Hyundai has issued a recall for the Accent and Sonata in two separate campaigns.
According to the NHTSA, the affected Hyundai Accent cars are from the 2009 to 2011 model years and these may have a malfunction with the brake light switch. Because of this condition, the brake light switch can cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed and it may also affect the cruise control, which will not deactivate by depressing the brake pedal. This may lead to the increased risk of a crash. Owners of the Accents made between March 1, 2009, and February 11, 2011, will be notified by Hyundai and the dealers will be replacing the brake switch, free of charge. The recall will begin on the 2nd of November, 2015.
The other recall announced by Hyundai recently is telling us about the Sonatas, from the 2011 and 2012 model years. These cars have been produced at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama and are equipped with a 2.0 liter or a 2.4 liter Gasoline Direct injection engine. The models have been put together between December 11, 2009, and April 12, 2012, and the metallic debris may not have been fully removed during the engine crankshaft’s manufacturing. Rod damage may be caused because of this as oil flow may be restricted through the connecting rod bearings. This may lead to a possible engine failure, increasing the risk of a crash. Again, Hyundai will notify owners of these cars and the company’s dealers will be making the necessary repairs / replacements free of charge. For any extra details on these recalls, owners can contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059 or the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.