Compact cars made by Hyundai and Kia have been recalled over brake light issues.

Hyundai has recalled over 390,000 Elantra models from 2013 and 2014 and Kia is recalling over 134,000 Forte models from 2012-2014.

All recalled cars have a brake malfunction that can cause the brake lights to remain on even though the pedal has been released.

According to carcomplaints.com, both car makers say a polymer stopper pad between the pedal arm and the light switch can deteriorate causing the brake light to stay on.

This can also allow the operator to put the car in drive without pressing on the brake.

Neither company has reported any accidents or injuries related to the brake light issue and both are offering free repairs for the issue.

Hyundai will replace the Elantra brake pedal stopper pads when the recall begins February 8, 2018.

Kia will replace the brake pedal stopper pads beginning January 30, 2018.