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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,496 miles

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2007 Hyundai Elantra electrical problems

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2007 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #16

Jan 052016

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 178,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. While driving 60 mph after receiving a recall repair, the driver side air bag light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 178,000. Updated 05/03/16

- Lancaster, OH, USA

problem #15

Jan 122015

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 119,000 miles
The air bag light came on in my 2007 Hyundai Elantra. When I took it to the dealership, they said that there was some kind of electrical failure in the driver's side buckle assembly. I have heard of similar issues in 2006-2008 sonatas. I am concerned that this may be a factory defect.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #14

Jul 012014

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
My airbag lights came on and I took it to the dealer. It took them over two hours to find the problem: The entire floor harness is corroded from some sort of "meltdown" and needs to be replaced. Cost = $4800. I feel this is a major design flaw in the vehicle and Hyundai should replace the floor harness as a goodwill warranty issue. There is no way a 6 year old car with only 35,000 miles on it should be experiencing this kind of problem! this is a major safety issue as right now I am forced to drive the vehicle with air bags non-functional.

- Co Springs, CO, USA

problem #13

Mar 182014

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 99,300 miles


Brake lights are not functioning. This model was subject to a recall for a faulty brake light switch but the Hyundai informs me mine is not included. I suspect it may be the same issue.

- Owens X Rds, AL, USA

problem #12

Mar 172014

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 42,625 miles
No brake lights, stop lamp switch was faulty.

- Cartersville, GA, USA

problem #11

Oct 152013


  • 81,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the vehicle became engulfed in flames. The fire department was called to extinguish the fire. A fire report was not filed however, the fire department did conclude that the fire originated from electrical wires and cables. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic but had not been inspected or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the fire. The approximate failure mileage was 81,000.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

problem #10

Aug 212013

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 103,200 miles


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.

- Wilmington, DE, USA

problem #9

Jul 202013

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 89,700 miles
Vent fan (which is required for proper functioning of the defroster during winter) stopped working. Consumers will be out of pocket to fix this or will be left forcing to drive in unsafe conditions with foggy windows. If there is a pattern here, please have Hyundai issue a recall. Thanks.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #8

Jun 262013


  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, the steering wheel seized and caused the vehicle to independently veer into the right lane. In addition, the eps warning indicator was illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was maneuvered to the side of the roadway and towed for diagnosis. The contact was awaiting diagnosis of the failure. The manufacturer was not notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 61,000.

- Croton-On-Hudson, NY, USA

problem #7

May 252011

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
We have a 2007 Hyundai Elantra that is continuously burning up headlight bulbs. There are numerous complaints in regards to this, but Hyundai has yet to recall any vehicles. My husband is replacing at least 1 bulb month. Please investigate this. It is very dangerous when you're driving at night and the headlights go out. There is no moisture of any kind in the headlight nor has there even been.

- Terrell, TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 052012

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 125,000 miles


Own a 2007 Hyundai Elantra sedan. Have been having issues with the air bag light staying on at all times, for about the past week. Yesterday when I parked the car, I put in neutral pulled up the emergency brake and car filled with smoke had small fire, fire dept was called out to my house no injuries. I was sure to get out of car quickly in case turned out to be huge fire. Not sure what happened getting looked at tomorrow, need it towed car fills up with smoke and you can peek in at the wiring and was a small flame this time. If I turn the key on this happens. Unoperatable, as of now. This really needs to be investigated as people could be getting hurt.

- Geneva, NY, USA

problem #5

Oct 012009


  • 33,000 miles
The car is a 2007 Hyundai Elantra sedan. While driving the air bag light came on so an appointment was made with the dealer (hamilton Hyundai, chambersbrug, pa to have it checked. The dealer said that moisture from the center mounted cup holder got into a electrical connection directly below and caused the wiring harness to get hot, melt together and the wiring harness on the passenger side under the dash, also melted. No fuses or circuit breakers activated. The air bags at this point were inoperable and the service manager said that the car could possibly catch fire while operating. The car was also there for the recall on the brake switch that could cause a crash since the brake lights could or couldn't illuminate. The parts and labor to replace the wiring harness are quite expensive and all due to a poorly engineered design. The fact that we were warned that the car could catch fire is disturbing and Hyundai said that there was nothing they could do to help. There is another 2007 Hyundai Elantra at the dealer that has the same harness melted down.

- Waynesboro, PA, USA

problem #4

Sep 282009


  • 33,085 miles
The incident is liquid that dripped into the emergency brake causing wires to melt for the airbag system. The cup holders are located directly beside the emergency brake. The emergency brake housing, contains the wiring harness for the vehicle. There is no sort of protective device to keep liquids from getting on the wiring. What happened in my instance is that liquid must have dripped off of a cup in the cupholder, not sure how condensation off of a cup, could cause insulated wires to melt, but it dripped into the console area and melted the air bag wiring harness. It requires a complete replacement of the harness. Warranty not covered because it is not a part defect. Safety hazard because it can cause a fire if not fixed. Should have a protective cover in the event of something like this occurring.

- Waynesboro, PA, USA

problem #3

Aug 042009


  • 45,200 miles
Air bag sensor light consistently on in 2007 Hyundai Elantra. Taken to dealership and they reported that the wiring had been shorted out by soft drink spilling into the console from the cup holders and shorting out the wiring harness, disabling the air bags. There are no warning stickers on the console warning of the risk of leakage from the cupholder into the console and no warning to this effect in the owner?S manual. Wiring harness was replaced and owner cautioned by technician and service manager on danger of liquid seeping from cup holder into console and recommended not using console cup holders but ones in back seat instead. Research on the internet resulted in discovery that this exact same problem had resulted in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall of the 2001 - 2002 Hyundai Elantras requiring installation of a protective cover to correct the problem. Apparently the problem has not been resolved in the 2007 Elantra and a design flaw still exists such that a minor spill from the cup holder installed on the console can short out the wiring making the airbag inoperable and putting the passengers at risk and resulted in at least one death prior to the earlier recall. (

- Reston, VA, USA

problem #2

Jan 182009


  • 20,818 miles
When driving my 2007 Hyundai Elantra SE in 3rd gear (auto transmission), the 3rd gear indicator light intermittently flickers, causing the transmission to momentarily shift into 4th gear. Took car to dealer 3 times and hma had an engineer look at the car; replaced a gearshift pin switch and instrument cluster and vehicle still has the same problem. Hma claims that there is no problem with the car. Car can abruptly shift between 3rd to 4th and back to 3rd gear as light flickers due to the electrical problem.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #1

Aug 122007

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles
Alarm system goes off under all weather conditions, times of day or night, under any circumstances.

- Apo, AE, USA

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