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#35 of 69 2013 Hyundai Sonata steering
Jun 26, 2013 (8:23 am)
Well I am at the dealer for the third time to try and solve the drifting of my sonata all over the road.
We had the mode changed to sport, we had the tires checked and the wheels aligned but the problem persists. Its so bad that My drive to NY from Fl was terrifying. Now the dealer is telling me that there is nothing wrong with my car and that they can not help me!
It is less then 30 days since I purchased this vehicle and I want something done about it because I do not feel safe when I am in this car.
#36 of 69 Re: 2013 Hyundai Sonata steering [missisudz]
Jul 03, 2013 (4:57 am)
Well that stinks. You may want to see if they can change your setting to Normal mode to see if that works. The change fixed my steering probs. Although, after buying two new tires after 12000 miles, the other two that came with the car are making extremely loud noises at highway speeds like a belt is off. If it's not one thing!
#37 of 69 Re: Warranty [platinumtech13]
Jul 23, 2013 (5:13 pm)
I have been reading all these wandering / warranty discussions with interest. I recently bought a 2013 Sonata GLS. The car does go straight on an open highway. However, I do feel it requires a fair amount of attention in holding onto the steering wheel. It seems I have to constantly making adjustments. The Platinum Technician at the dealership drove the car with me and concluded it is mainly due to the EPS design. This is the first car I own with this design so I have no prior experience. He acknowledged there are different settings they could change. He also suggests to give some time. If still not comfortable, they can try a different setting.
#38 of 69 Re: Warranty [civic2001]
Jul 23, 2013 (7:15 pm)
Since the car does go straight on the highway, I think "give some time" is good advice. I drove a 2010 Sentra with slushy EPS for over two years before getting a 2013 Sonata for my wife. So I had already made the adjustment to the different feel of EPS. And the Sonata's steering feel is much better than that of the Sentra (which I no longer have, lease was up earlier this month).
#39 of 69 Re: Warranty [civic2001]
Jul 24, 2013 (11:06 am)
I wouldn't wait too long. I had to replace my front tires after only 12000 miles because of the constanct corrections that I had to make to the steering. I had them change my setting to Sport mode which resolved that issue... now I'm having transmission issues!!
#40 of 69 Re: Warranty [joto1000]
Jul 25, 2013 (10:24 am)
Thanks for all your suggestions.
I will try to get used to Sonata EPS system. It is most noticeable when there seems to exhibit a "lack of feel" a few degrees left or right from center (hard to describe). If still not comfortable in three weeks, I will ask the dealership to change the mode.
Various posts suggest the three modes are Comfort, Normal, and Sport. Yet there is also a post stating the choices are GLS, GE, and Sport. I assume they are equivalent. Most said the Sport mode provides a tighter grip and do seem to resolve the issue. Would Normal mode also work?
Regardless whether this change from Comfort to Sport is a warranty/repair or modification topic, if the change really does resolve this wandering concern, then it is worth it in my mind.
#41 of 69 52,000 miles on
Jul 25, 2013 (1:21 pm)
a 2011 Sonata w/16s and 3K on a 2013 w/ 17" wheels.
No steerage issues with either.
Khumos & Michelins
#42 of 69 Re: Warranty [civic2001]
Aug 08, 2013 (7:14 am)
This is a follow-up to my earlier post regarding wandering. Ever since the purchase in mid-July, I had experienced a slight drift to the right. Took the car back to the dealer, its Platinum mechanic drove the car with me and concluded there was nothing wrong and it was due to the EPS design. Because of the drift, it seems I had to keep holding onto the steering wheel. A few days ago, took the car to a local Firestone store. Its alignment check revealed the left toe was off (not be much but was definitely out of spec). After adjustment, the drift is gone. The "lack of feel" is reduced and the car is much easier to handle. It is unfortunate that a new car would be delivered with alignment being off.
#43 of 69 Re: Warranty [joto1000]
Aug 09, 2013 (9:47 am)
I made 2 trips to the dealer for a steering adjustment for "drifting and wandering."
Trip 1--Zero calibration done w/ front tire switch (l to r, I presume). Improved the steering 50-60%.
2000 miles later after another highway trip where I was still bothered by the "drifting," the steering was adjusted to the SPORT setting on my 2013 GLS (NOT the sport model). It is totally satisfactory now.
#44 of 69 Re: 2013 Hyundai Sonata Steering Issue - Vehicle Wanders [mrmoto42]
Aug 10, 2013 (6:28 pm)
Assuming the 4 wheel alignment is correct on the vehicle, run the two rear tires at a two pounds higher pressure than the front tires. (If you are running the front at 30psi, run the rear at 32psi.) This might help the steering problem in a straight line!
Best regards! ------- Dwayne