Nissan North America is recalling 79,853 model year 2013-2014 Pathfinders manufactured June 20, 2012, to June. 13, 2013.
The brake light switch may have been installed incorrectly causing the relay to remain in the "ON" position and the brake lights to remain illuminated even when the brakes are not applied. Additionally, the brake light switch may interfere with the brake-shift interlock, allowing the driver to exit the vehicle without the transmission in the "PARK" position.
If the brake lights remain illuminated, other drivers may fail to stop when the vehicle actually brakes, increasing the risk of a crash. If the driver exits the vehicle without the transmission in the "PARK" position, the vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of injury.
What to do
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake light switch and, as necessary, replace the relay, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 25, 2016.
Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.