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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 may fail.

to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash, NHTSA said in the documents.

Spokesmen for Hyundai and Kia Motors Corp. said Wednesday that there haven been any crashes or injuries due to the problem. Both pointed out that the malfunctions don occur all the time, and they don affect performance of the brakes.

Like many automakers, Hyundai and Kia try to use the same parts in as many cars as possible to get a better price from parts suppliers and make manufacturing simpler. But when something goes wrong, it can cause a massive recall. Both automakers are owned by the same company and use the same underpinnings for their cars and SUVs. The appearance and driving characteristics are different, however.

Hyundai models affected by the brake light switch recall include the 2007 to 2009 Accent and Tucson, the 2007 to 2010 Elantra, the 2011 Sonata, the 2007 to 2011 Santa Fe, the 2008 cheap oakley sunglasses to 2009 Veracruz and the 2010 to 2011 Genesis Coupe. Kia cheap oakley sunglasses models include the 2007 to 2010 Rondo and Sportage, the 2011 Optima, the 2007 to 2011 Sorento, the 2010 cheap oakley sunglasses to 2011 Soul and the 2007 Sedona.

The recall is in addition to a 2009 recall for a similar problem with the brake light switches.

Hyundai and Kia will notify owners and dealers will replace the switches free of charge. Kia will send notifications in May, while Hyundai expects to send them in June, after enough replacement parts are shipped to dealers.

In April of 2012, an Elantra owner told investigators a side air bag inflated in a crash and sliced the driver left ear. Hyundai said it is aware of only on cheap oakley sunglasses e injury from the problem.

Dealers will install industrial adhesive strips to keep the brackets in place at no cost to the owners. Hyundai will notify owners during the second quarter of this year.

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MEXICO CITY Political rivals slammed each other Tues cheap oakley sunglasses day over $1.9 million in wads of cash found stuffed into a state official’s luggage at a central Mexico airport. The find inflamed already rampant speculation about whether organized crime or illegal campaign money will influence the July 1 presidential election.

Stacks of cash, many of them bank fresh 1,000 peso bills, were found when police decided to search passengers arriving on a private flight to Toluca, the capital of the home state of leading presidential candidate Enrique Pena Nieto.

The money came from Veracruz, a Gulf coast state governed by Pena Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party, known as the PRI. The state official said he was mak cheap oakley sunglasses ing a hurried payment to a legitimate company for consulting services.

President Felipe Calderon’s National Action Party called that explanation “an insult to the intelligence of Mexicans,” whose tax laws, crime problem, strict campaign finance laws and economic problems make carrying such large amounts of cash very unusual.

“It is no coincidence that this amount of money was taken to Toluca . and that is precisely where the campaign of the PRI’s favored son, Enrique Pena Nieto, operates,” National Action said in a statement.

“The PRI rejects any attempt to carry out a political persecution or the partisan use of law enforcement against political rivals,” the PRI said in a statement. “This is the kind of thing being done with the ill intentioned and unfounded accusations that Veracruz state money was being used to support PRI campaigns. That is absolutely false.”

Analysts said both sides could be right.

“We have not only become accustomed to corruption, but that even when it appears they (police) are fighting corruption, the only thing they are really doing is trying to strike political blows,” said columnist and political analyst Jorge Zepeda Patterson.

The federal government, which is controlled by National Action, has refused to return the cash until the PRI government of Veracruz clears up all the doubts about it.

Mexico has strict limits on the amounts of money that can be spent on political campaigns. The PRI’s presidential candidate will be limited to spending 495 million pesos ($38.4 million) for the entire campaign.

Pena Nieto holds a wide lead in most opinion polls on the July 1 presidential election.

His party has made strenuous efforts to rebrand itself as a law abiding and transparent party that has left behind cheap oakley sunglasses the legacy of corruption that marked much of its seven decades of autocratic rule, which ended when the National Action Party defeated the PRI in the 2000 presidential election.

“I categorically deny that these seized funds have anything to do with the campaign,” Pena Nieto told reporters Tuesday. “And these allegations don’t seem very reliable to me.”

No one has alleged any links of the cash to drug trafficking or money laundering, although Veracruz state has been wracked by drug violence. Calderon said last fall that the state had been turned over to the Zetas cartel and he sent troops there to regain order.

