— A 2019 Nissan Altima recall of 5,744 cars will allegedly fix problems that can cause the cars to unintentionally roll away.
Nissan says the problem can also cause the brake lights to stay illuminated even though drivers aren't touching the brake pedals.
The new cars were manufactured with the brake switch brackets in the wrong locations, allowing the brake switches to remain on.
The rollaway risk arises because the gear shift lever can be moved out of the PARK position without a driver pressing the brake pedal.
Nissan discovered the problem in February 2019 during a routine check of a 2019 Altima at a Tennessee plant. The automaker and the supplier opened investigations and determined the brake light switch didn't make contact with the brake switch contact plate.
The supplier found the bracket was out of position from a welding robot that wasn't properly maintained.
Nissan says a driver will have no advance warning of the problem, something a dealer will repair by replacing the brake pedal.
The 2019 Nissan Altima recall is expected to begin in May 2019.
Customers with concerns may call the automaker at 800-867-7669.