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Nissan recalls nearly 80,000 SUVs for brake light problem

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    The Nissan logo on the grill of a 2013 Nissan Pathfinder on display at the 2013 Pittsburgh Auto Show in Pittsburgh in Feb. 2013. Nissan is recalling nearly 80,000 Pathfinder SUVs in the U.S. because the brake lights can stay on even when the driver isnt stopping. The recall covers Pathfinders from 2013 and 2014.

DETROIT » Nissan is recalling nearly 80,000 Pathfinder SUVs in the U.S. because the brake lights can stay on even when the driver isn’t stopping.

The recall covers Pathfinders from 2013 and 2014. The company traced the problem to a brake light switch that was installed incorrectly.

Nissan says if the brake lights stay on, other drivers won’t notice when the Pathfinders are braking, and that could cause crashes.

The company also says the switch might cause the brake-shift interlock to fail. That could allow drivers to leave the SUVs when the transmission isn’t in park, increasing the risk of a rollaway accident.

No crashes or injuries have been reported.

Dealers will inspect switches and replace them if necessary at no cost to owners. The recall is expected to start July 25.

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