Nissan Recalling 134,000 Cars in U.S., Canada, Due to Brakes That Could Catch Fire

by SpeedLux
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Nissan is recalling around 134,000 late-model cars, primarily in the United States and Canada, due to a fluid leak in the braking system might result in a fire, the company and U.S. regulators stated on Friday.

No one has been hurt, numerous incidents were reported to Nissan of “thermal damage” to vehicles that could include some fires, a Nissan spokesperson said.

Models include specific 2016-2017 Maxima sedans, 2015-2017 Murano SUVs, and 2015-2016 Murano Hybrid SUVs.

Drivers are recommended that if they notice the anti-lock brake system (ABS) warning light on the dashboard lit up, they must stop driving the vehicle instantly, park it outside, and call Nissan and a tow truck will be summoned to bring the car to a dealer for evaluation, a Nissan spokesman stated.

“A brake fluid leakage onto the motherboard will lead to an electrical short, increasing the danger of a fire,” said a report published on Friday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Nissan informed NHTSA that the problem of possibly faulty seals comes from a third-tier provider.

Around 120,000 of the vehicles to be recalled are signed up in the United States, about 11,000 in Canada and the others in a handful of worldwide markets, Nissan said.

Nissan will change parts of the braking system if upon assessment the parts are found to be malfunctioning, the company stated.

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