Hyundai Motor Company is recalling 173,000 model year 2011 Sonatas manufactured December 11, 2009, to October 31, 2010.
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.
What to do
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers 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. Hyundai's number for this recall is 143.