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Recall 17V769000

Brake Lights May Stay Illuminated And Shift Lever Can Be Shifted Out Of Park Without Depressing

Recall Details

The brake pedal stopper pad may deteriorate and allow the brake lights to stay illuminated, and also allow the transmission shift lever to be moved from the park position without depressing the brake pedal. Dealers will replace the brake pedal stopper pad free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

A fault within the brake pedal stopper pad may cause the brake lights may stay illuminated and allow the shift lever to be able to be shifted out of the park position without depressing the brake pedal. This can cause increased risk of 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 January, 2018. 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. The Hyundai recall number is 170.

Electrical & Lights, November 30, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
November 30, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
390,467
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V769000
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Summary
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2013-2014 Elantra sedan, coupe and GT vehicles. The brake pedal stopper pad can deteriorate allowing the brake light switch plunger to remain extended when the brake pedal is released. This will allow the brake lights to remain illuminated continuously. It can also allow the shift lever to be moved without depressing the brake pedal, or activate the engine management brake pedal override feature.
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, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 8, 2018. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 170. This campaign expands recall 16V574.
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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