hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
118,470 miles

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2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring lights problems

lights problem

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2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 012014

Elantra Touring 4-cyl

  • 118,470 miles


I purchased the car in Feb 2012 at 34,214 mi and in 1 yr time, I kept blowing lights...headlights, fog, brake and tail. I put a lot of miles on my car so by the time I became annoyed by it, I just missed my warranty so I let it go. Ffwd to Sept 2014, I couldn't keep my tail and brake lights functioning at the same time. After several bulb replacements, it was discovered that it wasn't the bulbs that kept blowing, but rather the fuse. As soon as I turned the lights on, it would pop. Nov 2014 at 118,470 mi, I brought it to a dealership to have them research...after 3 days it was discovered that the wires that go around the license plate frame were being pinched by the screws creating a diag short so it was adjusted and I moved on. Jan 2015, same problem!! I took it back to the same dealership and after they tore apart the car again, it was discovered that there was damaged wiring to the R/S plate lamp to the extent that they were melted together and every time the lights were turned on, it would smoke. This is a separate issue that was not seen in Nov. It was repaired so it won't happen again, but that was 3 years of electrical drama that should have been avoided. I still have electrical issues inside the car, but at least my exterior lights work.

- Fort Ann, NY, USA

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