What were the symptoms of that brake switch problem? I'm seeing the 'swerve' and 'descent' lights on most of the time, and I've had it 'stick' in Park after starting the engine to drive away - like the brake interlock wasn't letting go. The last time was today after lunch, and I pressed the brake pedal harder to release the shifter. So I'm definitely suspecting the brake switch at this time.
I have one of the earliest new generation Sportage in Aust, it's actually a Oct 2010 Platinum (SX ?).
Have been having heaps of problems starting it over the past 3 months, had to pump the brake pedal a couple of times to start - but it wouldn't play up all the time. The dealer mechanics adjusted the Brake Switch a couple of times, and eventually replaced it about 4 weeks ago, not a problem since.