Vehicles Affected: Approximately 65,000 model-year 2013 Hyundai Elantra sedans manufactured between Dec. 1, 2012, and April 30, 2013
The Problem: The brake pedal stopper pad can deteriorate, allowing the brake light switch plunger to remain extended when the brake pedal is released. This can result in the brake lights remaining illuminated, preventing accurate communication to following vehicles that the vehicle is slowing or stopping. In addition, the transmission could be shifted out of Park without the driver pressing the brake pedal. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the brake pedal stopper pad with an improved part for free.
What Owners Should Do: Hyundai will begin notifying owners on Sept. 30. Owners can call the automaker at 855-371-9460 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.
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