hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
71,707 miles

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2007 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #12

Mar 132013


  • 90,000 miles


My 2007 Elantra is (like all of these other complaints experiencing a break light that is chronically going out, even after getting the stop lamp switch replaced and before that multiple light bulbs. After getting the switch replaced, I was notified 2 months-ish later that my break light is not alluminating. When I called the dealership they said that was not showing up as a recall, even though I keep find it in service campaign #110 which says it can cause a crash. This has been an ongoing thing for years. It seems like every time I get it fixed it works for a short time and the next time I get an oil change they tell me my break light is out.

- Orlando, FL, 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

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 #9

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 #8

Mar 172014

Elantra 4-cyl

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

- Cartersville, GA, USA

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problem #7

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 #6

Dec 092013

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


Left side headlight has short in it. I have had to replace the bulb 4 times in one month and now a new one doesn't even work.

- Easley, SC, USA

problem #5

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 #4

May 252011

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
We have a 2007 Hyundai Elantra that is continuously burning up headlight bulbs. There are numerous complaints in regards to this, but Hyundai has yet to recall any vehicles. My husband is replacing at least 1 bulb month. Please investigate this. It is very dangerous when you're driving at night and the headlights go out. There is no moisture of any kind in the headlight nor has there even been.

- Terrell, TX, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Oct 052012


  • miles
The brake light fuse was burning out repeatedly. The problem was determined to be coming from the 1157 bulb socket. The socket is part of a 3 bulb pigtail that connects to wiring harness. I was told by two dealers and Hyundai America that a $700 wiring harness needed to be purchased. Apparently Hyundai does not market the pigtail separately. I find this very irresponsible. You can not safely or legally drive without brake or blinker lights. The 1157, 1156 and 194 bulbs have been in use for half a century. The pigtail or a replacement socket should be available within 24 hours and at a reasonable rate.

- Gray, ME, 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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