hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,825 miles

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2007 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #41

Sep 102016


  • 71,000 miles


The sun visor on the drivers side broke and kept falling down. I went to the dealer and they wanted $278 just for the part and said they would charge extra for installing. This was way too costly, so I tried taping up the sun visor, but that did not work as the tape kept giving away and the sun visor falling would interfere with my visibility of the road. I took the vehicle to a repair shop and they installed a used sun visor at the cost of $117. The very next week the passenger side sun visor broke and fell down in exactly the same manner as the drivers side (that I had repaired the week before). I decided to do an online search for a replacement of the passenger side sun visor and everywhere I looked I found people who had the same problem with Hyundai sun visors not only my 2007 Hyundai Elantra but other years models of Hyundai and models. This is a real safety issue as the sun visor keeps falling down in your line of visibility and interferes with your ability to see the road ahead clearly and it clearly is an expensive repair and I only have 72000 moles on my vehicle. The interior of a vehicle should not be falling apart especially something like this, without touching it or moving the sun visor it just falls and will not stay up.

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #40

Aug 272016


  • 60,000 miles
Visors right and left suddenly fell down and obscuredvision. While vehicle was in motion sun was blinding, but was close to home.

- Framingham, MA, USA

problem #39

Jun 132016


  • 100,000 miles
The sun visor on my 2007 Hyundai Elantra on the driver's side broke while I was driving. It did not break off completely, but hung low, obstructing my view. I tried to push it back it up and it would not stay for long and continued to fall as I was driving. This is a huge safety hazard as it continues to fall unexpectedly and obstruct my view. It is also a safety hazard to not have a sun visor as it serves a critical purpose in ensuring visibility. The sun visor on the passenger side broke in a similar manner several months ago, however that is not as impactful as it does not correctly cause a safety hazard and visibility deficiency while driving. The cost to repair is nearly $300.

- Greensboro, NC, USA

problem #38

Apr 292016


  • 144,000 miles


I was driving on a neighborhood road and the sun visor fell down in front of my view. I have tried to shove it back into place, but it will not stay for more than a few minutes. This is impeding my view of the road and makes the car unsafe to drive. The same problem occurred with the passenger side sun visor a few months ago.

- Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

problem #37

Nov 022015


  • 85,000 miles
The sun visor on my 2007 Elantra broke, and it happened when I was driving and trying to adjust the visor to shield my eyes from the sun. Specifically, the arm holding the visor in place broke, rending the sun visor inoperable. This is a dangerous defect! this is a major safety concern! I have done my research online, and this is a consistent problem with the 2007 Elantra. Please issue a recall!

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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problem #36

Dec 012015


  • 60,000 miles
While vehicle was moving, the driver's side sun visor broke off its left hinge, obstructing my vision. This was startling and very scary, because I couldn't see. Since the incident, the passenger's side sun visor broke in the same manner.

- Davis, CA, USA

problem #35

Jan 262016


  • 161,000 miles


Sun visor arm on my 2007 Hyundai Elantra driver side broke causing the visor to fall in front of driver face. It cannot be adjusted to block the sun from the front or the side and will not stay in a closed position to give a full view of the area ahead. This causes not only a problem with the visor hanging in your line of vision but also creates a problem with not being able to block the bright sun while driving.

- Saint Leon, IN, USA

problem #34

Aug 152015


  • 49,000 miles
While city driving the driver side sun visor swivel bracket broke and will not stay in place. Worse when the visor connector broke it was sudden and blocked visibility. Now the visor will not stay in place and keeps falling into the drivers field of vision without warning. About a month later the same problem occurred on the passenger side visor. After looking at the visor housing the only true fix is to replace the entire visor. After taking it to the local dealership they agree the only fix is to replace both visors which will cost $170 each. This should be a recall as no user error caused the broken visors and unexpectedly blocks driver visibility.

- Verona, PA, USA

problem #33

Aug 222015


  • 68,000 miles
Visor arm broke and visor cannot be returned to folded position, affecting visibility.

- Morgan Hill, CA, USA

problem #32

Oct 302015


  • 180,000 miles
While driving down the highway, approximately 50 mph, the passenger's visor suddenly came out of the stored position and hung down. It would not stay in place in the stored position. This happened months ago. Last week on 10/30/15, the driver's visor suddenly would not stay in up position and hung down, swinging back and forth while driving, obscuring my view. This should be a recall as it's a safety issue.

