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Brake Light On Problems of Hyundai Elantra



Hyundai Elantra owners have reported 28 problems related to brake light on (under the service brakes category).

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra 1
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.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra 2
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...

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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 4
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 5
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.

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Failure Date: 03/17/2014

No brake lights, stop lamp switch was fauliy.


car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Elantra 7
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.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Elantra 8
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.

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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2010 Hyundai Elantra 9
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 10
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 11
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 12
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 13
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.

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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.

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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.

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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 17
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 18
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 19
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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car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Elantra 20
Failure Date: 07/20/2012

Brake light switch failed and while traveling on vacation had car on cruise control and brake pedal did not deactivate the cruise control. Have not used cruise control since but brake lights still don't work and it is affecting cars remote start that the dealer installed. Car will not shut off buy depressing brake pedal. And after turning key to on position and then off and removing the key the car is still running.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra 21
Failure Date: 02/22/2012

The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the vehicle stop switch malfunctioned and as a result, the transmission shift lock was disabled. The contact was not able to shift into park. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 09v122000 (service brakes, hydraulic:switches:brake light). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 100,000.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Elantra 22
Failure Date: 12/23/2011

Tl- the contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that after engaging the brakes, the brake lights failed to illuminate. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for repairs or diagnosis. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure but did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 65,000. Kmj.

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Failure Date: 09/23/2010

Brake light switch malfunction no brake lights noticed by relative. . .

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Failure Date: 08/17/2010

Hyundai didn't fully assess recall id # 09v122000 on the brake stop light. Mine has malfunctioned twice in 1. 5 years, yet they are now telling me that I am not a part of the recall. This is a very serious issue that can also involve the cruise control not stopping, shifting problems, and a possible rear-end accident. This needs to be looked in to - more people than originally estimated can be at serious risk - not to mention more people are paying to having this fixed by their dealer (I. E. Me) than there should be!.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2008 Hyundai Elantra 25
Failure Date: 07/31/2009

Faulty brake light switch caused brake lights to stop functioning as well as preventing automatic transmission from shifting into reverse or drive from park, without using shift lock over-ride. No crashes occurred as helpful motorist notified me of brake light malfunction. There was a recall by NHTSA for earlier model Hyundai Elantras - the 2008 models should be added to the recall. The shift lock issue was a daily occurrence. I had no idea both problems were caused by the same failure. As my car is relatively new and still under warranty I was able to take it to a Hyundai dealership for repair under warranty. If these brake light switches are still faulty, there could be serious accidents. This needs to be address by the manufacturer. The old part is not available as it is in the possession of the dealership.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra 26
Failure Date: 09/11/2008

Own a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. Last year I had to take it to the dealer after the shift gear locked on me in the drive position. I was unable to move the shift to the parked position had to use a screw driver to manually release the gear and shifted to park. I drove my car home that day the next day I used a screw driver again and shifted to drive and drove the car to the dealer. On the way to the dealer other driver on the road blew their horns alerted me that I had no brake lights. Eventhough my head lights and rear lights were on. I pulled over and sure enough the brake lights were not working. I again went through the motions with the shifter and manage to drive the car to the dealer with the emergency flashers on. At the dealer they told me that the brake switch that operated the brake lights and shift gear burnt out and was replaced. I expressed the seriousness of the situation, driving around with no brake lights and the dealer just brushed it off and told me that I would not have the problem again. Well yesterday (9/11/08) it happened to me again on my way to my job in jersey city new jersey. The shifter locked in the drive position and the brake lights were out again. Again I had to manually shift the gear to park then back to drive in order to drive to my job a few minutes away from the incident. At 11pm I drove from my job to my home, without brake lights. This morning I drove my car under the same conditions to the Hyundai in north plainfield, new jersey to get the car repaired. Again I expressed the seriousness of this situation how it could cause a serious accident. The dealer again indicated that the problem was caused by a faulty brake switch, they changed the switch and told me that the problem was repaired that I should not experience it again. I am reporting this to your agency because this is a life threatening situation having no brake lights and shifter locking into place without any warning. I feel the car should be recalled.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2006 Hyundai Elantra 27
Failure Date: 03/03/2008

I had no brake lights the cause was a broken brake light switch by the brake pedal which I had to replace myself.

car image   Brake Light On problem of the 2002 Hyundai Elantra 28
Failure Date: 12/03/2007

Driving 25 mph - approached stop sign - brakes failed completely, no pedal, pumped brakes, no petal and no stopping - no warning, no brake light on dash - ran through a stop sign unable to stop - no one was coming fortunately - pulled over to side of road - has vehicle towed to dealership. Was advised my vehicle was 3 months out of warranty and repairs would cost $1400. 00 to replace a leaking abs anti lock brake module. I questioned why all brakes failed at once without warning since this is a dual master cylinder system which should segregate braking front from rear. I also questioned why such a serious defect would not be covered since this car only has 40,000 miles, is 3 months beyond the 5 year applied warranty, and reportedly has a 10 year, 100,000 warranty. I am concerned because we have another exact same year and model car in our family. I called the Hyundai 800 line for customer support. They advised me they would look at it and get back to me within 2 business days.

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