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After my steering wheel replaced I’ve noticed that new wheel is not centered. I was way too much to the right when driving straight, so I went back to dealer and ask him to fix it. He said that he fixed it and even recalibrated steering wheel (or something) and should be OK. So here is my question. The wheel is now a bit to much to the left (see picture). Do you think it is acceptable (within the specs) and it cannot be adjusted better? Should I go back and complain or I’m just to much paranoiac.
 

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Did the dealer also perform a 4-wheel alignment during the same service trip? Does your car pull to the left or right? The steering wheel should be level, in any case. If the care doesn't pull off center while driving, I suppose it's simply your call as to whether you complain to the dealer or not. Personally, having the wheel off center drives me nuts! When I researched it, I found that a shop would have to hold the steering wheel in the correct and level position while performing an alignment. If they didn't, the wheel was not level.
 

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This is the one thing that I'm worried about after getting mine done this afternoon...That would drive me crazy...no pun intended
 

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The steering shaft and steering wheel should be splined. Some should have a key way so the steering wheel goes back on straight but some dont and you can put the wheel back on not in the correct position.

If the wheel was straight before they replaced it then I would go back and complain.

A wheel alignment will fix but is not the correct fix. Have the remove the wheel and recenter it.
 

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Take it back! It is very easy to put it on straight. Looks like your dealer has an issue with quality service. I know how that can "drive you crazy" (how else can you say it?).
 

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Was the steering wheel replaced because it was peeling? If so, since this has been an issue for a few consecutive models and years, maybe Hyundai should fix the underlying peeling issue and there would be no reason to replace. My 12 year old Toyota with a leather wheel is still perfect. My 2012 Accent steering wheel peeling at just 15K miles. I'm not impressed with the way Hyundai seem to let things slide. I will be replacing mine at some point as well. I have inquired if the wheel will fall under the 3 year 36K or the 5 year 60K warranty. The service guy gave me a definitive "I don't know".
 

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Steering shaft is spline, so it the hub on steering wheel.. what you have is simply 2 different steering wheel.. replacement wheel is not "exactly time" to same as original (silly production tolerances).. that is why 1 way is slight cant left, move it over 1 spline and it slight cant to right..

Simple repair to make it cosmetic straight and pretty.. if it canted to left, tweak the tie rod ends to move tires slight to left, then wheel should be centered.. if canted to right, tweak tie rods to steer tires right... do it all the time

Hyundai Motor only pays for steering wheel replace, that why nobody likely done anything for the off center wheel.. they probably want you to pay the $69 for a 4 wheel align and get the wheel pretty looking for you.
 

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As always the truth comes from sbr711.

Rather than complaining I would print sbr711's comment and ask the dealer nicely if they could help you return your car to its original condition. You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.
 

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Oh and NEVER let them sell you a 4 wheel align, this car only can get a toe set.

Just had the same problem this week, hopefully not a bad survey.
 

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Oh and NEVER let them sell you a 4 wheel align, this car only can get a toe set.

Just had the same problem this week, hopefully not a bad survey.
That why I install steering wheel, drive around lot, if good , ship it..

If it canted slightly, tweak the tie rods to center the wheel and as Sgt Schultz says...... "I see nothing !",, then ship it
 

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Thank you all for your advice. I have an appointment next week for the oil change and I'll see how it goes with fixing steering wheel :57:.
 

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I went back again to dealer and complained about crooked steering wheel and after 1h of wasted time problem is not fixed. I’ve talked to tech. how worked on my car and he said that I need an alignment because the dents on the new wheel are different then original and after 3 attempts of trying to center the wheel it is impossible to set it straight without an alignment. Obviously, service rep. explained me again that this is not cover and if I want the wheel straight I have to pay 89.99 + tax. After arguing with him he offered me 15% rebate which is ridicules! So I finished my visit in the service manager office trying to get a better deal (another 10 min of wasted time!) All I’ve got so far is that he files a complaint to Hyundai Canada to ask them to pay for an alignment assuring me that it is pointless because they will say NO anyways. And now I am waiting for a call. The whole situation is really frustrating! The car doesn't pull right or left, the old wheel was centered but started to peel and now I have nice new wheel but it is not installed straight.
 

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That does suck! As has been mentioned before, you are going to have to turn the tie rod couplers equally. Making sure both side tires go in the same direction with the same amount of turns until your steering wheel is straight again.
If you don't want to do it yourself, take it to alignment shops and see what the best deal you can get to have them do it.
It should be cheaper than the dealer. Some shop might do it for free in hopes to get business from you later. I have had that happen a few times.

Good luck!
 

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Send me the dealer name,, or their web site address
 

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I'm in the same boat. Had my steering wheel replaced due to peeling and the new wheel is off center, slightly to the left. Im taking it in to be serviced this wknd and was going to say something about it. What a pain in the ass, i'd rather have the original straight peeling wheel than this new crooked one (which is probably just going to end up peeling anyways).
 

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i'd rather have the original straight peeling wheel than this new crooked one (which is probably just going to end up peeling anyways).
One question: Why should you have to settle for either?
 

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After my steering wheel replaced I’ve noticed that new wheel is not centered. I was way too much to the right when driving straight, so I went back to dealer and ask him to fix it. He said that he fixed it and even recalibrated steering wheel (or something) and should be OK. So here is my question. The wheel is now a bit to much to the left (see picture). Do you think it is acceptable (within the specs) and it cannot be adjusted better? Should I go back and complain or I’m just to much paranoiac.
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One question: Why should you have to settle for either?
English lesson for a French Canadian guy, should we say steering wheel of center or OFF center? I'd say OFF center, I'm I right? I know it's not related to the post but I need to know :)
 

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I just got a phone call from my dealer (Saint-Laurent Hyundai in Montreal) and unfortunately Hyundai Canada is not authorizing dealer to do an alignment under waranty! :mad: Dealer don't want to play with tie rods to make it better. Alignment is the only acceptable option. I'm really disappointed, way it go hyundai! :clap: replace peeling wheel but don't care if it straight!
 

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English lesson for a French Canadian guy, should we say steering wheel of center or OFF center? I'd say OFF center, I'm I right? I know it's not related to the post but I need to know :)
"Off-center" is the way I was taught. I guess I should look it up on the Internet. But, "off center" or "off-center" works for me. I grew up in the southern regions of Virginia. Most folks there would just say, "it's crooked." :eek:

Comprendez-vous, monsieur? ;)
 
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