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Recall 16V574000

Brake Lights Remain Illuminated When Pedal Not Depressed

Recall Details

The brake lights may stay illuminated and the shift lever may be moved from park without depressing the brake pedal. Dealers will replace the brake pedal stopper pad with an improved part free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The brake pedal mounted switch that turns the brake lights on and off as well as releases the transmission shift lever lock so it may be shifted out of park may stick in the on position. Brake lights may remain illuminated as a result, and the transmission shift lever may be moved from the park position without the brake pedal being depressed. This could lead to a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Hyundai must be performed by a Hyundai dealership. Hyundai will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in September, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Hyundai dealerships. 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.

Affected Cars

Electrical & Lights, August 2, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 2, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
64,500
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V574000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Summary
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model 2013 Elantra vehicles manufactured December 1, 2012, to April 30, 2013. The brake pedal stopper pad can deteriorate allowing the brake light switch plunger to remain extended when the brake pedal is released.
Consequence
If the brake light switch plunger does not retract as it should when the brake pedal is not being pressed, the brake lights may stay illuminated preventing accurate communication to following vehicles that the vehicle is slowing or stopping. Additionally, if the brake switch plunger is not retracted, then the transmission can be shifted out of PARK without depressing the brake pedal. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake pedal stopper pad with an improved part, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on September 30, 2016. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 146.
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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