hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,741 miles

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problem #9

Dec 122015


  • 81,592 miles
Break light recall - location mount vernon, Ohio - date 12-12-2015 I was driving to a christmas event and was pulled over by a state highway patrol officer due to my breaklights being out. I pulled over in the nearest parking lot and had my boyfriend look at it. He said there is a little switch behind the break area that was stuck. He flicked it a few times and it came loose and started working. I am glad the officer let me know before I got into I-71 traffic. I would like to know how to take care of this.

- Mount Vernon, OH, USA

problem #8

Sep 042015


  • 87,000 miles
There was a previous recall on this vehicle for faulty brake light switches. I took my car in for inspection and it was found that I had a faulty brake light switch. Hyundai claims that my VIN was not affected although there was a recall for the same year, make and model of my car for the brake light switch. NHTSA campaign number: 13V113000

- Brookline, MA, USA

problem #7

Aug 262015


  • 98,000 miles
The brakes lines (both front and rear) failed while I was driving. I was traveling down a 4 lane road (speed limit 35mph) when I noticed that my brake pedal went all the way to the floor when I was stopping at a red light. I was able to pull the car over to the side of the road (luckily I was not on the freeway or needed to make a quick stop because I would have definitely crashed into another car). I noticed dripping fluid (brake fluid) coming from the middle of my car. I had my car towed to an auto mechanic's shop where they inspected the brakes and brake lines. Both my front and rear brake lines were corroded and rotten out and needed to be replaced. The mechanic noted that the brake lines rotted away where there was no coating. My car is only 6 years old and under 100,000 miles and a part like that should not have failed me. It is a safety issue to not coat the entire brake line.

- Richfield, OH, USA

problem #6

Jun 202013

Accent 4-cyl

  • 73,000 miles
I have a 2009 hyndai Accent. My brake lights are going on and off. After researching online I found that there was a recall for brake light switches. I called my local hyndai dealership and they stated that my VIN # was not under the recall. Leading me to believe that they did not make the recall large enough to cover all the cars that are affected by this malfunction. The dealership is now wanting $175 to replace this. There was no accident or anything that would have caused this issue in my car.

- Bradenton, FL, USA

problem #5

Jun 172013

Accent 4-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
I noticed my vehicle's brake light switch was faulty after bringing in my car for an oil change. After coming home and noticing it, I realized that there was a recall on the same exact part for my make model year (Hyundai Accent 2009). After calling the local dealership, they said that it was not covered underneath the recall. I am skeptical that Hyundai made there recall large enough to cover all of the impacted vehicles, thus this post. It looks like other owners are having similar issues as well:

- Lakewood, CO, USA

problem #4

Jul 102009

Accent 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Accent. The contact stated that the brake pedal abnormally traveled to the floorboard when depressed. The contact had taken the vehicle to the dealer several times, but the failure was not corrected. The dealer replaced the brake cylinder four times. The contact spoke with the manufacturer and was told that the vehicle was operating in the manner in which it was designed. The failure mileage was 75 and the current mileage was 34,000. The horn was replaced. Also, the consumer problems with the front end, the tires were cupping, as a result the front end had to be aligned. Also, there were water stains on the carpet. It appeared water entered the vehicle through the holes in the tire wells. The oil drain plug was replaced. Updated 09/02/14

- Chester, MA, USA

problem #3

Jun 192012


  • 45,000 miles
1st incident: Car was parked at store. Would not start and could not move shift lever while depressing the brake. Electrical system down. Called for tow, mechanic jump-started the car. 2nd incident: Since the above time, we have had to manipulate the brake pedal several times to release shifter, then firmly move shifter into park, allowing the car to recognize that the car was not in gear, then the car would start. 3rd incident: April 24th, 2013. Entered the car, heard clicking sound from the direction of the inside fuse box. Tried to start the car, no power anywhere, car would not start. Depressed the brake to repeat the shifter steps as in incident 2. the clicking stopped. The clicking only stopped when I depressed and held the brake with the ignition switch in the on position. Still no power and car would not start. As I depressed the brake, the electronic odometer display went to half-numbers. When I tried to turn on the flashers, there was a "static noise" from the dashboard. Flashers would not work. Returned the key to the lock position, depressed the brake pedal. The odometer reading flashed on and off several times, then came back fully. Had to have the car jump-started in order to get home.

- Bellerose, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 042013

Accent 4-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
I own two Hyundai Accents, a 2008 and this, a 2009. Now both have had the same problem with the brake light switch becoming inoperative. Fortunately, the lack of brake lights was noticed before any accidents occurred, and the vehicles were taken to the dealer and were repaired at no charge. It seems that the recall for 2006 and 2007 should have been extended to the 2008 and 2009 Accent models (plus any others using the same brake light switch).

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #1

Dec 142012

Accent 4-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
The brake lights all failed at the same time. My daughter was following me and noticed they weren't working. I checked the fuse and it is ok, so the next component is the switch. I researched problems with my model and noticed there was a recall for the 2007 model year for the same model car for the stop lamp switch. Maybe the same parts are being used in later model years.

- Front Royal, VA, USA