Hyundai-Kia-US recall

SEOUL, April 4 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's top automaker Hyundai Motor Co. and its smaller sister company Kia Motors Corp. will recall 1.9 million vehicles in the United States for problems in brake light switches and airbags, the companies have said.

Hyundai will recall 1.05 million cars, including the Santa Fe, Tucson and Veracruz sport utility vehicles, and the Sonata sedan produced between 2007 and 2011.

Kia also said it will recall 623,638 units, including the Sorento mid-size crossover and the Soul box car.

A Hyundai official said there were no cases of accidents or injuries due to defects in brake light switches.

The massive recall comes more than a month after Hyundai recalled 6,100 Veloster hatchbacks sold in the United States for panorama sunroofs that could shatter.

In December, Hyundai also recalled 1,297 Velosters in South Korea for the same safety concern over the panoramic sunroofs.

Hyundai and Kia are the flagships of Hyundai Motor Group, the world's fifth largest carmaker.

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