definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,974 miles

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2008 Hyundai Elantra suspension problems

suspension problem

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2008 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 092016


  • 35,895 miles


Car loses power when driving car at low speed, car just shuts down and would need to place in park and restart the car, also lost power steering while driving car on the freeway, card wheel locked and car lost all power, was able to place it in park and restarted it, but was with out power steering, car shakes when driving passed 70 miles an hr.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 232015


  • 64,000 miles
Rear driver side wheel suddenly partially separated from vehicle suspension -- wheel was tilted-in at the top of wheel and tilted-out out at bottom of wheel -- severely limiting vehicle steering/breaking control. Hyundai dealer said that a bolt and strut required replacement. Hyundai motor America (hma) reported that the service manager at its dealer told it that "it appears that the condition appears to be caused by an outside influence". return of replaced parts was requested but only a strut was returned by the dealer. Hma notified but determined not to take any action other than its inquiry to its dealer.

- Larchmont, NY, USA

problem #2

Apr 162013

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 84,000 miles
On the morning of April 16th, my 2008 Hyundai Elantra (84000 miles) started making an unusual sound from the rear right. At roughly the same time, the ESC light came on. As I was within miles of a mechanic, I drove the car to the shop to have it put on the lift. Once it was on the lift and the weight was off the suspension, there was a loud metallic noise from the right rear. Upon inspection, the bolt for the right rear upper control arm had sheered, but the control arm itself was frozen in place by rust against the vehicle body. Additional bolts were also frozen in place within the suspension bushings and could not be moved by hand. I called my insurance company, and they recommended the car be towed to a collision shop. When the vehicle was removed from the lift to be towed, the rear passenger side tire collapsed inward against the wheel-well. The vehicle required a flat bed as it could not be towed due to the suspension problem. At the collision shop, it was noted that the majority of the bolts on the rear suspension were rusted, along with the cross-member. The rear cross-member and attached components required replacement. In addition, it was noted the rear driver side tire was misaligned and "badly cupped" despite having been replaced and aligned several months ago.

- Dayton, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 042010

Elantra 4-cyl

  • miles
My car I bought brand new in March of 09 I had about 9200 miles when things started to bang they change rubbers mounts I took in back they said we don't know what it is we can not fix it then I took it to another Hyundai dealer and they said the same thing they had people from Hyundai New Jersey and they looked at it and could not find nothing its still banging I took it back 7-8 times there lazy or don't know what there doing I do have a warranty.

- Montpelier, VT, USA

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