Nissan has announced a recall of approximately 5,700 Altima sedans due to brake pedal issues. The brake switch bracket may be in the incorrect location causing the brake switch to remain on, illuminating the brake lights when the brakes are not being pressed, which could confuse other drivers. Also, the transmission shift lever may be moved out of the Park position without the brake pedal being pressed, allowing the vehicle to roll unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash or injury.
Nissan will begin notifying owners by the end of May. 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 and install a new brake pedal if necessary.
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.