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Recall 15V360000

Brake Lights Do Not Operate

Recall Details

The brake light switch may fail, resulting in the loss of brake light operation. Dealers will replace the brake light switch free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The brake lights may stop operating because of a faulty switch that activates them. This can cause other drivers to not know if the vehicle is stopping or slowing.

What Should You Do?

Kia notified owners of affected vehicles starting in July 2015. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Kia recall number is SC121.

Affected Cars

Brakes, June 9, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 9, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
7,722
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V360000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Summary
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2011 Sportage vehicles manufactured March 7, 2011, to June 8, 2011. In the affected vehicles, the brake light switch may intermittently fail.
Consequence
Whenever the brake switch is not working, the brake lights will not illuminate, reducing the ability to warn other motorists of the driver's intentions of stopping, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake light switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC121.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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