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HYUNDAI ELANTRA Problems with Air Bags, Steering, Suspension

 
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2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (589 Complaints)
Date reported Aug 06, 2013
Location AUSTIN, TX
Manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company
Vehicle 2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
All Complaints

WHEN I DROVE THE NEW CAR OFF THE LOT IT BEGAN PULLING TO THE RIGHT, BUT SINCE WE BOUGHT IT LATE ON A FRIDAY AFTERNOON I COULDN'T DO ANYTHING UNTIL THE FOLLOWING DAY. THE PASSENGER AIR BAG LIGHT ALSO CAME ON (I'M REFERRING TO THE LIGHT BY THE TACHOMETER, NOT THE ONE BELOW THE RADIO). BLUELINK PERFORMED AN INSPECTION REMOTELY & SAID TO TAKE THE CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP ASAP. THE FOLLOWING DAY WE TOOK THE CAR BACK TO THE DEALERSHIP & THEY SAID THEY NEEDED TO KEEP THE CAR UNTIL MONDAY, BUT WE WERE MOVING TO A DIFFERENT CITY THEREFORE WE WOULD HAVE TO TAKE THE CAR TO A DEALERSHIP IN OUR NEW CITY INSTEAD. I TOLD THE STORY TO THE SERVICE DEPT, LEFT THE CAR THERE AT THE NEW DEALERSHIP, 2 DAYS LATER I CAME BACK TO GET IT. THE AIR BAG ISSUE WAS FIXED BUT NOT THE PULLING TO THE RIGHT. THE ALIGNMENT SPECIALIST CAME WITH ME TO TEST IT, REALIZED THAT IT WAS STILL PULLING, WE WENT BACK TO THE DEALERSHIP & SWITCHED THE TWO FRONT TIRES & WENT AGAIN FOR ANOTHER TEST. THE SPECIALIST REALIZED THAT THE CAR WAS NOW PULLING TO THE LEFT. WE TEST DROVE THE CAR OVER 8 TIMES, THEY SAID ALIGNMENT WAS GOOD & ONLY ATTEMPTED TO ROTATE THE TIRES MULTIPLE TIMES, CAR STILL PULLED. I TOOK THE CAR TO A DIFFERENT DEALERSHIP, THEY AGREED THE CAR WAS PULLING BUT WOULDN'T DO ANYTHING BECAUSE ANOTHER DEALERSHIP HAD ALREADY INSPECTED IT & I WOULD HAVE TO PAY EVEN THOUGH THE CAR WAS BARELY TWO WKS OLD! I WENT BACK TO THE PREVIOUS DEALERSHIP, WE TESTED IT AGAIN WITH THE SERVICE MANAGER. THEY TRIED TO CONVINCE ME THERE WAS NOTHING WRONG, WHEN CLEARLY THE CAR STILL PULLS STRONGLY TO THE RIGHT. I HAD TO ESCALATE THE PROBLEM TO HYUNDAI USA AS THE DEALERSHIP WOULDN'T DO ANYTHING FURTHER. AFTER READING THE OWNERS MANUAL, IT CLEARLY STATES THAT THE POWER STEERING SHOULD BE CHECKED IF THE CAR IS IN ALIGNMENT, YET PULLING TO ONE SIDE. THE DEALERSHIP NEVER RECOMMENDED THIS, NOR DID ANY TESTING OF THE STEERING.

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