Hyundai Elantra owners have reported 26 problems related to brake light switch (under the exterior lighting category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Hyundai Elantra based on all problems reported for the Elantra.
The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Elantra. While operating the vehicle, the brake lights remained illuminated when the brake pedal was released, the traction control indicator remained illuminated, and the gear shifter could be switched from park to drive without depressing the brake pedal. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who replaced the pedal switch, but the failures continued. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 66,795.
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Was flagged by passing motorist that brake lights were inoperable. Checked fuses and they were good. Was advised there could be an issue with the brake switch. Y this VIN was not listed with the recall despite same problem. Vehicle was in motion at time of notification.
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No brake lights were working. Stop lamp switch stopped working. . . Fuses were fine. Stop lamp switch to be replaced. Prior year models have a recall for this problem but not the 2012.
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The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Elantra. When the brake pedal was depressed, the brake lights failed to illuminate. The dealer stated that the brake light switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 44,000.
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Tl- the contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the brake lights failed to illuminate when applied and there was a progressing failure in which the gear would not shift out of park to change over into another gear. The dealer stated that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 13v113000 (exterior lighting , service brakes, hydraulic) but the part was not replaced. The dealer was notified by the manufacturer that the repair was completed by another dealer in a different state. Due to the manufacturer the contact had the dealer replace the stop lamp switch. The vehicle was repaired but not under the manufacturers recall. The approximate failure mileage was not available. Dyd.
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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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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.
The contact owns a 2001 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the brake lights remained illuminated until the vehicle was turned off which drained the battery intermittently. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who diagnosed that the brake light switch needed to be repaired. The contact was not notified of NHTSA campaign id number: 03v496000 (service brakes, hydraulic) and 03v257000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The vehicle was to be repaired by an authorized dealer. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 35,700.
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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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No brake lights, stop lamp switch was fauliy.
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.
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.
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.
In March of this yr, a friend informed me that my driver side brake light was out. I had the bulb replaced & then got a notice about the recall. The work was performed in June (replacement of a stop switch I believe is what it was called). . . . . . . . . . Last week I went back to the dealer for a couple of problems that I felt were recall related. Both my driver side brake light was out again, my third brake light was out & I informed them that one day I was having a problem moving the gear shift out of park. All of these I felt were recall related but was told that they are not. . . . . . . . . That the Elantra has a history of burning brake lights out. And I was told that if the problem w/the gear shift happens again, to bring my car in. I feel that this recall, between the fact that the brake lights keep burning out, cruise control can be difficult to disengage & having a problem w/the gear shift are all pretty serious issues. I feel like there is still a safety issue w/the Elantra. I don't think the work they did fixed anything.
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The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, someone alerted her and advised her that the brake lights were not illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the contact was advised that the brake light switch failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and advised her that the vehicle was not included in a recall. The failure and current mileages were approximately 37,128.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The contact owns 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 contact owns 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.
The contact owns 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.
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 contact 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.
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.
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.
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