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Brake Light On Problems of Hyundai Elantra - part 1

Hyundai Elantra owners have reported 35 problems related to brake light on (under the service brakes category).

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2011 Hyundai Elantra 1
Failure Date: 10/15/2015

The Hyundai Elantra has an intermittent starting problem. This problem is hard to duplicate. The solution requires various attempts at trying the start switch along with the movement of shift lever. This becomes a safety problem since it requires numerous attempts to move shift lever from park to neutral position. When attempting to start vehicle after a number of times the power brakes take extreme pressure to control the vehicle from moving. At times, the shift lever will not move properly out of the park position and still not start. This has happened numerous times. The local Hyundai service warned me if problem cannot be duplicated owners are responsible for diagnostic and service costs that would likely be $200 or more. On one occasion the car was parked in my garage for about a week along with daily attempts at trying to start the car did not start the engine. Finally it started and did not have problems during the complete summer, but once the temperature has been below 40-50 degrees f problems occurred. I am very leery at allowing other family members to operate vehicle since some may have difficulty in applying the large amount of braking force to stop vehicle from moving on an incline when attempting to start vehicle. I reviewed the service bulletin no. : TSB-12-at-022-1 on Hyundai Elantra and kia recall NHTSA campaign number: 13v114000 . Note many kias and Hyundai vehicles are similar in parts and function. After reading the NHTSA campaign number: 13v114000 about kia, I did recall incidents of intermittent failing of brake lights and intermittent esc light malfunction.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2012 Hyundai Elantra 2
Failure Date: 05/15/2015

Left tail/brake light is malfunctioning. When the headlights are on, the tail light is on; however, that same light is also the brake light, and when the brake is applied, the light will not illuminate.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Elantra 3
Failure Date: 04/01/2015

Brake switch bad, no brake lights. Occasionally, it would keep the car from starting. Had to replace at my expense as Hyundai said my car was not one of the recalls for the bad brake switch.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra 4
Failure Date: 03/25/2015

When driving home another vehicle pulled beside my wife and indicated that when slowing down for the traffic light none of her brake lights were operational. Upon my wife arriving at home I had all the fuses tested and replaced, had bulbs replaced, but still no brake lights on the rear of car including the rear window brake light. Contacted Hyundai and indicated that there was a NHTSA recall #13v113000/campaign #110 in regards to exterior lighting:brake lights:switch. Hyundai refused to acknowledge the recall for my vehicle indicating that my VIN manufacture date of mid-2006 eliminated my vehicle from the recall. I informed Hyundai that a 2007 model car had to be manufactured in 2006. The case manager, joe of Hyundai (refused to give last name) gave me case number 7744883 and informed me that Hyundai would not repair the car or honor the recall because of the production date. None of the web sites I investigated in regards to this recall indicate that a vehicle must meet a specific production date, only the model year, which mine does 2007 Hyundai Elantra. Hyundai does not indicate anywhere in public documentation in regards to recalls that vehicles must meet specific production criteria. Hyundai has denied my request to repair the specific part involved in the recall, the brake light switch, and joe informed me that he was not willing to entertain reviewing any of my documentation involving this recall.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Elantra 5
Failure Date: 03/24/2015

The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that while parked, the emergency brake fractured and the brake warning light illuminated. The failure recurred multiple times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure . The failure mileage was 98,443.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra 6
Failure Date: 02/02/2015

The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 10 mph engaging the brakes, the brake lights failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 107,000.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra 7
Failure Date: 10/03/2014

Took Hyundai Elantra for recall repair in 2011, one of the repairs scheduled was the stop lamp switch. Was approached in traffic yesterday by a helpful, concerned driver who said the brake lights were not coming on. Grateful for that person, who may have saved our lives. Not grateful to the dealer who offered zero assistance - only an overpriced diagnostic fee plus standard parts and labor cost. This was after I had already determined the switch was the exact problem. Rather than fork over $120 for an unnecessary diagnosis, I bought the part elsewhere for $12 and installed it in no time, with a little help from an 11yr old. Bottom line: the stop lamp switch not working in 2014 after a 2011 recall service means either 1) burns Hyundai in marlton NJ didn't actually replace the switch they said they replaced or 2) they feel ok about putting customers at risk of death by installing a critical part that only lasts 3 years. Neither situation is ethical.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra 8
Failure Date: 09/18/2014

