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2.4

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 1 of 2)

problem #30

Aug 222016

Elantra

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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.

- Milton, FL, USA

problem #29

Jan 012016

Elantra

  • 108,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Elantra. Contact stated that the vehicle was being serviced for an oil change when it was observed by an independent mechanic that the brake lights failed to illuminate. The failure occurred constantly. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact stated that the VIN was not included in the NHTSA campaign number: 09V280000 (exterior lighting). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 108,000.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #28

Mar 042015

Elantra 4-cyl

  • miles
Was stopped by fellow motorist saying brake lights were not working. Fuses good. See other posts when I google this.

- Santee, CA, USA

problem #27

Jun 022014

Elantra 4-cyl

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving when I go to brake my brakes don't turn on. All three of them stay turned off. I was pulled over for this twice in the past year. The first time my insurance company told me that there was a recall on my car, but when I called the dealer they told me that my VIN wasn't affected in the recall. They started working again when I replaced my battery but who knows for how long. I was just pulled over again on Monday for the same thing.

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #26

May 052014

Elantra

  • 108,465 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that while driving various speeds, he applied the brakes but the brake lights failed to illuminate. The contact stated the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number (09V280000)(exterior lighting). The vehicle was not taken to the dealer and was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 108,465.

- Republic, MO, USA

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problem #25

Aug 252012

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Brake lights stopped working. Despite receiving recall letters for our 2006 accent and 2009 sonata, the dealer claims that our 2006 Elantra with it's particular VIN is not part of the recall. Yet it's the only car we owned that had the brake lights fail. We contacted Hyundai usa and they were no help.

- Norwalk, CA, USA

problem #24

Sep 302013

Elantra

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

All of the brake lights quit working, I called Hyundai, because I had seen there was a recall on this problem. They told me that my car was not covered. Hopefully they will cover it, since there are several cars with the same problem.

- Parma Heights, OH, USA

problem #23

Apr 182013

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 83,450 miles
Brake lamps failed to work on my 2006 Hyundai Elantra. Dealer technicians identified an internal failure of the brake lamp switch which they replaced at a cost of $145. I later noticed that there was a limited recall in July 2009 at NHTSA campaign #09V280000 for 2005-2007 Elantras in puerto rico, and then in April 2013, an announcement of a pending recall of model years 2007-2013. It appears that Hyundai has determined that they no longer need to take care of the 2006 model year even though it was originally identified as early as July 2009.

- Butler, PA, USA

problem #22

Aug 252013

Elantra

  • miles
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.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #21

Aug 202013

Elantra

  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that a driver of another vehicle informed him that the brake lights were illuminated while he was driving and his foot was not on the brake pedal. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Lemont Furnace, PA, USA

problem #20

Jun 242013

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 88,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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.

- Lake Ariel, PA, USA

problem #19

Jan 072013

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Brake lights are not illuminating 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.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #18

Jan 052013

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that when depressing the brakes, the brake light would not illuminate. The vehicle was inspected by a dealer or an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was contacted and advised her that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number 09V280000 (exterior lighting). The failure and current mileages were approximately 120,000..... updated 02-20-13 the consumer stated the vehicle was repaired, with the exception of the brake light failure. The repairs were paid in full by the consumer. Updated 02/25/2013

- Newnan, GA, USA

problem #17

Dec 272012

Elantra

  • 105,000 miles
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.

- Apex, NC, USA

problem #16

Nov 062012

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 61,593 miles
When pressing the brake pedal the brake lights will not illuminate. Changed fuses and bulbs but brake lights will still not illuminate when pressing brake pedal.

- Surprise, AZ, USA

problem #15

Sep 052012

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
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.

- York, PA, USA

problem #14

Jul 262012

Elantra

  • 85,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the driver's side tail light did not illuminate. The contact replaced the light, but the failure continued. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was notified and stated that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 09V280000 (exterior lighting). The failure mileage was 85,000 and the current mileage was 85,500.

- Charter Township Clinton, MI, USA

problem #13

Jun 272012

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 41,888 miles
My brake lights would not come on. I took it to my independent mechanic. He said when he looked up my VIN, it showed a recall on the exterior lighting for my car. I called the dealer from there and they said they didn't show a recall. Today I contacted the dealer's service manager and after looking into it and calling Hyundai, he agreed and said that this recall was only for Hyundai's in puerto rico and that they couldn't do anything. So, why when I pull up my VIN anywhere, it shows this recall if it doesn't apply to my car?

- Middleburg, FL, USA

problem #12

Jun 272012

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 41,888 miles
My brake lights would not come on. I took it to my independent mechanic. He said when he looked up my VIN, it showed a recall on the exterior lighting for my car. I called the dealer from there and they said they didn't show a recall. Today I contacted the dealer's service manager and after looking into it and calling Hyundai, he agreed and said that this recall was only for Hyundai's in puerto rico and that they couldn't do anything. So, why when I pull up my VIN anywhere, it shows this recall if it doesn't apply to my car?

- Middleburg, FL, USA

problem #11

Nov 162011

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 51,000 miles
Brake lights fail to illuminate when brake pedal is depressed. Dealership says it is not part of recall 09V28000 but it is the same issue. How does this not fit the recall"??"

- Concord, NH, USA

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