Hyundai Recalls Elantra Vehicles Due to Brake Pedal Stopper Deterioration
about 64,500 vehicles are included in the manufacturer's recall
Hyundai is recalling certain model 2013 Elantra vehicles due to issues with the brake pedal stopper. The brake pedal stopper pad can deteriorate allowing the brake light switch plunger to remain extended when the brake pedal is released.
If 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 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.
Consequently, the risk of a crash increases with either condition.
The potential number of units affected in this recall is 64,500.
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake pedal stopper pad with an improved part, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on September 30, 2016.
Owners with additional questions or concerns may contact Hyundai customer service at (855) 371-9460 and provide the reference number 146 for this recall.