Vehicles Affected: Approximately 80,000 model-year 2013-14 Nissan Pathfinder SUVs manufactured between June 20, 2012, and June 13, 2013
The Problem: The brake light switch may have been installed incorrectly, causing the relay to make intermittent contact and repeatedly cycle. This may result in the relay remaining in the On position and causing the brake lights to remain illuminated even when the brakes are not applied. If not fixed, following vehicles may not stop when the brakes are applied, increasing the risk of a crash. In addition, the brake light switch may interfere with the brake-shift interlock, allowing the driver to shift the vehicle out of the Park position without depressing the brake pedal and increasing the risk of injury during a rollaway.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect the brake light switch and, if necessary, replace the relay for free.
What Owners Should Do: Nissan did not immediately announce an owner-notification schedule. Owners can call the automaker at 800-647-7261, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov for more info.
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