Nissan recalls almost 400,00 vehicles due to braking system defect

2017 Nissan Pathfinder

Nissan Motor has stated it is recalling 394,025 cars in the United States due to a braking system defect, causing issues related to a brake fluid leak that could possibly result in a fire.

The leak into internal circuit boards will issue a warning to car drivers, which if ignored may result in a fire in “rare instances,” Nissan stated in a filing dated November 8 with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The recall number is 18V-601.

“… if the warning is ignored and the vehicle continues to be operated in this condition, the brake fluid leak may possibly create an electrical short in the actuator circuit, which in rare instances, may lead to a fire,” the Japanese automaker stated.

The recall, which was reported on Friday by the American media, consists of Maxima sedans from 2016 – 2018, Infiniti QX60 luxury crossovers from 2017 – 2019, Murano SUVs from 2015 – 2018 and Pathfinder SUVs from 2017 – 2019, the filing revealed.

The document does not make mention if the brake system defect really caused any fires or injuries.

The company also stated that it was working to repair the issue and that owners of the affected cars will be informed starting early December.

“Once the remedy is available, owners will get a final notification letter asking them to bring their vehicle to an official Nissan dealer or INFINITI retailer to have the remedy work completed at no cost for parts or labor,” it informed NPR in an emailed statement.

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