Hyundai has recently announced, but not yet launched, a safety recall in the
United States to replace the stop lamp switch in certain 2009 – 2011 model
year Accent vehicles produced beginning on March 1, 2009 through February
11, 2011. This recall has been posted to the NHTSA website, and you may
receive phone calls from customers with questions regarding this matter.
The stop lamp switch on vehicles in the subject recall population may
experience intermittent switch point contact when the brake pedal is
depressed. This condition could potentially result in:
-An inability to remove the vehicle’s shifter from the Park position while
the vehicle is stationary
-Illumination of the “ESC” (Electronic Stability Control) indicator lamp in
the instrument cluster
-Limited ability to cancel the cruise control feature (if equipped) using
the brake pedal
-Intermittent operation of the stop lamps
Hyundai Motor America will notify all owners of the vehicles described above
to return their vehicles to their Hyundai dealers for repair. Customer
Notification letters of the campaign are scheduled to be mailed in November,
We are currently making preparations to implement the Safety Recall remedy.
A Technical Service Bulletin will be provided when the remedy is available.
In the interim, please connect the GDS to the vehicle to receive the latest
diagnostic and repair information.