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.

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