2013 Hyundai Elantra Problems

 

2013 Elantras are displaying significant problems. 

Early patterns show issues with the controlling wandering/ pulling to one side. Elantra owners have attempted sensor modification, wheel arrangements, and actually supplanting axles, most with no good fortune. Hyundai has made vehicle buybacks through assertion; however that once in a while works out well monetarily for owners at last.

Additionally there is an example of grumblings about the 2013 Elantra brakes granulating at low mileage. It appears to be there was a terrible cluster of OEM pads & rotors, however so far Hyundai is not doing a review. Rather Hyundai issued a TSB & dealers have been supplanting pads & rotors on a for every grumbling premise.


Recall notices have been issued for the 2013 Hyundai Elantra by the NHTSA. The complete details of recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Hyundai service shop immediately!

2013 Hyundai Elantra AIR BAGS: SIDE/WINDOW, STRUCTURE NHTSA Campaign #13V115000

Date Announced: APRIL 01, 2013

Vehicles Affected: 186,250

Summary:

Hyundai Motor Company is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Elantra vehicles manufactured from November 12, 2010, through March 5, 2013. A support bracket attached to the headliner may become displaced during a side curtain airbag deployment.

 

Consequence:

If the headliner support bracket makes contact with an occupant during a crash, it may cause a laceration injury.

Actions:

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will apply adhesive strips to the headliner, free of charge. The safety recall began during April 2013. Hyundai's recall campaign number is 109.

II. NHTSA COMPLAINTS

 

Date Complaint Filed: 08/05/2014
Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM , ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL , SERVICE BRAKES

Date of Incident: 01/21/2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10618925

 

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Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor Company

Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5NPDH4AE3DH...

SUMMARY:

WAS TAKING TRASH TO THE DUMP, 1 PERSON'S WORTH, GOING 5 MPH 1/ OF MILE FROM MY HOME, CAR VEERED TO RIGHT EDGE OF PAVEMENT, AND WHERE A BULLDOZER HAD DRUG ROAD EDGES AND BROKE PAVEMENT OFF, CAUSED ME TO HIT A TREE AT A VERY SLOW SPEED. I REVERSED CAR, BACKED UP 50 FT. AND CAR SHUT ITSELF OFF & WINDSHIELD GOT EXTREMELY HOT, AND I GOT OUT OF VEHICLE, SMOKE COMING FROM HOOD AREA, LEFT MY PURSE, AND WALKED ACROSS ROAD TO ASK FOR FIRE EXTINGUISHER. MAN HAD JUST GOT UP, HADN'T HAD COFFEE ,AND INVITED ME IN. I WENT BACK OUTSIDE AND SAW CAR WAS BURNING, SO I STAYED ON HIS PORCH, THEN FRONT YARD. I KNEW TRASH MAY HAVE AEROSOL CANISTERS, AND NOT WORTH MY LIFE TO TRY TO GO THROUGH FIRE TO SAVE MY PURSE. COPS CAME (9:45-10:15 AM , AND SAID I LOOKED FUNNY AND ARRESTED ME ACCUSING ME OF BEING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF MEDICATION. I WAS NOT ON ANY MEDICINE AND DEFINITELY NOT DRINKING. CAR WAS A TOTAL LOSS AFTER EXPLOSION AND I HAVE NOT HAD ANOTHER FOR OVER 8 MONTHS. I AM ON DISABILITY FOR FIBROMYALGIA, NEURALGIA, & OSTEOPOROSIS, AND HOLLOW BONES. I FALL QUITE OFTEN (ONE LEG IS SHORTER THAN OTHER). OFFICER HIMSELF DREW MY BLOOD IN A PUBLIC PLACE, AND REFUSED TO LET ME SEE MY ATTORNEY 3 TIMES. I NEVER GOT TO USE A PHONE IN 2 DAYS. BUT VEHICLE WAS PROBLEMATIC FROM DAY 1 , BATTERY WOULD NOT HOLD A CHARGE, JUMP A RIDING LAWN MOWER , AND WOULD JUST CUT OFF WHILE I WAS GOING DOWN THE ROAD. STEERING WAS ALSO A PROBLEM FROM DAY ONE, LIKE TIRES WERE NEVER ALIGNED. 

