2015 Hyundai SONATA Parking Brake Indicator Light Recall

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2015 Hyundai SONATA Parking Brake Indicator Light Recall

 NHTSA Recall #122293
NHTSA Compaign #17V359000
MFG Compaign #164
 ManufacturerHyundai Motor America
 Model Year2015
 Date of notification04/08/17
 Begin date of manufacuring25/04/14
 End date of manufacturing03/03/15
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received05/06/17
 Report created06/06/17
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units161074
 Defect summaryHyundai motor america (hyundai) is recalling certain 2015-2016 sonata and genesis vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the warning light to indicate that the parking brake is applied may intermittently not illuminate in the dash due to corrosion in the switch.
 Consequence summaryIf the parking brake indicator is not illuminated when the parking brake is applied, the driver may operate the vehicle with the parking brake partially engaged, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionHyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the parking brake switch, free of charge. The recall began on august 4, 2017. Owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059. Hyundai's number for this recall is 164.
 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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