Approximately 394,000 model-year 2015-18 Nissan Murano SUVs; model-year 2016-18 Nissan Maxima sedans: and model-year 2017-19 Nissan Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60 SUVs are being recalled because a faulty pump in the antilock braking system (ABS) could leak brake fluid and cause a fire. When a leak occurs, Nissan says the ABS warning lamp will illuminate on the dashboard for more than 10 seconds after the engine has been started. If this happens, the automaker advises that the driver park the vehicle outside and contact Nissan Roadside Assistance (800-647-7261, press option 1) to have the vehicle towed to a Nissan Service department for repair.
Some of these vehicles were already recalled in September 2018. Even if a recalled vehicle was already inspected by a dealer and deemed to be safe then, it should be brought back to the dealer for a repair.
Nissan will begin notifying owners of affected vehicles in early December. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available, currently expected to be in the summer of 2020. Owners can call Nissan at 800-867-7669, Infiniti at 800-662-6200 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will replace the antilock brake system actuator.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.