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Date Complaint Filed: 08/01/2014
Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL , SERVICE BRAKES , STEERING

Date of Incident: 07/07/2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10618291

 

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Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor Company

Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): KMHDH4AE7DU...

SUMMARY:

BOUGHT THIS CAR NEW AS A CLOSEOUT ON MAY 30TH 2014. I WAS ON INTERSTATE 57 GOING SOUTH ABOUT 60 MILES OUT OF PADUCAH KY DRIVING THE POSTED SPEED LIMIT WITH THE CRUISE CONTROL ON. WITH NO WARNING THE CAR WENT TO THE LEFT ACROSS 3 LANES AND THEN BACK TO THE RIGHT 3 LANES AND AGAIN TO THE LEFT 3 LANES BEFORE I COULD REGAIN CONTROL. THE SEMI BEHIND ME JUST ABOUT JACK KNIFED TRYING TO AVOID HITTING ME. IT WAS ONLY BECAUSE THE TRAFFIC WAS VERY LIGHT AND THE SEMI AND I WERE THE ONLY ONES ON THE ROAD IN THAT AREA AT THE TIME THIS HAPPENED, OR THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN A MAJOR ACCIDENT. I TOOK THE CAR TO THE DEALER IN PADUCAH THEY SAID IT WAS MY BRAKES, THEY CUT THE ROUTERS. I COULD NOT DRIVE THE CAR EVEN AFTER THE REPAIR OVER 55 MPH AS IT WOULD WANDER TO THE LEFT AND TO THE RIGHT. WHEN I RETURNED TO MY HOME STATE I TOOK THE CAR BACK TO THE DEALER AND TOLD THEM TO RETURN IT TO HYUNDAI. I WAS TOLD BY THE DEALER THAT THEY NEVER HEARD OF THIS EVER HAPPENING TO ANYONE ELSE. I HAVE SEEN REPORTS OF OTHERS HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM SO THIS IS A COVER UP BY HYUNDAI. THE STEERING ON THE HYUNDAI IS BAD! THERE NEEDS TO BE A MAJOR RECALL ON THIS ELECTRONIC STEERING. THE COMPLAINTS ARE FROM SONATA OWNERS ALSO.

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Date Complaint Filed: 06/02/2014
Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL , STEERING , SUSPENSION

Date of Incident: 05/28/2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10595622

Vehicle MakeModelModel Year(s) HYUNDAI ELANTRA 2013

Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor Company

Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5NPDH4AEXDH...

SUMMARY:

RENTAL CAR, HYUNDAI ELANTRA 2013, FROM ENTERPRISE. VEHICLE UNSAFE TO DRIVE, CAN LOSE STEERING CONTROL VERY EASILY, WHICH I EXPERIENCED FIRST HAND DURING RAINY CONDITIONS. THE OTHER DRIVERS IN FRONT AND BEHIND ME DID NOT HAVE ANY ISSUES WITH STEERING, BUT THIS VEHICLE LOST CONTROL...UPDATED 07/15/14 *BF  

     

Date Complaint Filed: 05/15/2014
Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL , SERVICE BRAKES , STEERING

Date of Incident: 04/30/2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10588732

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Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor Company

Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): KMHDH4AE1DU...

