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Recall 17V359000

Parking Brake Notification Light Does Not Light Up When Engaged

Recall Details

The indicator light that shows that the parking brake is engaged in the instrument cluster may not light up with the parking brake engaged. This is due to corrosion in the switch that turns the light on. Dealers will replace the parking brake switch free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The light that indicates that the parking brake is engaged may not illuminate when the parking brake is engaged. The driver could operate the vehicle with the parking brake partially engaged unexpectedly, causing damage to the braking system and reduced braking performance, possibly causing an accident.

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 June, 2017. 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 incomplete 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, June 5, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 5, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
161,074
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V359000
Component
PARKING BRAKE
Summary
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Sonata and Genesis vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the warning light to indicate that the parking brake is applied may intermittently not illuminate in the dash due to corrosion in the switch.
Consequence
If the parking brake indicator is not illuminated when the parking brake is applied, the driver may operate the vehicle with the parking brake partially engaged, affecting the brake performance and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the parking brake switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 30, 2017. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059. Hyundai's number for this recall is 164.
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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