World car News Today #Update!
About 500,000 Kia and Hyundai car models are being recalled due to faulty brake lights. With both being the first and second top automakers from South Korea, it is a bit shocking that they will be slammed with the same problem at the same time with relatively close year models. According to The Detroit News, 390,000 Hyundai Elantras built between 2013 and 2014, and over 134,000 Kia Fortes from 2012 through 2014, have been recalled as the brake lights may not go out when the pedal is released. Because the brake is a very important part of cars and any misconstruing of the signals it sends while a car is in motion could lead to danger not just for the car and its driver but other road users, both automakers had to take quick action in recalling the above affected vehicles.
…2014 Hyundai Elantra
Government documents reveal that the polymer stopper pad between the brake pedal arm and the light switch can deteriorate, thus allowing the switch to stay on even when the pedal isn’t depressed. This fault also means the driver can shift out of park without applying the brakes. To fix the issue, the brake stopper pads will be replaced. Kia’s recall will commence from January 30th 2018 while the one for Hyundai will kick off from February 8th.
…2013 Kia Forte