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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,500 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.

2008 Hyundai Elantra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 122012


  • 40,000 miles


Was unable to put car in reverse or park after pulling into a parking spot. Discovered the brake lights are inoperable. Had to use extra key to engage the switch lock in order to move the vehicle. Researched the web and found recalls for models 05-07 with the same problem. Recall # 092. Informed Hyundai customer service center at 1-800-633-5151 so they could add to their databases.

- Front Royal, VA, USA

problem #1

Apr 282012


  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that while the vehicle was being serviced at an automotive shop, the mechanic stated that all three brakes lights malfunctioned. The mechanic also stated to the contact that the fuses were functioning properly. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where there was no assistance offered to the contact. The vehicle was repaired by an independent mechanic. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 61,000 and the current mileage is 62,000 updated 06/18/12 the consumer believed her vehicle should have been included in recall# 09V12000 due to experiencing the same problem with her vehicle. Updated 06/21/12

- Obden, UT, USA

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