Hyunday and Kia Recalls 1.6M More Cars for Brake Switch

2011 Kia Optima 1 photo
Photo: Kia
After the 700,000 Hyundai and Kia units recalled for the same problem in 2009, the Korean automakers seems to make their largest recall campaign ever with over 1.6 million models sharing the brake switch fault.
The faulty switch controls the taillights illumination when brakes are applied, so it is kind of a big deal, as rear end collisions could happen. Also, the switch may cause the cruise control not to be canceled while braking, the push-button starter not working as well as the gear selector, which could stay blocked in neutral.

Hyundai and Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the faulty switches at no costs probably in June 2013. For more information on this matter, owners can contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151 and Kia at 1-800-333-4542.

The faulty models are as following:
  • 2011 Kia Optima
  • 2007-2010 Kia Rondo
  • 2007 Kia Sedona
  • 2007-2011 Kia Sorento
  • 2010-2011 Kia Soul
  • 2007-2010 Kia Sportage
  • 2011 Hyundai Sonata
  • 2007-2010 Hyundai Elantra
  • 2010-2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
  • 2007-2011 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • 2007-2009 Hyundai Tucson
  • 2008-2009 Hyundai Veracruz
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