My vehicle is experiencing the same is as the Hyundai recall campaign 110. My car was manufacture before the dates in the campaign by approximately 5 months but falls in the same model year as other cars in the campaign. . Read more...

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra 9
Failure Date: 07/15/2014

My car when I tried to break on the highway starting pulling to the right and when I let off the break it corrects back. I took it to the dealer and they said it was the brake caliper and brake hose. . . My brother is an auto mechanic for Lexus and decided to look into it further and it is actually the brake actuator where the brake fluid isn't even getting to the caliper. I am afraid to drive the car. This is a huge safety concern for me. And I don't see where this is recalled by huyndai? and, the brake light isn't on telling me there is an issue in the abs system?????? has anyone else experienced this problem?.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2005 Hyundai Elantra 10
Failure Date: 06/28/2014

When I arrived home that night I thought I had left my lights on because my brake lights remained on. I checked my light switch and all my lights were off except for my brake lights. I looked up on the internet to see if there was any way to fix it and I found the recall on this particular item.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra 11
Failure Date: 03/18/2014

Brake lights are not functioning. This model was subject to a recall for a faulty brake light switch but the Hyundai informs me mine is not included. I suspect it may be the same issue.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra 12
Failure Date: 03/17/2014

No brake lights, stop lamp switch was fauliy.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Elantra 13
Failure Date: 08/25/2013

Hyundai recently had a recall on brake light switches. Unfortunately this applies to the 2007 Elantra and I have the 2006. My brake lights were completely out. After checking the fuses and the bulbs I realized it was the recently recalled faulty brake like switch to blame. $155 later it's repaired. They really need to include other years and models on this recall, and should be paying for this repair. I have seen numerous other complaints online from other consumers with similar issues. Someone could have rear ended me and I could have died had someone not told me my brake lights were out.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Elantra 14
Failure Date: 04/10/2013

The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the brake light was continuously burning out. The contact mentioned that the vehicle was previously repaired under recall NHTSA campaign number: 13v113000 (exterior lighting , service brakes, hydraulic). The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician verified the failure and replaced the brake lamp. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 20,000 and the current mileage was 30,000.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2010 Hyundai Elantra 15
Failure Date: 04/06/2013

My vehicle previously failed a state safety inspection for failed brake lights just several months after purchase (October 2010). Just prior to this failed inspection, I'd noticed that the "esc off" light on the dash would turn on unexpectedly. My local Hyundai dealership repaired the brake light switch, which also remedied the "esc off" light issue. Just over a month ago, the "esc off" light on the dash again began to turn on without reason. A few days ago, while merging onto an interstate near my home, a vehicle behind mine barely avoided an accident with me when I had to suddenly slow to make a merge. The driver kindly alerted me that he did not notice any brake lights when I suddenly stopped. So, it seems as if I am again going to have to have the brake light switch, which has already been a known problem in a number of Hyundai vehicles, repaired.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Elantra 16
Failure Date: 03/21/2013

Car following me notified me that the brake lights were not working on my 2008 Hyundai Elantra. Stop lamp fuse iwas checked and was good as well as both rear stop lamp bulbs. I inspected the brake lamp switch near the brake and found it to stuck in the off position. After pressing the switch several times the switch worked for a few times and then stuck in the on position. I called Hyundai customer care and was told that 2008 Elantra's were not covered by their recall for this problem and they would pay for repair.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Elantra 17
Failure Date: 02/12/2013

