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2010 Hyundai Elantra EPS light

I recently took my car to the Hyundai dealership to get a diagnostics done on my car. The EPS light was on. What they told me was the I needed to change the entire steering column because the 2010 Hyundai Elantra model comes with the angle sensor. They also told me that I could not purchase this sensor separately. They are charging me almost $3,000 to change this. I don't have that kind of money.

Anyways, I wanted some opinions. Do I really need to change the entire steering column for just a sensor or can I purchase the sensor by itself and fix the problem. He made me understand that I needed to change the entire thing but I don't trust their judgement.
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These were the codes they found C1259 and C1261.
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Hopefully some one with more knowledge will answer.

There was a dealer program update for the steering on the HD elantras. If the flash worked the car was ok, other wise at no charge the MPS unit under dash was replaced, which like you said is big $’s.

My daughters 2007 had the update, successfully, nothing needed changing. Steering slightly more responsive with update.

Find out if your car needs the update, and if it was completed.

A used part from a car wrecker could be an option, but you might end up with the same failure in future.

Technically the electric motor assist doesn’t have to function; car can be driven with manual steering no MDS unit.
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Do I really need to change the entire steering column for just a sensor or can I purchase the sensor by itself and fix the problem.
The sensor is integrated into the steering column. If the sensor is faulty then the entire column will need to be replaced.

As santa06 has already pointed out, there was a Hyundai technical bulletin issued relating to your two trouble codes. I'm sure the dealer would be aware of that though and would have checked to see if it was applicable to your particular car. But it might be worth asking our resident Hyundai tech, @sbr711, to check that for you just in case they missed it.
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Let me have a VIN,, as I seem to recall,, there is recall for EPS update,, where it COMM's with Hyundai server,, and determine if go ahead with update,, or replace column...

I have not had any pop up "replace column",, all mine been "update"

I can only run USA,, profile info not complete by user to reflect in box at left.. then I can carry on with search and see what I come up with
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Would the dealership have told me about the update?

Anyways This is what the diagnostic test, they gave me the paper with the information, said. The car drives find, the steering is fine, the car doesn't feel any different.

"Found codes C1259 and C1261 Steering angle sensor not calibrated "

VIN # KMHDU4ADXAU942447
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Would the dealership have told me about the update?

Anyways This is what the diagnostic test, they gave me the paper with the information, said. The car drives find, the steering is fine, the car doesn't feel any different.

"Found codes C1259 and C1261 Steering angle sensor not calibrated "

VIN # KMHDU4ADXAxxxxxxx
I show recall performed at a NC dealer
NC008 - 07/17/2015 -- 81,273 -- CAMP 127: EPS S/W CHK/ECU UPGRADE

Codes,, couple way to approach this,,,

1 - Reset SAS using GDS and see what happen.. if DTC return with warning light,,, we have to decide how we wish to approach

A - Replace column --> rough guess $1200 + labor (did not actually look up part for price..

B - See if dealer attempt PA request for column replace under continuation of 127 recall possibly

C - Save $1200 + labor costs (put into account/investment that appreciates),, and just drive the car as is,, electronics have not affect on drive of car for,, just loss of ESC feature..

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@sbr711 ok thank. So I can drive the car as is? Won't it be dangerous to drive it like that?
Also, you say that I call the dealer and ask them if they replace it under the 127 recall?

Also, would the system need a calibration/ reset? Could I go to a local mechanic for that?
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