Hyundai Sonata Recalled for Steering Defect

Jill Baughman

Hyundai recallDid you buy a brand-new 2011 Hyundai Sonata recently? You know, the one getting all the good reviews?

Well, if you're paranoid about the crazies on the road now, you may want to pull over and walk your kids to school.

Hyundai is recalling 139,500 of their 2011 Sonata sedans due to a manufacturing defect that could cause the driver to lose control of the steering.

Kind of scary, as, you know, steering is rather important when it comes to driving your car.

The recall affects new Sonatas built between December 11, 2009 and September 10, 2010. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said some of the connections in the steering column were either not assembled correctly or too loose.

Autoblog reports: “Dealers should begin sending out recall notices in October. They will inspect and re-torque the assembly, and update the steering software too, at no charge.”

The problem is such that the wheel could actually separate from the steering column. Imagine if you were driving in your car with your kids listening to this on a radio. And you were in a 2011 Sonata. Or you just drove by a 2011 Sonata.

Other than quickly developing a teleportation device or hopping into your private jet, contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151 to see if you have one of the recalled cars. You can also try the NHTSA’s hot line at 1-888-327-4236.

And to be on the even safer side, head to your local dealer so they can check it out for you.

Luckily, no accidents have been reported, and this is a preventative measure.

But if you could invent that teleportation device in the meantime, I'm sure it'd be greatly appreciated by many people who were affected by the numerous amounts of automobile recalls in the past year. Sounds a lot safer to me.

And if you were also one of the parents who were unknowingly feeding their baby beetle parts and larvae using Similac formula, which was just recalled this past week as well, feel free to have a drink on me.

Do you have a new Sonata? What do you think of all these car recalls?


Image via Hyundai

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