Hyundai is recalling 263,000 cars for potential steering problems. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a sensor in the affected cars could detect a discrepancy in the steering input and signals and disable power-assisted steering as a result. Cars would revert to manual steering and require greater effort to steer at low speeds. Hyundai says it will notify owners and dealers will fix the control unit of the electronic power steering at no cost.
Affected cars include model years 2008 to 2010 of Elantras made between June 1, 2008 and April 30, 2010 and Elantra Touring vehicles made between Nov. 1, 2008 and April 30.
Hyundai owners with steering problems may be entitled to compensation for vehicle costs or diminished use.