Franklin, TN – March 18, 2021 – Nissan (NASDAQ:NSANY) has recalled 807,376 Nissan Sentra vehicles, due to a brake light switch issue that may prevent the brake lights from illuminating, increasing the risk of a crash. The components in question are stop light switch and grommet, with part numbers 25320 AX10A and 24268 6KE0A, respectively.
The recall includes the following compact cars:
- 2016 Nissan Sentra
- 2017 Nissan Sentra
- Nissan Sentra 2018
- 2019 Nissan Sentra
Brake light, or stop light switches are what transmits power to the brake lights, warning other drivers that you are slowing down. Due to an unknown issue, the switches in the recalled vehicles may become contaminated by the grease that is used in the “surrounding components.” This may lead to the brake lights not turning on when the brake is pressed, increasing the risk of a rear-end collision.
Additionally, as a result of the brake light contamination, the car may not start.
A collision may result in injuries or a loss of life for everyone involved.
Other Nissan Sentra recalls
Older model years of Nissan Sentra are subject to a December recall due to the Takata airbag inflators. As reported, the inflators are prone to exploding when the airbag is deployed and hurling shrapnel at the occupants. This may lead to the people inside the car getting killed or injured.
To fix the issue, dealers will replace the brake light switch and install a protective grommet – or a ring – over the edges of the switch to prevent future problems. The repair is free of charge and owners will notified beginning on April 7.
Additional repair parts should be available in the fall. Nissan will contact the owners again to let them know when the parts are available.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
Over 807,000 vehicles are included in this Nissan recall. To do a Nissan recall check, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.