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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-15-2013, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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2013 elantra seems like the rear moves sideways when hitting a bump such as a sunken manhole cover. like the rear of car moves about an inch or two sideways.dealer says cant find anything wrong. any ideas on this
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yep.. I experienced it while having two guests in the back seats. They were shocked to feel the swaying phenomenon. Thank god no one was next to us.

Its a concern which is why I played with the stability control button near the eco button to see if it made a difference. And it did but it was not recommended in the manual to enable it. I have concluded its a design error in the stability of the rear suspension response.




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Its a concern which is why I played with the stability control button near the eco button to see if it made a difference. And it did but it was not recommended in the manual to enable it.
Stability control is ENabled by default.
Pushing that button DISables it.

Rear wheel "hop" is pretty common with small cars.
It can be made worse with tire pressures that are too high.
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Stability control is ENabled by default.
Pushing that button DISables it.

Rear wheel "hop" is pretty common with small cars.
It can be made worse with tire pressures that are too high.
so i guess this is normal for the Elantra? and might not be an actual problem?
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so i guess this is normal for the Elantra? and might not be an actual problem?
Might be.
Can't tell without being there.

My Elantra does it more than the Malibu.......on the same roads.
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Hi everyone, I experience the same on my 2013 1.6 GLS with normal tyre pressure. If the imperfection on the road surface move underneath both wheels at the same time, there is no problem. But as soon as one of the wheels move over a small hump ( 25 mm) on the road surface the whole rear end became unstable even at 60 km/h. At everything above 13o km/h the car is nearly uncontrollable if there is a long stretch of imperfections. I just aim the steering straight forward. I've already put 25500 km on the clock so the suspension can not be too stiff anymore. My 2013 i10 does not have any of the problems under the same conditions.
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I have a 2014 and that's how they are i almost flipped the car over when i hit a rock trying to pass a car, I hate this car my bmw could handle this with no problem, i am used to a car that the back is not all over the place but that is what happens with front wheel drive. Learned my lesson going back to the bmw 2011 328i if you want to control a car not the car control you.
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I've had no problems with my 2014 "controlling me". I love this car. I've had no problems with the back slipping around.
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I've experienced the side hop thing too (cornering hard over a bump). I'd guess that it has to do with the rear suspension design. It's not independent like the front, so what happens to one side will definitely effect the other. This design was probably chosen to keep costs down, as a 4 wheel independent design would be more expensive.
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So has anyone come up with a solution to the problem?
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