Nissan and Infiniti are recalling over 360,000 vehicles due to a fire risk. Specifically, the recall is to replace a faulty pump in the antilock braking system that could leak brake fluid and cause a fire. This newly expanded Nissan and Infiniti recall issue now includes newer vehicles that were previously deemed safe.

The Nissan and Infiniti recall includes:

  • 2015-2018 Nissan Murano SUVs
  • 2016-2018 Nissan Maxima sedans
  • 2017-2019 Nissan Pathfinders
  • 2017-2019 Infiniti QX60s

According Nissan (by way of Consumer Reports), when a leak occurs, the ABS warning lamp will illuminate on the dashboard for more than 10 seconds after the engine has been started. If this happens, Nissan/Infiniti advises that drivers park the vehicle outside and contact Nissan Roadside assistance for towing to a service department for repair.

Although some of these vehicles were already recalled in September 2018 and inspected and deemed safe by a dealer at that time, they still need to be brought back to the dealer for repair. Owners of the affected vehicles should be notified by early December 2019 and then should receive another notice in the summer when additional replacement parts are expected to be available for no-cost repairs at a dealership.

While owners and lessees of recalled vehicles should receive notification of a recall from the manufacturer of their vehicle, they often do not receive recall notices for reasons such as their address has changed since they acquired the vehicle. So, to make sure that the vehicle that you are driving stays safe, it is important for you to regularly check your car’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) website to see if there are any outstanding recalls on the vehicle. Here is the link: https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls.  The VIN is located in the lower left of your car’s windshield, on your car’s registration card, and possibly on your insurance card.

To read more about this, view the report on Consumer Reports.

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