Nissan is recalling over 450,000 vehicles worldwide because of fire risk. A brake fluid leak could cause them to catch fire.
The company explained that an antilock brake actuator pump can leak fluid onto a circuit board, causing electrical shorts and urged cars’ owners to do right now a technical verification. If the antilock brake dashboard warning light stays on, vehicles should be parked outside and owners should contact Nissan or Infiniti roadside assistance to have them towed to a dealer for repairs. Documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration didn’t say if there had been any fires or injuries in vehicles covered by this recall.
The affected cars are the Nissan Murano SUV from 2015 through 2018, and Maxima sedans from 2016 through 2018. Also included are Infiniti QX60 and Nissan Pathfinder SUVs from 2017 through 2019. Dealers will replace the pumps on all of the vehicles. Owners of Nissan cars can easy verify using a webform at the company website, basd on cars’ identification, if they are subject to recall. “Nissan Group is committed to the safety, security and satisfaction of our customers and their passengers,” a statement said.