2013-2015 Pathfinder Stop Lamp Switch/Relay
Is this a safety recall?


What is the reason for the recall campaign?

Due to the location of the stop lamp switch on the brake pedal, a chattering condition may occur in the stop lamp relay.  Under certain driving conditions, such as frequent stop-and go driving with repeated brake pedal input, the chattering can degrade the relay contact service life.

What is the possible risk associated with not completing this safety recall?

Over time, this may lead to the stop lamp relay sticking in the ‘ON’ position.  As a result, customers may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • lack of power
  • continuous stop lamp illumination
  • ability to shift the vehicle out of park without depressing the brake pedal
  • engine starting without depressing the brake pedal

These symptoms could potentially increase the risk of a crash or rollaway

What will be the corrective action for this Recall Campaign?

Dealers will inspect the stop lamp switch position and set the gap to required specification.

For early model year 2013 affected vehicles (prior to November 9, 2012), dealers will inspect the stop lamp switch position, set gap to required specification, and replace the stop lamp relay with a new one.

For late model year 2013 to 2015 vehicles (produced after November 9, 2012, dealers will swap the stop lamp switch on the brake pedal with the Automatic Speed Control Device (ASCD) switch location on the brake pedal and then replace the stop lamp relay with a new one.

How long will the corrective action take?

This free service should take up to one (1) hour to complete but your Nissan dealer may require your vehicle for a longer period of time based upon their work schedule or if the vehicle repair is sublet to an alternate repair facility.

When will vehicle owners be notified?

Nissan will begin sending notifications to owners of all potentially affected vehicles in March 2021 via U.S. Mail.

Is my vehicle safe to drive?

If your vehicle is subject to this campaign, you will receive an Owner Notification letter from Nissan, which will provide instructions on how to remedy your vehicle.  Affected owners are encouraged to have their vehicles remedied as soon as possible upon notification.

Is there anything vehicle owners can do to mitigate this condition?


Will a rental vehicle be provided while the dealer is servicing the vehicle?

Please consult your dealer for alternate transportation availability while your vehicle is being serviced.

Is there any charge for inspection and/or repair?

No, the remedy will be performed for the customer free of charge for parts and labor.

Will I have to take my vehicle back to the selling dealer to have the service performed?

No, any authorized Nissan dealer is able to perform the recall campaign.

For help finding a dealer, please feel free to use our Dealer Locator.

I have lost confidence in the vehicle. Will Nissan/INFINITI replace or repurchase the vehicle?

The remedy will fully correct this condition.  As the condition will be corrected, there is no basis for repurchasing or replacing your vehicle.

What model year vehicles are involved?

Certain model year 2013-2015 Nissan Pathfinder (R52) vehicles manufactured in the Smyrna, TN plant between June 20, 2012 and January 27, 2016 are affected.

If you previously had to replace your stop lamp relay on your model year 2013-2015 Pathfinder and Nissan did not cover the cost of the repair, please submit your reimbursement form via email or fax (found on the form) by downloading and completing the following form including submission of the documents listed below:

  • Repair order(s)
  • Proof of payment [may be on repair order (s)
  • Proof of vehicle ownership if repair is over $1,000

Nissan Consumer Affairs
PO Box 685003
Franklin, TN 37068-5003


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