Last post on Nov 27, 2013 at 1:27 PM
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#52 of 61 Re: Thread Technically Incorrect [ni55]
Sep 20, 2013 (11:04 am)
IT's not the EPS. It's the default mode that they have it programmed to. You need to request that they change the steering to Sport mode.
#53 of 61 Re: Thread Technically Incorrect [joto1000]
Sep 20, 2013 (12:19 pm)
I went to the dealer and they said that they never heard of changing mode....
#54 of 61 Re: Thread Technically Incorrect [ni55]
Sep 20, 2013 (2:15 pm)
Yes, it could be done easily. See my post #48.
#55 of 61 Re: Thread Technically Incorrect [ni55]
Oct 11, 2013 (8:55 am)
It's confirmed. The engineers are including a steering mode selector on the 2014 models.
Driver Selectable Steering ModeEverybody has a different take on steering feel. Itâ€™s one of the most personal driver preferences out there. Some want more steering effort, others less. Well, with the Driver Selectable Steering Mode (DSSM) standard on every Sonata, now you get to choose. Select from three modes: Normal, Comfort or Sport by simply touching a button on the steering wheel.
#56 of 61 Re: Not a fix [platinumtech13]
Oct 27, 2013 (8:43 am)
Thank you VERY much for posting on this board. I'm an engineer who wants to truly know what does what. Your post is the ONLY one that helps. I noticed that my wife's new Hyundai Sonata basically lacks the center slop that we're all used to. So, when going from my truck or 2003 camry to the Sonata, I feel like I always have to be correcting the steering. My daughter, who drives the Sonata all the time, says the opposite when she gets into my truck; she complains of the 'dead zone' in the center. But, getting to your point; are you saying that the Sport setting simulates more of the 'center slop' or 'dead zone' (as my daughter would call it). I'd be grateful to discuss this with you via email as I would like to give the 2011 to my daughter and considered buying a new Sonata but was hesitant as my wife prefers the old school 'slop'. Some habits die hard I guess.
#57 of 61 Re: Not a fix [danl001]
Oct 28, 2013 (8:09 am)
That is correct. The Sport Mode simulates the old school hydraulic/ belt type of steering. This has completely corrected my issues with having to correct my drive line constantly. I actually had to replace my tires before 12000 miles as the constant correction at highway speeds killed them prematurely. Looking forward to 2014, the new Sonatas will have a selection button so you may control the steering feel yourself, which will be nice.
#58 of 61 Re: Thread Technically Incorrect [ni55]
Nov 12, 2013 (10:38 am)
Absolutely. The Sonata has serious steering issues. Changing the sensitivity on the EPS does not resolve the problem (GLS to Sport).
Turning the wheel left or right from center is a non-issue. But when the wheel is turned one way and then the other, I experience a delay from when the wheel is turned to when the car responds. The delay is tenths of a second. However to put things in perspective:
Traveling at 70 mph is equivalent to 102.67 feet per second. A ¼ second delay at this speed lapses over 25.67 feet. A ½ second delay lapses over 51.34 feet.
Furthermore, the delay in response instinctually causes the driver to over correct and the car is uncontrollable as it responds late to every correction of the wheel. My personal belief is that that the issue resides in their electrical box. The 2014 Sonatas have the same problem.
My case has been forwarded to Regional and Legal divisions. I will update with conclusion.
#59 of 61 Re: Thread Technically Incorrect [captivater]
Nov 13, 2013 (7:21 am)
Thanks for those numbers. It really does put things into perspective. Keep us posted!
#60 of 61 Re: Thread Technically Incorrect [captivater]
Nov 13, 2013 (8:45 am)
I tried many things and the steering improved a little but it is obvious that there is an issue. I contacted the gov. Safety site and there are a lot of complaints but no one does a thing . The dealer act like it is the first time they ever heard of the problem...what a joke! It is a shame bc other then that the car is very nice
#61 of 61 Re: Thread Technically Incorrect [ni55]
Nov 27, 2013 (1:27 pm)
I had a similar problem but with a bit of a twist. I purchased a 2013 Sonata Turbo in November 2012. At the time I had the dealership install 4 brand new snow tires which were installed at the time I picked up the vehicle. As I drove it home I noticed a pronounced pull to the left. I brought it back the next day (and subsiquently 3 times after that) until they agreed there was a problem and installed 4 brand new snow tires, which seemed to correct the problem. In the spring of 2013 I switched back to the factory tires and rims and low and behold, the pull to the left came back. Again I brought the vehicle back to the dealership (only two times this time). They disputed the fact that the car was pulling until I asked one of the techs to drive it as I sat in the passenger seat. At first he said he didn't notice the problem until we got onto the highway and I asked him to take his hands off the wheel for a second. To which he said "OK, I notice it now." After another trip to the dealership, they apparently 'reset the computer' which corrected the steering. Fast forward to November 25th of this year. Again, I put the snows back on and the pulling reappeared. Actually, the problem from the beginning is twofold. There is a pulling but also the steering wheel will not return to center after turning a corner. Has anyone else come across this problem after switching from summer to winter tires and vice Versa?