Have a 2012 Elantra. Just mounted 4 new Cooper tires. Allignment, balance, air pressure are fine. However, once the car exceeds 60-65 mph, it begins to "drift and float". It will begin drifting in one direction (L or R), then the other. At the those speeds and above, I have to constantly compensate for this drifting and floating. Again, below 60+ mph, there are no issues. Thoughts??

Asked by Dec 28, 2013 at 08:00 AM about the 2012 Hyundai Elantra GLS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Have a 2012 Elantra. Just mounted 4 new Cooper tires. Allignment, balance, air pressure
are fine. However, once the car exceeds 60-65 mph, it begins to "drift and float". It will
begin drifting in one direction (L or R), then the other. At the those speeds and above, I
have to constantly compensate for this drifting and floating. Again, below 60+ mph, there
are no issues. Thoughts??

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258,045

Sounds like the air pressure is too high, but it also could be the tires. I've gotten new tires and had issues. Mine was vibration related and I got new replacements. Go back to the tire shop and have them inspect it for you. At a min, switch the rear tires to the front and see if you have a similar issue. Also have them inspect the suspension components for looseness, and check the tire lugs nuts, they might be loose.

It also may be the cv axles going bad. If you hear clicking when you turn the wheel L or R the bearing are busting and you need cv axle replaced.

1,065

Steering drift is a common issue with the 2011 and 2012 Elantra. Ask your dealer to inspect the CV joints, AND the toe alignment. They should be familiar with the issue.

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