Hyundai and Kia have recalled over a half-million cars in the United States. The recall covers more than 390,000 2013 and 2014 Hyundai Elantra cars. The recall also includes over 134,000 2012 through 2014 Kia Forte cars.
According to the Associated Press, "The companies say in documents filed with the government that a polymer stopper pad between the pedal arm and the light switch can deteriorate, allowing the switch to stay on. That can keep the brake lights illuminated and also let a driver shift out of park without putting a foot on the brake."
At this time there have been no reported injuries or crashes related to this recall.
Dealers will replace the brake stopper pad at no expense to their customers. Hyundai's recall starts February 8, 2018, and Kia's recalled starts January 30, 2018. In other news, no one can find the sixth word in these photos. Can you?