Vehicles Affected: Approximately 390,000 model-year 2013-14 Hyundai Elantra coupes and sedans, and Elantra GT hatchbacks
The Problem: The brake pedal stopper pad may deteriorate, allowing the brake light switch plunger to remain extended when the brake pedal is released, and the brake lights to remain illuminated. Deterioration can also allow the shift lever to be moved without the driver depressing the brake pedal, or to activate the engine management brake pedal override feature.
If the brake light switch plunger does not retract when the brake pedal is not being pressed, the brake lights may stay illuminated, increasing the risk of a car crash. Additionally, if the brake switch plunger is not retracted, the transmission can be shifted out of Park without depressing the brake pedal, also increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Hyundai dealers will replace the brake pedal stopper pad for free.
What Owners Should Do: Hyundai will begin notifying owners on Feb. 8, 2018. Owners can call the automaker at 800-633-5151 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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