Hyundai is recalling 139,500 cars because the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is worried that a serious problem could cause a reduction or loss of steering because of a problem with the steering column shaft universal joint.
The NHTSA says the recall effects new Sonatas built between Dec. 11, 2009 and Sept. 10 of this year.
The problem is steering column shaft universal joint may have been improperly assembled or not tightened enough potentially causing a reduction or loss of steering.
In other words, the effected cars could be dangerous to drive.
If you have a Sonata you can check your car’s door doorjamb for when it was manufactured. Hyundai dealers will be inspect the cars and repair or replace the potentially dangerous parts free of charge.
The Sonata has been a top 10 best-seller for the past few months, and this recall must come as bad news to both Hyundai and the car’s owners.
For more info, you can call Hyundai at 800-633-5151 or try the NHTSA’s hot line at 888-327-4236.