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mastermariner

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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 10:20:44 AM

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 switch recall covers almost 1.7 million vehicles — most of the automakers' model lineups from the 2007 through 2011 model years.

In addition, Hyundai is recalling about 194,000 Elantra compacts from 2011 to 2013 to fix an air bag problem.

A faulty switch can stop the brake lights from illuminating when drivers press on the pedal, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in documents posted Wednesday on its website. Also, the cruise control may not turn off when a driver steps on the brake, push-to-start buttons may not work, and a feature that stops the driver from shifting out of park without a foot on the brake m
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BT1288
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 9:00:36 AM

You buy crap, you get crap.
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millerin
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 7:42:51 AM

that's too many.
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Straitliner
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2013 6:07:24 AM

I wouldnt own one in the first place..
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molebaby96
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 10:58:54 PM

I own a Soul.
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qwerty17
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 5:26:02 PM

uh oh...
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gta_guy
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 5:07:25 PM

Wow, a big recall...
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GasSpy007
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 5:05:03 PM

can't keep up with these damn recalls..
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rocknvox
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 5:05:00 PM

did chubby checker of north korea pull this stunt?????
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milespergallon
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 5:04:32 PM

Thanks for the info, but don't own one
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stevekr
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 5:01:29 PM

my car's included
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DeHavilland
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 5:00:15 PM

Another massive recall caused by automakers buying cheap Chinese made parts.
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midnightsdc
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:59:59 PM

People just look at the cheap price. Quality seems to mean little to many.
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TheDix
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:56:53 PM


You get what you pay for.
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DatThao
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:56:46 PM

Be safe out there on the road.
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MikeM2010
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:56:43 PM

Who would buy vehicles from Korea?
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munkeyciao
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:56:17 PM

Greeeaaaat...
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LuvEd08
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:53:27 PM

one switch causes all of these problems? How many accidents occurred because of this?
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bginsj
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:52:44 PM

it happens
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CharlieC08
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:52:28 PM

Why would you buy thier crap anyway?
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oldiesman
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:51:41 PM

Who would buy from Korea not on your life!
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KarateDude
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:49:55 PM

I'm surprised the sold nearly 1.0 million vehicles in the first place!
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:47:58 PM

Unfair or not, I never really trusted Kia. Just like back in the 80's, Toyota's quality was questionable.
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:45:25 PM

Does this suprise you.
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camaro_man
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:45:06 PM

Oh boy
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:43:51 PM

oh dear
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:39:55 PM

another of the throw away cars.
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crocodilegena
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:38:21 PM

good news
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:37:29 PM

Yikes.
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:35:59 PM

Can't wait for my notice in the mail.
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:35:19 PM

ok
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TelsaOR
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:29:24 PM

A least they are going to fix the problems.
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:28:26 PM

too bad, the consumer will likely end up paying
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streetirsx
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:27:29 PM

never by a kia
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Load
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:24:24 PM

wonder if it affects my Kia?
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Cuzilla
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:24:11 PM

Too bad. These recalls cost the companies a lot of money.
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TA33
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:23:21 PM

Cheaply built car!
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YellowDucky
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:22:42 PM

Oops.
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OuttaOfGAS
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:22:33 PM

Whoa....Someone was sleeping at the wheel or what?I wonder how many customers will be repeat after ALL those recalls???
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Gramps001
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:22:02 PM

A BIG SWITCHER-ROO!
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:20:47 PM

Ouch!
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abacus44
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:14:07 PM

That's a lot of recalls!
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stevencr
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:12:28 PM

This has absolutely no effect on me, I buy Chevy.
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:11:52 PM

Getter fixed!!!
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Liberty2000
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:11:42 PM

Hyundai-Kia taking their turn in the dunk tank!
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:10:35 PM

Go Ford!!!
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pliskin
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:07:44 PM

What can be said about 1.7 million recalls? Some are built in S. Korea and some are in Georgia. Who does that make responsible for 5 years of the same screw-up? Were they bad switches, bad inspections or what?
That's far too many vehicles to be missed in quality control over such a long time, no matter what!
And how about that 10 year warranty now?
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:06:45 PM

ouch
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Fleabite44
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:06:04 PM

Fortunately my 2010 Sonata is not one of them. I love my car.
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Ticoman54
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:03:15 PM

Fix it quickly...
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eagle_scout
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2013 4:03:07 PM

Whoa! That's a lot of vehicles...that's going to hurt the bottom line for them.
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