2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring Sport from North America - Comments

5th Dec 2009, 07:18

If you are looking for more reviews about this car, then look in the i30 section because it is exactly the same car as the i30, but slightly longer in the rear. I own a 2009 i30 in Korea and it is a excellent car with great value and no problems whatsoever. I'm sorry about your dealer experience, but in Korea the dealers are excellent.

26th Apr 2010, 21:37

Dude, the trunk release is a button on the drivers door down near the bottle holder. How'd you miss something like that?

29th Jun 2010, 22:09

Hyundai Elantra Touring 2010.

I was just in to the dealer. They spent all morning on it. There is a service bulletin on the steering. But it still doesn't fix the problem. It did help a little.

Afterwards, I did a test drive with the mechanic, and showed him that it veered to the right especially when accelerating or traveling at 60kms. We then took 2 other tourings out. 1 brand new, and one with a few thousand kms on it. They both did the same thing. I spoke to the service manager, and he said at a recent service manager meeting it was a common complaint.

The General Manager suggested I write in and complain to Hyundai head office. Which I did. Everyone else with this problem do the same and then we can finally get a recall. The problem is the steering went to electronic steering 2 years ago from the liquid steering from years past. Obviously it doesn't work. I mentioned that struggling to keep the car straight will be a danger on icy roads.

24th Aug 2010, 10:32

For what it's worth, apparently it was bad enough an issue that the 2010s have good ole belt driven hydraulic power steering.

24th Aug 2010, 18:16

I have a 2007 Hyundai Elantra with electric power steering. I have absolutely no problem keeping it in a straight line. The only complaint I have for the electric power steering is that it provides absolutely no feedback. The only thing that irked me with the steering when I first bought the car was how it made crosswinds a bit more noticeable. I adjusted my driving to fit the car. Maybe everybody else should do the same.

By the way, as for keeping the car straight on icy roads, I live in New England. I've owned and driven my Elantra through 3 winters, and found it to be very good in the snow (having the 5 speed helps), start out in 2nd gear and it'll pull through pretty much anything. I haven't had any problems with keeping the car straight on icy roads (and the roads in my small hometown are very poorly plowed and salt is not used).

I think keeping any car straight on a really icy road can be difficult?

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