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#1 of 209 Hyundai Elantra Issues: 2007+
Oct 22, 2006 (6:10 pm)
Hyundai Elantra owners or owner wanna-bes, here's a place to talk about issues with the Gen 4 Elantra.
#2 of 209 no more wheel shimmy... I hope!
Oct 24, 2006 (5:20 pm)
I'm crossing my fingers that the wheel shimmy isn't an issue with this Elantra! I am currently in the middle of leasing an 06 Sonata, and I would hope in the next 2 years I'll find out the answer to this if I decide to get a gen 4 Elantra after my lease is up.
#3 of 209 Re: no more wheel shimmy... I hope! [jpryba]
Oct 25, 2006 (9:53 am)
Hyundai had 5 years to fix the shimmy issue in the prior Elantra and still ignored it. What makes you think they are different this time around? Have you experienced the shimmy or just heard reports?
#4 of 209 Re: no more wheel shimmy... I hope! [germancarfan1]
Oct 25, 2006 (2:43 pm)
We recently replaced the tires on my wife's 01 Elantra and the shimmy has basically disappeared. We haven't had the opportunity to take it for a good highway cruise but around town where the shimmy was prevalent before it is now gone. I believe the OEM Michelins were largely at fault.
#5 of 209 Re: no more wheel shimmy... I hope! [fushigi]
Oct 25, 2006 (4:43 pm)
From reports I've seen on Town Hall and other Web forums, it seems to me that out-of-balance tires are the most common cause for "wheel shimmy"--on the Elantra and on other cars.
I've driven about 10 Gen 3 Elantras over the years--owned two, and driven many others as rentals, loaners, and for test drives. I've had some wheel shimmy twice: once when I replaced the OEM Michelins with Kumhos on my '01 Elantra and noticed a slight shimmy over 70 mph. I took the car back to the tire shop, they rebalanced the tires, and no more shimmy. Then when I replaced the OEM Michelins on my '04 Elantra, I noticed some shimmy. I took the car to the shop that had done the front-end repair (my wife had a nasty run-in with a curb in a blizzard) and asked them to check the alignment. They did tweak the alignment a bit but also said one of the new tires was so out of balance they recommended replacing it. So I went over to the tire shop, and they said, let's try balancing one more time and if that doesn't work, we'll replace the tire. After the balancing, the shimmy hasn't returned.
There have already been a few test drive reports here on the 2007 Elantra. Some folks have already purchased one and are reporting their experiences. How about we give the car a chance before worrying about a problem that hasn't even been reported yet?
#6 of 209 Re: no more wheel shimmy... I hope! [backy]
Oct 26, 2006 (5:35 am)
"There have already been a few test drive reports here on the 2007 Elantra. Some folks have already purchased one and are reporting their experiences. How about we give the car a chance before worrying about a problem that hasn't even been reported yet?"
Or we could warn potential customers now of common problems to look for. Had I known of the common shimmy problem that later affected (and still plagues) my own Elantra, I probably never would have purchased it.
#7 of 209 Re: no more wheel shimmy... I hope! [germancarfan1]
Oct 26, 2006 (5:55 am)
This is an Elantra 2007+ forum, and thus we really shouldn't be discussing issues from the previous generation(s). But, absolutely no shimmy issues with my 2006.
#8 of 209 2007 Elantra issues...
Oct 26, 2006 (6:18 am)
...please! If you want to discuss something else, please look for or create another discussion. Let's stick to actual issues, not "warn" of things that might happen but haven't.