Brake Light Switch Problems of Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai Elantra owners have reported 14 problems associated with brake light switch (under the exterior lighting category).
#1 - Brake Light Switch problem of the 2007 Hyundai Elantra
The vehicle identification number (VIN) is KMHDU46D57_. My 2007 Hyundai Elantra was supposedly previously a part of Hyundai recall number 092 for brake light switch failure. According to Hyundai customer service this problem was repaired on March 09, 2010. I understand now there is a new recall out there for the same issue. I did not receive any notification of this recall that was issued in April of 2013. So I am assuming that according to Hyundai my vehicle is not a part of this recall. This will be verified with another phone call to Hyundai customer service. . My brake light switch has failed again and I am without brake lights. I find it hard to believe that something as critical and safety oriented as a switch that controls the brake light function of your vehicle could fail twice within a 6 year period. Unless both parts are defective. In fact in my past ownership of many vehicles and also of the vehicles of friends and family members I have never heard of this switch failing once let alone twice! Hyundai is telling me that since the recall was already performed on this car in 2010 (before I purchased the car) that they are not liable for this repair or recall. The campaign id# for the latest recall is 13v113000. It was issued by Hyundai-kia America technical center inc. How am I to be sure that when the car was repaired (if it was repaired properly or at all) in 2010 it was not repaired with the part from the current recall? the vehicle has yet to be repaired and I will be in contact with Hyundai customer service once again. In researching this issue I also learned of problems with the air bag warning light illuminating on the dashboard. Also with the sun visors cracking at their plastic connecting point. Causing the sun visor to fall off and the wiring to be exposed. I have also recently experienced both of these issues. This brake light switch problem happened on Wednesday, August 21, 2013.
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#2 - Brake Light Switch problem of the 2006 Hyundai Elantra
The vehicle is a 2006 Hyundai Elantra. The vehicle identification number (VIN) of this Hyundai Elantra is KMHDN46DX6_. 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. This problem occurred on Aug. 25, 2013.
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#3 - Brake Light Switch problem of the 2006 Hyundai Elantra
The car involved is a 2006 Hyundai Elantra. I was unknowingly driving around without any working brake lights for who knows how long! after finding no problems with the fuses, I looked online and found that there had been a recall on certain models (elantra included) from 2005-08. I called my dealership and they confirmed the recall, said bring it in the next day and they could replace the faulty equipment. After being surprised by a bill, the service consultant explained that there were only certain cars which were affected and my VIN wasn't on the list of those affected. He told me that I could call Hyundai consumer affairs and talk to them about getting the costs covered--he had seen that happen before. I called the number and was told that although cars from 2005-2008 were on the recall list, my VIN wasn't on the list and, therefore, would not be covered. I mentioned how I thought that perhaps they should look a bit deeper into this problem because obviously more cars from that time period than just those on that current list of affected cars according to VIN were experiencing identical problems and were made in that time frame! he went on to say that the best he could do would be to make note of my call/complain/concern. I truly believe that my car is affected by the recall on the brake lamp switch and they need to extend the current recall to cover more cars within that same time frame that are experiencing the same issue. I am so lucky that my friend noticed it was my car and called me to say that I had no brake lights working; otherwise, I would still be driving around completely ignorant to the fact that I had no brake lights! I am so lucky that I wasn't in an accident and I'm sure there are more people out there who have the same problem as me and are driving around without any brake lights illuminating and they may cause an accident. Something needs to be done! thank you. This brake light switch issue occurred June 24, 2013.
#4 - Brake Light Switch problem of the 2006 Hyundai Elantra
The car involved was a 2006 Hyundai Elantra. The VIN of the problem Elantra is KMHDN56D96_. 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. The failure date was Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012.
#5 - Brake Light Switch problem of the 2008 Hyundai Elantra
The vehicle is a 2008 Hyundai Elantra. 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. This issue happened on 12/03/12.
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#6 - Brake Light Switch problem of the 2006 Hyundai Elantra
The car involved was a 2006 Hyundai Elantra. 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. It was Wed., Sep. 5, 2012 when this brake light switch issue happened.
