If you don't give the brake lights on your car a second thought, this might make you reconsider.
Hyundai and Kia are recalling more than 1.5 million vehicles, because of a problem with the brake lamps. The defect sends bad signals to the car's electronic brain, causing it to think the brakes are being applied when they're not, or vice versa.
This can cause the car to become stuck in park, or disable the push-button engine start feature. It can also have more serious consequences, potentially affecting the car's electronic stability control or cruise control.
Owners of affected vehicles will get a letter in the mail in June. Here are the models involved in the recall:
2007-2009 Hyundai Accent and Tucson
2007-2010 Hyundai Elantra
2010-2011 Hyundai Genesis coupe
2007-2011 Hyundai Santa Fe
2011 Hyundai Sonata
2008-2009 Hyundai Veracruz
2011 Kia Optima
2007-2010 Kia Rondo and Sportage
2007 Kia Sedona
2007-2011 Kia Sorento
2010-2011 Kia Soul