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Recall 14V325000

Power Steering and Transmission

Recall Details

An electrical problem with the vehicle may lead to loss of power steering and an inability to shift the vehicle from 'Park'. Low speed maneuvers while parking may be especially difficult with heavier steering feel, and may cause loss of vehicle control.

Our Quick Take

The vehicles steering may become heavy and difficult to use, a problem shifting from 'Park' may also result.

What Should You Do?

Hyundai will begin contacting owners June 7, 2014. Contact your dealer if you experience heavy steering especially at low speeds, or difficulty shifting from 'Park'. If you don't receive notification in a timely manner and believe you should have, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. Dealers will repair or replace a wiring harness free of charge. Hyundai's number for this recall is 119.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, June 12, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 12, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
2,138
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V325000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , STEERING
Summary
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2015 Sonata vehicles manufactured May 2, 2014, through May 23, 2014. A poor connection within the vehicle's wiring harness may result in a reduction of steering assist from the vehicle's motor driven power steering system or the inability to move the vehicle's shifter from the Park position.
Consequence
The reduction of power steering assist can increase the steering effort needed, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Hyundai notified dealers to suspend sales of affected Sonata vehicles and has published recall bulletin 14-01-024 providing a service procedure to repair the affected vehicles. On June 7, 2014 Hyundai began to contact the affected retail customers. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 119.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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