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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,896 miles

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2007 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #20

Sep 012014

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 68,000 miles


I was driving down the road when my driver side sun visor suddenly dropped several inches obstructing my view. The plastic arm has apparently snapped, allowing the visor to shift from the "up" position. This has also happened on the passenger side several months ago! the visors are no longer usable since they are too low when in the "down" position and obstruct the view. This presents a hazard in three ways, first the sudden failure of the visor partially obstructing the view of the driver, second when the visor is down after failure of the arm the view is obstructed, third since the visor cannot be put down, there is no way to block the sun while driving at dusk and dawn resulting in poor field of view due to the glare. This is an issue that needs to be addressed before someone gets hurt!

- Brookfield, CT, USA

problem #19

Aug 112014


  • 90,000 miles
Driver side sun visor broke and fell into face of driver while driving, impairing visibility. The plastic knob on the top side of the mount broke off, allowing the visor to slip out of the mount.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #18

Sep 012012

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
Both sun visors will not stay up and come down when going over a bump. They can be maneuvered back in place, but will fall down again.

- North Charleston, SC, USA

problem #17

Apr 152014


  • 100,700 miles


Driver's side sun visor has broken at the hinge. This causes the sun visor to drop suddenly and unexpectedly when going over a bump, thereby hindering visibility while driving.

- Ithaca, NY, USA

problem #16

Jun 092014

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
My passenger sun visor will not stay up and it constantly falls while driving or running over a bump. It's very aggravating and it needs to be fixed before causing an accident.

- Batavia, OH, USA

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problem #15

Mar 032014

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 53,100 miles
Both the drivers side and passenger side visors broke, falling down into the view of the driver causing a major visibility problem and distraction trying to get it back in place. The visor broke at a plastic junction.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #14

Mar 032014

Elantra 6-cyl

  • 53,100 miles


Both the drivers & passengers sun visors have broken at their internal plastic mounts. When a bump in the road is encountered the visor will drop down at the mount point and obscure visibility and create a driving distraction of trying to get it back in place.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #13

Oct 292013

Elantra 4-cyl

  • miles
Driver's sun visor detached from its pivoting hinge. This happened constantly while driving (due to normal car vibration), which caused a safe hazard. Before it was secured with adhesive, I noticed that when the cabin temperature was high (car parked under the sun), it will fall off as well while the car was stationary. Since the visor was secured with adhesive at its pivoting joint, the visor cannot be turned to shield the driver from direct sunlight coming from the side window.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #12

Apr 112011

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
Driver side sun visor fall off during driving and few months later passenger side sun visor also fell off during the driving.this is a safety hazard while driving against the sun or bright light. There is no secured fit to attached sun visor, attached only with the electric wire going inside thru visor.manufacturing/design defect.

- Cerritos, CA, USA

problem #11

Feb 032014

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 62,000 miles
Driver side visor kept flopping down until it came loose from the bracket which held it. This happened while driving. The dealer wants $175 to replace the visor.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #10

Oct 242013

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 61,990 miles


While entering freeway, when trying to use sunvisor to safely navigate traffic the sun visor completely fell apart, the only thing holding it together is the electrical cord for the mirror. This would have easily caused an accident if there was any traffic on the road. Research on this issue showed that this is an issue that many people have had and that Hyundai is aware of; they have revised the sun visor to fix the issue and have recalled it in the sonata, but when I called Hyundai to discuss this issue on November 4th, they denied that their was any issue whatsoever with the Elantra sun visor. Below are some links to forums discussing this issue.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

problem #9

May 152013


  • 60,000 miles
Passenger and driver sun visors no longer lock into recesses in vehicle ceiling. They now drop down and must be secured with velcro on the cloth and super glue at the hinge. Started making a popping sound initially and eventually failed.

- North Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #8

Jun 012013

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 82,500 miles
Just to clarify this is the limited trim package. The plastic piece that holds the visor broke while not even using it. It now hangs and flops in my line of vision while trying to drive. I have had to improvise to keep it flush with the headliner and to keep it from falling down. Obviously it can't be used to shield the sun when needed either. Only the driver's side has broken, thus far.

- Waynesville, MO, USA

problem #7

Jun 152011

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 37,542 miles
Sun visor fell and hit me in the eye while I was driving on the freeway. I searched the internet forums and found this is a common failure on Hyundai Elantra's. the visor no longer stays up. This part should be recalled before an injury is caused by this failure.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 112011


  • 62,000 miles
Both sun visors broke at about the same time. There was a poping sound, then the visors would just hang down or flop down which obstructs the driver's view. They won't stay up and when they fall it is very dangerous. I took them off and saw that a small plastic part was broken at teh same place on both of them. It is a design flaw and should be a recall for parts, at least.

- Mosheim, TN, USA

problem #5

Jul 172012

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
Last Jan we had our passenger side visor fall without any manipulation and after taking the vehicle to Hyundai they told us that the screws which are holding them together are rusted. In July 2012 the driver side visor also fell off and we took it to Hyundai and they quoted us $380 just to have it fixed. It was Hyundai who placed unusable and rusted parts in vehicles and later stated that we are out of warranty and would need to furnish the payment for something that we are not at fault for. Also ABS light comes up and even after changing all the brake pads and rotors, does not resolve. It is the manufacturing defect which made the visors come off and hang by the wires so why should we be responsible to pay for the manufacturing defects?? please investigate.

- Clarksburg, MD, USA

problem #4

Jan 012013


  • 60,000 miles
I, too, have had my passenger side visor break at the hinge. We have tried unsuccessfully glueing it and have finally resorted to using velcro to secure it in the up position.

- Healdsburg, CA, USA

problem #3

May 092012


  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that both the driver and passenger side sun visors would not remain secure in the upward position. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 97,000.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #2

Jun 012012

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
The drivers side sun visor has fallen down several times and has almost caused an accident. The little black wire that powers the light is the only thing that keeps it from falling into my lap. I almost hit a car one time when it fell and it blocked my view. I was in the middle of making a left turn. Someone needs to address this and make it safer to use.

- Aubrey, TX, USA

problem #1

Nov 022011


  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that both of the sun visorsfailed, causing the driver's visibility of the roadway to be blocked. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who was unable to determine the cause of the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 68,000 and the current mileage was 79,000.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

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