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There is a recall on this part. YOu can have the dealer do it free.
I would contact the dealer to see if you are eligable.
VEHICLE MAKE/MODEL: MODEL YEAR(S):
Hyundai/Santa Fe 2007
MANUFACTURER: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY
MFR'S REPORT DATE: April 14, 2009
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID NUMBER: 09V122000
NHTSA ACTION NUMBER: PE09003
COMPONENT: Service Brakes, Hydraulic: Switches: Brake Light
POTENTIAL NUMBER OF UNITS AFFECTED: 531894
Hyundai is recalling 531,894 M/Y 2006-2007 Accent, Entourage, Sonata, M/Y 2007 Azera, Elantra and Santa Fe, M/Y 2005-2007 Tucson and M/Y 2007-2008 Veracruz vehicles. The stop lamp switch in the affected vehicles may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause the brake lights to remain illuminated when the brake pedal is released. A stop lamp switch malfunction may affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature so the transmission shifter would not be able to be shifted out of park position. It may also cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate, and it may not deactivate the cruise control when the brake pedal is depressed. CONSEQUENCE:
These malfunctions my lead to a crash. REMEDY:
Dealers will replace the stop lamp switch free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during April 2009. Owners may contact Hyundai customer assistance center at 1-800-633-5151. NOTES:
Hyundai recall No. 092. Owners may also contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.