Recall roundup: Hyundai Genesis and Equus image

Hyundai has officially announced a recall for the Genesis and the Equus because of a problem with the brake lights.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has officially announced a recall for the Hyundai Genesis and Equus because of a failure in the circuit which his supposed to illuminate the taillights when the driver of the car hits the brakes. If the taillights fail to illuminate, than the vehicle can be rear ended.

“A following vehicle may not recognize that the vehicle is slowing or coming to a stop if the stop lamps on the vehicle do not illuminate as expected. There is an increased risk of a rear-end crash as a result”, says the NHTSA in its consequence of the problem.

The affected cars include the 2009 – 2011 Hyundai Genesis, produced between April 30, 2008, and November 21, 2010, and the Hyundai Equus, assembled between July 31, 2010, and November 21, 2010. Owners of these vehicles will be notified by the carmaker and dealers will be repairing the stop lamp switch circuit, at no cost. The recall should begin soon but an official date hasn’t been announced yet. For more info on the subject, owners can contact Hyundai at 1-714-865-3920 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.