Hyundai recalls nearly 140,000 Sonata Sedans


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By JEROME VAUGHN
Courtesy of WDET Detroit

Hyundai is recalling nearly 140,000 vehicles due to potential
steering problems.  

The recall affects Hyundai Sonata Sedans from the 2011 model year.   The
vehicles were built between December 2009 and September this year.

The universal joint connections in the steering column may have been insufficiently
tightened or assembled improperly, said National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Officials.

The issue could allow the steering wheel to separate from its
column, causing a loss of vehicle control.

Dealers will inspect the steering column connections and make any
necessary repairs at no cost to consumers.  NHTSA said the automaker
will also update the power steering software.

Affected owners will be notified by mail by early October.

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