March 25, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V235000
If the brake switch remains in the ON position, the brake lights will remain illuminated when the brakes are not being pressed, which may confuse other drivers. Additionally, the transmission shift lever may be moved out of the Park position without the brake pedal being pressed, allowing the vehicle to roll unexpectedly. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V235
Manufacturer Nissan North America, Inc.
Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected 5,744
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and install a new brake pedal as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2019. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-867-7669.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
Brake Pedal Assembly Inspection
Voluntary Safety Recall Campaign
Date: March 28, 2019
Attention: Dealer Principal, Sales, Service & Parts Managers
IMPORTANT: It is a violation of Federal law for retailers to sell or deliver vehicles in their inventory covered by this notification until the campaign action is performed.
|Affected Models/Years:||Affected Population:||Dealer Inventory:||SERVICE COMM
|Stop Sale In Effect|
|2019 Altima (L34)||5,744||2,991||March 28, 2019||
***** Campaign Summary *****
Nissan is committed to the safety and security of our customers and their passengers. Nissan has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Transport Canada that it is recalling certain MY2019 Nissan Altima vehicles to inspect and, if necessary, replace the brake pedal assembly.
Due to a supplier assembly issue that has since been corrected, the stop lamp switch bracket on some of the affected vehicles may have been manufactured out of specification. As a result, the stop lamps may remain illuminated when the service brake is not being applied. This condition could also negate the brake-shift interlock function and allow the vehicle to start and shift out of park without first depressing the brake pedal.
***** What Dealers Should Do****
- Verify if vehicles are affected by this Voluntary Safety Recall Campaign using the following
Service Comm I.D.: PC691
- New vehicles in dealer inventory can be also be identified using DBS (Sales-> Vehicle Inventory, and filter by Open Campaign).
- Refer to NPSB 15-460 for additional information
- Dealers should not sell, lease, trade, rent or loan any vehicles in dealer inventory or within their control (service loan vehicle, Nissan rental car, etc.) affected by this recall campaign until after the vehicle has been repaired.
- Dealers will retrieve the lot number from the brake pedal assembly and enter it into ASIST for any affected vehicles. ASIST will query the lot number entered against a table of affected lot numbers and instruct the dealer to replace the brake pedal assembly or release the vehicle.
- If no repair is needed, dealers may submit the inspection claim, and release the vehicle with no further action.
- If repair is needed, dealers will need to order parts using an SVC order in DBS.
- Once the vehicle has been repaired, submit the claim using the claims coding provided in the repair procedure, and release the vehicle.
- ASIST will enable the dealers to print the results of the lot number lookup. Dealers are advised to print the results and maintain a copy with their repair orders.
NOTE: If part replacement is required, do not submit the claim until parts have been received and the vehicle has been remedied.
***** Release Schedule *****
NOTE: Parts requested are VIN and repair order specific. It is important for dealers to return parts applicable to the VIN and repair order identified.
|Nissan will begin sending notifications to owners of all potentially affected vehicles in April 2019 via U.S. Mail.|
***** Dealer Responsibility *****
It is the dealer’s responsibility to check Service Comm or DBS National Service History using the appropriate Campaign I.D. for the campaign status on each vehicle falling within the range of this voluntary safety recall campaign, which for any reason enters the service department. This includes vehicles purchased from private parties or presented by transient (tourist) owners and vehicles in dealer inventory. If a VIN subject to this recall campaign was part of a dealer trade, the letter associated with that VIN should be forwarded to the appropriate dealer for service completion.
