Hyundai Motors and its affiliate Kia, have recalled more than 1.8 million vehicles due to problems with brake light switches and air bags, according to Fox Business.
186,254 Hyundai Elantra cars from model years 2011 through 2013 are being recalled due to a defect which could cause a bracket to come loose when the side curtain airbag is deployed.
A second recall has been issued due to malfunctions with stop-light switches, which could keep brakes from lighting up when the brake pedal is pressed, prevent the cruise control from being deactivated, cause problems with the push-button start, prevent shifting out of park, or illuminate the electronic stability control warning light. A total of 1,059,824 Hyundai cars and 623,658 Kia vehicles are being recalled for this defect.
Hyundai vehicles affected by the recall include:
- Accent, 2009-2009
- Tucson, 2007-2009
- Elantra, 2007-2010
- Santa Fe, 2007-2011
- Veracruz, 2008-2009
- Genesis 2010-2011
- Sonata, 2011
Kia vehicles involved in the recall are:
- Optima, 2011
- Rondo, 2007-2010
- Sedona, 2007
- Sorento, 2007-2011
- Soul, 2010-2011
- Sportage, 2007-2010
The automakers will be replacing defective parts in both recalls via their dealers without charge to vehicle owners. To learn more, Kia can be contacted at (800) 333-4542. Hyundai can be reached at (800) 633-5151.
If defects have continued to affect your vehicle, it may qualify as a lemon. To learn more about your rights as a consumer, contact attorney Howard D. Silver today at (866) 49-LEMON.