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Front Suspension Wheel Bearing Problems of Hyundai Elantra



Hyundai Elantra owners have reported 7 problems related to front suspension wheel bearing (under the suspension category).

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2013 Hyundai Elantra 1
Failure Date: 11/12/2013

At around 38000 miles I noticed that I was hearing a lot of noise out of the rearend of the vehicle. Thinking it was a bad wheel bearing I took it to a dealer and they said my rear tires were bald and needed replaced. I took a look at the rear tires after leaving the dealership and noticed it was a very uneven and irregular tire wear pattern so I took it back to the dealership and they told me it was because I needed to rotate my tires more often (tires were rotated every 3000 miles when oil was changed) and that was why the irregular wear on only the 2 rear tires. The wear appeared as wavy spots where the tire had no tread then right next to that it had plenty of tread left. So I gave in bought all 4 brand new tires and after 1500 miles I went ahead and rotated the tires noticing that the rear tires had already began to wear in the exact same pattern so I took it back to the dealership and they told me it was a bad set of tires. Needless to say I took it to a local tire shop and had them check the alignment on the back tires even though it is a solid rear axle. The alignment check showed that the rear wheels do not track straight and that is what is causing the rear tires to wear very fast. I took this information back to the dealership which refused to check the alignment on the rear wheels because it is a solid axle vehicle and there is no adjustment for it. They continued to blame the tires and rotation schedule for the problem. After doing more research on the web this is a known problems with the Hyundai Elantras and the dealerships refuse to fix it even knowing that problem with this particular vehicle. If a tire ends up blowing out due to the rear axle not being mounted correctly I could see that being a big problem.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2001 Hyundai Elantra 2
Failure Date: 09/04/2010

The contact owns a 2001 Hyundai Elantra. While driving 25 mph, the steering became uncontrollable and the wheel began moving right to left. The contact was able to regain control and coasted to the side of the road; when she inspected, she saw that both front tires were turn inward. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed that the wheel bearings, power steering, struts and lug nuts needed to be replaced. The manufacturer had not been notified. The failure mileage was approximately 138,000.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2003 Hyundai Elantra 3
Failure Date: 03/09/2006

: the contact stated when the brake pedal was depressed at any speed there was extended braking distance. A significant amount of brake fluid was added to the master cylinder which did not correct the problem. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. However, the problem could not be duplicated, and no repairs have been made. The manufacturer was contacted. There is NHTSA recall # 03v257000 concerning the service brakes: hydraulic: hose, pipes and fittings. The vehicle has the same problems as indicated in the recall. It is not included in the recall due to the VIN. Updated 5/24/2006 - the vehicle has gone into repair on numerous times and has been reported many of the same brake issues each time, most of which have exacerbated to the point to make the vehicle completely unsafe to operate. Hyundai performed a diagnostic on the vehicle and found it to be more than completely inoperable. Updated 06/01/ 2006. Updated 07/17/2006. Updated.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2002 Hyundai Elantra 4
Failure Date: 07/28/2004

When braking consumer would hear a knocking noise coming from the rear end. Dealership was notified, but did not resolve the problem. The dealer replaced many component attempting to alleviate the noise. The last repairs included the dealer replacing the right rear wheel bearing at 13250 miles.

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car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2003 Hyundai Elantra 5
Failure Date: 08/14/2003

Vehicle had whining/grinding noise coming from both front and rear begining in Aug 04 @ 10200 miles. Car has been taken to dealer 9 times for this problem. Rear brakes began clicking as they were applied. Brake cylinders were replaced. Then rear wheel bearings were replaced. Front wheel bearings where then replaced. Car was okay after 13 Nov 03, but the rear wheel bearings went out again in Jan 04. Vehicle was submitted for lemon law, and Hyundai would not re-purchase vehicle because only "two" actual attempts were made to repair(which is a crock of crap). Vehicle has been having numerous other minor issues that the dealer has failed to fix. Vehicle is scheduled to return for bearing replacement again this month(March 04).

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2003 Hyundai Elantra 6
Failure Date: 04/22/2003

I have a 2003 Hyundai elananta gt. There is a whining noise from both sides of the front of the vehicle when driving on the highway at high speeds, sometimes at 55 mph or at 75 mph. The dealer replaced the left front wheel bearing on 4/22/03. The noise on the left went away. The same noise surfaced on the on the right side of the car. On 5/22/03 the dealer replaced the right front engine mount, they said it was coming apart. Once I drove the car on the highway again on 5/29/03 the noise was there. I also still heard the whinning noise from the left side of the car again, but for just a couple of seconds. The right side will make noise continuously. Now I have to go back to the dealer again, wasting more of my time, money, and extra miles on my car. I live 130 miles from the nearest Hyundai dealer. I have owned this car from 4/08/03 and the car has 2400 miles on it and will now be on my third attempt to have this car repaired.

car image   Front Suspension Wheel Bearing problem of the 2002 Hyundai Elantra 7
Failure Date: 01/01/2003

A couple months after I bought the car I began to hear a very annoying "howl" coming from the front left corner of the car. Soon after the car would vibrate after accelerating to a certain point. I finally couldn't stand driving the car because of the noise so I had it towed back to the dealer. They checked and said that something was wrong with the bearings in the front left tire. For a while, it was fine but now it's starting to do the same thing again a year later in the same location it seems like. I only have 38,000 miles on this car. I don't think it should have recurring problems like this. Also, recently I've noticed that it is jumping into gears rather than making a smooth transition like it used to.