News Summary: Hyundai, Kia recall nearly 1.9M cars
CAR TALK: Nearly 1.9 million Hyundai and Kia cars and SUVs from the 2007 through 2011 model years.
BAD SWITCH: About 1.7 million are being recalled to replace faulty brake light switches. The bad switches can stop the lights from illuminating when drivers press the pedal. Also recalled are another 194,000 Hyundai Elantra compacts from 2011 to 2013 because a bracket can fly off if the side air bags are inflated.
THE FIX: Hyundai and Kia will replace the faulty switches at no cost. Kia will start notifying owners in May, while Hyundai will do it in June.