I have experienced the steering locking up twice on my 2003 Santa Fe,
22000 mi. I drove thru accumulated water on the road during a storm.
The water was about 2-3 inches deep and my speed was reduced to approx
20-25 mph. I was going into a left turn and the steering wheel felt
extremely tight like old manual steering used to feel like. Almost
felt like it would have taken both hands pulling to actually turn the
wheel. After 10-15 seconds the steering responded back and all was
normal. I have checked the steering fluid and levels are fine. Any
idea what is causing this? What do I need to do besides the obvious
(not driving thru water), which is not practical.
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