The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has just opened a probe into the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe because of the steering shaft, which may separate.
According to the NHTSA, an estimated 70,000 Hyundai Santa Fe models from the 2011 model year will be affected by this probe which the feds have opened after receiving one complaint which said that a fastener became loose in the steering shaft of a model. The vehicle in question had about 22 months and 33,000 miles of service at the time of the incident as the feds said.
“We are aware of just one customer complaint to NHTSA alleging a ‘loss’ of steering with a previous-model Santa Fe. We are trying to determine the details of this complaint and will work closely with NHTSA in assisting them in their investigation”, said Jim Trainor, a Hyundai spokesman.
The 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe has not been recalled yet but judging by the investigation led by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, owners of the model should be aware of the risk and wait for the official letter over the following months.