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#151 of 209 Can a broken break switch speed up the car?
Dec 15, 2009 (2:13 pm)
We have a 2008 Hyundai Elantra.
Today while driving at 60Mph with cruise control, stepped on the break to slow down and instead the engine revved up, the car jumped and started speeding up to 65-70Mph. It was a considerable effort to get the car stopped as the breaks did not seem to work. It also resulted in getting chased by a cop...
After finally stopping, the shift was locked, would go only into neutral, but not into reverse or park.
The car got towed to the dealer, and they replaced the "break switch" saying that was the reason for all the problems...
So, can a "break switch" speed the car up, not let the car break, and lock up the shift?
Or should we be afraid of hitting someone, next time this happens?
#152 of 209 Re: Can a broken break switch speed up the car? [thadson]
Dec 16, 2009 (10:47 am)
This is exactly what has been happening to me and even at a red light my car will lurch and rev up and I have had it to the dealer 2 times and each time they tell me there is nothing wrong. I have an appt. on Monday as there has been a grinding noise for over 6 months when I turn my wheel to the right and when I put the car in park on a slight incline from day 1 of owning the car I have had it 4 times to the dealer for it making a chugging noise and the brake not catching. I am glad I am not nuts like the dealer is trying to make me feel. I think I should change to a differnet dealer and change my appt. now after reading your letter as I was told already if it is my brakes or bushings or anything it is under warranty. And at my dealer they keep telling me nothing is wrong. I have even thought my foot caught the gas pedal the same time as the brake to rev it up to lurch forward. Thank you for posting this. I think a report needs to be filed with the Saftey Dept. like when the fuel pump was recalled.
#153 of 209 Re: Can a broken break switch speed up the car? [schukanuoslady]
Dec 19, 2009 (6:58 pm)
I just found this:
The brake switch operates a few things. It turns the brake lights on; it disengages the cruise control; it also controls the shift lock, traction control and ABS.
There is an open recall for the brake switch (see here and here) and that would cause your problem. If the dealer replaced the brake switch, your problem should be solved.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Hyundai have initiated recalls on 963,305 vehicles as part of four separate campaigns. The first recall, blanketing over one half million late-model vehicles, is nationwide. The other three recalls, all corrosion-related on older vehicles, are limited to the regions of the country where salt is used to de-ice roads in the winters.
The most widespread recall, affecting up to 531,894 2005-2008 Accent, Azera, Elantra, Entourage, Santa Fe, Sonata, Tucson, and Veracruz models, is NHTSA Campaign 09V122000. It is focused on a malfunctioning stop lamp switch that may prevent brake lights from illuminating when the pedal is depressed (the same switch may also cause them to stay lit after the brakes are released).
Manufacturer: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY Mfr's Report Date: APR 14, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V122000
NHTSA Action Number: PE09003
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT
Potential Number of Units Affected: 531894
HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 531,894 MY 2006-2007 ACCENT, ENTOURAGE, SONATA, MY 2007 AZERA, ELANTRA AND SANTA FE, MY 2005-2007 TUCSON AND MY 2007-2008 VERACRUZ VEHICLES. THE STOP LAMP SWITCH IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES MAY MALFUNCTION. A MALFUNCTIONING STOP LAMP SWITCH MAY CAUSE THE BRAKE LIGHTS TO NOT ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED OR MAY CAUSE THE BRAKE LIGHTS TO REMAIN ILLUMINATED WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS RELEASED. A STOP LAMP SWITCH MALFUNCTION MAY AFFECT THE OPERATION OF THE BRAKE-TRANSMISSION SHIFT INTERLOCK FEATURE SO THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTER WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO BE SHIFTED OUT OF PARK POSITION. IT MAY ALSO CAUSE THE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) MALFUNCTION LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE, AND IT MAY NOT DEACTIVATE THE CRUISE CONTROL WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED.
THESE MALFUNCTIONS MY LEAD TO A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STOP LAMP SWITCH FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HYUNDAI CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-633-5151.
HYUNDAI RECALL NO. 092. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .
#154 of 209 Re: Can a broken break switch speed up the car? [thadson]
Dec 20, 2009 (9:38 am)
Thank you. I am going to print out the recall and shove it in their face as they have known since 8/2008 how many trips I have made to them over my problem and they keep on telling me there is nothing wrong. I have an appt for Tuesday and this time they had better fix my problem.
#155 of 209 07 Hyundai manual transmission problem
Jan 03, 2010 (10:15 am)
The manual transmission just went out on my son's 07'. This falls under factory warranty and Hyundai is going to fix. Problem is, this transmission is on "national backorder". On-line research finds problems with automatic transmissions, but not manual. Why such a backorder? Anybody else hearing or experiencing the same trans problems?
Anybody have knowledge, that if we make a big enough stink we can get a loaner car? (son needs to return to college 1 week)
#156 of 209 Re: Small "beep" [fishmonger2]
Jan 03, 2010 (10:25 am)
I just experienced the same thing the other day.I was on a highway and it was real windy, and every few minutes i would hear this beep. I have no idea where it was coming from
#157 of 209 Re: 07 Hyundai manual transmission problem [mach69lts]
Jan 03, 2010 (11:04 am)
I can only guess the backorder is because there aren't many 2007 Elantras in the US with a stick shift, so supply of complete manual transmissions is low. Also, sticks are pretty reliable, so HMA probably doesn't keep many in stock.
If I were you, I would press (politely) for a loaner car while you are waiting for the transmission. Mention your hardship (son needs to return to college) that was caused by Hyundai's inability to fix the car promptly. If your dealer is at all interested in maintaining customer loyalty and satisfaction, they'll provide a loaner or pay for a rental.
#158 of 209 Re: 07 Hyundai manual transmission problem [backy]
Jan 09, 2010 (11:16 am)
Thanks for the suggestion. We have contacted the dealer, they refuse to provide a rental car. All good though, the replacement transmission is due early next week. Bad Hyundai Fresno California Do not buy your Hyundai from them!
#159 of 209 Re: 2007 Elantra issues [chardy3000]
Mar 09, 2010 (1:39 pm)
My 2007 Hyundai Elantra speedometer reads 10% higher than the actual speed. I have tested this using a stationary radar speed display and by using friends in other vehicles. Do you know the fix?
#160 of 209 Re: Popping/Creaking noise from rear window [janpand]
Mar 25, 2010 (5:20 am)
This happens to my 2009 Hyundai Elantra too.
It's driving me nuts, how do I make it stop?
Is there a recall or something?
Everytime I go over a bump or turn into my driveway it pops from the rear window area.