Have you noticed a knock in the steering of your Hyundai?
We have seen a few Hyundai models with a steering knock problem at our workshop recently. It is a common issue for i30, i40, Santa Fe, Elantra, and Veloster, and it usually happens after the manufacturer’s warranty period has expired.
Our customers have noticed the knocking when turning left and right and would feel it through the steering column. Also, in some cases, the ESP (Electronic Stability Light) light came on after turning or accelerating.
The cause for the steering knock is that a star-shaped bush, within the electronic power steering motor, has deteriorated. The worn-out bush loses its gears, which stops it from meshing correctly. If left unattended, it can cause excessive wear in the motor, leading to a costly repair.
So, here’s a quick look at how we fix the Hyundai steering knock:
First, we remove the dash panels and the steering column assembly. Then, we dismantle the power steer motor assembly, replace the faulty bush and reassemble the vehicle. Next, we test and carry out the reset procedures with a scan tool. Finally, we road test the car to ensure the steering knock is fixed.
We recommend having this repair carried out as soon as possible after you hear the knocking noise. Otherwise, it can cause other issues with the steering column, and jeopardise your safety too. A quick and easy bush replacement will save you thousands in steering repairs.
If you have a question or you need to book your Hyundai in for servicing or repairs, make an online booking today.