Stop Lamp Switch Problem Spurs Major Hyundai Recall
WASHINGTON, D.C. --- Hyundai Motor Co. is recalling nearly 532,000 MY 2006-2007 Accent, Entourage, Sonata vehicles, MY 2007 Azera, Elantra and Santa Fe vehicles, MY 2005-2007 Tucson vehicles and MY 2007-2008 Veracruz vehicles because of a potential stop lamp switch malfunction.
The stop lamp switch in the affected vehicles may malfunction, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website. In turn, the malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause the brake lights to remain illuminated when the brake pedal is released.
In addition, a stop lamp switch malfunction may affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature so the transmission shifter would not be able to be shifted out of park position. The problem may also cause the electronic stability control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate. Moreover, the cruise control may not deactivate when the brake pedal is depressed. These problems could increase the risk of a crash, the NHTSA said.
To resolve the problem, dealers will replace the stop lamp switch free of charge. Vehicle owners can contact Hyundai at (800) 633-5151.