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

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2008 Hyundai ELANTRA Steering Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID853410
 Internal NHTSA #10395729
 Model Year2008
 File date11/04/11
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemThe power steering failed while driving my 2008 hyundai elantra at the speed limit on a 4 lane, non divided highway in rush hour traffic. I was driving my car to work in normal morning rush hour traffic. I was about 7 miles into a normal 10 mile commute. There was no warning. While moving at the speed limit, the steering wheel locked up. My initial thought was that the car had somehow stalled. I rapidly pumped the brakes to slow down and warn other cars. It is a manual transmission, so i depressed the clutch and pressed the accelerator. I heard the engine rev, so i realized it was power steering failure, not a stall. I continued to pumped the brakes and fought with the steering to maintain control. I am old enough to have driven cars that did not have power steering, but steering in this condition was more difficult than that. I slowed the car without incident and managed to pull it into a parking lot. I realized that the parking lot was connected to a side street and was only a block away from the dealer where i purchased the vehicle, so i drove the car onto their lot. The dashboard showed one red light, 'eps". Only after stepping out of the car did i realize how shaken up i was, it was probably poor judgment to drive even that one block. I left the car for them to service. From the service write-up: upon insp tech found steering angle sensor is defective. Code c1259, & c1290 present. Tech replaced sensor & cleared code. Oper to mfr spec. The dealership did this under warranty, no charge. They also performed 2 other recalls related to airbags while the car was there. I purchased this car new from this dealer and they are the only ones to ever service it. I have no reason to fault the dealer, i appreciate their work. For the car however, this is a dangerous situation. I had no prior warning of any type that the steering was defective or would fail. It failed while the vehicle was moving. This incident could have had very dire results.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure13064
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateCHANTILLY, VA
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase18/02/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders4
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 Vehicle speed35
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 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
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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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