2008 Hyundai ELANTRA Steering Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2008 Hyundai ELANTRA Steering Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1425010
 Internal NHTSA #11046484
 ManufacurerHyundai Motor America
 BrandHYUNDAI
 ModelELANTRA
 Model Year2008
 File date09/11/17
 ComponentSTEERING
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI started my car at the top of my driveway and drove down the driveway toward the road as usual. No traffic was coming from either direction, so i accelerated slightly to make a right turn onto the road. As i was pulling onto the road, i completely lost the ability to steer the vehicle and to control the direction of it. Consequently, i almost went over a 10 to 12 foot high wall on the other side of the road. Fortunately, i was able to prevent going over the wall by braking, but i was paralyzed by shock and fright. A neighbor, who is a retired automobile mechanic came and restarted the car and got it back into my driveway. The car started without difficulty, but the redlight (eps) was showing on the dash. I called the hyundai dealer where it was purchased, but they would not look at it until the following day. When they did, they say that they have "updated the ecu' and charged me $89. 95 for doing so. They claimed that the problem was due to a bad battery; however the battery has never failed to start the vehicle and run all devices. I drive alone, and need to drive at night very often; however i am now afraid to drive the car because i see online that there are many complaints to losing steering ability repeatedly after the "update" to the eps (or ecu). I called hyundai, and the agent told me that my vin was not on the recall list, which she said is now completed. On many of the online accounts of accidents and rollovers due to loss of steering ability, those vehicles vins were also not on the list of vehicles deemed to be affected; however they were having the exact same problems. My car had 47,792 miles at the time of the incident, had no steering recall, and was manufactured june 9, 2008. I am the original owner. Clearly, this vehicle should have also been on the recall list because the problems are identical to those recalled under #127 recall
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure47792
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateMORGANTOWN, WV
VIN pattern KMHDU46D38UXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase17/09/19
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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 Vehicle speed15
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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