Veracruz state Finance Secretary Tomas Ruiz said the cash was part of an approved state budget expense aimed at boosting tourism cheap oakley sunglasses to festivals. He said it was being rushed in one lump sum to pay the firm before the state’s Feb. 2 Candelaria or Candlemas celebration, an annual weeklong festival famous throughout Mexico.

The company, Industria 3, appears on Mexican government purchasing websites as having received other governmental contracts for similar work.

In a telephone interview, Industria 3 executive Eduardo Fragoso refused to give details on the company’s contract, or discuss why the payment was made in cash. But he confirmed a statement saying the company had been contracted to “organize, promote and do publicity for” fairs in Veracruz state.

An advertising trade group official said big cash payments “are not a common practice” in the business. Alfonso Castaneda, assistant director of the Mexico’s advertising and public relations industry chamber, said such firms often wait some time to get paid or are paid in partial increments as work is done.

Juan Vergel Pacheco, a leader of the leftist Democratic Revolution Party, called the state government’s story “absurd and infantile,” noting that at very least, the cash shipment violated government accounting procedures and tax laws.

The movement of money that way shows up in plain old corruption scandals, Zepeda Patterson said. Corrupt officials often use vaguely worded “consultancy” or service contracts to get kickbacks, because it is hard to prove the “goods” aren’t delivered, or aren’t worth as much as is paid for them, he said.

“Typically, the way these things work is that they say, ‘I’ll give you 25 million pesos, and you give me back 15,'” he said. “Obviously, the political rivals automatically assume that it was money destined for electoral purposes, and that could be . but it also may have had a lot more vulgar aims, like simply enriching family bank accounts.”

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9 million Prius cars worldwide

TOKYO Toyota on Wednesday announced a global recall of 1.9 million of its signature Prius hybrid cars, dealing a blow to a brand favoured by the eco conscious including Hollywood celebrities.

The company said it decided on the call back its biggest ever for the vehicle after the discovery of problems with software used to control a power converter that posed a risk to drivers.

Because, in the worst case, the car could stop while driving we do consider this a potential safety issue and that s the reason why we are implementing this recall, a Tokyo based company spokesman said.

No accidents have been reported as a result of the defect, the world s biggest automaker said.

The Prius was one of the first hybrid cars to go mainstream and was quickly adopted as a symbol of green, with the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz snapped behind the wheel.

The company recalled Prius models last year and in 2010 for different problems, but Wednesday s announcement marked the biggest call back for a car that Toyota has bet will lead a bigger move to green cars

Last year Toyota s chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada challenged automakers to step up sales of hybrids in the United States, calling them a long bridge in cheap oakley sunglasses to future vehicles.

cheap oakley sunglasses He was chief engineer of the Toyota team that developed the Prius, the world s first mass produced gasol cheap oakley sunglasses ine electric hybrid car, and launched it in 1997.

Since then, the company has sold over 3.6 million Prius globally.

On Wednesday Toyota said that, in most cases, the defect could set off a vehicle s warning lights and probably cause it to enter failsafe mode , in which the car can still be driven but with reduced power.

It would slow down, eventually to stop, a spokeswoman added.

Toyota said it was aware of more than 400 cases of the problem, including 300 in Japan and 90 in North America.

The recall covers about 997,000 vehicles in Japan with another 713,000 vehicles in North America. Most of the remainder are in Europe, the Middle East, and China.

The problem is the latest cheap oakley sunglasses for Toyota and other Japanese automakers that have recalled millions of vehicles in recent years, damaging their long held reputation for quality and safety.

In October Toyota recalled 885,000 vehicles worldwide to fix a problem with air conditioning equipment that could cause a leak that could affect air bags.

Earlier that month a US court found Toyota was not to blame for a fatal crash involving claims of unintended acceleration.

The safety scare prompted a worldwide recall of millions of cars, the first of a series for Toyota, which had previously traded on the safety and reliability of its cars.

But weeks later, the automaker lost a related court case in which it was found at fault for a fatal accident.

Toyota earlier agreed to pay about $1.1 billion to settle a class action lawsuit launched by US vehicle owners affected by the series of mass recalls.

The company did not accept any blame but agreed to compensate owners of about 16.3 million vehicles who said their value had been reduced because of the recalls.

In September last year Toyota reissued a recall of 870,000 vehicles in the United States and Canada after discovering initial repairs were not performed properly.