PhotoHyundai Motor Company is recalling 390,467 model year 2013-2014 Elantra sedans, coupes and GTs.

The brake pedal stopper pad can deteriorate allowing the brake light switch plunger to remain extended when the brake pedal is released. This will allow the brake lights to remain illuminated continuously. It can also allow the shift lever to be moved without depressing the brake pedal, or activate the engine management brake pedal override feature.

If the brake light switch plunger does not retract as it should when the brake pedal is not being pressed, the brake lights may stay illuminated preventing accurate communication to following vehicles that the vehicle is slowing or stopping.

Additionally, if the brake switch plunger is not retracted, the transmission can be shifted out of PARK without depressing the brake pedal. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.

What to do

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake pedal stopper pad, free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin February 8, 2018. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 170. 

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