- Dayville, CT, USA

problem #31

Jul 012014


  • miles


Sunvisor kept falling impairing view of the driver. At first I could push it back in but the hinge is broken. I have tried velcro, tape etc to keep it up. Will fall randomly while driving and dangle in front of my vision. I want to take it off but cant because of wires. This is a safety hazard. It will work for several weeks then fall again and cannot get it to stay up. Have found this is a common problem. It needs to be fixed as it is a defect on Hyundai's end and is a safety hazard. This has been going on for over a year on and off. The problem is its very random when it falls again and is shocking. I am lucky to not have gotten in an accident

- Norristown, PA, USA

problem #30

Sep 062015


  • 75,000 miles
Driving West at sunset, I pulled my visor down on the drivers side to shield the sun and it completely fell down. The only thing holding it up somewhat are the visible wires and the support clip on the right. This is a hazard due to the fact that I cannot pull the visor completely up in place. It has one position which does not shield the sun and also blocks line of sight for side mirror on drivers side. This is a flaw in the part and should be considered for recall as it was for the 2007 hyndai sonata.

- Lancaster, PA, USA

problem #29

Jul 162014


  • 35,000 miles
Both sun visor's would randomly fall from its hinge and would block my visibility while driving. The rear brake calipers have never worked. Especially with such low mileage. I have recently had a brake inspection and the front left caliper was the only brake that has been functional for the past 20,000 miles.

- Cold Spring, KY, USA

problem #28

Jun 082015


  • 87,899 miles
I was driving slowly, and my driver-side visor broke. This is a significant safety hazard since I cannot successfully block the sun while driving. A quick internet search reveals that this is a common problem with this specific vehicle. Please issue a recall for this safety problem!!!

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #27

Jan 202015


  • 109,000 miles
The driver's side sun visor support broke, causing it to hang down and obstruct visibility. I am able to push it back up into place, but it falls again after a few days on smooth roads or more quickly, if the roads are rough.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #26

Oct 012013


  • miles
Broken driver side visor creating a driving hazard when it kept keeps falling down obstructing the drivers line of sight. Very flimsy plastic and you are unable to easily repair it... I have since removed the visor entirely and it is still a hazard when driving into the sun. Cost to replace is $200+ which is insane for something that should much stronger. Same issue with the 2007 sonata and I suspect the same part/durability applies to the 2007 Elantra since I've heard many of the same issues. Please issue a recall for the visors for the 2007 Hyundai Elantra!

- Monterey , CA, USA

problem #25

Jul 042014


  • 90,000 miles
I was driving at a lower rate of speed in a highly residential area when the sun visor broke off from its pin from the ceiling of the trim, hit me in the face, and dangled from the electrical cord, blocking my whole line of vision. The incident scared me when it hit me in the face as well as blocked my sight and I swerved into oncoming traffic nearly hitting a car. I had to physically hold the visor out of my way until I could pull over. The visor has a plastic post which is supposed to support the whole weight and movement of the visor, within which an electrical cord for the illuminated mirror plugs into a connection (thus how it was dangling). This same piece was recalled in the sonata but not in the Elantra, and this is a serious safety issue.

- Joliet, IL, USA

problem #24

Apr 152012

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Both visors fell within a week of each other as I was going down the highway hindering my view and scaring the crap out of me. I see no recalls" isn't this a safety concern for Hyundai"

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #23

May 052014


  • 85,000 miles
Problem: The driver side visor fell down from the up position when trying to put it up. For a while, I was able to get it *almost* all the way up, to preserve visibility. However, I was unable to use the visor in any other position. Upon taking apart the mount which secures the visor to the roof, I saw that a plastic ring had broken off the visor arm. Drove with the visor low. Two-three months later, the passenger side visor fell in a similar fashion. The passenger visor fell further than the driver's one, hanging only from the internal wire. Opened the mount and observed the same break at the plastic ring at the end of the visor sheath. Attempted glue repair each time, which did not fully work. Attempted fix: In both cases, super glue did not hold & the ring is still separated. However, residue from the glue on the visor arm causes enough friction to keep the plastic shafts in the ceiling mounts most of the time. The passenger visor falls down most frequently (even tho this car has a single driver, and the passenger side visor is rarely used -- usually to hold a sunshade in the windshield). It dangles from the internal wire, and it must be shoved back in the ceiling with a great bit of force and twisting. Summary: The problem with the visor arm sheath is a design flaw. The sheath narrows just before it widens out again to form a ring. The ring is the part that prevents the visor from falling out of the ceiling mount. However, the narrowing of the plastic weakens the arm at the point where it is bearing stress, which causes it to break. There's no reason that a visor should break when it's only used 5-10% of the time. It's also impossible to completely repair except by replacing the entire visor, which is around $150 each at the dealer. Hyundai has already admitted that this is a problem by recalling them on the sonata. Elantra owners should be included in this.

- Portsmouth, VA, USA

problem #22

Oct 012014

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 139,000 miles
The driver side sun visor came down unexpectedly, hitting me in the face, and obstructed my view while traveling at 65mph. Once I pulled over, I found the plastic piece that secures the visor to the top of the car broke inside, leaving a plastic ring inside. Upon research I found this is a frequent failure for Hyundai, but no recall has been issued on the Elantra only on the sonata ~2006, but the parts are identical. Hyundai needs to do a massive recall and make this right!

- Reno, NV, USA

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