Brake Light Fault Brings Sentra Recall

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FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Nissan North America, Inc., has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) it will be recalling some 807,376 model-year 2016-2019 Nissan Sentra sedans due to a potential brake light fault.

According to NHTSA documents, the light can become contaminated with grease from adjacent systems, which could lead to oxidation within the brake-light switch resulting in the fault.

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NHTSA Part 573 Safety Recall Report 21V-135 outlined the potential safety issue: “Rear stop lamps not illuminating could potentially increase the risk of a rear end crash.”

This recall is limited to Sentra models and is not related to any other Nissan-vehicle recalls.

To remedy the issue, owners of all potentially affected vehicles will be notified to take their vehicle to a Nissan dealer where the dealer will replace the stop lamp switch and install a switch protective grommet.

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Dealers were scheduled to be notified this week, while owners are scheduled to be notified as to the recall beginning April 7th.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.