Over 500,000 Hyundai And Kia U.S. Vehicles Will Be Recalled For Defective Brake Systems In San Diego
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 500,000 Hyundai and Kia vehicles in the United States are recalled for defective brake systems. The affected vehicles have defective braking systems that result in the brake lights remaining on when not braking and/or the driver shifting out of the park when the brakes are not engaged. The vehicles reportedly have a polymer stopper pad that can deteriorate and result in the brake lights remaining on when the brakes are not engaged. This problem has also resulted in the driver shifting out of the park without first pressing on the brakes.
The NHTSA has stated that it is aware of several hundred complaints about this issue and twenty-one accidents and four injuries that may be related to this defective condition.
The recall involves the following Hyundai and Kia models: ’09-’14 Accent, Elantra (not A/T), Azera (not A/T), Genesis Sedan, Santa Fe Sport ’13-’14, Sonata Hybrid ’12-’13 (Hybrid), and Tucson (A/T); and ’11-’14 Sorento (A/T). The recalled vehicles were manufactured between February 2008 and December 2011.
According to a statement from Hyundai Motor America, “customers will be contacted by their dealer to take their vehicle in for an inspection of the brake pedal stopper pad.” The NHTSA reports that dealers have been “to replace the brake pedal stopper pad with a longer-lasting part.”
If you are the owner of one of these vehicles, it is important to heed the recall notice and take your vehicle in for inspection and/or replacement of the brake pedal stopper pad. Failing to do so could put you and other drivers at risk for accidents and injuries.
Defective Brake Systems
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced that over 500,000 Hyundai and Kia vehicles in the United States are recalled due to defective brake systems. The affected vehicles have braking systems that can cause the brake lights to remain on even when not braking, or the driver can shift out of park without first pressing the brakes. The NHTSA reports that the issue has resulted in injury and accidents.
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