A busted relay in the Pathfinder's brake light switch can cause the brake lights to stay on after the driver releases the pedal. Seems like a quick way to make a lot of enemies on the road. Good news is that it's being recalled. The not-so-good news is the recall won't begin until March 1st.
Quick notes about this recall ∞
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- The recall covers just the 2013-2015 Pathfinder. Nissan insists there aren't any other vehicles with these switches.
- It's not deja vü if this all feels familiar. Nissan issued a similar recall in 2016
- Wondering how that repair went? Well, let's just say all the 2013-2015 Pathfinders involved in this recall were also involved in the 2016 campaign. So I'm going to go with ... not great.
- A busted brake light switch can do more than just make your brake lights wonky. It can also trigger the vehicle's brake override feature which results in limited engine power.