2013 Elantra dies while driving

A friend has a 2013 Elantra that keeps dying while she’s driving. Before it dies, the radio shuts off, the lights dim, and all the warning lights come on (ABS, oil, low tire pressure, engine, battery, etc.). Then, the power steering goes out, and the car dies. When she tries to restart it, the car won’t go into park, and the key gets stuck in the ignition. She has to charge the battery every night. They’ve replaced the alternator three times in the last month, thinking they were faulty, but the problem persists. She also got a new battery last week, but it didn’t fix the issue. Any ideas on what could be causing this?

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The persistent problem points to a serious electrical issue rather than a malfunctioning alternator; it might be a wiring or grounding issue. Check for corrosion or loose connections on the main electrical harness, grounding wires, and battery connections. These symptoms might potentially be caused by a malfunctioning power distribution module or a wiring issue with the alternator. It is advised to have professional diagnostic tests done.

Your friend’s Elantra situation sounds complex.
But here is an idea, Ground connections provide a path for electrical current to return to the battery. Poor grounding could cause similar issues with power fluctuations and electrical component malfunctions.

The mechanic can use diagnostic tools to pinpoint the exact cause of the problem and recommend the proper fix.

Hi, If your 2013 Hyundai Elantra dies while driving, it could be due to several potential issues.