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#5 of 69 Re: 2013 Hyundai Sonata Steering Issue - Vehicle Wanders [acrossley]
Mar 21, 2013 (6:15 pm)
Just bought a 2013 Sonata Limited turbo a few weeks ago, noticed the same situation with my steering. First trip to dealer is scheduled for Tuesday of next week.
#6 of 69 Re: 2013 Hyundai Sonata Steering Issue - Vehicle Wanders [iadnuyh]
Mar 22, 2013 (9:03 am)
I think what you are all talking about is the electronic steering. I just bought a 13 sonata limited 2 days ago. I had a 99 accord before this. It is very strange steering, but I think I will get used to it. You just have to let your brain retrain.
#7 of 69 Re: 2013 Hyundai Sonata Steering Issue - Vehicle Wanders [acrossley]
Apr 06, 2013 (7:37 am)
I too have a wandering problem with my 2013 Sonata GLS. We've had it back to the dealer on 3 occasions and they say the car is within spec and that it is due to the fact that I'm not used to the Electric Steering. That is pure BS. I have driven the 2013 Accord, 2013 Ford Fusion and 2013 Altima. I test drove those cars again after the dealer told me it wasn't a problem with the car. All of those cars have electric steering and none of those exhibited a wandering problem on the highway.
I then had the dealer let me test drive a couple of other sonatas. They all exhibited the wandering problem. This is evidently a problem that Hyundai doesn't want to own up to. I've escalated it up the ladder at Hyundai and have not been able to get any satisfaction. I have 3500 miles on the car and the driving characteristics haven't changed.
If I could get out of the car without taking a loss I would. I am currently reviewing our state LEMON law to see what recourse is available to me.
#8 of 69 Re: 2013 Hyundai Sonata Steering Issue - Vehicle Wanders [acrossley]
Apr 08, 2013 (1:09 pm)
You do not stand alone, there are many of us with this very serious problem, my self included. I wish I would of researched much more than I did, I would of never considered this car if I had. I took delivery 3/26, driving the car home from the dealership, I could not keep the car in the center of the lane, it veered to the left and right just as yours does. I do not feel safe driving this car, let alone put my kids in it. The dealerships were trained/told to say there is nothing wrong with it, its the electric steering and you need to get use to it...I have read so much and everyone was told the same exact thing...really, all around the country...little rehearsed I would say! Get use to not being able to keep your car safely in a lane, are they kidding me? There was a recall in 2010-2011 for the steering (as you probably do know) and they turn their backs to this repeat defect? Keep fighting, don't give up and let them win...there is plenty about this topic all over the internet, start printing and appeal it.... I am heading in the same direction it seems. Good luck and drive safe!
#9 of 69 Re: 2013 Hyundai Sonata Steering Issue - Vehicle Wanders [sn123]
Apr 10, 2013 (2:59 am)
As we speak, my Sonata is in for service.... They first gave me an appt for 4/24 because that is when they had a loner available....I talked to my salesman and he wanted to drive the car, so I brought it in yesterday. after his "test drive" he drove the car right into the service dept... he told them the steering has "a lot of play" to get it checked asap....so there it stayed. I am hopeful , but I doubt there will be any changes due to so many have brought their cars in for service with no improvement to the steering. Everyone who has this problem must report it to NHTSA/ safecar.gov asap! after they get a certain amount of complaints, they contact the auto maker and request they do a recall, if refused they then get a court order to make them have a recall. Hyundai will continue to ignore the steering problem as long as they can...they have 1.9 million cars being recalled for sudden airbag deployment and brake light switches, along with having to pay back gas milage due to not putting the correct gas milage on their cars... it is very important to do a formal complaint with the above . good luck with your states law...I will be heading in that direction myself if the problem is not solved good luck!
#10 of 69 Re: 2013 Hyundai Sonata Steering Issue - Vehicle Wanders [backy]
Apr 10, 2013 (3:13 am)
glad you wife is safe driving her car ! It is not that anyone has to get use to electric steering, as many of us have test drove other cars with out the cars wandering all over the road...no one should have to get use to fighting the steering wheel to keep the car centered in their lane. it is unsafe and dangerous!
#11 of 69 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 69 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 69 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 69 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!!!!