Kia and Hyundai are recalling nearly 1.9 million vehicles to fix problems with the brake light switch and air bag in various model vehicles. The brake light switch recall covers almost 1.7 million cars, most of the manufacturers’ models from years 2007 through 2011. Additionally, Hyundai is recalling almost 200,000 Elantras from 2011 to 2013 to fix an air bag problem.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website, the brake light problem prevents the rear brake lights from illuminating when drivers press on the brake pedal. Also, the cruise control may not turn off when a driver steps on the brake as it is designed to, push-to-start buttons may not work, and a feature that stops the driver from shifting out of park without a foot on the brake may fail. NHTSA stated that these problems may increase the risk of accidents.
Spokesmen for both Kia and Hyundai, which use the same parts for many models in an effort to pay less for the parts from suppliers, said that no accidents have yet been reported. Both manufacturers are owned by the same company. This current recall is in addition to a 2009 recall for similar brake light switch problems.
In the Elantra air bag recall, a support bracket can come loose when the side air bags are inflated and cause injuries.There has been one reported injury resulting from the support bracket coming loose.Dealers will install industrial adhesive strips to keep the brackets in place at no cost to the owners.
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