Safety Recall Update – April 18, 2016

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720px-US-NHTSA-Logo.svgIf you are concerned that your vehicle is currently under a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall, then you should take appropriate action. You could begin by checking out the major safety recall update on There you will find the latest major (over 100,000-units) safety recall updates, automotive news and views, and millions of listings on new and used cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs.

Should you fail to find your ride on you may log onto the NHTSA website and enter your vehicle identification number (VIN). Running a VIN search of this type will yield an exhaustive search and give you an extra added measure of security. After all nothing is more important that the safety of your family and friends.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V190000
Hyundai Recall Campaign Number: 143

2011 SonataVehicles Affected: Certain 2011 Hyundai Sonata vehicles manufactured from December 11, 2009 through October 31, 2010. Approximately 173,000 vehicles are expected for inclusion in this recall campaign.


In the affected vehicles, the Electronic Power Steering (EPS) circuit board may be damaged and result in a loss of power steering assist.


With a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required, especially at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.


Hyundai will notify owners with specific instructions for contacting qualified dealers that 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.

Safety Recall Update - April 18, 2016

S.M. Darby

S.M. Darby

I am a freelance author with over 25 years of experience as a professional, ASE certified automotive technician and shop owner, muscle car enthusiast, avid street racer, and classic car restoration specialist.