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Old 12-14-2009, 03:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2007 SF 2.7 owned from new and travelled about 30K Kms. Overall fairly reliable, but a few electrical/control items have failed and been repaired/replaced by the dealer.

Particularly, the stop light switch failed recently causing several warning lights to show and of course the brake lights did not work. It also was promptly fixed by the dealer under warranty and no further problems are apparent.

However, I am now apprehensive about the reliability of this switch. I sometimes travel to remote locations and a similar failure far from a dealer would be inconvenient.

Complicating the issue, at the time of the failure, I was towing a trailer for the first time using the newly installed hitch and wiring. Did the extra power load from the trailer lights contribute to the failure?

Has anyone had similar issues or otherwise can shed some light?
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a 2007 SF 2.7 owned from new and travelled about 30K Kms. Overall fairly reliable, but a few electrical/control items have failed and been repaired/replaced by the dealer.

Particularly, the stop light switch failed recently causing several warning lights to show and of course the brake lights did not work. It also was promptly fixed by the dealer under warranty and no further problems are apparent.

However, I am now apprehensive about the reliability of this switch. I sometimes travel to remote locations and a similar failure far from a dealer would be inconvenient.

Complicating the issue, at the time of the failure, I was towing a trailer for the first time using the newly installed hitch and wiring. Did the extra power load from the trailer lights contribute to the failure?

Has anyone had similar issues or otherwise can shed some light?
A recent "Safety Recall" here in the States, has taken care of all the bad switches in the 07 Santa Fe. http://www.lemonauto.com/complaints/hyunda...ai_santa_fe.htm

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Old 12-14-2009, 04:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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@ alfons I read that thread previously and it added to my anxiety about the switch.

@ David There was no recall in Australia. Presumably the problem was identified and fixed before the release here, that occurred some months after the worldwide release.

Despite a general assumption that Hyundai have "fixed" the switch, my switch failed. I am trying to find if others have any experience with this.


Edit. Regarding the Safety Recall, it did not register that it was recent in the US. This may very well be the same reason for my problem, but Hyundai Australia are being evasive. Regrettably it does nothing to reassure me about the reliability of this car.
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