Over half a million Hyundai and Kia models are being recalled in the United States due to faulty brake lights.
According to The Detroit News, 390,000 Hyundai Elantras built between 2013 and 2014, and over 134,000 Kia Fortes from 2012 through 2014, have been recalled as the brake lights may not go out when the pedal is released.
Government documents reveal that the polymer stopper pad between the brake pedal arm and the light switch can deteriorate, thus allowing the switch to stay on even when the pedal isn’t depressed. This fault also means the driver can shift out of Park without applying the brakes.
To fix the issue, dealerships will replace the brake stopper pad. Kia’s recall will commence on January 30 while Hyundai’s will kick off on February 8.