Nissan is recalling more than 267,000 model-year 2013-15 Pathfinder SUVs due to a problem with the brake light switch relay that can cause the lights to become stuck in the “on” position. Additionally, the problem could allow the driver to shift out of park or start the engine without a foot on the brake pedal and could limit engine power,  increasing the risk of a crash.

Nissan will begin notifying owners on March 1. Owners can call the automaker at 800-867-7669 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

To fix the problem, dealers will inspect the brake light switch and reposition it, if necessary, and replace the brake light relay with a new one.

Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.

Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.