PhotoHyundai Motor America is recalling 43,941 model year 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport vehicles.

The steering wheel assembly may break, possibly resulting in the steering wheel separating from the steering column while the vehicle is being driven.

A steering wheel separation while driving can cause a loss of vehicle control and increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will check the production lot number of the steering wheel assembly, replacing it as necessary, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin March 16, 2018.

Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 173.

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