Nissan Recalls More Than 215,000 Sedans And SUVs Over Brake Fluid-Related Fire Risk

Nissan has issued a recall for more than 215,000 of its vehicles in the United States due to a possible fire risk.

The Japanese car manufacturer states that an anti-lock brake pump seal could break. If this were to happen, brake fluid could easily leak onto the electronic circuit board, triggering a malfunction. If drivers ignore the ABS warning light, it is possible that the brake fluid spillage will lead to an electrical short circuit and potentially start a fire.

Models affected include the 2015-2017 Nissan Murano, 2016-2017 Nissan Maxima, 2017-2018 Nissan Pathfinder, and 2017 Infiniti QX60. Overall, there are exactly 215,124 vehicles potentially affected by this issue.

Nissan believes that approximately 56 per cent of the vehicles it is recalling have the faulty ABS pump seal. The company has warned owners to not drive their vehicles if the ABS light stays on for more than 10 seconds after startup.

Owners of the affected vehicles will soon be notified by Nissan about the issue and inspections of the faulty pump seal will start next month. The recall is expected to commence on October 15 and all necessary repairs will be carried out free of charge.

Nissan has been investigating issues with its ABS warning lights since February and committed to this recall at the end of August.

more photos...
  • Vassilis

    Sounds like a fun thing to happen…

Lincoln Tweet Hints At Return Of Suicide Rear Doors For Upcoming Model

The cryptic tweet follows a report suggesting the Continental could get suicide rear doors in the future.

Tesla Could Reveal Pickup Truck Prototype Next Year

Tesla’s all-electric pickup could premiere next year before a launch next decade.

Police Take Down 14 Y.O. Suspected Car Thief As His Mazda Flips Over During Chase

The thief actually took off on foot following the crash and was apprehended soon after.

2019 Roush F-150 Kit Will Cost You $13,450

Buyers can get the Roush F-150 kit regardless of the engine variant on their Ford trucks.

2019 Harrier Based On Land Rover Discovery Is The First Tata You Might Actually Want To Buy

Modern design combined with a Land Rover platform and Fiat diesel engine in one coherent package.

Renault’s Board Keeps Carlos Ghosn As CEO And Chairman

The French company’s board of directors decided to keep Ghosn until they further review the information provided by Nissan.

New 2020 VW Atlas Cross Sport – Here’s The Production Version

The production VW Atlas Cross Sport has lost some of the concept’s shine.

2020 Porsche 911 Cabriolet Drops Camo, Wears “Envy Green” Paint

The drop-top 992 should debut next year as a 2020 model, possibly in time for the summer season.

Ford Is Developing A Sub-Ranger Pickup Truck

The new Ford Ranger will use the same underpinnings as the Focus.

First 2020 Toyota Supra Will Be Auctioned Off On January 19

The sports car, which will carry VIN number 20201, will go to the highest bidder at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, on January 19.