WASHINGTON — Hyundai Motor America is recalling 42,925 2009-'11 Hyundai Genesis and 2011 Hyundai Equus sedans because the stop lamps may not illuminate, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The problem is due to a circuit failure.
"A following vehicle may not recognize that the vehicle is slowing or coming to a stop if the stop lamps on the vehicle do not illuminate as expected," NHTSA said in its summary of the problem. "There is an increased risk of a rear-end crash as a result."
There are no reports of accidents or injuries linked to the recall, the automaker said in a document filed with federal safety regulators.
The affected Genesis vehicles were built from April 30, 2008 to November 21, 2010. The affected Equus vehicles were built from July 31, 2010 to November 21, 2010.
Hyundai dealers will repair the stop lamp switch circuit. The remedy for the recall has not been developed at this time, according to the automaker.
Hyundai said it anticipates that owners will be notified by mail during the first quarter of 2015.
Owners can contact Hyundai at 1-714-865-3920.
Edmunds says: Owners should wait for their official recall notification before scheduling service. But if you have a concern in the meantime, it's best to contact your dealer.