WASHINGTON – Hyundai Motor America is recalling 99,500 2009-’11 Hyundai Accent small cars to fix a brake switch problem that could affect the stop lights and cruise control, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“A malfunctioning brake light switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal,” said NHTSA in its recall summary.
“Additionally a malfunctioning brake light switch may also prevent the shifter from being moved out of the ‘Park’ position.”
NHTSA said the problem could increase the risk of a crash.
There are no injuries or accidents linked to the recall, Hyundai told federal safety regulators.
The affected Accents were built from March 1, 2009 to February 11, 2011.
Hyundai dealers will replace the brake switch. The recall is expected to begin on November 2. Owners can contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059.
Edmunds says: Owners of these Accents will have to wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment with their dealer. Those with an immediate concern should contact their dealer now.