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HYUNDAI ELANTRA Problems with Service Brakes, Steering, Structure

 
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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 Aug 08, 2017
Location LANCASTER, PA
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
All Complaints

ON JULY 14, 2017, I WAS DRIVING MY 2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA AND WAS ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A LEFT HAND TURN AT A SIGNALIZED INTERSECTION AT A SPEED OF ABOUT 15 MILES PER HOUR. ABOUT MIDWAY INTO THE TURN THE STEERING WHEEL LOCKED AND I COULD NOT TURN THE STEERING WHEEL TO COMPLETE THE LEFT TURN. IN ADDITION, I WAS BRAKING AND THE ABS BRAKING DID NOT FUNCTION PROPERLY AND DID NOT STOP THE VEHICLE UNTIL IT RAN INTO A CONCRETE CURB. THE RESULT OF THE MALFUNCTIONS OF THE STEERING AND BRAKING ON MY 2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA WAS DAMAGE TO THE FRONT RIGHT OF THE VEHICLE, INCLUDING BUMPER, WHEEL, TIRE, RADIATOR SUPPORT, ETC. I AM VERY THANKFUL THAT I WAS NOT HIT BY ANOTHER VEHICLE OR INJURED. I AM CONCERNED ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE - OR THE LACK THEREOF - ON JULY 14TH. SOMETHING HAPPENED AND NO ONE SEEMS TO BE ABLE TO EXPLAIN IT DESPITE INSPECTING SCANNING CODES, ETC. THE VEHICLE ENGINE KEPT RUNNING, THE KEY WAS IN THE IGNITION, AND THERE WAS DEPLOYMENT OF THE AIRBAG(S). THERE HAVE BEEN OTHER COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE ELECTRIC ASSISTED STEERING AND BRAKING ON THE 2013 ELANTRA ACCORDING TO RESEARCH. I WANT TO MAKE YOU AWARE OF AN ADDITIONAL COMPLAINT REGARDING MY ELANTRA. THE DAMAGE REQUIRED REPLACEMENT FRIGHT FRONT WHEEL, RIGHT FRONT TIRE, RIGHT FENDER LINER AND INNER BRACKET, RADIATOR SUPPORT, RIGHT HINGE PILLAR, RIGHT LOWER CONTROL ARM, RIGHT FENDER, PAINTING AND 4 WHEEL ALIGNMENT. THE VEHICLE STEERING MALFUNCTIONED AND LOCKED EVEN THOUGHT THE ENGINE WAS STILL RUNNING. THIS MALFUNCTION PROHIBITED ME FROM TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL AND COMPLETING THE LEFT TURN SAFELY. THE BRAKING SYSTEM FAILED AS IT DID NOT STOP THE VEHICLE AND I NOTICED A SLOW ABS SOUND VERSUS THE TYPICAL VERY RAPID ABS SOUND WHEN HARD BRAKING. THE MALFUNCTION OF THE STEERING AND THE BRAKES COULD HAVE CAUSED A CATASTROPHIC FAILURE BUT FORTUNATELY DID NOT.

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