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Hyundai, Kia recall 1.7 million cars for electronic defects

Posted By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com   |   April 3, 2013 at 2:35 PM   |   Comments

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April 3 (UPI) -- South Korean carmaker Hyundai Motor Co. and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp. announced the recall of 1.7 million vehicles in the U.S. over problems with electronic problems that could endanger the safety of drivers.

Hyundai said it was recalling certain models from 2007-2011 over problems with a stop lamp switch, which, when the driver steps on the brakes, is supposed to illuminate the brake lights and turn off cruise control.

The same switch could also prevent the driver from shifting out of the park position.

Owners are instructed to contact Hyundai at (800) 633-5151 or Kia at (800) 333-4542 with questions. Dealers will replace the switch free of charge.

Full list of models affected by the recall:

Hyundai
Accent, 2007-2009
Tucson, 2007-2009
Elantra, 2007-2010
Santa Fe, 2007-2011
Veracruz, 2008-2009
Genesis Coupe, 2010-2011
Sonata, 2011

Kia
Rondo, 2007-2010
Sportage, 2007-2010
Sorento, 2007-2011
Sedona, 2007
Soul, 2010-2011
Optima, 2011

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