really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,000 miles

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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport lights problems

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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Owner Comments

problem #2

May 232020

Santa Fe Sport

  • miles


Early 2020, I had multiple reports that my driver side brake light was not functioning properly/off when I brake. I replaced the brake light bulb in summer 2020. Not long thereafter, I heard the same complaint from other drivers who noticed and were able to notify me while at a stop. I had it checked at a local oil change shop and they found nothing wrong. This year, I was told at separate times that it was not turning on. A couple of days ago, I had someone I knew report that the night brake lights function but when I brake, the driver side light is off. It could be an internal wiring issue or something else I can't reach. Either way, it is a brand new car I bought and should not experience issues this early. The earliest they can get my car into the dealership service department is November 16, 2021.

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #1

Sep 252019

Santa Fe Sport

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe sport. While the vehicle was parked and shut off, the rear brake lights were illuminated and smoke and flames were present under the front passenger side of the vehicle. The flames were extinguished by the campus police prior to the fire department's arrival. The fire department disconnected the vehicle's battery. A campus police report and a fire department report were filed. The cause of the failure was not determined. The local dealer and manufacturer were not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 10,000.

- Miami Lakes, FL, USA

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