Brake light switch

Hi, I got a 1999 Dodge Intrepid with 2.7L engine. My problem has to do with the brake light switch on the steering column under the dashboad. In the last year I have had to replace this switch 5 times! What is going on? Has there been a recall for this problem? What am I overlooking here? Is there a bigger problem I am missing? I replace the switch and the problem is fixed, but then in a few months it stops working again. Please point me in the right direction. Thanks, Rick.