2011 Hyundai Sonata Recalled for Loss of Power Steering Assist | Edmunds

2011 Hyundai Sonata Recalled for Loss of Power Steering Assist


WASHINGTON Hyundai Motor America is recalling 173,000 2011 Hyundai Sonata midsize sedans for a loss of power steering assist, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

"The Electronic Power Steering circuit board may be damaged and result in a loss of power steering assist," said NHTSA in its recall summary. "With a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required, especially at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a crash."

No accidents or injuries are linked to the recall, Hyundai told federal safety regulators.

In the event of a malfunction in the EPS circuitry, the car will revert to a manual steering model.

The affected Sonata sedans were built from December 11, 2009 to October 31, 2010.

Hyundai dealers will replace the EPS control unit. The recall is expected to begin on May 30. Owners can contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9640.

Edmunds says: Hyundai dealers are waiting for parts in this recall. Owners should wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment.

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