Risk of Fire Prompts Nissan to Recall Certain Maxima, Murano Vehicles

brake fluid may leak into abs pump and ignite

Risk of Fire Prompts Nissan to Recall Certain Maxima, Murano Vehicles
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September 9, 2016

Nissan North America is recalling over 120,000 model year 2016-2017 Nissan Maxima, 2015-2017 Murano, and 2015-2016 Murano Hybrid vehicles. The affected vehicles have Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) actuator pumps that may allow brake fluid to leak onto an internal electrical circuit board.

A brake fluid leak onto the circuit board will result in an electrical short, increasing the risk of a fire.

When brake fluid has leaked onto the circuit board, the ABS warning lamp may remain illuminated for more than 10 seconds after engine start up. If this occurs, owners are advised to park the vehicle outdoors away from other vehicles or structures and to not drive the vehicle.

The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule.

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ABS Actuator, replacing it as necessary, free of charge.

For further information regarding this recall, consumers may contact Nissan customer service at (800) 647-7261.