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Hyundai, Kia Recall Nearly 2 Million Vehicles

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DETROIT (AP) -

DETROIT (AP) - Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia are recalling
almost 1.9 million vehicles to fix problems with air bags and brake
light switches.

The brake light recall covers the Hyundai Accent, Elantra,
Genesis Coupe, Santa Fe, Sonata, Tucson and Veracruz. Also affected
are Kia's Optima, Rondo, Sedona, Sorento, Soul and Sportage. The
vehicles are from the 2007 through 2011 model years.
     

U.S. safety regulators say a faulty switch can stop the brake
lights from illuminating when drivers press the pedal. Also, the
cruise control may not turn off when a driver steps on the brake.
     

The automakers will notify owners and replace the switches for
free starting in June.
     

Hyundai also is recalling the 2011 through 2013 Elantra. A
bracket can come loose when the side air bag inflates and can
injure people.
   

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