Hyundai named in class action lawsuit over defect in steering mechanism in Accent and Elantra vehicles

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Plaintiffs filed this class action on behalf of a class of Hyundai Accent and Elantra owners alleging the vehicles were sold with a faulty steering mechanism.  According to the complaint, a defect in Hyundai’s steering mechanism causes the power steering to stop working suddenly, causing the wheel to lock or become difficult or impossible to turn at all.

The faulty steering mechanism is found on at least the following models: Hyundai Accent (model years 2013-2016) and Hyundai Elantra (model years 2013-2016), collectively defined as the “Vehicles.” Hyundai’s defective steering mechanism severely inhibits drivers’ ability to react to and/or avoid other cars, pedestrians, or obstacles. The Vehicles’ steering defects have been the subject of a large number of consumer complaints.

The complaint contends that Hyundai has long known about the problem but has not notified consumers. Previous Hyundai models had the same or a similar defect, which Hyundai was slow to acknowledge. Indeed, in 2016, Hyundai issued a recall concerning a similar defect in 2011 Sonata vehicles. The steering problem was caused by conflicting steering wheel input data which caused the power steering to turn off.

Complaint


Ruby H. said
401 days ago
I noted no problems but my car has less than 50,000. miles on it. If this is a simple part replacement needing to be done I want mine done before I have such a dangerous problem happen to me.


Ruby H. said
401 days ago
I noted no problems but my car has less than 50,000. miles on it. If this is a simple part replacement needing to be done I want mine done before I have such a dangerous problem happen to me.


Shandrika B. said
391 days ago
I am having an issue with my 2013 Elantra locking up in park and won't go into drive or in neutral and won't go int park. The check engine light comes on as well. This has caused undue stress on me with daughter away at school and stuck on the road in the middle of the night after work and many trips to Hyundai


Rochelle T. said
150 days ago
Please add me


Stanislaw S. said
118 days ago
. Please Add me too.


Stanislaw S. said
118 days ago
. Please Add me too.


Catherine K. said
88 days ago
My daughter was driving her 2013 Accent and she said that she was driving and could not steer the car. I brushed it off but now reading this, she could really have a problem and I don't want her to get an accident. The car has 48,000 miles on it. I want to be added to this suit


Catherine K. said
88 days ago
My daughter was driving her 2013 Accent and she said that she was driving and could not steer the car. I brushed it off but now reading this, she could really have a problem and I don't want her to get an accident. The car has 48,000 miles on it. I want to be added to this suit


Antoinette S. said
71 days ago
Same issue please add me to this suit.


Bryan T. said
57 days ago
I have a 2013 Elantra and if there is a defect I would like to have more information on how to avoid serious problems.


Bryan T. said
57 days ago
I have a 2013 Elantra and if there is a defect I would like to have more information on how to avoid serious problems.

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