NISSAN NORTH AMERICA, INC.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
|Q.||Is this a safety recall?|
|Q.||What is the reason for the safety recall?|
|A.||Due to a supplier assembly issue that has since been corrected, the stop lamp switch bracket on some of the affected vehicles may have been manufactured out of specification. As a result, the stop lamps may remain illuminated when the service brake is not being applied. This condition could also negate the brake-shift interlock function and allow the vehicle to start and shift out of park without first depressing the brake pedal.
|Q.||Is this a Stop Sale?|
|Q.||What will be the corrective action for this voluntary safety recall campaign?|
|A.||Dealers will inspect the lot code of the brake pedal assembly, and, if necessary, replace it.
|Q.||How long will the corrective action take?|
|A.||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 and parts availability should brake pedal assembly replacement be necessary.
|Q.||When will vehicle owners be notified?|
|A.||Nissan will begin sending notifications to owners of all potentially affected vehicles in April 2019 via U.S. Mail.
|Q.||Is my vehicle safe to drive?|
|A.||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 inspected, and, if necessary, repaired as soon as possible.
|Q.||Is there anything owners can do to mitigate this condition?|
|Q.||Are parts readily available?|
|A.||Yes. However, not all potentially affected vehicles require parts. Dealers are asked to perform an inspection to identify if parts are needed.
|Q.||Will a rental vehicle be provided while the dealer is awaiting parts for this recall?|
|A.||Rental is covered by the campaign while parts are on order:
|Q.||Is there any charge for the inspection, and if necessary, repair?|
|A.||No. The remedy will be performed for the customer free of charge for parts and labor.
|Q.||Will I have to take my vehicle back to the selling dealer to have the service performed?
|A.||No, any authorized Nissan dealer is able to perform the recall campaign.
For Consumer Affairs: Please inform us of the dealer where you would like to have the corrective action completed.
|Q.||I have lost confidence in the vehicle. Will Nissan replace or repurchase the vehicle?|
|A.||The remedy will fully correct this condition. As the condition will be corrected, there is no basis for repurchasing or replacing your vehicle.
|Q.||What model year vehicles are involved?|
|A.||Certain MY2019 Nissan Altima (L34) vehicles are potentially affected. Affected vehicles will be visible in Service Comm or DBS National Service History beginning March 28, 2019.
|Q.||Are you experiencing this condition on any other Nissan (or INFINITI) models?|
|March 28, 2019||Original Document||New campaign announcement|
1 Affected Product
6 Associated Documents
Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc) – PC691 – Automatic Parts Shipment
Defect Notice 573 Report
DEFECT INFORMATION REPORT March 25, 2019
Remedy Instructions and TSB
- Provides an extra margin of safety in extreme braking conditions
- Mix of polyglycol ethers ensures hot brake-system operation will not create dangerous vapor
- Excellent for ABS, disc and drum brake systems
- Delivers braking power when needed by avoiding a spongy pedal
- Both wet and dry boiling points exceed the minimum government standards
- For hydraulic actuated brake and clutch systems
- Non-silicone synthetic fluid
- Extreme thermal resistance and stability
- Very high boiling point (312 degree centigrade / 594 degree Fahrenheit)
- Better aerodynamic performance
- Specifically engineered for use in bicycle hydraulic disc brakes
- Prevents foaming and overheating
- A high-Performance DOT 5.1 Brake Fluid Oil for Bicycle Brake Systems, Features a super low viscosity to yield superior lever response, pad retraction
- Specifically engineered for use in bicycle hydraulic disc brake systems
- Provides maximum fluid life and braking performance, even at low temperatures and are compatible with all brake systems currently sold
- The exact Original Equipment Manufacturer fluid that your vehicle came with; developed for brake and hydraulic clutch systems to reduce vapor lock by providing a higher boiling point
- Superior metal component protection
- Helps prevent corrosion and leakage
- For use in the master brake cylinder
- Meets/exceeds DOT 3 performance specifications
- High compatibility. Use with or direct replacement for DOT 3, DOT 4, and DOT 5.1
- Extended Service Interval (ESI): Lasts 100% longer than DOT 3, 50% longer than DOT 4, and 10% longer than DOT 5.1
- Exceeds all DOT 3, DOT 4, and DOT 5.1 standards
- Wet boiling point ~ 365 DegreeF/Viscosity at -40 DegreeC ~ 670mm2/s
- Standard brake fluid has a recommended change interval of 2 years. The recommended change interval for Bosch ESI6 is 3 years.
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