Steering Wheel Controls

Asked by Jul 04, 2017 at 10:10 PM about the 2011 Hyundai Sonata SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My trip, reset, and cruise controls won't work on my
steering wheels. All the left side controls, the radio and
the phone buttons work. I have removed the steering
wheel cover and checked the lines and checked the fuse
box and it still doesn't work.

7 Answers

98,495

Sounds like a clock spring failure, it fits behind the steering wheel and makes the connection between the steering column and the steering wheel contact strips. Usually the SRS or air bag light will turn on but not always.

How to do I go about checking that? I am trying to check things myself to avoid taking it to the dealership.

98,495

Don't attempt to check this yourself, you run a risk of setting off the air bag system, you don't have to take it to the dealer, an independent shop will have the test equipment to check this out. Plus on your model you can't just disconnect the battery or computer systems could loose the factory presets and then your stuck with having to deal with the dealer.

Do they usually charge for that or just check it to see if that's the problem? Do you know about how long that takes to check?

98,495

Yes there will be a diagnostics charge, usually takes an hour. Some shops have menu pricing for diagnostics that is slightly cheaper that the going shops going labor rate, so ask for or look for that when you call or go in.

Is that the device you plug into the fuse box? The diagnostic tester?

98,495

Yes but the one they will use is more advanced than a normal code reader, and if the testing requires accessing the inputs and outputs of the SRS system they will be able to do that also.

Your Answer

Sonata

Looking for a Used Sonata in your area?

CarGurus has 1,292 nationwide Sonata listings starting at $1,781.

Postal Code:

Hyundai Sonata Experts

  • #1
    toDumbToNotKnow
    Reputation
    1,570
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,330
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    1,080
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
72 Great Deals out of 1,114 listings starting at $748
Used Hyundai Elantra
152 Great Deals out of 3,460 listings starting at $2,490
Used Toyota Camry
43 Great Deals out of 1,586 listings starting at $1,700
Used Kia Optima
38 Great Deals out of 756 listings starting at $1,232
Used Nissan Altima
59 Great Deals out of 1,261 listings starting at $2,750
Used Honda Civic
313 Great Deals out of 4,117 listings starting at $1,494
Used Ford Fusion
157 Great Deals out of 2,053 listings starting at $995
Used Chevrolet Malibu
105 Great Deals out of 2,263 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Corolla
155 Great Deals out of 3,391 listings starting at $2,394
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
31 Great Deals out of 852 listings starting at $3,490
Used Nissan Maxima
28 Great Deals out of 321 listings starting at $3,976
Used Hyundai Genesis
8 Great Deals out of 96 listings starting at $8,990
Used Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
78 listings starting at $9,450
Used Chevrolet Impala
62 Great Deals out of 934 listings starting at $1,900
Used Mazda MAZDA6
19 Great Deals out of 621 listings starting at $1,400

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Hyundai Sonata SE For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 43 listings starting at $19,860
2016 Hyundai Sonata SE For Sale
5 listings starting at $17,995
2015 Hyundai Sonata SE For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 25 listings starting at $11,999
2014 Hyundai Sonata SE For Sale
3 listings starting at $13,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.