So after many months and alot of back and forth i finally figured out what was causing my car to perform poorly. My cars windshield I discovered was not attached on both the drivers and passenger side of the vehicle since day one. This in turn caused the car to shake at highway speeds, caused uneven tire ware in an odd way, caused the vehicle to pull right on takeoffs, and caused excessive ware on all the engine mounts and control arm bushings. I have spent many hours trying to figure out why the car was not performing as it should and the answer was simpler and much more unexpected then it should have.
The worst part is that this being a major safety issue wit ha vehicle Hyundai Canada tried to blame any one but them self's on this they even car faxed my vehicle to check for insurance claims and even with all the proof the dealership sent to them !TWICE! they only approved a trim replacement not a glass replacement or reinstallation of the windshield. My dealership did this on their own once they had approval of the trim replacement.
A windshield in a vehicle plays a very integral part of the structural rigidity of the body. If it is not properly installed it can allow the body to twist itself. It is especially more susceptible with cars these days that have un even front axels like the Hyundai gt. the passenger side is longer then the drivers so when you apply braking or apply power the longer side will have a great effect on the body. So basically what happens is when you apply power to the engine it will push upwards on the front wheels. the passenger side being longer it has a great effect upwards causing wheel spin on one side of your car. because the windshield is not holding the body it allows the car to push higher up then its supposed to this results in pushing down on the opposite side of the car in the rear. Some people may notice that even after an alignment their cars wheels will have the outer edge cupped on the passenger side front wheel and the rear derivers side tire. this is not an alignment issue it is a structural integrity issue.
This is not your only concern with a windshield not properly installed. If you were to ever roll your car over the windshield is 50% of your roofs support system. So if its only 25% stuck in like mine was you could potentially be killed in a roll over incident as the front half of the roof would easily collapse into your head with little to no resistance. .
The weather striping seal was faulty on my model which was a 2019 elantra gt Nline made in July of 2019. there has been 4 other occurrences in my area with the same make model and year of car that i know about.
I urge any one that has a elantra model built in 2019 to have your front glass inspected by moving your hand around the inside of your vehicle and pushing outwards around the perimeter. If your wind shield moves even a hair it has a faulty seal. The windshield should not even budge with in the slightest if it is properly installed.
Some of the signs are as follows.
- Un even tire ware front and back.
- Whistling or cold/hot air in the vehicle at highway speeds coming from in front of you.
- Squeaking or knocking noises from the trim plastics along the windshield when driving over bumpy or uneven terrain.
- A pulling to the right on acceleration that persists even after an alignment
- wheel spin that persists even after a lower engine mount performance bushing replacement.
If all or some of these are present Please have your windshield inspected and please leave a notice here and tag the manufactures production date of your vehicle(Found between the drivers side door on the a piller) I have a few detailed pictures at the bottom I specified out visually the places the car twists and explained reasons why. I also provided a picture of my windshield to show how bad it was.
Ihope any one that has read this article finds it helpful and i hope everyone is safe out there.