hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,416 miles

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2008 Hyundai Accent lights problems

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2008 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #8

May 052015


  • 68,000 miles


Noticed my airbag light on not sure why I have not been in accident nor run into anything. Only one of my breaklights (passenger side) out. Recently had stop light replaced.

- Antioch, TN, USA

problem #7

Dec 082011

Accent 4-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
Had a recall on brake light switch, (campaign 110) took it to Hyundai dealer nassief in jefferson, switch supposedly replaced. Notified them that problem was recurring which was turn signal light would light on dash when pedal was depressed, and it progressed to external right rear turn signal wouldlight when braking, or dash lites would lite, then blower motor would work intermittently and finally the right external turn light would light when braking.. sometimes it was one condition, and others a variable of many or all conditions.. which did not exist until the brake lite switch was replaced by nassief Hyundai.

- Conneaut, OH, USA

problem #6

Jun 172013

Accent 4-cyl

  • miles
2008 Hyundai Accent. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle brake light switch recall notice. The consumer stated after waiting for an hour at the dealer, to have the recall performed, the dealer informed him, the recall work had been completed. However due to an issue separate from the recall, the brake lights still did not work. The dealer wanted $99 to diagnose the problem, and if it was simply the light bulbs were burned out there would be an additional 4140 for the light bulbs. The consumer and the service advisor went out to the vehicle, and when the advisor stepped on the brake pedal, the brake lights illuminated.

- San Ysidro, CA, USA

problem #5

May 232013

Accent 4-cyl

  • 85,000 miles


The brake lights on my 2008 Hyundai Accent are not working. I changed the bulbs and checked the fuse - all are ok. I suspected the pedal switch that activates the brake lights might be the problem. Went online to see if I could find any other owners with the same issue, and discovered that a recall has been commenced by Hyundai for the very problem I am experiencing. However, the 2008 Hyundai Accent was not listed in the press release that I reviewed as one of the affected models. The problem may be bigger than they think. I felt that I should advise NHTSA that the Accent model may also be one of those affected. I contacted a local dealer and they did not have it in stock, but said they would get the brake pedal switch for me. In the meantime, my car is really not safe to drive without brake lights (day or night). Please get Hyundai working on this quickly, before someone gets killed, and consider whether the design problem might be affecting more models than have been identified to date.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 012012


  • miles
I reported that the dash of my car felt hot all of the time and that I could not get one of the warning lights to go out. I sent the car to the dealership for repair under my bumper to bumper warranty and they would not honor my request. All of this was before this massive recall. The first day that I drove this car I took it back to the dealership because the same warning light would not go out; they would not help me. This was a dangerous car and I have lost a lot of money behind it and the company not honoring their contract.

- Beaufort, NC, USA

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problem #3

Oct 122011

Accent 4-cyl

  • 42,000 miles
I own two Hyundai Accents, a 2009 and this, a 2008. Now both have had the same problem with the brake light switch becoming inoperative. Fortunately, the lack of brake lights was noticed before any accidents occurred, and the vehicles were taken to the dealer and were repaired at no charge. It seems that the recall for 2006 and 2007 should have been extended to the 2008 and 2009 Accent models (plus any others using the same brake light switch).

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #2

Oct 312011


  • 43,325 miles
Issues is related to the text below. Same incident occurs in some 2008 Hyundai Accent models. Recall summary Hyundai is recalling 532,633 my 2006-2007 Accent, entourage, sonata, my 2007 Azera, elantra and Santa Fe, my 2005-2007 tucson and my 2007-2008 veracruz vehicles. The stop lamp switch in the affected vehicles may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause the brake lights to remain illuminated when the brake pedal is released. A stop lamp switch malfunction may also affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature so the transmission shifter would not be able to be shifted out of the park position. It may also cause the electronic stability control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate, and it may not deactivate the cruise control when the brake pedal is depressed. Consequence any of these malfunctions, alone or in combination, may lead to a crash. Remedy dealers will replace the stop lamp switch free of charge. The recall began on June 29, 2009. Owners may contact the Hyundai customer assistance center at 1-800-633-5151. Notes Hyundai motor company 092.

- Fort Washington, MD, USA

problem #1

Mar 012011

Accent 4-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
Brake light switch failed. Part replaced. Old part available.

- Sykesville, MD, USA

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