The Hyundai Elantra is the subject of a new recall announced by the NHTSA because of problems with the electrically assisted power steering.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, owners of several Hyundai Elantra models will have to take a trip back to the dealers because of a problem with the electrically assisted power steering. The NHTSA says that the EPS electric control unit may disable the steering power assist because it may sense discrepancy in the steering input signals.
“The electronic power steering (EPS) electronic control unit (ECU) may sense a discrepancy in the steering input signals and, as a result, disable the steering power assist. If power steering assist is lost, greater driver effort would be required to steer the vehicle at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash”, said the NTHSA in its recall summary of the problem.
The affected Hyundai Elantra vehicles are from the 2008 to 2010 model years and they have been put together between June 1st, 2008, and April 30th, 2010, while the Elantra Touring are from the 2009 and 2010 model years, being produced between the 1st of November, 2008, and the 30th of April, 2010. Owners of these vehicles will be notified by Hyundai and the company’s dealers will be verifying the proper operation of the EPS and update it, free of charge. A notification schedule hasn’t been provided yet but owners can contact Hyundai at 1 855 671 3059 for more details on the topic or the NHTSA hotline at 1 888 327 4236.