#7 - Brake Light Switch problem of the 2008 Hyundai Elantra
The vehicle having this issue was a 2008 Hyundai Elantra. The VIN of this Elantra is KMHDU46D78_. Came to stop light, the gentleman in the car next to me at the stoplight told me he almost hit me a little ways back when I stopped to let a vehicle turn. He stated my brake lights were not working. Checked and it was true the back window light and both brake lights did not work. Took it to the repair shop and they checked the fuses and bulbs. All were good. Notified that stop lamp switch is bad and needs to be replaced. Through research appears this has been a problem with Hyundai Elantras, unfortunately, the 2008's have yet to be recalled. Called Hyundai to double check recalls and they confirmed no recall at this time on the stop lamp switch. This brake light switch issue occurred Monday, Apr. 30, 2012.
#8 - Brake Light Switch problem of the 2008 Hyundai Elantra
The reporting person's vehicle is a 2008 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the brake light switch failed and almost caused the contact to be involved in a crash. The contact also stated that when utilizing the cruise control, it would not deactivate when the brakes were depressed. The dealer confirmed that the failure was caused by the actuator, which would need replacing. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage and the current mileage was 71,000. It was Tue., Oct. 25, 2011 when this brake light switch issue occurred.
#9 - Brake Light Switch problem of the 2008 Hyundai Elantra
The vehicle was a 2008 Hyundai Elantra. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for routine maintenance when the technician stated that the brake lights were not illuminating when the brake pedal was depressed. The technician diagnosed the brake light switch as defective and advised having it replaced. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 09v122000 (service brakes, hydraulic:switches:brake light) but the manufacturer advised that the repairs would not be covered because the 2008 model was not included in the recall, only the 2007 model. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 88,000. The failure date was Saturday, November 5, 2011.
#10 - Brake Light Switch problem of the 2008 Hyundai Elantra
VIN of the vehicle was KMHDU46D78_. The vehicle is a 2008 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the stop lamp switch failed and the brake lights would not illuminate when braking at 5 mph. The dealer was not notified. The manufacturer was also notified and stated that there were no recalls addressing the failure. They offered no further assistance. The failure mileage was 76,000. This brake light switch issue occurred 11/01/11.
#11 - Brake Light Switch problem of the 2008 Hyundai Elantra
The car involved was a 2008 Hyundai Elantra. The vehicle's vehicle identification number (VIN) is KMHDU46D48_. I took my vehicle to the dealer for scheduled maintenance and I was informed that my brake lights were not working (a fact that I was not aware of). The problem was a malfunctioning brake light switch which was replaced. The failure date was 10/12/2011.
#12 - Brake Light Switch problem of the 2006 Hyundai Elantra
The VIN of this Elantra is KMHDN46D66_. Consumer owns a 2006 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that when the brakes were applied, the rear brake lights would not illuminate. The vehicle was inspected by an independent mechanic who advised that the stop lamp switch would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they advised him that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 09v280000 (exterior lighting). The failure and current mileage was approximately 63,800. The failure date was Jun. 1, 2011.
#13 - Brake Light Switch problem of the 2006 Hyundai Elantra
On a Friday all of the braking lighting quit working on our 2006 Hyundai Elantra. Checked fuse and bulb and all are working. Searched this website and found a recall for 2006 Elantra for this exact problem. The issue is a safety switch and it says it will be fixed free of charge per the recall. Drove the car 55 miles without brake lights to the dealership in missoula montana. Missoula Nissan/Hyundai where we have purchased two Hyundai's. Dealer refused to honor recall by first saying it was car specific and second by saying it did not apply to 2006 models. The recall number from this site is 09v280000. This problem occurred on Friday, May 20, 2011.
#14 - Brake Light Switch problem of the 2006 Hyundai Elantra
The vehicle involved was a 2006 Hyundai Elantra. Nhtsa campaign id number: 09v280000 , I own a 2006 hynduai Elantra and the brake switch that controls the brake lights went out and my car was not one of the ones on the recall. I just wanted to know if a lot of other Elantra ownes that were not on the list for the recall had this happening and if they may need to expand the recall list. This issue happened on Sunday, May 1, 2011.
Other Exterior Lighting related problems of Hyundai Elantra:
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|Brake Light problems||19|
|Brake Light Switch problems||14|
|Exterior Lighting problems||12|
|Tail Light Switch problems||5|
|Turn Signal problems||4|
|Headlight Switch problems||3|
|Tail Light problems||1|
|Turn Signal Switch problems||1|
|Headlight Concealment Device problems||1|
|Turn Signal Flasher Unit problems||1|
|Fog Lights problems||1|
|High/low Beam Switch problems||1|