hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
67,388 miles

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2007 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #13

Aug 042016


  • 102,000 miles


The brake switch had to replaced twice within a few months. The three rear brake lights were not working. This was a common repair on other model years of the Hyundai Elantra. 2007 should be included in the existing recall. (recall campaigns 110 and 113.)

- King Of Prussia, PA, USA

problem #12

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 #11

Mar 252015


  • 44,777 miles
When driving home another vehicle pulled beside my wife and indicated that when slowing down for the traffic light none of her brake lights were operational. Upon my wife arriving at home I had all the fuses tested and replaced, had bulbs replaced, but still no brake lights on the rear of car including the rear window brake light. Contacted Hyundai and indicated that there was a NHTSA recall #13V113000/campaign #110 in regards to exterior lighting:brake lights:switch. Hyundai refused to acknowledge the recall for my vehicle indicating that my VIN manufacture date of mid-2006 eliminated my vehicle from the recall. I informed Hyundai that a 2007 model car had to be manufactured in 2006. The case manager, [xxx] of Hyundai (refused to give last name) gave me case number [xxx] and informed me that Hyundai would not repair the car or honor the recall because of the production date. None of the web sites I investigated in regards to this recall indicate that a vehicle must meet a specific production date, only the model year, which mine does 2007 Hyundai Elantra. Hyundai does not indicate anywhere in public documentation in regards to recalls that vehicles must meet specific production criteria. Hyundai has denied my request to repair the specific part involved in the recall, the brake light switch, and [xxx] informed me that he was not willing to entertain reviewing any of my documentation involving this recall. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Drexel Hill, PA, USA

problem #10

Feb 022015


  • 107,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 10 mph engaging the brakes, the brake lights failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 107,000.

- Gainsville, GA, USA

problem #9

Jul 152014


  • 84,000 miles
My car when I tried to brake on the highway starting pulling to the right and when I let off the brake it corrects back. I took it to the dealer and they said it was the brake caliper and brake hose...my brother is an auto mechanic for Lexus and decided to look into it further and it is actually the brake actuator where the brake fluid isn't even getting to the caliper. I am afraid to drive the car. This is a huge safety concern for me. And I don't see where this is recalled by Hyundai" and, the brake light isn't on telling me there is an issue in the ABS system?????? has anyone else experienced this problem"

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #8

Oct 032014

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 108,000 miles
Took Hyundai Elantra for recall repair in 2011, one of the repairs scheduled was the stop lamp switch. Was approached in traffic yesterday by a helpful, concerned driver who said the brake lights were not coming on. Grateful for that person, who may have saved our lives. Not grateful to the dealer who offered zero assistance - only an overpriced diagnostic fee plus standard parts and labor cost. This was after I had already determined the switch was the exact problem. Rather than fork over $120 for an unnecessary diagnosis, I bought the part elsewhere for $12 and installed it in no time, with a little help from an 11yr old. Bottom line: The stop lamp switch not working in 2014 after a 2011 recall service means either 1) burns Hyundai in marlton NJ didn't actually replace the switch they said they replaced or 2) they feel ok about putting customers at risk of death by installing a critical part that only lasts 3 years. Neither situation is ethical.

- Sewell, NJ, USA

problem #7

Sep 182014


  • 120,000 miles


My vehicle is experiencing the same is as the Hyundai recall campaign 110. My car was manufacture before the dates in the campaign by approximately 5 months but falls in the same model year as other cars in the campaign. Here is a link to campaign https://www.hyundaiusa.com/campaign110. I contacted Hyundai and they refuse to take care of this even though I am experiencing the same issue. The campaign probably needs to be expanded to cover all 2007 vehicles. Something like brake lights should not fail and creates a significant safety hazard.

- Dallas, GA, USA

problem #6

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 #5

Mar 172014

Elantra 4-cyl

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

- Cartersville, GA, USA

problem #4

Sep 192012

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 40,447 miles
In September 2012, friend told me my left rear brake light was out. Upon inspection, I noticed the light intermittently worked and did not work. Brought it to the dealer, who was unable to replicate my concern. So they said nothing was wrong. I have recently seen the problem again. Now, I've received a recall notice for the exterior brake lighting. Upon further research, I see this recall was issued in April 2013. Why am I only being notified now"? especially when I brought the issue to their attention 6 months earlier and they have record of it in the dealer's database?"

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 172012

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 32,000 miles


Last Jan we had our passenger side visor fall without any manipulation and after taking the vehicle to Hyundai they told us that the screws which are holding them together are rusted. In July 2012 the driver side visor also fell off and we took it to Hyundai and they quoted us $380 just to have it fixed. It was Hyundai who placed unusable and rusted parts in vehicles and later stated that we are out of warranty and would need to furnish the payment for something that we are not at fault for. Also ABS light comes up and even after changing all the brake pads and rotors, does not resolve. It is the manufacturing defect which made the visors come off and hang by the wires so why should we be responsible to pay for the manufacturing defects?? please investigate.

- Clarksburg, MD, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Feb 192012


  • miles
While pulling into parking space at shopping center coming to stop then car suddenly lurched over a parking stop post and curb going into a building I managed to get brakes to stop vehicle before hitting the building.. I did not know what happened. While reading problems about the 2007 model I found another person with the same problem. I was looking at problem due to a popping sound when turning the vehicle. There seem to be many of those already reported. We took to the dealer and the vehicle was out of warranty at 60,000 miles and we have 68,000 now so they wanted $65 just to look at the vehicle. I have taken the car to another dealership. While 2007 year model has no recall it sounds like it should for this problem.

- Rowlett, TX, USA

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