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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,608 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2007 Hyundai Elantra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 182012

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 60,900 miles


A friend driving behind me noticed my brake lights not working when approaching a red light. When we parked we tested them and none of the rear brake lights work. I do not know how long my brake lights have not been working but it is a major safety issue considering I drive in rush hour traffic in a city daily. There is currently a recall (campaign 09V122000) that I would have expected to include the 2007 Hyundai Elantra that I drive, but it appears that my particular VIN is not included (yet). I am also bothered that I had to do all this research. When the car dealership and the Hyundai customer service entered my VIN, this recall doesn't even show up as a possible inclusion. I understand my vehicle was not part of the recall but considering other vehicles of my make, model, and year are susceptible to this particular recall, I would have hoped that it would red flag other vehicles that could be susceptible. Or at the very least, when a recall does occur, other owners of similar vehicles should be informed in an effort for those owners to watch out for the safety issues that may arise.

- Geneseo, NY, USA

problem #3

Oct 012011


  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the exterior brake lights failed. The manufacturer advised the contact that the VIN was not associated with NHTSA campaign id number: 09V122000 (service brakes, hydraulic:switches:brake light). The dealer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 53,000 and the current mileage was 53,300.

- Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 012011


  • 110,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the shift lock became jammed and the vehicle would not shift out of park gear. In order to shift the vehicle out of park, the contact had to release the shift lock button with a screw driver. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The contact also stated that the brake lights were not functioning. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 09V122000 (service brakes, hydraulic:switches:brake light). The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 110,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Waretown, NJ, USA

problem #1

Aug 172010


  • 70,530 miles
Hyundai didn't fully assess recall id # 09V122000 on the brake stop light. Mine has malfunctioned twice in 1.5 years, yet they are now telling me that I am not a part of the recall. This is a very serious issue that can also involve the cruise control not stopping, shifting problems, and a possible rear-end accident. This needs to be looked in to - more people than originally estimated can be at serious risk - not to mention more people are paying to having this fixed by their dealer (I.e. me) than there should be!

- Wilkes Barre, PA, USA

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