As you can imagine, it’d be a bit of a problem if the brake lights on your car didn’t work. And that, unfortunately, is precisely the problem that Hyundai has found with some of its higher-end offerings, prompting the Korean automaker to issue a recall. (One of a great many recalls issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today, as you can no doubt see.)
The problem apparently revolves around a failure in the circuit that’s supposed to illuminate the taillights when the driver hits the brakes. If that doesn’t work, of course, the vehicle behind would be more likely to crash into the Hyundai in question.
As a result, Hyundai is recalling precisely 42,925 units, split between the 2009-2011 Genesis (manufactured between April 30, 2008, and November 21, 2010) and the 2011 Equus (manufactured between July 31, 2010 and November 21, 2010). Owners of those vehicles will be notified to bring their vehicles in to have their brake light circuits repaired.