215,000 Nissan and Infiniti Vehicles Recalled Over Antilock Brake Fire Potential
Nissan is recalling approximately 215,000 model-year 2015-2017 Murano SUVs, 2016-2017 Maxima sedans, 2017-2018 Pathfinder SUVs, and 2017 Infiniti QX60 SUVs.
According to a report filed with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, the recall stems from a faulty anti-lock brake system pump seal that may leak brake fluid onto a circuit board, causing an electrical short and potentially a fire.
Nissan estimates that approximately 56% of the recalled models have the faulty pump. The company is advising owners who see their ABS light stay on for more than 10 seconds after they start the vehicle not to drive it and to park it outside, away from other vehicles or structures.
Nissan Dealers will inspect the serial number on the ABS actuator, and replace it as necessary at no cost to owners.
If you believe your vehicle has an open recall, you may check NHTSA’s website. When directed, plug in your vehicle’s 17-digit vehicle identification number into the NHTSA website. If your number does not appear, your vehicle does not have any open recalls.
If you or a family member has been involved in a serious Texas car accident and you suspect an auto defect or simply do not know the cause, please contact us today at The Callahan Law Firm in Houston, TX.