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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,151 miles

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2002 Hyundai Elantra suspension problems

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2002 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #29

Jul 122014

Elantra

  • 110,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Elantra. While driving approximately 35 mph, the contact heard a clanking sound and then the control arm fractured. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #28

Jan 312012

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 72,807 miles
2002 Hyundai Elantra. Consumer writes in regards to recall notice concerning front steering or control mechanisms, rust and potential failures the consumer stated on March 10, 2010, she went to the dealer after receiving a recall notice. Upon inspection, it was determined the parts did not need to be replaced. On January 31, 2012, the same parts that were the subject of the recall failed. The consumer stated when the steering failed, the vehicle was violently forced into oncoming traffic which nearly resulted in a head-on collision and was then violently forced back across the lane in which she had been traveling, narrowly missing another vehicle. The vehicle had to be towed as it could not be driven. The consumer had other problems such as the engine light illuminating, due to an internal failure of the catalytic converter and a broken rear spring, as well as weak struts.

- Langhorne, PA, USA

problem #27

Feb 012012

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 72,807 miles
A control arm failed causing the vehicle to swerve wildly into oncoming traffic and then back across the original lane. Collisions with other vehicles and a wheelchair-bound pedestrian were barely avoided. This was supposed to have been corrected through a recall when the car was returned to the dealer for issues of rotting control arms. The recall "repairs" were supposed to have been done on March 12, 2011, at which time the mileage was 60,380.

- Langhorne, PA, USA

problem #26

Nov 182011

Elantra

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2002 Hyundai Elantra. Consumer states vehicle went out of control while driving the consumer stated on July 7, 2009 she took her vehicle to the dealer due to a recall notice she received. The problem was supposedly corrected. On November 18, 2011, while driving 65 mph, the consumer heard a noise which sounded like a tire blow out. Suddenly, the vehicle went out of control. The consumer was able to hold on to the steering wheel and safely skidded onto the shoulder of the highway. Upon checking the tires, she noticed the front driver's side wheel ended perpendicular to the body of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop. An adjuster came out to look at the vehicle and determined the lower left control arm had rotted out.

- Neptune, NJ, USA

problem #25

Nov 182011

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Elantra. The contact was traveling 65 mph when she heard what sounded like a tire blowout. The contact was able to maneuver the vehicle to the shoulder and noticed that the front driver's wheel was turned outward. The contacts insurance company inspected the vehicle and determined that the front drivers side control arm was rusted. The contact was informed that the failure was previously repaired under the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 09V125000 (suspension; front control arm) on 7/17/2009. The contact felt that this was still a safety issue and the manufacturer did not have an adequate repair. The failure and current mileages were 67,000. Updated 01/03/12 updated 01/12/12

- Neptune City, NJ, USA

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problem #24

Jun 052011

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 114,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Elantra. While driving 5 mph, attempting to park, the contact heard an unusual noise outside of the vehicle and suddenly lost control of the steering wheel. The vehicle failed to stop when the brakes were applied and hit a curb which caused the vehicle to come to a complete stop. The vehicle was towed to the closest auto shop for diagnostic testing where they stated the front driver side control arm had fractured. In April of 2010, the vehicle was repaired under a recall with NHTSA campaign id number 09V125000 (suspension: Front: Control arm). The remedy repair was unsuccessful and did not prevent the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was being repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 114,000. Updated 07/08/11 the vehicle was towed to the dealer and the lower control arm was replaced

- Delton, MI, USA

problem #23

Apr 092010

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 110,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Elantra. On April 9, 2010, while driving approximately 15-20 mph approaching an intersection the driver's front tire came off. The vehicle slid about 10 feet then stopped. The vehicle blocked traffic in the intersection. He stated that a police directed traffic during that time. A police report was filed. He called a towing service and the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. The contact received recall letter and referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 09V125000, suspension front:control arm. He scheduled an appointment for April 12,2010 for the recall work to be performed before the failure occurred. The vehicle was in the dealers possession for three months while waiting for the part. After the recall work was performed he heard a loud popping noise coming from the front driver's side tire. The cruise control no longer worked, and water was coming into the vehicle under the floor mat on the driver's side. The failure mileage was 110,000 and the current mileage was 112,000. Updated 12/22/10 updated 12/29/10

- Belmount, MA, USA

problem #22

May 262009

Elantra

  • miles
2002 Hyundai Elantra. Consumer states vehicle has faulty lower control arms the consumer stated the lower control arm failed twice. The consumer became of aware of recall and the dealer replaced the lower control arm free of charge the second time. The first time, the consumer went to a repair shop and paid at his expense. The consumer was also informed the air bag light was on, all four struts needed to be replaced as well as the rims and tires.

- Maplewood, MN, USA

problem #21

Jun 172010

Elantra

  • 48,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated the vehicle would not move as she attempted to accelerate from a traffic stop. The vehicle was towed to a local repair facility. The mechanic advised that the lower a frame assembly was defective and would need to be replaced. The vehicle frame was replaced at the contacts expense. Later, she received notification of NHTSA recall campaign id number: 09V125000 (suspension: Front: Control arm) and contact the manufacturer to advise the recall remedy was performed at her expense. The manufacturer advised she would be reimbursed for the repair but would need to submit all receipts and take the vehicle to the dealer for verification inspection. The dealer advised the front sub frame would need to be replaced. The contact advised the frame was already replaced. The contact was not reimbursed for the repair. No further repairs were made to the vehicle. The failure mileage was approximately 48,000 and the current mileage was approximately 52,000.

