really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Hyundai Elantra suspension problems

suspension problem

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1998 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 051999


  • Manual transmission
  • miles


While traveling 70mph vehicle bounced, the tires blewout because vehicle was off balance. Prior to this incident, dealer/manufacturer were notified.

- Little Rock, AR, USA

problem #2

Apr 191999


  • miles
Purchased the car 7/98 as a demo with 5500 miles with full factory warranty. 1 month later in 8/98, had driven 5100 miles (which included vacation to North Carolina) and both front tires showing belts. Sent to local tire alignment place for 2 free tires and alignment wheel balancing for all 4 tires. 2 months later (10/98), car is pulling to one side, sometimes the other...tire worn again, replaced tire again after 3,800 miles driven on new tires free of charge. Again alignment and balancing completed. Have now put an additional 12, 500 miles on these tires, purposely not rotating this time, as I did not want to wear out front, switch to rear and wear front out again in short time. I wanted to see how long it would take to see wear. Car shakes badly over 55 mph, also pulls to one side, but switches occasionally and will pull to opposite side. Dealer states problem due only to not rotating tires. I strongly disagree as this has been 3 sets of tires ruined in 21,000 miles. Several tire alignment reps have stated that they are constantly adjusting alignment to Hyundai Elantra specifically, including rep who my dealer has sent me to. One in particular stated almost identical problem in very short time with same type of vehicle with another customer. Will be getting a second opinion from alignment rep of my choice 4-28-99, but feel car is virtual hazard and anticipate continued problems, even if tires replaced a 4th time. Please advise of any suggestions or ideas your department may have regarding my situation. Thank you, kim chronister.

- Barlow, KY, USA

problem #1

Dec 011998


  • miles
This is a 1998 vehicle that is giving consumer problems with stalling. Also the front end shakes very hard while driving at 40 mph. Dealer has been contacted.

- Austell, GA, USA

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