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RECALL Subject : Loss of Electric Power Steering Assist

Report Receipt Date: APR 05, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V190000
Component(s): STEERING
Potential Number of Units Affected: 173,000


Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor America

SUMMARY:
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2011 Sonata vehicles manufactured December 11, 2009, to October 31, 2010. In the affected vehicles, the Electronic Power Steering (EPS) circuit board may be damaged and result in a loss of power steering assist.
CONSEQUENCE:
With a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required, especially at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.
REMEDY:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the EPS control unit, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 30, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9640. Hyundai's number for this recall is 143.
 
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