The Office of Defects Investigations (ODI) is an office within the NHTSA which investigates serious safety problems in the design, construction or performance of vehicles. The NHTSA is authorized to order manufacturers to recall and repair vehicles, if the ODI finds a safety issue. NHTSA investigations for the 2011 Hyundai Sonata, both ongoing and closed, are listed below:

  1. INVESTIGATION: Air bags may be disabled during crash

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE18003

    • Status:
      PENDING
    • Date Opened: March 16, 2018
    • Date Closed: N/A
    • Recall: No recall yet

    Component(s): Air Bags
    Air Bags: Air Bag Control Module
    Air Bags:Frontal
    Air Bags:Frontal:Driver Side Inflator Module
    Air Bags:Passenger Side Frontal

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  2. INVESTIGATION: Scope and Timeliness

    NHTSA Defect Investigation #RQ17004

    • Status:
      PENDING
    • Date Opened: May 18, 2017
    • Date Closed: N/A
    • Recall: No recall yet

    Component(s): Engine

    Summary: There is no summary currently available

  3. INVESTIGATION: Steering Shaft Separation

    NHTSA Preliminary Evaluation #PE10035

    Component(s): Steering
    Steering:Column

    Summary: There is no summary currently available