Nissan Reissues Recall for Vehicles With Leaking ABS Actuator Pumps

The vehicles were previously recalled for the same condition

Nissan Reissues Recall for Vehicles With Leaking ABS Actuator Pumps
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September 25, 2018

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2015-2017 Nissan Murano, 2016-2017 Nissan Maxima, 2017-2018 Nissan Pathfinder, and 2017 Infiniti QX60 vehicles. The Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) actuator pumps on about 215,124 vehicles may allow brake fluid to leak onto an internal circuit board, increasing the risk of a fire.

What's the problem?

This recall involves the population of vehicles previously recalled under recall 16V-636 following the report of a brake fluid leak on a vehicle previously repaired. The ABS actuator pump seal may leak brake fluid onto the control electronic circuit board. The hardness of the seal coupled with lack of lubrication around the seal had an unforeseen affect on seal durability.

If this leak occurs, the ABS warning lamp will remain illuminated for more than 10 seconds after engine start up. If the vehicle continues to be operated in this condition, the brake fluid leak may create an electrical short in the actuator circuit, which in rare cases could potentially lead to a thermal incident.

If the ABS warning lamp is continually illuminated, drivers should park the vehicle outside and contacting Nissan or Infiniti to have the vehicle towed to a dealership. The vehicle should not be driven in this condition.

What happens next?

Nissan will notify owners and dealers will inspect the serial number on the ABS actuator, replacing it as necessary free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin October 15, 2018. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at (800) 867-7669.