Hyundai Elantra Recalled for Potential Steering Defect


Nearly 205,000 Hyundai Elantras are being recalled because of a potential fault with their eclectically boosted power steering systems.

Sedans from model years 2008 to 2010 and Touring versions sold from 2009 to 2010 are affected by this action. The issue at hand is that the computer controlling the steering system can sense a discrepancy in a driver’s input signals and disable the boost, which can make the vehicle much more difficult to control.

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Hyundai issued a TSB for this possible issue back in 2011. At the time just 0.25 percent of sedans and 0.36 percent of Touring models were affected by the problem. Unfortunately by October of last year those figures had grown to 1.3 and 1.9 percent, respectively.

Owners of affected Hyundai Elantras will be notified of this recall action beginning in the second quarter of the year. To date there have been no accidents, injuries or fatalities because of the problem.

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