definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,068 miles

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2008 Hyundai Elantra lights problems

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2008 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 302012

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles


Came to stop light, the gentleman in the car next to me at the stoplight told me he almost hit me a little ways back when I stopped to let a vehicle turn. He stated my brake lights were not working. Checked and it was true the back window light and both brake lights did not work. Took it to the repair shop and they checked the fuses and bulbs. All were good. Notified that stop lamp switch is bad and needs to be replaced. Through research appears this has been a problem with Hyundai Elantras, unfortunately, the 2008's have yet to be recalled. Called Hyundai to double check recalls and they confirmed no recall at this time on the stop lamp switch.

- Ozark, MO, USA

problem #1

Aug 132009

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 13,137 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Elantra. When the contact attempted to park the vehicle, the gear selector failed to shift from drive into the park position. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where they detected a shortage within the brake lamp switch which caused the gear selector to become stuck. The brake stop lamp switch assembly was replaced; although eight months later, the identical failure recurred and the dealer replaced the brake stop lamp switch assembly for the second time. The manufacturer was made aware of the defect. The failure mileage was approximately 13,137. Updated 07/20/11 updated 08/01/11

- Glendale, CA, USA

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