Hyundai Tucson 2006 - steering wheel noise

Discussion in 'Hyundai Tucson' started by Julio, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. Julio

    Julio Guest

    My wife has a Hyundai Tucson 2006, bought last May, and she just
    started experiencing a squeaky noise with the steering wheel. She
    just took it to the local Hyundai dealer and they told her that other
    customers have also complained, that they have reported the noise to
    Hyundai, and that Hyundai has responded that the noise is normal.

    I drove the car today and it does not seem a normal noise to me. Has
    anyone experienced this noise or know how to solve the problem? She
    believes that there is a little sluggishness also with the steering
    wheel, which may be related.

    We live at Panama (Republic of Panama, in Central America) and the
    local dealer is Petroautos.
    Julio, Apr 15, 2007
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  2. Julio

    hyundaitech Guest

    I've seen some cases where the shaft seal in the steering rack squeaks.
    Applying a little lube into the seal usually resolves the issue.

    I'm not sure what you mean by "sluggishness ... with the steering wheel."
    Can you give a better description as to exactly what is occurring with the
    hyundaitech, Apr 16, 2007
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  3. Julio

    Julio Guest

    By sluggishness, we mean that the steering wheel feels a bit harder to
    turn; it takes more effort than before to turn it. It never gets
    stuck, though. The local dealer (Petroautos) just informed us that
    they will replace the "gear rack" (Sorry, I am not sure if this is the
    right translation. The word in Spanish is "cremallera"), but they
    told us that they do not guarantee the long-term effectiveness of this
    replacement as a solution to the problem.
    Julio, Apr 18, 2007
  4. Julio

    hyundaitech Guest

    The English is close enough for me to understand. The proper name is "rack
    and pinion," but "steering rack" is frequently used.

    It sounds like the dealer may be addressing the issue. The repair is at
    least consistent with the symptoms.
    hyundaitech, Apr 18, 2007
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