On 02/12/2013 I observed the brakes lights on my 2008 Hyundai Elantra to be out. I checked the fuses, all were good. A private mechanic checked and stated the stop light switch was bad and would need to be replaced.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Elantra 18
Failure Date: 01/07/2013

Brake lights are not iluminating all the time when brake pedal is depressed, for the past week they only work for a minute or not work at all. Went 2 times to the dealer before, twice they were working when I arrived, since last week they are not working except for a minute. I have 2 months with the problem I work 7 days a week and cannot keep taking time off. I was told that my specific model year Elantra 2006 is not cover by the recall, just to inspect them cost $ 120, if a problem is found parts and labor. Hyundai doesn't accept any responsibility. The car has 50'000 miles.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Elantra 19
Failure Date: 12/27/2012

Brake light switch malfunction resulted in brake light failure. Part number 93810-3k000. This part has been recalled in puerto rico only, but failure of this part may indicate a more geographically widespread problem. This vehicle was purchased in hawaii.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Elantra 20
Failure Date: 12/03/2012

While driving my vehicle I was told my another motorist that my brake lights were not working. I checked the fuse and the bulbs. I looked up on line and seen that there was a recall on Hyundai vehicles due to the stop lamp switch problem. I called Hyundai and they said my VIN number was not part of their recall campaign.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra 21
Failure Date: 11/18/2012

A friend driving behind me noticed my brake lights not working when approaching a red light. When we parked we tested them and none of the rear brake lights work. I do not know how long my brake lights have not been working but it is a major safety issue considering I drive in rush hour traffic in a city daily. There is currently a recall (campaign 09v122000) that I would have expected to include the 2007 Hyundai Elantra that I drive, but it appears that my particular VIN is not included (yet). I am also bothered that I had to do all this research. When the car dealership and the Hyundai customer service entered my VIN, this recall doesn't even show up as a possible inclusion. I understand my vehicle was not part of the recall but considering other vehicles of my make, model, and year are susceptible to this particular recall, I would have hoped that it would red flag other vehicles that could be susceptible. Or at the very least, when a recall does occur, other owners of similar vehicles should be informed in an effort for those owners to watch out for the safety issues that may arise.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra 22
Failure Date: 09/19/2012

In September 2012, friend told me my left rear brake light was out. Upon inspection, I noticed the light intermittently worked and did not work. Brought it to the dealer, who was unable to replicate my concern. So they said nothing was wrong. I have recently seen the problem again. Now, I've received a recall notice for the exterior brake lighting. Upon further research, I see this recall was issued in April 2013. Why am I only being notified now?? especially when I brought the issue to their attention 6 months earlier and they have record of it in the dealer's database??.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Elantra 23
Failure Date: 09/12/2012

Was unable to put car in reverse or park after pulling into a parking spot. Discovered the brake lights are inoperable. Had to use extra key to engage the switch lock in order to move the vehicle. Researched the web and found recalls for models 05-07 with the same problem. Recall # 092. Informed Hyundai customer service center at 1-800-633-5151 so they could add to their databases.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Elantra 24
Failure Date: 09/05/2012

My wife noticed her brake lights were not working. I looked into and found that there is a recall for the stop light switch for her make, model, and year. The recall is NHTSA campaign 09v122000. We contacted Hyundai customer service and gave them her VIN, and they said her vehicle had no recalls. We took her car to the local mechanic to get repaired. It turns out that it was the stop light switch that was defective and it was replaced. It cost us $70 to have fixed. The mechanic stated that he could not believe our vehicle wasn't covered under the recall because he has had alot of vehicles with that same issue. I would like this to be reviewed further and I would like Hyundai to cover our repair cost for this defective part.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2001 Hyundai Elantra 25
Failure Date: 08/25/2012

The brake lights stayed on all night after car was put in park and engine was turned off, causing battery to lose all power. This could be caused by a faulty brake/stop light switch. A recall was issued for brake/stop light switch on different years and models of Hyundai vehicles. My 2001 Hyundai Elantra GLS was not included in the recall but probably should have been.

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