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Quackers
04-27-2009, 09:43 PM
From the National Highway Transportation Administration:

HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 531,894 MY 2006-2007 ACCENT, ENTOURAGE, SONATA, MY 2007 AZERA, ELANTRA AND SANTA FE, MY 2005-2007 TUCSON AND MY 2007-2008 VERACRUZ VEHICLES. THE STOP LAMP SWITCH IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES MAY MALFUNCTION. A MALFUNCTIONING STOP LAMP SWITCH MAY CAUSE THE BRAKE LIGHTS TO NOT ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED OR MAY CAUSE THE BRAKE LIGHTS TO REMAIN ILLUMINATED WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS RELEASED. A STOP LAMP SWITCH MALFUNCTION MAY AFFECT THE OPERATION OF THE BRAKE-TRANSMISSION SHIFT INTERLOCK FEATURE SO THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTER WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO BE SHIFTED OUT OF PARK POSITION. IT MAY ALSO CAUSE THE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) MALFUNCTION LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE, AND IT MAY NOT DEACTIVATE THE CRUISE CONTROL WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED.

Funny thing is that right before this was announced last week, someone told me my left brake light was out. I've changed the bulb, but will have to wait until I'm around others to tell me if it's working again. Bulb was definitely blown.

Eric
04-28-2009, 07:55 AM
From the National Highway Transportation Administration:

HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 531,894 MY 2006-2007 ACCENT, ENTOURAGE, SONATA, MY 2007 AZERA, ELANTRA AND SANTA FE, MY 2005-2007 TUCSON AND MY 2007-2008 VERACRUZ VEHICLES. THE STOP LAMP SWITCH IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES MAY MALFUNCTION. A MALFUNCTIONING STOP LAMP SWITCH MAY CAUSE THE BRAKE LIGHTS TO NOT ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED OR MAY CAUSE THE BRAKE LIGHTS TO REMAIN ILLUMINATED WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS RELEASED. A STOP LAMP SWITCH MALFUNCTION MAY AFFECT THE OPERATION OF THE BRAKE-TRANSMISSION SHIFT INTERLOCK FEATURE SO THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTER WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO BE SHIFTED OUT OF PARK POSITION. IT MAY ALSO CAUSE THE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) MALFUNCTION LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE, AND IT MAY NOT DEACTIVATE THE CRUISE CONTROL WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED.

Funny thing is that right before this was announced last week, someone told me my left brake light was out. I've changed the bulb, but will have to wait until I'm around others to tell me if it's working again. Bulb was definitely blown.

Good info - thanks for posting this!

It's not a big deal, thankfully - more of a minor annoyance. All these $#$!! electrical %$#@!!! .... which is why I like old cars!

ChevyMan
04-28-2009, 04:49 PM
From the National Highway Transportation Administration:



Funny thing is that right before this was announced last week, someone told me my left brake light was out. I've changed the bulb, but will have to wait until I'm around others to tell me if it's working again. Bulb was definitely blown.

My friend, why wait for someone to tell you about brake light burned out?
Do It Yourself. Find, preferably, a stick (wood) about 2 inch wide by 3/4 inch thick and long enough to jamb between the brake pedal and the front of the seat and walk around the car and check the bulbs yourself.
Works for me each time. Larry from HI

Quackers
04-28-2009, 10:19 PM
I'd just had it in the shop for normal scheduling so it didn't occur to me. I tried checking with the emergency brake on, but that didn't work or it was too bright to see. I'll try the wood trick next time.