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

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2008 Hyundai ELANTRA Steering Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID859924
 Internal NHTSA #10402404
 Model Year2008
 File date14/04/11
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemThis is a follow-up to odi number 10395729, power steering failure on a 2008 hyundai elantra. This second incident occurred three days and 26 miles driven after the initial repair by the dealership. In this case, i was idling in the left hand turning lane of a 6 lane divided highway, waiting in a line of cars for a left-turn green arrow. The steering wheel twitched, tried to rotate really, in my hands, then felt locked. I looked at the dashboard and the red eps light was on. I had researched hyundai eps light problems on the internet since my first incident, and some posters recommended turning off the engine and restarting the car to activate the steering again. I tried this and the eps light did go out when the car restarted, and the feeling of steering wheel control returned. I was able to drive off the highway but got no more than 1/4 mile total before the steering locked again and the eps light was on again. I drifted to the curb and restarted the car again. The steering came back on again, and i proceeded about another 1/4 mile at slow speed before the steering locked again and the eps light reappeared. I restarted the car again and this time was able to drive the last block to my home and pulled to the curb. While idling there, the eps light came on and the steering wheel locked again. I called the dealer for assistance, and they returned my call and told me to call hyundai roadside assistance for a tow. The dealership kept the car several days as they needed to order a part. The work order states '13090 sop part, replace steering column, part # 56310-2h300, shaft c1290 torque sensor abd'. In one month of driving since this repair, i have had no red eps lights, no steering failure. However, the steering wheel does continue to twitch on its own, sometimes while idling, sometimes while moving. I feel the dealership has treated me fairly, but i remain concerned about the long term consequences of this defect.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure13090
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 purchase22/01/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders4
Drive train typeFWD
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed0
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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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