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Hyundai, Kia recall 1.9 million vehicles

GasBuddy Blog -- Back in November we reported that Hyundai and Kia got themselves in trouble with mileage claims on vehicles that may have stretched things just a bit too far...
Hyundai, Kia overstate gas mileage To their credit, they're making good on that and issuing checks to vehicle owners to make up the difference between the real-world mileage and what was advertised for as long as they own the vehicles.

But now they've got another setback on their hands. The company says it's recalling 1.7 million vehicles to fix a faulty brake light switch. Almost all of the Hyundai and Kia vehicles from 2007 through 2011 use the same switch.

And on top of that Hyundai is recalling about 194,000 Elantras made from 2011 to 2013 to fix an...


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Submitted Apr 10, 2013 By: PD
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2013 5:54:16 AM

it's not just Hyundai and Kia, it's Honda, Toyota and Nissan, too.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2013 12:46:53 AM

Costello: that's not that many cars when you think they sell throughout the world.
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Costello
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 7:59:31 PM

Yikes!!!
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Bigtex09
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 3:13:50 PM

KKKKKKia!!!
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boldrph
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 3:12:18 PM

fascinating
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caddilac
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 3:01:41 PM


Yesterday's blog.
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snapper06
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:57:43 PM

Sounds like mess.
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HawaiianGuy
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:37:18 PM

Sounds like Hyundai and Kia are following GM's business model. How sad.
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moregas1966
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:32:56 PM

o-no
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WIWalt
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:30:59 PM

All car makers have problems!
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werv4fun
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:30:58 PM

Too bad, they have been building good quality vehicles for some time now. Sounds like their supplier provided bad parts.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:24:14 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:23:52 PM

it was bound 2 happen >>
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:22:07 PM

All car makers have problems!
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:20:19 PM

Ka-Ka-Ka-Kia!
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Hugo40
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:19:55 PM

That is a big recall.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:19:44 PM

Buy American and support local jobs.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:14:48 PM

QA is either getting sloppy across the board or there is way better monitoring and accountability being applied to the manufacturers these days (or both!).
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:13:36 PM

JUNK
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:13:10 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:12:58 PM

o.k.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:12:15 PM

Good that they are taking responsibility; it would be nice if Ford would on my Focus which has never come close to advertised efficiency.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:08:37 PM

thats a lot ofcars
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:07:29 PM

BUY AMERICAN
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:07:16 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:05:37 PM

not nice
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:04:48 PM

We know!
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:04:29 PM

honda, nissan has recall going on too. the airbag
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:02:50 PM

lots of recalls in the past few years...across the board.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:02:47 PM

Never been known for their great quality.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:02:30 PM

no kia's for me
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 2:00:48 PM

Does anyone remember a few years ago when they didn't have a buyers for cars, now they need to slow down just because there are plenty of buyers out there.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 1:56:37 PM

whats up with all these automotive recalls over the past several years?
they're happening at an alarming rate.
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firechief
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 1:55:56 PM

Somebody messed up
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bigmace111
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 1:52:53 PM

At least they are not trying to cover it up.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 1:51:10 PM

to bad
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 1:50:03 PM

That's the way to do business.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 1:49:57 PM

Quality should be JOB 1!
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 1:48:11 PM

Recalls are a corrective action. Problem noted, problem fixed.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 1:46:49 PM

old news
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 1:43:46 PM

Gotta get back to quality
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redtruckaz
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 1:43:06 PM

Recall
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 1:40:21 PM

Sounds very fair to me. Lack of QUALITY CONTROL at all stages of manufacturing, research and design are the car companies responsibility.
Greed tends to show up.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 1:39:16 PM

Birth control manufacturers have recalls...who doesn't have realls???
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 1:38:59 PM

They are all garbage.
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okgasbud
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 1:37:57 PM

Perhaps I should buy American? We have tried all the American brands, and did not enjoy any of them. Our current favorite is Toyota(we've owned 5 in the last 20 years), they may cost more, but they are more reliable.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 1:36:02 PM

as long as they fix them
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copswife30
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 1:33:30 PM

That is because those parts are not American made ;)
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 1:30:51 PM

Can happen to any company. Problems usually lie with the parts suppliers, not the vehicle manufacturers.
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2013 1:29:15 PM

Always recalls for car manufacturers. Just a part of life these days.
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