Hyundai recalls Accent vehicles over defective steering column

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

Hyundai Motor America is recalling two model year 2021-2022 Accents.

The company said a bolt in the steering column may not be secured properly.

Hyundai also stated this could cause the steering column to detach from the steering rack and result in a loss of steering control.

The automobile manufacturer noted the loss of steering control could increase the risk of a crash.

In respect of what to do, the company stated that dealers would inspect and tighten the lower steering column u-joint retention bolt — as necessary — free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 5, 2022.

Affected vehicle owners may contact Hyundai Customer Service on (855) 371-9460.

Hyundai’s number for this recall is 226.

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