered that cars made before October 2010 were fitted with circuit boards that had a substandard protective covering, hence the potential for damage.
Good thing is, no one’s been hurt. Reuters says NHTSA is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to this issue.
Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration via Reuters