KIA SPORTAGE 2011: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT

Make : KIA Model : SPORTAGE Year : 2011
Build Dates : 2011-03-07 - 2011-06-08
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V360000
Date Owner's Notified: 2015-07-07 Date Received by ODI: 2015-06-09 Date Added to Database: 2015-06-09
Manufacturers Involved: Kia Motors America
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SC121
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 7722
Summary:
      Kia Motors America "Kia" is recalling certain model year 2011 Sportage vehicles manufactured March 7, 2011, to June 8, 2011. In the affected vehicles, the brake light switch may intermittently fail.
Consequence:
      Whenever the brake switch is not working, the brake lights will not illuminate, reducing the ability to warn other motorists of the driver's intentions of stopping, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake light switch, free of charge. The recall began on July 7, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC121.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.