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2011 Hyundai Sonata being recalled for power steering failure

Hyundai is recalling the 2011 Sonata for potential power steering failure, but there aren't any reported accidents or injuries.

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Hyundai recalls 305k Sonatas for brake lights that stay on

Hyundai will recall 304,900 examples of the 2011-2012 Sonata because their brake lights might not shut off.

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Hyundai recalls 883k Sonatas over detaching shift cable

There are plenty of things that can go wrong in a car, some more vital than others. Automakers try their best to make sure they don't, but things slip through, like the shift cables on the Hyundai Sonata.

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Sonata, Elantra driving down Hyundai quality scores

Hyundai was the butt of many jokes in the auto industry when it first entered the US market, but since then, it has forged ahead and built cars that stand with the best in their respective segments. The 2011 Sonata and 2011 Elantra were seen as the apotheosis of the brand's forward progress when they were introduced, but falling J.D. Power and Associates Dependability Study results may actually cause them to hurt the company's hard-earned reputation.

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Hyundai to petition NHTSA over 2011-2012 Sonata Hybrid seatbelt recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a safety recall of the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, but this campaign comes with a twist. NHTSA announced on its website that Sonata Hybrid models produced between December 2, 2010 and March 7, 2012 are being recalled due to a seatbelt issue. NHTSA announced that the rear center belt, which incorporates a release mechanism that detaches both the lap and shoulder portion at the lower anchor point, doesn't meet safety standards.

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Hyundai to petition NHTSA over 2011-2012 Sonata Hybrid seatbelt recall

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a safety recall of the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, but this campaign comes with a twist. NHTSA announced on its website that Sonata Hybrid models produced between December 2, 2010 and March 7, 2012 are being recalled due to a seatbelt issue. NHTSA announced that the rear center belt, which incorporates a release mechanism that detaches both the lap and shoulder portion at the lower anchor point, doesn't meet safety standards.

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Hyundai issuing TSB for Sonata steering issues

Hyundai is reportedly working up a customer service campaign regarding steering issues with certain Sonata models. The Korean automaker told Consumer Reports that the campaign is for sedans equipped with 18-inch wheels, built between September 2010 and May 2011.

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Toyota NA chairman Inaba calls Hyundai Sonata "honorable contender"

When does a mid-size sedan become a top-notch competitor to the Toyota Camry? The answer is apparently whenever said competitor begins stealing market share from America's top-selling sedan.

Hyundai Sonata, Kia Sportage win International Car and Truck of the Year Awards

The International Car and Truck of the Year award is determined by 12 judges and handed out at the Detroit Auto Show. Established in 1996, the award is given to "the most emotionally compelling international car and truck for the new model year." The latest recipients of the award are the 2011 Hyundai Sonata and 2011 Kia Sportage.

Hyundai Sonata edges Volt in Autoblog's informal Car of the Year poll

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Korean War: Inside Line pits Hyundai Sonata against Kia Optima [w/poll]

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Hyundai Sonata 2.0T configurator hits the interwebs

Time to get your creative caps and color swatches out, because it's configurator time again. Next up is the Hyundai Sonata 2.0T, the sedan that continues to show a ton of strengths and few weaknesses.

2011 Hyundai Sonata Turbo priced at $24,145

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Report: Hyundai Sonata overtakes Nissan Altima for third in mid-size segment

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Report: NHTSA investigating steering issues on 2011 Hyundai Sonata

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Friends with Benefits: Hyundai shifts Santa Fe production to Kia plant to build more Sonatas

Straight from HQ at The Department of the Obvious, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata is selling as quickly as Miley Cyrus tickets before Cyrus lost the plot. That's got Hyundai Motor America shuffling production plans around in order to build enough Sonatas in the U.S., instead of getting them from South Korea.

Hyundai pledges to average minimum 50 MPG CAFE standards by 2025

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Hyundai: Sonata 2.0 Turbo hits 60 in 6.5 seconds, returns 34 mpg highway

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