Detroit, MI (NNCNOW.com) --- Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia are recalling about 1.9 million vehicles due to problems with the air bags and brake light switches.
The switch recall covers the Accent and Tuscon (model years 2007-2009), Elantra (2001-2010), Santa Fe (2007-2011), Veracruz (2008-2009), Genesis Coupe (2010-2011) and Sonata (2011) vehicles.
According to documents released by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the stop lamp switch in the recalled vehicles could malfunction, causing the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is pressed or may not be able to deactivate the cruise control by pressing on the brake pedal.
Hyundai has also recalled about 194,000 Elantra compacts from 2011 to 2013 to fix an air bag problem.
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. The safety recall will begin by June 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's recall campaign number is 110 for the switch lamp malfunction and 109 for the air bag problem.
Posted to the web by Krista Burns