Nissan Recalls 79K Pathfinders Over Brake Light Issue

Nissan Recalls 79K Pathfinders Over Brake Light Issue

Nissan is calling back roughly 79,853 Pathfinder SUVs from the 2013 and 2014 model years to fix a problem with the brake light switch. 

In the affected vehicles, the brake light switch may have been incorrectly installed which can lead to intermittent contact and a repeat cycle. What that means is that the brake light may remain illuminated after the driver’s foot is off the brake.

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An added consequence of this issue is that the brake-shift interlock may also be interfered with, allowing the vehicle to be shifted out of ‘Park’ into another gear without the brake pedal being pushed.

Nissan plans to notify owners by mail and will have its dealers inspect and replace the switch if necessary. The recall is expected to begin on July 25, 2016. Nissan didn’t say whether any collisions or injuries have resulted from this issue.

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