2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Consumer Review: ERRATIC STEERING PROBLEMS

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe - Consumer Review

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Sport 2.0T 4dr SUV (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Automatic)

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By rockyatv on


2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


We purchased a 2013 Sport 2.0 Turbo Oct 2012 and have only put on 4000 miles since then because of the poor steering.
Picked it up on a Friday night and was back on Saturday,could not drive it on highway and keep it between the lines.
Have had it back 6 times, adjusted the alignment, flashed the computer and even put in a new steering column and still have the problem.
Filed under the Lemon law and have been going through the process for 4 months.
Have to go through the BBB auto line before the state. BBB is funded by the auto industry, just found out our claim was rejected, even after the arbitrator had an expert driver do the report.

Best Features

Auto is beautiful and has all the bells and whistles, if only we could drive it and feel safe.

Worst Features

**GET RID OF THE ELECTRONIC STEERING**. Trying to save energy they now have a electric motor that turns the steering, which runs off the computer and takes into account RPM, imput torque from steering wheel and road speed. Problem is the steeing is so sensitive an 1/8" adjustment on the steering wheel causes the car to dart across the road and when you correct it the car darts the other way. Hyundai knows there is a problem, have even put out a TSB for the computer, but they will not acknowledge it. They blame it on the driver. Check the NHTSB complaints, there was 18 out of 51 with steering related problems when we filed our claim, probably more now. We can't all be wrong.
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