Jump to content

MyCarForum Logo
Magnifying glass



1.6m units of Hyundai and KIA cars recalled

By RchLuvSlly on 06 Apr 2013

Attached Image

In 2009, Hyundai and KIA had to recall 700,000 units of their models due to defective brake switches. Unfortunately, not learning from their experiences, these South Korean automakers repeat their mistake and this time, it's even worse. They now have to recall a total of 1.6 million units of cars they have produced due to the exact same problem.

Attached Image

The brake switch defect may prevent the brake lamps from illuminating even when the brake pedal is actually stepped on. Of course, this is a big deal as it may trigger rear-end collisions. In addition to that, the defect may fail to cancel the cruise control feature while braking, prevent the push-button starter from functioning, and may even block the gear shift in the neutral position.

Both KIA and Hyundai will start contacting dealers and customers of the affected models in June 2013 and will provide necessary replacements free of charge.

The list of the affected models is as follows:
- 2007 KIA Sedona
- 2007-2009 Hyundai Tucson
- 2008-2009 Hyundai Veracruz
- 2007-2010 KIA Rondo
- 2007-2010 KIA Sportage
- 2007-2010 Hyundai Elantra
- 2007-2011 KIA Sorento
- 2007-2011 Hyundai Santa Fe
- 2010-2011 KIA Soul
- 2010-2011 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
- 2011 Hyundai Sonata
- 2011 KIA Optima

motoring, recall, korea, kia and 19 more...

Viewed: 858 times

Related Blog Posts
Written by RchLuvSlly
Being a car enthusiast since his childhood, cars always make Richie Setiawan curious and want to find out more about them.

Car Makes

Please select a car make

Facebook Likes
   Featured Blog Post
With a bit of quick thinking, this man hid his E30 BMW M3 in his living room when he heard Hurric...
China has banned highway testing of autonomous vehicles while the country's relevant authorit...
For those who tend to park illegally, be glad that we don't have enforcement methods like thi...
Prices of the Porsche 911 R have rocketed so high that used examples are selling for up to seven...
Focus2move, a statistics reporting company in the automotive sector, has revealed the best sellin...
To an automotive enthusiast, driving a manual is a joy and not a chore. However, not everyone is...
   Lifestyle Articles