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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,981 miles

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2003 Hyundai Elantra suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #11

Aug 102010

Elantra

  • 80,540 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Elantra. While driving approximately 15-20 mph, the driver side front wheel separated from the vehicle and caused the axle fracture from the vehicle before stalling. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic where the contact was advised of a potential recall associated with the vehicle (NHTSA campaign id number: 09V125000-suspension: Front: Control arm). The contact was advised by an authorized dealer that the vehicle was previously repaired under the recall and any further repairs would be at the expense of the contact. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 80,540.

- Stowe, PA, USA

problem #10

Jun 092010

(reported on)

Elantra 4-cyl

  • miles
2003 Hyundai Elantra. Consumer states several problem with vehicle the consumers stated he received a recall letter from Hyundai and ten days later, the front end of the vehicle collapsed and caused damage to other components within the vehicle.

- Hopewell Junction, NY, USA

problem #9

Mar 282008

Elantra

  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated while pulling into his driveway at relatively low speeds, the passengers side wheel fractured from the vehicle. The failure occurred due to rust and corrosion of the frame and control arm. The contact previously experienced the failure on the drivers side wheel. The manufacturer advised the vehicle was under recall but the parts were not yet available. The vehicle was not repaired and the VIN was not available. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000 and the current mileage was approximately 120,000.

- Princeton , WV, USA

problem #8

Apr 152010

Elantra

  • 91,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Elantra. While the contact was driving approximately 5 mph in a parking lot and heard a noise when the vehicle appeared to encounter a pothole. Suddenly, the vehicle began to skid and stopped immediately. The contact inspected the vehicle and noticed that the front passenger wheel was positioned at an angle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The technician repaired the control arm associated with the recall under NHTSA campaign id number 09V125000 (suspension: Front: Control arm). The failure and current mileages were 91,000.

- Mcloud, OK, USA

problem #7

Oct 052009

Elantra

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Elantra. The contact was driving approximately 10 mph in a parking lot. When pressure was applied to the brake pedal there was a sudden loss of the steering control. The driver was able to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer for inspection. The technician stated the lower control arm detached from the vehicle. The sub axle exhibited excessive corrosion. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 09V125000 (suspension:front:control arm). The vehicle was repaired for the recall remedy. However, the contact was displeased to have received the recall notification not until February 25, 2010; concerning such a serious safety defect issue. The failure mileage and VIN were unavailable.

- Stoneham , MA, USA

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problem #6

Dec 312009

Elantra 4-cyl

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Elantra. The contact received recall notice campaign id number 09V125000, suspension, front control arm. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for the recall repair and was displeased that he incurred a service fee in the amount of $83.43. There was a concern of the recall notification not indicating the cost associated with the remedy repair. Updated 2/17/10 updated 02/22/10.

- Covington, IN, USA

problem #5

Nov 122009

Elantra

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Elantra. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for routine maintenance. The technician detected that the front passenger side lower control arm exhibited excessive rust and a crack. NHTSA campaign id number 09V125000, suspension:front:control arm is related to the failure; however, the VIN was excluded. The contact had concerns of the safety risk involved. The current mileage was 98,000.

- Palm Coast , FL, USA

problem #4

Sep 022009

Elantra

  • 79,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Elantra. She received recall notice # 09V125000 (suspension:front:control arm) and the vehicle has been at the dealer since September of 2009, since the parts were unavailable. The manufacturer was notified, but no assistance was provided. The failure and current mileages were 79,000.

- Trumansburg, NY, USA

problem #3

Aug 112009

Elantra

  • 80,250 miles
2003 Hyundai Elantra has had issues with Hyundai safety recall notice: 09V125000: Front suspension control arm failure while driving at 21 St and ashland in Chicago, the front lower control arm broke away. The control arm was replaced close to the scene, as the vehicle was rendered inoperable; and had to be towed by allstate motor club to the nearest shop. I have receipts for the tow and the repair.

- Wheeling, IL, USA

problem #2

Oct 022009

Elantra

  • 119,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Elantra. While driving 10 mph in a parking lot, he experienced soft brake pedal. Upon further inspection he noticed that the front passenger tire had separated from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, and the technician was in the process of determining the cause of the failure. Also his vehicle identification number was excluded from recall #09V125000 (suspension;front;control arm). However, his control arm has failed. The failure and current mileages were 119,00.

- Pineville, NC, USA

problem #1

Aug 192009

Elantra

  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Elantra. The contact was told that the front suspension control arm was corroded and would not pass inspection without being repaired. NHTSA recall# 09V125000, component: Suspension:front:control arm was related to the failure. The dealer stated that his VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 130,000.

- Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

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