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HYUNDAI ELANTRA Problems with Steering

 
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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 (525 Complaints)
Date reported May 26, 2015
Location CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
Manufacturer Hyundai Motor America
Vehicle 2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 0
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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Complaint - Steering

WHILE DRIVING THE STEERING WILL HAVE A SLIGHT LOCK TO IT THAT WILL BE UNLOCKED BY OVER-CORRECTING THE WHEEL. THIS PROBLEM HAS BEEN PRESENT SINCE THE PURCHASE OF THE VEHICLE IN MARCH AND WAS LOOKED AT BY HYUNDAI WHO SAID THAT THERE WAS NO PROBLEM AND THAT WHAT WE WERE FEELING WAS COMMON IN AN ELECTRONIC STEERING SYSTEM. IN OUR IGNORANCE WE ACCEPTED THEIR DIAGNOSIS BUT THE PROBLEM HAS BECOME WORSE SINCE THEN, ON 5/23/15 AS I WAS DRIVING THE PROBLEM WAS SO BAD THAT IT FELT AS IF THE WHEEL HAD LOCKED UP ENTIRELY AND WAS POINTED IN THE DIRECTION OF THE DITCH, I CORRECTED THE PROBLEM BUT HAD TO USE MORE FORCE THAN ANY PREVIOUS TIME AND IN DOING SO THE CAR JERKED INTO THE OPPOSITE LANE, HAD A VEHICLE BEEN IN THE OPPOSITE LANE I WOULD HAVE HIT THEM HEAD ON. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT HAD AS HARD OF A LOCKUP SINCE THEN HOWEVER WE HAVE NOT GONE OVER 55 SINCE THEN EITHER. IN THE CITY AT LOWER SPEEDS OF 25-45 YOU CAN STILL FEEL IT LOCKING UP AT TIMES HOWEVER IT IS MUCH MORE EASILY CORRECTED. THE PROBLEM STILL PERSISTS AT ANY SPEED AND DISTANCE, BUT ON 5/23 WAS THE WORST INCIDENT YET AND I EXPECT THAT IT WILL GET WORSE UNTIL IT IS PROPERLY CORRECTED. HYUNDAI THOUGH SAYS THAT THERE IS NO PROBLEM AND ITS ALL PART OF THE NORMAL OPERATIONS OF AN ELECTRONIC STEERING SYSTEM, I HOWEVER AM NOT CONVINCED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

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