Nissan North America, Inc. is recalling an estimated 5,744 2019 Nissan Altima midsize sedans because the brake switch bracket may be in the incorrect location, which may cause the brake switch to remain on.
With this scenario, the brake lights will remain illuminated when the brakes are not being pressed, which may confuse other motorists. In addition, the situation can mean the transmission shift lever may be moved out of the "park" position without the brake pedal being pressed, allowing the vehicle to roll unexpectedly. Both of these situations can increase the likelihood of a collision.
To fix the problem, Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and install a new brake pedal as needed, at no cost to owners.
The recall begins this month. Owners can reach Nissan customer service at (800) 867-7669.