Certain Nissan Maxima and Murano Vehicles with Illuminated Brake Warning Lights at Risk of Vehicle Fires

Nissan is recalling over 120,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. because a brake fluid leak onto a circuit board could ignite and cause vehicle fires. Nissan is warning vehicle owners who see their vehicle’s brake warning light activated to park outside and away from structures, and to not drive their vehicles until the vehicle is repaired.

VIDEO: Car fire inside Nissan service center garage on Dundee Road Arlington Heights early Friday was not yet confirmed to be part of a recall reported September 2, 2016 by Nissan North America, Inc.

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling …

certain model year 2016-2017 Nissan Maxima vehicles manufactured February 10, 2015, to August 19, 2016 and equipped with Intelligent Cruise Control,

2015-2017 Murano vehicles manufactured August 22, 2014, to August 19, 2016 and equipped with Intelligent Cruise Control,

and 2015-2016 Murano Hybrid vehicles manufactured August 22, 2014, to July 19, 2016.

Nissan says the in documents posted September 2, 2016 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that affected vehicles have Anti-Lock Brake (ABS) actuator pumps that may allow brake fluid to leak onto an internal electrical circuit board.

The leak can cause an electrical short, which could ignite and cause a vehicle fire. If the brake fluid of an affected vehicle leaks, the antilock brake warning light may illuminate for more than 10 seconds after the vehicle is started. Owners who see that warning are being alerted to park outside and away from structures and not drive their vehicles until they are repaired.

Nissan North America, Inc. says it discovered the problem after receiving a report of a fire in a 2016 Maxima on June 7, 2016. The Nissan investigated and discovered reports of several more fires, and recalled the affected vehicles on August 24, 2016.

The company says it will notify owners within 60 days. Dealers will inspect the serial number on the brake actuator pump and the ABS Actuator, and replace it for free if it has defective seals. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261.

Safecar.gov

Nissan Vehicle Fire Recall Search Results …

Report Receipt Date: SEP 02, 2016
NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V636000
Component(s): SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected: 120,329




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