Affecting vehicles built in May 2013, the Nissan Pathfinder recall is being overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and affects only a small number of Nissan Pathfinders sold in Australia.
The ACCC recall notice advising that due to potentially incorrect installation of some of the stop lamp switches at the point of assembly, the stop lamp switch on some of the affected vehicles may malfunction over time.
This could cause the stop lamps to remain illuminated when the brakes are not being applied. This condition could also negate the brake-shift interlock function.
Movement of the gear selector out of ‘Park’ position, or starting of the engine, without depressing the brake pedal could pose an accident hazard.
Affected owners will be advised to contact their Nissan Dealer to arrange for adjustment of the stop lamp switch and replacement of the stop lamp relay.
The rectification will be at no cost to owners.