Hyundai is recalling about 305,000 of its 2011-12 Sonata models due to the fact the automatic transmission could possibly be moved out of park with out pressing the brake pedal, enabling the car to roll or drive away, according to a report from the automaker posted this week on the National Highway Visitors Safety Administrationâ??s website.
Hyundai attributed the problem to the cease lamp switch. It is the third time given that 2009 that Hyundai has recalled cars for a malfunctioning brake switch.
In this recall, Hyundai stated along with the capability to move the transmission out of park without pressing the brake, the brake lights may stay illuminated following the brake pedal was released. It stated it was unaware of any accidents or injuries associated to the problem.
The automaker told federal regulators the quit lamp switch plunger could become stuck but it was nevertheless trying to figure out why. Hyundai said it became aware of the situation because of an unusual number of warranty claims.
The automaker has had a series of problems with brake switches. In 2013, Kia and its parent organization, Hyundai, recalled about 1.7 million vehicles, such as the 2011 Sonata. Hyundai said the switch malfunction could result in problems such as a driverâ??s not being able to shut off the cruise manage by touching the brake.
In 2009, Hyundai recalled about 533,000 for similar difficulties with the brake light switch.