If you or someone you know owns or leases a 2013-2014 Hyundai Elantra or 2012-2014 Kia Forte, read on!
Hyundai Motor America and Kia Motors America are initiating a recall of more than 500,000 vehicles in the U.S. early next year. The recall covers the 2013 and 2014 model years Hyundai Elantra and the 2012, 2013, and 2014 model years Kia Forte.
The affected vehicles have defective braking systems that result in the brake lights remaining on when not braking and/or the driver shifting out of park when the brakes are not engaged. The vehicles reportedly have a polymer stopper pad that can deteriorate and result in the brake lights remaining on when the brakes are not engaged. This problem has also resulted in the driver being able to shift out of park without first pressing on the brakes.
Over the past several months numerous Hyundai and Kia consumers have reported these brake defect concerns with their Elantras and Fortes. Luckily, there have been no reported cases of injuries or crashes as a result of these defects.
Braking system defects pose an extreme and substantial safety risk that requires immediate attention and repairs. Braking system defects not only endanger the passengers in the vehicle, but also all other drivers and passengers on the road that come into close proximity with the defective vehicle.
When will this recall go into effect?
The recall for the Hyundai Elantra will begin January 30, 2018 and the recall for the Kia Forte will begin February 8, 2018. Authorized manufacturer dealers will repair the affected vehicles free of charge. You can conduct a search on the NHTSA website to check if your vehicle is part of the recall by clicking here.
The Lemon Law Experts are here to help!
The lemon law attorneys of the Lemon Law Experts represent various consumers with their lemon Hyundai Elantra and lemon Kia Forte vehicles that have been presented for repairs related to the braking system. Our Hyundai lemon law clients and Kia lemon law clients report that they were able to move their vehicles out of park without first pressing on the brakes. Our lemon law clients have also reported that their brake lights remained on when they were not pressing on the brakes.
Call our Lemon Law Experts today if you or someone you know has purchased or leased a Hyundai Elantra or Kia Forte that has been repaired for braking defects. Our Lemon Law Experts are ready to provide you with a fast and free case evaluation. Call us at 877-885-5366 today.