hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,397 miles

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2007 Hyundai Elantra brakes problems

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2007 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #7

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 #6

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 #5

Oct 092013

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
As I was turning onto a main road in my town my vehicle stalled out. I was not pressing on the brakes or the gas, just coasting into the turn. Lights came on my dashboard and I lost power completely. This is not the first time it happened, but the this was the scariest place it occurred at. I called Hyundai and they referred me to my local dealer, but I'm not optimistic about the results. Definitely came close to causing an accident. I did have my pregnant friend in the car. We were the only passengers.

- Ware, MA, USA

problem #4

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 #3

Feb 222012


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Elantra. The contact stated that the vehicle stop switch malfunctioned and as a result, the transmission shift lock was disabled. The contact was not able to shift into park. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 09V122000 (service brakes, hydraulic:switches:brake light). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 100,000.

- Pompano Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 222010


  • 27,269 miles
Have had to replace brakes twice since purchase. Rusted last repair had only 5000miles before it needed to be replaced again. March 16, 2009 with 22,038 miles front and rear brakes were replaced along with rotor resurfacing in Chicago. December 20, 2010 with 27,269 miles brakes replaced again severe rust.

- Orland Park, IL, USA

problem #1

Aug 172010


  • 70,530 miles
Hyundai didn't fully assess recall id # 09V122000 on the brake stop light. Mine has malfunctioned twice in 1.5 years, yet they are now telling me that I am not a part of the recall. This is a very serious issue that can also involve the cruise control not stopping, shifting problems, and a possible rear-end accident. This needs to be looked in to - more people than originally estimated can be at serious risk - not to mention more people are paying to having this fixed by their dealer (I.e. me) than there should be!

- Wilkes Barre, PA, USA

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