Nissan recalls over 260,000 Pathfinder SUVsFebruary 1, 2021
The Japanese company will recall more than a quarter of a million of its SUVs due to a problem with brake lights.
Nissan will recall 267,276 Pathfinder SUVs from March 1 due to an issue with the brake light switch relay that could cause the headlights to remain in the on position, according to filings with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The report says the issue only affects Pathfinder models released between 2013 and 2015. The defect manifests itself with “frequent movement with stops and repeated pressing of the brake pedal” and can cause “bouncing” in the lamp relay, which can ultimately lead to its breakdown.
While always-on brake lights can be a safety concern, more serious consequences could include interference with the brake shift lock and the possibility of “limited engine power (brake release), the ability to get the car out of a parking space without applying the brake” and / or the engine starting without pressing on the brake pedal, ”Nissan said.
The 2013 and 2014 Nissan Pathfinder were previously withdrawn due to the same issue in 2016.
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