- Clarks Summit , PA, USA

problem #20

Mar 162010

Elantra

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that she received a recall notice NHTSA campaign 09V125000, front suspension control arm approximately two or three months ago. She called the dealer to make an appointment for July 6, 2010. The contact was concerned due to the safety issue involved with the control arms considering she has been waiting on the parts for three months. The failure mileage was 140,000. The current mileage was approximately 146,000.

- Castleton , NY, USA

problem #19

Jul 032010

Elantra

  • 115,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Elantra. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to have NHTSA recall #09V125000, suspension front control arm repaired and it appears that it was not repaired. The control arms were covered with rust and were broken. When she was accelerating at a traffic light, there was a noise and the vehicle would not move because the control arm was broken. The vehicle was towed to her residence since the dealership was closed. The vehicle will be towed to the dealer within a few days. The manufacturer was contacted but there was no resolution. The failure and current mileages were 115,000.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #18

May 082010

Elantra

  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Elantra. The vehicle was taken to the dealer on May 8, 2010 for repairs under NHTSA recall campaign id number: 09V125000 (suspension: Front: Control arm). The dealer was unable to repair the vehicle because the part needed was on a national backorder and was not yet available. The contact stated it was beyond a reasonable amount of time to address a safety related recall. The manufacturer advised they would speak with the dealer but would not provide any assistance. The failure and current mileages were 110,000.

- Highland Mills , NY, USA

problem #17

Apr 142010

Elantra 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Elantra. The contact received a recall notification under NHTSA campaign id number 09V125000 (suspension: Front: Control arm). The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for the recall service repair. However, the specific repair part was on a massive back order. The contact stated that the vehicle was left at the dealer who provided her a rental vehicle. However, she had been waiting for a period of three weeks and had concern of the uncertainty of the availability of the recall part. The vehicle had no failure related to the recall defect at the time of the complaint. The VIN was unavailable. Updated 07/26/10. Updated 08/03/10

- Syracuse, NY, USA

problem #16

May 282010

Elantra

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Elantra. While having the vehicle examined for routine repairs, the contact was informed that the front passengers side control arm would need to be replaced. There were no prior warnings and the vehicle was not serviced for the failure. The current and failure mileages were 97,000.

- Arlington, VA, USA

problem #15

Feb 102010

Elantra 4-cyl

  • miles
2002 Hyundai Elantra. Internal corrosion and thinning of steel upon leaving work on February 10, 2010, the consumer backed up and the front lower control arm broke. The vehicle was towed to a auto body center. The consumer was informed that the control arm had rusted through on the right side and the left side was rusted as well. Due to the cost of the repairs, the consumer decided to get rid of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the wreckage yard. The consumer stated she was not informed of a recall and had she known about the recall, she would have kept the vehicle and had it repaired.

- Bedford, PA, USA

problem #14

May 042010

(reported on)

Elantra 4-cyl

  • miles
2002 Hyundai Elantra 2002. Consumer is unhappy with Hyundai motors. The consumer received a recall notice in the mail. The control arms, sub frame and axle had to be replaced.

- Lewiston, ME, USA

problem #13

Mar 042010

Elantra

  • miles
2002 Hyundai Elantra. Steering issues the consumer stated his daughter was driving the vehicle, when suddenly it would not steer correctly and a there was a loud noise coming from the vehicle. When she exited the vehicle, she noticed the left front wheel was positioned outward. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic and upon inspection, the lower front control arm needed to be replaced. The consumers wife discovered a recall had been issued for the exact problem, but a recall was never received. Hyundai was unable to give the consumer a satisfactory answer as to why they never received a recall.

- Waterford, NY, USA

problem #12

Mar 222010

Elantra

  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 20002 Hyundai Elantra. She stated that while driving 5 mph over a speed bump and attempting to make a left turn the steering wheel began turning out of control. The steering wheel then turned rapidly to the right. She was able to stop the vehicle by depressing the brakes without incident. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who stated that the front lower control arm was fractured. The contact was able to locate a recall for the failure (NHTSA campaign id number: 09V125000: Suspension:front:control arm) but upon contacting the dealer, was told that the part required to perform the recall was on back order until April 12, 2010. The dealer was contacted after the 12th of April and stated that the part was still on back order and they were not aware of when it would arrive. The contact was concerned with having her vehicle out of service for such an extended amount of time; since her medical condition required her to make several trips to her physician. There were no repairs made to the vehicle. The failure and current mileages were approximately 83,000.

- Marlboro, MA, USA

problem #11

Feb 052006

Elantra

  • 51,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that while driving at speeds of 55 mph; the vehicle began shaking and pulling to the side. The failure would not occur when traveling at lower speeds and would occur intermittently. At a later date, she received notification of a recall, describing the exact failures experienced with her vehicle (NHTSA campaign id number: 09V125000 (suspension front control arm). The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the parts needed to make the recall repairs were not available. He could not provide a date in which the parts would become available. The dealer deemed the vehicle as unsafe to drive and would not release the vehicle to the contact. The manufacturer was contacted and would not provide any further assistance. There were no repairs made to the vehicle. The approximate failure mileage was 51,000 and the current mileage was 85,000.

- Palmer, MA, USA

problem #10

Mar 022010

Elantra

  • miles
TL * the contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Elantra. The contact received notification of NHTSA recall campaign id number 09V125000: Suspension: Front: Control arm. He made several attempts to contact the dealer and the manufacturer for repairs but to no avail. The contact did not feel he was able to have repairs made within a reasonable amount of time. He stated that he wanted to have the issue resolved immediately to prevent any unwarranted incidents. The contact has not experienced a failure at this time.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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