Hyundai has announced that they are recalling certain models of the 2005 through 2007 Elantra, Tuscon, Sonata, Azera, and accent vehicles. They stated that a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to fail to illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause the brake lights to remain illuminated when the brake pedal is released. A defective stop lamp switch may also affect the operation of the brake transmission inter lock feature so the transmission would not be able to shift out of the “Park” position. It may also cause the electronic stability control malfunction light to illuminate, and it may not deactivate the cruise control when the brake pedal is depressed.
Any of these malfunctions could result ina crash. Dealers will replace the stop lamp switch free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during August 2009. Owners may contact Hyundai of puerto Rico customer service at 1-787-999-4310.