Faulty Brake Light Switches Recalled by Wells Vehicle Electronics

Faulty Brake Light Switches Recalled by Wells Vehicle Electronics
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January 26, 2016

Wells Vehicle Electronics is issuing a recall for equipment that can pose a danger to drivers.

The parts manufacturer is recalling certain brake light switches, sold under a variety of brand names. The affected switches may fail to illuminate the brake lights and disengage the cruise control.

If the switch does not illuminate brake lights, other drivers may not know that the vehicle is slowing. If the brake light switch does not cancel cruise control, the vehicle may unexpectedly maintain its speed. Either condition can increase the risk of a crash.

The product is sold as Airtex part number 1S5010, Advantech part number 5T9, Duralast part number CR4854, Valucraft part number CR4854VC, Carquest ECC Blue part number 53-54425, and Carquest Rig Red part number 58220.

Wells is including almost 25,000 switches in this recall.

The company will notify owners, and distributors will replace the brake light switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in January 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Wells customer service at (920) 922-5900.