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Hyundai to Fix Newer Sonatas for Steering Problem

Hyundai USA announced on its Twitter page Monday that it will fix newer Sonata sedans for a problem with their steering. “Good news for Sonata drivers who feel their cars ‘pull left’ - owners soon will be told how to get their cars inspected and fixed for free,” the automaker Tweeted.

Hyundai will fix about 41,000 Sonata cars from the 2011 model year built between September 2010 and April 2011, CNNMoney reports. If you own one of these Sonatas, Hyundai will send you a letter to notify you when to bring your car in for inspection and necessary repairs.

Hyundai’s service campaign applies to 2011 Sonata sedans with 18-inch wheels, which are only available on naturally-aspirated and turbocharged Sonata SE models, Autoblog reports.

Consumer Reports says it experienced the problem in one of its test Sonata cars, a 2011 Sonata Limited 2.0T. “On our car, it could easily be countered by minor one-handed steering corrections, but it was an annoyance,” the magazine explains.

“Hyundai will inspect the entire suspension system and make adjustments, as needed, on impacted sedans,” Consumer Reports says. “If that does not correct the complaint, the dealers will replace the struts and reprogram the electronic power steering.”

If your Sonata is included in the service campaign, watch your mailbox, as Hyundai says on its Twitter page that letters started going out to owners Monday. If you have questions, Hyundai’s phone number and email address for owners is 1-800-633-5151, or consumeraffairs@hmausa.com.

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