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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,050 miles

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2006 Hyundai Elantra lights problems

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2006 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #10

Dec 012010


  • miles


Probable fire hazard: Problem with frequent burning out of fuses to cigarette lighter (charger), some dash lights (back light for digital radio channel indicator) either no longer work or come off and on (ash tray light), ac and fan knobs--used to have to tap on them to get them to light, acted almost like a dimmer switch, sometimes had to tap several times to get to turn on, and sometimes knob back lighting on, but dim, and had to tap to get full power to bulbs, cd player overheating and stopped working--gives error message, (had similar cd player overheating with a 2003 Mitsubishi lancer I owned in early to mid-2000S, but cd player continued to work--Elantra does not work more than a few seconds before ejecting cd.) headlights burning out too frequently (including last time, when headlight removed on passenger side, light went out on driver's side as well.) headlight had short and would come back on when I banged on lens with fist for several months, became more and more frequent until if finally burned out. Concerned of risk of electrical fire as engine area becomes hot. Note that clear-coat on hood over each headlight area and over fuse relay box area became yellow, then brittle, peeling off in past 6 months. Purchased vehicle in July 2008 or 2009? believe it had about 63,000 miles on it then--currently 138,000 miles. Airbag light says off when 200 lb. Husband seated on passenger side on occasion recently noticed in last year.

- Faison, NC, USA

problem #9

Sep 222011

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
My 2006 Hyundai Elantra manufactured in Korea in December 2005 falls outside the Hyundai recalls for defective brake light switches (it is not a puerto rican-made 2006, or a 2007+ Elantra covered by recalls), but uses the same defective part # (93810-3K000) under recall, as detailed in tsb 09-01-018. My car's brake lights failed to work, giving only 0.5V to the bulb sockets when brakes were applied. I tested the brake light switch, and it failed to give continuity between any of its 4 contacts in open or closed position.

- Benicia, CA, USA

problem #8

Aug 302011

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
Brake lights remain on at all times, which is confusing to people behind you. We didn't realize until battery lost all charge and car wouldn't start.

- Hudson, WI, USA

problem #7

Jul 232011


  • 72,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, she noticed that the brake lights were not illuminating while the brakes were engaged. The vehicle was pulled over and the contact had another individual depress the brake pedal so she could confirm that the brake lights were not illuminating. The vehicle was in the process of being taken to an authorized dealer to have the failure diagnosed. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 72,000.

- Broad Brook, CT, USA

problem #6

Jun 012011


  • 63,800 miles
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.

- El Paso , TX, USA

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problem #5

May 012011


  • 92,000 miles
NHTSA campaign id number: 09V280000, I own a 2006 Hyundai 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 owns that were not on the list for the recall had this happening and if they may need to expand the recall list.

- Lake Charles, LA, USA

problem #4

May 202011


  • 95,000 miles


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.

- Hamilton, MT, USA

problem #3

Mar 162010


  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Elantra. The contact was driving approximately 50 mph with the cruise control activated. The brakes were engaged but the cruise control did not deactivate and the vehicle would not stop. The vehicle came to a stop once the cruise control button was engaged. In addition, the exterior brake lights would not illuminate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where recall repairs were performed under NHTSA campaign id number: 09V280000 (exterior lighting) yet the exterior lighting and cruise control failures recurred within a year. The dealer was contacted and advised that because the vehicle was repaired once for the failure under the recall, any further repairs would be at her expense. The contact stated she was unaware the repairs that were performed where for a recall. The vehicle was not further repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Callahan, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 012010


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that she was driving behind a vehicle when she noticed that the brake lights were not working. She replaced the bulbs for the brake lights but they failed to function. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop where the mechanic confirmed that all of the fuses were working properly. An authorized dealer informed the contact that her vehicle was not included in NHTSA recall campaign id number 09V280000, exterior lighting. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure continued to occur. The failure and current mileages were 100,000.

- Dyersburg, TN, USA

problem #1

Mar 102010


  • 71,910 miles
Total brake light failure, including high mounted stop light.

- Glenville, NY, USA

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