SUMMARY:

I WAS IN THE FAR LEFT LANE OF INTERSTATE 255 IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS. A TRACTOR TRAILER WAS IN THE PROCESS OF CUTTING MY OFF WHEN I HONKED AND HE PROCEED BACK INTO HIS LANE. I HAD BRAKED QUICKLY AND WITH BOTH HANDS ON THE WHEEL WHEN THE CAR LOST CONTROL AND I WAS SWERVING WITHIN THE LANE FOR AROUND 2 MINUTES BEFORE I COULD REGAIN CONTROL OF THE CAR. I ALMOST CLIPPED ANOTHER CAR AS WELL AS THE MEDIAN, BUT BARLEY MISSED BOTH. I HAD BOTH HANDS ON THE WHEEL, I DID NOT STOMP ON THE BRAKES, AND YET I STILL LOST CONTROL OF THE CAR. IT ALSO CONSTANTLY SWAYS TO ONE SIDE AS WELL AS THE BRAKES LOSE GRIP IF YOU RUN OVER ANY BUMP AT ALL. YOU GUYS NEED TO RECALL THESE CARS, THEY ARE NOT SAFE AND I AM NOT PAYING ALMOST 400 DOLLARS A MONTH FOR A CAR THAT COULD EASILY INJURE ME IN AN ACCIDENT.

Date Complaint Filed: 05/09/2014
Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL , FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

Date of Incident: 05/03/2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10587374

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Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor Company

Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5NPDH4AE0DH...

SUMMARY:

THE FIRST INCIDENT OCCURRED AS I WAS ON AN ON RAMP ABOUT TO MERGE ON TO A HIGHWAY. THE CAR LOST POWER AND ACTED LIKE IT WAS ABOUT TO STALL - THOUGH THERE WAS GAS (IT WAS ABOUT 1/4 FULL); ITS AN AUTOMATIC SO AS FAR AS I COULD TELL IT WAS NOT IN THE WRONG GEAR. IT REVVED UP BUT DID NOT GAIN ANY SPEED. SOMEHOW IT RECOVERED AND I WAS ABLE TO CONTINUE WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT. I AM NOT SURE WHERE THIS FALLS - BUT EVEN THOUGH WE BALANCE AND ROTATE THE TIRES EVERY 5000 MILES THE CAR HAS BEEN PULLING TO THE RIGHT. WHEN IT IS WINDY OR IF THE ROAD IS BUMPY YOU HAVE TO GRIP THE STEERING WHEEL VERY TIGHTLY TO KEEP IT IN THE LANE.

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Date Complaint Filed: 03/17/2014
Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL , STEERING , SUSPENSION

Date of Incident: 03/15/2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10572939

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Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor Company

Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): KMHD35LE8DU...

SUMMARY:

THE ESC PITCHED THE CAR SIDEWAYS @ 65MPH ON I-84 S OF STURBRIDGE MA. THE CAR HAS NO DIRECTIONAL STABILITY AS IT WANDERS SIDE-TO-SIDE REQUIRING CONSTANT STEERING CONTROL. *TR

Date Complaint Filed: 02/13/2014
Component(s): ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL , STEERING

Date of Incident: 02/13/2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10564283

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Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor Company

Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5NPDH4AE6DH...

SUMMARY:

WHILE DRIVING ACROSS A BRIDGE, THE CAR'S REAR WILL LURCH TO ONE SIDE AND THEN BACK AGAIN. IT ALSO HAPPENS ON ROUGH ROADS. THERE IS ONE PARTICULAR BRIDGE THAT I HATE DRIVING OVER BECAUSE I KNOW IT WILL HAPPEN. I FEAR THAT IF THIS HAPPENS IN SLIPPERY CONDITIONS, I'LL LOSE CONTROL. READING FROM OTHERS COMMENTS, IT DOESN'T APPEAR HYUNDAI WILL DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. MY 2007 DIDN'T HAVE THIS ISSUE. I'M ALSO HAVING AN ISSUE WITH THE ENGINE MAKING A GRINDING NOISE ON START UP. THERE ARE YOUTUBE VIDS THAT SHOW IT TOO. THE BRAKES MAKE A HORRIBLE GRINDING NOISE. ALSO THE CAR IS DIFFICULT TO KEEP IN A STRAIGHT LINE, YOU CONSTANTLY HAVE TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS. I'VE HAD MANY CARS, NEVER THESE KINDS OF ISSUES. A REAL DISAPPOINTMENT. WISH I HAD KEPT MY 2007 ELANTRA. *TR