Nissan is recalling approximately 807,000 model-year 2016-19 Sentra sedans due to brake light issues. The brake light switch may become contaminated, preventing the circuit from closing and the brake lights from illuminating, increasing the risk of a crash.

The parts for the repair are not currently available. Nissan began issuing interim notices on April 7, informing owners of the safety risk. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy parts become available, expected in the fall. Owners can call Nissan at 800-867-7669 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

To resolve the issue, dealers will replace the brake light switch and install a protective grommet.

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.