Brakelight issues are, comparatively speaking, pretty commonplace in the automotive recall world, and Nissan is the latest automaker to issue a recall for just such a problem. Some 807,000 Sentra sedans are affected.
The brakelight switch on the affected cars, all of which are from the 2016-19 model years, may become contaminated, preventing the circuit from closing and the brakelights from illuminating. That, obviously, increases the risk of a crash.
Dealers will replace the brakelight switch and install a protective grommet for free. However, parts for the repair aren’t currently available and aren’t expected to be until fall, so Nissan is issuing interim notices informing owners of the safety risk beginning April 7; owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available.
If you have further questions, you can call Nissan at 800-867-7669, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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