Recall On Hyundai And Kia Compact Cars For Brake Light Problem
More than a half-million compact cars in the United States are being recalled by Hyundai and Kia because the brake lights may not go out when the pedal is released.
According to WPRI 12, more than 390,000 2013 and 2014 Hyundai Elantra vehicles are involved in the recall. Also, over 134,000 Kia Forte cars from 2012 to 2014 are included in the recall.
Hyundai and Kia stated in documents filed with the government "that a polymer stopper pad between the pedal arm and the light switch can deteriorate, allowing the switch to stay on. That can keep the brake lights illuminated and also let a driver shift out of park without putting a foot on the brake."
There have been no crashes or injuries reported from the recalled vehicles.
Dealers will replace the brake stopper pad. The recall for Kia starts on Jan. 30, while Hyundai’s begins Feb. 8.