pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,483 miles

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2014 Hyundai Elantra suspension problems

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2014 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #9

Apr 142014


  • 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 #8

Apr 012016


  • 19,000 miles
When driving on the highway or a street and encounter a curve in the road, with some bumps in the road, the car just chatters sideways. Sometimes enough to almost go into the other lane. When you hit a bump straight on it just feels like the car is bottoming out. In my opinion I really feel that the suspension system is absolutely terrible and is very dangerous as if you hit more than one bump the car literally moves from 2 to 3 feet sideways. I have read on Hyundai forums of similar situations and it seems Hyundai does not acknowledge any problem.

- Tannersville, NY, USA

problem #7

Jun 172015


  • 14,000 miles
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 #6

Jan 082015

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 5,000 miles


When going around minor bends in the road if you hit a pothole the rearend fishtails. One stretch of road that is travelled daily is a 25 mph speed limit with railroad tracks on the bend. Every time you hit the tracks the back end jumps to the right. The other day we had light snow went around a turn at a green light the back end hit a bump and almost spun me out at a speed of 15.

- Lewistown, PA, USA

problem #5

Jan 082015


  • 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

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problem #4

Mar 242014

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 1,500 miles
While driving at speeds up to 55-70 mph, I noticed when I go over potholes the entire backend fish tails. I took it to the dealer I purchased the vehicle from, they could not replicate. This happens every time I hit a pothole, uneven train tracks or uneven road conditions.took it to another mechanic who couldn't either. Now I'm at another Hyundai dealership who also cannot replicate. I've noticed a lot of people complaining about this and now it's winter. Lots of roads are horrible in Illinois and I'm afraid if I hit a pothole while there is snow on the ground that my car will spin out of control and crash. I agree with another complainant that it will take a death before Hyundai does anything. I saw on car complaints that Hyundai is aware since the 2013 model yet has done nothing. I feel bad for giving the dealership a bad review but someone needs to notice. I do not feel safe and I went back to Hyundai because I had such great luck with my 2003 Elantra, also brand new. I can't say the same about my 2014 Elantra, they look nicer but not sure about the quality under the body. Also noticed that the tires spin on the slightest bit of wet condition, looked that up and the hankook optimos have been given horrible reviews. Might want to rethink the model and tire used, I've owned a no-name brand tire and didn't have that issue. They may not last long but at least I felt safe.

- Palos Hills, IL, USA

problem #3

Jun 142013


  • 2,500 miles


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 #2

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 #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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