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Hyundai, Kia recall 1.7 million cars for electronic defects

By GABRIELLE LEVY, UPI.com
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Hyundai, Kia recall 1.7 million cars for electronic defects
A Hyundai Sonata is on display at the 2010 San Diego International Auto Show at the San Diego Convention Center on January 2, 2010. UPI/Roger Williams | License Photo

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.

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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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