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Recall 15V566000

Brake Light Switch Failure

Recall Details

The brake light switch may stop functioning, resulting in the lack of brake lamp operation, cruise control deactivation and shifter lock not releasing when depressing the brake pedal. Dealers will replace the brake light switch free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The brake light switch may fail resulting in the brake lights not functioning when the brakes are applied. This can also result in the shift lock not allowing release of the shifter from park, and the cruise control from deactivating when depressing the brake.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Hyundai must be performed by a Hyundai dealership. Hyundai began notifying known owners of affected vehicles when the recall was announced, in November 2015. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Hyundai dealers below. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Electrical & Lights, September 8, 2015

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 8, 2015
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
99,500
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
15V566000
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Summary
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Hyundai Accent vehicles manufactured March 1, 2009, to February 11, 2011. In the affected vehicles, the brake light switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning brake light switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning brake light switch may also prevent the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position.
Consequence
Failure to illuminate the brake lights during braking or the inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 2, 2015. Owners may contact Hyundai's customer service at 1-855-671-3059 or by visiting www.HyundaiUSA.com/Campaign131. Hyundai's number for this recall is 131. This recall is an expansion of 13V-113.
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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