This could lead to the steering wheel separating from its column while the vehicle is in motion, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
If the separation happens while the car is in motion, it could lead to a crash, Hyundai says. NHTSA says that the automaker is aware of two incidents related to this problem, but no injuries or deaths have been reported.
Vehicles recalled: 43,941 2018 Santa Fe and Santa Fe Sport SUVs, specifically:
- 12,574 Santa Fe SUVs built in South Korea from June 15, 2017, through Dec. 28, 2017.
- 13,749 Santa Fe Sport SUVs built in Alabama from July 23, 2017, through Oct. 23, 2017.
- 17,618 Santa Fe Sport SUVs built in Georgia from Aug. 10, 2017, through Oct. 24, 2017