Nissan Pathfinders on Recall Again for Brake Light Defect
The Nissan Pathfinder is a sports utility vehicle (SUV) manufactured by Nissan since 1986 and has changed its class from being a compact SUV to amid-size crossover SUV.
Advertised as the Nissan Terrano outside North America, but by 2004, the R51 series was internationally known as the Pathfinder.
How It All Started
On January 14, 2015, the Pathfinder’s under-torqued fasteners might have caused the brake caliper to separate from the wheel assembly, which may lessen the steering wheel’s brake performance or control. It may also increase the risk of a crash.
October 20 of the same year, the OCS should detect an adult on the passenger seat, or else it would deactivate. This will increase the chance of injury to the passenger.
Again, the passenger airbag was an issue on April 26, 2016, because of an Occupant Classification (OCS) error. If the airbag on the passenger side does not deploy in the event of a crash, the passenger will be likely injured.
This 2021, a problem in the brake switch, is the current reason for the recall of over 354,000 Nissan Pathfinders.
The brake lights stay on, which the drivers may misinterpret as just an occasional brake when the car is actually trying to slow down.
The driver cannot speed up normally when the brake override activates by itself, increasing the risk of an accident.
This is not the first time it has happened, as the 2013 and 2014 models were also recalled in 2016, and 80,000 Nissan Pathfinders were affected.
What Else To Know About the Recall
Nissan is not facing any legal action yet about the faulty brake lights.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the reason for the recall was that a stop lamp relay gets stuck in the on position, limiting the engine power.
It may also cause the vehicle to roll away unexpectedly. It was also interfering with the brakes, the cars shifting out of park without the driver stepping on the brake pedal.
If you want to check if your vehicle is affected, the NHTSA suggests using this link to check using your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
Nissan Motor Company, Ltd or Nissan, is a Japanese car manufacturer, and its headquarters are in Nishi-Ku, Yokohama, Japan.
It was founded on December 26, 1933. By April 2018, Nissan was the world’s biggest electric vehicle manufacturer.
Editor’s Note on Nissan Pathfinder Recall:
This article is about the most recent recall by Nissan for its affected Pathfinder model.
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