Hyundai And Kia Recall - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Hyundai And Kia Recall

Posted: Updated:

Corporate siblings Hyundai and Kia are recalling almost 1.9 million vehicles in the U.S. to fix two problems, one involving air bags and the other, faulty brake light switches.

 

The break light recall covers the 2007 through 2011 models years of the Hyundai:

  • Accent
  • Elantra
  • Genesis Coupe
  • Santa Fe
  • Sonata
  • Tucson
  • Veracruz

Also affected are the 2007 through 2011 model years of Kia's:

  • Optima
  • Rondo
  • Sedona
  • Sorento
  • Soul
  • Sportage

U.S. safety regulators said a faculty switch can stop the brake lights from illuminating when drivers press the pedal.  Also the cruise control might not turn off when a driver steps on the brake.

The automakers will notify owners and replace the switches starting in June.

In addition, Hyundai is recalling the 2011 through 2013 Elantra.  A bracket can come loose when the side air bag inflates and can possibly injure people.

  • News HeadlinesNews HeadlinesMore>>

  • Early Morning House Fire

    Early Morning House Fire

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:28 AM EDT2014-04-23 09:28:48 GMT
    Two people are safe Wednesday morning after escaping a house fire in Wichita Falls.
    Two people are safe Wednesday morning after escaping a house fire in Wichita Falls.
  • SKYWARN 6 FORECAST

    Severe Weather Risk this Evening

    Windy and Warm

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:22 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:22:24 GMT
    Otherwise a Warm, Windy Wednesday
    Otherwise a Warm, Windy Wednesday
  • Land War Brewing In North Texas?

    Land War Brewing In North Texas?

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:18 AM EDT2014-04-23 05:18:55 GMT
    The federal Bureau of Land Management is in its early stages of developing a resource management plan regulating the use of land along the Red River.
    The federal Bureau of Land Management is in its early stages of developing a resource management plan regulating the use of land along the Red River.