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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
86,192 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2009 Hyundai Elantra steering problems

steering problem

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2009 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012014


  • 79,384 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated while driving approximately 10 mph out of a parking space, there was a complete loss of power steering. The engine was turned off and upon restarting, the vehicle resumed normally. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for diagnosis where a trouble code was detected. The power steering software was updated. The manufacturer was notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 79,384.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 042012

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 93,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the steering wheel seized while driving 65 mph. The contact shifted into neutral and shut the vehicle off while it was in motion. Upon restart, the contact regained steering and maneuvered to the shoulder. The failure had since recurred on an intermittent basis. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that the steering motor failed. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 93,000. Updated 02/27/12 updated 02/28/12

- Jay, OK, USA

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