According to the New York Daily News, automakers Hyundai and Kia recalled almost 1.9 million vehicles this spring to fix issues with air bags and brake light switches.
The recall affected the Hyundai Accent, Elantra, Genesis Coupe, Santa Fe, Sonata, Tucson and Veracruz. Kia’s affected vehicles include the Optima, Rondo, Sedona, Sorento, Soul and Sportage. The Daily News reported that the vehicles are from the 2007 through 2011 model years.
Regulators said that a faulty brake switch could stop the brake lights from illuminating when a driver presses a pedal. In addition, there is potential that the cruise control on the vehicle may not stop when a driver steps on the brake pedal. The Daily News said that the airbag recall deals with a bracket that can come lose when an air bag is inflated, which can injure people.
Our class action attorneys are currently litigating a case involving an alleged defect in the rear brakes of the Hyundai Santa Fe, model years 2006 to 2012 and a similar matter alleging a defect in the brake assemblies of the Hyundai Sonata, model years 2006 to 2010. The lawsuits allege that the “premature wear and replacement is required due to a defect involving the brakes that such repair or replacement should be covered by the warranty.”
If you have a Honda or Kia vehicle that is facing a recall or a defective product has injured you, please contact Gary S. Graifman at (800) 711-5258. We represent clients on a contingency basis during a class action lawsuit, meaning the firm is paid only upon producing a successful result.
KGG’s Corner: The NHTSA reported that there were 586 safety and compliance related vehicle recalls in 2012.
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