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#11 of 67 Re: 2013 Hyundai Sonata Steering Issue - Vehicle Wanders [beachhair]
Apr 10, 2013 (5:00 am)
Just an after thought.... Hyundai had a recall on the 2010- 2011 sonatas for steering issues... I have been reading the steering complaints from that time frame. Before the recall, people were writing about the car wandering all over the road , same exact complaints and issues we are having now... word for word. And they are denying there is a problem? It will catch up to them, in time (but not soon enough) they will be forced to recall the 2012-2013 Sonatas as well.... they are putting their costs over the safety of their buyers.
#12 of 67 Re: 2013 Hyundai Sonata Steering Issue - Vehicle Wanders [beachhair]
Apr 10, 2013 (4:40 pm)
No, no one should have to fight to keep a car from wandering all over the road. Fortunately, my Sonata does not have this problem, nor did any other 2011-13 Sonata I've driven over the years (as rentals and test cars). Good luck getting the problem resolved with your car!
#13 of 67 Re: 2013 Hyundai Sonata Steering Issue - Vehicle Wanders [backy]
Apr 11, 2013 (3:25 am)
happy to hear you are safe driving your car! many of us are not unfortunately. I have the limited 2.0 T . My car is still in service at the dealer. They test drove the car and experienced it pulling/wandering all over the road. either way, I will never feel safe or at ease driving it, this shouldn't be!! Hyundai is ignoring the 2012-2013 has the same steering issues as their recalled 2010-2011 sonata's.. ????? no recall as of yet, they will have to stand up to the plate sooner or later. shame on them, will never give them my business again, not to a company who does not care about their buyers and putting them at risk with their lives..
#14 of 67 Re: 2013 Hyundai Sonata Steering Issue - Vehicle Wanders [iadnuyh]
Apr 20, 2013 (3:58 pm)
I bought a 2013 GLS three weeks ago, took a 200 mile trip and get real tired of correcting the steering. Took it to the dealer and they said they took it on a test drive and had no problem. I asked if they took it out on the interstate and they admitted they just drove it around town. Now that I have read the problems posted on the net, I am inclined to force the issue to get it fixed or see if I can get it replaced. It still has less than 1,000 miles on it.
Just FYI - I have been driving for about 50 years and know how a car is suppose to steer. This ain't it!!!!
#15 of 67 Steering a straight line
Apr 21, 2013 (12:40 pm)
Both my 2011 GLS and my new 2014 have this issue. I do not feel unsafe; there is nothing to indicate anything mechanical is wrong. But it does require continual small inputs, and is tiring.
But these are terrific cars, and I am not on the highway often enough for the steering to be a major issue. It's just annoying.
#16 of 67 Re: 2013 Hyundai Sonata Steering Issue - Vehicle Wanders [beachhair]
Apr 25, 2013 (10:06 am)
According to a post on another Hyundai steering problem blog there may be a solution to this. "There is a 3 position software switch to adjust the steering." I took my vehicle in yesterday, before I had this new info, and the service manager told me that there was nothing that they could do for me. I suspect that this steering issue is what has caused me to lose almost all tread on my front tires at 12000 miles!!!
#17 of 67 Steering Sucks
May 10, 2013 (8:35 am)
Just a heads up for all of you that do not like the aweful steering sensitivity of the 2013 Sonata. I was able to get my dealer to change the steering sensitivity to Sport mode which they say will tighten it up.
#18 of 67 Steering issue UPDATE
May 13, 2013 (5:41 am)
Brought my 2013 Sonata GLS into the dealer last week and had them change my steering preference to Sport mode. This made steering more substantial in that it is no longer very sensitive and has some torque and requires some effort to steer now. Don't let the dealer tell you that there is no way to do this, because there is. They just hook it up to their computer and select Sport mode from the three options avail which are comfort, normal and sport. Hope this finds you all well!
#19 of 67 Re: 2013 Hyundai Sonata Steering Issue - Vehicle Wanders [beachhair]
May 19, 2013 (8:35 am)
The 2013 Sonata is a problem! The dealer will try to bully you or stonewall you and tell you there is nothing wrong with the car. DO NOT BACK DOWN! Wilson Hyundai in TN said there was nothing wrong with my Sonata. I pushed the issue under the TN Lemon Law and won. They were forced to buy back the car.
But here is the kicker, Hyundai tried to force me to sign a non disclosure agreement to buy back the car. I reported this to the BBB and they were forced to back off on that demand.
If you are going to pursue it under the Lemom Law of your state, contact the BBB Auto line to staqrt the process. Concentrate on the safety issues of the vehicle and the problems you will experience with resale.
#20 of 67 Re: 2013 Hyundai Sonata Steering Issue - Vehicle Wanders [acrossley]
May 22, 2013 (2:40 pm)
I thought I would never get used to the steering in my 2013 Sonata, coming as I did from Alfa Romeos with wonderful road feel. But in a while (less than 3000 miles) I found that a very light touch on the wheel kept me going in a straight line at freeway speeds. Of course, since there is very little road feel, correcting the direction the car is traveling solely by sight is fatiguing as you are deprived of one sensory input from the wheel. This is not going to change. All cars need to lose weight to reach gas consumption levels which are competitive. This is done by eliminating hydraulic pumps. There are vehicles with worse feel to their electric steering than Hyundais have. Learn to lighten up on the wheel after you find dead center. I haven't tried the sport setting and would like to see a good write up about this.