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6.6

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,523 miles

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2014 Hyundai Elantra steering problems

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2014 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #14

Aug 052016

Elantra

  • 12,000 miles

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

The steering sticks in the center position. Extra effort is required to move the steering wheel left or right from the center position when driving. Condition developed at 12,000 miles.

- Port Saint Lucie, FL, USA

problem #13

Jul 302016

Elantra

  • 37,000 miles
After less than 2 years, the car battery dies and disables the control of this particular car and year. Many customers, according to reviews, seem to have the same problem. Should the battery falter when driving on a highway, serious accidents could result. My vehicle was moving at a slow pace in the parking lot when the battery died. I lost control of the car. I was not expecting the battery to die as it is only about 18 months old. I do not have a picture. The car is at the dealership.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #12

Apr 142014

Elantra

  • 19,000 miles
I have a 2014 Hyundai Elantra which for some reason when going into a turn on a road or street that has some bumps on it the car when hitting the bumps chatters sideways. I had filed a complaint once before on the same problem now to add to the problem is the fact that just yesterday on 25 April while driving on a 2 lane road doing about 50 mph there were bumps in the road and I as I navigated the turn my car slid sideways approximately 2 feet and hit the shoulder which blew my rear tire. I just called the service station and it will be approximately $161 to replace the tire. The situation is very dangerous. I could have been hurt seriously or killed, the call was very hard to control after hitting the shoulder and blew out the tire

- Tannersville, NY, USA

problem #11

Jan 012015

Elantra

  • 1,000 miles

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

The steering locks in the center as if there is a catch or something, what happens is, while driving your trying to keep center in your lane, as the car will either drift to the left or right, it will never stay centered, ok so while doing so, once you try to correct to center the car, the steering wheel seems to lock or catches, so as, when your trying to correct it, it takes a lot of force to over come this locking or catching in the steering wheel, so much as to, once your able to over come the locking/catching it then over corrects and causes the car to dart the opposite direction. It has caused me numerous times to go into on coming traffic or onto the shoulder, this is very dangerous, as I race dirt track, I know how to handle a car and I can say with a 100% firm conviction, that this is absolutely unsafe and a huge hazard to human life.. and this happens every time you drive it and at all speeds, though becomes increasingly dangerous as speeds increase, now also ill be making a youtube video of it soon.. 2014 Hyundai Elantra electronic steering dangers or something of the like.. I really hope this is resolved asap.. peace and thanks for this forum.

- Chandler, TX, USA

problem #10

Oct 012014

Elantra

  • 9,000 miles
When driving at highway speeds in a straight line the steering sticks. As the car drifts in the lane it takes an extreme amount of pressure to move the steering wheel and then it over corrects. I have two Elantras and they both have the same problem. I have been researching and see people have had this complaint since 2011.

- Laguna Vista, TX, USA

problem #9

Nov 092015

Elantra

  • 13,000 miles
2014 Elantra with approximately 13,000 miles. At highway speeds 50-70mph, the steering wheel sticks at the center position. Slight pressure normally required to change lanes does not effectively turn the steering wheel enough to correct steering in order to remain in a straight line. When enough pressure is applied to correct steering, a slight pop is felt in the steering wheel. Additional complaints can be found at www.Hyundai-forums.com/md-2011-present-Elantra-sedan-coupe/226066-steering-binding-sticking.html by other Elantra owners.

- Catonsville, MD, USA

problem #8

Jun 172015

Elantra

  • 14,000 miles

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

Suspension consistently bounces over bumps on the freeway, sometimes so severe the car feels as if it will lose control and end up in another lane. Dealer replaced both rear shocks, which provided little improvement, as the front of the car still seems to bounce/hop over bumps at most speeds over 15mph. Vehicle still feels unstable, unsafe to drive. All dealers seem to deny there is an issue with seemingly little diagnostic work done. After checking Hyundai-forums.com, found I'm not the only one to experience this unpleasant nature of the suspension after a few thousand miles. Note: Car did not handle this terribly when new.

- West Jordan, UT, USA

problem #7

Aug 222015

Elantra

  • 16,500 miles
While driving on 5 freeway in California my 2014 Hyundai Elantra started to violently shake like someone hitting the brake. I threw it in neutral and help my wife turn the steering wheel because we lost power steering. We got lucky and had a space to coast to the side of the road. When we got towed to tuttle-click in irvine, ca and our car turned into the service department, they basically said we are on our own to find a ride back home and no loaner car. Two days later I have to call them to find out the problem, first a technician said that it was a bad battery but that would not have caused it to completely shut down. Then a few hours later the service manager calls to say it was the battery and that is what caused it to shut down on us. After (4) days of keeping the car, the Hyundai dealership said that our battery had a catastrophic failure which caused our car to completely shut down on the freeway. I have filed a complaint with Hyundai corporate but don't know what they can do?

