2012 Hyundai SONATA Service Brakes, Hydraulic Switches Brake Light Recall

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2012 Hyundai SONATA Service Brakes, Hydraulic Switches Brake Light Recall

 NHTSA Recall #119393
NHTSA Compaign #15V759000
MFG Compaign #136
 ManufacturerHyundai Motor America
 SupplierHYUNDAI
 BrandHYUNDAI
 ModelSONATA
 Model Year2012
 ComponentSERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT
 Date of notification06/01/16
 Begin date of manufacuring11/12/09
 End date of manufacturing30/06/11
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received16/11/15
 Report created16/11/15
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units304900
 Defect summaryHyundai motor america (hyundai) is recalling certain model 2011-2012 sonata vehicles. The brake pedal stopper pad can deteriorate allowing the brake light switch plunger to remain extended when the brake pedal is released.
 Consequence summaryIf the brake light switch plunger does not retract as it should when the brake pedal is not being pressed, the brake lights may stay illuminated preventing accurate communication to rearward following vehicles that the vehicle is slowing or stopping. Additionally, if the brake switch plunger is not retracted, then the transmission can be shifted out of park without depressing the brake pedal. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionHyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake pedal stopper pad with an improved part, free of charge. The recall began on january 6, 2016. Owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059. Hyundai's number for this recall is 136.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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