There have been over 64,000 Hyundai Elantra vehicles recalled because of a brake problem.
About The Hyundai Elantra Recall
According to The Car Connection, the Elantra’s problem is in the brake pedal stopper pad. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, stopper pad material can deteriorate overtime. This can dramatically increase the risk of accidents.
The Hyundai Elantra vehicles were manufactured between December 1, 2012 and April 30, 2013 at the automaker’s U.S. and Korean facilities. Hyundai estimates that there are 64,500 vehicles registered in the United States alone that are affected.
Hyundai will mail recall notices to each owner starting September 30, 2016. After receiving the notice, owners will be able to take their vehicles to Hyundai dealers. The dealers will replace the brake pedal stopper pad for free.
Effects of Deteriorated Stopper Pads
The Car Connection reports that the defect can result in the following:
- It could cause the car’s stop lights to remain illuminated even after the brake pedal has been released.
- It could cause the vehicle’s traction control warning lamp to light up.
- It could allow the driver to be able to move the shift lever without even pressing the brake pedal.
- It could enable the driver to start the vehicle without pressing the brake pedal.