I NOTED WHEN DRIVING UP SLOPED DRIVEWAYS THE ...

  • Tiny
  • youpi
  • 2009 Hyundai Elantra
  • 40,000 miles

I noted when driving up sloped driveways the bottom (mostly the rear) scrapes the pavement (more so now that I have installed a hitch). It does also scrape the front sometimes. I have brought to the dealer to check out problem.

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 AT 4:47 PM

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  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
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Check for broken or worn coil springs.

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Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 AT 4:50 PM
  • Tiny
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I just was at the dealers about a week ago, do you not think they would have checked this out when checking the suspension. They stated everything is good. The car is only 2 years old. Possibly this is a Hyundai defect in the Elantra's. My son has the smaller Hyundai and he has no problem.

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Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 AT 9:38 PM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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There are no notices for this problem. THey should have checked the coils. Are you carrying more weight than usual?

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Friday, November 4th, 2011 AT 1:27 AM
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The only additional weight is the hitch and when I carry bikes with a bike rack. This happened before I had the hitch installed. If I go about 1 mph up the sloped driveway I seem to be OK. If I am carrying bikes it is a different story and I had to get my sons to lift back so that it would not scrape bottom. When I was at dealer 2 weeks ago one of workers overheard my complaint and he to experienced the same problem. I have written to Hyundai to see if there is a problem but the only reply was to see your dealer. I have owned cars in past and have not encountered this problem. I am quite satisfied with the car but this frustrates me. I know when I drive it seems every bump is felt but the dealer ensures me everything looks ok.

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Friday, November 4th, 2011 AT 11:06 AM
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  • Jacobandnickolas
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Chances are everything is okay. However, the suspension is just weak.

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Friday, November 4th, 2011 AT 3:39 PM
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TKS

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Saturday, November 5th, 2011 AT 12:50 PM

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