Hyundai and Kia recall cars with faulty brake switches
The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said yesterday Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors will voluntarily recall 662,519 vehicles due to faulty brake switches that could lead to failures of ignition, cruise control and vehicle dynamic control.
This is the largest recall that the automaker is making.
The recall of vehicles from 15 models is an extension of an April 11 recall for the same problem.
Owners of Hyundai and Kia vehicles can get free repairs at their service centers from Oct. 1. It will take about 20 minutes to replace the break switches.
The ministry also said that Toyota Motor Korea, the local unit of Japanese automaker Toyota, will recall 1,310 Lexus GS350s due to faulty variable valve timing (VVT) that can lead to the motor turning off while driving.
Owners of the vehicles can get free repairs at the company’s service centers from today.