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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,114 miles

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2001 Hyundai Elantra suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #7

Feb 062009

(reported on)


  • miles


Ltr from congressman murphy on behalf of constituent who is requesting an investigation an automotive failure with her 2001 Hyundai Elantra. Without warning, the front suspension broke apart; the lower control arm broke in two separate spots which caused the front wheel to separate from the suspension. The end result was the front end of the vehicle fell onto the pavement.

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #6

Jan 152009


  • 108,000 miles
Just came off int. 95 applied brakes at red light and lower control arm broke off. Sent car into curb and had to have it towed. Shop showed me the damage and the control arm is completely rotted. Still there waiting on parts. Updated 04/22/09.

- Natick, MA, USA

problem #5

Nov 142007

Elantra 6-cyl

  • miles
Replaced lower control arms left and right sides.

- Fanwood, NJ, USA

problem #4

Aug 242007

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,800 miles


When applying brakes at 30 mph, vehicle went out of control and was nearly involved in a crash. Passenger side control arm was determined to be rotted away. No other signs of visible rust on the bottom of the vehicle. Dealer was impressed by the failure and took photos to email to Hyundai district representative who denied any defective parts or blame on Hyundai's part. Dealer is replacing the control arm at my expense. Part is being saved.

- Gibsonia, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 202007

Elantra 6-cyl

  • miles
Driving at a speed of about 25mph, I stopped quick to avoid a car coming out of side street. After stopping the car would not move. When checked by a mechanic he said he had never seen anything like this. The lower control arm on the left side of car had rotted away at one point, and the metal was paper thin. He than told me it was good that I was not going at a high rate of speed when this happened, or I would have had a serious accident. I was lucky, but if this defect is on other cars someone may get killed. This was on a 2001 Hyundai Elantra. I'm now waiting for the part to replace it.

- Barrington, RI, USA

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problem #2

Feb 242007

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 160,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Hyundai Elantra. While driving 25 mph and applying the brakes the contact heard a loud sound and the vehicle veered to the left, and he was unable to steer the vehicle to the side of the road. The contact observed the steering wheel to the right and noticed that the lower control arm was crumbled and the tire was pushed into the inner fender. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, who confirmed that the lower control arm was damaged. The current and failure mileage was 160,000. Updated 10/31/07

- Ridge, NH, USA

problem #1

Jul 232005

Elantra 4-cyl

  • miles
The consumer stated that the lower control arm on the front passenger side rusted and resulted in the wheel falling off. The vehicle had to be towed. The front driver's side control arm also rusted. The dealer told the consumer that the same thing is likely to happen again with the other side. Dealer suggested they should contact the manufacturer. The manufacturer called the dealer, and the district manager said that the part was not defective and denied the claim. The cost of repairs was $1,500. A complaint was filed by consumer's son in law. Also pictures were available.

- Saint Petersberg, FL, USA

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