The Problem: Damage to the electric power steering circuit board can cause a loss of power steering assist.
Accidents/Injuries: None reported.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the EPS control unit.
If you own one: Hyundai will start the recall May 30. Contact Hyundai customer service for more details. If the power steering does fail, the vehicle will still be steerable but it will require additional effort.
Report Receipt Date: APR 05, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V190000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 173,000
All Products Associated with this Recall
Vehicle Make Model Model Year(s)
HYUNDAI SONATA 2011
Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor America
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2011 Sonata vehicles manufactured December 11, 2009, to October 31, 2010. In the affected vehicles, the Electronic Power Steering (EPS) circuit board may be damaged and result in a loss of power steering assist.
With a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required, especially at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EPS control unit, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 30, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9640. Hyundai's number for this recall is 143.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.