- Mission Viejo, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 042015

Elantra

  • 6,400 miles
The issue is with the steering. No power steering, very hard to turn the steering wheel. Called the dealer. Brought the car to the dealer. 08/04/2015. Diagnose: The steering wheel and column all need to be replaced. The make of this car is a 2014 Elantra GT with only 6400 miles. 08/21/2015 still waiting on the part that is back order to come in.

- Mills River, NC, USA

problem #5

Jan 082015

Elantra

  • 14,000 miles
On the Elantra GT, there is notable problem with the rear suspension system. When holding the vehicle in a turn to go around a curve, such as a highway ramp, the vehicle's rear end will hop if it hits a bump in the road. I imagine this happens when going straight as well, but is not as noticeable. When going around a curve, the back and will fishtail slightly causing the vehicle to become unstable in its path. On dry road, this doesn't usually present a problem as traction is restored quickly. However, on a wet or slick road the situation could prove to be more dangerous. Luckily, that scenario has not happened to me. Yet. There are various complaints about this issue across the internet for all models of the current generation Elantra (coupe, sedan and hatchback). Some people report that changing the rear shocks with better aftermarket ones seems to solve the problem. This needs to be addressed by Hyundai.

- Howell, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jun 142013

Elantra

  • 2,500 miles

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

Purchased vehicle May 2013. Noticed it pulled to the right severely. Dealership could not duplicate. Took shop foreman for a ride on 3 lane 65 mph highway. Taking a left curve I let go of the steering wheel. Car pulled to right and crossed two lanes. They decided to attempt to repair. All I remember is rotation of tires and I was told they could never be rotated again. Car is easier to drive but not completely repaired. Tired of messing with it. I hate this car and do not like driving it. There is a steering and suspension problem. I also have excessive wear on my tires, they have 18,000 miles on them and will need to be replaced soon.

- Morris, OK, USA

problem #3

Jun 172014

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 50 miles
While driving at highway speeds, the rear of the 2014 Elantra consistently sways and at times causes vehicle to actually drift into other lanes which is a huge safety issue to me and my family, my fiancee is actually fearful of driving this car as I am. We have had the car back at dealer and have been told it's the way the car is made. I actually spoke on phone with Hyundai motors eastern seaboard district manager [xxx] ( his phone number is [xxx] )and claims he has never heard of the swaying issue. I feel I am loosing control of car and possibly going to have accident, seems like manufacturer won't do anything until someone is killed because they refuse to accept responsibility and issue a recall. For the money I paid for this car I feel I got ripped off. Hyundai needs to be sued in court. If anyone is interested in getting a class action lawsuit going please contact me, my email is [xxx] we have rights, let's band together and force Hyundai to fix problem before someone we love gets killed by Hyundai's refusal to fix this extreme safety issue. If enough of us stand together we can win, Hyundai doesn't care about our safety or the safety of our loved ones riding in these cars. So email me and let's get this lawsuit started before someone gets hurt or killed, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Everett, MA, USA

problem #2

Aug 062014

Elantra

  • 1,575 miles
I got this as a rental car and am afraid to drive it. Every time I go over a pothole, I feel like I lose control of the car. I've never had a car feel like this and it just feels dangerous.

- South San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 022014

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 1,300 miles
On 5/30/14 I purchased a 2013 Hyundai Elantra close out with 54 miles on it. At 4300 miles I lost all control of the steering and the car went across 3 lanes of interstate 3 times before I regained control of the car. I returned the car to the dealer and had to "trade it in" to get a different car. I left the dealer with a 2014 Elantra limited on 7/21/14 having to pay them an $4500 extra. The 2014 felt better on the road now at 1300 miles I start felling the same fish tailing feel when the car is going interstate speed 70mph. As I write this the car now has 1944 miles and the condition is getting worse. I drive the same interstate everyday and the road conditions have not changed. I no longer can drive this car interstate speed, I now have to drive it at no more than 55mph. The 2013 did this fish tail or wander also, and just before it went out of control it did it sharply for no reason. Now I have concern this will happen with this car also as the symptoms that are starting are the same. I called Hyundai customer care and filed a complaint, they said they would do what needed to be done to fix this issue. The wobble and unstable feel driving this car, is a very on edge unpleasant ride as one does not know if it will lose control. I do not know if it is the steering or the stability control or even the suspension that is the issue. You can't feel the wobble in the steering wheel, you feel it though out the car. I have now had two Elantra's driven them a combined mileage of 7000 miles in 8 weeks and both have the same issue. Something is very wrong with the control of these cars and there needs to be a recall, I can't be that unlucky to get the only two cars out there with the same issue.

- Piedmont, AL, USA

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