Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,656 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.

2012 Hyundai Elantra steering problems

steering problem

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2012 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

May 012012


  • 50 miles


Purchased Elantra 3 days ago and noticed car pulling to left. On highway especially nearly went off road, veered into other lanes. Must keep constant pressure on wheel wants to pull away if hand pressure releases. Car at 200 miles went to dealer after 2 days, they acted surprised as if they never heard of it happening. Dealership looked at car (2 hours) stated they centered the steering wheel? and did an alignment. During test drive later with mechanic car veered to left constantly and nearly went off the road several times when I let go of steering wheel. Mechanic reported that car performed within standards. Have filed complaint with Hyundai, and with bernardi dealership. Car is unsafe to drive! brand new just days old. Requesting replacement of car since I have safety concerns about the vehicle.

- Mansfield, MA, USA

problem #2

Mar 092012

Elantra 4-cyl

  • miles
While driving on straight roads the vehicle veers hard towards the right. We have to fight to keep it on the road. It feels like we are driving on a slippery icy road, always steering the car back and forth in order to keep it on the road. It is physically exhausting driving this car, hanging on hard to the steering wheel to keep it out of the ditch. Dealership claims nothing is wrong with electronic steering.

- Baraboo, WI, USA

problem #1

Oct 192011


  • 1,006 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Elantra. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle began to shift abnormally into the left lane. The contact stated that the failure recurred when driving various speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics where the technician advised the contact that the vehicle would need a wheel alignment. The alignment was performed but the failure continued. The manufacturer was contacted and recommended that the technicians replace the rear axle. The rear axle was replaced but to no avail. The approximate failure mileage was 1,006.

- Cathedral City, CA, USA

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